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2013 goals

Tuesday, January 01, 2013


- Get to 65kg then maintain
- Reduce my body fat %


- Do a pull up. Iím nearly there!
- Run a 5k without stopping Ė signed up for one on the 26th of May
- Complete the 100 push up challenge
- Continue to attend boxing and boot camp classes, as well as strength training 2-3 times a week


- Have a ball on my trip next week
- Finish my second year of teaching and get my teachers registration
- Do more traveling, hopefully to the US again
- Decide if I want to move to the UK in 2014 (I was pretty sure about this, but now there is a man, and he is cute and sweet and amazing... I'll fill you all in if we decided to give things a go)


- Have all credit cards paid off
- Be financially able to move halfway around the world just in case I decide I want to.

2013 started off so well, I think it can only get better from here!

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LYNSEY723 1/2/2013 2:34PM

    Love your goals! Don't pass up on the opportunity to move if you get one! I always wanted to but never could financially. Now that I'm settled down and married we can't do that until we retire!

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SEESKO 1/2/2013 10:24AM

    I like how you made goals for all areas of your life. I wish you much success in reaching them.

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CARLA-216 1/2/2013 9:33AM

    Very nice goals! I look forward to watching you achieve them as the year rolls along!

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AMSPARKER 1/2/2013 1:48AM

    great goals....let me know if you ever want to visit the UK, i'll be here for at least another year or so!

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APED7969 1/1/2013 6:04PM

    Great goals! Good luck exceeding all of them :-)

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LIVEDAILY 1/1/2013 5:56PM

    Wonderful goals! I can't believe your trip is next week!! Do you fly directly to the west coast? I know you are SO excited!!

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PAMATX 1/1/2013 5:03PM

    Super goals! And a cute, sweet, amazing man. You slam one door and an amazing one opens. Love it!

Happiest 2013 to you!

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AJB121299 1/1/2013 4:42PM

    Good luck and happy 2013

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 1/1/2013 4:41PM

    Great goals! Glad to hear about the potential man....can't wait for details!

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December Recap and January goals

Monday, December 31, 2012

December recap

Lose 1.1kg, taking me to 70kg. This is a HUGE goal to have for December, and so close to my goal weight! I will try my best to meet it!

emoticon I hit 70kg on the 22nd of the month, even with a 2 day birthday blow out the previous week! Then I hit 69kg, my goal weight, 4 days later on the 26th. I have lost 2.1kg in December, my biggest monthly loss since January! Since the 26th I have bounced around and had a little water weight gain (eating out with my friend), but I am sure it will go back to normal in a day or 2.

Track 6 days a week. Keep to the lower end of my calorie range and try to hit the middle of my protein range.

emoticon I tracked most days (not my birthday dinners). I stayed within my calorie range most days, and I have started getting more protein.

Workout 5 days a week, minimum.

emoticon I worked out for an average of 5 days a week (some weeks 4, others 6). Iím calling that a success.

My 69kg picture

January goals

Maintain my weight loss. Since I am going to be on holiday for 3 weeks I am not expecting to lose, but I would like to maintain. I am planning on making good choices with the occasional splurge on one time only foods. For example, I wonít be eating a mars bar, because I can get those in NZ. If there is an area specialty that I couldnít get anywhere else, and I would like to try it, then I will.

I wonít be tracking on holiday, since I donít know what my internet access will be like. And, if I'm honest, I don't want to be spending time tracking while I'm on my once-in-a-lifetime-very-expensive trip.

It will be business as usual until I leave on the 9th. After that I will be walking a lot, and I will be trying to do some quick ST once every 2 days (push ups, squats, lunges, planks, etc) space permitting. While exercise wonít be my main priority I will be taking every opportunity to be active. I hope to walk and bus everywhere, so I will be moving!

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LYNSEY723 1/2/2013 2:32PM

    Great goals - you can do it!!!

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CARLA-216 1/1/2013 9:46AM

    Great job on meeting your December goals. Your January goals sound quite reasonable.

You are a huge inspiration to me. I am so proud of your success!

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ADARKARA 1/1/2013 8:07AM

    I don't think you'll have too much trouble avoiding Mars bars in the states, they're very hard to find! Happy New Year!

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MARINEMAMA 1/1/2013 7:48AM


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BOB240 1/1/2013 7:18AM

    looking good bubble... have a good holiday

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LIVEDAILY 12/31/2012 11:57PM

Happy New Year!

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New years 2013 in pictures

Monday, December 31, 2012

My new years eve day was spent at the beach. We had to keep moving because the wind kept changing, but luckily the beaches were all within a few minutes drive of each other. 3 beaches, 2 swims, 1 order of fish and chips, and some sun bathing time (yes, mum, I used sun block!)

My new years night looked like this

It was a good night. Even got a kiss at midnight (probably why he looks so stunned in the photo...LOL!)

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CARLA-216 1/1/2013 9:48AM

    Sounds like lots of fun! A great way to end 2012 and start 2013!

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MARINEMAMA 1/1/2013 7:47AM

    Looks like such fun!!

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BUBBLEJ1 1/1/2013 1:22AM

    I saw your comment and just giggled, Bex.

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BARCLE 1/1/2013 12:56AM

    just HAD to go the emoticon thing!! Great pics hon emoticon

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BARCLE 1/1/2013 12:55AM


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I met my goal weight!!!! BUT.... (pics)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

This morning the scale said this

18.3kg lost! My goal was 18kg, so I had exceeded my target. It means I have lost over 20% of my original body weight!

And my face looked like this emoticon

I couldn't possibly be at my goal weight, could I? Not the day after Christmas! No... But the photo doesn't lie!

I look like this

To celebrate I got myself a charm for my bead bracelet. It is a dangly 18.

However, I am still not entirely happy with my body. Don't get me wrong, I am THRILLED that I have lost 18kg, and I look and feel so much better than I did. But I think I can lose a bit more, and I want to lose a bit more. I still have a bit of fat around my belly and thighs, so I need to lose a bit more weight to try and shift a little more of the fat. I have decided to set a new goal weight of 65kg. I won't be trying to lose while I am only my holiday (I will be thrilled to maintain!), so I am going to try and lose a little more before I go and then focus on losing the last 4kg when I get back.

A HUGE thank you to all my spark friends for your advice, support, and love during this journey. I couldn't have done it without you guys!

**Forgot to put the weight in pounds for the metrically challenged (said with affection!!). 18.3kg is 40 pounds**

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LYNSEY723 1/2/2013 2:24PM

    Awesome job!!! That is so great! Also, way to acknowledge your accomplishment while also deciding to continue on. You are doing AMAZING!!! emoticon

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CHOCOLATE_MINX 12/27/2012 1:27AM

    Well done, awesome achievement! emoticon

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LIVEDAILY 12/26/2012 7:35PM

All of the walking you will be doing on your trip will help you maintain!
Think of how much fitter you are now, 40 pounds lighter!!

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HDHAWK 12/26/2012 6:46PM

    emoticon Awesome!

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AMSPARKER 12/26/2012 12:18PM

    Great job!! You'll get where you want to be, but for right now, you are where I want to be!!

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RUNNER12COM 12/26/2012 11:20AM

    The more you continue eating healthy and being active, the more your body will continue to improve. You are totally an inspiration for your success!

See you soon here in San Diego!

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CARLA-216 12/26/2012 10:39AM

    You are my hero! Great job, Jess!

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MPETERSON2311 12/26/2012 9:14AM

    YAY! What an inspiration! Great job! You look amazing!

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ROSINVN 12/26/2012 5:51AM

    Great Christmas present Congratulations what an achievement emoticon

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LIBBYL1 12/26/2012 1:16AM

  you look wonderful!

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 12/25/2012 10:09PM

    emoticon You look FANTASTIC!!!!!! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!

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BEAUTIFUL8186 12/25/2012 8:44PM

    Job well done! Keep up the great work! Lifting weights helps speed up fat loss too! ;)

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DEBBY4576 12/25/2012 8:38PM

    Congrats girl. I had to type it in to see how much you weigh and what you've lost in pounds; That's a lot of weight. How on earth did you reach goal at Christmas time. You must have been a very good girl, and Santa awarded you the prize.

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LALMEIDA 12/25/2012 8:36PM

  emoticon Merry Christmas!

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FITWITHIN 12/25/2012 8:34PM

    Congratulations! What a great Christmas gift enjoy the moment. emoticon

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I'm dreaming of a sunny Christmas, just like the ones I used to know!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Well the weather here has been terrible today! Wind and rain and stormy weather; Oh my! Christmas was pleasant. Santa was generous and I now have some extra spending money for my trip. Apparently if you ask nicely Santa gives in American dollars!

Here are a few photos of the day

Wearing my paper hat from my Christmas cracker

Mumma and Nana on the back deck

Our xmas table. Traditional dinner this year, with turkey, roast veggies, steamed vegges and yorkshire puddings. And gravy. Oh yeah! Not hard to eat well on xmas, it was all very healthy!

Until dessert. Brandy snaps. Be still my heart. I had 5. Good thing Christmas comes but once a year! There was also some pavlova... Oh boy I was so high on sugar.

Me with my grandad

Me with my Nana. My had just told a dirty joke, so I was looking more shocked than smiley!

Then we all crashed out like this. Most of us made it to a couch or a bed, though...

Hope your xmas was filled with good food, good company and lots of laughter!

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3G1RLS4ME 12/31/2012 9:40PM

    Recipe for brandy snaps please :) happy New Year's Eve in ca

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RUNNER12COM 12/25/2012 6:16PM

    Bring that extra spending money here to San Diego. You'll find plenty of fun ways to spend it!

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LIVEDAILY 12/25/2012 8:08AM

    Merry Christmas!

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MARINEMAMA 12/25/2012 6:16AM

    Great pix! Looks like lots of fun! You look great!

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JSTETSER 12/25/2012 6:10AM

    Beautiful, warm Christmas.
Visit my blog on Peace to see our "very cool" Christmas!

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AMSPARKER 12/25/2012 5:21AM

    Merry Christmas! getting close now to your trip (& mine!).

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STEVIEBEE569 12/25/2012 4:32AM

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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ALICIA214 12/25/2012 12:31AM


Great pics Thanks for Sharing.

A Happy New Year to you and your family. emoticon

It is 9:30 pm here on Christmas Eve.

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