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Bootcamp - Day 10

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hey ladies!

How has your day been so far? Over here in Finland the weather was lovely and warm today and I feel so happy since summer is so close already! I'm so not a winter person! Today when I went for my walk I was enjoying the beautiful day so much that I walked non-stop for an hour and a half. It felt great! We just had dinner (healthy baguettes with lots of veggies and low-cal & low-fat turkey) and I'm about to start working on some school stuff in a little while.

Oh, it's settled now - I have my hair dresser appointment on May 15th! Until then I'll work really hard and lose as much weight as I can before that - I'll reward myself by updating my style! As I said earlier, I'm planning to get more layers and maybe some highlights as well (not too light though, I'm so used to being a brunette! Haha!). I'm hoping it'll end up looking something like this:

I'm also gonna buy a bikini for the summer once I'm done with the bootcamp and look as sexy and firm as I possibly can after only a month of daily exercise. I'm thinking of something like this:

Cool, right? (Obviously, I wouldn't look as good/thin as her. But still!)

Cute, non?

And, one day, I'm hoping too look a lot like this on the beach wearing that cute bikini:

Beyoncé definitely is my idol. She's such a strong woman with a gorgeous body and lots and lots of talent. I think we share the same kind of body type and, once I lose this weight, I hope my body will look a lot like hers. I have thick thighs (mostly muscle) and curves like she does:

She's so cool.

Ok, I'm gonna go now so I get at least some school stuff done today. Bye! Have a great day!

Oh and by the way, since you asked Lucygoddess, I posted a lot of pictures of Tommi on one of my blog entries a couple of days back! I'll add some pics of him to my album as well.


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MSLZZY 4/28/2009 8:50PM

    Well, I can guarantee you I wouldn't look like that in a bikini! You, however, should look just gorgeous!

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LUCYGODDESS 4/28/2009 4:08PM

    Dinner sounds yummy! Can't wait to see the "Beyonce-ish Transformation." You are lovely as is, but this should be pretty fabulous! I'm sure we won't have to beg you for pics!

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Bootcamp - Day 9

Monday, April 27, 2009

Oh gosh, what a day! As I said tomorrow, today was our 2-year engagement anniversary. Tommi bought me pink roses and we went out for dinner and after that we went to movies to see Accidental husband (which was so hilarious!). All in all, it truly was a wonderful day and I'm so incredibly happy that I have such an amazing boyfriend as Tommi. He's my everything.

Now, the only down-side is that I went way over my calories today. I'm not beating myself up for it too much though, today was a special occasion. Tomorrow I'm getting back on track, I swear! I walked a lot around the town today so I got at least hour and a half of cardio but I didn't do any strength training today. Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow. I'll go back to my normal ways tomorrow.

I'm really tired now and I'm going to get ready for bed. Hope you're all doing well! HUGS!

Me and my sister this weekend. I love her so much!

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MSLZZY 4/27/2009 4:58PM

    You'll get back on track, I just know it!

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LUCYGODDESS 4/27/2009 4:43PM

    Oh girl...congrats on the anniversary. Tommi sounds really great. I still say you need to get some pics of him on here...the two of you together. Your sister is really pretty...just like you. You guys look quite a bit alike.

I'm sure you did fine with your food, but even if you didn't, it was a celebration ya know. emoticon

Have a great night diva!

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Bootcamp - Day 8

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I've showered and put on my pajamas and now I'm ready for bed. I'm a little nervous and excited about tomorrow since I'm being interviewed at this beauty school nearby. I sent an application about a month ago for their 2-year course that starts next August and tomorrow is the day when the applicants get interviewed and tested. There'll be two different interviews - one by a teacher and the other by a psychologist. There'll also be a formal exam and a group situation (whatever that is) where we get observed and probably analyzed by the teachers. HOW NERVE WRECKING! Let's hope it goes well!

Also, Tommi and I have our 2-year engagement anniversary tomorrow. I can't believe it's been two years already since we got engaged! We've been together for about 5 and a half years now (since I was 15! Can you believe that??)! I love him so much. He's the light of my life.

Today has been an okay day when it comes to food and exercise. I walked for about 30 minutes today but didn't get to do any strength training since we had to drive back to Lahti from my parents' and we didn't arrive here until really late in the evening. But it's okay, I think I deserve a day off! It's back to the usual routine tomorrow!

I hope you all had a lovely and relaxing weekend! I'm sending you lots of hugs all the way from Finland!

Sweet dreams! Or, as we say here, KAUNIITA UNIA! :)

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MAKI34 4/26/2009 10:41PM

    Wow you've been engaged for 2 years! When's the wedding? That's beautiful that you guys have been together since you were 15, it's nice to see lasting couples cause now a days that doesn't happen often!

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MSLZZY 4/26/2009 5:28PM

    So happy you had such a lovely weekend. Yes, you did deserve it. Your walk was a positive!
Beauty school-sounds like fun. Hope tomorrow is not too stressful. Think positive!
Sweet dreams!

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Bootcamp - Day 7 - Weigh-in: WHAT THE HELL??

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Hi ladies!

How's your Saturday looking so far? I hope you're all doing great and enjoying the weekend! I know I am - despite a minor setback I experienced earlier today. You know how I said I really could feel and see that I have lost some weight over these past two weeks when I have been working my butt off to get my weight loss going again? Well, I was really excited - and a little nervous, too - to weigh myself this morning. I stepped on the scale, closed my eyes and hoped for the best. When I opened my eyes I WAS SHOCKED!! Get this: not only had I not lost ANY weight - I HAD ACTUALLY GAINED TWO POUNDS SINCE THE LAST TIME I WAS HERE!!! WHAT THE HELL??? I was so devastated and upset afterwards that I could've burst into tears. I told my mother about this and she just couldn't believe what I was saying. She told me she had immediately noticed that I had lost a lot of weight since the last time I was here two weeks ago. She said she was about to ask me how much weight I had lost. Well, apparently NOT A POUND. Quite the contrary. I don't know what to think. I feel thinner. My clothes fit better. And yet the scale doesn't agree with me at all.

I have worked out like CRAZY lately. I've been eatigd 1200-1300 calories a day. I've been a good girl - and quite frankly, I don't think I deserve this. THIS IS WHY I HATE THE SCALE. I was feeling so good before I stepped on it this morning. I was considering the possibility that maybe I've just firmed up my body a lot since and built more muscle (that happens to me very easily, thanks to the genes I got from my dad) and that's why the number on the scale hasn't gone down. Could that be it?

I try not to care about the scale. I try not to feel like a failure. After all, I've been doing really well and I'm so proud of myself for doing this for myself. But it would be really nice to see my work start to pay off, too...

I had a lovely day despite the weigh-in incident. I worked out a lot and did my 20 minutes of strength training like every day this week. I'm currently at about 1000 calories for today and it's 9:40 pm - I'll still have a little something healthy for a late dinner so I get up to 1200 cals.

I really want to see a change in my weight the next time I come here. And I'm willing to work harder if that's what it takes.

Hope you're all doing better than I am when it comes to weight loss! Enjoy your Saturday!


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JWOOD635 4/26/2009 8:07AM

    I definitely understand what you are going through.
What might be happening is that you are not eating enough calories. I know that it sound counterintuitive but our body sometimes sabotages itself when we don't give it enough fuel.

Have you tried putting in the calories you average burning each week and your weight loss goal into the different areas on sparkpeople? On the fitness page down by the cardio there is a button you can click (change) and enter in how many calories that you average burning each week. Then you can go to the start page and down towards the bottom of the first goal there is a goal button that you can click...aka go from xxx to xxx by xxxx and again there is a (change) that you can click. Make sure that info is correct and click save changes at the bottom of that page.

When you go to your nutrition page your calorie range probably changed. That's the calories the sparkpeople recommends that you eat. You can do it how I do it and eat at the very bottom of that range.

I hope this helps!

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MSLZZY 4/25/2009 5:47PM

    Use your clothes as a guide. You may be building muscle, which is a very good thing. So what is the scale doesn't show it! If you are feeling better and everyone is noticing, now that is MAJOR! emoticon

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LUCYGODDESS 4/25/2009 5:29PM

    Girl it's done that to me too, and I get sooo danged frustrated!!! But you know it's muscle you've built because you've been rocking the workouts! So just keep going by your clothes & how you feel. YOU ARE ROCKIN' THIS THAAAAAAAAAANG!!! emoticon

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ZANNACHAN 4/25/2009 3:14PM

    Don't get discouraged! I really dislike scales because they don't really give you a good picture of what is going on in your body, and yet it's so discouraging when the numbers aren't giving you positive feedback when you've done all the right things.

Remember, muscle weighs more than fat does, so if you are putting on muscle you won't change weight--you might even gain a bit--while still burning through fat and being generally slimmer and healthier. So if your clothes are fitting better and people are noticing that you are *looking* better, ignore the scale.

When I started working out, I was told that the scale is actually a pretty lousy measure of how much progress you are making when you eat right and exercise. Instead, the ideal measurement is your body fat percentage, which you can get at a lot of gyms and places like that. But if you don't have access to that, they suggest measuring your bust/chest/hips/waist etc. with a tape measure and keeping track of that. If you are losing inches, you are burning fat--regardless of what the scale reads.

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VALTOLLE 4/25/2009 2:49PM

    OMG I know how you feel. It's terrible a defeating feeling when you know you have done everything almost perfect and the scales tell you something different. YOu and I both know that the scales are only ONE measurement for success. You must convince yourself that having your clothes feel better on you, and the fact that your Mother noticed a visual difference are two other ways to measure your success. I think all scales should have a 'muscle gained" number that evens out the total number LOL....Hang in there, you are doing a great job emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Bootcamp - Day 6

Friday, April 24, 2009

So Friday is almost over and it's time for an update. I'm at my parents' now and I've worked out and showered - now I'm sitting here on the bed in my old room sipping green tea. It's weird being here in a way. Now that I've moved out and become somewhat independent it always feels a little funny coming here and sleeping in my old room. Not in a bad way though, it's hard to explain I guess. It just bring back memories. Sometimes I wish I could go back in time and be 8 years old again without a care in the world. You know?

Anyway, food-wise today wasn't a big success. I was so hungry by the time we left Lahti and headed towards home that I made a very bad decision to stop at the nearest McDonald's to get a little something to eat (medium fries and a double cheeseburger & a McFlurry). Though they are a little smaller here in Finland than they are in the US, I got my fair share of calories - and fat. The lesson learned is: Never let yourself get that hungry again. But the damage wasn't too bad. I think I consumed about 1700 calories today if I remember correctly so it's not the end of the world. When I got here I also worked out which I'm very proud of. I did stationary biking for 30 minutes (burned 353 calories) and did my 20 minutes of strength training. Now I can go to bed with a clear conscience!

Oh, I almost forgot! Since Lucygoddess brought it up I decided to add a few pictures of Tommi here so you can put a face with the name.

Here's my baby:

Wow that's a lot of pictures! Enjoy! :)

Have a lovely Friday everyone!!

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LUCYGODDESS 4/28/2009 4:03PM

    How the hell could I have missed this??? He's sooo cute. Ya'll are adorable together. Just think features from both of you guys would make such a cute little bebe! Ooh la la! Ce'st bon!


Tell Tommi "Hey from Tennessee." You say you would like to come to New York City, but you should come to Tennessee! emoticon

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MSLZZY 4/24/2009 5:46PM

    You didn't have such a bad day! And your baby is a keeper, that's for sure. Give him a hug for me and thanks for sharing. He's easy on the eyes! emoticonHave a great weekend!

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