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Sexy Boots & Short term goals

Tuesday, October 16, 2012



Above are the boots from my prior blog - I must say that they are WORKING - I am feeling sassy!

Spent a lot of time trying to think about some short term goals given how rough it has been to relight my fire. My short term overall goal is to KEEP IT LIT! Hence here are some things I am going to focus on until Nov 1st:

1. Exercise every day - simply essential
2. Move back from my size 18 pants to a size 16
3. Stay off the scale - it will be hard, but I don't want to start head games with myself
4. Log calories - also non-negotiable if I am going to stay honest
5. Think positively about where I am - and dress it up - THINK BOOTS!

Finally I will draw on the energy of all of you here to keep my own Spark lit until the fire is so strong, nothing can smother it!

Cheers
Hollynn aka SpunkyDucky

  
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JLPEASE 10/20/2012 9:30PM

    Awesome boots! You can so totally do this!
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JENNIFERKCM 10/18/2012 9:34PM

    Ok, when I first glanced to the right of your page, I saw sexy booty shorts... emoticon I think you have great goals...knowing where you have been...YOU KNOW YOU WILL get there again! emoticon

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DESTINYSCHOICE 10/17/2012 11:25PM

    Love it! And I am sooo with you, so thanks for the pep talk...lol. I have done well maintaining for the last 10 months...just gaining and losing the same 5 lbs. But I should have lost another 25lbs or more by now. However, that beating myself up is what led to complaceny and not setting goals and sticking to them. Ian changing that along beside you. I have kicked my exercise back into gear, and tryin to eat right...hardest thing right now for some reason. But we can do this. Keep up the great work!!


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KITHKINCAID 10/17/2012 1:20PM

    Love it. You got this lady!

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KONRAD695 10/17/2012 8:16AM

    Struttin' Boots + Struttin' Body + Struttin' Attitude = One SpunkyDucky emoticon

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 10/17/2012 8:11AM

    LOVE those boots, I wish I could find some to fit my calfs, lol! I think those are excellent goals, and I'm with ya = )

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 10/17/2012 3:53AM

    Great short term goals and Great boots!! Sassy and Sexy!! emoticon

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LOVEMYBODY2012 10/17/2012 12:34AM

    You are spunky! I just bought a pair of boots myself. They have wedge heels, something new for me and will take some getting used to but they make me feel sassy.

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DIET_FRIEND 10/16/2012 11:11PM

    The boots look great. I think your goals are very do-able.

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RHEYNKLAW 10/16/2012 11:01PM

    Cuuute boots!

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LOOZINITNOW 10/16/2012 11:00PM

    Love the boot and the goals!!!

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ONMYWEIGH60 10/16/2012 10:56PM

    You have some awesome goals there that WILL get you to the finish line. Good luck in all of this healthy journey.

Love the bots!

Hugs
Suzzy

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Where I am right now...which is all that matters

Sunday, October 14, 2012



I don't know what happened recently, but I feel like I woke up able to move forward...

I have spent SO much of the past 18 months living in the past, kicking myself for bad decisions, wishing I was still THINNER. I completely lost my focus and tried to create the past. Why did I never think to just move forward instead?

So here I am...today
For the past week I have reflected on where I want to be, not where I have been.
I went out and bought a bunch of new clothes - so I could stop waiting to be pretty in my old ones
I bought a pair of sexy knee high black leather boots, because I remembered that I am sexy NOW
I decided to LIVE in the present.
I feel free to move forward.

I look forward to the next part of my journey.

Sassy little Spunky is back in the house

  
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JLPEASE 10/19/2012 11:11AM

    Way to go!
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JEN_BACK2BASICS 10/18/2012 6:40PM

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 10/16/2012 4:16PM

    Love the attitude. I need to adopt it too. Keep moving forward you can make it.

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LOOZINITNOW 10/16/2012 3:51PM

    I know the feeling to well but I too am embracing where my journey is right now at this moment. You are awesome! I love the fact that you loved yourself enough to buy some sexy boots and bring back that sexy feeling because you are beautiful at every point in your journey! Cheering you on!!!!

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JSTCHLIN 10/16/2012 11:24AM

    Glad to see you back again. I'm right with you about the last 18 months. I've gained almost all of the 125lbs back that I had lost. I don't know what it is but I just can't get going. I can't seem to take that first step. Hopefully soon I will be able to. I'm here for you and wish you all the best as always.

Take care and stay healthy

Mike

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GYMRAT_AT44 10/15/2012 4:56PM

    Awesome! Good for you.

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KITHKINCAID 10/15/2012 1:26PM

    Love it! Gotta get myself a pair of those boots too :)

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BESTMEICANBE51 10/15/2012 12:26PM

    SEXY SASSY SPUNKY

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ADVENTURE-GIRL 10/15/2012 12:26PM

    Great message. You can do it!

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JENNIFER0807 10/15/2012 9:51AM

    Great attitude!

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FITMARY 10/15/2012 8:07AM

    You RAWK!
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JAN1031 10/15/2012 7:36AM

    Hollynn, love yourself in the Now you are beautiful.

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MARYJOANNA 10/15/2012 5:26AM

  That's the best thing to do. Get yourself a few new clothes and enjoy where you are not.

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 10/15/2012 3:07AM

    emoticon Sassy and Sexy... You Go Girl!

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ROXIT22222 10/14/2012 11:47PM

    Rock the Sass! You go girl!

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RHEYNKLAW 10/14/2012 11:22PM

    You rock, girl!
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KONRAD695 10/14/2012 11:20PM

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I love the attitude. emoticon That outlook is better than crunches. People at work think I'm being smart when I say a girl "Digs Me", but it's just my positive mental image coming through. Isn't it fun?! emoticon

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World's Quickest Blog

Friday, October 12, 2012

You are Beautiful...

  
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FRENCHTOSD 10/14/2012 2:29AM

    Aw! I feel out of touch and will catch up after a bunch of Oct deadlines. XO

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RENZRYD 10/13/2012 10:46PM

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CAPECODBABE 10/13/2012 7:00AM

    right back attcha

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JENNIFER0807 10/12/2012 2:56PM

    sweet!

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 10/12/2012 12:52PM

    Missed you! Hope all is well with you Beautiful!

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BESTMEICANBE51 10/12/2012 12:34PM

    SO ARE YOU ! !

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TRIATHLONBABE 10/12/2012 10:56AM

    I like it!

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SAMBIDEXTROUS 10/12/2012 10:15AM

    Perfect!

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LADYJ6942 10/12/2012 10:14AM

    Great, simple and sweet!

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    World's Quickest Comment: emoticon

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TADTURC 10/12/2012 10:02AM

    Mwaa!

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Luau now vs then!

Sunday, July 08, 2012



Every so often it is good for me to look back on where I came from. The first picture is me at a Luau party last week in purple. The other is a picture of me at a Luau party in 2009 in orange. I couldn't even get the skirt to go around me that year.

As I continue to work on moving forward, I just wanted to recognize what I have accomplished. I have kept off over 65 lbs for 3 years...no small feat. I may not be exactly where I want to be, but I have come a long way!

Cheers sparkies!
Hollynn aka Spunkyducky

  
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TEENY_BIKINI 7/31/2012 4:44PM

    Well done, rock star!!

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BIGMAMAT 7/27/2012 10:42PM

    Beautiful, both before AND after! Congratulations on your continued success. emoticon

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DSING1770 7/12/2012 9:27PM

    I enjoyed this blog!! DEFINITELY CAN TELL A DIFFERENCE!! emoticon

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FITMARY 7/9/2012 9:48PM

    That's really nice progress!!!
Plus you are rockin' that ukelele!!
Seriously, you can feel proud!
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SGRAY478 7/9/2012 8:14PM

    Congrats!!

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CALLIKIA 7/9/2012 4:39PM

    You are wonderful and are doing great! Every day we keep working toward what we want is a win in my book! :)

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CHICAT63 7/9/2012 4:35PM

    Looking awesome, you are doing great !!!!

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KITHKINCAID 7/9/2012 2:53PM

    I have started this vein of thinking too - keeping the weight OFF over losing more. Both are huge successes, and keeping it off is just as hard. Congrats!

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NUTTYSNOOPYFAN 7/9/2012 11:18AM

    emoticon You look fantastic! I hope the party was a blast! emoticon emoticon emoticon Christine

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IBSHAUN 7/9/2012 10:34AM

    You look fantastic! Way to go on keeping it off and I love your determination to keep going!

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DMF2012 7/9/2012 7:41AM

    Congrats, you look great!

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KARVY09 7/9/2012 6:51AM

    Lookin good!

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KT-NICHOLS-13 7/9/2012 12:59AM

    Great photo's & blog update.

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RENZRYD 7/8/2012 11:53PM

    LOVE IT!
By the way the job is.....I am looking for another one. It is seriously underpaid and I DO NOT see myself there in 5 years, so I rather find something else...something already has come up the pipeline and I am going to apply for it.
-Renee

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BOGUSANNIE 7/8/2012 11:51PM

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JAMIELOGICAL 7/8/2012 9:49PM

    You are doing awesome!

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DANA564 7/8/2012 8:25PM

    emoticonYour hard work shows and you have a lot to be proud of! Very inspirational!

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LAURELSPARK 7/8/2012 8:21PM

    Congrats................you've come a long way!!!!

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HLTHYRNRMOM 7/8/2012 8:20PM

    Great Job! You look great!

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JSTCHLIN 7/8/2012 8:08PM

    You're awesome! And you look great. I always liked that original picture though, the colors always popped out. This newer picture is very nice too. Congrats on the maintaining of the 65lbs. I know how hard that is. Of course now I just need to do it.

Take care and stay healthy

Mike

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CAINADAI 7/8/2012 7:01PM

    It's awesome to see how far you've come! Hope to be able to share my own success some day. :)

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KIN59VARA 7/8/2012 5:13PM

    Wow, That is great!

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PAMATX 7/8/2012 4:38PM

    Awesome! What are your maintenance secrets? You look terrific!

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ROCKMAN6797 7/8/2012 3:52PM

    Yes, you have!
Great BEFORE and AFTER pictures, they do tell a story.
Congrats and continued success!

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ZAKAZOO13 7/8/2012 3:52PM

    You look fantastic! Congratulations on your weight loss and maintenance, and good luck on your goals for the future. This is super motivating. emoticon

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PLANTAHOLICS 7/8/2012 3:51PM

    emoticon pic! You look great and have worked your butt off to keep it that way! Thanks for the inspiration!!! emoticon

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DSING1770 7/8/2012 3:32PM

    Wow!! You look great and CONGRATS for keeping it off!! Nice job!! emoticon

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AJB121299 7/8/2012 3:32PM

    great job

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4 weeks and counting - hours of sweat!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012



Keeping with my desire to focus on more than just numbers on the scale this blog is an update on my exercise endeavors!

I am not a half-way person -some days I wish I was.
When I first joined the spark, my goals were simple - make it through one month of exercise, every day....No excuses....One month became 100 days which then became 200, 300 and eventually a year. Yup I never missed a day for cardio workout of at least 45 minutes, and the weight practically fell off.

So here I am back to basics
28 days, and I have busted it out - booyah!
2075 minutes of exercise, or about 35 hours in 28 days
Is the weight falling off - not sure (no scale except every few weeks) but I feel better!!
And isn't that the point anyway?

What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
What would you do if you knew it would make you feel better?
What are you waiting for???

Cheers Sparkies
Hollynn aka Spunkyducky

  
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RENZRYD 7/9/2012 12:00AM

    You are so awesome as usual! Last week got back from a 3 day weekend to Seattle. It was my first adult trip there for more than just a baseball game and then heading back home. I downloaded all our photos and as usual....NO FULL BODY SHOTS! I am sick and tired of hiding my body, I want to lose this weight and not fail!
-Renee

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ANNIEV 6/24/2012 7:58PM

    Great job! Thanks for the motivation! emoticon

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LUCYLIN101 6/24/2012 6:31PM

    I am on the Spark path to onederland and working hard. Your blog is inspiring me to get up and get moving right now!
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COMPUCATHY 6/24/2012 5:36PM

    What would I do? Sparkpeople...running...all the way down to 120! Okay! Let's do it! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon

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EMTFF376 6/15/2012 7:55AM

    You've done more minutes in 28 days than I've done all year!!! :) Proud of ya girl!

Good to see you the other night... even if we were doing our "thing".

Hugs,
Janette>
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JEREMY723 6/14/2012 2:45PM

    You're doing great! Keep up the great work, one day at a time!

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BALDWINJ_03 6/13/2012 11:34AM

    You go girl!! Keep up the awesome work!! emoticon

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CHANEL_BABE 6/13/2012 11:33AM

  Such an inspiration! I like the challenge of working out everyday; am on a 10 day challenge myself.

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JSTCHLIN 6/13/2012 9:20AM

    You're just awesome! Making it happen with no excuses. And feeling better about yourself. I need to get back, I just can't find that internal switch again. It got lost in the dark. I will find it, just don't know when. Keep up the good work.

Take care and stay healthy

Mike

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ROCKMAN6797 6/13/2012 3:21AM

    So happy that you have found your spark again Hollynn! Keep on doing what you are doing. I feel that when you do step on a scale you are going to be pleased with what you see!

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MYLUCKCHARM 6/13/2012 2:41AM

    You inspire me to keep going. Glad yo see you back on here. emoticon

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ADVENTURE-GIRL 6/13/2012 1:44AM

    Love exercise streaks! Good job!!!!

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KITHKINCAID 6/13/2012 12:12AM

    Yes! I love this challenge. Way to go girl!

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BIGMAMAT 6/12/2012 11:13PM

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I'm an all or nothing type of girl too!

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BOGUSANNIE 6/12/2012 11:12PM

    "what would you do if you knew you could not fail?"
THAT IS FLIPPIN Genius!!!!

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funny...it's been something I have been thinking about lately...with regards to my hooping
i LOVE that question!


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