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Goodbye Twoterville, Hello Onederland!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013



That's right, this is not a drill, Onederland is officially upon us!! As of this morning I'm 199.6! I originally had a bunch of stuff I wanted to say about how this was a long hard journey, but that after 9 years out of Onederland I am so excited to be back and move back in! I even made it into a cute little story about how 16 months ago, I decided I wanted to pack up my bags, move out of Twoterville and move right into Onederland.... but that story was more serious, and right now I am feeling like a party animal! emoticon The emotions inside me are just nothing but emoticon's and emoticon's! It just feels like a huge party and you are all invited!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

On a serious note... I will tell you that I have had bumps in the road and fallen into the pit of despair MANY MANY times, but the important thing is that you always get back up and you keep pushing! I have gotten here through the support of Spark People and all my amazing Spark Friends! I heart you all and I am so excited that you have been with me throughout this journey and reminding me to keep my eye on the prize! emoticon I heart all my Spark Friends, but special shout out to Susan (IMSOOZEEQ) and Shelby (TheShelbster) who have been with me on this journey for what seems like ever!! emoticon

The journey of course is not over, my goal weight is going to be 170ville, and that is where I am headed to, but for right now let's celebrate! emoticon 199.6, just over 72 pounds lost! emoticon emoticon

  
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GEMINIS_25 8/6/2013 12:23PM

    Congratulations!! Thanks for sharing. Sometimes one gets to thinking that the people that succeed just have more willpower, self-discipline, or motivation, even when it's more logical to know that most will trip up and even fall while on the path toward a fitness goal. It's always inspiring to see people overcome these lifestyle obstacles and refocus and see a clear path to success again! And it's also inspiring knowing that so long as you keep moving forward, you'll end up at,or at least loser to, your destination.

Continued success!!!

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JENNHAS118 8/5/2013 7:44PM

    congrats & be proud of all the work you have done!

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    congrats & be proud of all the work you have done!

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CATHIMOMMY 8/5/2013 9:25AM

    Happy Dance....I trying to get below 170....so let's do this!

Cathimommy!

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KEYTOSLIM 8/1/2013 12:57AM

    You look great! I hope to be there someday!

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FIFIFRIZZLE 7/30/2013 3:42PM

    I just arrived in Onderland myself! Feels awesome! Congratulations! Onward and downward!

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RIDELIKEAGIRL1 7/30/2013 10:08AM

    AWESOME!!! I'm sure you are an inspiration to many more than you realize too ;-)

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    Way to Go!! You're an inspiration!! emoticon

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LIMITEDGRACE 7/29/2013 6:14PM

    PS - What worked the best in getting here?

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LIMITEDGRACE 7/29/2013 6:14PM

    NICE! Congratulations!!! I don't know at what point of my life I last saw Onederland, but I WILL get there & can't wait to meet the welcome wagon once I do! (Can someone say NEIGHBORHOOD DANCE PARTY?!?!?)

I have to tell you, my absolute favorite thing about your post, is the picture of your scale and how you have the "This means nothing" on it! SUCH a great idea...I might have to convince my husband that we're putting big sparkly sticky letters on ours too.

Keep rockin' it girl!! emoticon

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KALEI-CAN 7/29/2013 11:49AM

    Save a lot for me!! I'm building a big ole house when I get there because I plan to stay awhile!!! emoticon

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SUNNIE00 7/29/2013 11:40AM

    WOOP WOOP!!!!! That's awesome can't wat til I can move in .

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Hoping to get there myself by next week.

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FEMISLIM 7/28/2013 2:57PM

    Woo Hoo!!!

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    emoticon Keep going!

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MAPLECANDY3 7/28/2013 10:05AM

    Always the most exciting NSV! You ROCK!!

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SANDICANE 7/28/2013 7:52AM

    Congratulations on your hard work and welcome to Onederland!!

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1DRWOMAN 7/26/2013 8:38PM

    YEA!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!

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MARTHAFOCUSED2 7/26/2013 8:33PM

    CONGRATS!!!! I myself am working towards reaching that goal as well... currently 273... can't wait to see 199. VERY HAPPY FOR YOUUUUU! emoticon

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MARTHAFOCUSED2 7/26/2013 8:06PM

    CONGRATS!!!! I myself am working towards reaching that goal as well... currently 273... can't wait to see 199. VERY HAPPY FOR YOUUUUU! emoticon

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HEALTHYMLB 7/26/2013 6:19PM

    Welcome to the neighborhood, I finally moved in on July 7th! Isn't it great!!!!!

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JOGSWITHDOGS 7/26/2013 3:21PM

    Fabulous job! Keep up the good work.

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URGETTINTHIN 7/26/2013 3:05PM

    Congrats!
That's phenomenal!
In no time you'll be in the 180's--I'm sure of it.

KEEP SPARKIN! emoticon

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JENNIFER0807 7/26/2013 2:41PM

    That's just great! emoticon

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LOLAHH 7/26/2013 1:11PM

    Woohoo! Way to go!! Can't wait till I'm your neighbour in onederland!! lol
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CLAIRESGG 7/26/2013 12:43PM

    Great job! Wow!

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CRISSA1669 7/26/2013 12:12PM

    Whoo hooo, you know I am doing the happy dance for you and with you!!! I know what a huge big deal this is.... 170ville is where I'm headed too so let's keep these rear ends in gear, we'll get there!!!! Congratulations !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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FIRECOM 7/26/2013 11:56AM

    Top notch blog, thanks for the message.

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MARGARITTM 7/26/2013 11:10AM

    Fabulous!

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SUSIEMT 7/26/2013 10:17AM

    Congratulations!!!!! I know how it feels and I did my happy dance!!!

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SUNFLOWERVAL 7/26/2013 9:39AM

    I love that you put a note on your scale!!!
GREAT JOB! what a wonderful success!!!!!!

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SMILES_CAN_DO 7/26/2013 9:12AM

  Nice!! Congratulations!! Pat yourself on the back!!

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CIROHIO 7/26/2013 9:10AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I am partying with you for I too make my goal to the wonderful world of onederland! I hit one of my emoticon on Wed. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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The Difference Between Weight Loss Success And Failure...

Monday, July 22, 2013

Knowing when to ask for help and support! emoticon emoticon


I firmly believe that the successful people on here who have lost great amounts of weight have done so because they know when to ask for help! There might be some exceptions to the rule that have done this solely on their own with 0 support system, but most of us have learned when to speak up and reach out.

When I lost 40 pounds on Spark people years ago, the second I hit a bump in the road I went running for the hills, and hiding in the cleverest of spots so that NO ONE could find me. You could Spark Mail me, you could post comments on my page, but nothing could bring me back to Spark People. I was too ashamed, and embarrassed that things were going downhill fast, and I didn't want to face the music. emoticon

Years later, I am here to tell you that is the wrong way to handle things. The reason that Spark People works is because it is the biggest, strongest support system anyone could ask for. At all hours of the day or night there are other Sparkers online, and I guarantee you they'd be more than happy to offer you some encouragement... but they can't help you if you don't ask for it!

I have 2 close Spark BFF's that I can turn to for help, I can talk to my mom or Grandma, I can talk to my Sassy Shamrock Gals emoticon (My BLC team on Spark)... or I can just post a status or a blog and get support from Spark Friends or maybe people that I never even interacted with before. Spark is a great source of positivity if you let it be! But just like any other tool, you have to put in what you get out of it. There are more people on here that care about you and want you to succeed than you might even realize, so never be afraid to ask for help!

That is what I learned through my years on and off Spark, and while I love celebrating my successes and victories on here, I also talk about my struggles... and I don't think showing our struggles makes us look weak, I think it makes us human. emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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NIKKICOLE83 7/24/2013 11:20PM

    That cat pic is so funny. You are right about most folks running for the hills when things get tough. I did the same thing when I lost 47 lbs with Spark the first time. As I slowly put the weight back on, I just disappeared. I was so ashamed. This time around, even if I don't post a blog or say much, I log on to Spark nearly every day. That is why we will be successful this time around.

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WEBEZE 7/24/2013 2:10AM

    Great Blog. You are so right. The support is here as long as we ask for it.
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BIKINIBLONDE17 7/23/2013 10:59AM

    I completely agree!!! It's funny cause as I was reading your blog, I thought about the days where I'm strong and I give to others that are struggling, that comes back two-fold if I need some help down the road. Very wise, thank you for putting this out there for us to share!

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MERRY_XMAS 7/23/2013 3:46AM

    You are absolutely right! When there is radio silence from me, I usually take my time to overeat... Yesterday it was a bad day for me foodwise. So I didn't track anything... But here I am again! Being here makes you accountable to all your friends and to yourself.

Sparkpeople is a great community!

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JACKSGRAN 7/23/2013 2:22AM

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I can see that that is what Spark is all about. I've only been here for 6 or so weeks, but I'm amazed and thrilled at the help I have had so far. Thanks for being honest

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LOSIN_IT4GOOD 7/23/2013 2:11AM

    What a great blog! I agree 100% with you about the Spark Community and their never-ending support! I had also left and came back, and so glad I did!
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DAISY6871 7/23/2013 12:13AM

    SO very true Stephanie! Thanks for your post!!!

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SKINNYINMYHEAD 7/22/2013 10:10PM

    Amen!!!!

Such great advice... very well said...

Annie

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CORTNEY-LEE 7/22/2013 9:32PM

    a good support system is essential to weight loss and a healthy lifestyle.

You are doing wonderful!

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GEMINIGEM6 7/22/2013 8:47PM

    Girl this is SO true! I would be lost w/o Spark! I love my Spark friends and the support from the different teams I'm on. It makes all the difference in the world! :) You're one of em'!

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JIACOLO 7/22/2013 8:29PM

    Great insight. Thanks for sharing.

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30 Day Dumbbell Challenge & Inching Closer To Onederland!

Thursday, July 18, 2013


So I have seen tons of people who have been posting and talking about a 30 day squat challenge. I thought that was a super neat idea, the only problem is I am not a squatter. I have arthritis in my knees, and I am always worried about possible flare ups. I have been doing wall squats with a emoticon in between myself and the wall, but that is about as good as it gets.

I have been on this journey 16 months, and have cardio emoticon, eating/tracking calories emoticon, drinking water emoticon, and sleep emoticon down to a science... but the strength training always gets left out. emoticon Before you tell me how important strength training is, I totally and completely understand. My brother is always good about reminding me that I don't want to see big losses on the scale because I'm losing both fat AND muscle, and I know what I should be doing. I don't know why I don't do it regularly, I don't really enjoy doing it, but it's really not awful, so I don't know why I resist.

So I decided to search for a 30 Day Dumbbell Challenge emoticon , and this is what I found...
wholelifestylenutrition.com/category
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The only thing that worried me a little bit was the squat/lunge type things, but I will work on it. I am excited about this, and completed emoticon tonight. I am doing it just on the beginner level and with a 5lb weight, but everyone has to start somewhere, right? I mainly want to do this to prove to myself that I can stick with consistent strength training for 30 days and complete a structured program. If I can do that, I will do it again at the intermediate level and see about adding more weight... and not to mention maybe I will see some toning in my arms. emoticon

In other news, I weighed in at 201 today, and am right on the edge, peering into Onederland! I got to celebrate my 70 lbs down and receive my emoticon! I have no idea why a virtual trophy excites me so much, but it does. I really feel like Part 1 of my journey is ending, and Part 2 is just beginning. When I was 272 pounds, not thinking I could do this, I would tell myself just get to 199. That was never my goal weight, but it sounded slightly less daunting then losing 100 pounds to get to 170. Now that I am finally there (well, nearly), I feel like Part 2 of my journey is starting and I feel excited and upbeat about weight loss again. I'm ready to push forward, I'm ready to take fitness more seriously (that's where the challenge comes in), and I am just ready to push on to goal and then maintenance. After many struggles during my 16 month journey, and a life long struggle with weight, I finally feel like I am in a good place, with emoticon's and emoticon's and I am really feeling in control of this journey! emoticon

  
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EILEEN828 7/20/2013 4:31AM

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    let us know how it goes

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MERRY_XMAS 7/19/2013 1:53PM

    I'm sure you can do it!!! You seem more determined than ever!!!
Well done!!!

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MEGYSU 7/19/2013 9:09AM

    You are doing so awesome! Keep up the good work!

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KMCASSADA0515 7/19/2013 8:16AM

    Congratulations on your 70 pounds! I am excited to see your progress with this challenge! Best of luck! emoticon

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LOSIN_IT4GOOD 7/19/2013 2:52AM

    This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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DEBADEAU 7/18/2013 11:24PM

    I also need to get better about strength training. I'm gonna try every other day with 30 Day Shred. So sore today!

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DWSCHUYLER 7/18/2013 4:06PM

    This seems to be a great resource. I have been doing strength training, but scrambling around to find resources. You are to be congratulated! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOTHEPRO 7/18/2013 11:37AM

    Great plan!
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    You are doing so great and I'm super proud of you! emoticon

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SARIANEC 7/18/2013 9:36AM

    Sounds great. I'm going to give it a try with you! I'll have to do Day1 & 2 tonight because of TNT and I'd like my light day to be on Wednesday.

Great job on the reaching your goals.



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MARYBETH4884 7/18/2013 7:29AM

    Congrats on the 70 pounds lost! I achieved Onederland myself yesterday! It's still a long way to my goal but at one time I never thought I'd get here either. I know what you mean about ST it holds no fascination for me. I do what different challenges require but unlike cardio which for me is daily and a must, I an easily blow off ST and say tomorrow. Good luck on your 30 day dumbbell challenge, I hope it sparks a need for STin you. I'm headed over to look at it now.

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COOKIE_AT_51 7/18/2013 7:28AM

    emoticon How exciting!!

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CANADIANFROG09 7/18/2013 7:11AM

    Thanks so much for sharing! emoticon

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JACKSGRAN 7/18/2013 6:46AM

    This really spoke to me as I'm conscious I should be doing more. Thanks for the links. One day we will both be sylphlike! Let's move one step closer today by doing what we should

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So Close I Can Taste It!

Thursday, July 11, 2013


As of this morning, I am 202.2! emoticon Unleash the emoticon's and emoticon's! So many milestones for me coming up. First off 202.2 is a milestone in itself, because I was 205 at age 18, and I am now 27. So this is the first time I've seen ANYTHING under 205 in 9 years. 202 on the nose will be 70 pounds lost! emoticon And of course everyone knows about the promiseland, ONEDERLAND is right around the corner! emoticon I know that when I see that number on the scale streamers aren't going to fall from the ceiling or anything extreme. I also know that only my closest family members will know, because I don't go around telling people at work my weight LOL, but it is so exciting! I look forward to taking a comparison pic and posting a blog and hoping that my dear Spark Friends (that's you guys emoticon) will party with me!

I have wanted this for so long (years and years), and despite being stuck in a 10 pound range for over 6 months, I really feel like I have the momentum moving in the right direction, and it's onward to goal! I know there will be bumps in the road, nothing is ever perfect, but I just feel like there is no stopping me now. When a plateau comes, I'll hold on for dear life and keep pushing til I get past it. I am just so excited to think in 1-3 weeks I can celebrate Onederland! Hopefully it doesn't take the 3 weeks, but my body can be a fickle thing, and so I am prepared to have to hang on for a little longer if my body so decides! But when that time comes I hope you will all join me in a Celebration, the drinks will be on me! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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HEATHERFREE 7/16/2013 7:44PM

    ahhhh yes! It is all about hanging on during the hard times and never losing sight of what we want! I am SO excited for you!!!!!!

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CRYSTALIOWA 7/15/2013 2:07PM

    I am sooooo excited for you!!! I cant wait for ONDERLAND emoticon

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PIZZAHOLIC33 7/15/2013 10:38AM

    Congratulations! Keep up the amazing work! You're inspiring!

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JUSTLIKEALICE 7/14/2013 1:07AM

    I'm so excited for you! Hopefully I will be joining you there soon! :)

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IMSOOZEEQ 7/13/2013 7:48PM

    Woot Woot! Yeah I am ready! I am sitting on pins and needles! OUCH! Well I think I should get off that stuff! lol I have the confetti ready and I have cued up the "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now!" song ready to go!!! You are on the train and ready to pull into the station to ONEDERLAND!!!! I am so proud of you!

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GEMINIGEM6 7/13/2013 12:26PM

    I'm so excited for you! I'm going to be living through you when that happens cuz you're gonna reach it before me! Lol! I know exactly what you mean about the number too! I haven't seen anything below 200 in 11-12 years. So you can imagine what I'm gonna do when I see that '1' in front of my number. I know I'm gonna scream and dance. I'm so serious. I am gonna dance all over the house w/ my dog watching me cut a fool! I can't wait! How exciting for you Steph! You're doing so well and I'm so pround of you for holding on during those plateaus! That's not an easy thing to do, and now it's going to pay off! I will def be here celebrating with you! Yay!

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HAWTGRANNY2014 7/12/2013 10:44PM

    That is so awesome and it looks like people are standing in line to celebrate with you. emoticon heres to your success.

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MYHUBBYISMYHERO 7/12/2013 8:56PM

    We are looking forward to helping you celebrate.
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DEBADEAU 7/12/2013 3:11PM

    So awesome Steph!! I'm crossing my fingers that it comes off quickly!!

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    Woohoo ! emoticon emoticon

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MINDYSUE65 7/12/2013 1:07PM

    emoticon I'll get the streamers ready!

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BRADMILL2922 7/12/2013 11:30AM

    You are getting so close! That is awesome! How great is it that you are at your lowest weight in 9 years?! Congrats and keep pushing!

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SIMONEKP 7/12/2013 8:14AM

    I'll be here to celebrate with you!

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JACOBSBELOVED 7/11/2013 5:36PM

    Also, the cat picture is hilarious emoticon

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JACOBSBELOVED 7/11/2013 5:35PM

    I am so excited and so proud of you!!!!! Too bad there won't be any streamers or confetti over your scale when you see your weight beginning with a 1, because you totally deserve them! You can definitely count on me to celebrate with you!


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Well done! You are doing SO WELL!

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I'm stocking up those emoticon party supplies in preparation! Can't wait to celebrate with you soon!!!!

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TIMELAG 7/11/2013 11:19AM

    I will totally be there to celebrate with you- and I know you'll do the same for me when I get there very soon! I am so proud of you!
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PATJOONWW 7/11/2013 10:35AM

    emoticon emoticon that is so exciting! You Can Do It!

Keep up the good work and much success on your journey!
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ADARKARA 7/11/2013 10:18AM

    Dude, you get your entry pass for the ONEderland Cafe when you reach 199, didn't you know that? I'm saving you a seat, girlfriend!!!

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FLGIRL1234 7/11/2013 10:10AM

    Of course you will get the streamers and balloons....from us here on Spark! Can't wait to share in that day with you. Great job so far! That's amazing!

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JUSTCHELLE75 7/11/2013 9:33AM

    Congratulations

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DEIDRESH 7/11/2013 9:25AM

    way to go!!! you are so close and I know it is an accomplishment that you are super proud of!

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MEGYSU 7/11/2013 9:05AM

    Congratulations! You are so close - keep up the good work and the wonderful attitude.

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SKINNYINMYHEAD 7/11/2013 6:48AM

    Oh hell yeah I'll be there to celebrate with you! I am freaking EXCITED!!!!!

Annie

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MARYBETH4884 7/11/2013 6:36AM

    Streamers and balloons will not rain down from the ceiling, but you will still be jumping for joy and doing a happy dance. This is the most personal journey any person can take and so much of the joy is internal! But we are here to celebrate with you because we understand where you are at! Personally I'm at 201.6 so I really really understand your excitement and anticipation.

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LYNNWANNABE 7/11/2013 6:22AM

    I'm sorry, but a drink isn't enough for me, you've seen where at the football games they dump an ice chest or the water cooler over their heads? emoticon I'm so happy for you.. it's motivated me tonight.. I do not have to blow it! emoticon

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TRYJESUS2DAY 7/11/2013 6:17AM

    Steph-Knee I'm getting my drink ready now (water), because I KNOW you can do it. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BLC Fit Test Results - 4 Weeks Later

Sunday, July 07, 2013

I just love my team, and I love our Captain. emoticon I swear I'm really not trying to emoticon butt here, but I just love this fit test thing. But the thing that is great is having us revisit it just 4 weeks later. At 6 weeks in, half way through the challenge it sometimes feels like you don't have time to really improve and get to where you need to be. But at just 4 weeks in, I still have 8 weeks to improve upon this, and that is super exciting!

As far as weight goals, I started the challenge at 211.6, and as of last weigh in I was 204.6... A 7 pound loss in 4 weeks, not too shabby. My overall goal was to get to 195, so 9.6 pounds to go with 8 weeks left and I really feel like I can do it if I push it! :)

1 Mile Walk: 19.37 --->18:50 emoticon
Crunches: 50 ----> 75 emoticon
Plank: 20 seconds ----> 20 seconds (Needs major work)
Wall Sit: 50 seconds ---> 70 secs emoticon
(Modified) Squats: 15 ----> 25 emoticon
(Wall) Pushups: 25 ----> 40 emoticon
(For Fun) Hula Hoop: 3 minutes -----> 3 minutes

Flexibility before & after (almost identical but still working on it.)


  
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MAMACHAMBS 7/10/2013 8:57PM

    OMG! You are rocking this challenge! I can;t wait to see what 8 and 12 weeks brings for you! Keep at the flexibility. I know you can do it.

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DEWADDICTNOMORE 7/10/2013 2:01AM

    emoticon job!!!

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COOKIE_AT_51 7/8/2013 3:14AM

    emoticon emoticon that is awesome girl! emoticon towards your goals and you WILL get there in 8 weeks. emoticon

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IMSOOZEEQ 7/8/2013 2:53AM

    emoticon emoticon Look at hat progress! I am so proud of you! You are making some real improvements. Those are things that the scale won't tell you! Not only have you lost weight but you are able to see other successes!

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WEBEZE 7/8/2013 1:49AM

    Way to go. Awesome improvement. Can't wait to hear your results in 8 weeks.
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SUSANELAINE1956 7/7/2013 6:31PM

    That is a lot of improvement in 4 weeks. emoticon

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GEMINIGEM6 7/7/2013 12:56PM

    You're rockin' it girl! emoticon

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CHOCOHOLIC2276 7/7/2013 10:27AM

    You're already showing improvement, emoticon Great job and congratulations on your loss so far emoticon

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AMARILYNH 7/7/2013 9:16AM

    Wow - great improvement!! And I love the idea of the 4 week 'check-up' - awesome!! Great job!! emoticon

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SKINNYINMYHEAD 7/7/2013 8:50AM

    Wow... that is significant improvement in 4 weeks!!! Something to be VERY proud of !!!! Yeah you!!! and I hear ya on the planks... they make me suffffeeerrrrrrr

Annie

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MERRY_XMAS 7/7/2013 7:39AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHICAT63 7/7/2013 6:47AM

    You are doing awesome ! You can do it, because you rock. emoticon

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MAGGIEVAN 7/7/2013 6:24AM

    You are doing well! Congrats and keep going.

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MKLEINSC 7/7/2013 5:58AM

    Yay! You've made some great improvements. And congrats on the weight loss! :) I look forward to hearing how the next 8 weeks go!

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