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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I will blog properly later, with hopefulyl a better blog, about today, being day 23.
Yikes 4 whole days passed in an instance... and with a bare minimum of workouts. I did a spring clean at the weekend, so that will have burned some calories... apart from that, i haven't done a whole lot of anything. =(

My weigh in, i lost a quarter of a pound. So i'm basically the same. Again. I feel like i'm not gonna pass 161lbs at the moment. My goal is 160 and i've floated just above for 2 months. Maybe because i know when i achieve 160, it doesn't mean a lot, because my ultimate goal is 145.

I just KNOW in the back of my mind too, that i can't lose more weight until after September 25th. After i've worn my wedding dress, then i know i can work hard again. I think this is subconciously stopping me throwing my whole butt and more into this bootcamp. I am bootcamping, but not with 100% effort. I am satisfied because it is helping my fitness a WHOLE lot, and it's gotta be toning. It's also helping massively to keep me here, to keep me on my game and to keep me aware of everything. So bootcamp is fantastic.

Water aerobics tonight.

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FITJEANS 8/10/2010 12:22PM

    Yeah dont worry you already look great at weight that you r now, and when ur wedding is here it will be a lot easier b cuz you dont want to get to small for wedding dress that u r going to look fab in. Now after the wedding emoticon, me and you are going to have our game faces on b cuz u and I can make it to the 140's together. Hope you have a wonderful aerobics work out tonite emoticon

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DAVEYSHADOW 8/10/2010 11:59AM

    Enjoy the water aerobics, you are right with the wedding dress you can't afford to lose too much more until after the wedding, but as you say keep hovering and aim to lose that 1lb to keep you motivated on the mini goal!

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EMBRACE_SUCCESS 8/10/2010 10:04AM

    That's a tough situation to be in and I can totally understand finding yourself there. The fact that you're still maintaining a healthy lifestyle on the wings of your wedding is INCREDIBLE. If there is spiritual/emotional work you need to do, maybe it would be good to focus on that instead of the number on the scale until your wedding in September. Just a thought:) Have a great time at water aerobics tonight!

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Day 18 of 84 Days

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Hey hey!

I was totally beat when i got home from work last night... booo... and my muscles were a little achy from workouts. So day 17 became a rest day. I feel bad about this. But i don't want to feel bad... i have looked at my progress and my weight has been the same for over a month now. BUT... i have to remember that i can't lose too much more weight, atleast until after my wedding, because i don't want to propose more problems with my wedding dress... so maybe i should be thankful i am the same weight, Atleast i haven't gained. But i shouldn't have gained, because i am still on track (most of the time)... i feel a little bit like i'm in a catch 22.

I am excited to see any progress in the Bootcamp update we have coming up ... but am worried there will be no progress. I have worked out more, so maybe i will tone up. I hope so.

Day 18 will be a good one, as i have aqua aerobics later again tonight. I'm excited for that and am enjoying a different style of workout. I get sore from it so i do believe my body is responding in a positive manner.

SparkRecipes is so great... i made lamb kaftas (we call 'em koftas) last night for tea... i did have a slightly large portion... but they were so good! LOL... Thought i would post a pic, if i hadn't have made them myself i'd have sworn somebody bought them from a shop or takeaway haha...

They were sooooo good... and i grilled 'em so got rid of a lot of that lamb fat!! So i'd highly recommend the recipes to everyone. "baked beef or lamb kaftas"

I am eating more carbs daily this week... it's bringing me more into or closer to my daily nutrtional goals, so maybe that will help me, maybe it won't? Next week will tell!

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MZDOLPHIN 8/7/2010 12:13AM

    it does look yummy

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DAVEYSHADOW 8/6/2010 4:33AM

    emoticon keep up the god work, hope you enjoyed the aqua aerobics

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FITJEANS 8/5/2010 10:49AM

    So steph my mouth is like watering up rite now b cuz that looks so delicious. You r doing such a wonderful job.First I would like to congratulate you on getting married to ur soul mate, and when is the wedding. U r so emoticon

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Day 16 & 17 of 84 Bootcamp

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Day 16. My laptop wouldn't load when i wanted to type last night so here it is now.
Day 16 was a good one. Very clean eating. Home from work, did a Spark Wedding Dress strength workout and had some bran flakes before going to aqua fit.

Aqua fit was fun, and challenging. It's all about individual effort - how much do you want from it? Then you can get that from it! I kept going and tired myself out. Afterwards i did some fast breaststroke for 10 minutes and the front crawl for 5 mins. Felt like a lot longer haha...

I had another Spark recipe when i got home, spinach & feta scramble and man... it was so yum it was worth waiting for after splashing about in the water!!!

Tonight i might skip strength, although i might do lower body and legs. Yeah i think i will. I'dd have some cardio too. Not as much, maybe 20 minutes. I'll see how i feel later, i could get home and go to sleep - the way i feel right now but i gotta fit something in for BOOOTCAMP!!!

So i do think i am back on the right track now. See what planning meals does for you? =)

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    Planning is priceless! Glad you had a good day!

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B-LYNN1ST 8/4/2010 9:30AM

    Your dinner sounds so good.. I'm going to have to dip into sparks cook book and pick out a few of them for myself too.. You had a wonderful day, and I am so happy for you. I know you are going to look fabo in your wedding dress, and I can't wait for you to upload those photos. Keep on pushing, sistha..

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FITJEANS 8/4/2010 9:23AM

    spinach & feta scramble man that does sound good Ill have to try that out. That is wonderful that you are right on track. It makes me want to go and workout now I think I will. emoticon

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MZDOLPHIN 8/4/2010 8:59AM


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DAVEYSHADOW 8/4/2010 8:33AM

    emoticon emoticon Go for it, glad you have your inner spark back!

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Day 15 & Dealing With Frustration

Monday, August 02, 2010

Day 15 it is. I made it a good one. *I* made it a good one. I am being positive. Now.
Day 14 had ok eating. Not for dinner. I didn't do any exercise.

I was SO frustrated yesterday. Even some of today. I didn't know what i wanted to eat. I didn't want our traditional Sunday roast dinner. I wanted something healthy. Healthier. I couldn't decide or even think of something up what i wanted. I went shopping with my DF and we walked around Tesc's for like an hour. I put burgers in the trolley. And then a big pizza. And then sausages. What was i doing? What was i having?

I was frustrated with Stephen, i just wanted him to TELL me what we were eating, but for it to be perfect. Nothing could be perfect though because i was just so... up tight.

I then suggested we eat out again. A buffet place. I figured if we went to a buffet place, i would have a bit of everything, but i wouldn't overload. Yeah? Good thing was - i so think i saved myself from falling down low... and some bad eating... by sort of making a bad decision? But... with good, ripples.

We put all the crap back on the shelves and walked out. That was a relief. I felt better already. We went for a meal and had a few drinks afterwards. I was happier and less frustrated.

I did lose a quarter of a pound in my weigh in. This still frustrated me... i had different forms of exercise this week and thought it just might blow me past my plateu. It didn't. Why i let this frustrate me... i don't know, because in my heart i know i haven't been 100% effort like i could be, like i used to be. Like i was to get here.

So i fixed something. I haven't been meal planning for the past couple of weeks... maybe more. I haven't ate really bad, but i do think the not planning has hurt me a little bit. I planned out this week with exciting recipes from Spark, to kickstart my week and put the excitement back into it. (we had bavarian beef stew for tea, not bad!)

I had an hours hi-impact cardio later today, with strength training afterwards. I'm eating good. I am going to make this a good week. I am taking responsibility for myself and my own actions and i am going to repair what i've started to tear.

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FITJEANS 8/5/2010 10:52AM

    U R emoticon. Planning sounds like a plan.

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B-LYNN1ST 8/4/2010 9:34AM

    We have those days when we get FRUSTRATED.. I have them all the time. I'm yelling the hell with this.. I'm eating something sweet.. Then when I eat that something sweet. And I feel much better. Not happy with the scale when I over do it.. BUT! I'm always bouncing back.. You will bounce back. That's what we do. BOUNCE!

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DAVEYSHADOW 8/4/2010 3:21AM

    emoticon on putting the bad stuff bad back, it will work, stick with it!

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LOVE_KRISTIN 8/3/2010 5:10AM

  I know how it feels to be frustrated... when I look at what i could weigh if i stuck with it and not slacked off it makes me sad. Then I think at least i'm still in this, it might take me longer to reach my goal weight, but not giving up is a big deal for me. You'll be fine, just continue planning your meals and exercising. You already came a long way and should be proud of what you've accomplished!

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    emoticonYou can do it...Just keep reminding yourself where you want to be.

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SWEETLIPS 8/2/2010 5:27PM

    I also get frustrated more with myself than with the weightloss, because July, I failed to plan a lot of my days and that makes me plan to fail, and I just beat myself up for that. You are doing so well, and you are also so encouraging that I think yesterday, might have been a bllep on the screen... How about this one - Hubby bought home oatmeal cookies - I ate an apple. I love him still, however, He might receive some damage upside the head if that happens again. Actually, I can up to 2, but I do not want it to trigger bad behavior.

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-POOKIE- 8/2/2010 5:27PM

    I find planning ahead on my food tracker is a HUGE help, I get paniced if I dont these days! I love planning and tweaking to get a good eating day pre-planned.

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DIAMORROW1 8/2/2010 4:47PM

    emoticonI get frustrated tooo but I have to remember that I didnt put this weight on in a week so I souldnt expect to take if off in a few weekes. Drat!!

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Day 13 & Sale Shopping!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Day 12 eating through the day was good. Friday night i went for a Thai meal with my darling FiancÚ. I felt great too... really great. Even though i didn't have anything spectacular to wear as all my dresses and stuff are too big... :s so i wore jeans with wedges and a top. We took pictures so i'm gonna put one or two in my gallery.

We ate and drank and had a really good night. We haven't been out and enjoyed ourselves for aaaaages!!!! =D

I slept in today. I was a little hungover. I didn't eat so great. I didn't exercise either. We did walk around town though, and picked up our wedding rings. Eek!!! I also went to look for a swimming costume so i'm more comfortable in aqua fit and not keeping hold of my bottoms to stop them slipping off LOL. I picked up a nice Speedo costume in the sale. We went into another sports shop to have a peak at their sale items. I am so so pleased we did - i actually have a pair of tracksuit bottoms that fit me now!! I got a cute grey pair of Adidas with pink down the side (lol) and a really nice dri-fit Nike workout top. *big wide smiles* - i haven't shopped for sports clothes in so long so i was in my element.

What also pleased me was the sizes, i got a 14 in the pants and they're perfect. The biggest size left in the Nike top was 12, but it looked pretty big so i bought it anyway, and my boobs have shrunk... and it was perrfect! And with an invisible bra inside too and that fits great without needing my sports bra!!

So big woohoo's!!! Back to hardcore bootcamp tomorrow!!!!

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FITJEANS 8/2/2010 2:52PM

    Sounds like you all had a wonderful time. It is so great that you can be comfortable in a swim suit us women have a lots of isues with bathing suits. I finally found a swimming suit this year since havin kids that shows off my best assets emoticon

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MANDYDE 7/31/2010 4:23PM

    Must have felt fantastic treating yourself to some great exercise clothes and getting sizes 12 and 14 - wow! Congrats on picking up the wedding rings - how exciting, brings back happy memories emoticon

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