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A Small Gain After A Big Loss

Monday, November 22, 2010

I had my new Monday weigh in and i gained a pound. I'm really happy with this - yeah i know it's a gain BUT, i lost over 6 pounds last week! Sooo to still be so close to my huge loss, i'm really pleased and ready to keep moving and working.

I over ate and drank Saturday night for my Mum & Dad's Silver Wedding Anniversary and then Sunday i had hangover food... but it's all good because this is my lifestyle, i had a day and a half off and now i am back to being sensible.

I didn't work out when i got home tonight - i am soooo tired right now - i should actually be in bed now but i wanted to Spark around for a little while, i'll go to bed with my book shortly. I did have an abs workout though, because that's what my main focus is now. I didn't realise how hard i actually find crunches and stuff... i read about people doing 200 a day and i can barely knock out 30!

Another happy note, since it's my second week being under 159lbs, that means i have lost over 80lbs! Woohoo! I did have to make sure it was atleast over a week though, just to be sure hah.

I need some sleep !

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PUNZIE73 11/25/2010 9:44AM

    159 is my ultimate goal. I hope I can do it. You should be proud of yourself! You go girl!

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FITJEANS 11/22/2010 11:46PM

    Wow steph i am so proud of ya, you are amazing. Youve done a phenomenal job, your gonna have to send some of that emoticonness over here. I am truly motivated after visiting your page. Thanks chica you rock emoticon emoticon as usual. Just continue to keep being that beautiful woman from within.
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BLAAMA57 11/22/2010 5:41PM

    Congratulations! I love your positive attitude when you gained a pound. I'm very inspired by you, because you have lost so much! I hope to look like you in a year or so! :)

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YESKATIECAN 11/22/2010 4:21PM

A pound means nothing if you had a great weekend with your family! Next week, it will be gone and then some! Your friggin amazing girl!!! You look sooo good and you did it the right way!


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Wow !

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I'm genuinely shocked!

I checked my email today and there was an email from Sparkpeople... with the subject "You Are A Motivational Member !!!! Woww!!!!!

I never ever thought I'd be one of those... I have never set out to be to be honest. I like to come to Spark for the obvious reasons but to also read into the lives of other people, into their successes, their ups and downs, their struggles... I like to make friends, leave notes to let the person know i have read, or my opinion, or if i understand where they are. I was never setting out to speak to people to be a motivator!

Wow, i'm kind of honoured. I just want to say thank you so much to all the people who clicked that button on my Sparkpage saying i motivated them... I am really touched, and happy, and honoured that people have actually clicked that button because that's how they feel.

Wow! I can't stop wowing! I'm gonna be telling everybody hehe, i'm shocked!!

It's such a nice thing. =)


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ABNTRPRSWIFE 11/21/2010 7:51PM

    I just found you on the motivational page and I have to say you definitely motivate me. Watching where you were (which was where I was) and where you are now (which is where I want to be) makes me want to work that much harder. So thank you. Sharing your story is appreciated. emoticon

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FITJEANS 11/18/2010 12:23PM

    Wow you rock steph, you are definitely a motivator. Youve kept me motivated throughout my whole journey. I definitely brag about ya because you look amazing and just all around inspire me. Keep being that amazing motivator that you are . Have a fantastic weeend. emoticon

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SEXYSLIM78 11/17/2010 7:43PM

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EMBRACE_SUCCESS 11/17/2010 4:31PM

    WooHoo!! You deserve it!
Keep on truckin'!!

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-POOKIE- 11/17/2010 4:07PM


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IBECCA 11/17/2010 3:50PM

    Bravo! congrats to you!!!

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YESKATIECAN 11/17/2010 3:50PM

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You totally have earned it! You are always positive, encouraging, and motivate me almost daily! Enjoy being recognized for being awesome!!!


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SKINNYPOWELL1 11/17/2010 3:39PM

    emoticonyou've earned it. Ya never know who you are going to SPARK with your kind comments. A true motivator always has an uplifting words. Good job.

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DAVEYSHADOW 11/17/2010 3:37PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon keep motivating and motivated!

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Not So Far After All...

Monday, November 15, 2010

Holy Cow.

I just weighed myself. I'm trying not to get too excited. I have been great since last Monday, no takeaway, and SWEATY workouts. I've had a big loss. Lots more than i was hoping for.

Last Monday i weighed in at 161.75lbs. I just weighed in now at 155.25lbs.


I had to record it because i've never been this light before. I just thought to myself, JEEZ - my goal weight is 145? 10 whole pounds away... suddenly my new goal doesn't seem so far away... I know i can DO it.

So here's the scoop. I didn't know whether to record this BECAUSE of the following.
I attended a rrrrrrrreally long seminar after work tonight. I thought it would last an hour, so i'd be eating a bit later. Wrong. The seminar lasted a whopping 3 hours. I haven't ate for approx. 8 hours. Damnit!! There was food at the beginning of the seminar but i used my self control and refused any food, 1. because it wasn't of the healthiest choices and 2. i was eating with Hubby when i got home.

I am still eating with Hubby now i am home, and we are ordering takeout. *Sigh* - that's a way to backfire huh?

Well, i'll get over it. Tonight i am allowing, and i'm not gonna make any crumby excuses - i am eating junk tonight and that is by choice. I'm not gonna be down about it. I just lost 6lbs man, i'm giving myself a break.

The seminar also meant i didn't get to do my planned workout. So that's happening tomorrow. And then i'll add some more to the rest of the week to make up for tonight.

I am ON it!

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FITJEANS 11/18/2010 6:27PM

    Wow steph you continue to inspire me, that is fabulous that you knocke emoticond them lbs right on out. emoticon
we are on team whoop them lbs lol!
6lbs steph emoticon you rock emoticon emoticon

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-POOKIE- 11/16/2010 7:01AM

    Yay! Great going, hope you enjoyed!

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MRSSIBRAT 11/16/2010 6:44AM

    amazing!!!!!!!! way to work it lady...enjoy your time with the hubby

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LOVE_KRISTIN 11/16/2010 4:15AM

  OMG That's amazing!!! I can't wait to reach the 150s!!

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JUDY1676 11/15/2010 9:25PM

    Good for you!!!

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YESKATIECAN 11/15/2010 5:00PM

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Steph that is FANTASTIC!!!! Your such a role model for hard work and dedication!! Congratulations on the loss this week!! WTG girl!!!

Let's kick a** this week!


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Designer Rewards!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ahhh... gosh, over a year ago now i never thought i'd EVER wear designer clothes again. Ever. I'm not all shallow or "everything must be a brand name" or anything, but i like to have the odd thing or 2 that i like.

Today my dear Husband (still not used to that, haha) took me to a shop called Cult where he bought me a beautiful bright turqoise Superdry hoodie. Yay!! So so happy i finally have one, hah, it's never going to be off my back! It's a Large too, although they didn't have XL for me to try anyway haha... it's just so so nice to be able to look at the hoodies i love and actually get one and ACTUALLY wear one! Woohoo!

I was completely spoiled - he bought me two little t-shirts there too. I LOVE them. They are ladylike and fitted - which is a change from my usual baggy stuff. =P One fits perfect, the other is a good fit, it's just a little more fitted around the mid-rift, sooooo some work needs to be done for the belly, for me to feel comfortable and confident in it.

I have decided i might dress casually at Christmas - so it's a perfect target for me to work super hard on my belly so that i can feel great in my lovely Superdry t-shirt, hehe!!

I'm doing good right now. I just had a long and tough workout before tonight's roast dinner, and i have my weigh in tomorrow. So another NEW workout tomorrow - Davina fit. Excited to try that.


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ZUMBAWITHTASHA 11/15/2010 6:42PM

    emoticonI am so excited to have that kind of progress ...(soon emoticon). emoticon keep up the good work!

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JOANOFSPARK 11/15/2010 10:37AM

    awesome.....what fun..:)

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GLOMER 11/15/2010 10:29AM

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What a wonderful time for you!

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DAVEYSHADOW 11/15/2010 4:10AM

    emoticon ED loves Cult, she would spend all her money if she could there. She is saving for the hooded Gilet at the moment.

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Friday Feelin'

Friday, November 12, 2010

Ahhhh finally Friday - and my weekend off work!!! I worked last weekend so tomorrow is my first lie in for 12 days. Alright it's not that long but certainly feels it.

I am good right now, in a good place. I'm still not in the perfect place where things are easy, but i am pushing and pushing to work out and eat well. I'll get there.

I got home tonight after work and felt sooooooo tired. So what? I put my clothes on and went for it. Phew!! Feel better now!

No excuses allowed anymore.

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SWEETLIPS 11/12/2010 8:56PM

    Hey, you worked it. yes, I was having a lamenting yesterday. It makes me count my blessings and today, I am great. Still having cold, but it is on its way away too. Enjoy the weekend, I am so looking forward to it too.

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DAVEYSHADOW 11/12/2010 4:37PM

    emoticon I was up for doing nothing and then I watched a BL episode and Bob challenged the viewers to do a 5 minute workout of just sqaut, curl and press with a weight during the advert break, so I thought so what and went for it. Feel much better for just 5 mins exercise LOl! Now where is my glass of red wime!
Enjoy the lie in, I get one as well on a Saturday, only day of the week when we do.

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