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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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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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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Ack why don't i blog when i'm doing great?

I had a great week last week. This week the cold weather has set in, and i've been tired from work and seeing family and i let my calories go a few times.

I am doing it, i just need to keep up with my consistancy... it's a little harder this time around. The good news is i didn't put on weight for Monday's weigh in. The bad, i did think i was gonna lose because my workouts were tough and really tired me out.

Time to get the gloves back on.,

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FETTERLESS 11/11/2010 4:30AM

    Keep working out for sure, sounds awesome, but the eating is really the most important thing - if working out is making you super hungry, maybe tone down a little or do more gentle exercise, if it helps you be more consistent? I wish you all the very best with your goals!

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YESKATIECAN 11/10/2010 10:07AM

    I hate the cold!! I'm forever trying to find new ways to sneak in ways to burn calories at work. We decided to do silly dances with the girls in between seeing patients has been working this week..It makes everyone laugh and get steps in.. You are doing sooo well, don't get discouraged. I think your body is trying to catch up to your fabulousness!!!!

Have a great day!!! (Although it is already half over for you! :-P )

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SEXYSLIM78 11/10/2010 7:26AM

    I know i u feel when u work hard and the scale doesn't go down That's why i put mine in storage, hehe. But naw its gone pay off. Look how far u have come. emoticon

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WALIDGAZALA 11/10/2010 7:04AM

    I think you are looking for an excuse. Be courageous and do the necessary.

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DOROTHYBERO 11/10/2010 6:26AM

    Maybe be building up muscles and or your body is seeing if you really are going to keep doing it. Hang in there. emoticon

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-POOKIE- 11/10/2010 5:54AM

    The cold bothers me SO bad, no way I want to strip off layers to work out :(

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DAVEYSHADOW 11/10/2010 5:46AM

    Sometimes it can take a week or so for the good work to show on the scale!

emoticon as you say consistency is the key!

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