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Weekly Challenge Complete

Friday, January 28, 2011

I had an abs challenge this week with my Sparkfriend (ANGELWINGS emoticon) from the Torture Chambers and my other Sparkfriend - the self-challenge queen herself (FITJEANS emoticon) joined us in it. Challenge was 300 straight crunches, 150 crunch with twist and 150 elbow to knee crunches.

At the start of the week i got a little scared and really doubted myself being able to complete this challenge. Well i have thrived from it all week... i have worked my butt off and then pushed for the challenge. As of tonight i have the challenge complete, I have 420 crunches in, and 150 each for the twist&elbow. Woohoo i feel great and really pleased with myself!! Oh and i have 240 pushups in too!

I'm loving the high i'm on at the moment.... i am able to truck on and i am happy and wanting to work out. I'm a little surprised the motivation has lasted all the way through January - and grateful for it, and proud of it too. I've had one rest day this week since Sunday - that feels amazing too.

I want to go for a run tomorrow. I have laid my clothes out ready and i'm putting a playlist together on the Ipod. I chickened out last weekend. My alarm went off and i switched it straight off. Ack. I really want to do it though - to show myself i can again. So i am going to push for it. I have to be in work around 8:30am anyways so i plan to get up 6:30am and go run and shower before work. It's gonna be -2 in the morning apparently - but as soon as you've got going and get warm, everything's fine. I hope i remember this when i feel the cold in the morning haha. Oh and i'm motivating myself by driving to the beach to run! There should be other runners there too! COME ON STEPH YOU CAN DO THIS!!

Have a great weekend Sparkers! x

  
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KASEYCOFF 1/30/2011 5:01AM

    Love your running plan - what a great way to motivate yourself, having everything ready and psyching yourself up to go 'n' do!
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ANGELWINGS71079 1/29/2011 8:40PM

    You are amazing, and my challenge is complete too. I will blog about it later as well as post it in the Chambers. Totally loving life right now, and my wonderfull sparkfriends. You all keep me moving and pushing forward.

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SPACELION 1/29/2011 4:09AM

    WOW! That is absolutely astounding! You're a machiiine hahaha. That many crunches is crazy, so you should be proud! I do 60 regular crunches and 24 bicycle crunches (in sets) on my strength training days and that kills me hehe, I feel like I need to step it up now :P
Bravo on all your progress Steph, you are fabulous!!
xx

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-POOKIE- 1/29/2011 2:07AM

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B-LYNN1ST 1/29/2011 12:16AM

    emoticon that's my little Lady Bug... YOU keep on pushing..
emoticon You are doing a great job.. And as long as you are in FITJEANS care.. I know you are going to make it to all your goals.... You are going to be in a smaller pair jeans.. LOL!

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FITJEANS 1/28/2011 7:17PM

    This is so awesome, I so wish we could be running buddies emoticon emoticon ill be the guy wit the green shirt lol! emoticon. yes i think is also super emoticon emoticon that you are motivating your self by driving to the bea emoticonch. that is definitely a treat!
so glad to be surrounded my amazing sparkfriends like you, and angel wings. yOu guys are pushing your selves to the limit, and I love it! Oh and steph 240 pushups, when i read that I said to myself way to go steph! ttyl thanks for being the most amazing beautifu person that you are!

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LAMOURA 1/28/2011 6:32PM

    emoticon you love torture emoticon emoticon Great job on getting your challenge done plus more!! emoticon

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Quick One

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Just a quickie.

Abs were sore today and feeling it... wasn't sure whether i'd get my scheduled abs workout in after my cardio tonight... BUT, i pushed through it. I don't know HOW but i just thought to myself "WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS? WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM THIS?"... no pain no gain. Some good old self talk and self motivation. I think it even stopped hurting for a while. This is what it's all about.

I have 300 straight crunches in for the week already. Part of the challenge complete by Wednesday - what's that all about? I DID NOT expect to be able to do this so quickly, sooo i plan to push for more on Friday, for luck! 120 twist crunches and 120 elbow to knee. So 30 each left to do of those to complete challenge. Oh and i'm upto 210 with the pushups (Those are feeling HARD this week too)... which i think might be over the goal for the week? lol!

Still a happy bunny!

  
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B-LYNN1ST 1/28/2011 12:57AM

    Well, one thing I can say.. Lady Bug.. You are kicking your on behind.. Thats for sure... I like that. We all need to kick our behinds.. When we doing it.. It don't hurt as much.. When someone else does it.. OHBOY! They better watch out!

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AVRENIM1 1/28/2011 12:12AM

    WOW!!! emoticon

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FITJEANS 1/27/2011 9:51AM

    This is super great bcuz im not the only emoticon crazy person lol, who talks to myself while working out. Sometimes that is the only thing that keeps me going. Infact I talked to myself last nite. I tried to quit on the tread mill, and i wind up asking myself the same questions you asked your self.

YOur abs are sore, awesome. That just means you are getin some major results. Like loss of inches. Woo hoo! So proud of you, you ae provin that all of this obtainable. Def not worried about your work out, bcuz when your able to do all of that. It just means that you have increased your strength. Im giving that strength a 9 chica! emoticon. You are so emoticon.

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BAZNCAZ 1/27/2011 12:13AM

    Very well done with the fitness routine it sounds AWESOME, but STEPH.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL DO NOT DO TO MUCH AND HURT YOURSELF.

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ANGELWINGS71079 1/26/2011 6:38PM

    You are awesome!!! I haven't done any of my challenges yet, but I most certainly will get them in. I don't mind if it's right up to the last minute right before bed...lol I always get home so late and then dinner and of course sparktime. I love a good day off to get everything done...shoot I am officially 4 magazines behind and still have one on the way..lol

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LAMOURA 1/26/2011 5:27PM

    emoticon emoticon you go girl!! Some people say you can work your abs when they are sore some poeple say not to, I try not to I like them to repair and grow...ab muscles do repair faster then other muscles so you can work them more often, but be careful not to cause injury to yourself. emoticon

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On A Roll !

Monday, January 24, 2011

Talking about being on a roll - i was on a roll with my abs workout tonight!!

I'm so happy with January... i just wanna give it a big ol' hug and a big wet kiss. I would thank January - but it's not January that did this is it? It's because *i* took charge. Just like each and every one of us CAN DO.... if we want it, and if we want it bad. We can TAKE CHARGE of our actions and PUSH for what we want. Hell yeah. So.... thanks *me* for really trying this month, haha, i have showed myself what i can do.

I had a small 35mins cardio tonight, working my legs after yesterdays long walk. It felt good and i could feel the muscles working some more. Then i had my abs workout. I have challenged myself (Plug: FITJEANS - Get me - i'm taking your advice and CHALLENGING MYSELF... just like you do every day! =D) and a good friend from the TORTURE CHAMBER is joining me on the challenge (Plug: ANGELWINGS - oh yeah we're doing it!!) to do 300 crunches, 150 twist crunches and 150 elbow to knee crunches this week. Well i am so pleased to say i was ON A ROLL during this workout and i have under my belt for this week already....
180 crunches
60 twist
60 elbow
oh and 30 mod pushups in there. And plank, and some back extensions to even it out a bit. Much more than expected tonight, PHEW!

Funny thing is, i ended up doing a lot more crunches than planned. I don't know how it came about but was talking with my darling after i'd finished (or so i thought) and i asked him to stand on my tummy on my abs. I used to do this back in the day with my friend. He stood on me for a while and was impressed i could hold him haha. Then i got an idea and asked him to sit on my abs. So with my little rest i had a burst and knocked out 30 crunches with him sitting on my abs - woo! That's 153lbs on my abs whilst crunching, LOL! That's another achievement btw - i've NEVER weighed less than him, and NOW i do! Yay!! Anywho i was on a roll!!

Just had a trout fillet filled with spinach and ricotta and a mix of carrot/courgette/sweetcorn/peas... yums! I am full up!

One last thing i wanted to mention. I think i am starting to feel and see my progress this month...i feel a little smaller in my skin, in my body, if that makes sense? I got down to do pushups tonight and my arms looked leaner.... i was doing squats and i felt that my legs were leaner... i don't know whether this is just the endorphins or inner confidence... i'm doing a whole measure up at the end of the month so i'll compare , i think my last measures were the end of October.

I'm just so pleased with my efforts right now. emoticon

  
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B-LYNN1ST 1/26/2011 2:16PM

    Keep it up lady bug.. YOU ROCK!

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FITJEANS 1/26/2011 1:58PM

    Hey chica this is so awesome, so you know i am so like joining you and angel wings in the challenge.I think its cool! Glad you are on a roll, bcuz I am finally back and i am a roll too right along with ya.
emoticon wet kisses emoticon emoticon to january :-D

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SPACELION 1/25/2011 10:23PM

    Awww this blog really made me smile haha. I can't WAIT until I weigh less than my boyfriend, he's losing at the moment too (not that he needs to) and he's literaly 5lb less than me haha so you can imagine how frustrating that is considering he's losing consistently each week too :P
xx

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SEXYSLIM78 1/25/2011 2:14PM

    This is emoticon Steph. emoticon emoticon

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KASEYCOFF 1/25/2011 5:31AM

    YOU are doing FANTASTIC!!!!!
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BAZNCAZ 1/24/2011 10:36PM

    One LEAN - MEAN - FITNESS MACHINE well done STEPH!
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ANGELWINGS71079 1/24/2011 7:40PM

    You are totally on a roll and I love it!!! Reading this makes me want to get up right now and get to some more challenge. I also had a yummy dinner...so yummy I am going to take it for lunch tomorrow. Sirloin Chuck roast (so tender it fell apart in many pieces just getting it out of the crock pot) golden potatoes, and carrots with a crescent roll on the side. Mmmmm Mmmmm good. Kudo's to you on crunches with the hubby on the tummy!!! Please continue to have a Sparky Day!!!

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LAMOURA 1/24/2011 4:10PM

    emoticon wonder women!! emoticon

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-POOKIE- 1/24/2011 3:41PM

    emoticon Wonderful!!!

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CNESMITH2 1/24/2011 3:35PM

    Keep up the good work.

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Anticipating The Last Week of January

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Happy Sunday!

I am very pleased to be entering the last week of January with my head held high. I've had a really fantastic month - i couldn't have asked for it to be any better. Well, let's not get too far ahead - it isn't over yet haha. I lost 2lbs today so i am over the moon and very very happy. I walked into town with my husband today (we walked over 4 miles there and back) and now we're pretty sore. I've eaten fruit and cereals today and bought some funky tops for my Honeymoon. Funky tops i never thought i'd be able to wear... they're fitted t-shirts, cute small ones i only ever thought i'd see on skinny people walking past me... and now, now I get to wear one too!! Not that my goal was to wear something skinny people can, but it's so nice to shop in normal shops, the nice designer shops i would look in the window at.... now i am standing in line waiting to purchase something i really like! Woo!!

So the general feeling of today is just total happiness and lots of confidence. I feel great. And i know that it's down to all my effort, into thinking about what i'm eating - thinking why i am eating it, exploring my taste buds and trying new recipes, AND on the other side, pushing myself in ways i didn't know i could physically - i pushed for 300 pushups last week and WOW, this is huge for me!! Also on the cardio front... i have been kicking my own butt - and totally loving it!!!

Let's go January, let's see out January with a BANG to 2011. I have 2lbs left to reach my goal... maybe i will be at my goal weight - in a healthy BMI, to begin the month of February!

  
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LAMOURA 1/23/2011 8:17PM

    AWESOME!! emoticon you are kicking major butt girl!! Congrats on the cloths it does feel awesome doesn't it? emoticon

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FITJEANS 1/23/2011 7:51PM

    Way to go, as always i am super proud of you. This represents my face rite now emoticon a face full of joy and happiness for my friend steph. 300 pushups, woo hoo thats what im talking about. Reading you saying how you are now able to buy clothes that skinny people can wear. I am just so estatic for you, bcuz i know that is a great, emoticon feeling.
One day someone is gonna b lookin at you like, that skinny girl and they are so not gonna know how hard you have worked to be here, and that they too can do it to. All they have to do is work hard like steph, and it is possible :-D bcuz all thing are possible. You are such a role model, I look up to you. oh and i am so gonna get off here bcuz i would just tell you how wonderful you are all nite bcuz it really does come from the bot emoticonom of my HE emoticonART ttyl steph emoticon emoticon

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LUVMYQUE 1/23/2011 6:26PM

    That is so good...make sure to post some pics with your cute gear on.
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DOINME4LIFE 1/23/2011 12:28PM

    Way to go girlie!!! emoticon

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ANGELWINGS71079 1/23/2011 12:23PM

    That is awesome Steph I am so happy for you. I know that feeling you get when you see yourself wearing something you never thought you would be able to wear. Congratulations to you. Awesome walk to by the way and even better that your husband took the walk with you, now that is what I call support. Have a Sparky Sunday.

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ESBELL 1/23/2011 12:17PM

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Warning - Bikini Pics. :s Gentle Honesty Encouraged!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Whew, i never thought i'd do anything like this.

So I bought a bikini the other day. It kinda fits. It's just my belly that is the main thing i hate / am self conscious about... and am unsure about. I hope my hard work will pay off, i just don't know if the skin can ever get tighter there...

So um, we have front views...

And a little closer,

Ok and much closer on the front...

I don't know if you can see the stretch marks and hanging skin at the bottom of my belly but... maybeee people don't look that closely at you?

Ok now side view...

And a closer side view

I hate the bottom 'sag'! And the fat seems to sit just above my belly button.

So i want some brutal (more of the gentle sort) honesty.
1. Would this scare you if you saw me by the pool/beach?
2. If this was you - would you venture out in a bikini looking like this?
3. Am i one of those silly girls wearing a bikini when i shouldn't? Making people go "Ohhh no - whyyy doesn't she cover herself up?!"?
4. Should i wear this bikini on my honeymoon?

I still have 2 months to work on the belly. Is it gonna be possible?

Thank you in advance. I'm going to hide away forever now.

  
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VERITY50 1/23/2011 8:10PM

    As a mother of three, I've got that pouch too. I'm 52 and won't be showing it in public, but I was scared when I was skinny pre-babies (whole nother story) but that does not mean you should not!

You look great and you can wear it a little higher in front and no one will notice cause all the rest is to die for!

I just looked at your ALL your photos and had to edit this:

IF YOU DON'T WEAR THAT BIKINI LIKE YOU MEAN IT, I'LL BE UPSET!!!!

Baby you must love yourself and do it for you first!

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FITNESSVIXENN 1/23/2011 9:51AM

    YOU CAME TOO FAR ...IF YOU DON'T PUT ON THAT BIKINI AND ROCK IT LIKE YOU NEVER ROCK IT BEFORE!!!YOU LOOK GREAT...LET'S NOT EVEN TALK ABOUT HOW SOME PEOPLE COME TO THE BEACH PLZ....I LOVE IT....SO WEAR IT...AND ENJOY YOUR HONEYMOON,AND YES IT'S POSSIABLE.NO IT WILL NOT SCARE ME.LOOK I HAVE A STRETCH MARKS .THEY ARE ON MY LOVE HANDLES THO.NEXT TIME I TAKE PICS I WILL DO CLOSE UPS.MY SKIN IS SO DARK THAT YOU REALLY CAN'T SEE THEM.ANYWHO...YOU LOOK GREAT ....DO YOU .WHATEVER MAKE YOU HAPPY VW...YOU CAN TO DARN FAR...TO CARE WHAT OTHERS THINK OR FEEL.AS LONG AS YOU LIKE IT.

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DOINME4LIFE 1/22/2011 8:27PM

    Girl you better rock that bikini!!! I can't wait to look like you bc I will be rocking a bikini, a midriff and anything else that can show some skin! LOL!!! emoticon

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SPORADICUS 1/22/2011 4:27PM

    I realize this was a few days ago... but I just wanted to thank you for posting these pics. My tummy looks almost exactly the same way. I have really struggled with the idea that I will never be able to show it again. The fact that you've posted these pics, and you're self conscious, but you're doing it anyway, it's really inspiring. It makes me feel like maybe someday I can wear a bikini too. And if you feel confident, wear it. You look beautiful. You've done an incredible thing. If I saw you, and took the time to notice that you have some stretch marks, I would think, Wow. That girl must have lost a lot of weight. That is so amazing, what a rockstar. :)

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PUNZIE73 1/21/2011 4:43PM

    Beautiful! Looking at your before picture and weight let's me know that this IS possible! You look absolutely amazing! If anyone who sees you in your new bikini and your new body has something negative to say...whip out an old picture and tell them, you've worked damn hard to get to where you are! That's no small feat!

PS. I think you may have just found your skinty-jeans!

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JUDY1676 1/21/2011 11:04AM

    You're looking great! You wouldn't scare me!

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LAMOURA 1/21/2011 1:30AM

    Hey girl you have come along way your AWESOME!! The question is how do you feel in a bikini? I perfer a full body suit due to my stretch marks because it hides my marks on my tummie but it also shows how tiny my waist is... you know two in one it hides what I feel uncomfortable about and shows off what I am proud about and love showing emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JODY22002 1/20/2011 9:48PM

    Yes, you should absolutely wear that bikini! You look awesome! You have lost a lot of weight!

I have the same tummy. It may or may not go away eventually. I am wearing my bikini anyway. I have stretch marks as well. If someone doesn't like it, don't look.

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SPACELION 1/20/2011 7:15PM

    You look amazing! Seriously. Don't you dare think of NOT wearing that bikini haha, by god you've earned it! I have stretchmarks too, and when I come as far as you have I hope I look as good as you do and I am DEFINITELY wearing a bikini haha. I can't imagine anybody saying anything unless they were jealous or self-concious themselves. We are our biggest critic, most people are focusing on themselves and their insecurities at the beach or the pool :P
I am in awe at how well your skin has snapped back into shape after losing so much weight, sounds silly but this has made me feel a lot better after seeing these pictures with you looking so damn hot haha :D. If I look like you when I'm 150/140lbs all I'll ever be wearing is a bikini xD! Bravo my friend for your bravery and how far you've come :D
xx

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SEXYSLIM78 1/20/2011 6:17PM

    Girl you done worked very hard and have come so far. You look great. The most important thing is how you feel about it. If you are comfortable go for it. Dont worry about what others say cuz if they dont like it then dont look. Girl where that binkin on your honey moon. You may not lose all that bulge and the strecth marks, they're going to be there. But you are determined and in two months you will have much more tone. Go for it chica emoticon

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NOPAYNENOGAIN 1/20/2011 4:32PM

    Honestly, wear your tummy like a badge of honor!!! You've made an extremely important healthy choice and you should be PROUD of where you are!!! YOU LOOK AMAZING!

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MAMAOFTWINS 1/20/2011 1:43PM

    Totally cute swimsuit. And you dont look as bad as you think. I agree with Rachel_Mac you should head over to her challange. We all take weekly pictures. Its great. Alot of encouragement. My stomach is also my problem spot. I had twins, need I say more?? ha



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RACHEL_MAC 1/20/2011 11:52AM

    You should join my progress picture challenge!! Post a link to this blog in the team's discussion board and watch all the amazing helpful, sweet, insightful comments you get from the other members of the team. You'll love it! There's a link on my SparkPage!

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ALESHABEE 1/20/2011 11:46AM

    Girl the only thing that matters is how you feel in that bikini. If you feel great then wear it! Don't giver other people the power to determine your joy because then you will never have it. My mom, God bless her cuz she thought she was helping, used to make fun of my stretch marks and tell me mean and horrific things that parents should never say to their kids. It took me a long time to get over it and I finally did...now I can't give a rat's a$$ about what others think. It's my body and if you don't want to see it then don't look.

Enjoy your bikini girl...you have worked hard to get where you are so why shouldn't you enjoy it!!

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ESBELL 1/20/2011 11:45AM

    STEPH - wear it on the honey moon! You look good now, and in two months you will look even better!

PS - had hubs take a look - says you wouldn't scare him - he would offer to rub lotion on your back emoticon

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ALESHIA675 1/20/2011 11:39AM

    You look great. You just need a little more toning up which is definitely doable in 2 months.

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CHAZIF 1/20/2011 11:24AM

    I think you look absolutely great! One thing I have learned is that no two bodies are the same and not to compare myself to anyone else. THAT being said, you should wear whatever you feel best in on your honeymoon. Have a great time and don't let anything get in the way of that.

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SHENIA-NICOLE 1/20/2011 10:46AM

    Child boo!!! Girl you better wear that bikini and rock it honey!!!! emoticon

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FITJEANS 1/20/2011 10:07AM

    Steph you look hot, absoulutely love it. Steph I would definitely wear it. look how far you have came, and that you are in this moment of wearing that gorgeous bikini. Steph I am so proud of you, you really do look good. I wish I could wear that bikini how your wearing it! Awwww steph, for some reason like I am seriously over here like emotional happy for you, because i know how much this means to you and for this to be actually happening rite now. its absouletly beautiful. Steph like you make me want to go workout rite now, because this is motivating me because of how hard you have worked to get here. If I want that bikini body I have to work hard for it too! ..............Calling all emoticons........ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Have a wonderful day!

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ANGELWINGS71079 1/19/2011 8:09PM

    Ok first things first I would totally wear that bikini...Shoot I wear one anyway and I have a different belly problem than you. No matter what I do my belly kind of folds over my belly button. When I lose weight and start getting smaller the little rollover does too, but it is still there. We can all tell you what we think, but here's the thing you have to make the decision yourself. Ask yourself: Am I going to wear this and shy away or am I going to stand tall and be proud of how far I have came. There are many types of people in the world, and unfortunately some are a$$hole$. At the end of the day the only person you have to impress is YOU. Everyone here is going to be supportive because that is why we are all here. I heart you and hope that my comment helps. If you take nothing else from this blog please take with you that the ONLY person you have to face at the end of the day is YOU (mirror), and while I think you should totally wear this bikini and be proud that doesn't mean you will. Don't allow other people to take away from your accomplishments,confidence, and your day that is not their right.
P.S. Love your guns

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KASEYCOFF 1/19/2011 6:06PM

    Honey, if I looked that good in a bikini, I would be ON the BEACH!!!!!!

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You go, girl - ain't nothin' stoppin' you now!!! emoticon

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DKELLEY35 1/19/2011 5:34PM

    You look wonderful and yes wear it on your honeymoon, don't worry about what others think, the only one that matters is you and maybe your future husband, but mostly you. Be proud of what you've accomplished.

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JUNGLEJUNGLE 1/19/2011 4:37PM

  Yes, you can wear a bikini! I would probably go for one that is more like shorts (or french knickers) or hipsters or whatever it is called rather than a string bikini, just to be sure it stays up!!! LOL.

You are doing great, congratulations!

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WISEONE68 1/19/2011 4:20PM

    Steph...you look great. We are always more self-concious of ourselves than others are.

Let me tell you 2 things...
1. the folks I saw this summer at the water park here in Houston had NO shame whatsoever...there were women in bikini's that were very overweight and did not CARE!! Their self-image was remarkable--they did not care what others thought.
2. I, personally, don't think I would ever wear a bikini, but I bought a "tankini" and I was comfortable--I carry my weight in the belly, hips and thighs...but, I was not self-concious!!

It all depends on YOU--how do YOU feel!! Others will always have their opinion...but, how you feel is most important.

You look GREAT!!! emoticon

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JENNY_4 1/19/2011 3:47PM

    emoticon You have come a long way!! emoticon I really, really admire your courage to post pics of yourself in a bikini- there's no way I could do it emoticon

1.Personally, I would NOT be disgusted by you at the beach.

2.My body is very similar to yours, I am totally self conscious about my belly and my thighs- so no I couldn't wear it. I'm the type that would rather wear a full body suit emoticon

3&4.Here's the thing- If you are confident and proud of how you look (which you should be!) then you go on your trip and rock that bikini!
You won't be able to do anything about the loose skin (without surgery) but you can keep working on your muscles and "the fat that seems to sit above your belly button" emoticon

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-POOKIE- 1/19/2011 3:41PM

    No it wouldn't scare, no I wouldnt because I have zero confidence in my body!

If it makes you feel good... go for it. Your not deluding yourself thinking you have perfection, but seriously its looking good!

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DOINIT4MEJONES 1/19/2011 3:39PM

    Steph, I am actually kind of jealous, because I know I am no where near ready for a bikini. Yes, you do have a little "saggy" pouch to work on, but you look great. If I were you, I would definitely be wearing that on your honeymoon. Obviously your fiance' loves you just the way you are, but I am sure he will be equally excited to see you strutin' your stuff in that bikini. Have a great time and again, you look emoticon.

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