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Bootcamp Day 1 - Success!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Feeling great after my first day of getting myself back into gear and on track. It went really well, even though i was totally pooped after a long day at work. 1hr combat cardio, 10 mins bootcamp with Coach Nicole, then to finish with crunches, push ups, bridges, tricep dips. Little mish mash. I think tomorrow i'll have a hardcore strength training for my upper body, give those guns a go over, hah.

I have an appointment at the hospital on Wednesday evening and it can't come quick enough, I've put it out of my mind for now.

So here we go, i'm back on track.


One Work Out Weeks

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ahh i have only been managing one workout a week for the past.... 3? Maybe 4 weeks? I've just cooled down a bit. I am joining a Bootcamp programme though, through a Spark Team and with awesome Sparkfriends... so i need this to get me fired up again and let's get fit!!

I maintained my weight last week, which was really good after i drank all weekend and ate some crap. I don't think i realise though that i'm subconciously making healthier decisions in the way i eat... i've been to buffets and stuff over the weekend and i have noticed a change in myself, so i'm proud!!

I have a hospital appointment for Wednesday 21st July, that's the soonest they could give me. They're very busy down the booby clinic. I have mostly pushed it from my mind at the moment.

I've been getting so much done for my wedding so that has kept me smiling and fired up. 10 weeks til my wedding, eek!!!

Bye for now!

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-POOKIE- 7/14/2010 3:17PM

    Keeping smiling is good stuff!!! *hugs*

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Slow Progress

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

I went to the doctors this morning for my appointment. It was a male doctor. I don't mind either ways anymore... what's got to be done has got to be done.

He examined me. He didn't think he could feel a lump, but said there is a difference in the area i was pointing out. He thought i was a bit hard too. I felt it with him and honestly it felt bigger and bolder to me. SO he has refered me to the hospital for a proper check... and they can do what they need to do all in the one visit, examine, mammogram, and something else that involves a needle piercing the breast to take a sample of something? Scary stuff.

I feel a bit better. He said not to worry, of course, what else is he going to say? Heh... so i just have to wait to hear from the hospital now with my appointment. If i don't hear within a week then i'm to get back in touch.

*fingers crossed it's soon*

Had a great workout last night after i'd been and ate birthday food at my Nephews mini party. I don't feel so bad about it. Workout was fab and i had some mega mega strength afterwards. Feeling it a little today... have a feeling it will be worse tomorrow haha.

So all is good, otherwise. =)

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FITJEANS 7/20/2010 8:53PM

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LOVE_KRISTIN 7/8/2010 4:46AM

  Aww... i hope everything is ok. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you and say a little prayer. I think everything will be ok, just have faith. Exercise is good, it will help you keep your mind off things. Hang in there =)

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B-LYNN1ST 7/7/2010 12:28PM

    HUGS! My *fingers are crossed*.
I have you in my prayerrs, and I hope it's nothing. I prayer it's nothing.. U will be okay.. I'm glad you had a great day, and a great workout..

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    You are doing everything you can. If it all gets too overwhelming, remember to just breathe. I hope they're able to schedule an appointment soon!

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-POOKIE- 7/7/2010 7:48AM

    *hugs* I hope you get to see somebody else soon, I cant imagine the worry this may be causing you.

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DAVEYSHADOW 7/7/2010 7:40AM

    Hope your appt comes through quickly, I am sure everything will be ok, just keep focused on your wedding and your weight loss, enjoy those hard workouts!

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TEDDYTEDDY 7/7/2010 7:32AM

    Hope it is nothing. I have had these extra exams in the past and thankfully the results are usually immediate so the suspense doesn't cause increased anxiety.

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Appointment Booked

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

I didn't work out last night. Bah. I was tired, hella tired. I got home and went to bed for a good hour. Got up and had some tea. I am working out tonight and i'm doing my upper strength training. For sure. *nods*

I have an appointment at the doctors booked. For tomorrow morning. I just wanna go now. I'm getting a little worried...maybe coz i know Mum is worried. I can feel a lump.... and then i don't know if i can feel a lump? Then i'm certain i can feel a lump. I guess there's only one way to find out.

Roll on tomorrow morning.

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GODSBABYGAL 7/6/2010 10:34PM

    Father God bless Lady V to be in proper form and good health not just tomorrow but the remainder of the year, I ask in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen, and it is so.
Move forward sparkie emoticon

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JUDY1676 7/6/2010 10:37AM

    I'm glad you're checking it out. Keep us informed.

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-POOKIE- 7/6/2010 4:57AM

    *hugs* I hope its all very reassuring and fine, its the right thing to do to get checked out.

Please let us know xxx

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DAVEYSHADOW 7/6/2010 2:08AM

    emoticon You are doing the right thing. The doctor will put your mind at rest I am sure. Let us know how you get on!

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Losing Weight = Costing Money

Saturday, July 03, 2010


I chose my wedding dress back in March. I got measured up, and paid for my dress. It doesn't arrive until a month before my wedding, in September. Mum has been bugging me to go to the shop to tell them i have lost more weight, i told her not to panic, this must happen all the time for them... and they are prepared to do alterations...

So yesterday i went to my dress shop with my Mum and sister. The ladies said they would measure me up and compare measurements from my first fitting... so off we went to the changing room. They were shocked. I was shocked. The numbers were big... it's weird... even though i don't feel the scale has moved much since March (i must check up on how much) the inches must have still been going down. I think my bust went from like 44inches to 31... i don't know... i have totally lost my boobs.

It was the manager who measured me up. She said if i had gone down by 3 dress sizes then my dress would have to be cancelled and re-ordered in my new size. Guess what? That happened. And cost me. Big time. I had to pay over a quarter of what i've paid for my dress already for the cancellation and late ordering. DAMN! They ordered my a size 16/18 first time around, which apparentely was high street size 14-16. I was mega shocked-happy at the time. The dress i tried on in the shop, the sample dress was a size 14, in high street size 12, that was too small on me in March. Yesterday... 2nd of July, that dress was too big for me.

YIKES. I just can't believe this? I am so overwhelmed right now.

The manager ordered me a size 12, highstreet size 10. I don't feel i am actually that size... i think the dresses are a little different... but i never believed i could be a size 14.... and i'm sort of there right now... I never imagined i could do this... I really want to see how far i can actually get.

It's hella good at the same time... but i could really have done with not losing that money.

Also... I got kinda worried about my left breast this week. I noticed on Thursday, when i take my bra off, my boobs drop a lot more now... obviously i have taken a lot of weight out of them and there's some extra skin now... they're not very pretty... anymore... but i noticed, there is a dip at the top/side of my breast. IT's a weird dip... it really goes in. It got me a bit paranoid. I had Stephen take a look and he thought he could feel a lump at first. I don't think there is a lump... they feel pretty normal... just this, concave dip. The other one sort of has the same but not nearly as deep. I told my Mum about it while i was in the changing room in the dress shop... she couldn't get the full effect because i had my bra on. I think i might go to the doctors and get somebody look at it, to put my mind at rest.

So apart from that, i'm making great progress towards my wedding plans. Cake and flowers sorted yesterday. I am eating great, so much fruit lately, although i didn't have any real hard workouts this week... but i'm gonna get back to it, i am. I think i'm just enjoying the break right now.

Ciao !

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MZDOLPHIN 7/5/2010 9:27PM

    Congratulation my dear emoticon

I can see your bright smile from afar emoticon

also best wishes on your upcoming wedd .. I'm sure you'll be the prettiest Bride of all emoticon

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AAKROYD 7/5/2010 12:25PM

    Congrats on your success and best wishes for the remainder of the wedding planning.

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-POOKIE- 7/3/2010 2:10PM

    *nods* I never considered all this when I started losing... thank GOODNESS for now fitting into stuff from Primark *laughs* I LOVE shopping in there!!

Now just where did you get the cute jean-shorts... I neeeeed some and have been looking.

As for your breasts... When I went for check up with nurse, she asked was I checking them regulary etc and I had to say that frankly they feel really different now anyways, loosing fat there has sadly left mine very flat, its a HUGE confidence dint for me.
*hugs* no real advice there, just know you not the only one xx

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LITTLEWIND53 7/3/2010 2:04PM

    Congrats on your remarkable weight and inch loss. If you have to spend money for nothing, that is the best way to do it LOL

Best wishes on your upcoming nuptials.

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DAVEYSHADOW 7/3/2010 9:49AM

    I am sure the breast issue is just losing weight, but you are right to get it checked.

Shame about the money for the dress, but what a reason to spend it, you have done so well! Work hard this weekend!


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SNORRIS40 7/3/2010 7:45AM

    Wishing you the best luck in your future! Sorry about the alteration expense, but I used to work in a bridal salon and it usually went the other way when girls came to pick up their dresses.
Hopefully, your breast issue is just from loss of weight and will redistribute properly as it gets adjusted to the weight shift. But, if there is an issue, this may be a blessing that you would not have noticed before until it was way advanced. Prayers to you that it is nothing.
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! emoticon

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