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Changing Shape........

Friday, July 30, 2010

My progress:
Feb 2009 -...... Feb '10....March....June..........Aug

Chest= 40" ....39" ..........................38" ..............38"
Waist= 38" ....33"...........................33" ..............33"
Hips== 41" .....39.5" .......................39.5".......... 39"
Knees16.5" ....15.5" .......................15.5"..........15"
Thigh 24" ........23.5" ........23"............................23"
Calves15".........14"...................
...........................14"
Upp Arm=12"...11"............11"..............
..............11"


Since my last measure-up I've lost 1" = half inch off Hips and half inch off Knees.

Lets hope the 30 Day Shred will reap more toned up measurements by the end of August.
I live in hope!

In the meantime I celebrate yet another inch loss.

If you are NOT measuring yet - then I do urge you to start - its not all about those scales xx

M x

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

FITKAT2010 7/31/2010 7:05AM

    Great reminder for us all. This Sunday I measure.

Thanks!

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SAVAGEWIFE 7/31/2010 6:00AM

    Well done!! I've decided to stop being so hung up on my weight after having a body composition analysis and finding out i have a REALLY high percentage of muscle. Thats why I'm heavy and a size 10-HELLO why am i worried? emoticon

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BRANDI1809 7/31/2010 5:17AM

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Brilliant Mandy, well done.
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KERANCE 7/30/2010 4:11PM

    Keep at it hun, you're doing really well - congrats to your inch loss! It's what it's all about!
Have a great weekend!
xXx

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OPHELIA105 7/30/2010 2:09PM

    oooh well done!

one of my regrets is not measuring at the beginning but I'm not very good with numbers..

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SHREKWARD 7/30/2010 1:10PM

    Mandy, inches are fine but I need yards!
It's good to hear that your shrinking! (in the right places at least!)
Well done!

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LIZBUCK1 7/30/2010 12:30PM

    Well done on your inch loss. I didn't measure the first time I lost weight and really regretted it. I made sure I measured myself when I started this time because, as you say, it's not all about the scales.

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ITS_NOT_EASY 7/30/2010 11:02AM

    Well done, you're doing fantastic emoticon

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JULIAOAK 7/30/2010 10:35AM

    well done on your inch loss!! emoticon

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ANDREWS_MOM 7/30/2010 9:04AM

    emoticon on the loss!
Couldn't agree with you more about measuring!
You're doing emoticon!!

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A New Me........

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Well I'm making the changes I promised myself 2 yrs ago, body is improving and have just been clothes shopping to impress the wardrobe! A long way to go yet but have just thrown out a huge bag of clothes for the charity bin, the usual suits, jackets oldie faithfuls of women my age!

Now I have modern outfits in bright colours including new....umm..... shhhh.... underwear!

It all feels so refreshing!

However the major biggie for me was my long hair going short..... I did chicken out at the last minute and didn't go as short as previously planned, and it does look nice, however now that I've got used to it, I'll probably have it even shorter by the end of July.

Comparison:




Not bad for starters, but am now working on my abs for the whole of July and of course the usual cardio.

Wish me luck - this back/pelvic recurring injury just keeps throwing a spanner in the works just as I'm gaining ground!!

Have a fab July my sparkfriends - make it something to celebrate!

M xx

  
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2BHOTNTONED 7/14/2010 12:30PM

    Love your new hairstyle.
Good luck with the rest of your goals, i know you will get there.

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FITKAT2010 7/7/2010 6:20AM

    You looked fab before and you look fab now! There is a big difference.

I always go to the thoughts/emotions aspect of anything going on with the body. Perhaps writing about your pain would give you some clues about the back issue. It's worth a try if you want to take a gander.

Your doing swell! Congrats.

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BLUEGIRL36 7/7/2010 5:41AM

    very inspiring! you look great!x

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GOSSAMERSQUARE 7/6/2010 3:39AM

  I love the new hair. It really suits you.

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_HOLLY 7/5/2010 9:57PM

    Love the new hair!

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MARY1313 7/5/2010 9:35PM

    WOW! that is a huge change and you look way younger! I love it, it suits you!

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SAVAGEWIFE 7/5/2010 9:09AM

    Wow!! The hair is amazing! I love the lighter colour on you too. xx emoticon

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SURLYGIRL 7/4/2010 8:21AM

    absolutely LOVE the new hair - cut and color! Makes you look 10 years younger.

I'll bet betwwen the new look and the new undies - on the new you - you and your DH are both very happy! emoticon

xoxo - Carolanne

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MARCYNA 7/4/2010 8:17AM

    WoW. You look so different, younger and more sophisticated...sure you need new clothes too emoticon

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IMASWEETIE27 7/4/2010 3:13AM

    You look amazing hon! Love the new hair! Well done on all everything you've accomplished so far! You're definitely an inspiration to us all! :)

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LFLFLPLP 7/3/2010 4:10PM

    I LOVE it!!!! Very beautiful and you look so much younger with the new style.....making me rethink growing out my hair!!

Congratulations on all the great changes you are making for yourself. Good for you for doing nice things for you....you definitely deserve them!!!

btw, thanks for the comments on my blog....your description of eating KFC had me cracking up. emoticon

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CATMAN124 7/3/2010 4:09PM

    Looking good lady, very sexy haircut

and I won't mention the ...... shhhh.... Undies......if you don't
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PJSTIME 7/3/2010 3:17PM

    I love your new haircut. It looks fantastic.

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KERANCE 7/3/2010 2:55PM

    The hair really does suit you.
I think it looks perfect.
Btw you're totally rocking the picture, you look like a model...very sexy!
xXx

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JANETX62 7/3/2010 2:43PM

    Love it, it suits you so much, you dont half take a good picture.
Janet

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SHREKWARD 7/3/2010 2:34PM

    WOW! Yippee, what happiness to have such a beauty on our team!
Sorry to the rest of you fillies!

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NURSE4HEROES 7/3/2010 2:19PM

    I'm speechless!
What a great haircut! (new color too, right?) Totally flattering look on you. And the length is perfect.
I love reading story.
You have totally inspired me, Madam Leader!
--Holly

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WALKINGGRANDMA 7/3/2010 1:37PM

    I love the reinventing of you. The hair is a dramatic difference. You look years younger! I love it! Have a great weekend and keep moving forward.

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JULIAOAK 7/3/2010 1:18PM

    gorgeous new look!!!
Keep up the good work! emoticon
Hope that injury gets better soon! emoticon emoticon

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OPHELIA105 7/3/2010 1:10PM

    oooooooooooooooooh

so pretty and funky!!!

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RIDLEYRIDER 7/3/2010 12:44PM

  Woohoo! Great choices! Keep up the good work!

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Inch Loss............

Sunday, June 06, 2010

My progress:
Feb 2009 - .......................... Feb 2010....... June 2010

Chest 40" ............................ 39" ................. 38"
Waist 38" ........................... 33"...................33"
Hips 41" ..............................39.5" ............... 39.5"
Knees 16.5" ........................15.5" ............... 15.5"
Thigh 24" ..........................23.5" ................ 23"

So another 1" off chest and .5" off thighs - I'm getting there.

Also just checked my BMI again and am at 24.2

Still need more progress but feel very happy with the way things are going.

Need to increase the strength workouts to tone up more and that will decrease the inches a bit more.

What a nice way to enjoy the weekend!!!

Hope yours was equally as good.

M x

  
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SAVAGEWIFE 6/8/2010 3:38PM

    Well done on the inch loss!! Keep up the hard work! xx

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JANETX62 6/6/2010 4:18PM

    Well done,with your inch loss, and your BMI,hopefully I'll also be at a healthy BMI in a couple of months, keep up the good work.
Janet

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JULIAOAK 6/6/2010 2:49PM

    fantastic results!! Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon

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JESSUK 6/6/2010 1:55PM

    Well done, Mandy! Well, I'm ready for a serious hike when I come over, so that should get our legs in shape!

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IMASWEETIE27 6/6/2010 1:37PM

    That is so awesome!!!! Good for you! Well done! I guess my biggest accomplishment so far as been that I can now wear a size 12, which I never thought would be possible ever again! :D isn't it great?! keep up the hard work!

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BRANDI1809 6/6/2010 12:37PM

    You're getting there.

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_HOLLY 6/6/2010 9:14AM

    Congrats on the inches lost!

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'The Oak Tree' - It'll make you cry!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

The Oak Tree

A mighty wind blew night and day, it stole the oak tree's leaves away,
Then snapped its boughs and pulled its bark, until the oak was tired and stark,
But still the oak tree held its ground, while other trees fell all around.

The weary wind gave up and spoke, 'How can you still be standing Oak?'
The oak tree said, 'I know that you can break each branch of mine in two,
Carry every leaf away, shake my limbs, and make me sway.
But I have roots stretched in the earth, Growing stronger since my birth.
You'll never touch them, for you see, They are the deepest part of me.

Until today, I wasn't sure, of just how much I could endure.
But now I've found, with thanks to you,
I'm stronger than I ever know.'

THESE WORDS ARE IN A FRAMED PICTURE AND PLACED WHERE I EXERCISE,
THEY MOTIVATE ME WHEN I'M FEELING WEAK!

  
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AMBERROGUE 3/10/2009 5:07PM

    Wonderful poem. Thank you so much for sharing it.

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BINEMELLES 3/10/2009 5:05PM

    hello mandy, i followed the link to your page from your comment on faerykitten's blog, because you pointed her to the oak tree, and to be honest, when i saw your profile pic i thought "what a strikingly beautiful girl"!

i am happy i came to read this post, what a wonderful poem. i think i will print it out for myself to hang somewhere i can read it every day!

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GRAMMABEAR05 3/7/2009 12:34PM

    Thank you soooooo much!
You will never know how much I needed that!
I am so glad you are one of my friends ~ I hope I can be as much of an inspiration to you (or others ) someday.
Tamie

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IMASWEETIE27 3/6/2009 6:04AM

    Thanks for the motivation! I can always use it! I already entered my exercise into my tracking so I have to do it now!

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ALLYB91 3/5/2009 1:55PM

  Love it! Thanks for sharing these words x

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SKINNYNANNY 3/5/2009 11:35AM

    thanks so much,
oh to be like a mighty oak,
and remember that although we get blown and cracked,
our roots run deep and hold us fast.

blesssings
skinnyna
nny

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