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Allyn's 30 by 30 Challenge - Week 15


Tuesday, December 08, 2009


Much better weigh-in this week. ;)

Holy cow - one month exactly until I turn 30! I'm making the last month of my 20s COUNT!

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NINAAAAAAAAAA 12/23/2009 11:47PM

    Hello.
Your video blogs are amazing and such a good idea! i would love to start posting video blogs but dont know how? can you help you help, little instruction? lol thanks so much!!

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CIARANFURNESS 12/20/2009 4:28AM

    You are doing so well, its very motivating for me to see your great efforts!! Im turning 30 next month too and have a goal to get down to as well, putting in some hard yards to reach it by my 30th! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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EACHDAYAGIFT 12/14/2009 1:48PM

    Hi! I was reading your blog when all of a sudden...what in the world?...you were talking to me!!!
Being 54 and not so modern (almost amish-leaning!) this was my first encounter with a ...what's it even called, a video blog? Well, I LOVED it!! You are adorable and delightful. I bet you looked beautiful in your dress. Good for you for trying the running thing again. I don't think I'm made for running, either. I actually sprained my ankle in the 600 yard run in 8th grade! But my daughter (age 26) keeps telling me that if the people on The Biggest Loser can do it, so could I. (I reminded her they have doctors standing by with ambulances!) I have to say, I think my thirties were my favorite decade, as a whole , so far. So enjoy yours! And way to go on taking off those thanksgiving pounds so quick!

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SKNNYSTHRNBELLE 12/14/2009 1:37PM

    As always, great blog Allyn. I will be back on the thread for the last week starting this afternoon. Can't wait to follow and see how you progress. Great job girl, keep up the good work!

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CAROLYN1213 12/14/2009 12:31PM

    Thanks for the blog! By the way, I just turned 44 and I feel like I'm in my twenties! I actually feel better than I ever have. And as far as 'growing up' goes, I think I will always be young at heart! Always looking for a new challenge!

I hear you on the weight issue. I just said to my husband this morning that I was feeling chubby, like I hadn't lost any weight. Most days I feel that I have lost 57 lbs., but this morning I felt like everyone of those pounds was on me and I wondered it that feeling ever leaves. When will I own the feeling of being smaller?

You have done an awesome job missy! Keep up the good work! Keep setting and reaching those goals!

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BRENFALL09 12/12/2009 6:38PM

    Great blog. I love keeping up and seeing how things are going for you! Know that many of us at spark and here cheering you on and wish you everything good.
Keep up the great work!!
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VIDABONITA 12/11/2009 6:06AM

    Great blog, as usual. Your transformation continues to astound and inspire me!

P.S. 30s are awesome. Just wait and see!

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TIFFANY_SUZANNE 12/10/2009 11:55PM

    You make me smile! emoticon
I was thinking: with the curtains behind your chair you look like you are on Big Brother! LOL.

You ARE designed to be a runner. I'm short too and I think I'm BUILT for it. (except the short legs and big boobs, whatev)
I'm hip to your groove on saying goodbye to our 20's. But Allyn, you are going to be kick-ass at 30. Seriously.

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MELISSAJUSTINA 12/10/2009 9:11PM

    Great video blog! You look great...

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LOGNSMOM0114 12/9/2009 5:50PM

    i love that show too! watch it while on the treadmill it's great except for the tears mixed with the sweat. Great job on the program where do you get the information on the couch to 5 k thing? i would love to do this..but i am where you were with the pain thing though...but that seems like an action goal not a looks thing...know what I mean? Keep up the good work and i love the video blog!

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SHANNONSHEA22 12/9/2009 2:25PM

    I LOVE the video blogs!! They really add a personal note! Congrats on getting through the Christmas party!

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PBGWILLIAMS 12/9/2009 2:18PM

    I completely understand the age thing. I just turned 32 and feel like I am still 20. So weird! Congratulations on losing that weight, I knew you would! 30days and counting...make some AWESOME results girl!!!

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 12/9/2009 12:36PM

    Way to go getting the Thanksgiving week weight back off and for making good choices at the Christmas party. 30 was decent for me but turning 35 sucked and I almost went Rambo on people telling me how they wished they were my age. It's especially weird when you feel like you're still in high school. I so relate. Thankfully growing up is optional! :)

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AXISLADY 12/9/2009 10:04AM

    Hey - I'll be 70 on Friday. Wanna trade? emoticon

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PHOENIXHASRISEN 12/9/2009 7:34AM

    Hey sweetie...
Totally hear you on the age thing. I feel that since I have started on this journey I am just starting to live life... so you can imagine that I do not feel like I am 33 years old... nor do I think I look it! :P
Whether you like it or not... YOU ARE TINY!!!! Sometimes this fat girl syndrome that we carry dogs us for life, because even if we get to the weight we want to... we cannot ever stop or else there is a fear of us going back to where we were previously. Also tiny or not... you are beautiful and your confidence is really coming to fruition... it is probably coming to the point where people just notice your sweet personality and confidence instead of just dwelling on the weight!
ON a side note... did you see Tracy? Didn't she look like a guy ... I swear it looked like she was juicing on steroids or something :P
xo
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LAWRALOO 12/9/2009 12:01AM

    Totally know the feeling of people telling you how 'tiny' you look, at first I really enjoyed it, but the more I hear it the more uncomfortable I am with it.
I went to my hair guy this weekend for my quarterly appt and he just kept talking about it, as I was leaving he was telling one of his assistants 'this guy use to be BIG and look at her!' lol thanks...big? hah. I know he meant well, but it's rough.

Congrats on your loss and making up for last week.
Dang turkey day!
You're doing great and look fantastic!


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AVAYLEE 12/8/2009 11:42PM

    Wow, you look amazing. Thanks for sharing your journey!

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JKSTEIN123 12/8/2009 11:35PM

    Sounds like you are right on track. Good job.

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PAPPHEM 12/8/2009 11:31PM

    Congrats on the weight loss this week and getting back on track! I completely agree with your comments on taking compliments and struggling because you don't feel that different. I had a hard time with that myself over Thanksgiving! But you're doing great and looking awesome, keep up the good work! And keep going on the C25K, it took me til week 3 before I really started to enjoy it :)

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