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Journey To The Shorts & BLC Fit Test Week 8!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

I am taking a page out of my girl Susan's (IMSOOZEEQ) book... and I took a photo of the size 16 shorts I don't fit into yet. I started off as a size 24, and am currently in size 18's. Now more then ever, I carry the majority of my weight in my stomach... and I wear my pants at my belly button... so while my size 18's are a little big, I am not quite ready for the 16's. I will try them on periodically and see how much closer I am getting until they finally fit! Then I will move onto the 14's! Sometimes the scale doesn't always show the whole story, so I'm hoping to find motivation from the shorts! :D

I will say this, I have not worn shorts since high school, bet that was pretty apparent from my pale skin. emoticon So this would be a big deal not only to fit into them, but to feel comfortable and confident enough in myself to wear them in public! emoticon

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We are now in week 8 of BLC! The time is just flying and before we know it we will be doing our week 12 final update. I will be the first to admit I haven't been working on all of these things as much as I should... but I am doing a lot more than I have been! My 30 day dumbbell challenge is also still in full swing. As far as weight loss, official weigh in is tomorrow, but I'm still around the same weight I was last week. My goal for the challenge was to lose 16.6 pounds and get to 195, and I believe I will hit that by the end of the challenge.

Fit Test Results (Week 1/Week 4/Week 8):
Crunches: 50/75/100 emoticon
Wall Sit: 50/70/110 (seconds) emoticon
(Modified) Squats: 15/25/30 emoticon
(Wall) Push Ups: 25/40/50 emoticon
Walk 1 Mile: 19:37/18:50/18:06 emoticon
Hula Hoops: 3/3/14 (minutes) emoticon

I will say that my squats are getting farther down, so I wasn't that disappointed in the minimal increase. Everything else I was pleased with. I will say the hula hoop is just for fun and just something I like to improve on for me. That is hit and miss though, sometimes I do good and sometimes not so much. I also had a personal record walking with Sparky, and it's actually faster than I walk by myself! 17:20 for a mile! emoticon That little booger really pushes me to walk faster... or maybe he PULLS me to walk faster, either way. emoticon emoticon

And without further ado, the stretching photos... and can I just say despite the unflattering angle, and the fact that there are still visible rolls on my body... I actually looked at the positives! Like how tiny my arms and legs look and the fact that I see some muscle (or something) on my outer thighs! Amazing!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HEATHERFREE 8/1/2013 10:33PM

  you are doing great all around! on the scale and off!

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MERRY_XMAS 8/1/2013 11:10AM

    Amazing progress!!! Well done!!!

PS. I love the Grinch t-shirt!

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    You just blow me away!!! You are doing awesome... and I love that your pup, Sparky, is part of your success.. very fun!.. now, time to move those push-ups to your knees sis! Once I hit 50 reps on my overhead press, I doubled the weight to challenge myself.. so I think you should "take it to your knee"!!

You are going to blow your goal away!

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MAMACHAMBS 8/1/2013 7:21AM

    That's MY girl! Look at all the progress you are making this round! I'm SO proud of you!

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YOYOGRAN 8/1/2013 4:04AM

    Pictorial evidence! You are doing great. emoticon

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    You are making such wonderful progress!! emoticon What a great idea with the jeans pic!!! I am so blessed to have met you this round of BLC and look forward to seeing your continued progress emoticon emoticon

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MINDYSUE65 7/31/2013 12:57PM

    emoticon What awesome progress!!

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JESSYJAINES 7/31/2013 11:55AM

    You're looking good! You are putting in the effort and making realistic goals. Keep pushing and I believe you will reach and surpass all your goals. emoticon

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MEGYSU 7/31/2013 8:42AM

    Good for you...and I have to say, you look amazing!

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BASEBALLMOM21 7/31/2013 7:44AM

    you rock!!! emoticon

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DAWNSJOURNEY 7/31/2013 7:36AM

    LOOK at all the progress you are making.. and not just weight wise but health wise.. you WOO HOO for you my friend.. you are doing Awesome !! emoticon

hugs ,

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AMARILYNH 7/31/2013 6:51AM

    I'm sitting here at my computer grinning like a fool - LOOK at that flexibility progress! AND look at those legs - my suggestion is to get at least one pair of shorts that fit now!! Because its TIME to wear them with pride NOW!

I love the idea of a too small pair though - and my advice is try them on every week because the week you lose the LEAST on the scales may very well be the week they fit perfectly!! At least that's how it was with me as I was losing.

CONGRATULATIONS on the AWESOME success you are having - you ROCK!! TOTALLY ROCK!! emoticon emoticon

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AELI2468 7/31/2013 6:44AM

    You looking fantastic! And your stretching has *really* improved over the 8 weeks! emoticon

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JACKSGRAN 7/31/2013 4:11AM

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Wow, the pictures show it all. YOU ARE DOING SO WELL!


Keep it up. You'll soon be into those shorts.

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DEBSZOO74 7/31/2013 12:25AM

    You are doing so good, Stephanie!!! You have muscles! emoticon

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MARIR23 7/30/2013 10:29PM

    You can do this! emoticon

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ADARKARA 7/30/2013 10:22PM

    Woot! Love your Grinch tee! Keep up the flame, sistah!

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WORKNPROGRESS49 7/30/2013 10:03PM

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SHEENADEE 7/30/2013 9:46PM

    You are making amazing progress!

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CIROHIO 7/30/2013 9:42PM

    emoticon emoticon keep up the good work you'll be in those shorts before you know it. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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