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April 2/2017

Wow it’s been a crazy couple of weeks. And I last left off with having less support from some of my friends. I still find it difficult, but managing better. There has been so much that has happened with the challenge and my self. The weekly meetings have given me that one day of relief and being in a surrounding that’s fun and exciting. Some days I feel super anxious about how my weigh in is going to go but I still remind my self it’s just a number and I’m not done yet with my weight loss.

I really enjoyed the Wednesday meeting when a guest speaker from a toast masters came in and helped us talk better and get us ready for our fundraiser. It was hilarious as well very nerve wrecking. I usually hate speaking in front of big crowds, but some how she made it fun and not as terrifying. I’m still slightly terrified to chat in big crowds but i make it fun so I don’t get so nervous.

Another fun meeting night is when Rack Fashion came in to help teach us about our body shapes and how to dress our body shapes. I found out I’m a circle and a hourglass. For years I thought I was just a hourglass, but now I have other options to dress my body shape. I enjoyed trying out the clothing that was provided, It was very slimming.

Same night the passionate home came in to tell us about decorating our homes and how do some of the decorating. The chalk paint they provide sounds amazing I can’t wait to use it. I have chairs that need some updating, and I like the fact o can use this paint to paint the fabric on the chairs.

Leading to the apprentice charity fundraiser it was quite a overwhelming adventure. I have never been so busy trying to get things done for the event. My husband barely saw me and it put some strain on our relationship. But knowing my husband and my self we have overcome a lot in the past few years and we will always over come anything that comes along. The fundraiser was a whole lot of work leading to it but once the day came it was overwhelming and exciting. After some time I freaked out about being a model for our fashion show. Once I got into my first outfit I was so nervous and pretty much rushed though everyone, but realized it wasn’t that scary. When it came to my next outfit, I took the run way with grace and strutted my stuff and posed as much as I could. It was so thrilling and then finally did my last walk through and and I wasn’t nervous anymore. It was a amazing night and I really thank the ladies from Open Arms for letting me going in their group to achieve something I probably would have never gotten a chance to do. All the ladies in my group were amazing and a great role models.

Things are coming to end or some what coming to an end because the top 15 are getting people to vote and the top 3 wild cards are going to be announced soon and then at the little black cocktail party they will announce the wild card for the 3rd segment. I’m not sure if I’ll be in the top 3 or not but I know not blogging enough could hurt my chances. I think I have been mostly discouraged about a lot and might be doubting my self. But today (April 2/2017) I had a top 15 challenger tell me that she believes I have a shot at the wild card and that I need to keep blogging and keep on it. I have been keeping up at the gym and eating healthy and I really hope I’m doing enough give my self that chance. (Thanks Shannon for the boost of confidence)

It’s been a roller coaster and knowing there is going to be a end to this all I have made it my determination to keep on this journey and have gone to she’s fit and signed up for a one year program that helps me with my nutrition and my fitness. And Mary that works at she’s fit says she is going to help keep me on track even when I am feeling at my lowest. I’m excited to start this other part of my journey. There is so much left to do and experience and overcome. I can’t wait to see what’s next for me.

This is a photo of me from our charity fundraiser fashion show.



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Monday – March 13/2017

well I feel like I have been missing quite a bit of blogging, but I have for sure had a ruff couple of weeks since the amazing race.

The amazing race was awesome and my friends and myself had a blast at the amazing race and enjoyed searching for all the great business. It was a great day but unfortunately I didn’t make it to the top 15. I’m super proud of all the women who made it and can’t wait to see who makes it further.

May first was super happy for everything and then I started to feel it, the disappointment in my self for not working harder towards making it to the top 15. All the negative thoughts started rushing through. My husband noticed how much I was being down on my self and cheered me up by making me a sign that said “1st place winner of 2017 – for her great efforts to reaching the top – good job”. That reminded me I’m not done yet and I still have plenty to do. I boosted my self back up but then realized my support system got smaller after people found out I didn’t make it to the top15. So that brought me back to being negative thoughts again. I figured if some people were willing to give up on me why was it worth my time to keep going and give up on my self. It took a couple days to forget everything I was feeling and start over again. I have been going through a lot of ups and down and I just need to keep fighting. I always head to the gym but as of now my biggest fight right now is to get back into routine is my eating habits. I’m eating healthy but I’m just not eating enough, I barely have a appetite and need to force my self to eat. There is still so much I need to work on, but this was the one day I felt I needed to share the emotional roller coaster I have been on, and I just need to fight for my self and not give up on my self. And no one else should give up on their selves.

I thank my family for still sticking with me through all my crazy roller coaster and sticking by me.

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February 27/2017 Monday

I’m feeling a bit better today and not being so hard on my self today. I’m looking to join envie fitness and the boot camp effect. To try and get some more motivation as well a better way to loose weight and get the proffesional help to accomplish that. I look foward to what I may accomplish in the next 6weeks and see how far I will go.

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February 26/2017 Sunday

Today I’m feeling not so great I think I’m a little disappointed in my self and a bit sad I didn’t make it. My husband did make me a little sign last night saying “first place” in his mind to make me feel better, which it did but in my mind I believe I could have tried harder, gone to the gym more and just done more to get to the top 15. But I’m trying to not think like that. I know at the same time I tried my hardest and everyone that got the top 15 deserved their spots. Today has just been a bit negative towards my self but my husband and my family have been showing me I have come a long way already and I still have a long way to go and to not give up. And I CANT give up know

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February 25/2017 Saturday

Today is the amazing race and I’m very nervous but I get to do this day with my best friend my sister Inlaw and a family friend. Very excited and very very nervous to see if I made it to the top 15.


The race went well we got a max of maybe 29-30 business wish we had gotten more and I forgot we could have taken photos at the business that were closed and still posted them, oh well.

So I didn’t make it to the top 15, I’m some what ok with it but I little disappointed in my self that I didn’t work harder maybe to get there. But I can only push my self to try and make it for the wild card. And I have to remember I still have a chance.

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February 24/2017 Friday

Today has been a good day, looking forward to tonight I’m taking my friend to the gym for a buddy workout. So she can show me some things that are working for her and I can show her some things that are working for me.


It was a great work out but just a bit short and rushed we got to the gym a bit late and only had 40minutes to work out but we got a lot done. I may have gone a little hard on the leg press because my legs are a bit achy.  I’ll give them a break from all that weight. Getting nervous for tomorrow’s amazing race, hopefully we get enough right answers for all the business and hope we get enough to get some points.

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February 23/2017 Thursday

I have been getting back to the gym and getting my cardio and core back in gear. I’m mostly aiming towards working on my stomach and getting to loose some inches and pounds there. The only weight lifting I’m doing as of now is my legs and I enjoy pressing 140pounds on the leg press my goal will be at least 180LBS or 200LBS. So we will see. I don’t want to gain to much muscle as of now but I sure do need to bring my fat% down as much as I can.

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February 22/2017 Wednesday

Super excited for today’s meeting and at the same time I feel nervous because I’m hoping I lost some sort of weight/inches. I know I have done the work and hoping it shows. It’s nerve wrecking to know this segment is coming to a end and I’m hoping I make it to the next segment. And if I don’t I guess that’s fine but I will work my butt off to try to get to the wild card for sure.


Omg I lost another 2.5pounds I’m super stoked. I didn’t loose much in inches but the weight was just enough to keep me going.

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Febuary, 21/2017 Tuesaday

Today has been a eventful day but I have been so out of it, I had a very messed up schedule when it came to eating today. I barely ate and it defenitly took a toll on my mood today. I hate beening hungry/angry it really changes someone’s mood. I have realized eating something not so great my stomach hates me a hour or two after and my mood changes to. Eating healthy has really changed me and I know eating in healthy has its negative effects. It’s been a amazing journey.

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Febuary, 20/2017 Monday

Man oh man I have had a exhausting day today, all day Sunday all I wanted to sleep. Saturday took a whole lot out of me and I still felt the same Sunday and today. I did get some much needed sleep but I’m still quite mentally exhausted. But I feel good and relived.
Went to the gym today and got to do my favourite exercise the “leg press” and got to do a good 140LBS and oh wow my legs will be feeling it but I loved the amount I had. Can’t wait to see how much more I can lift in the next little while. I figure I can lift enough because I used to play rugby and I had some really strong legs back then.

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February,19/2017 Sunday

The seminar was quite amazing but today I’m feeling quite exhausted after all the emotions that poured out. Both Friday and Saturday were my eye openers. I realized I missed doing crafting and creating fun felt stories for my daycare children and just in general getting back to my creative side. I realized I would like to go back to school to further my career. And I also realized my past few years working in both cooking and child care, I remember how much someone has power over you and how they can use that power to either bring You down or boost you. I mostly got the tearing down, bullying and negativity from that power of people. I have managed to overcome it in most aspects of my life but there is still work to accomplish. The seminar helped me in many ways and I wish I had the chance to share more with all the ladies, but the ladies I did get to share with, thank you all for the support and help you provided me.


Empower quote – “you were put in this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and do it couragesouly”

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February,18/2017 Saturday

Todays seminar was quite a life changer. I got to realize all the things in my life that has occurred and how they occurred. What has been causing me to gain the weight and have fear, anxiety and depression. Over many years I was bullied in my early 20’s in the work force. I wasn’t able to stand up for my self or protect my self. One exercise go me and I’m sure everyone else thinking was the, you are all in a sinking boat and out of 5 ladies only two can survive and 3 are left on the boat to die. We had to convince the others why we should be the one out of the two to survive. It was amazing to express why your life is important and why you should live. But I did realize no ones life is more important than anyone else. We are all important in our own way. It was a great evening and I learnt a lot about my self and what I need to work on.

My mission statement for the evening.



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February,17/2017 Friday

Its been a busy day and looking forward to tonight’s seminar. Can’t wait to see what will come out and what I’ll get to express.


The seminar was amazing and I got quite emotional. It feels good to express everything that has been dragging me down these past few years. The one exercise I enjoyed was one where you were asked what you would do if you only had 3months to live. It really got me thinking what is important in my life and what I need to do to explore my life further. I think the scariest exercise I experienced was when you have to write your own obituary for your own funeral. It really showed how important the people in your life is.

Even remembering to not regret and to forgive people who you may be mad at need to be forgiven.

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February, 16/2017 Thursday

so today I woke up with such a horrible head cold, but I made sure i had a decent amount of sleep. Hope I can make it through the day lol.


oh my it’s been a bit a great day I have had such a bad headache all day and not sure I’m going to make it to the gym tonight. Just need some TLC  and a good amount of sleep. Measurements from Wednesday, very proud of it all


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February, 15/2017 Wednesday

Another morning gym work out and hope I’ll feel a bit better. I’m feeling quite low energy and it’s been a tuff few days and hope tonight meeting will give me some perspective.


A bit of low energy but making sure I eat some high energy food to keep me going. Not feeling all that good but it could be because I didn’t have a great night sleep last night.


so I was very happy with my results tonight and got to do some fun things for a small portion of the seminar. It truly makes you think about your life and what causes some of the negatives in your life. Can’t wait for more things to come Friday and Saturday.

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February, 14/2017 Tuesday


Had a eventful day and hot to the gym this morning. I’m not quite use to going to the gym in the morning but it isn’t to bad. But I’m nervous every it might actually make me a bit tired after some time at work.


do I’m actually getting quite tired. And working out in the morning is take up a bit of my energy. Working with kids takes a lot of energy to do it’s been quite a day.


Looking toward to tomorrow’s meeting and looking forward to some of my measurements and weigh in. I have had my ups and downs and hope it shows results.

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Febuary 13,2017 Monday

Stay at home day for family day, but definitely a gym day for sure.
Can’t wait to have a little family of my own to spend family day together, some day soon.

Finally saw my favourite machine/equipment today, leg press is my favourite. With the leg press shows all the muscles in your legs working as well shows how much weight you can actually press. I used to play rugby and I miss my toned legs and the leg press can give that back to me. I enjoy ever machine in shesfit and all the benefits they provide me.

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Febuary 13,2017 Monday

Stay at home day for family day, but definitely a gym day for sure.
Can’t wait to have a little family of my own to spend family day together, some day soon.

Finally saw my favourite machine/equipment today, leg press is my favourite. With the leg press shows all the muscles in your legs working as well shows how much weight you can actually press. I used to play rugby and I miss my toned legs and the leg press can give that back to me. I enjoy ever machine in shesfit and all the benefits they provide me.

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Febuary 12,2017 Sunday

I guess my ruff Saturday followed me today on Sunday, I don’t feel that greatly motivated and my mood isn’t all that great. All I can do is keep my mind busy on other things so I’m not so distracted. So I decided to get a little creative and decorate some things for my team costume for the amazing race. I think my favourite was doing some DIY tie die shirts. Had some fun, because I believe it might be a stay at home day, but I do need to do some errands to keep my busy and a little bit active.

Quote ” I will beat her. I will train harder. I will eat cleaner. I know her weaknesses. I know her strengths. I’ve lost to her before, but not this time. She is going down. I have the advantage because I know her well. SHE IS THE OLD ME”

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Febuary 11,2017 Saturday

Today was a interesting day last night I just had a ruff night for no reason. I couldn’t go to sleep at all, I think I stayed up until the next morning at 7:30am. I have never stayed up that late. I figured I had so much on my mind that I didn’t want to go to sleep. When I finally feel asleep I only slept for 5hours. It was quite a ruff day, didn’t get to do much but I got out and walked around. I would say today is one of my hardest days I have had and hope it passes soon. I got to keep fighting and think positive no matter what.

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Febuary 10,2017 Friday

Had a good day at work, made sure I kept busy for sure. Having some issues keeping my energy up, especially in the mornings. I tend to have more energy during the late afternoon and night times. Got to figure out what works best for me.
Movie date night with my husband and some friends, so that will be a nice relaxing night. Haven’t had a good night in quite some time, it’s been a very busy few weeks.

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February 9/2017 Thursday

Another day with not great weather and road conditions but here in Langley it’s not all that bad. Woke up today feeling very tired and low energy so hopeing going to the gym will help out.

Headed to the gym and got a interval class in with a half hour of weights and a stretch and core class. I’m sure I’m going to feel it all in the morning because my legs and arms hurt but a good hurt :D

Voting is coming up soon so I’m really hoping I’m doing enough on social media to get people noticing my progress. I really feel my progress at the gym is coming along really well and hope I can make it to the top 15, because this challenge has definitely helped me so much in so many ways.

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February 8/2017 Wednesday

Today has been a good day but starting to see more snow falling while at work. Hope it dosent get to crazy today. Feeling a bit low energy today so hopefully later today I can get some more energy.


sonthe meeting is cancelled as well there is freezing rain coming down. I can’t even get out of my driveway because of all the slush and ice. The hubby is to nervous to have me driving anywhere tonight, so tonight will be a stay home night. Wishing the road conditions were better so I could go to the gym. Just means tomorrow will have to be a harder workout.

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Febuary 7/2017 Tuesday

The snow is starting to go away and finally no more snow fall. But another day not going to work, just not enough kids to go to work. Missing work and overall not as motivated because of being cooped up at home. I can only do so many work outs at home but it doesn’t feel the same. I feel I’m not as motivated and need to get back to normal. I went to the gym but only late at night. Not working out properly at the gym I could tell tonight it was harder to work out. Took a lot out of me. The gym is definitely the way to go.

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Febuary 6/2017 Monday

Today is quite a snow day for sure, I didn’t have to go to work because all the schools were closed as well not many people could get to work. Thinking it was nice to stay home and a snow day, but it was quite boring because I couldn’t go anywhere due to being snowed in. Managed to do more dance central and workout videos on YouTube. I’m really starting to miss the gym. Working out at home is quite distracting, and not as fulfilling. I’m also missing a set schedule while working because I tend to eat on time, but when I’m not at work I miss the odd snack and miss breakfast. Haven’t been feeling that great without breakfast. I have been feeling quite grumpy since Sunday.

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Febuary 5/2017 Sunday

Enjoying the snow today and Saturday was had a crazy amount of snow. I can’t believe we are getting this much snow. Today I just had a relaxing day and got some house cleaning done. I couldn’t get out of my drive way do I decided to do some dance central and some work out videos on YouTube. Doing that kind of workout isn’t the same as going to the gym, I’m truly missing the gym.
Trying to find sponsors and pledges is harder than I thought. I’m putting my self out there but trying to get any word back is kind of frustrating.

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February 3,2017 Friday

I am super excited it’s Friday and that means the weekend is here to. Hope I can stay busy this weekend even with some bad weather heading this way. Hope the road conditions will be decent so I can make it to the gym. I’m missing it after not going Thursday.

Mom starying to get use to my portions and eating at the right times. My body tells me when I need to have the right type of foods and I don’t have to eat to much now to feel full. This challeng has been quite the challenge but as well full filing.

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February 2,2017 Thursday

Today I worked my regular shit and decided to go home right after work. After hearing about some ladies quitting the challenge I realized things can get quite busy with this challenge. Making sure juggling work, gym and home and everything else that comes along in a day. I have noticed I have become quite busy and decided to take the day to look after somethings at home. Felt good but I certainly missed going to the gym after work. My body is starting to depend on the gym and when i don’t go, I really don’t feel all that great.

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Febuary 1,2017 Wednesday

Natures fare market has incredible products, and I like the O they will open product for you to try instead of just buying it and not knowing what it will taste like. And everything we tried was delicious, well except the celery. I’m not much of a celery eating gal but everyone else enjoyed the celery. Next stop was shoppers drug mart up by the Cineplex in Langley. They showed us how to do our brows, conturing and highlighting. Super cool. I had fun and I know everyone else has lots of fun. Thanks for everything. 

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Febuary 2,2017 Thursday

Feeling amazing today, after last nights weigh in and measurements I know I’m doing things right. I’m working hard at the gym and eating right. And I’m still going to continue to push my self.
I am going to make sure I have a early night after having a few rushed and late days/nights. You don’t relize after some time how busy you get with this challenge, but making sure you are juggling everything properly so your not getting overwhelmed by everything. Just take it day by day.

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January 31,2017 Tuesday 

Today was a productive day, but didn’t get much sleep the night before, so I was extra exhausted and felt quite drained. I did manage to kick my self in the butt and go to the gym. She fit has been very helpful and the environment is always high energy. I really enjoy the classes there.

Im getting really excited for tomorrow’s meeting. Can’t wait to see all the ladies and go see the amazing sponsors for the night.

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January 30,2017 Monday

Busy busy day today, worked a 91/2 hour shift and then headed to the gym for a hour and 15minutes. Very productive day. Plus after the gym went and had a yummy salad for dinner with a friend and then went home and prepped my husband and my lunches for the next day. Every time i do my lunches it always consists of two or more lunch kits. Making sure I have all the right foods for the day.

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January 29/2017 Sunday

Spent the day with family today. Had a great time. Mission always has the best sunsets. Made dinner for everyone but I made sure I ate more greens than my famous sheppards pie. Just had smaller portions and just more veggies.

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January 27,2017 Friday

Edamame beans and almond butter carob energy bar for a snack. Last minute snack. But still yummy.

Found a flavoured mixture at whole foods last night so hopefully it can help me drink water faster. Looks good#totalmakeoverchallenge #healthyfood #100daysofhappiness

Got new gear for working out. Hand towel and arm band for my phone and keys. #shesfit #totalmakeoverchallenge

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January 26/2017 Thursday

I get to hang out with my mom today. Super excited. We did a whole lot of walking/shopping and I made sure I ate a healthy breakfast/lunch and dinner. I may have not snacked today but I made sure I was watching what I was eating. But then I got to my favourite store (which is a South African store), which I may have bought some not so great stuff but I’ll sure to not eat it all at once. Lol. But overall I had a great day with my mom.

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January 28,2017

Woke up today feeling sore from a pretty intense work out last night. First time in a while since I have been working out. Decided to add heavier weights and more reps. Last night I tried a 3minute workout I found on YouTube, a whole lot of different moves in that few minutes. Previous to last night work out I had quite an emotional day and this morning was quite emotional again, but I pushed though it through it and just kept thinking postive, so I went to look for sponsors for our amazing race and visited with family.

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