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Friday, 30 November 2012

How Times Change

Beam Me Up Scotty… or Scan Me

Okay, time to share another very exciting moment whilst I was on holidays.

I got my first ever Dexascan done! For those of you who don’t know what it is, google it! It’s a full body composition analysis and it definitely opens your eyes.

I actually wish I’d gone to the effort to get one done before I started this journey so I could track my progress by means other than the dreaded scales.

The Dexascan shows everything from bone density to lean body mass, to body fat percentage and a distribution image of where your fat is located. Although I’ve shared a lot of stuff with all my readers, I’m hesitant at revealing the whole report, but please see my picture below.

The red is the ‘lean me’ – that’s what I’m aiming for. I CAN get a gap between my legs so my thighs don’t rub!! I can no longer use “I have a large frame” as an excuse because I can see on this picture exactly where I’m at and where I can get to.

The lovely lady who did the Dexascan was also able to give me an indication of my upper and lower healthy weight range. My lower end sitting on approximately 76kg and my upper end at 89kg. That’s not much further to go weight wise. A lot closer than what I had anticipated.

Unfortunately there aren’t a lot of places in Queensland where you can get these done but I would highly recommend the one at Morningside – they were absolutely wonderful and for $88 I reckon it was worth every single cent!
Not really a pretty picture right now, but it gives me a clear goal to aim for. I have my next one booked in for February at the end of this round, so keep an eye out for the comparison :)

Wednesday, 28 November 2012


What a week!
Finally I’m back to the land of normality after my whirlwind tour of Sydney.
Talk about an interesting experience.
Firstly, I’ve been very ‘hush hush’ over one event in particular.
I have participated in my first official photo shoot!! Yep, I had my pics taken for a magazine due to be released late January! Who would have thought that I’d ever be willing or confident enough to do this?
I have to put a special thank you out to Ms Sailor Vee  for organising this shoot. Also a huge thank you to the Shrinkers, Mish and Heather for an amazing day as well as the Joico Hair Team, the Make Up Team, our photographer and journalist.
Here are a few sneak pics from the day!

Monday, 19 November 2012

Finale Weekend Pics

Here are the random pics from the weekend that I wanted to share with you all!

2012 - Round 4 - ShinyNewCamilla - Day 1

Today it starts again. Another 12 weeks of sweat, blood and tears and this time I'm going to make it worth every second.
I've just come back from an absolutely magical weekend with some very amazing people. I am still in awe as to how lucky I am to have them in my life.
To give you a bit of an update as to what we got up to, I highly recommend you visit my dear friend's blog where she will give you the inside goss:
Apart from that we had an awesome group workout and a fantastic finale. Being around all these inspirational, sexy and confident women has given me the kick I need.
I can feel it. I want it. That's me baby!
So here goes. My final weight loss round. After this I'm hitting the lean and strong path to see where that will take me.
I've done my pre-season tasks. I've done my measurements. I need to do my fitness test, but I'm back on track.
My head is with me. My body is with me. I am strong and I own this.
I feel so powerful that I almost believe I deserve a theme song.
I can think of snippets out of so many songs I want to include - "RIP to the girl I used to be, her days are over" and "I'm sexy and I know it", hmmm there are so many more but those are the ones that immediately came out of the tips of my fingers as I tap the keys to the tunes above.
I don't think you can truly ever move anywhere on your journey until your head and your body are ready to go in the same direction - otherwise it's like being pulled in different directions that you generally just get frustrated and give up or rip yourself into pieces and go into meltdown mode. I nearly went in to meltdown mode last round.
This weekend I realised that 12WBT has become my addiction. I can't skip rounds. I have this neverending need to see what the weekly surprise is or who has done what. I get just as excited by everyone else's results as my own.
Anyway, this was just going to be a short post to show you my starting point for this round. If anyone is thinking about joining up that hasn't yet, please drop me a comment and I can send you a referral - if I get three referrals sign up in a round then I will win a brand new white polar!! Yay! I want one! I want one!!

Monday, 12 November 2012

The Dresses Which Didn't Make The Cut

Finale Dress Options for Sale

The link above is to the dresses that I bought for this finale but that I have decided I won't be wearing as I'm still not very good at picking my size.

Please have a look if you're a size 18 - or nearly there.

Definitely some bargains to be had.

I don't normally spam this sort of stuff, I just need to get rid of the dresses to pay for my Emazon workshops.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Day 3. Still on track. Really?

Surprisingly, I’m still on track. Yes, my calories were out on Monday but was fine yesterday and today I’m smashing an accelerator day. That’s right, no carbs, well, very limited carbs.

Although I’m extremely tired, I am feeling slightly calm and back in control. Could writing down what I consume really have that much effect? When I think back, I haven’t actively been using MFP for quite a while now. Seeing what others are doing and eating is just spurring me on.

I think I need to eat my words (lucky there’s no calories in them)…. I think I need this next round. It’s 12 months since my first lightbulb moment and my body and mind both seem to be ready for the next leg of the race. Now comes the next question, how can I squeeze $199 out of my budget between now and the 18th November?

Nope, didn’t win enough on the horses to cover it, and before you ask, I didn’t spend $199 on the horses either.

Time for another eBay run I think. I just don’t know what I’ve got left to sell. That’s an excuse. I will find a way. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

So to reward myself for getting back on track I bought some MB One Active gear. Although still a little tight, I can squeeze into a sz 16. I've also realised that I hadn't been seeing myself quite as I am - I have always said and thought I had big boobs - apparently not, apparently it's just small lumps of fat. I apologise for the fuzziness of the photo – apparently my camera is dying but that’s not within the budget either….

Monday, 5 November 2012

Empty Promises and Wayward Plans

Monday morning. It’s here again. Finale is 2 weeks away.
Enough is enough, I’ve wasted enough of my own time and everyone else’s with the cr@p I’ve written on here. All these empty promises and wayward plans.
I’m back to basics.
Logging all food in MFP again.
Setting plans for the week, like a to do list to ensure I don’t miss anything and I give myself the best chance at success possible.
I’m back to salads. Salads and protein. I’m going to kick the hell out of these last two weeks.
I am currently a borderline size 16/18. It all comes down to the brand and the cut.
I want to be a size 16 by finale.
I NEED to be a size 16 by finale.
I have some One Active outfits that I purchased last week and they feel a little tight.
I want them to fit comfortably by finale. I need them to fit comfortably by finale.
Do you ever commit to something and then get yourself so worked up over it that when you realise there might be a possibility that you can’t follow through it sends you down a spiral so fast you think Movieworld might want to create the ride and name it after you?
That’s how I feel.
By now this will all be sounding rather cryptic and out there.
Isn’t that half the fun of reading a blog? Anticipating the next post, the next chapter, wondering what’s going to happen next? Half planning it in your head how you would react and what you would do?
So what are the key ingredients to my back to basics to reclaim this round?
Water. Lots and lots of water. For me to drink, not to bathe in. I commit to 3L per day.
High protein, high vegetable content diet. I commit to 1200 calories per day and eating 100% clean.
Exercise. Yep, I’m not doing enough of it. I commit to going overboard and doing daily 1200 calorie burns.
This is only a short term ramp up to kick start the weight loss again.
Then I will drop it back to the recommended amounts to keep the weight loss sustainable.
If anyone else has any other tips on how to look hot in lycra and not like some bubble wrapped piece of pork that’s been strung way too tight, then please put me out of my misery and share the secret.
I think it's also time to give you some updated photos - I'll get them taken and upload asap.