Friday, 20 May 2011

100 situps per day for 12 weeks?

Sue has challenged us to 100 push ups per day for 12 weeks!!!
Im really looking forward to this one, ill be doing the pushups as well as 100 sit ups, I need to get me some abs!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

I am in need of a healthy life..

Hi, my name is Melissa Dark.. I'm a 36 year old woman who feels that if I don't do something about my state of health that I won't be around to watch my 5 kids grow up. 
Up until I was 30 years old I was between 39-42kg's and I used to eat whatever I wanted..  because I couldn't put on any weight..  chocolate, fat from the edge of the chop, skin off the chook, etc etc and etc..
I had people asking me if I had something wrong with me as I was so underweight..

Sadly due to that, my health is now in the state that it is in. Almost 7 years later, two more babies and 20kg's heavier I am the worst I have ever felt.  I am puffed just getting out of bed.  I can't get down on the floor to play with my kids... it's too much effort.

Honestly, my main worry is the not so healthy fats in most of the food we eat now.  I have the ONLY symptom of high cholesterol, "xanthelasma".  (Yellow spots on my eyelids and under my eyes). 

I have had my blood tested to see how high my cholesterol is and it came back with a normal reading.  Yet, I went to get my eyes checked at the Optometrist and he took a special photo of my eyeballs and there are fatty deposits on my eyeballs!!   I took this information to my Doctor in tears and they sent me away with.....Anti-depressants!  Telling me I was Anxious.  
I also recall after I had my Gall Bladder taken out, that the Doctor told me that alot of my insides were Cholesterolized and to cut back on fatty foods.   I didn't take too much notice as once my gall bladder was gone I could eat bacon without pain... heaven!  Now, 2 years down the track... I feel awful and so unhealthy.

I have a wonderful marriage, 5 beautiful children and ALOT of reasons to live.    If the Doctors won't help me, then I'm going to help me!   


Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Its time to change my ways

Hi my name is Jamie-Lee Rowlands and I am morbidly obese. Those words I have been fighting with for so so long now, and now I ready for the change.

I am 23 years if age and weigh about 140kg. ( I will see my exact weight tonight when I weigh my self, need to buy digital scales) I have a loving fieance' we have been together for 5 years now and we have a 6mth old little girl Olivia.

I have always been bigger than my friends since I can remember. Every year I seem to put on a few kilos and over the years it has added up. I remember been in high school and seeing that I weighed 90kgs and I promised myself I would never hit 100kg. A few years later I weighed 115kg and I made a promise I would never weigh 120kg. I just kept uping the weight.

When I met Kyle I weigh 115kg and he still fell in love with me, so I just assumed that there was nothing wrong with me. "If i was so fat why would he love me, so I mus not be that fat". As we were together longer and longer I piled on more and more weight. I have tried diets, exercised for short amounts of time, shakes, and even tried not eating. But nothing has been right for me and I believe it is because I have not had the support. Sure Kyle supports me but he is lean and not overweight and can eat just about anything he wants and won't put on weight. So he finds it hard to eat with me, and than I will just say meal of his choice like pizza, or potato bake won't hurt but it does I than fall apart.

When I fell pregnant with Olivia I used it as an excuse for being fat.(I was proud to say I did lose 5kg whilst pregs with Olivia) Now Olivia is here I am putting a stop to my ever increasing weight gain and going to start losing the weight.

I am doing 12wbt because

I want to be a better mum and be able to run around with Olivia when she starts to walk.
I want to be a great partner, and feel the energy to make love rather than just be too tired and go to sleep.
I want to parents to be proud of me and not assamed of my weight.
My best friend has her wedding this year and I don't want to be the fat bridesmaid.
I am getting married in August next year so I want to be a stunnin and slender bride.
But most of all I want to do it for me, to live a long and health life.

I am so scared and nervous, we only have one income so I am limited to what gyms I can join, and the equipement I can purchace.


I want to lose 15kg's in these 12 weeks
I want to exercise 7days a week
Want to go down a dress size

Please feel free to leave some tips and advice for me I need all I can get.

Hunter/Mid North Coast Crew Rocks

Hi, Im Naomi, 29 years old and I live in Port Macquarie with my Fiance Chris and our two kiddies, Cooper 4 and Kiarna 2. They are the reason why I am doing the 12WBT, so I can be a better partner and mum to the people whom I care about.

I completed round 1 and struggled towards the end of it. I ended up signing up for round 2 to give me the 'lift-me-up" I needed. So far so good, but I know the group of Hunet/Mid North Coasters have my back and I think thats whats going to get me to the finish line!

So I have 8kg to go to my goal weight, at that time i will re-asses how im looking and feeling and then decide to loose another kg or two or go and do Lean and Strong to help with the 'toning' side of things....

Never Blogged before.....

I'm Kylie, 29yrs old and mum of 2 beautiful children, 4 and almost 2!

I'm here because the last 12yrs has brought on a massive 45kg weight gain! Too be honest, I don't know how I got here. 
I guess contentment and feeling like I don't need to impress anybody as I've found the love of my life. I forgot that I still want to impress MYSELF!

After seeing Meegan's fantastic results I decided to bite the bullet and join. I messaged all my family on facebook so I couldn't fail. Knowing I told SO many people about it meant that I had someone other then myself to keep me motivated.

Round 1, 2011 started and I weighed in at 95kgs, I had never felt so ashamed in my life. I was so close to 100kgs and I was going to make sure I NEVER saw those digits on the scales.

With many struggles along the way, I started seeing the numbers go down, slowly but surely the end was in sight.
I had completed 2 triathlons, the Mother's Day Classic and had been attending the gym for workouts. I'd met an amazing bunch of girls whom I KNOW will be my friends for life!

Since the beginning of preseason when I started my weightloss journey, I've lost just under 11kgs. I'm extremely stoked!
I also lost a whopping 57cm.
My final weigh in for Round 1 was 84.7kgs

This round I'm upping my anti. I'm setting myself a  goal of 15kgs. I KNOW I can do it, I just have to have some more faith in myself.

I'm looking so forward to the end of Round 2 group workout in Brisbane and also having my photo with Mish again, it was certainly a highlight for me this round!


Scared and Overwhelmed

Hi everyone,

So i was invited into this group by Melinda Mills (thank you). 

I have only been in Taree for 6 weeks, having moved up from Nowra.  I dont know anyone, except my sister in law (Emma Verrydt) and her family. 

I have two young children - Jack who turns 3 next week and Levi who turns 10 months next week. 

I am currently 23-25kg overweight, i am tired and grumpy all the time and feel generally misrable about what i have turned into.  I dont have the energy to play with my kids and i hold back from being with my husband. 

My entire life i have had issues with my weight.  Bad role models, used weight to hide myself, and now just lazy.

To be frankly honest i am a little overwhelmed by the drive that you all have going here.  I dont mean that in a rude way, i just have always done my weight loss on my own - i guess because i was always ashamed of what state my body was in.  So to be so public with all my lumps bumps and issues is extremely nerve racking. 

i hope that i am able to succeed as well as you all have done. 

Im Meegan Williams and Im a 12wbtr

Hi everyone. I do have another blog but thought it would be a great idea to have a group blog for us to all blog together. I cant wait to see what we all come up with.

About me?
My name is Meegan. This will be my third round of the Michelle Bridges 12 week total body transformation. My username for the last two rounds was Meegs. Im now changing it to 'theoriginalmeegs' keep an eye out for my posts.

Im 35 yrs old, a mother to 4 boys 15, 13, 5 and 3. Im a fiance to Stephen aka ginja ninja. Im getting married on my birthday on the 11th of November 2011, yep 11/11/11. I was also born at 11 mins to 11am 10:49am freaky.

I have struggled with weight loss issues since my asthma became chronic when I was 8 yrs old. I had a cardiac arrest when I was 11yrs old and my weight ballooned from the steroids. Over highschool I was pretty normal. always the tall one, I always thought I was also the big one but looking back I was pretty slim.

I became a young mum at 19yrs old, my partner at the time told me 'Im going to fatten you up so no one else will want you'. I somehow thought this was a sweet thing for him to say, looking back it was the beginning of a controlling relationship.

Fast forward 14 yrs and I got sick, first with gall stones, then with liver problems from gall stones. Months later I had more health problems and was diagnosed with gastrointestinal cancer. I was so so lucky to have stage 1 stomach cancer. This meant that with surgery and a short treatment period there would be a good chance it wont come back. So far it hasnt, but when seeing the doctor he told me that the only thing I had going for me was my age.

I slowly recovered from the treatment which knocked me a bit. I lived on ice cream and tea. My weight in January 2010 was 147.5kg. It was the heaviest Ive ever been.

To make it worse I also had been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2007. Ive never known what its like to not be sick.

On facebook one day I noticed a friend, Cath Perkins, comment on a Michelle bridges page. Just what I needed I thought. So I signed up with one day to go and did all my pre season tasks in one whole day- it was insane.

Then the ride began.

Round 3 2010 saw me loose a total of 20.3kg
I was crowned the 'most inspirational role model' for that round. I was even awarded $100 gift voucher for athletes foot. I was in total shock and very humbled.

Round 1 2011 I was pumped and ready to go.
I lost 16.1kg.

Overall with a few months of sickness and the two round of Michelle bridges program I have bought my weight down to 90.2kg.

Over the last 12 months I have lost a staggering 57.3kg!!!!!.

Round 2 2011 I am going to loose another 15kg bringing my weight to 75.2kg. From there I will see what my goals are.

So that is the short version of me. Im complicated, inappropriate, I need a life moderator, I love my friends especially my 12wbt family. Im in for the long run. Im here to stay, walk the walk and talk the talk.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Welcome to our team blog

On behalf of all the Newcastle and Mid North Coast team doing the Michelle Bridges 12 week body tranformation we would like to say welcome to our crazy little page.

With Round 2 for 2011 starting in a little over a week, we came up with the idea of group blogging. This way you get to know all of us. We all have different struggles, different stages in our journey and different personalities, so why not combine.

Spread the love and share our link, Im sure youll find it as entertaining as we will blogging. Leave a message of support and stop by often, god only knows what we will come up with over the next 12 weeks..