Thursday, July 7, 2011

Project Day : Project Simone



Last year someone took a photograph of me that changed my life [see first photo on this post]. You see after I saw that photo I realised I needed to make a change. Prior to this my life consisted of mostly unhealthy eating [and drinking] habits. And it was starting to show. My goal was to lose 7 kgs. So I joined a gym in January and changed the way I treated my body. No drastic diets or fads, just plain simple healthy foods and moderate exercise. The next photo was taken this morning. 7 months after the first. I have lost 5 kgs and feel so much better. I also chopped my all my hair off. It was weighing me down! I am not far off my goal now.
Make the changes today that you want to see tomorrow.
Have a fabulous weekend.
Simone xx

88 comments:

  1. Well done!! you look fantastic! Amy x

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  2. good on you! love the new hairdo.
    cheryl x

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  3. Congrats to you! You had the self control to do what u felt u needed to do.. Wish others followed your lead.. I bet your family is proud of you.. You definitely have a guarantee of a healthy, full life...

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  4. You look fabulous! xxoo :)

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  5. You're gorgeous.... inside and out. A-M xx

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  6. Simone, you look fantastic!!! Good on you for setting yourself a goal and working towards achieving it in a sensible way. I really love your new shorter cropped hair, suits you SO well x

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  7. Hi Simone, good for you for losing 5kgs! You look younger now too. It's funny you should do this post as the same thing happened to me not long ago. We went away for the w/e, so many snaps were taken and I didn't like what I saw. I looked overweight and so old. So I am hoping to lose another 6.5kg. I have already lost 2.5kgs. I chopped my hair too.. so much better. take care, Maryann

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  8. Congratulations & well done!
    x

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  9. Well done. Keep going. I had a similar moment a couple of years ago. I was one of those skinny fat people. You know people would never say I was fat but I could feel it. I just made small changes - a bit of walking, stop eating when I was full, stop snacking out of boredom. I lost 8 kgs and felt so much better for it. It's really important to do something for yourself. You deserve it.
    Kylie

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  10. Good for you Simone,nice photo xx

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  11. You look FAB FAB FAB. And I love the shorter hair.

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  12. good on you. Great effort.

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  13. Go Simone! You look fabulous! Fantastic! x

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  14. Wow, Simone, you look ten years younger!! Well done, you have spurred me on.
    Thanks,
    Suzyq

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  15. AWESOME simone...well done...

    xx andrea

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  16. you look amazing!! Actually you look amazing in both photos :) but congrats on your goal!

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  17. Isn't it funny how, when we finally choose to see our own "Self". Shed it all, and let her out... she always wants to play.

    The easiest mantra: "Infinite Love and Gratitude"!
    Cheers!... to your health and happiness.

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  18. you look amazing!!! well done.

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  19. Great stuff Simone! I've been doing the same and it feels great.

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  20. You look fantastic love keep up the good work!!! Trudy

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  21. You look fantastic love, keep up the good work!! Trudy

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  22. You look like a different person. In the first photo, you look as if you don't want your photo taken. But in the second, you are glowing from life itself!

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  23. Estàs fabulosa, hermosa, te felicito por haber empezado ese estilo de vida que te favorece, sigue adelante, que los resultados son excelentes.

    saludos

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  24. Wow, quite a change! You look gorgeous. Well done! ;-)

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  25. Wow you look amazing, love your new 'do' too :o)

    Keren
    xx

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  26. Boa noite querida !
    Estas linda parece outra pessoa, pensei que fosse sua irmã gemea, hahahahah
    Obrigado, preciso fazer isso e nem começei,tu deste força, pra mim começar agora.
    Vou tirar foto e colocar num lugar que eu veja toda hora, vai ajudar muito!
    Obrigado!!!
    Bjos Carinhosos!

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  27. Conggratulations! It's never easy making lifestyle changes, but the results speak for themselves.

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  28. You were beautiful before and you look even more beautiful now because you are glowing with radiant health and happiness. One can always see 'the glow'. Congratulations on your new healthy life!

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  29. Wow---pictures do have a way of saying things without speaking don't they.
    You look wonderful and congrats.
    Go Simone!!!!

    Melinda

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  30. You look amazing! Congratulations on achieving your personal goals. So easy to forget about ourselves when concentrating on everything else in life. Well done!! I'm inspired.

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  31. You look very nice, sometimes somethings happens in our mind and we decide to improve ourselves,also your chopped is fabolous !

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  32. Bravo to you Simone...you look fantastic...and I love your hair shorter....xv

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  33. I love this post! You have inspired me. You look wonderful and I bet you feel great too. alison xx

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  34. Oh congrat's Simone, well done. You look gorgeous!
    xoxo DJ

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  35. I wouldn't have thought 5 kilos would make that much difference..inspirational..thanks Simone!

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  36. Well done you! I know how difficult it is to stick to the diet/exercise routine. Would love to know more about how you did it.
    PS - have been making cushions from your pink cockatoo fabric - they look great!

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  37. well done, you look fabulous!

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  38. Congrats Simone, you already looked gorgeous, now you are healthy too! Well done, it is hard to shed some kgs, I am inspired! You are glowing in that second picture, you look so happy and I love your haircut! x

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  39. Simone you look amazing!! Good on your for making a change for the good. I am struggling to get into the right mindset to lose my baby weight..it's been 19mths and I really have no excuses.
    Thanks for inspiring me :)

    x

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  40. Simone you look absolutely lovely! Well done to you. I have recently done the same losing 12.5 kgs and I feel fabulous & SO healthy! All your hard work has paid off.....Look at you. :)

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  41. Photos really tell the tale don't they! Congratulations on all the hard work at the gym! I have lost about the same amount of weight in the same timeframe; and it really is worth it when you reach your goal! You look fantastic!

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  42. OMG! What a change! You look fabulous! Great job. 8>)

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  43. I am so happy for you Simone, there's nothing like feeling good in your own skin.

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  44. Make the changes today that you want to see tomorrow. That is a goed beginning for me to.

    You look great, my compliments.

    Greatings Louise

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  45. Way to go Simone. Good on you. I have quit sugar, as in no more obvious sweet stuff,and swapping sweet for savoury. I can feel the difference already after just a few weeks. happy days to you.
    Jane x

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  46. Hello
    I love your blog and visit often, I admit that I copy some ideas to use in my home here in Brazil.
    Good weekend.

    a hug
    hptt: / / cafeecetim.blogspot.com

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  47. You look so happy! Well done! I too am slowly trying to change some eating habits and walk alot more! You have inspired me to work a little harder! Have a lovely weekend! Love Kelly x

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  48. dear simonne!!! you are beautifull !!!when a change begins with the inside... the outside brights!! as you do!!!! lovely photo with your lovely little girl!!!! a big big kiss and a very happy weekend simone for and all your family!!

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  49. Good for you Simone!!! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Gorgeous family!

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  50. You are lovely, Simone. Way to go...I know it is NOT easy!

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  51. Simone~ LOVE THIS! I could go on and on and on and on.... but I won't i will just say - you look PRETTY and I am proud of you!
    Have a PRETTY day!
    Kristin

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  52. Just found your blog and am following. Well done on losing 5kg ... :0)

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  53. Well done! You look absolutely fabulous and your hard work has really paid off. I bet you feel more energetic as well! Congrats!

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  54. Your smile it´s the same. On the second photo you are fantastic, congratulation for your sucessful!! Kisses Ana

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  55. Hi Simone, I thought you looked fabulous before, but must say you look just as fabulous now. I am a new lover of your blog, you are so talented, very inspirational. Have a lovely week-end. Jo xx

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  56. Hey Simone, You are gorgeous inside and out!! That hair is fantastic but I bet will take a bit of getting used to for the family. I can't believe you or Tracey didn't tell us that the screening of the H&D thing was on Sunday....I missed it, BOO!!A birdy told me you both looked fantastic and so did the shop xx Katherine

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  57. First I want to say that you look beautiful and happy in both pictures, I do however understand the want to be healthier and congratulate you on your healthy approach to weight loss no fads just exercise and eating healthy. I have lost but have a alot more to go. congrats!!

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  58. You are so inspiring, Simone! You're right, I have to do it NOW. You're looking good! More power!
    irene

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  59. You're right Simone, It has to be NOW! You continue to inspire me, first with your decorating and design skills, then on being an entrepreneur and now achieving personal goals. You're an amazing woman! More power!
    irene (http://40andbeyondbyirene.blogspot.com/)

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  60. Good for you, you look great!

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  61. You look fantastic...good for you...sounds like my story but I am eight weeks into my new regime having never been to a gym ever before. thanks for the inspiration.

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  62. Your look is great, congratulations on achieving change. You are beautifull!!
    I love your blog, there are many their ideas that inspire me and I do in my house.
    Have a pretty weekend.

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  63. That's an amazing transformation! You looked very pretty "before." The "after" is like looking at a totally different person. I'm now inspired to get myself together. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  64. good for you simone! don't you just feel better? it's amazing what losing a little weight will do for your whole "self". marcia

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  65. totally agree, I have done the same thing. A bit stuck on a certain weight now so need to try a little harder to get the last bits off.
    alicia

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  66. You look wonderful dear Simone!! How inspiring this post is.
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  67. I love your new hair do. :) It brightens up your face. :)Have a lovely weekend Simone. :)

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  68. Yay, congratulations!! You look younger too!! Well done gorgeous girl. It's not even the weight, it's the TONING up that the gym gives you, plus the new lease on happiness & reducing stress, that all shows in your overall appearance. Yippee, love Posie

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  69. Hi Simone,
    I love your blog & so much enjoy your projects.
    You look just amazing & I'm guessing feeling amazing to!
    Congrats on your new life!
    Amanda x

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  70. Hi Simone
    Well you certainly look fantastic.. I know just how you felt with the old photo.. I had the same happen to me.. though it took a dr to diagnose insulin resistance and then that was it.. no sugar no bad carbs and 20 kgs gone!!! I feel like my old self again...

    Love your new do... ciao xxx Julie

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  71. Such a good investment Simone! It's hard to make a change to your lifestyle and reverse those bad habits so congratulations on making a positive difference! Health is our biggest asset but so too is inner confidence, you look amazing! :-)

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  72. Well wow look at all these comments..make mine number 70!! You look stunning Simone and what is more I know that you are a gorgeous person as well!! Inspired me to do something too!
    Kiss Noises Linda

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  73. You look great..I love your hair!

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  74. congrats to you! you look amazing :)

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  75. Well, you look fabulous! I looked at the first photo, and then the second, and thought, "that must be her daughter..." but it was you! You look a good 10 years younger also! Still pretty no matter what, though!

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  76. Well done Simone you look gorgeous I so need to go to the gym I never seem to get a chance (I make to many excuses) I will have to get my act together!! :)

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  77. Fabuloso, tua força de vontade, e tem toda a razao do mundo, quando trocamos os alimentos por alimentos saudaveis e fazemos exercicios tudo parece um milagre!
    Bjs

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  78. I always thought you looked amazing, but I feel the same way the kilo's can keep adding on, I'm doing the same less alcohol and better food choices, the exercise part still needs more work but now you have totally inspired me, congratulations you look fabulous!!! xxx

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  79. Dear Simone,

    Thank you for sharing and congratulations on taking good care of you! Since I found it, your blog has always inspired me and I am so glad you are so happy!

    xo xo
    Miss Bliss, (Danielle in Miami Beach)

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  80. you look totally fabulous. well done well worth the effort!

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  81. i loved you before and i love you now.... you look A M A Z I N G... but i know your heart is perfection.... so that is what truly counts... xoxo

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  82. Simone, you look gorgeous (as always). Congrats to you on making some healthy changes...you have inspired me to do the same! Thank you. Hugs ~ Txx

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  83. Brilliant Simone! You look fantastic. Really feel I should start doing something about my weight. Your post very inspiring!

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  84. You always look beautiful.....but well done on the healthy eating/exercise, sensible is the best way to do it isn't it :)

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  85. just fab - just what i need to see today - best to you - well done le xox third on the right

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