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My Meetings this week

  • Monday, Broadview, 5.30pm
  • Monday, Broadview, 7pm
  • Wednesday, St Agnes, 9am
  • Wednesday, Wynn Vale, 5.30pm
  • Friday Myer Centre 9am-2pm
  • Saturday, St Agnes, 8.30am
  • Saturday, St Agnes, 10am

Thursday, 29 March 2007

Week 28 (29th March)

Weigh in yesterday showed a 0.8kg loss! I'm so pleased with myself, and with my results so far. I've been having a bit of an up and down couple of months, I'd lose 0.5-1.8kgs one week and stay the same or put on 0.1 or 0.2kgs the next. Not really sure what is going on there I'm putting down to fluid as I'm not doing anything different. Maybe should switch to The CORE plan (for non WWer's The CORE plan is basically eating low GI and whole foods - whole grains, and foods that have not been processed much). I'll reassess after SIL's wedding, which is this weekend and Easter (next weekend), although I can't really see what I'm eating now that I can't eat on the CORE so I don't know how successful the switch would be, but the proof will be trying it for a couple of weeks I guess. Total loss so far is 21.8kgs.

Wednesday, 28 March 2007

Week 25 (14th March)- 2 personal goals!!

I reached 2 pesonal goals today at weigh in, for the first time in a long, long time I was under 100kgs and I also hit 20kgs lost! Total weight loss to date 21.1 kgs and I weigh 99.5 kgs. 37 kgs to go! I've still been walking and in addition I'm jogging on the spot during the ad breaks of The Biggest Loser! Me jogging! who would have thunk it, eh?
Brad is back on track and has lost 5 kgs. Mum and dad have both lost over 5kgs too!

Christmas / New Year

We had a fantastic time. We stayed in Griffith for over 3 weeks, it was great to see my friends and family again. We got to meet my new nephew Luke who is just the most adorable little thing!
I lost 2.4 kgs over Christmas bringing my total loss 13.8 kgs. 44.3 kgs to go. I took these photos when we got home. While I was away I went to the meetings and bought mum along and she joined too. Going to the meetings and being accountable is one of the major key factors that WW is working so well for me.
While we were away Brad and I were out shopping when he told me my bum looked shocking in the jeans I was wearing, cos they were so saggy and baggy. What a great excuse to buy a new pair!
Brad was doing so well, but he kinda blew it over Christmas.

My 10%

It was the week before Christmas (20th Dec) and I hit 10%! That's 10% of my original weight lost, gone forever! YAY! We were travelling to mum and dad's for a few weeks for Christmas and I really wanted to get my star before we went, AND I DID!

After 9 weeks

8.6 kgs Down 49.5 to go.

I'm not actually finding the program hard. That is the beauty of the POINTS plan there is no real food you can't have. I'm not feeling deprived. Excersize? I do 2 or 3, 1/2 - 1 hour walks a week.

On my 10th Week I lost 1.4 kgs which brought my total up to 10kgs in 10 weeks.

He's my cheeky monkey, if there is a photo he wants to be in it!

First 5kgs

It took 3 weeks for me to lose 5 kgs. (11th October) I was stoked. So proud of myself. It was working and I was starting to feel it in my clothes. I can do this!!!

My first meeting

20th September 2006 I went to my first Weight Watchers meeting. I faced the scales and was shocked when they said 120.6 kgs, I'm 157cms short! In never I imagined I was that heavy, the last time I had weighed myself (yes, it had been a while) was about 15 kgs less than that!

My WW goal weight was set at 62.5 kgs. OMG That is at least 58.1 kgs I have to lose! I can't remember much about what happened at the 1st meeting, but I felt excited that I was actually going to do this! I got home and read though all the information I was given, I decided the POINTS plan was for me.

We enjoy going out for dinner every Friday night and I didn't want to stop that. We go to a smorgasbord restaurant so basically it's up to me what I put on my plate and what I don't.

Brad wants to lose weight too and is going to give it a go as well!

I'd made the decision

I had made the decision to join Weight Watcher's now all I had to do was actually do it. It was like I was admitting to myself that I had a weight problem. I had my head in the sand for a long time, I didn't think I looked that bad. I waited til I saw an ad on TV that said that Weight Watchers were having a free membership drive and the coupon was in Woman's Day.

I went out the next day and bought a Woman's Day and logged onto the Weight Watchers website and found the meeting that I'd go to, 9.30am Wednesday's. I arranged for MIL to come to watch Daniel every Wednesday. The very next Wednesday I took a deep breath and walked into my first ever Weight Watcher's meeting. The whole idea of it was very daunting, I really didn't know what expect.

The time has come!

It wasn't until I saw the photos from my son Daniel's 2nd birthday that I realised how big I was. I knew then it was time. I had to do something about my weight.

After being told by our fertility specialist that we had to see to become pregnant with Daniel that I had PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome) and I would always find it difficult to lose weight, I basically didn't try. I kinda watched what I ate, I didn't go overboard with food, but if I wanted something I'd have it.

I had no idea how hard it would be to lose weight. I knew though it was the right time for me to at least give it a go. I think that is the biggest "secret" I can offer anyone who is thinking of losing weight is that YOU have to be ready to do it. No one can do it for you and there is no magic wand that anyone can wave that can make it any easier. One thing to remember is you have to want to do it for you and it's not always easy.

I started this blog in March 2007. I've already lost quite a few kilos. YAY me! ;) For the sake of consistency I will take my updated pics with the same clothes each time.