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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

Saturday, 28 July 2007

"Operation plateau buster" UPDATE

I've been drinking over 3L of water a day! (It's been surprisingly easy - I usually struggle to drink water in winter!)
I bought a skipping rope yesterday, so will do some skipping today as it is overcast and sprinkling which should get my heart rate up! Stuck to mostly core last night at the restaurant so that was good and so far this week I've used about 5 of my weekly allowance points. So everything seems to be going to plan so we'll see what happens! Will try to update again later before weigh in on Wednesday.

Thursday, 26 July 2007

2 weeks in a row :(

Don't you hate it when you seem to do everything right and you are greeted with a gain on the scales :(. This is the second week in a row I've gained 0.1kg. I think it's the beginning of a dreaded plateau.

So this is the plan for this week... (I don't want to have to switch back to points if I can avoid it, but will next week if I have to!!)
- I'm going to shake things up. Not have the same breakfast, lunch or dinner on consecutive days (sometimes I have the same breakfast ALL the time)
- I'm going to up my water intake, I have been a bit slack in this department over the last couple of weeks so I am forcing myself to drink at least 2.5 litres a day. I know it can be done because yesterday I really pushed the water and got up to 4 litres (funny cos sometimes I struggle to drink 1 litre)
- I'm going to shake up exercise as well, I won't go for walks every day but a few day I will do other cardio stuff here at home, I'm going to buy a skipping rope and do some steps (up and down the back steps) and may even buy some hand weights.
- Where possible I will eat 100% core.

So we'll see what happens next week and hopefully my efforts will pay off.

Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Well I wasn't really expecting that.

A gain of 0.1kg. :( In the overall scheme of things isn't that bad and I certainly didn't expect to lose as well as I did last week, but I am a bit disappointed. I know how much effort I put in to following the plan to the letter and I only had 2 non core days (and on those days I didn't go wild, using 5 points one day and 6 the other), I can only assume that the little exercise week (when I wasn't well) has caught up with me. I'm getting to know my body and I'm learning that it doesn't always do what I'm expecting it to.

But does this mean I'm going to throw the towel in and say "stuff it"? Hell no! I look at how far I've come and I know I can do this and I know this is my new lifestyle and the way I want to live. Looking back at my before pictures I can't understand how I didn't see it earlier and why I didn't do anything about my weight a long time ago. I guess because I've always been overweight I got used to seeing myself like that, and I guess others have been used to seeing me like that too. I didn't think I looked that bad. In hind site though I see now I was not ready mentally and emotionally to take on this new phase in my life. I know that I am ready now (and have been since September) I haven't let small hiccups phase me along the way, every week is a new week with it's own challenges. I try to learn the lesson I was supposed to and move on. The trick is not to lose focus along the way.

Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Sometimes I even amaze myself!

I'm still not feeling 100% but a whole lot better than what I was

This week I had a massive loss -1.8kgs WOW. I still can't believe it!

I just want to thank to people who take the time to read and reply to my blog, it really makes a difference to me, knowing you are reading and cheering me on all the way. Thank you!

Thursday, 5 July 2007

My little Model

You will remember me saying in previous posts I've been knitting of an evening, here I have finally got a pic of Daniel in his new beenie and scarf!

This week I'm not well, I have a horrible cold :( Not much happening in the way of walking, cos basically I want to stay inside and keep warm. Eating well though and mainly CORE.

Weigh in yesterday a loss of -0.5kg.

Sunday, 1 July 2007

Just got to do it.

I went on my walk today even though I was not feeling 100%. I realized that in the past I would have used this as an excuse to not go at all, just like yesterday's dark cloudy sky (and subsequent rain, well sprinkles really) didn't deter me from yesterday's walk. Although in hind site I should have really gone for a shorter, or slower walk, the fact is that I did my 5kms and now it's done!

People frequently comment on how strong I am (as in strong willed) and I am! I really want to loose weight and I really want to get to my goal. I want it MORE than I want greasy takeaway, chocolate or cakes and biscuits. It's not easy, but to be quite honest it's not overly hard either, it is my choice, however, how hard I am on myself and how hard I choose to push myself. I could give into temptation, but ultimately where would that get me? I remember a leader telling me once that "no one hooks you up to an IV and force feeds you at night, YOU and only YOU are responsible for what you choose goes in your mouth" just like it is you who decides to, or not to exercise, and you know what? It's so right.

I was asked through the week if at any stage in the last 40 weeks if I had just said, "ah stuff it" and just gone bizerk, the answer is "hell no" any treats that I have had along the way have been accounted for and if they didn't "fit" I didn't have it! It's that simple!

I get asked how I stay motivated. I find meetings and the Weight Watcher's website really motivating, but ultimately I motivate myself, seeing myself shrink, seeing the numbers go down each week on the scales is all the motivation I need to stay on the straight and narrow. People telling me how great I look helps too! lol