Sunday, June 27, 2010

Yay finally 85kgs

I was so excited when I got on the scales today.

I wanted to wait until mother nature had left the building before getting on the scales. All week I had been stuck on 86.4kgs.

I had a night out with girlfriends for my birthday on Saturday so I made sure I did a killer workout which was around an hour of my programme and then I did another 1 hour of cardio. I was going to drive myself to the restaurant until my hubby told me to go and relax and just enjoy myself. So I did maybe a little more than I was planning.

So for me to get on the scales today I was just hoping to be under 86kgs.

My scales are shocking at getting the same weight when I get on and off 3 times in a row.

So my surprise when I got on the first time and it was 85kgs. Just plain old 85kgs. I was like "that would be bloody right I will never crack the 85kgs". Then I got on again and it said 82.5kgs well I nearly went through the roof with excitement so I got on again. It then said 85.4kgs. So I tried a few more times and the decided that 85kgs seems to be were I am today.

So of course with all that excitement I pulled out all of my clothes that I used to wear at 85kgs last time I was there. Well blow me over not only did they fit but some of my jeans were too big around my tummy.

Then I decided that Brodie and I would go to the indoor swimming pools for a play around for an hour. I had to wear a size smaller board shorts that I bought and wore once because they were too tight and I bought them at Sea World 2 summers ago as we didn't take bathers and it was so hot to go swimming.

Then another Then! My swimming top that I wear with my board shorts (I haven't worn swimmers now for 3 summers) the front of the top is so loose that when it was wet it stretched so badly it looked like a dress. So clearly my tummy must be smaller. ha ha.

I have only lost around 5kgs since starting the challenge. Its been very very slow but I have lived life and still enjoyed myself at the same time.

I love exercising now. So much so that I have already worked out a schedule for the school holidays and have bribed Brodie with going into the school holiday creche one morning so I can go to gym and then he can have a swim after wards.

So this week I am really going to be focused on eating well and getting to the gym when I can and getting fun exercise time in with my little guy.

Lots of eating my favourite warm chicken salads.

Monday, June 21, 2010

20 years from now

20 years from now I will more disappointed in myself if I have no lost this weight. 20 years from now if I am even still alive I will have wanted to do all the things that I have stopped myself from doing with the excuse of fitness and weight.

20 years from now I want to be very active and have a strong fit body.

20 years from now I will be one day off turning 61 years old.

OMG that really shocks you into thinking about life differently.

20 years from now if I don't change my life each day now! There is a very strong possibility that I may not be here. Or if I am I may not be able to live my life to the fullest. Tomorrow is my 41st Birthday and I have been on this path so many times in the past 7 years. I really hope I am moving forward not backwards and that when this challenge does close to an end in September that I am able to keep going forward along the path.

I haven't weighed myself this week. Mother nature decided to visit and strangely they day she dropped in for a visit - I did weigh myself and I was the lightest I had been so far at 86.2kgs.

I haven't had a lot of energy but I have put in at least 45+ Cardo everyday. In the grand scheme of calories it probably only the amount of a coffee.

I enjoyed myself a little bit too much on Saturday night with a whole bottle of champers to myself. My sister came over and she mentioned that she can see weight loss.

At the time of drinking the drinking my bubbly friend I didn't think I was tipsy or anything until I looked back on the day from Sunday. lol It was a bit of a blur. It was good to know that my liver is catching up on some health as well.

This week I am hoping to keep going to gym everyday. I have Personal Training tomorrow with my nice PT we are going to do some boxing. I really need him to start pushing me. I felt last weeks session was a little hohum and I was glad I didn't have to pay for it.

I guess he wont know I want to be pushed if I don't tell him.

Anyway off to have a healthy lunch of corn mountain bread, pumpkin/spinach salad and chicken.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

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Sorry If these photos scared you - They are scary. Ok swore I wouldnt load fat photos on the www. Lets hope they dont end up in a strange location. I took these photos straight after gym the other day. Boy was it hard to work out how to take a photo and pose at the same time haha.

So I dont have any proper photos taken on the first day of the challenge. Kind of wish I did now. These photos were taken near the end of week 2.

Lets hope there will be less of me next time.

The start of week 3

Weight 86.4kgs.

I have been sick with a chest infection. Last week I just didn't have the energy to do much at gym. I went a few times and then realised it just wasn't worth the energy and allowed myself to take some time off from gym and get well.

So I missed the weekend (just two days) and started back slowly on Monday and by Tuesday & Wednesdays sessions at the gym I was really pushing myself again.

I ended up with sore thighs, so much so that I am finding it hard to bend down or squat. But surely that is a good sign.

Today I had a light personal training session. My PT/Mentor (lets call him the nice terminator). Was kind due to the fact my butt and thighs had taken such a workout.

We worked on arms and then we did some sprints on the rowing machine which was fantastic but I started to cough up a lung again. Which is rather embarrassing when your pelvic floor is a bit dodgy from all the coughing and having had one child. Guys just don't understand the need to squeeze your legs together something during those moments. (Note to self) must work on pelvic floor muscles.

Anyway. 2 weeks of the challenge are down and I am down from 89.2kgs to 86.4kgs. I honestly might be less than that due to lovely mother nature waiting to knock on my door and that whacked on a good kilo or two each month and I also weighed myself a few days ago.

I have found this challenge fantastic very motivating and all of the onus is on me. If I cheat I can't blame the Weight Watchers program and if I do have a blow out day then I know I must be responsible and make good food choices from everything I put in my mouth after making that. Only I can be responsible for the change on the scales.

I honestly had hoped that I would be less (see that's me beating myself up again) however I have people already comment that there seems to be less of me. Woow that's nice to hear that haha.

I guess when most people of my friends last saw me I was up around 93-94kgs. So from that point I have lost a dress size (approx 6kgs = 1 dress size).

Keeping track of my food has not been easy. I tend to write in what I am having but not the calories per item, until the end of the day and then find I am nearly at my total for the day.

This weeks goal is just to try and keep to around 1000-1100 calories per day (although its recommend for my size 1300) and then if I have a blow out then it wont be a huge issues. Sometimes things are just out of your control. I bought the most amazing organic bread called "Ancient grains Organic rye Mari breakfast bread". I ordered it in from my local health food shop after reading about it on another blog. After handing over my $6 and then read the back and found out my local fantastic bread/bakery actually make it. Sometimes I am so daft. So if your at the Heathmont shops its from Raffles bakery. I could never understand why they had fresh bread and then bread on the counter that was in plastic packaging. Now I know why its their very very special breads. dooh!

Anyway I got off track. The food counter on the packages says 2 slices (60grms) = 157 cals. Yum so I thought I would be good cause its super yummy bread full of seeds and fruits. That I would have one slice 78 cals. Later that day I offered Brodie some of the bread after one bite he didn't like it so I ate the rest thinking I was at 157 Cals. Later that night I thought I should weigh a slice because its very heavy bread. I nearly cried when I found that once slice is 60grm at 157cals so I actually ate double the calories. I am now going back to weighing everything. Even my egg for dinner last night 67grms on the box when I weighed it - It was 50grms which is the difference of 30 calories.

The gym has also hooked me up with a diet and food coach with is amazing. I can't not speak highly enough of my gym at the moment. One of the trainers and organisers of the challenge is studying to be a lifestyle coach and is using a few of us lucky ones as training. My coach is hoping that the gym will add this service for people to keep inspired on their fitness at whatever level they are at. Very very cool idea.

I will try to blog more - Its just been about time for me this week.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Day 11 of the Challenge

I weighed myself yesterday and I was finally down to 87kgs.  While my weight loss hasn't been anything near like the Biggest Loser contestants.  I have not putting in half of the effort they have.

I had a lovely day out with school yesterday and then coffee & a bit with the mums that I didnt make it to gym.

I have really struggled this week with extreme lack of sleep as Brodie is sick and now I have what appears to be a chest infection due to me stopping my ABs that I started 2 weeks ago. I am pretty crook but made it to gym.

I barely have any energy today but I will get through the day with loads of vitamins and getting a good night sleep.

I keep reading on how important sleep is. I have always lived off about 4-5 hours a night especially during the tough times when Brodie was little and I went through my scrapbooking phase.

Apparently anyone on less than 5 hours sleep will put on more weight - under 6 still put on weight but not as much and apparently it keeps going up the scale less and less with more sleep. I have to agree that I believe its true.

The more sleep I have (Im talking good quality sleep being asleep before midnight) means I have more energy to get up and do things the next day quickly. Also making better food choices.

This past week I have struggled to get out of bed and I have struggled to go bed before midnight and stay asleep past 4.45am.

I will have to work on that.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Plodding along

Coming in to week 2 and I am still finding my way.

There are lots of things that are still bad habits that I need to address and change.

A lot of it is in my brain and self sabotage which I think most people who have been on a diet will know about.

When I met the couple from Biggest Loser, Stewart mentioned to me that he weighs himself every day. Now for me I don't know if that such a good idea. Maybe when I am closer to my goal.

This is why! Last week I was going great guns and was nearly at 2kgs weight loss. It has been roughly one week since giving up alcohol from my diet and only half a week of doing my food diary.

So by about last Thursday or Friday I was hoping that I would be under 87kgs. So you can imagine how upset I was to get on the scales and not only had I not broken the 87kg mark I had gone back up to 88.6kgs.

You guess what I did. I felt half arsed about exercising forgot to do my food diary; forgot being my bad habit of can't be bothered whats the point!. On top of that I made excuses for not getting to the gym Ok Friday I had a sick child home, Saturday Hubby worked - Sunday I slept in and caught up with house stuff.

So Monday like all dieters Mondays I got up and made myself get to gym in time for a circuit class. Well it was rather disorganised and probably only got a decent 30mins of real cardio work out. I then did another 30mins or so of cardio out in the gym.

Tuesday felt like I had been hit by a bus. Coughing up a lung again! but I did make myself do my weights and some light cardio. I was also pissed off because my earplugs yet again stopped working for my I.pod. - I need those soft ones that go into your ear because I have really tiny ears and the other kind don't fit and hurt my ears. Without my Robbie & Madonna music to get me going - It was a real struggle having to listen to Kerry-Anne and Demtell adds on the gym TVs while working out. I just wanted to run out screaming.

So that brings me to today Wednesday nearly one week into the "Official" challenge.

I weighed myself today and I am still at 87.4kgs. I am still not doing my food diary properly but I am writing everything that I am eating into it - I just need to sit down and work out calories.

Again I have a sick child at home today and didnt get to the gym. But that is OK because that is just life and I will work around these things.

I am sore in my left shoulder. Not sure if its muscle tired or I have pulled something but at this stage I am unable to lift my arm.

Hopefully I will feel better getting a full night of sleep in as I have been on about 4 full hours of quality sleep with Brodie being sick.

Sleep really does make a huge difference on how you feel about yourself, being committed and resting of your muscles. I need sleep.

I really did struggle with not having any Champers last weekend. It was like an empty feeling that it was Friday evening and I need my glass of wine to kick off the weekend. Coke zero while it fills in a slight gap also keeps me awake until the wee small hours. Coke or any decaf drink other than tea just doesn't float my boat.

Oh this post doesn't sound very up lifing.

Umm - I have a diet coach via the gym. I was meant to have my first session today but Brodie was sick so now I have to wait one week. Boo hoo! It's free and I think that's what I need on top of a shrink for my head.

Tomorrow's goals

I am going to make it to the gym in the morning and make an effort to push myself.
I am going to have cereal in the morning for breakfast (although all that milk and a cup of tea) makes me need to go to the toilet half a doz times.
umm Find my calorie counter and fill out my diary.

Oh and buy new earplugs for my Ipod.

Well tomorrow is Thursday - My short term goal is to get to the gym every day including the weekend so I can stay on track this week.

Oh and I will  might upload some photos - although I might also make this a private blog.