Thursday, July 14, 2011

Life during the school holidays

Week 8 going into week 9 on the Michelle Bridges challenge and I am still stuck at 76+ something kilos.
This is not due to the program.  It's due to me not being organised, stuck at home and crap weather during the school holidays.  Lots of unplanned unforseen things have happened like hubby working on the weekends and going to the football early and all day Sundays two weeks in a row.
I have gone to gym probably 4 times a week pretty crap and yeah I probably could have gone a bit more.  But I figure that my son at 7 years old is not going to be wanting to hang out with me in a few years and I need to enjoy just being with him.  He has gone into the creche a few times for me while I worked out.  He is a good boy but thats about it. 
I have barely followed a whole day of the MN weekly menu for the past week.

Actually truthly I sabotaged myself.  Last week I did stick to my diet really well killed myself at gym to make any time in the gym burn as much as I could.  Weighed in on Wednesday, not Thursday so come Friday I was sure I had finally hit my goal of 75kilos.  Well I nearly died when I was still 76+ kilos.  That was it I fell off the wagon HUGE TIME!.  Pretty stupid really!
Looking back at what I have just written even sounds stupid.  We have only 4 weeks or less of this challenge.  I doubt I am going to hit 14kgs but I am going to aim for 10kgs.   I have signed up for the next challenge and that will keep me on track to keep loosing weight until the summer.
This summer is going to be my lightest summer.  Loosing this weight has taken a very very long time.  If you had asked me 1st May 2010 that I would still be struggling to get down to around 57kgs in 2011 I would have laughed.  I was meant to be at goal last Christmas. 
Sure parts of me feel a bit disappointed when I read in the forums people loosing 3kgs a week!
Maybe I need to pull my finger out and work out a bit harder.  Next week school is back and I will have more time to myself to work out more.  
My goal this week is to write out my weekly food menu.  (I don't have a printer) and write out the 9 weeks of menu's & recipes.
My other goal is to get into the 75kgs by following the menu from tomorrow on wards. I can do it.
Here is a stat of our world rating on weight gain.  If this doesnt make me peddle a little harder this week. 

The Top 30 Obese Nations

Rank  Countries  Amount  
# 1  United States:30.6% 
# 2  Mexico:24.2% 
# 3  United Kingdom:23% 
# 4  Slovakia:22.4% 
# 5  Greece:21.9% 
# 6  Australia:21.7% 
# 7  New Zealand:20.9% 
# 8  Hungary:18.8% 
# 9  Luxembourg:18.4% 
# 10  Czech Republic:14.8% 
# 11  Canada:14.3% 
# 12  Spain:13.1% 
# 13  Ireland:13% 
# 14  Germany:12.9% 
= 15  Portugal:12.8% 
= 15  Finland:12.8% 
# 17  Iceland:12.4% 
# 18  Turkey:12% 
# 19  Belgium:11.7% 
# 20  Netherlands:10% 
# 21  Sweden:9.7% 
# 22  Denmark:9.5% 
# 23  France:9.4% 
# 24  Austria:9.1% 
# 25  Italy:8.5% 
# 26  Norway:8.3% 
# 27  Switzerland:7.7% 
= 28  Japan:3.2% 
= 28  Korea, South:3.2%

1 comment:

  1. Don't beat yourself up. School holidays are hard - routines are out of whack but 4 days at the gym is amazing.

    I read somewhere to stop focusing on the whole week or even the whole day but just focus on the next three hours. I'm going to try to do that this week - I've eaten enough to feed a small country too many days this week.