Monday, January 08, 2007

Weigh In

Ok yesterday was my weigh in day and I forgot to post my results.

Started on 1/1/07 at 105 kilos
Yesterday I weighed in at 102.8 kilos. I lost 2.2 kilos. Very excited for the first weigh in for the year.

Not happy with being over 100 kilos again. I would love to be under 100 kilos by the end of January 2006.

This result has inspired me to increase my exercise this week and remain focused. The past few days I've strugged with junk food a lot.

Take One Step at a time.

Goals for this week.

Ok, its now 2007 and I so have to achieve something with my weight this year. CK membership is now free and I've renewed it for a couple of years, which will help me to remain focused and keep on track.

Over the past few weeks I've been tossing up the idea of rejoining weight watchers but have decided that it is really a waste of time and money for me. I don't tend to stick to it and am much happier counting calories via which I no longer have to pay for.

I have also decided to involve myself in a few of their 12 week challenges being the body blitz challenge and the sexy ab challenge. As part of the body blitz challenge I have started the couch to 5km run. Links to this can be found at:-

It is explained in full on the Cool Running website

Graham from CK has metric conversions here

I started day 1 today and it wasn't too bad. I went to the gym and did it on the treadmill but seeing it is summer here and a bit muggy I'd prefer the air conditioning.

As part of the Body Blitz, my goals for this week:-

1. To go to the gym 3 times this week.
2. To wake up at 6 a.m. and to go for an hour walk 3 times this week.

Reward - Buy a new DVD movie.

Or in real terms:-

Monday:- Gym for C25km & ab challenge
Tuesday:- Walk in the morning and ab challenge
Wednesday:- Gym for C25km & ab challenge
Thursday:- Walk in the morning and ab challenge
Friday:- Gym for C25km & ab challenge
Saturday:- Bay Walk with Lynda & ab challenge - 7 km's
Sunday:- CK walk with Sydney CKers (City to Surf route to Bondi Beach) - 14kms & ab challenge.

Normally I would give myself a rest day but I'm on a roll at the moment and love getting together with the CKer's for walking.

Take One Step at a time.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Sorry haven't posted for a few days but my excuse is that I've been running around looking for nursing homes for my dad. I am please to say that after looking at some pretty horribles ones out there that I have found a nice one about 5 kms from his place and he moved in there yesterday afternoon. The fun begins now, in deciding what of his cloths and personal belongings that we can take and not take. Hopefully this will be sorted out over the next few days.

Food wise was a bit of a shocker yesterday. I really should learn not to go out shopping at lunchtime when I am hungry, as I always make the wrong food choices. Whilst I ended up having a roast beef subway foot long roll, I also ate way too much chocolate. I was also amazed when I put the sub into CK food diary it has 80grams of carbs. OMG that is huge for long sub!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All but the chocolate was within my calories, fat and carb allowance but still its huge.

I'm finding it a bit hard the past few days to drink my water and have turned a bit too much to diet soft drinks. Will keep working on it. I also find that due to work being very quiet, I'm bored and thinking of food too much. It doesn't matter what kind of food - fruit or junk, its always on my mind and I'm always wanting to eat it. I do have some work to do but am waiting on clients to come back from holidays before I can do it and there is only so much surfing the net one can do. I hope things get back to normal soon.

I've also been looking back at the past 18 months and realised the following has happened in my life:-

1. My mum died - Oct 2005
2. My dad nearly died - Dec 2005
3. My brother died - April 2006
4. Relationship breakup - April 2006
5. Back together July 2006
6. Relationship breakup for good - Aug 2006
7. New relationship started - Oct 2006
8. Dad diagnosed with terminal cancer Dec 2006
9. Dad moved in Nursing Home - Jan 2007

I've also lost no weight during this time, infact as at today I've put on 15 kilos since mum died. I've been yo yo dieting with this 15 kilos for the past 12 months. I so have to get off this merry go round and just get on with it. It is so hard sometimes and I just feel like giving up but I'm not as I'm not happy with myself and how I'm looking.

Well better go and do some work before I go back to the nursing home at lunch to met the doctor and fill in a few more forms.

Take One Step at a time.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Start of 2007 Weight Loss Journey

I'm going to use this blog as a bit of a weight loss journey this year. I got the idea from AJ and will use it to help me with the ups and downs of this journey. I just finished reading AJ's book Confessions of a Reformed Dieter again and was inspired by that.

Today 2/1/07 I'm back at work and don't really want to be here. I'm feeling very down, flat and just plain fat. The weather in my part of Sydney isn't helping it has been terrible the past 24 hours. Seems to be improving a bit now but still terrible. I can't believe that I put on 2 kilos over the Christmas new year period. I didn't eat that much crap. Did drink a bit too much and hardly any exercise.

I might have to go to the doctors and have a check up. I also feel so tired and have lack of energy. I'm back using the CK diary at the moment. Its easier to use that then to use a manual diary. So far today food has been good, sticking to what I have entered into the food diary but it is a struggle to not eat junk food and to drink my water.

I just feel like I'm going back wards at the moment. Every time I step on those scales they seem to be going up, up, up. Its starting to get me very down and depressed ...........................

Take One Step at a Time.