Saturday, February 28, 2009

Weigh in Day

I can't believe how quickly weigh in day comes around. At weigh in I lost another 500 grams which I'm pretty happy about.

To be honest my week wasn't all that good and I did eat a bit too much chocolate for my liking but nothing as near as I would have before weight watchers. I did manage to use the wii fit on Thursday night, walk to work & back, more wii fit on Friday night and Brad and I went for some walks this week. I even managed to walk to weigh in and home today. Exercise is on the way up again for me.

I'm even thinking of walking to and from work all 5 days next week. Will see how I go. I'm in the process of trying to reduce my expenses and are looking at ways that we can do that. One of them is to sell one of our cars, cause the only time we really need two cars is on the weekend and with some careful planning we can work around that one too. I can either walk or catch the bus to work and that is so much cheaper than having a 2nd car when it comes to petrol, insurance, rego, maintenance etc. Nothing has been decided on that, will see how I go next week with walking to work or not... I'm so sick and tired of money being tight and I think some extreme measures need to be taken...Brad and I have talked about this and will continue to do so until we come to some sort of agreement or decision on things.

Back to my weigh in results, my 500 gram loss has brought we to a weight on 101.4 kilos (back to were I was in September 2008, grrrr at myself for putting it back on in the first place)... and only 700 grams till I reach my first goal. I'm so going to work my butt off this week to get that first goal....

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Good and Bad Choices

You would think that I would have learn't by now but no I obviously haven't.

We went to the Entertainment Quarter for lunch today and I made a relatively good choice for lunch. I had a burger and out of luck more than planning it didn't come with hot chips. Mind you I did pinch a few of Brad's chips.

We also ended up walking around for 2 1/2 hours as we were killing time before the Celebrity 20/20 Cricket Match started. We got free tickets into the game cause Brad is part of the RFS (all RFS members and their immediate family got in for free) and his station helped out in Melbourne with the Bush Fires. I drank lots of water and diet coke but I slipped a bit today and ended up going over my normal daily points.

My bad choices came as follows:-

1. Golden Gaytime is 4.5 points but it could have been worse as I was originally looking at a Magnum and they are 8 points. However, whilst I enjoyed the gaytime it is so not worth the points!!!!

2. A meat pie and it wasn't even hot. Now this set me back 11 points and so not worth it. My choices were a bucket of chips @ 7 points, a hot dog @ 4.5 points or a meat pie and yes you guest it I took the meat pie. I haven't had one for over 12 months and at the time I just had to have a commercial pie but never again am I spending so many points on such a small item.....
I'm not beating myself up over it but as I'm typing this post, I can hear my weight watchers leader and her presentation about fast food at sporting events and the points values and what choices are better to make. If only I'd thought about this tonight...

My saving grace is that I had a healthy breakfast and some weight watchers snacks before I went and that we walked so much today. When my exercise points are taken into consideration I am still within my points for day but I am still disappointed at the choices I made today. I could have done so much better...

Lots of exercise and care points tracking for me over the next few weeks. I'd love to get to my 1st 2 kilo goal this week...

Just needed to get it off my chest before I went to sleep.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Weight in Day and Measurements

This picture on the left is approximately how much fat I've lost since starting this journey, last year.

Today is weigh in day and I lost another 600 grams which makes it 800 grams in 2 weeks and only 1.2 kilos to go till I get to my first weight loss goal. My reward for achieving this is going to be the new Jillian Michaels Wii game (it was surpose to be out yesterday but has now been pushed back to 26/3/2009).

The past week I've been feeling that my work clothes are getting loser so I decided to measure myself again this morning. I was amazed with the results.

Thighs are 58 cm's (-8 cm's) 1/1/09 they were 66 cm's

Hips are 130 cm's (-13 cm's) 1/1/09 they were 143 cm's
Waist is 99 cm's (-4 cm's) 1/1/09 it was 103 cm's

Upper Stomach is 124 cm (-13 cm's) 1/1/09 it was 137 cm's

Chest is 116 cm's (-4cm's) 1/1/09 it was 120 cm's

Arms are 35 cm's (-9 cm's) 1/1/09 they were 44 cm's

All up I have lost I have lost 51 cm's off my body since 1/1/09. To be honest I didn't believe the results when I compared them to those I too at the beginning of the year and I had to measure myself twice before I actually believed them. No wonder I am starting to feel my clothes getting loser and I am starting to like the look of myself in pictures. My body is starting to shrink and not only on the scales.

It is such an inspiring thing for me right now...

Friday, February 20, 2009

Today is a new day

8.15 a.m. I'm at work right now, mind you I should actually be working, so no pictures at the moment. Will put one on when I get home tonight.

I must admit that I did over eat yesterday. The cause was going out for a walk at lunchtime before I ate and going shopping last night on a hungry stomach. Whilst I did have my lunch at work, when I went out for a walk with a colleague I got something extra as well. Similar thing happened last night when we went shopping, went out before having dinner and then bought chocolate and a donut. Mind you my bf wanted to buy 2 donuts each and I did say no to him on that one.

Today is a new day and I've walked to work today to try and make up for yesterday. WI day for me is tomorrow. I will also walk home. Its a 40 minute walk each way.

Oh and I did do over 12000 steps yesterday as well.

The reason I am trying to reduce my intake of coke zero or diet soft drinks is that I find I have better weight loss weeks when I do reduce it. I tend to feel less bloated...

6.30 p.m. I ended up walking two and from work today and will all the running around the office I did today I've ended up walking 25,432 steps today. Yah for me.... I'm also thinking of walking to work every Friday. Friday is a good day to walk cause we can wear casual clothes and whilst I do take deodorant with me and put more on when I get there, it also means that I don't sweat in my business suits etc.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Week so far....

Just thought I'd do a quick post about my week so far.

Well it didn't start out all that well food wise. All I wanted to do on Saturday was eat and eat and eat some more and unfortunately I did tend to do that. Yes I was way over on my points that day but I also had a little chat to myself on Sunday and decided that I wouldn't be doing that again.

Food wise since Sunday has been pretty good, I've been tracking my points and staying within them. I even went for a walk on Tuesday lunchtime for 30 mins and used my Wii fit tonight for 19 mins. I would have done more but I only decided to use it about 40 mins ago, so its a bit late to do a big workout. Whilst I would prefer to use the Wii fit in the morning, I just don't seem to be able to get up before work to do it and nights just seem so much easier. I'm just going to have to use it when ever I can and not focus on the time of day or night it is. I also have a pretty busy job and tend to walk around the office finding stuff, going to the printer, files etc so I got myself a pedometer and on average I walk around 10,000 steps per day. Today I did a little bit more and including the Wii Fit workout I've done 13,432 steps. I don't count this towards my exercise but I also realise that it is helping as I've been losing more consistently since I've gone back to an office based job. I'm also going to post my steps on this blog as well, it will serve as some sort of diary for me.

Oh and I did crack into double digits (99.9) on the Wii Fit scales tonight but I also know that there is approximately 1.5 kilos difference between the Wii Fit weight and WW weight. This weigh in was at night and with TTOM arriving. I'm pretty happy at the moment but also don't expect WW scales to show that weight on Saturday when I go for WI.

Work is going pretty well at the moment, we are really really busy, trying to learn the sytems, procedures, clients and get the work done. It does make for some long days but it also keeps me busy so I'm not focusing on food. I do tend to have my snacks for the day on my desk, but I'm that busy I don't focus on them until I decide it time to eat one. I'm pretty happy with my decision to change jobs and go back into an office environment.

I must admit that I am stuggling with only having 1 can of coke zero a day and need to do some more work on that one.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sorry I haven't been around much lately....

Sorry I haven't been around much lately, its just been really busy at work and I've been working 7.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and once I get home and check facebook and a few other sites, I'm just a bit too tired to post on my blog.

The good news is that I am still watching what I eat and am slowly losing weight. I just need to work out how I can fit some exercise into my day.

It was WI day today at WW and I lost another 200 grams, which brings me back down to 102.5 kilos. Pretty happy about that the loss considering the week I had with stress and PMS... LOL... A little bit of chocolate was eaten but no where near as much as I would have eaten even a few months ago. I'm feeling a lot more in control about things at the moment.

My brother and I have booked the air fair tickets to London and Italy, we leave on my birthday 4/9 and I'm very excited about it. I so love London and have always wanted to see Italy. Whilst we are in Italy we are going to the F1 Grand Prix in Monza, which I can't wait. Now I just need to lose lots of weight.

I was chatting to Shaz about my up and coming trip last night in the WW chat room and how I'm thinking of putting a weight goal attached to this trip. I know that I have tried this before and it hasn't worked but this time I'm goi
ng to be accountable to Shaz directly and she is going to keep me on the straight and narrow. Shaz is such an inspiration to me with her weight loss journey and to top it off she has just become a WW leader in Adelaide.

My Weight Loss goal is to lose 15 kilos between today and 1 September which gives me 31 weeks to lose this weight. During the conversation with Shaz, she got me thinking that I need to make a plan that I can stick to which will help me reach this goal. My plan is:- 1. To focus on 2 kilos at a time. 2. To walk for 30 mins 3 times a week. 3. To track my food on the online tracker and
to stick to my daily points. 4. To drink 2-3 litres of water per day. 5. To limit my coke zero drinks to 1 can per day. 6. To attend my weekly weight watchers meetings and actually stay for the meeting (which I do normally do). 7. To not put too much pressure on myself or beat myself up if I have a bad week. 8. Think positive. 9. Be accountable to Shaz.

I did weight in at weight watchers today and my weight was 102.5 which is a loss of 200 grams.

I now need to lose 1.8 kilos to reach my first mini goal.

On the right is a picture Brad took of me at Darling Harbour a few weeks ago. Surprise surprise I'm actually pretty happy with how I look in this photo. Don't get me wrong I still have a lot of weight to lose, but I'm starting to like myself more and more as I losing weight.