Saturday, July 25, 2009

Doing the Happy Dance.....

Yes that's right I've been doing the happy dance since my WI this morning.

Today is a big day in my weight loss journey, I hit double digits and got my 5 kilo book mark today. I lost 800 grams this week to see my CW of 99.3.

(I restarted my weight loss journey on 30/05/2009 after losing 10 kilos in 2008 and then losing the plot)...

I did just miss my 5% goal and goal for July by 100 grams.....

Still doing the happy dance.... I'm so excited to finally be double digits again...

As a reward I bought myself some new shoes, its getting warmer in Sydney at the moment and I found this week I needed to start wearing sandles to work....

My MP3 player seems to have also died this morning, so I might just have to get myself a new one as my next reward.... Which will be for when I reach my holiday target weight... Might even look to see what the price difference is if I get it duty free when I go away compared to the retail price, but then again there is always sales....

Edit 6 p.m. Thanks everyone for your kind comments. Yes I am still walking to and from work and its an 8 km round trip. I walk this 5 days a week. I've also started back at the gym and so far I'm doing 3 x 30 min works outs per week. On saturday's I get up at 6.30 a.m. and go for an hour's walk and then I also walk to and from my weight watchers meeting (30 min walk each way). I also track what I eat and seeing I do so much exercise, about 50-60 points work per week, I've been eating between 15-2o exercise points per week. I've been doing this for a few weeks now and I've been having losses of 700 - 800 grams per week. Can't complain I guess.

Brad took another picture of me today at 99.3 kilos, which is below.

I've also started a weight loss journey picture album on my facebook page, that way I can see my progress photos next to each other and can see how far I have come. Since I started this journey in 2/08 I've lost 16.6 kilos. I've had plenty of ups and downs along the way and lost my way a few times, but I have never really given up. I am a lot healthier, happier and more active now than I have been in a very long time.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Mixed feelings about my weigh in yesterday

I weighed in yesterday and whilst I had a good loss, I also have mixed feelings about the result because I so wanted to get to double digits. I missed double digits just and not happy about it.

I weighted in at 100.1 kilos, missed my goal by 200 grams...... I know that it will happen this week but still not happy I didn't do it yesterday....

Sorry I just need to vent and get it all out of my system... Thinking back at my week and it was a pretty good week. I didn't pig out over the weekend, like I can do. I walked to work and back, I went back to the gym and did a few workouts, I tracked, drank my water and really watched what I ate.... One thing I didn't do was walk home from work on Friday, as it was really cold, I didn't leave the office until 6 p.m. and we were meant to be going to the local club for dinner, so I accepted a lift home from one of my colleagues.... I now keep thinking if only I did walk home I would have got double digits.... I also earn't about 50 exercise points on the weight watchers program last week and only ate about 15 of them, so I'm also thinking I didn't eat enough, compared to the exercise I did.

I spoke with my weight watchers leader about things yesterday and she suggested that if I'm going to earn so many points, then I might need to eat a bit more filling foods (not snack food). I'm going to work on that this week.

This week is going to be an interesting week, my work colleague is on 4 weeks leave so I get to do her job as well as mine (well originally it was one job but they split it to employ both of us and there is enough work for both of us).... PMS/TTOM is due, double digits will be mine, I need to track, stay focused, don't stress and things will fall into place.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


I've decided to up the exercise and see if it will help me lose my weight a little more consistently. I also realise that whilst I walk to work and back every day (4 kms each way) my body will get use to it and stop losing weight as efficiently.

So I've decided it time to go back to the gym. I went yesterday for the first time and was introduced to my new program, which is pretty good. Today I'm a bit sore and tired.... I'm due to go again today so that will be interesting. My trainer wants me to try spin classes, but I'm a little scared. I did try out a spin bike yesterday and whilst they seem harmless enough, the seats just hurt like... and I've also heard and seem some horror stories of people using these things. See what happens...

At this stage I'm only going to go to the gym in my lunchtime until I get use to it again and my body isn't so tired. Eventually I do want to look into the early morning classes or night classes as well.

Edited 1.50 p.m. I have been to the gym at lunch time and did:-

* Stomach crunches = 3 sets of 3 different types of crunches.
* Push ups 2 sets of 10 (on my knees and using a bench)
* 15 mins on the cross trainer at levels between 4 - 16.
* 10 mins on the bike.

Pretty happy with my effort today.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

WI Day

Had my weigh in at weight watchers today and lost another 900 grams, which I'm pretty happy with.

I now weigh 100.8 and my goal this week is to get into double digits.

I can see of walking and good tracking for me this week. I so want to be double digits....

I've lost 1.4 kilos towards my Italy goal so I'm heading in the right direction.

Monday, July 06, 2009

2 months to go till I go away and time to get focused....

Its just under 2 months till I go away and whilst I'm not going to reach my original weight goal I do still have a goal in mind. So its time to get focused....

I weighed in on Saturday and lost another 500 grams so I'm now 101.7 kilos. I'd love to weigh 95 kilos when I go away, so yes its time to get focused...

One of the things I need to focus on is drinking more water. I'm good at drinking 0 point drinks i.e. diet soft drinks, herbal tea, sugar free V's etc but water is lacking. Also by drinking more water will save me some money, I have been buying 3-4 cans of softdrink a day and whilst they are only $1 each, over the course of a week I've been spending at least $20 on the stuff...

I'm finding that I'm chosing more filling foods and walking to work has really been helping with my weight... I was pretty good food wise this weekend which I'm pleased about. Previous weekends I'd been shocking and I really needed to walk to work so I didn't have a gain... I'm hoping for a good loss this week.

We also have a wedding coming up in November in Townsville and I really want to be under 90 kilo's for that. Its Brad daughters wedding and the last time they saw me was at my heaviest and I want to look good for any photos that are taken... Brad also wants to and needs to lose some weight and I tried to have a bet with him last night on who could lose the most weight between now and then but he wasn't interested. Not sure how I'm going to get him motivated to lose any weight at the moment... I know he needs to want to do it otherwise its not going to work, but at the moment he lacks will power.... Hopefully if he sees me losing weight that might spur him on.

Just need to stay focused and committed...

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

I'm still around

Yep I'm still around, I've been rather busy with my new job, well its not so new any more. My 6 month probation ends next week.

Whilst I'm always pretty busy doing stuff, I also never seem to have much to say on my blog these days, which is why I haven't had many posts.

I had a break from weight watchers for a while, and am now back into it. I went back to my meetings in the last week of May 2009 and had put on a nearly 5 kilos, could have been worse I guess.

My CW at my last weigh in was 102.2 kilos which is a loss of 2.2 kilos since I've been back. This month I'm aiming to lose anther 3 kilos which will see me under 100 kilos at 99.2 kilos.

I'm walking to and from work again and whilst some days I don't feel like walking, I do. Its the only exercise I tend to get these days....