Tuesday, November 30, 2010

November Challenge

November was not a great month - unfortunately I ended up gaining for the month - I think this is the first month is over year where I have ended up heavy at the end that I was at the start!  Not much more you can really but roll on December! 

SW: 109.4
CW: 111.3
GWEN: 107.4

Total: +1.9

wk4: -3.5
wk3: +3.7
wk2: no WI
wk1: +1.7

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Week 1 WI ProPoints

My first week of ProPoints seem a massive loss of -3.5kg! What the?? This brings my total losses back to 30.5kg. I was quite shocked as I did not feel like I had lost that much last week – I did stick to the programme ALL week (not just part of the week which I have been doing over the last few weeks) so maybe that it is – following the programme and wella you get results.

I enjoyed ProPoints – I ate all my points each day and only used about 4 extra points – I was definitely eating more but more of good food not crap that I had been doing of late – The PP free fruit part if fantastic – I am a real late night eater which has always been my down fall – this week however when I felt like something and had no points left, I just had a nectarine instead (normally I would go for bread!) – No guilt and all tracked. Feeling very positive with the new programme and looking forward to some consistent losses leading into Christmas.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

WI final for points…

Firstly the good news – my sons has fully recovered and is back to running around and driving me crazy again – he is incredibly cute!

How do I put this – I went to WI today and it was not pretty – the scales showed a massive gain of +3.7kg! Was I surprised – not at all….it was an absolute free for all on food and I paid the price. My weight is now back up to 114.8kg eeeek this is not good.

As you all probably know (unless you have been living under a rock) ProPoints was launch this week – the meeting was very busy and a bit chaotic but I have to say that my leader Rhonda and the all staff did a great job in getting in everyone through the process – I am sure it was a very tiring week for all WW staff this week! There was certainly a buzz in the air that I have not seen for a very long time at a weight watchers meeting. Most people seem very open to the change and willing to get on aboard and get stuck into it – it is certainly going take a little bit of time with the mine shift but as long we totally dismiss the old points and stay totally focus on working out the new ProPoints I am sure we will all make a smooth transition and see some great results in the next few weeks.

With the new program we where handed new WI books and told that the slate had been wiped clean – this is new program and a new start – this is exactly what I need at the moment – something new to focus on.

“Your past maybe tarnished but your future is spotless”

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Missed WI week 62

My baby is finally getting better – I took him back to the doctors on Wednesday as he was just not getting better – I felt he was getting worst – the doctor sent him for a chest x-ray and it turns out that he has sever bronchitis boarding on pneumonia! So much for a viral infection – only took 5 doctors including one trip to emergency….I knew it was more than just a viral infection – he could hardly breathe! Since Wednesday he has been on antibiotics and steroids and he is breathing normally again, the fever is gone, he has started eating and is running around again…almost starting to drive me crazy again! He went back to the doctors today (Saturday) and his chest is clearing though he has this awful cough – the type of cough that sounds like you could bring up your left lung…..He is on the mend so hopefully we should be back at work and daycare on Monday and back to a routine.

I missed WI on Wednesday so I missed the first sort of introduction to the new program - the new program is officially starting next week which I am really looking forward to - it should hopefully give me some new focus – the food front has not been good – I was doing OK for the first days when my son was sick – but the tired I got the worst eating got – and it has continued even though he is much better and we have had a couple of good nights sleep – each morning I say to myself I will get back on track today but then it all goes down hill. Anyway there is always tomorrow!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sick baby

My poor baby is still sick – he is down with a viral infection – he is slowly getting better but we are now entering our 5th day! He has been totally stationery for the last 4 days – all he wants to do is lay with me on the couch – which was quite nice for the first day but after that…….it is exhausting to do nothing as such. Today he has been sleeping a lot and I have managed to pry him away so that he has been sleeping on his own (well sort of – he is in my bed!) He has been clinging to me like glue for the last 4 days!! I am shattered…..I have not been able to do anything else but sit with him.

The food front has not been great – it has not been bad but not great either - I have just been preparing and eating whatever I can managed in the few very small gaps I have managed to get in whilst Oliver has been sleeping or being distracted by his sister. Hopefully the damage will be minimal and Oliver will be back at day care and I will be back at work by Wednesday and we can get back into our routine…..

Friday, November 5, 2010

Keep on going - Day 2

riday, 05 November 2010
My working day was cut short today – my Son is quite unwell so I have been sitting at home with him on the coach for most of the day – poor little thing he has a fever and has vomited a couple of times – his temp has finally dropped enough for me to put him to bed.  Despite this I had a good day food wise and emotionally – I am feeling not too bad  - looking forward to the weekend though I have a feeling we won’t be doing much – I am hoping to finish my herb garden over the weekend just need a bit more soil and then I can plant – looking forward to it!  I will also try and get in a couple of walks over the weekend though this will all depend on how boy goes……
Friday, 05 November 2010
Food POINTS values used 21
Food POINTS values remaining 2

Weetbix 4.5
Subtotal 4.5

2 slice (s) Bread Rye Bread 3
1 Potato Pie (with pumpkin & potatoe mash) 5
Subtotal 8

1 Chicken Pasta (Chicken, carrots, mushrooms, peas & corn, pasta sauce, pasta) 5
Subtotal 5

1 large Skim Milk Cafi Latte 1.5
1 small apple 0.5
1 medium banana 1.5
Subtotal 3.5

No entries for exercise.
Exercise POINTS bonus earned 0

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Keep on going - Day 1

I am feeling a bit better today – though still quite flat and unmotivated to be honest but I decided that I just need to push through this stage and get myself back on track – there is only one person that can make or break this and that is me! I made a promise last night that I would not go back and I intend on keeping that promise – I have come too far to just thrown it away regardless of what is going on in my life. I will get to my goal weight and it not a matter of IF but WHEN – so I pulled myself up started the day off with a bowl of Weetbix and then just pushed through the day – I did struggle but kept on reminding myself on how much better I will feel with some good healthy food in my body.

I went for a walk this evening with my son and dog and really enjoyed it - but you know from the time I got home to the time we actually went walking I was making up excuse after excuse in my head as to why we could not go for a walk….why do we waist so much energy on trying to talk ourselves out of things instead of just getting on with job at hand….

Thursday, 04 November 2010

Food POINTS values used 22
Food POINTS values remaining 1

Weetbix 4.5
Subtotal 4.5

1 serve (s) Rice, Cooked Cooked Basmati Rice 2.5
1 Creamy Chicken Slow Cooker 3.5 (home made)
Subtotal 6

Chicken Sausages (Mt Barker) x 2 - Quick-added food 3
1 medium potato 1
1 whole fresh carrot 0
1 cup (s) cauliflower 0
1/2 serve (s) Vegetable Combo Peas and Supersweet Corn 0.5
White Sauce - Quick-added food 0.5
1 tsp (s) Olive Oil Classico 0.5
Subtotal 5.5

1 large Skim Milk Cafi Latte 1.5
Fruit Salad - Quick-added food 2
1 medium banana 1.5
1 tub (s) Forme Yoghurt Yogurt, Forme, Classic Cheesecake 1
Subtotal 6

45 min Walking with a pram 2.5
Exercise POINTS bonus earned 2.5

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

WI Week 60 & 61

I missed blogging last week – I don’t have a really good excuse well I could probably make up a few but in all honesty I was just avoiding it. I had an unexpected gain last week of +400g and this was enough to send back into another spin – so this week was a total disaster and resulted in a gain of +1.7kg…..what was I was thinking…I am feeling very flat at the moment – I have no motivation to do anything at the moment so I need to pull me head in and get a plan.

My Exercise routine is pretty much non existence at the moment – I was going to boot camp each Friday morning which I really really enjoyed – I was able to go as my son went to his Nanna’s house so I did not have to do anything with him on a Friday morning – I could go to boot camp and then head straight to work – my Mother shift has changed so she no longer has him during the week so I have had to give it – I did try going to boot camp (as my daughter is home) coming home – and then getting him ready dropping him off at day care and then head to work but I was not getting to work until at least 9am. I have been thinking about getting the lady that I did boot camp with to come over and help me setup a program using my gym equipment and possibility see if she will do a 5:30am session once a week or maybe I should just get back to boot camp and start 1 hour later on a Friday or Monday – I did really enjoy boot camp and gave me a great boost each week. Any suggestions on what I should do??

On the weekend I decided that I needed a new project – something new to do – so I decided to start a herb\vegetable garden – I have been wanting to do this for awhile – I have tried in the past and failed miserably (mainly due to the pots that I have tried to use) – anyway I went to Bunning’s and brought a Birdies Raised modular veggie bed, soil, fertilizer, herbs etc.. I have put together the veggie bed and filled it half with soil – so far it looks great – on Saturday I will finish filling it with manure and soil and plant the herbs – hopefully this time it will work – I will post a picture when it is finished. I also re-setup my worm farm so my herbs have some good worm pee!

October challenge completed

Below are the results for the Month of October – finished with a loss of 1.4 - unfortunately once again I failed to meet my goal - I only set a 2kg goal this time so it is quite disappointing.  Though I did finish lighter than I started….

SW: 110.8
CW: 109.4
WI: +0.4
GWEO: 108.8

Total: -1.4

wk4: +0.4
wk3: -4.5
wk2: +3.3
wk1: -0.6