Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November 11 results

Fell a bit short with my November target but not to worry still on the way down!  On the bright side I had a loss each week...

SW: 115.9
CW: 113.5
GWEN: 112.0

Total: -2.4

wk5: -0.8
wk4: -0.3
wk3: -0.7
wk2: -0.5
wk1: -0.1

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

WI Week 14

Lost 800g this week bringing my total to 28.3kg - I have now had 6 consecutive losses in row albeit small loss but losses none the less - averaging 700g per week – I was really happy when I realised that – I just need to keep remembering that it is all the small losses that are edging me closer and closer to ultimate goal.

I went to bootcamp twice last week – the Friday session there was just two of us and the trainer last session before she goes off to get married – she absolutely caned us, totally shattered when I left  -great session.  I really like bootcamp and most people are shocked when I say that I go at least once a week (I would like to go more but I can’t take the toddler – he would run an absolute muck – I take the baby because does not move yet...) – people seem to think that you have to thin and fit to do bootcamp but is that not the point of going to get thin and fit!  I know that I am the biggest by far and the slowest – the trainer often gets me to do a modified version of an exercise if it is obvious that I am struggling or just not going to be able to do it at this weight - I know that in time that I will be able to keep up with everyone and maybe even one day just look “normal”.

I went to a naming ceremony on Sunday – the girls that where putting it on make the most delicious red velvet cakes and homemade sausage rolls – I gave myself permission to sample a couple and enjoy every bit – which I did and they were worth every PP (no clue how PP but hey there were good) – we were at a lake so after I took the boys for a walk to see the swans and a play – then when we got home I walked 5km on the treadmill – I felt good and well in control.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

WI week 13

Lost 300g brings my total to 27.5.
I was a bit dark about only losing 300g as I doesn't reflect the amount of work I put in last week

As mentioned in my last post I am now us the WW app on my iPod (which I love). I having been tracking meal by meal instead of tracking at the end of the day (where I then find I have over spent!) which I have not done for a very long time.

Anyway I am moving on as up until I got on the scales I was feeling good and motivated. I need to remember that the scales are not the be all to end all in this journey.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Week 12 WI

Lost 700g total 27.2kg.
I had a good week - pulled myself out of the little slump that I was in and got on with the job at hand.
Moved exercise to the top of my priority list - did boot camp on Friday only 2 of us so we had an intense workout. Saturday walked on treadmill 50min, Sunday walked with the baby and dog for 70min and did some weights; Monday walked on treadmill 50min. Exercise always lifts my mood and it gives me more engery.

I finally got the iPod fixed and downloaded the WW app - I love it - so easy to track your food - last week was the first time for a very long time that I actually tracked each meal as I prepared and ate it. Normally I would track at the end of the day or not at all!
And you can keep tracking when you are not connected to the web - when you reconnect it sync back - great for keeping a track when you are out.

I am feeling much better and motivated to get this weight off - I have 10 weeks left until I return to work...

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Week 11 WI

Lost 500g last week total 26.5kg.
I struggled last, not feeling particularly great about how much weight I have lost since going back - lost 7.7 in 11 weeks. I feel that as I am at home and breast feeding I should have lost a lot more. I am also struggling with being at home fulltime. I am quite board and feel like I achieve very little by the end of the day. I only have a few more weeks at home and then I am back at work fulltime, so I need to make the most of it as it will be a long time before I get to have more than a couple of weeks off at a time.

I re-assessed how much weight I have lost and I am averaging 800g a week - which is really good, once I realised this I felt a lot better. At the end of the day you only get back what you put in - at the moment I am only half in - I have not been tracking and exercise is at the bottom of my to do list! If I want more need I to do more.

I am watching biggest loser USA season 9 (which I am now going do on the treadmill instead of the couch!) there is a mother and daughter - the daughter says to her mum "what if I can't do it" - the mother looks at her daughter and says "what if you can" I was really moved and though we spend so much time worrying about failing instead of succeeding.

I am going to appreciate my time at home and focus on getting myself into shape before I return to work. It would be great to be double figures by then (return to work late January).

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Week 10 W

I had a loss of 100g this week bring my total to 26kg – a bit disappointed was expecting a bit more but I suppose a loss is a loss....I am not dwelling on just moving on.

I had a good week overall – I exercised 4 times last week – twice on the treadmill, stepper and weights, took the baby out for a 1 hour walk on a route that has two large hills and spent a day gardening – no bootcamp last week due to a public holiday.

Food wise I did well – tracking is a bit hit and miss – hmmm maybe that it’s the reason for the 100g loss – the week I tracked I lose 2.2 the week that I sort of track I lose 100g... might be something in that! 

I am struggling a bit with motivation at the moment – I am currently at home full time at the moment which is different for me – normally I am working and raising children – this is only for a short time as I am back at work full time late January (just in time for the start of the school year).  It is different being home – there is food around all the time and I find that my day is nearly over before I feel that I have achieved a great deal – I have to keep on reminding myself that keeping a toddler and a baby occupied is a full time job on his own.  I am still breast feeding the baby so that still takes some time during the day – it is very easy to stay sitting on the couch long after we have finished the feed – I do have to push myself each day to do the exercise – once I get started I am fine it is just the getting started that is the struggle – I just need to get back into that zone that I was in when I was losing weight steadily before I decided to have another baby...

It is a work in progress.