Friday, December 30, 2011

December 2011 Challenge

December was a great month weight loss wise (actually all round as it was my Birthday and Christmas..) I managed to achieve to my goal plus a bit more.
Target was 3.5 - achieved 4.6 - 1.1 over...woohoo.

SW: 113.5
CW: 108.9
GWED: 110.0

Total: -4.6

wk4: -1.6
wk3: -1.3
wk2: -0.7
wk1: -1.0

WI Week 18 (final for 2011)

Lost 1.6kg brings my total to 32.9kg....  I was very focused over Christmas as I really wanted to lose 500g to reach my December goal - well I did that plus a bit more - very happy.
I had 1 homemade fruit mince pie (which was absolutely delicious) - a small piece of Christmas pudding with custard and a croissant on Christmas day - I really took my time to enjoy the food and then move on - I found myself looking at some food and asking myself if it was going to help me lose my 500g for the week?

I am so close to being back to where I was only 1.3 to go...I really feel that once I get back to where I was I can really move on - I can also almost feel the double figures are back within my grasp.

2012 is going to be year that I really make a huge bent in my weight loss - can I make it to goal by the end of 2012???  It is a tall order but doable - I would need to lose an average of 800g a week to achieve my ultimate goal ...I am currently averaging 800g a week so really why not....why can't I achieve this goal - there is no reason really.

This is a saying that I picked up from the WW site (sorry can't quite remember where)
"Don’t just hope for things to change, be the change"

Thursday, December 22, 2011

WI Week 17

Lost 1.3kg brings my total to 31.3... Very happy with that loss - just need 500g to reach my December goal - I am feeling very confident about Christmas - I am going to be very selective about what I choose to eat and make sure that I enjoy it.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

WI Week 16

Lost 700g this week brings my total to 30kg exactly - very happy to be back at the 30kg mark.

I have finally come to the conclusion that getting this weight off is going to take sometime - I know this sounds odds but for some reason after I had my 3rd baby I had this idea that whilst I am off work for 6mths that I would just exercise like crazy and loose heaps of weight really quickly (biggest loser style!). The reality is being at home with 3 children (15, 3 and 4mths) takes a lot of my time especially a new baby. Most days I can get 1 hour of exercise in but that is generally it...some days it can take me 1.5hrs to do 1hr!

I am doing well food wise and feeling a lot calmer about food - I am not obsessing about it like I use to...

Craig Harper wrote a great article on "The Instant Gratification" - this was me for years...
"Then there’s the woman who has wanted to lose weight for years. And years. She constantly sabotages her weight-loss endeavours with her need for some instant taste-bud pleasure. Hour after hour. Day after day. Despite the fact that she hates how she looks and feels, her need for instant caloric gratification keeps her trapped on the slippery slope of over-eating, self-loathing and depression. Eating gives her instant (albeit fleeting) pleasure but not eating doesn’t give her instant weight-loss, so eating it will be."

For most part I no longer look for the instant gratification and I have finally got that eating for the moment does not help me later - like I said for the most part...I am not 100% there yet...

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

WI week 15

Lost 1kg brings my total to 29.3kg.

I had a good week food wise though I do need to find some new recipes.. I went to boot camp on Friday but they changed the time and forgot to tell me so I got a 45min PT session instead (for the same price) - now I know why most people do PT in 30min blocks! I also walked on my treadmill 3 time walking 5km each time (takes me 1hr) - no incline walking due to my back.

My back has been really sore since my son was born. I have been going to the chiropractor regularly since birth but it seems to be getting worst - I am now seeing a physio as well - I pulled back on the exercise this week hoping that it would ease but it made no different. It is more the top part of my back that is problem which could be caused by breast feeding...(which is what the chrio & physio seem to think). Hopefully it will start to improve soon.

It is my 41st birthday today - just another day really!