Quote of the week.

~What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?

~ (I don't know)

With a little help from....

as well as.....

Who am i?

My photo
I'm a wife and a mother of 4. I began my 'journey' at 149+ kilos. 8 weeks ago i finally broke the magical barrier of 130 that had confounded me for so long and weighed in at 129.2. Stupid me though, i self sabotaged again and let family issues close me off to the world and i am now 134.6 again and rareing to do anything it takes to get back into new territory.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

My seven deadly weight loss inhibiting sins.

What's going on?
Well i've been see-sawing between 4 kilos for 2 months now. So i have started thinking about what's going wrong. What i'm doing wrong or just not doing right.

Firstly - Preperation.
In the beginning there was homework Working out meals so that when i went shopping i was prepared. Now i buy healthy meat, veg/salad and fruit but with not knowing what to cook, my meals don't always end up so healthy.
What i'll do. Look for recipes at least 2 days before shopping
Secondly - Snack attack.
I've stopped buying healthy snacks thinking i can just skip snack times but i either can't and end up grabbing something high fat/ carb / sodium from the pantry or don't have one which leaves me way under in cals.
What i'll do. Add snacks to my shopping list and even start making low fat muffins etc... to keep around the house and pack for kids lunches so crap isn't so available.
Thirdly - Exercise
I've been exercising soooooo much and my already low cals becomes even lower. I'm not an eat back cal kind of girl.
What i'll do. If i burn off too many cals i'm going to have to eat back some cals. Enough to make sure i don't go below 1500 net cals ( i'm eating 1950)
Fourthly - No brekkie
Grrr we all know the bad here.
What i'll do. EAT BREAKFAST
Fifthly - No mojo.
I've lost my spark. Where has it gone? I think it's related to my stalemate and hope i will get this back when i get everything else under control.
What i'll do. Hold on until it comes back and start re-watching my Biggest Loser tapes until i find my mojo.
Sixthly - No change
All my exercising is walking and step at the moment. Not proper step class though and i guess i may not be pushing myself enough. I can't swim either at the moment(grrr) and i've not done any Tae - bo or areobics in ages. Plus i am out in the weights area too. I can't wait to get back into swimming and weights.
What i'll do. Mix it up. Challenge different muscle groups on different days and combine with different cardio workouts.
Seventhly - Low H20
I'm not drinking enough water which means i am not flushing out enough toxins and sodium. I must admit the closer i get to weigh in day the less i drink. Like i think it'll still be hanging round for weigh in.
What i'll do.Simple - drink up.

My mini goals for getting my mojo back.
Get back under 135 and stay there for at least 2 weeks in a row.
Get under 134. (This gets me 10% og my body weight lost - Thanks Rammette )
To lose 2 kilos in a month and keep it there.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Operation snapped tendon !

Well i am one hand typing. I have just gotten back having my op for a snapped tendon. I'm in a cast for the next 6 weeks. That means no more push ups and no swimming so i'll fail those goals on my spreadsheet. I can still do sit ups and crunches though as hands are not needed and i don't pull on my neck so it doesn't matter if one is missing from behind my head. I'll have to see with lunges as i usually balance with one hand on a wall or chair. I've been at the hosp since 6 this morn and have only gotten in 2200 steps so far Can't believe such a small little thing that didn't even hurt has been so much trouble.
The good thing is i could give a weight that was almost 15kg lighter than the start of the year. My blood pressure and heart rate was taken and i was told it was all in a healthy range and after had good circulation flowing through my fingers. I'm going to be using the fact that i had to disclose my weight, wear a hospital gown that didn't close and be wheeled about in a wheelchair with the poor nurse huffing and puffing as fuel to drive me further. Oh, and needing arm bits put onto the narrow operating table as i took up the bed and had nowhere to place my arms. Another plus is that everything went smoothly, woke up 20 mins later with no nausea or dizziness and was ready to go home then and there. Healthy living yeah! They thought my weight might cause probs as the couple of guys who went in before set all the surgerys back quite a while due to complications.

Anyway, enough now. Just feeling very happy and proud of my new healthy lifestyle.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Weigh in day

Lost another kilo this week. I know i have worked hard on the exercise front. The food area wasn't the best so i'll have to tighten that up next week. I feel like i have been sweating for the whole week and my ankles are starting to feel a little tired. I may let up a bit for the weekend. Not sure though as i am hopefully going in to have an op on Sunday so i may have to move a bit at least on Saturday to make up for it. I;m feeling really positive. I'm going away next week and i sooooo wanted to be in the 34's for when i did. Just because i made it already though, i need to make sure i don't slip into that frame of mind that i can slacken off a bit. I'm going away on a bus trip and i have no control over my lunch's and dinners save to pick one choice over the other. I have planned to do a lot of walking and will probably do sit ups, push ups and squats in the hotel room. I'm sharing with my mum and she is so proud of me so i know she wont mind. Just need to remember to get up early and do it before i shower so that i don't feel sweaty all day
Oh and Rammette was lovely and informed me that when i lose another 700g i will have lost 10% of my body weight. How inspiring is that


Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Week 22

So last Monday i cut my hand open. Went and had a shot on Tuesday to make sure and was very happy that it seemed my healthy living was paying off as my hand had almost healed. The cut was deep and wide but the swelling had forced it to close well and with the swelling still lingering my cut is almost non exsistant. I was sooooo happy because i normally scar very badly. 2 days ago i noticed the swelling was hot. I didn't think anything of it.

Well yesterday, after messing around with the dog, i settled him down and then kind of flicked my wrist and something popped! My finger dropped and my hand swelled up like a balloon. So i spent last night in A&E. 6 hours It took 5 of them to get to see someone and as it was a Tuesday it was pretty quiet. They think that when i cut my hand i nicked something that is now leaking the lubricating oils needed in my hand. I have to go back in this morning. My finger is just hanging and looks so freaky that my 9 y0 son thinks i am very cool And the heat in the swelling seems to be an infection, even though the affected area is a nice pink, not an angry red.

Sorry to say i only did 5200 steps yesterday as i was planning on going for a walk last night but got stuck elsewhere instead.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Week 21

What a great week, beautiful weather, lots of exercise and a loss of 1.2 kilos.
I have also lost 9 cms on various parts of the body. Finally a good loss on my calves.....1 full cm, plus 1 each from my upper arm, neck and breast and 3 off the waist. A few 1/2 cms are in there too.

I am feeling fully motivated. Lovely Julie has set up a spreadsheet where we put in our goals for the month eg, how many push-ups, sit-ups, how many cals we want to burn and mins exercise we want to do, i am so thankful she put in her own time and effort to help others. It has really been pushing me this week after having a few slack ones. I feel like i am on fire. I have noticed my calves don't have that jelly wobble anymore. I was always proud that they hardly wobbled anyway but at the moment i can slap it around and it is just solid.
Now to work on the thighs, urg squats Losing a bit on my upper arms is great as well. I am always hiding these. I guess the push-ups and free weights is working there too.
Now to get started for the next weigh in