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Who am i?

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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.

Friday, December 28, 2007

2.4kg gain.

I took 3 days off for chrissie. All planned. But with my yummy homemade potato salad and cheesy sausage rolls, plus trifle and lots of alcohol............oh and TTOTM. But i am back, exactly when i said i would be, no extra sneaky days or anything. Oh and i forgot ....the cheese....boy how i have missed the camembert and the scrolls of herbed cheese. Ate way to much of that. Now i planplanning has never come easy to me, to go right back to the beginning. Not only reording all my food everyday.....i always left it for the weekends and back to blogging more often. Whatever i did in the beginning that got me off to a flying start. I've reset my kilos lost to 0 - well actually -2.4. 2008 here i come!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Good vibes.

Dang i feel good. I've had a great day both food and exercise wise. Just finished off my first week of C25K That's 2 positive checks against my list. I've tightened the belt so to speak in regards to what i am doing, going back to what i did exercise wise in the beginning so i'm not sure if i'll start the second week of C25K. Out has come the exercise vids and the old platform step. Although i gained 500g this week and i am still baouncing around the same mark- very sure i am just maintaining, i have lost in the inches department. Almost a quarter off everything My calves are very tight this week as a result of all that running i am sure, they really hate me right now. I've come up with something for next year.... in my sig i am going to have a 2007 weight loss total and then start from scratch for 2008. That way the 0 weightloss will eat at me and hopefully push me further. I have said no to all the little naughties today, something i am very proud of seeing as i lost the ability to say that word for quite a while now. And if by chance you happen to see my sig in the new year and find there is no 2007/2008 total, you'll know i became a scardy cat and chickened out. Either way, i will be here next year


Tham


The list

A 10 mins straight on the eliptical trainer.-------I could do this before but haven't been on this dreaded machine in 3 months.
B 20 mins straight on the eliptical trainer.
C 30 mins straight on the eliptical trainer.
D 1st week of C25K
E 2nd week of C25K
F 3rd week of C25K
G 4th week of C25k
H 5th week of C25K
I 6th week of C25K
J 7th week of C25K
K 8th weeks of C25K
L 9th week of C25K
M 10% of weightloss reached
N 20% of weight loss reached
O 30% of weightloss reached
P 10 mins straight of Tae bo.
Q 20 mins straight Tae bo.
R 30 mins straight of Tae bo.


EDIT I earned my big thumbs up for 10 mins on the cross trainer today. Got my heart rate up to 178 and i was going to try and push on to 20 mins but for the last half minute my knees kept acting like jelly.Oh well, 1 step at a time.

Monday, December 3, 2007

My new checklist.

Well my mojo is flowing slightly higher than it has been in months but it's still not in full swing. So i've come up with a check list-idea pilfered from a friend Hopefully checking things off will help with this. I must add i am using this in regards to exercise not mini goals. Although i do way more exercise now then i did at the start of the year i am starting to feel i am not pushing myself hard enough. I'm a little sporadic, and usually stick to the same things so my body needs a shakeup. I was going to wait and put these down as new years resolutions but why wait.....So here goes.

A 10 mins straight on the eliptical trainer.-------I could do this before but haven't been on this dreaded machine in 3 months.
B 20 mins straight on the eliptical trainer.
C 30 mins straight on the eliptical trainer.
D 1st week of C25K
E 2nd week of C25K
F 3rd week of C25K
G 4th week of C25k
H 5th week of C25K
I 6th week of C25K
J 7th week of C25K
K 8th weeks of C25K
L 9th week of C25K
M 10% of weightloss reached
N 20% of weight loss reached
O 30% of weightloss reached
P 10 mins straight of Tae bo.
Q 20 mins straight Tae bo.
R 30 mins straight of Tae bo.

I'll probably add to this as i started to check things off. Well hopefully.

Edit I did the first session of C25k. I feel great, ankles are a little sore but not too much and i sweated like a pig My dog nearly put me off though, between trying to jump on me as i went and emitting obnoxious odours
Just realised i have already reached 1 goal without realising it. I'm looking to get down to 65. 149-65=84. 10% of that being 8.4. Yay me.


Xoxo
Tham

Sunday, December 2, 2007

A free woman.

So last Friday saw me get the ok to be free of my arm brace. My tendon is almost fully healed and i have only 1 more appointment which is in 2 weeks just to check on the strength of my hand. I am now allowed back in the pool and i've been told i can start using my hand weights again, as long as i start off small. The best thing is not wearing the brace at night. Sleeping next to hubby is like sleeping with a furnace and my arm gets so sweaty. I can make a fist and everything but i am surprised so see how i can't make it as tight as the other hand so there's work to be done there.

Lately i have been seriously considering doing boot camps in the new year so i thought i'd take myself down to a private quiet beach to see how i'd go. Um yeahhhhh no So not ready. I got my heart rate right up, usually at 160-180 but i had to keep stopping and starting. I couldn't keep myself going. I was a bit scared with my HR hitting 180, i figure the 160 area was a great position though so it's time to get focused on cardio. I'm going to restart the C25K program this week. Wish me luck

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