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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, February 29, 2008

3 simple questions.

An old thread buddy popped her head back into the forums yesterday. She said she had gotten her mojo back by asking herself 3 questions. So time to ask them of myself.


What are you willing to do to lose weight?
Eat less?
Exercise more?
Anything?
Everything?
These are the desired answers and although i prove them most days, most is not everyday now is it.


How badly do you want to lose weight?
More than lazy night take aways?
More than chips?
More than cheese?
Then prove it!!!! a la Jerry Maguire........show me the blood, sweat and tears!!!!


Am i trying hard to lose weight?
hmmmm... well more than the old me, but i guess not hard enough for the new me.


So solution......I need to focus more on these three questions and have them run through my head everytime i feel like eating something that is not healthy, anytime i feel too tired to finish off my daily exercise routine and everytime i feel this road is too damn long and hard.
These questions need to become my mantra for weightloss. Now to find a Jimney Cricket to repeat them back to me everytime i falter

Thamlore

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Wednesday, 27th Feb 2008

I keep forgetting to blog about Monday nights combat class. Boy was i stuffed. We have 7 songs plus 2 to work on pushups and crunches and cooldown. Well counting out the 7 songs is how i get through it. Well she has changed all but 2 songs!!! and they are faster and harder. Admittedly 1 of those 5 were introduced to the class last week. The Jenga! This one is slow but you are forever changing your centre of balance so you constantly feel wrong. Then there is the one legged squats. One toe is just resting on the ground and you squat with the other leg. Or you kick the leg first to the front. You can also kick it to the back. We do lots of these and your thighs start to scream! Needless to say i don't like the teacher much any more
On other fronts........I'm not feeling to good. Not ill, but i am waking up like i have been dead for eight hours, and my face is looking very bloated even though my fingers aren't feeling too bad. Weird. Maybe my body is just extra tired lately.

Thamlore

Monday, February 25, 2008

A bad weekend.

Well after a bad weigh in due to fluid from TTOTm we had our towns local festival this weekend. Fun was had by all - the fam anyway, but i guess not by my body.
Cal wise, i was in the ballpark or just under for both days but they were bad food choices and not a lot of food was counted in there. The best thing.....if you can consider this good is that it played havoc with my system causing frequent trips to the toilet but to me this means that my normal lifestyle is very good now and my body isn't used to such bad food any more. Seeing the glass half full there.....at a stretch anyways

Of to combat tonight. So far the day has been good and i have my dinner planned, steamed veg and fish and i want to eat it about an hour and a half before going so that i have time to fully digest and use the energy it gives me. I remember last weeks lack of energy and don't want to go there again.


Thamlore
Xxxxx

Friday, February 22, 2008

Another tick.

Well i made swimming last night. Nothing special there. Felt blah. The girls had fun though. Today i woke up and after thinking my calves looked a little thinner i got out the tape measure to find that yes!..... they are in fact 1 cm thinner. Thank you! It's been ever so long since they have lost anything. Then to add half a cm each to my knee and thigh area. I attribute this change to body combat.
Today, i am also happy for dragging out my dreaded eliptical machine and managed to get through 20 mins. So another tick on my list. Going to have to come up with new exercise goals soon.
I have a busy weekend planned, and i have to say i would rather just stay at home curled up with a good book. Boring, i know.

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.
S Body combat class

Have a great weekend guys

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A bad end to a good day.

Well it has been a miserable day here, raining, raining and yep, you guessed it, raining.I managed to get through to 5 o'clock with searching for the warm stodgy comfort food. Then came dinner. Hubby and the kids thought fish and chips would be nice. OK, says i.....after all i can have a chicken souvlaki or grilled whiting and salad. I choose the souv. Kids wanted a battered sav and a potato cake. After one bite of her sav youngest daughter wanted no more. So who ate it?.....ME! And how did the demon voices rationalize it? Well it is TTOTM and you are looking at a gain anyways..............Silly, silly, me. Never should listen to the voice of lies. But it is done. My only problem is i haven't done much exercise this week. Just my combat class plus my usual 30 mins of walking to and from the kiddies school. I have even missed this weeks C25K. Because i am struggling with an aching back anyway and i am the person who has a sore back during TTOTM so i am in agony. Alost enough to reach for the panadol............something i don't usually do, only once when i had an infected tooth. So now i'm thinking i might need to do week 3 again next week as i have slacked off this week.
Oh well, tomorrow is another day and one naughty food tonight isn't licence for a binge. Though isn't it funny when you beat yourself up over 1 battered sav when you used to have 1 sav, 1 hamburger and chips. The times they are a changing

Be good, stay sane.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Tuesday, 19th Feb 2008

Going to try and blog a bit more often. I've slacked off quite a bit I don't hold out too much hope though.
Combat last night was draining. Not sure if it was the heat, a low cal day, no dinner before hand or as i found out nicely this morning, the day before TTOTM started. Whatever it was i couldn't be bothered, but i guess on the bright side i should be happy coz it was at least done.
I am soooooo peeved though. Just dropped through the magic barrier which i have been struggling since september and now i'll do the pms thing and put on the bloat. Which i have been finding that it takes me 2 weeks to get rid of. Should've known i was up for this when i snapped at poor hubby for no reason yesterday, i mean, no reason other than i am sure he was put on this earth just to annoy me.


Sending out wishes for good weightloss for all
Tham

Monday, February 18, 2008

Meeting the guru.

Well that is the name we came up with for Julie (jigsaw). The guru. BTW morethan50 group.....you are all required to chip in next time to buy her a guru bus We'll see her touring nationally as a living soon.
After laughing pretty much all the way during our trip to melb we....and i do mean Ness as she did all the driving - thank you very much lovey, picked Julie up to take her to the meet, although we sort of got.....hmmmmmm, not lost, just scenic. By the time we got there my face was hurting from all the laughing and we were all worried about Jo (Joleb) as she was the only person who was going to make it on time and we ended up being 45 mins late. Thankfully she didn't give up on us and found us at the cafe not long after we arrived. Soon after Lisa(LHewitt) arrived and we decided to order drinks as we waited for Sami(primmy85).
Now to say the service was bad is to be too polite. It took 2 hours to have A coffee, lunch and recieve the check. Now it only took 20 mins to consume lunch and we only waited about that, maybe even less before we asked for the check, so imagine what was going on the other 1 hour 20 mins.
Then there was the skinny blonde waitress, who when she was asked if the skinny latte would be made with skim milk or the 2% fat milk replied...........I don't bother with that, i go to a gym. Pffffft, she nearly got herself slapped by five women all at the same time After FINALLY recieving our coffees we were offered3 other rounds that didn't belong to us.
Ness was great to take along, after she collected the check - who knows how much longer we would have had to wait if we left it to the waitress to bring, she calmly and politely told the manager she thought the service was bad - to which he said they had only just taken over. My thoughts.......Give it back! hmmmmmm We did manage to keep our humor though.
The scenery was beautiful and the company was great. Sammi and her friend found great joy in just taking off their shoes and standing on the soft green grass, something we all rarely see nowadays.. Jo turned up for the second time.....sorry Jo, and i recognised her from her avatar. She has such a lovely smile, it just shines, she looked absolutely amazing as well. Lisa, was bright and summery and it was lovely to see her up close as you don't get to see much of her from her avatar. Katt, who i had already met was a giggly little thing, and we got to meet her darling babies from her piccie, soooo cute. Ness just oozes soooooo much confidence, she shines. I now know why she had no problems just rocking up and doing so many different gym classes - something i was able to manage without a buddy. And yes..... i was surprised to find her fitting in a workout in before hand though i shouldn't have been. Her simple answer.......i want to say i have done it everyday and if i don't fit it in now, i may not be able to after. Simple. Julie looked bloody amazing. Although i should have guessed that the little gym machine, and she is such a softly spoken lady., sorry, softly spoken guru
All in all a wonderful day, it is great to put faces to names and it was amazing at how we all just seemed so easy and comfortable with each other. I know we chat and all, but to find no uncomfortable silences etc..... surprised me. Lots of chatting and laughter was had by all. I must apologize though.......i know i talk too much, i always have. Hopefully your ears have fully recovered


a bientot
Thamlore

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Wednesday, 13th Feb 2008

Despite having had a bad back since last Wednesday i managed to make it to my second Body combat class - which was fortunate as another ck friend made it for her first. It is nice to put faces to names I managed this by rubbing so much dencorub into my back that i smelled like a footy teams locker room. There was a couple of movements i had to limit to only slight copies but all in all i managed it fine and i felt it was a bit easier this time around. My HR was in the same area as last time but i didn't have the 7 min check thinking.....Are we there yet? I was going to take it easy for the rest of the week and do nothing but i couldn't do it, so i started C25K week 4. Can i say.... I managed the first interval well, then came the 5 min interval and i found myself slowing right down for the last min and a half and that is where my pace stayed for the rest of the runs. All i could think of was....How can i be asked to jump straight from 3 mins to 5. Freaken masochist Only problem is i can't see me being able to move onto week 5 in 2 weeks time but i guess i'll cross that bridge
when i come to it.

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.
S Body combat class


Have a good one Ckers

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Tuesday, 5th Feb 2008

Woohoo....yesterday i did my first body combat class. Actually my first public class ever. I might add this to my thumbs up list. Not the other ones though as i have no time frame for this, but just to say i have achieved it. So i made it through, wanted to quit after 7 mins thinking i had gotten myself into something insane.......but by the end of the class i didn't feel too bad. I don't today either but i wonder about tomorrow.

I also finshed week 3 of C25K last week and started on it for the second time today. It used to be Mon, Wed, Fri but i am having to tweak the timetable seeing as combat is on a Monday.

Trying out some fluid tablets as i have been sufferring big time lately. I guess the weather not making its mind up may have something to do with retention as well.

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.
S Body combat class

I'd just like to say a very public Thank you to my fellow 50+ member Ness
She held my hand through the class and told me i could do pushups when i had never attempted floor ones before and only done the wall ones. She is a strong amazing women who has managed to do some things i hadn't even thought of attempting, even though i had been in my new lifestyle for quite a while longer.

Oh, and a mantra from the movie 28 days with Sandra Bullock keeps running through my mind. Even though it was meant for a drug and alchohol rehab on the movie i find it fitting.............
It works, if you work it, SO WORK IT!

Night everyone

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