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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.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

So i did some looking.

Well, i haven't blogged in a week.
I'm peeved off with my results last week. I had a great week food wise and gained 800g.
I went to the gym everyday but i only walked there once as it really annoys my knee (and the knee is the boss )

So i've been angry.
I remembered i ate a few sandwiches this week and had none last week.

And then i went looking.
I checked my ratios for the last week aginst the ratios for the week before.
Last weeks were Carbs..............Prot..............Fat
The week before.Carbs..............Prot..............Fat

Fat is around the same but i ate less carbs and more protein last week.
I think it is time to fine tune my ratio and get it around my last weeks one and see if i can have a loss. If it works, then experiment with it for a few more weeks. Otherwise, all i can think of is that my body is really male and it hates me


Friday, August 22, 2008

Doing the happy dance.

1.2 kilos down. I am very pleased. I didn't need any fluid tablets.....i didn't go hungry this week....i upped my water intake, did my gym workouts 6 days and i finally feel this one isn't a fluke and it was earned.

On the downside my knees feel tight and weak...mainly my left one. So the last 2 days i went easy and downgraded a weight on the 2 machines that put pressure on my knees and also kept the rebounder low impact to minimize jarring.

I want to see 132.?? on the scale next week as it will be a CK low for me. Fingers crossed.

To everyone else in CK land. Don't let recent activities get you down. Heads down, bums up and keep focussing on your own goals and achievements and leave the negative Nelly's/Ned's behind. I'm sending out a huge CK land hug

TGIF peoples Bring on the weekend, life is looking grand


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

:( Shhhh

I'm very, very tired. Just feel like curling up in a ball and sleeping the day away.
Unfortunately i have the kids to pick up in 20 mins.....Dance classes to get them to and then cook the fam dinner, Wash school clothes/gym clothes, fight with kids to get them to settle in bed for the night, help eldest with her homework, do the dishes and general end of day tidy up, fed the cat and dog....phew....everything that every housewife/househusband has to do before they can shut down and HEY! Why aren't i skinny yet? (sorry, that last part was a joke )
I've done contours everyday....i wlked to and from yesterday and Monday which added an extra 35 mins each way. My ankles are still making their protestations known and i am walking to dance classes tonight. I didn't walk today as i needed a break but hubby will be working overtime so i'll need to walk tonight. To get my body used to walking though my future plans are to walk every Mon/Wed/Fri and go Tue/Thu/Sat by car. Sat i just want it over and done with as time is busy then with kids wanting to do this and hubby wanting to do that.
I'm going to join the contours 6 week challenge. You get measured every week instead of once a month and a meal plan......that will be tricky, plus they watch over you a bit more and offer you SUPER SESSIONS....AKA......Extra Punishments

Food has been right on target this week, i'm feeling very good but just very tired....oh, said that already. My mind wanders when i get tired. Did i tell you i was tired? Sorry i repeat myself when i am tired! Not funny, i know.

*sigh* Time to put on my shoes and head out the door. The bell rings in 10 mins now. Lucky for me the school is only a 5min brisk walk away.

Sooooo tired


Friday, August 15, 2008

No loss yippee!

Sounds crazy i know but that means no gain either, and being TTOTM and fluid retention and after my first weeks worth of contours workouts and the subsequent gain of fluid in my muscles i am pleased with this.
I've been everyday this week and i am even going tomorrow.
Today i also upped my ab weights by 5 lbs. They weren't getting much of a workout before.
I'm sweating heaps and my face goes that nice beet red colour afterwards but that is dissapating a lot faster now. Before i have finished cooling down my HR is back down to 75 so thats all good.

One thing my mother picked up on....is that when i have had a few coffees i get chatty. Too much energy flowing through me. Now the same happens after a workout

One week down, three weeks to go till i get measured again. I can't wait!


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Another blog

Can't think of a title, hence the above.

Well another day another workout! It did feel like that...well at least to start.
I'm 5 for 5 weekdays at contours. Today was supposed to be a day off due to needing to do food shopping and paying bills etc...etc...

My friend who i go with though couldn't make it so it is on for tomorrow so i felt a bit blah getting ready to leave for my workout.
i think it was more of a 'It's supposed to be a day off' thing. I was fine once i hit the bike for the warm up.

I've changed my plans regarding contours anyway. I was going to go, Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri. As previosly said, Wed being shopping. But i have decided to make the most of my dollars and go everyday and hopefully Sat. I'll change my shopping day permanently to Thurs as on that day i'll have to go in the evening and Wed is fully booked with the kids hobbies. Sats will be 7:30, 8 o'clockish so we have the rest of the day to veg or whatever.
I have a trip i have to take in the first few months of next year and for this i am concentrating on losing the cms which is why i figure to make the most of my membership.

I feel like the gym is occiupying most of my thoughts at the moment but i am not going to complain as it is the first time i have had more than a weeks worth of mojo since i snapped my tendon late last year. Never look a gift horse in the mouth ahuh!

I looked in the mirror last night just after stepping out of the shower. I sucked everything in as far as i could and kind of got a mental image of what it would be like to be around the 100kg mark-ish. I may have to do this more often when the motivation wanes.
My muscles feel nicely used and sort of tighter. I keep thinking i should get the tape measure out but i know this is fanciful and i'll wait a couple more weeks yet.
I'm not looking forward to next week.....hubby is back at work then - men....don't they just get under your feet!, so then my plan is to walk to and from the gym which will be about 30mins - 35 each way. Oh...except for Thurs evenings and Sat mornings. I figure i need a medal just for contemplating leaving the house that early

Well, hope hump day treated you well.


Monday, August 11, 2008

I've graduated.

Well that is what they call it.
I no longer need a trainer to help me at the gym. 3 sessions down and i wasn't looking forward to this one. I like their scales though, almost 2 kilos less than mine, which seems to be on par with my old ones but i'll stick to what my new scales say.
She made me feel really comfortable whilst measuring me. It wasn't that scary in the long run.
To my fellow 50k+ ladies.....the trainer liked the term 'happy dolphins'

Well this is just a quick blog and run as i am super busy
Hope you had a fun one.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Happy dolphins are still here

I had my second session at contours.
They had a discussion about me and gave me the trainer called 'the smiling assassin'.
Boy did i hurt. My leg weights were put up by at least 2. My arms by at least 1 and 2 of my leg exerises by 4.
I was feeling it by the afternoon but i feel brilliant.
My last appointment is Mon and like i said previous post i opted for being measured. I hope to see improvement in here by the next month.
I don't think i'll post my measurements but i'll let you know how much i do lose.

I thought i was funny today. I told my trainer i expected to be skinny by the time i walked out the door. For some reason, she wouldn't commit to that! Damn it!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

A Happy Dolphin Day

So i finally plucked up the courage to walk into my local contours gym last week. I made an appointment for today to have my assessment. Got through that all well and good and they were just about to send me on my merry way when i told them i would like to sign up right then and there.
I didn't quite have the right money so i made an appointment for my first session later on in the day and this afternoon i went in and paind.....and had my first session. For the first 3 sessions, you get trained by one of the lovely ladies so you learn how to use the machines correctly.
My lovely trainer put me through my paces - first circuit just learning the machines and second circuit doing the rebound bits as well - just a little cardio. Halfway through my second circuit i had a heart rate check and the woman realised she hadn't been working me enough! That was great to hear. The beginners levels and cardio and i was more advance than that! I would say i didn't even break into a sweat but that would be a lie. I'm one of THOSE people who sweat easily, but my heart rate wasn't elevated enough. I got through it all and even made appointments for my next 2 'trained' sessions. Tomorrow and Monday.
I was asked if i wanted to take advantage of them measuring me and after admitting i found that horrifying, i agreed. Whatever keeps me moving (losing?) right?
So, my 'happy dolphins' are here. The only thing i feel is a slight heaviness in my muscles. Hopefully i pull up well as my session is for the morning tomorrow. I'm looking forward to it.
Have a good one