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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 26, 2010

Febuary challenge

Description

To eat 5 veg and 2 fruit per day.

Week beginning 1st:  6/0-5/0-0/0-0/0-0/0-0/0-0/0
Week beginning 8th:
 0/0-0/0-0/0-0/0-0/0-0/0-0/0
Week beginning 15th:
 0/0-0/0-0/0-0/0-0/0-0/0-0/0
Week beginning 22nd
:  0/0-0/0-0/0-0/0-0/0-0/0-0/0

Note:-Hmmm, my challenge doesn't look to good this month. It's not that i've rarely eaten my fruit and veg - well, i am a little slack with my fruit, but i am always above on the veg side - especially with salad vegies but i just struggle to log them in.

I'll move on to a  new challenge for next month and try the fruit and beg one another few months down the track.

Week Thirteen: -5th Feb 10-+1 kg

Week Fourteen: -12th Feb 10-0

Week Fifteen: -19th Feb 10-2.4 kg

Week Sixteen: -26th Feb 10-0.3kg

(134.6) Nov  '09 :- 1.8kg

(132.8) Dec '09:-3.0kg

(129.8) Jan '10:-1.1kg

(128.7) Feb '10:-1.7kg

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Challenge weigh in - wk 1


Start weight 128.3kg
1st weigh in 127.8kg

As you can see i recorded a loss of 500g. I'm not really dancing for joy though as last Friday had me another 500gs down, equalling a kilo.

So, why the gain on my loss (if that makes sense to anyone other than me?)
My weekend was on track as far as calories where concerned, but due to being at a little aths comp all weekend and living on lean chicken and light mayo sandwiches with carrot sticks and boiled egg for snacks i figure i overloaded on carbs. What's done is done. It could've been a lot worse if i didn't take any of my own food and i didn't go the salad route as i wanted to make sure i wouldn't stray with takeaway carp because a salad didn't quite fill me.
I'm pretty sure i overloaded on water as well. 5x 600ml bottles on the Saturday and 3 on the Sunday.
Anyway....my instructor asked me not to do my usual Friday weigh in as i would have been happy with my loss if i hadn't seen a better loss a couple of days earlier. And as for my food diary this first week of the challenge, she was very happy with it.


Moving on.

My contours branch is being sold so they have a guy (GUY!!!!!) out, kind of like, going over everything. He decided to take over today just as i got on my first rebounder.
HOLY CARP!!!
Boy did i have a fantastic workout. My HR was up 10-20 bpm for the entire time. I normally sit between 130-145 ish with an occasional 150+ when i do a couple of running laps but after the first 5 machines and rebounders i never saw below 145 again. I felt great afterwards and he even gave me a thumbs up for 'putting in a great effort'. It was fun to do a few different things on the rebounders and he didn't just give you a move to do for each one, he started you off and then made sure to up the intensity ofter 10 or so seconds and then again....and then up it again. I guess kind of following a similar path to interval training. (if i make sense - which is rarely, if ever )


Although a part of me thought he really shouldn't have been there - considering a lot of women choose contours for its being a women only gym ( and many members complained with a few turning around and walking straight back out), i actually found i didn't care. That i have gotten over my embarassment of all my bits jiggling and i actually enjoyed the challenge he presented me with as i had to push myself harder to keep up with him. I wish he could stay.....or at the very least that the instructors learn a few things from him  (Shock, betrayal)

All in all a good couple of days with no alcohol or coke involved:thumbu2: (The drink coke, not the powdered kind :laugh5: ) I even stayed away from the evil doritos, twisties, party pies, choc eclaires etc... when i joined my childern after school assembly on Monday to celebrate my son getting School Captain and my daughter getting House Vice Captain.  I stuck to 2 small pieces of watermelon :)

I'm having a contented *sigh* moment. Better live it up while i can.

Till next time
Tham
xoxo

Friday, February 19, 2010

Finally, something to blog about


I've been such a good girl this week and i have finally had some positive movement.
My Bio age weight was 129.1 and todays weigh in means i have dropped 1.8 kg.

I had to actually weigh myself a few times as the first weigh in had me at 126.9. I didn't believe it so i stepped on it again to get 127.0, then again for 127.3 then 127.4 and finally another 127.3 which i was happy to take.
Yesterdays food wasn't good though. Only 700 cals. I only ate small amounts for brekkie, lunch and dinner as my lovely 2 eldest daughters decided to tell me at the last minute that they had a hawaiian themed school swimming day and i had to put together 2 hula skirts at short notice. I was too busy sewing to eat and that meant i woke up this morning ravenous.
I'm pleased to actually feel bad about not eating enough calories. A long time ago i would have thought i'd done good by eating a low amount of cals during the day. Thank you CK uni and forums 
I still have a few more days before i have to weigh in for my 6 week challenge, but i am also keeping my normal Friday weigh ins that i have set for CK. A part of me hopes for another 400g to get me into the 126 range but i am happy with how i have done.
My youngest has a big competition going both days of the weekend and we are taking healthy sandwiches and snacks, so fingers crossed i don't give into any inner demons.

OH.....by the way.
My 3 goals for this challenge are.......................

1 Lose 5 kg and 20cms
2 Lose a dress size (fit into a 20 )
3 Don't drink any alcohol or coke for the duration of the challenge.
And it's my first TGIF with number 3 in a while. I'm looking at it as an experiment, to see if it changes My weight loss results.

I hope everyone has a good weekend.
xoxo
Tham

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

First Bio Age test

My new 6 week challenge starts on Monday so i had to have my Bio Age test done today.

Findings:-

Weight:-129.1

Waist:-127cm

Flexabilty:-+3

Lung capacity:-400

Fitness:-46 bpm

Push ups:-7

Core stabilty:-35 secs

The weigh in isn't too bad considering i usually weigh in first thing in the morning and the test was done late afternoon. I was pleased with my flexabilty and also with my fitness test. My beats per minute were taken after using a step for three minutes. I had to step to the beat and i was given the beat of a fit person (yayyy) which was set to 120, the others being 100 and 80. I'd have loved to be able to do more pushups but i already knew that i need more upper body strength and my core was quite good as well. My waist however is up 1cm from the last time the gym took measurements (the gym measurements being different from mine anyway which is normal) and can be explained by any number of reasons, not least of which i am due for TTOTM.

All in all i am ok with how i did....though that may change when i receive the results. I'm just not sure how i can better them though. That is, apart from the weight and waist.

I better start getting my meals planned.

Bring on the next 6 weeks.

xoxo

Tham

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

January Challenge

Description

To eat 5 veg and 2 fruit per day.

Week beginning 4th:  3/2-5/2-3/1-4/2-10/1-0/1-0/2

Week beginning 11th:
 4/2-5/1-9/1-6/1-0/0-0/0-0/0

Week beginning 18th:
 0/0-0/0-0/0-0/0-0/0-0/0-0/0

Week beginning 25th
:  0/0-0/0-0/0-0/0-0/0-0/0-0/0

Note: i was successful the third week but my away from computer time meant i didn't log the details. My last week however was a bit hit and miss due to having a slack week.





Loss for the month.....1.1kg :-

Week Nine: -8th Jan 10-0.1

Week Ten: -15th Jan 10-0.7

Week Eleven: -22nd Jan 10-Nil

Week Twelve: -29th Jan 10-0.3

(134.6) Nov  '09 :- 1.8kg

(132.8) Dec '09:-3.0kg

(129.8) Jan '10:-1.1kg

Long time between posts

Gee where does a month go?  Entertaining kids, cleaning the house 5 times a day, BBQs, back to school shopping etc...

So now it's the start of a new month. Losses weren't great for January but i am still weighing in under 130 (relieved). I'll be doing the next Contours challenge which begins on the 15th of this month and i'm trying to get back into a routine. 

As for my personal challenge... the fruit and veg challenge....i was successful until the last week of the month  when i became lax whilst cramming in some last minute family time. I'll be doing the same personal challenge this month as i feel that getting into the habit of eating enough fruit and veg is essential.

Have a good one

xoxo

Tham

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