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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.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Challenge - wk 5 and 6 - done and dusted.

Being slack again i know. That plus only just getting my phone and net back online after the feral child next door decided it would be fun to damage the phone cables at the end of our street.

Start weight 128.3kg
1st weigh in 127.8kg
2nd weigh in 126.1kg
3rd weigh in 125.8kg
4th weigh in 125.3kg
5th weigh in 126.2kg
6th weigh in 125.3kg

I had a GAIN of 900g in week five and a loss of 900g in week six which gives me a final total loss of 3kg.

Exercise....how did that go?
Exercise was still not an issue. The group bootcamp we did this time was the Cancer Councils Relay for life.
No problems here

Nutrition....how did that go?
I fell in a hole. I managed to dust myself off up until the weekend of week five but than i spent all weekend seesawing back and forwards between being a good little thamlore and being a naughty one

Motivation....how did that go?
As with the above i was all over the shop. Torn between ' you're in the final days, pull your finger out' and 'i give up, i can't be stuffed' I admit it, i crumbled.....damn it.

Overall, i'm lucky i managed to lose the 900g i put on.

However
the numbers i am proud of - drumroll please.....................
Weight as stated above, -3.0kgs
Arms -2.5cms
Bust -5.5cms
Waist -11 cms
Hips -6 cms
Thigh-0.5cm
Grand total of 25.5cms
And i did drop a dress size. I'm very happy with that

All that is left now is to wait for my bio age test results

xoxo
Tham

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Challenge - wk 3 and 4


(Sorry, combining two weeks....i was being slack)

Start weight 128.3kg
1st weigh in 127.8kg
2nd weigh in 126.1kg
3rd weigh in 125.8kg
4th weigh in 125.3kg

I had a loss of 300g in week three and a loss of 500g in week four which gives me a total loss of 3kg in 4 weeks. Nothing to be sneezed at.

Exercise....how did that go?
Exercise was not an issue. I've been consistantly exercising 4-5 days a week and we did a boxing bootcamp during week 3. Boy o boy, i loved it. Once i'm smaller and therefore (the required) light on my feet, i think it may be something i look into.
No problems here

Nutrition....how did that go?
Not the best. All was fine in week 3 until my daughter won her Grand Final and i decided to join in the celebrations. In short, i had a few beers. The next step - of course, 3 slices of pizza. I knew i shouldn't have had them but i listened to that devil voice on my shoulder. The one that said....Go on, you burned 700+ cals with 2 hours of boxing bootcamp. You've been good with your cal budget all day and your weightloss is going great... Stupid voice. Stupid me for listening. I'm lucky to have lost 300g 2 days later.
This past week has been harder. I have had to fight everything. There have been victories and ther have been defeats but what is really getting me down is the mental struggle i have had to deal with this week. My mood has been all over the place - not helped at all by TTOTM. I can be a misery guts in the morning when i wake up all swollen and bloated and then flying high in the arvo when the water has kicked in and i've piddled away all the excess fluid and i feel thin (usually determined by how my face and hands feel)
I'm hoping for a better week 5. The first 2 days have only been so-so.

Motivation....how did that go?
Great up until beer and pizza on That Sunday. My mojo was really low until Tuesday morning and it was time for the dreaded weigh in. After registering a loss (miracle) my mojo was in top form again, but that only lasted the rest of the day. The rest of week 4 was hit and miss. I know mojo is not always flying the flag so as long as i can keep pushing on anyway, i guess thats a good thing.



I don't really have a wrap up of the 2 past weeks. I'm lucky i have even blogged it. As you can see from the shared blog i didn't even manage that last week.
Wish me wind to blow the clouds away and let the sun shine through (OMG so corny )

xoxo

Tham

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Challenge weigh in - wk 2.


Start weight 128.3kg
1st weigh in 127.8kg
2nd weigh in 126.1kg

So, thats a loss of 1.7kg this week, and 2.2kg overall. We wont be doing any of the measurements until the end.

Exercise....how did that go?  
Well, i did great. I went to the gym everyday and had some killer workouts. Plus it was a big day out with the family for me on Saturday and i was on my feet from 8am to 4pm, the morning being spent at little aths. On Sunday we had my daughters semi finals for cricket (they've made the gannies:rock1: ) and i put in 30 mins of brisk walking with 3x15 sets of tricep dips and 3x15 sets of pushups, whilst still keeping my eye on the game. I think i'll do the same thing for next weeks game.
All in all, i was pleased with my physical efforts this week.:thumbu2:

Nutrition....how did that go?  
Hmmm, how do i answer that. I want to say not good. After all, my daughter brought home a burger from her work on Saturday night and without any second thoughts i ate it....well any third thoughts anyway. Other than that my food budget was fantastic, so i shouldn't focus on one negative.
My food was fine. (Perfect if i was maintaining).

Motivation....how did that go?  
I believe that was good also. I mean, a part from the burger episode i had no problems keeping to a healthy eating plan and no problems with putting in some physical effort.
:thumbu2:


Now, as for the loss. I am very pleased. I wont log the loss in until Friday, my normal CK weigh in day, and hopefully i can lose an extra 200g so i can bypass the 126's alltogether. (I hope i didn't jinx myself :( )
The 25's represent a mini goal for me. It was the last real weight i was concious of, even though it was at the 20 week hospital weigh in for my son. That was almost 12 years ago. This is going to be a big achievement. The thing about reaching my goals though, although i feel pleased i am not ecstatic, i don't know what it is really, though i wonder if it is a part of that feeling that i have that i will one day be successful in my weightloss (to clarify, i mean the same feeling that i have when i thought about -successfully, the sexes of my pregnancies). I've always known i will one day win this weight battle, but knowing that can be a little offputting as i seemed to keep putting the start day off. Maybe though, i am not taking pride in something i shouldn't be proud about. I mean , i should never have put this weight on in the first place.
Or maybe i am just waiting (weighting? ) for the magical double numbers. Who knows...... ultimately as long as i keep plodding on, the only thing that matters is that i am living a much healthier life now, and so are my family.

Wishing everybody some 'happy dolphins'
Tham
xoxo

mojo

~If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution.

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