On the way to a better me

Monday, June 28, 2010

A loss!

Hoorah! I can report a loss of 1.3kg's this week. I have made it to 5.6kg's!! 5kg's was my first goal, so I have actually reached my first goal. Yipppppeeeeeeee *does happy dance*

Maybe I will actually make my goal first major goal which was to get to 100kg's by Christmas, maybe I may even get a little under that even? Who knows, I have no expectations because that only leads to trouble, but I am excited today.

I am also almost 100% better so I will be able to really get stuck in to exercising :D So I may see even bigger losses then?

Today shall be a good day.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Aaaahhh weigh in is looming

So here we are almost to the weekend and it's weigh in day on Monday. I'm not going to have expectations at all because that can only end in misery. Hopefully though it will end in joy this week. We have a few big weeks coming up with some money to be spent, but after that I AM going to join the gym. I need to especially in this weather right now. Hard to get up the gusto to rug up and go for a walk, brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Will be much easier to get lots of exercise when the weather turns warmer. I usually like winter but I have the feeling that the new me is going to much prefer the warmer weather :)

Am still going ok, I'm still going great with my points, only ever been half a point over and that was only once. I usually have points left over, which is great as my points will eventually go down.

So keep your fingers crossed for me as Monday draws closer, even if I only lose a few grams it will be better than gaining any :D

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Weigh in yesterday

Was a tad disappointing. I gained 100 grams. I didn't want to gain so early, my hope was to lose, lose, lose. Hopefully I can get a better result next week. I am back into exercise, I have a busy week this week but I am going to join a gym. I was going to leave it until next year when I will be able to go every day if I want but I think subconsciously that was an excuse to still be lazy. I need to cane myself I think if I truly want to get the results I am after, and I do, I truly do. I need to work A LOT harder than I have been, and I intend to. I WILL get to my 1st large goal which is to get to 100kg's or even just under that by Christmas. Keep everything crossed for me :)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Finally taken my photo

This is not a good post for me. Currently I HATE photos of myself. This photo is of course taken after losing 4.4kgs, but that's not a huge amount. Looking forward to posting future picture more than this one.

Blergh. As you can see the pants are way too big already, but the top shows the terrible picture. Hopefully MUCH better pictures to come.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Nothing more to say but....

1.9kgs!!!! Wooooooooooooooooooohooooooooooooooooooooo

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Getting into a groove

Starting to find myself getting into the groove of this. Getting a little bit easier each day. I'm even finding myself starting to feel hungry at the right times of the day. Before I could easily go without breakfast or go without lunch but I don't think I could now which I think is a good sign.

Went out with mum and the kids yesterday, kids had some cheese pizza for lunch and I could have easily eaten some of that before, but not yesterday, it was greasy as all hell and was just quite disgusting.

Having to track what I eat and being able to look up food items to see their points values is a real eye opener, some things that you think are healthy really are not and it's disgusting that they are labelled so, you reall wouldn't think anything more about it. I was shocked to find out the points value of a roll I have eaten on 2 previous occasions from a large chain that sells salads, I would get it thinking I was being quite healthy but I actually was not. Very shocking indeed.

Friday, June 11, 2010

I forget what day...

LOL, I've lost count of the days. Have still been going well. Have had a couple of daunting times where we've gone out to eat and I've not been sure what to have. I think I've done ok, somethings are hard to track because I don't know what's been in them, so I've just had to judge a few things. I also have less of the portion if I'm not sure, which seems to be going ok. I need an iphone I think as this will help me greatly, when I'm at home I can just jump on the computer to check but when I'm out it's a little bit scary. I'm sure once I've been doing it for a while it will become second nature and I won't have a problem at all.

Am looking forward to weigh in day on Monday, I THINK I am starting to notice a difference, my mum and husband have commented and I think I can see it in the mirror. I am also having to hitch up a pair of jeans that I didn't have to hitch before. All will tell on Monday. Wish me luck for the weekend. We're off to a rugby game on Monday night, which would be good if I could eat hot stuff at the game because it is going to be FREEEEEEEEZING, but I will make myself some goodies to eat and take a thermos of hot chocolate :D

Am going to have a cooking day tomorrow to add to my stock of things I can eat, am looking forward to it :D

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Busy Mumma

Argh, have been so busy the last few days. Still sticking to my points, STILL struggling with water and STILL slightly sick. Have been going well though and I THINK I look smaller than I did, will see how I go on Monday for weigh in.

Still getting the stock going in the pantry, got myself some more stuff to eat so I'm not tempted to have anything naughty.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Day 7 Sunday

Did well yesterday. This is getting confusing so I should try and post the same day instead of the day after, lol. Still sick though, can't wait for it to be gone so I can get into the exercise. Still not getting hunrgy even with points left over so I think I'm doing good. Must check more closely my portion sizes, am worried I'm over eating without realising. I guess again once I get into the swing of things I will get to know stuff and it will make it easier. But I think I'm doing well. I'm trying and that's the main thing.

I weighed in this morning, 400gm loss, which honestly disappointed me a little, I do have the little thing that is embarrassing to talk about and I'm sure any men reading would appreciate I not mention, but this can add on extra weight during this time, so I'm looking forward to next Monday's weigh in more than I was this one. And hopefully I will be 100% better this week and I can get stuck into exercise.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Day 6

Still sick but managed to scrape through. Still struggling with water, it being so cold doesn't help either. Made a yummy dinner last night from a recipe from the weight watchers site, it was delicious. Are still sticking to my points and always seem to have points to spare. I know I've got plenty in the bank but I've really had no reason to go over and would feel guilty using them when I really don't need to. It's good to know that as I lose the weight and my points go down, I know I can still do it. I've got today (sunday already planned and have HEAPS to eat with lots of points still left over). I find it better if I plan my day ahead the day before, rather than just eating and adding it up later and then finding I may have gone over. I guess it's because I am new to it, once I get into the swing of things I'm sure I will just be able to eat without planning, but for now this really works for me.

Once I get into it I will get an exercise book or 2 and write down the points of all the things I generally eat, this will make things easier too. I'm still in a great place and feeling really positive, I know I can do this even though I've got a long way to go. It's weigh in day tomorrow (Monday) so we'll see how I have done.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Days 4 and 5

Argh, I am sick, sick, sick. Just a terrible cold but still awful considering I only just got over being sick for 3 weeks last week. So exercise has not gone to plan because I already cannot breathe properly. And because I look hideous and haggard I have not taken a photo either. The last few days I have really struggled with water, only because I have not much energy to really do anything, being sick and still having to take care of others is REALLY hard. I have been good though and even managed to have a Grill'd burger and some chippies ( was sooooooooooooooooo good) and it was all still within my points, I didn't have to use any of my saved ones, I have 21.5 points saved and probably won't get to use them, but that makes me feel good that when I lose weight and go down in points, I know I can still do it, atleast I hope that's how it's going to work.

I really want to get into my exercise though and I know that's really going to help with the weight loss, if I only have small amounts until I'm better I will know why.

I talked with my husband about rewards for goals I meet and he thought that was a good idea. So when I reach my goals he's going to get me something as a reward and they'll get bigger each time. I talk a lot about things I want and constantly circle wanted items in catalogues so it shouldn't be hard for him.

I think I'm going really well, it's hard to remind yourself not to just eat something, like eating something the kids don't want, but so far I have not really struggled with food and being hungry. I have a long way to go so I really hope I can do it, I feel very positive about it though.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Day 3

Went really well. I struggled with the water a bit but I'm trying really hard to fix that. I had 4 points left over to save so I have quite a few points saved up for a treat on the weekend :D Will take pic today and post tomorrow, even though I loathe the thought.

I forgot to say I did the groceries today and got lots of yummy things for me to eat, so am well stocked :D Which will make eating a lot easier :D

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Day 2

I did well yesterday, had plenty to eat and still had 2.5 points left over. Am struggling a bit with all the water, probably only 2 glasses off (I actually drink from a 800ml bottle and have been drinking 2 of those plus a little bit more, so probably equivilent to 6 glasses so far).

Tomorrow is grocery day so will be able to stock up on yummy things for me to eat, have made a menu for the week of breakfasts, lunches and dinners but putting them all together each day might be the tricky thing to make sure the points add up, am yet to get the hang of doing this as this is the first time I'm shopping since I started, am used to my old way of making up the weekly menus and then getting all the groceries for it, we shall see how I go.

Will take pics tomorrow, I doubt much has changed since I first started, I will look less like a frump though as I have to go shopping so will make sure I look decent instead of the usual hobo when I'm at home with the kids.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

First day on Weight Watchers

So I decided to join Weight Watchers. The time felt right and now that we are finished having children it's time to look after myself. I have almost a whole person to lose :( I'm very ashamed of this fact. I am starting out at 123.5kg's and I want to get down to 75kg's which is in a healthy weight range for my height.

I'm doing it for these guys:

I want to be around for them and I don't want to be the "fat" mum when they go to school. I guess really they're my inspiration because I'm doing this for me. I'm tired of being this way, I want better things for myself. I'm excited about this journey and will add progress pics, although horrid to begin with, so you and I can see how I am going.

I survived the first day and even had 1 point left over. Go me!