On the way to a better me

Monday, April 25, 2011


Ok well apparently Easter makes you LOSE YOUR MIND and gain a HUGE amount of weight *sigh* too many yummy things come with Easter, why chocolate eggs?? Why hot cross buns?? Why not grapes? They are egg shaped. And carrots, why not carrots? Argh. So I totally lost the plot and GAINED 1.7kg's. It was also a very stressful week and I emotionally ate as well which didn't help considering we were surrounded by yummy things to eat. Aaaannnnyyyyway, I can't change what has happened, but I can try not to make it happen again. The treadmill is yet to happen but I hope to get one and then if I do slip up I can jump on and hopfully run it off, or at least lessen the damage.

It seems I spoke too soon with my feeling good post, remind me if I do that again that it may turn against me. I hope by next Easter I will be at goal, and I will be COMPLETELY in control of myself, clearly my rails aren't high enough to stop me from going off just yet.

I've had a day off today to spend with my family and hove gone way over my points. But I will TRY, REALLY TRY to be good all the rest of the week and eat properly, get some form of exercise and drink lots of water.

I don't know what's happened, but someone please give me a good kick up the bum.

Wish me luck for this next week :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A gain

Well a gain of 600g, which considering I had a few naughty things having my ME time, is pretty good. Hopefully I can get to 30kgs by next week :D :D

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Feeling great

Hi Everyone :) I'm a comedy festival widow at the moment (my husband is doing a show and has been for the last couple of weeks) so I thought I would take the time tonight to blog. I had a great day today. I decided to make today a ME day, sort of. I spent it with my family but I did a few little things for myself and I am feeling great :D I decided to have a free day today. I had a couple of naughty things to eat, I bought some new bras (I only had 2 and they were getting a bit too big), I had a kahlua and milk and then I had a relaxing bath. OMG the bath was GOOD. I haven't had a bath in years. Our last bath was rather small and with me being rather big it wasn't a good match for a relaxing time. But the bath in this house is lovely and big and I am much smaller and it was fabulous, I will definitely be having more when I need to relax. So today was a great day, and overall I am feeling really good. And with this feeling good it's bringing about changes in me. I am actually starting to feel the urge to exercise. So far my weight loss has been mostly food related and the changes I have made there, and exercise has just happened doing day to day activities and when I have a spare moment. But I am feeling the urge to RUN, yes RUN. So I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY want to get a treadmill. Even though I have the urge to run, I don't have the urge to run outside very much, because lets face it I still have bits that jiggle that shouldn't jiggle and I'd like to be a bit fitter, trimmer and taughter before I go running about outside where people can see me. So I hope my husband reads this because honey we should go treadmill shopping :D :D Am also pondering about getting some personal training. There's a little gym that's run out of a factory not far from where I live and a sign out the front has personal training sessions for not that much $ per session, so I may look into that further. But this is all good (probably costly in the end) it just further shows how I'm changing. My body has changed but it would seem now my brain is trying to catch up :D And the costly bit will all be worth it in the end :D Weigh in on Monday, not sure about it, I will expect a gain, but I am not going to be bummed about it, because I need a ME day every now and then and eating things that I normally don't even just one day helps me keep on track, I don't feel deprived if I can have some things sometimes, and if I don't feel deprived there's no way I am going to pack it in and go back to where I came from, I've come too far to let that happen. I AM GOING TO GET TO MY GOAL AND STAY THERE!!!!!! :D See you on Monday :D

Monday, April 11, 2011

900g lost, only 100g to 30kgs

Yes you read correctly, close but no cigar. Hopefully next week :D I've also decided to switch things up a bit. I'm going to have 1 cheat meal a week and not feel guilty about it and every other meal I'm going to try and make as good as possible health wise. However I am still having consistent losses, so maybe I might wait until I hit a plateau? I might ponder that a bit. I don't really get to the point where I binge or anything because I feel deprived so not sure I need to do anything like that. I don't know, it was just a thought. Things are going well though, so that's good. Hopefully next week I will ATLEAST lose 100g to get to 30kgs down, but more would be good so I get closer to my goal. I now weigh 95.1kgs with 25.1kgs to go until goal :D It's going down and down which is GREAT :D

Monday, April 4, 2011

Well there you go...

I lost weight this week :D 1.3kgs which takes me to 29kgs lost :D :D I hope I can lose 1kg next week to get to 30kgs lost, that would be AWESOME, then I have 26kgs to go. I feel like the little engine that could sometimes, "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can", and at times I do struggle but honestly I don't think I will be over that hill until I am really close to or at goal because until then it's going to be an uphill battle. It's funny, losing weight is both easy and hard all at the same time.....

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Why do I leave it so long?

Hmmmmmmmmm possibly because I have 3 kids under 6?? Yeah I think that's it. I love my kids to death don't get me wrong but they really are time robbers. It's not anything specific really but just little things take up most of the day and then once the day is gone it's time to make dinner, time to bathe them all, do readers and then get them all to bed. Then I spend a little time with my husband (he works nights) and then I sit and relax and watch the things that I like to watch and then it's time for bed. This busy routine of the week days also doesn't always leave me time to track my food, even thought I have an iPhone and the app *rolls eyes* and I really am surprised that I have managed to do as well as I have.

I do use them sometimes as well (that sounds 1000 kinds of wrong), for exercise. I dance around being silly with my girls and chase after then. I show my son karate moves that he hasn't quite got the hang of because he doesn't always pay attention to the sensei but I do. I lift my girls up and carry them and play games where I lift them right above my head over and over, so they do come in handy during their time robbing.

I guess what I'm trying to say with this post is a few things really. First being losing weight is easy if YOU want it. Even though children (and other things) are time robbers it doesn't make it impossible for you to lose weight. Use your kids (again sounds wrong) to help you and motivate you, I want to be around and watch my kids grow up, no food is worth more than that. And even though I leave it a long time between posts sometimes I have no plans to abandon my weight loss journey or my blog, so do keep stopping by. Oh and if you want to comment please do, I love having the support and no comment is "stupid" or "not worth posting".

Oh and of course I have a photo for you, this is my most recent:

Ok so it's weigh in day tomorrow, not sure how I will go, as usual I will expect again, if it is a gain I hope it's not a big one. I always make great plans but then for some reason or another I don't stick to them. I can't really say why, stupidity maybe? Laziness possibly? Time poor so take the quickest way to do things? Whatever the reason I have to make it stop. I know what I have to do to lose weight, I just need to kick myself in the butt and do it. So, this is a new week, fingers crossed I can stick to my aim of eating well, getting some form of exercise (cardio and weights) each day, track all my food and DRINK, DRINK, DRINK lots of water. Wish me luck :)