Sunday, 23 August 2015

A lovely loss - and I'm feeling great!




Goal Weight: 73kg
Current Weight: 86.9
Started my journey 01/09/14 - 26.1kg lost


Very happy to report a loss of 1.1kg this week! In part helped by feeling a bit rubbish for a day or so, but I also got at least 10,000 steps for 6 out of 7 days, did a strength session, a pilates class, a couple of decent walks, and some smaller walks to and from school.

If you've read previous posts, you'll know I am aiming for 86kg by next Monday. This was my weight when we conceived our son, and he turns one this week! So I need to knuckle down and lose 900gms this week (or more!).

I start my new job on Wednesday, and will be doing handover for 2.5 weeks, so I should be nice and busy, and that will help with any random snacking. My bread intake has been a bit high while I've been at home - I'm such a shocker when I'm bored! It's always when bubba is sleeping, so I can't even do housework to distract myself because he's such a light sleeper!

So plan this week:
1 or 2 strength sessions
Pilates on Thursday
3 walks of around 3.5/4km
Cutting down on bread
Increasing water intake

Quick overview of my minigoals:
5kg (108) - September 2014
5% (107.3) - September 2014
10kg (103) - 11/2/15
10% (101.7) - 2/3/15
Under 100 - 16/3/15
15kg (98) - 13/4/15
15% (96) - 27/4/15
12 week challenge #1 (94.2) - 94.0
20kg (93) - 1/6/15
GWEJune (91) - 90.6!
20% (90.4) - 13/7/15
Under 90 - 13/7/15
GWEJuly (88.5) - 88.8
25kg (88) - 10/7/15

12 week challenge #2 (86) - 88
GWEAugust/Conception Weight (86)
25% (84.7)
30kg (83)
12 week challenge #3 (80)
Under 80
30% (79.1)
35kg (78)
35% (73.4)
40kg/Goal (73)

Have a lovely week xx

Next Mini Goal: GWEAugust/Conception Weight - 0.9kg to go!

Sunday, 16 August 2015

25kg gone!!

Goal Weight: 73kg
Current Weight: 88.0
Started my journey 01/09/14 - 25kg lost

Sorry I haven't updated for a couple of weeks - although I've been unemployed, life has been super busy!

So let's start with the title of my blog - I LOST 25KG!! Yep, last Monday I finished my 12 week challenge on 88.0 - which is 6kg for the challenge, and 25kg all up - very exciting times! Today was my daughter's first day of school, so weigh in got missed in the excitement - will weigh in tomorrow and report back :)

In other great news, I have a job! I'm just waiting to confirm the start date, but it should be next Monday - I can't believe I got a great job in such a short time. It's still close to home, so no long commute :D

I don't think my weight loss tomorrow will be much (if anything) thanks to TTOM and my daughter's (multiple) 5th birthday celebrations. Time to knuckle down before August disappears! I still have the goal of 86 (conception weight) by the end of the month....

Quick overview of my minigoals:
5kg (108) - September 2014
5% (107.3) - September 2014
10kg (103) - 11/2/15
10% (101.7) - 2/3/15
Under 100 - 16/3/15
15kg (98) - 13/4/15
15% (96) - 27/4/15
12 week challenge #1 (94.2) - 94.0
20kg (93) - 1/6/15
GWEJune (91) - 90.6!
20% (90.4) - 13/7/15
Under 90 - 13/7/15
GWEJuly (88.5) - 88.8
25kg (88) - 10/7/15
12 week challenge #2 (86) - 88
GWEAugust (86)
25% (84.7)
30kg (83)
Under 80
30% (79.1)
35kg (78)
35% (73.4)
40kg/Goal (73)

Have a lovely week xx

Next Mini Goal: GWEAugust - 2kg to go!

Monday, 3 August 2015

Reflecting & Future Goal Setting

Goal Weight: 73kg
Current Weight: 88.6
Started my journey 01/09/14 - 24.4kg lost

I measly 200gms!! But honestly, I'm actually surprised I had a loss at all. My eating was rubbish, and I only exercised 1 day! My motivation went out the window with all the work drama that is happening - looks like I'm finishing up earlier than possible - as in this Friday! It's all turned to custard, and they are paying me out and making me sign to say I won't take legal action. Sigh. Not sure why it had to get so dramatic, but nevermind,

Back to the topic at hand. I'm going to lose as much as possible this week for my final challenge weigh in on Monday. I've lost 5.4 over the last 11 weeks, which isn't awesome, but at least it's a loss. I've also entered the 80's during the challenge, which is a pretty big milestone!

I would also LOVE to get to 86 by the end of August. 86 was my 'conception weight', and little Mr turns one of the 27th of August, so it's a sign!!

So basically, I need to go very hard out, eat perfectly, and exercise lots. All while raising 2 kids, having 2 significant birthdays (little miss turns 5 next week), and finding a job! Phew!

Quick overview of my minigoals:
5kg (108) - September 2014
5% (107.3) - September 2014
10kg (103) - 11/2/15
10% (101.7) - 2/3/15
Under 100 - 16/3/15
15kg (98) - 13/4/15
15% (96) - 27/4/15
12 week challenge #1 (94.2) - 94.0
20kg (93) - 1/6/15
GWEJune (91) - 90.6!
20% (90.4) - 13/7/15
Under 90 - 13/7/15
GWEJuly (88.5) - 88.8
25kg (88)
12 week challenge #2 (86)
GWEAugust (86)
25% (84.7)
30kg (83)
Under 80
30% (79.1)
35kg (78)
35% (73.4)
40kg/Goal (73)

Have a lovely week xx

Next Mini Goal: 25kg lost - 600gms to go!

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

I lost weight on holiday!

Goal Weight: 73kg
Current Weight: 88.8
Started my journey 01/09/14 - 24.2kg lost

I still can't believe it, but I actually lost weight after 5 days at the in-laws! And 700gms at that! I usually eat & drink waaaaay too much when I am there, but I was quite well-behaved! I had a glass o wine every night (but just 1), kept my snacking to a minimum, TRACKED EVERYTHING, and tried to keep my incidental exercise up.

It was lovely to get away for a few days, and try not to think about work drama. The only issue was my 11 month old deciding 5am was an acceptable wake up time - every.single.day. Argh!

So back to the grindstone now. 1st day back at work yesterday, which was absolutely mental, so no time for the gym. Have it scheduled in at lunchtime today though, and have a pilates class booked for tonight. I have to work late (night market), but I will make sure I am home in time for the class, since I missed it last week.

So I didn't quite get my end of July goal (missed it by 300gms), but I have lost 1.8kg this month, which is awesome considering I have been quite sick, and we had a holiday! I'll probably jump on the scales in the morning in a last ditch attempt to make it to 88.5 haha.

1.5 weeks left on my current 12 week challenge. My goal was to get to 86, which is now not realistic, so I'm just trying to get as close as possible. I'm starting another challenge after this one, and my goal will be to get into the 70's (holy moly that is scary), which is the last decade I need to make it in to!

I'm feeling so super motivated after having a 'holiday loss'! Long may it continue!

Have a lovely week xx

Next Mini Goal: 25kg lost - 800gms to go!

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Being sick has too many repercussions!

Goal Weight: 73kg
Current Weight: 89.5
Started my journey 01/09/14 - 23.5kg lost

No loss this week, but no gain either! I'm actually surprised I didn't gain, as I only did 1 session of exercise (Pilates on Thursday), it's AF week, and I'm on antibiotics (always make me bloat up). So I am ok with a STS this week!

I really want to get to my end of July goal, which is 98.5 (so 1kg to go), but we go away this weekend, and I won't be able to weigh. I'll have to weigh on Wednesday (the first morning we are back) and hope for the best.

I say hope for the best as we are going to stay with the inlaws for 4 days and I always eat (and drink) too much when we are with them. I think I can keep the eating under control, just need to watch the wine intake, and keep up with a bit of exercise somehow.

So I guess that is my challenge for the week - don't undo all of my hard work in 4 days! I'm not sure how I'll get some exercise in, but I'll pack my gear and hope for the best. They have an exercise bike, and 30 minutes on that is better than nothing!

I REALLY don't want to go back over 90.......

Sunday, 12 July 2015

I'm an 80's girl! And another milestone!

Goal Weight: 73kg
Current Weight: 89.5
Started my journey 01/09/14 - 23.5kg lost

Yess!!! A fantastic 2kg loss! That's the 900gms I put on last week, and 1.1kg more!! I'm almost in a bit of shock. But the most exciting part? I'm an 80's girl!!! It's been a long time since my weight started with an 8, so Im preeeeety excited about it. In the overall scheme of things, I'm 3.5kg over my pre-preg weight, and 11.5kg over my lowest ever.

I also reached another milestone this week - 20% of my body weight has gone!! That's a 5th of my original weight.

So, safe to say, I'm feeling pretty good about myself at the moment. I've been cutting back on the hidden sugars, changing up my breakfast, ditching the coke zero, and increasing the water. 

I got bugger all exercise in last week thanks to disgusting weather (snow) and sick kids. Need to get that back on track this week! My gym buddy (my mum) goes to LA for 3.5 weeks on Thursday, so will have to make sure I keep my regime up without her. No excuses!!

Here's a quick update of my mini goals - ones completed, and my plan to get to goal :)
5kg (108) - September 2014
5% (107.3) - September 2014
10kg (103) - 11/2/15
10% (101.7) - 2/3/15
Under 100 - 16/3/15
15kg (98) - 13/4/15
15% (96) - 27/4/15
12 week challenge #1 (94.2) - 94.0
20kg (93) - 1/6/15
GWEJune (91) - 90.6!
20% (90.4) - 13/7/15
Under 90 - 13/7/15
GWEJuly (88.5)
25kg (88)
12 week challenge #2 (86)
25% (84.7)
30kg (83)
Under 80
30% (79.1)
35kg (78)
35% (73.4)
40kg/Goal (73)

Have a great week

xx

Next Mini Goal: GWEJuly 1kg to go

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

My jeans are falling down!

And that's a good thing! I love non-scale victories, and the need for smaller clothes is a great one.

The current jeans I'm in are a size 16, so hopefully that means I can buy some 14's in the next couple of weeks!!! That's pretty exciting to be honest.

My new plan is going well. I'm munching on almonds, enjoying my smoothies for breakfast, and saying no to fizzy. I've stayed off the scales, and am hoping for a good loss come Monday.

Exercise has been a bit hit & miss this week! Frickin freezing weather, combined with a mental week means so far I've only done 1 walk and 1 strength session. I've got an online pilates class tonight, and a walk scheduled for tomorrow, so all hope is not lost.

If I'm lucky I may be able to get a walk in over the weekend - depending on if hubby is working.

I'm feeling really good mentally too. Coming clean to my boss was a great idea, now I just need to find a new job! I'm sure one will come along soon, things happen for a reason, so I just need to wait for the wait role to appear.

As you can see, I'm full of positivity today! Long may it continue!!