Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Why do I do it to myself? My scale addiction

We had a family dinner last night, and I knew before I got there that I would probably eat too much, and that the scales would not be my friend today.

I didn't overeat as much as I thought I would, but of course the scales showed a 900gm gain from yesterday. Now I know that I didn't gain nearly a kilo of fat overnight - it will be related to the salt & sugar overload yesterday.

Now, I'm not berating myself for enjoying a family dinner - I will never be one to miss out on a family feast - I am berating myself for getting on the scales this morning.

There was absolutely no need to. It's not weigh in day, I knew it would be bad and not reflective of my actual weight, but still I did it. I completely forgot the pledge I had made to myself about not stepping on the scales for a few days.

I don't need to weigh everyday, but it's like I have an addiction! And I know I am not the only one by far (come on, fess up!).

So I have put a reminder in my phone to not weigh for the next 2 days. It'll pop up on my phone before I get out of bed. It's going to take an insane amount of willpower, but I can't ask hubby to hide the scales, because then I might never get them back. Plus, I need to get in the habit of not weighing everyday, without intervention.

The scales are in a cupboard, so they're not even staring me in the face - it's just become automatic to get them out and hop on right before my shower.

So I pledge this: No weighing until Saturday. 

It's not perfect, but it's a start.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Not quite so angry today - and a progress pic

Thanks for letting me vent yesterday - I needed it!

I had a good think, and although I was annoyed at 'only' 3.4kg in 6 weeks, that is more than half a kilo per week!

And if I do some more maths, I have been actively trying to lose weight for 39 weeks, and have lost 22.4kg, so that's still just over 500gms per week - and that's a damn good rate!

So I need to take a step back, and look at the bigger picture. 500gms a week is not bad, in fact it's pretty damn awesome. There are 25 Mondays until Christmas, which is 25 weigh ins. So if I kept my average up, that'd be another 12.5kg by Christmas time. I've set a goal of being 80kg by Christmas, so that's only 10.6kg. Realistically, that is doable.

So no more moping!! Be happy with 500gms or more each week, and do a happy dance when I get the big losses. As long as the weight is coming off, I'll be happy.

On that note, I'm still DYING to get in to the 80's - come on body, let's do this!!!

Oooh, and I got my halfway pics for my latest 12 week challenge, and I think the 3.4kg is actually quite noticeable! What do you guys think?


Sunday, 28 June 2015

I'm angry!

Goal Weight: 73kg
Current Weight: 90.3
Started my journey 01/09/14 - 22.4kg lost

I'm angry at myself, and I'm not even sure it's justified. Current weight is 90.6 - 700gms since last WI, but only 300 since my pledge to get into the 80s (which I made to myself on Tuesday). I'm really angry. I eat below my kj allowance every day, last week I did 4 walks, a strength session, and a pilates class. I had 1 bad food day (Friday), but was still under my allowance. And I lose a measley 300gms?!?!? I don't know if I'm in a plateau, if it's because I have a cold, am I not eating enough, or should I be having salad for breakfast, lunch and dinner?

I know 700gms is good, but 400gms of that was lost overnight on Monday, so would have been TTOM related, and the other 300gms I had to work my butt off for. I'm angry because I don't know why it's not coming off in bigger amounts - I've got too far to go to only lose 300gms a week!! 

And that means I've only lost 3.4kg in 6 weeks - 1/2 of my 12 week challenge - not good enough :(

On the postivie side though, I did my 1/2 way check in for my challenge - my measurements have slightly improved.
In 6 weeks I've lost
2cm from upper arm
1cm from bust
4cm from waist
3cm from tummy
2cm from hips
2cm from thigh
1cm from calf

So it's not all doom and gloom, but I'm still angry. Going to try very hard not to eat my anger today.

Quick Recap:
My JFJ No Go List:
Chippies
Chocolate
Ice Cream
Lollies
McDonald's
KFC
Burger King
Takeaway Fish & Chips
Takeaway Pizza

I am going to do daily food diaries on here to keep me accountable for JFJ,so here's how day 28 went (2 days to go):

Breakfast: 1 piece toast with vegemite
Morning Tea:
Lunch: Ham, cheese & tomato sandwich
Afternoon Tea: Pita crisps & dip
Dinner: Chicken breast wrapped in bacon, broccoli & mashed potatoes

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)
Under 90
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: 20%  0.2kg to go

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Breaking it down (and no longer MIA)

Goal Weight: 73kg
Current Weight: 91.3
Started my journey 01/09/14 - 21.7kg lost

Sorry I have been a bit MIA - work has been mental, and that is where I usually write my blogs! Junk Free June is going well - just under 1 week to go! I'm feeling really good as a result, and definitely less bloated.

No loss on the scales this week, but no gain either. Last week was TTOM and I was up 1.2kg during the week, so was actually quite happy to not have a gain on Monday morning! I have since lost a bit, but will keep that for my official weigh in on Monday - I'm hoping to make it a good one! I've lost 2.6kg over the last 4 weigh ins, which is a good average. I need to step it up a bit if I'm going to get to my 12 week challenge goal though. 7 weigh ins to go, 5.3kg to challenge goal, so around 750gms per week. If I chuck a few big ones in there over the next month it'll help out towards the end.

On the 2nd to last week of the challenge we are going to Canterbury for the weekend, and that'll be a big test for me. I always drink & eat heaps when we are with the in-laws, but I honestly think my willpower is at an all time high at the moment, so I may just be ok. I will still have a wine or 2 with my MIL, but just need to ignore the chippies that go with it, and track, track, track (oh, and try to keep up my exercise while away!

Quick Recap:
My JFJ No Go List:
Chippies
Chocolate
Ice Cream
Lollies
McDonald's
KFC
Burger King
Takeaway Fish & Chips
Takeaway Pizza

I am going to do daily food diaries on here to keep me accountable for JFJ,so here's how day 23 went:

Breakfast: Porridge with milk on top
Morning Tea: Nuts
Lunch: Egg Sandwich & slice of Sultana loaf
Afternoon Tea: Fruit Stick
Dinner: Chicken breast, tomato & oven fries

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)
20% (90.4)
Under 90
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: Goal Weight End of June 0.3kg to go

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Did I mention TTOM sucks?

Goal Weight: 73kg
Current Weight: 91.3
Started my journey 01/09/14 - 21.7kg lost

No big blog today, I'm in the midst of TTOM and it sucks.

My JFJ No Go List:
Chippies
Chocolate
Ice Cream
Lollies
McDonald's
KFC
Burger King
Takeaway Fish & Chips
Takeaway Pizza

I am going to do daily food diaries on here to keep me accountable for JFJ,so here's how day 16 went:

Breakfast: Porridge with milk on top
Morning Tea: Nuts
Lunch: Club sandwich, rice cakes and apple juice
Afternoon Tea: Muesli Bar & fruit nuggets
Dinner: Scrambled eggs on toast

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)
20% (90.4)
Under 90
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: Goal Weight End of June 0.3kg to go

Monday, 15 June 2015

TTOM Weight Gain Sucks!

Goal Weight: 73kg
Current Weight: 91.3
Started my journey 01/09/14 - 21.7kg lost

Quick note to say - UGH I HATE PERIOD WEIGHT GAIN! 1kg in 2 days! I know it's temporary, but it still sucks.

My JFJ No Go List:
Chippies
Chocolate
Ice Cream
Lollies
McDonald's
KFC
Burger King
Takeaway Fish & Chips
Takeaway Pizza

I am going to do daily food diaries on here to keep me accountable for JFJ,so here's how day 15 went:

Breakfast: Porridge with milk on top
Morning Tea:
Lunch: Leftover satay chicken, veg & rice
Afternoon Tea: Nuts & fruit nuggets
Dinner: Chicken cordon bleu, mashed spuds, broccoli & an eclair for dessert

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)
20% (90.4)
Under 90
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: Goal Weight End of June 0.3kg to go

Sunday, 14 June 2015

14 Losses in A Row!

Goal Weight: 73kg
Current Weight: 91.3
Started my journey 01/09/14 - 21.7kg lost

Pretty good week with a 900gm loss :) That brings me to 14 losses in a row! This girl is on fire! AF is due in the next couple of days, and I'm already feeling bloated. Hopefully the damage is minimal and shortlived so that I can have another good loss on Monday. I'm starting to get so close to the 80's - I'd love to be there by my last WI for June (2 weeks to go). Even if it's 89.9!

My exercise wasn't awesome last week - only 3 walks and no strength sessions. Need to do at least 4 walks this week, plus my 2 strength sessions, and I'm doing a skype pilates class on Thursday night (my first ever skype class - quite excited!)

Also, I'm at the halfway mark for JFJ! This week will be the hardest, with AF on it's way. I've come this far, I'm sure I can make it through. I'm armed with peppermint tea, nuts and porridge. Send me your "you can do it" vibes please!!

Time for a recap:

My JFJ No Go List:
Chippies
Chocolate
Ice Cream
Lollies
McDonald's
KFC
Burger King
Takeaway Fish & Chips
Takeaway Pizza

I am going to do daily food diaries on here to keep me accountable for JFJ,so here's how day 14 went:

Breakfast: Peanut Butter on Toast
Morning Tea: 
Lunch: 4 Cheerios, 1 piece of bread with marg
Afternoon Tea: Nuts 
Dinner: Satay Chicken with veg on Rice

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)
20% (90.4)
Under 90
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: Goal Weight End of June 0.3kg to go