Sunday, 17 May 2015

12 Week Challenge Success!!

Goal Weight: 80kg?Current Weight: 94.0Started my journey 6/01/15 - 12kg lost so far

Another good loss of 700gms this week, and that took me just over my 12 week challenge goal! So I lost 8.2kg, and more importantly - 45cms!! Yep!! 16 of those were off my tummy! I had to measure 3 times to make sure it was correct....


Next challenge starts today, and I am feeling motivated and ready to go. I have got my new exercise program in from of me, and this time it includes strength training, which is exciting, because I really need to get my muscle tone back. Hubby has told me he will workout with me on my strength days, so that's good - I'm not a huge fan of working out alone!


I'm amazed at how excited I am about this next challenge. I think because my pre-pregnancy weight is a realistic goal this time, and seeing the before and after photos from the last 12 weeks are quite incredible - hopefully you can see them here




A quick look at my mini goals:
Goal Weight End of Feb - 102 (Got it! 101.5)5kg lost this year - 101 (Got it! 16/3)5% lost this year - 100.7 (Got it! 16/3)Under 100kg - (Got it! 16/3)10kg lost this year - 96 (Got it! 27/4)10% lost this year - 95.4 (Got it! 11/5)12 week challenge goal (18/5) - 94.2 (Got it! 94.0 - 18/5)Goal Weight End of May - 93.6
15kg lost this year - 91
15% lost this year - 90.1
Under 90kg


Have a great week!


xx


Next Mini Goal: Goal Weight End of May - 400gms to go 

Monday, 11 May 2015

I got to 10% weight loss by changing my breakfast!

Goal Weight: 80kg?
Current Weight: 94.7
Started my journey 6/01/15 - 11.3kg lost so far

So a good loss of 900gms this week. I really didn't change much, other than having porridge for breakfast, instead of a measly yoghurt. Quite surprised at the loss, but I'll take it! Oh, and I got my 10% lost this year!!!

After a good chat with hubby I decided to jump straight in to the next 12 week challenge. It is really my only motivation at the moment, and my willpower is not at a level that would allow me to succeed on my own!

What I have realised though, is that if I aim to lose another 8kg on the next challenge, I will be at my pre-pregnancy weight!!! I'm not sure what my final goal weight is yet, but the thought of being back to 86 is exciting! I think eventually I'd be happy at about 80kg, but I'll see how I feel at the end of this next challenge.

A quick look at my mini goals:
Goal Weight End of Feb - 102 (Got it! 101.5)
5kg lost this year - 101 (Got it! 16/3)
5% lost this year - 100.7 (Got it! 16/3)
Under 100kg - (Got it! 16/3)
10kg lost this year - 96 (Got it! 27/4)
10% lost this year - 95.4 (Got it! 11/5)
12 week challenge goal (18/5) - 94.2 (but would like it to be 92.2)
Goal Weight End of May - 93.6

Have a great week!

xx

Next Mini Goal: 12 week challenge goal - 500gms to go

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

What would you do?

Goal Weight: 80kg?
Current Weight: 95.6
Started my journey 6/01/15 - 10.4kg lost so far

Had a STS this week. I was feeling quite gutted about it as I thought I had eaten well, and exercised heaps.

And then my trainer went through my food diary. This is what she found:
Monday - Sausage roll, WW chips, Chocolate, 3 slices of bread, hokey pokey cream with caramel sauce - 675cal over limit
Tuesday - Caramel walnut brownie, chocolate, bread, ok cal wise
Wednesday - hot chocolate, pizza 272cal over limit
Thursday - chocolate! heaps of it and candyfloss, ok cal wise but that beef burger was that accurate we don't have waitrose in NZ
Friday - chocolate, raspberry slice, sally bun, melting moment, sausage roll
Saturday - chocolate, fish and chips

So yeah, I really didn't eat well at all! Funny how that selective memory comes in to play...

So after that wake up call on Monday night, I was much better yesterday - Yoghurt & fruit, nuts, little bit of chocolate (oops), chicken salad, more fruit. Then hubby wanted fish & chips for dinner!! Had a small piece of crumbed fish, and some chips. I weighed them for the first time ever, and I have been waaaaay underestimating the amount of chips I usually eat!

Still stayed under my allowance though, so I guess that's good (and that's without accounting for exercise). Today's food during the day will be much the same, and pork steak & veg for dinner (what we were supposed to have last night!)

Only 2 weeks left on my challenge, so need to pull finger if I'm going to lose 1.4 kg by the end - was hoping to lose more, but realistically that's not going to happen now.

Trying to decide if I should jump straight in to another challenge, or wait a month and start the mid June one. I've got 4 days to decide.... What would you do?

Going to take a quick look at my mini goals:
Goal Weight End of Feb - 102 (Got it! 101.5)
5kg lost this year - 101 (Got it! 16/3)
5% lost this year - 100.7 (Got it! 16/3)
Under 100kg - (Got it! 16/3)
10kg lost this year - 96 (Got it! 27/4)
Goal Weight End of Apr - 95.5 (missed it by 100gms)
10% lost this year - 95.4
12 week challenge goal (18/5) - 94.2 (but would like it to be 92.2)
Goal Weight End of May - 93.6

Have a great week!

xx

Next Mini Goal: 10% lost this year (200gms to go)

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

I've lost 10kg!! And overcoming feelings of failure....

Goal Weight: 80kg?
Current Weight: 95.6
Started my journey 6/01/15 - 10.4kg lost so far

I got my 10kg!! With only 100gms to get there after last week, I would have been gutted if I didn't make it :)

I didn't quite get my April goal though, missed it by 100gms (that damn number keeps popping up!), but I'm ok with that. I lost 2.7kg this month, and I think that is pretty damn good.

I've got 3 weeks left in my 12 week challenge, and have lost 6.6 in 9 weeks. My goal is to have lost 8kg, but of course I'm aiming higher. I basically want to see how much I can lose in the next 3 weeks. So I will TRY to be an angel - let's see how long that lasts. I have to at least lose 1.4kg to get to my 12 week goal - I will feel like a complete failure if I don't get that.

To be honest I will probably have feelings of failure if I get anything less than 10kg. I put so much pressure on myself, and I think that is part of the reason I can so easily fall off the wagon! I need to learn to relax, and take any loss, whether it be huge, or tiny, and remember that if I have one 'bad' food, it is not a reason to completely sabotage the rest of the day/next 48 hours.


Sounds so easy on paper doesn't it?

I have to say though, I'm pretty proud of my exercise efforts at the moment. I only missed one day last week (Saturday), and I'm really enjoying it. exercise is my stress relief at the moment, which makes it really easy to fit in to my day. Every morning I ring my workout buddy (my mum) and we schedule a time, which I then put in to my work diary. It's so important for me to treat exercise as a non-negotiable meeting!

Going to take a quick look at my mini goals:
Goal Weight End of Feb - 102 (Got it! 101.5)
5kg lost this year - 101 (Got it! 16/3)
5% lost this year - 100.7 (Got it! 16/3)
Under 100kg - (Got it! 16/3)
10kg lost this year - 96 (Got it! 27/4)
Goal Weight End of Apr - 95.5 (missed it by 100gms)
10% lost this year - 95.4
12 week challenge goal (18/5) - 94.2 (but would like it to be 92.2)
Goal Weight End of May - 93.6

Have a great week!

xx

Next Mini Goal: 10% lost this year (200gms to go)

Monday, 20 April 2015

Still here and still going strong!

Goal Weight: 80kg?
Current Weight: 96.1
Started my journey 6/01/15 - 9.9kg lost so far

Sorry I've been a bit MIA with my blog - life has been pretty full on! Since I last checked in (about a month ago), I've lost another 2.9kg - so that's nothing to sneeze at! 8 weeks of my challenge have passed, and I've lost 6.1kg so far. Need to lose at least another 1.9kg in the next 4 weeks - but of course I'm aiming for more than that.

Been exercising at least 4 times a week, a mixture of walking & aqua jogging, and I'm really enjoying it. Trying to get as much walking done outside as possible before the weather turns to rubbish.

I still need to work on my eating, I think my losses would be a lot more consistent if I could drop some of my bad habits (hot chips when it's cold, chocolate when I'm sad) - but this is a marathon, not a sprint!

Going to take a quick look at my mini goals:
Goal Weight End of Feb - 102 (Got it! 101.5)
5kg lost this year - 101 (Got it! 16/3)
5% lost this year - 100.7 (Got it! 16/3)
Under 100kg - (Got it! 16/3)
10kg lost this year - 96
Goal Weight End of Apr - 95.5
10% lost this year - 95.4
12 week challenge goal (18/5) - 94.2

Have a great week!

xx

Next Mini Goal: 10kg lost (100gms to go)

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Motivation is Peaking!

Goal Weight: 80kg
Current Weight: 99.0
Started my journey 6/01/15 - 7kg lost so far

Another half a kilo gone for good! Pretty happy with that loss this week as it was shark week! My trainer for the 12 week challenge told me to aim for a kilo but with AF due I knew that wouldn't happen - stoked to have lost at all.

So 4 weeks of the challenge done, and 3.2kg lost over so far. I told the trainer that my goal is to lose 8kg in the 12 weeks, but I'm secretly aiming for 10 (12 would be amazeballs).

I also have a goal of being 98 by the end of March, so i need to go hard out and lost at least 1kg this week. I know I can do it if I'm REALLY good.

But enough about scales, I'm feeling really good, physically & mentally, and I'm starting to notice that my clothes are getting looser. We are due to do measurements in 2 weeks, so it will be interesting to see what they say.

The exercise plan amps up a bit this week - so here is my workout plan:
Monday - 30 min power walk, 5 min cool down
Tuesday - 30 min power walk, 5 min cool down
Wednesday - 10 min warm up, 25 min hill repeats, 10 min cool down
Thursday - 30 min walk, 5 min cool down
Friday - Aqua Jog
Saturday/Sunday 75 min power walk on one of those days

Monday/Wednesday/Weekend are the challenge plan, the rest is just bonus exercise :)

Have to go hard to get those goals!!

Have a great week!

xx

Next Mini Goal: GWEM - 1.0kg to go!

Sunday, 15 March 2015

DOUBLE DIGITS!!!

Goal Weight: 80kg
Current Weight: 99.5
Started my journey 6/01/15 - 6.5kg lost so far

Sorry I have been a bit slack on the blogging front - moving house is so stressful!

Have hit a few mini goals, and lost 1.6kg since my last blog! Feeling really good about my journey at the moment, and my 12 week challenge is really helping.

The biggest news? I HIT DOUBLE DIGITS!!! Woohoo! Nice to not be in the hundreds anymore. Now to make sure the numbers keep going down.

I'm exercising 3-4 times a week, and loving the feeling I get after a good workout - endorphins are awesome :)

Time to revisit my mini goals
Goal Weight End of Feb - 102 (Got it! 101.5)
5kg lost this year - 101 (Got it! 16/3)
5% lost this year - 100.7 (Got it! 16/3)
Under 100kg - (Got it! 16/3)
Goal Weight End of March - 98
10kg lost this year - 96
10% lost this year - 95.4

Feeling pretty happy with my progress so far!

Have a great week!

xx

Next Mini Goal: GWEM - 1.5kg to go!