Sunday, September 30, 2007

Wacky weekly challenges end of week 4!!!

Isn't time FLYING.
Soon it will be Christmas. I'm really looking forward to Christmas. Firstly I just LOVE it and secondly because my dear friends from Oz are heading over and I am missing them incredibly.

OK enough sidetracking...
I am very close to completing my "sky tower challenge" I decided to make it the 1267 steps to the sky deck! v's the 1026 steps to the observation deck...

I'm doing ok with the eating (not tracking very well!) I just had pumpkin soup for lunch with some yummy fresh wholemeal toast...

I've set myself a new Challenge this week. One raw carrot, and two apples a day.
and alongside the food I'm going to start sit-ups. Monday (tomorrow) I'll do 15 and then add one each day. (hence starting low!!!)

This will be on top of my 30 minutes a day AND physio exercises for my shoulder (When I remember to do them!!)

Some of you have posted what you will be doing next week....
Here is a reminder for you:

MIMBLES: will be hitting the sack by 10pm every night and restricting the puter for 4 hours a day.

Welcome aboard BEX!!! who will be exercising each day and not using her exercise points. She's also cutting her points down to 20 a day.

ANNE is sticking 100% to Core and will drink extra water each day and do some Pilates
(I will be asking how this goes and If you remembered how to do it =0p )

Welcome Alicia who has challenged herself to drink 2L of water a day...

and Robyn who is going to stick strictly to core foods and continue to add stairs into her daily walk time!

Chrissy will have at least 2 fruit serves everyday and her water and walk and climb 1267 steps (PHEW!)

This week's challenge for Newcomer Jo is:
* to Drink at least 1 litre of water per day
*Eat fish once this week (often left off our menu but shouldn't be) (I might nick this for next week I'm the same!!!)
*Exercise 30 minutes x 4 times this week. (I am a hater of exercise)

Sunnyday is going all out with

* Increase the intensity of my walks and gym sessions

** Try a totally different dinner every night of the week

*** Vary my lunch's

**** think positive

***** Do stomach exercises 5 times

DEDALUSDIGGLE's challenge is:

*To drink two litres of water a day

** To do 5 thirty minute walks this week

*** To eat a salad each day

**** To eat all the meat I bought yesterday before it goes out of date, and without going over my points

Shazzywamble is going to go out for a walk everyday (even if it's for only 1/2 hour)and will also concentrate on water and make sure I drink 2+ L water per day.

SMILINGEYES Joins us with her challenge:
*make wise food choices when eating out
*eat at least one piece of fruit each day(have no trouble when at work but forget when at home)
*exercise 6 out of 7 days this week
*try 4 new recipes

OK that seems pretty good. I'll check up daily on the message boards as usual to make sure you are all managing with your challenges.
It's awesome to see so many new faces joining in.... I guess the invitation worked.
Let me know how you are getting on.

Fingers crossed for tomorrow's weigh in. (Hoping to officially go over the 10kgs lost and maybe even 10%!)

****OK update. I managed the 10kgs but not as easily as I could have. I was so great right up till last night and then I've totally gone off the rails. I am still going to eat my carrot and apples today AND do my situps... Will try harder to resist the crappy food tomorrow.****

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Week 3

Happy Talk like a pirate day.
Well I be doin fine. I had a lovely two days with the little landlubber... Zoo and Chipmunks play park (shiver me timbers)
Lost another kg so my spirits are up
So close to that 10kg mark I can smell it.
Maybe next monday!
Having trouble eating all my vegies. Will be good tonight
I have HEAPS of fruit for lunch today.
(no skurvy for me yarr)
I hope to upload my photos of the zoo tonight

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Still doing ok

Its the end of another successful week. I’m looking forward to Monday’s weigh in. I’m finding walking just 30 minutes every day is too easy I’ll have to step up the exercise.

It’s semester break at work so it’s reeeaaallly quiet here on the weekends.
Skin’s still awesome

I am still having shoulder problems. I woke up yesterday with two lumps at the base of my skull and had my physio guy look at them.. Turns out to be stress points connected to my shoulders. (they are bigger today! Yikes)

I was going to go for a walk last night but ended up playing in Albert park with the under 2s from my son’s crèche in the afternoon, which included climbing a tree, chasing after kids and pushing prams so I think I TOTALLY did my 30 mins and deserved a peaceful night.

The weather forecast lied and it’s a LOVERLY day here in Auckland
I might go for a walk downtown to find a good place for a pedicure for Friday night.

I decided to do a tally of losses since I started the weekly challenges to see how much we’ve all lost... Might be interesting eh?

So far Mimbles, GInny and I combined have lost 2.3kgs

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

New me

I'm feeling so FRESH! I had a hair cut today and am feeling a lot less frumpy.

I have in total lost 8.3kgs and still nobody has noticed...

OK lets look at the positive....
My skin is DEELISH!!! I started a new skin regime (OK my last was er... washing!)
I use Nivia goodby celulite on my butt, belly and thighs, and Aveeno extra dry everywhere else.
I feel BEAUTIFUL. literaly.
It's so amazing! Here is the best thing, for about 2 years I've had bumpy skin on the tops of my arms now its GONE!

Woo Hoo! (DH is very happy with his wife's smooooth new skin)
I'm hoping that this will also help with the sag factor. My poor skin has been stretched out to this size for more than a decade.

Guess what else is gone??? My gastric reflux... I'm kinda skeptical about this one... expecting it to come back any day now but WOW I've been drug free for over a month. (HOLY MOLEY)
I'm chalking this one up to an apple a day and fat free diet... (can't be the weight itself because I've had reflux since I was in the 70s)

I'm doing OK with the exercise this week. I didn't have enough time for my 30 mins of walking so got in two 10 min walks and run up 5 flights of stairs (I think that's enough!)

Monday, September 10, 2007

Wacky weekly Chalenge week 2

I just typed a bunch of stuff and then it all missapeared


OK let me try remember what I wrote (SIGH!)

Hi and welcome to week 2 of my weekly challenge.
I think most people doing the challenge are doing something similar to me, which is walking or exercising for 30 minutes a day.

I've switched to core and am doing much better

I am in a great mood! The scales are moving in the right direction (Down another 1.8kgs)
I think last weeks weigh in was a little up due to retention.

I haven't done my 30 minutes yet.

I better go and track my day's eating... I had the YUMMIEST pumpkin tortilinni soup for lunch.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Week 1 of my weekly chalange

Day 4...
Still positive. I think I'll see results on the scales this week. I went for a jog after dinner last night. I didn't get too depressed at my inlaws even when my FIL asked DH if HE had lost weight. He was wearing pants that are now WAY too big for him. I was a little crushed but didn't get as down as I'd have expected.
My hubbie is in the 60's so a small loss makes a HUGE difference. Because we are both eating healthier, he's losing weight too. I've been encouraging him to eat pies and chips at work so he dosen't get too skinny!

I have come to a kind of Zen realisation that people will notice one day. I'm actually now hoping my inlaws don't notice for a while longer because my sister inlaw is going away for over a year.

How cool would it be if she didn't know and then came back in like 2009 to see only half of me!!!!
Wait that would make me only 56 and a half kgs.... MAYBE NOT eh?


Day 3....

Well I think I'm doing ok...

I have tried to chart (having trouble finding the time)
I have been eating reasonably well but could do a bit better.

Managed to drink over 2L water yesterday between washing the car, scrubbing the floor and general housework.

I'm having trouble getting past this plateau. I should take my own advice that I give others. Shake things up a bit. I might go for a walk in the rain after my physio.

I’m very proud of those who have joined the challenge.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Happy yoda

Hello faithfull readers.

I'm having a brill day. I went through my wardrobe this morning before work and can fit a few more outfits. My confidence is up and I'm feeling very cheeky and Dare I say it SEXY!

James took photos of me this morning and as you can see I have a waist!
I'm sooo looking forward to hips, cheek bones and a jaw line.

My Wacky Weekly Challenge starts tomorrow and I'm not prepared.
I will have to do a spot of shopping if I want to stick only to core food.

I debated last night whether to tell my inlaws about the weightloss or to continue to use them as my litmus test. James pointed out that they ARE pretty unobservant AND see me every week so maybe not the right people to use. I however stayed strong and kept it to myself. I'm going to try really hard to not get my hopes up every week to only have them dashed.

Like a young Rachel Hunter said "it won't happen overnight but it WILL HAPPEN"