Friday, October 26, 2007

15 days of nothing much

Well life has kinda been stagnating for the past couple of weeks. I haven't had my head in the game for quite a while. I got sick and then just lost the mojo…

But I haven't TOTALLY gone off the rails either, just not going HARD OUT anymore. I think that’s what has been good about WW. It’s made me think about portion size and really BAD foods to stay away from. WW has also given me an awareness of when I’m snacking so I can sometimes stop myself when I find myself eating after meals.

I guess this is what you are supposed to do when you reach goal to maintain your weight. Pity I’m not there yet eh?

My weekly challenge is to loose a KG this week. Not sure if I will but I’m hoping for a loss.

Having a stressful week. My mum broke her wrist yesterday and will need some pins put in so she had to stay in hospital overnight waiting to have a CAT scan. She will have to go back in next week to have the surgery! I’m waiting to hear from my Dad this afternoon to let me know when she’s home…

I’ve had some yummy healthy dinners the past two nights. Lamb shank and spuds done in the crock-pot with fresh corn on the cob and a LOVELY beef stew on rice last night. Thinking of the lamb is making me hungry.

OK better go have some lunch.


Friday, October 12, 2007

AAAaaahhh to be noticed!

Finally the hard work paid off and I got what I've been hoping for... Someone to notice and say OH my goodness Emma you've lost so much weight!
I know it's incredibly vain but I wanted it BADLY. In my mind it wasn't real until someone who didn't know I was actively trying to lose weight looked at me and actually noticed.

IT’S soooooo REAL BABY

OK I'm a realist and not ashamed to admit that I'm doing it to LOOK GOOD! It’s not the only reason or even the most important reason but it's still up there. Other reasons range from wanting to feel proud of achieving my goal (I NEVER FINISH WHAT I START!!!) to being able to keep up with my boy as he gets older, to feeling more comfortable in my clothes and, of course let’s not forget being healthier and sexier in general.

The past couple of weeks I have been sick as a dog so my intentional weightloss has been on the backburner. I’ve eaten anything that will stay down so that was mostly salty junk food and bread washed down with sugar laden fizzy drinks… I have finally got my apatite back so I better start watching what I eat again.

I also quit WW. OK it’s not as drastic as it sounds! I can’t afford to be a member anymore but I’m still going to visit the boards for support and I’ve made a spreadsheet of most of the foods I eat so can chart when I feel I need to. The major thing I’ve learned in this journey is to be conscious of what I’m putting in my mouth. The irony here is I’m typing and eating Pizza! At least I’m conscious of the fact I’m doing it (hehe)