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Water retention + cake = disaster

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Oh so frustrated today! Got on the scales and they shown me a plus of 4 lbs… I’m thinking WTF?! But then thinking about it, it’s pretty much all my own fault. Slacking with exercise and having a few extra treats, I really should not be surprised.

On the other hand, my anaemia is doing my head in at the moment. It’s a week before injection time and I feel total and utter rubbish. After being up for an hour I am ready for bed again, the minute I start moving I have palpitations from hell, so that makes exercising near impossible.

Going to have to stop drinking coffee and stuff like that and get onto drinking more water and potter around the house a little more. I have a dining room table and chairs that are waiting to get sanded down and painted, that should provide me a little exercise I guess :-). Not going to bother with a weigh-in tomorrow as I don’t want to depress myself even more.

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A SMILES :-))))

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YAY…. 112.9kg this week *does happy dance*. I am sure if I wouldn’t have been sick I could have lost a whole lot more… Oh well, let’s not be ungrateful . Next stop 110 or no, I shall be ambitious and go for 109kg by the end of the month. Now that I am a bit better I should be able to work out again and get onto my beloved rowing machine, without collapsing in a heap. So hell yeah, bring it on!!!

Anticipation Rocks!

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It’s only Thursday and already I am dying for it to be Monday (weigh-in day). Why? Because I know that when I step on the scales I will be at least another pound lighter, which is going to bring me down to 113.whatever. I can’t remember the last time I weighed that. Maybe when I started Uni or something.

So yeah, I can’t wait and I would love to cheat a bit and get on the damn things right now. But I shall be a good girl (for a change) and wait til at least tomorrow morning haha.

Surprises, as well as anticipation, rock too. Today was a particularly difficult day for this whole weight loss thing, as I am down with Tonsillitis and really do crave comfort food. But I got some surprise motivation sent today when I logged into my Facebook and found a message of a rather hot guy who thought I was cute. So if that doesn’t mean I am moving in the right direction then I really don’t know.

And on that note, I am going to curl up in bed with a little satisfied smile on my face and watch Blade (Can’t beat a bit of Wesley).

Size 20 trousers-check!

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Finally, my first real mile stone has been reached. Today I have fit into my first size 20 pair of trousers 🙂 This does wonders for motivation and for my mood, which has been a little down lately. I have about another 10 pairs of jeans and trousers in my wardrobe in which I have not fit for over four years and I can’t wait to get back into them one by one.

It seems to me that the low carbohydrate way is the way for me to go. I have tried it many other ways but this, as we see, is working well. So I will stick to that for now.

Next mini goal 109kg, which is 10lbs away… ten lbs in a month should be doable if I increase my working out a little, but if it takes six weeks then so be it. I just want to get there, but now I know I will 🙂

Getting there, slowly…

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Ok, so I have been back on the Celebrity Slim for a week now. I started off at 117.8kg and am now weighing in at 115.6kg, which I am most pleased about. Yes it’s nowhere near the 7 lbs I lost in the first week when I did CS in December, but it’s definitely all moving into the right direction. After all, this is the lowest I have weighed in about three years, maybe even four. Mr. W. ( yes he is back on the scene) is all worried that I will weigh less than him in a couple of weeks, which makes me giggle. It’s been years since I weighed less than my partner.

I really need to start working out more regularly. Now that my anaemia is much better, not 100% gone but a lot better, I really should commit a bit more to my workouts. Going to do some Yoga I think, this might just help my knackered rotator cuff too, as swimming is becoming a bit of a nightmare because of it. I enjoy the swims, but Christ are they painful and the night after it is particularly painful despite heat treatment etc..  Other than that I am fine healthwise. I have a lot more energy, now that I actually have some blood to pump around my body and I feel really motivated. Let’s hope everything stays as well as it is going now 🙂

The measurements of success

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Over the last few weeks, but this morning more than any day, I have noticed why I am not struggling anymore with my weightloss. Simply because I have stopped stressing over it. Yes, it is still very important to me that I lose weight, but over all it’s my point of view that has to change, my outlook on life and the things in it and it already has changed considerably. I work out more, still not daily but at least three times a week, I watch what I eat etc.. What really matters though is that I measure success in different ways now. Before I measured my success in Kilogram or Pounds, now I measure success in many different ways.

For example last night I jumped into my friends mini bus and I noticed how much stronger my legs have got. Or when I walked past the fresh orange  juice in the shop ( I love fresh orange juice) and thought “nah, not worth wasting the calories on”, when I carry four bags of shopping at once and it doesn’t hurt my arms anymore because I have been doing weights… these are the things I measure my success with these days.

Just like this very minute, it’s lunch time and there is half a pizza (before I would have eaten a whole pizza by myself) and a bit of salad waiting in my fridge and you know what? They can wait a little while longer, because yes it might be time for lunch but I am not really hungry right now, so I will eat in half an hour maybe.

So when your weight loss is not going as fast as you like, or maybe you haven’t lost anything for a couple of weeks, don’t stress, stick to what you have been doing and think of all the other good things happening for you because you chose to change your lifestyle and I am sure you will find that you too are being successful loss or no loss 🙂

First results…

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I have been living the “new” life style for two months now. Over those two months a lot has changed I find. It’s not all about my weight and how I look, though that has changed a bit too, it’s also very much about how I feel and little behaviour changes which appeared all by themselves.

Today I went shopping, just a quick in and out job because my eldest wanted to go out and he was minding the other two, so as I had to go the doctors first I had to take a cab (yes I know I should have walked anyway lol). Anyway, as I got out of the taxi I quickly wanted to go to the cash machine but there were lots of people coming from my left walking towards the cashpoint, so for the first time in at least two years I actually ran somewhere lol even if it was only to the cash machine. It was only once I was sat in the taxi again, after I have rushed through the shops carrying alsorts of bits, paid for them and then sprinted back to the taxi, that I noticed what I did and that I was not even out of breath.

Also, my heart rate doesn’t shoot up anymore when I climb some stairs or do some cleaning, thanks to the cardio I aim to do at least four times a week. One of the best ones though, yes it’s a shallow superficial one but I don’t care, my legs are so much stronger and firmer now it’s great. They still are big but got a bit more shape to them than before.

Foodwise, I do try and be good, honestly. But in the last few days that hasn’t really worked for me it being the week before the week etc.. I have changed to wholemeal pasta and bread, so I am trying to make the right choices but sweets keep distracting me, though I have to say, I have cut down lots on them and can only eat a few these days as I find them far too sweet now.

Will have a week of Celebrity slim to get things in order again I think, just to get things moving and my mind focused. Will keep you posted.

Swimming’s super eight: women | Swimming

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Swimming’s super eight: women | Swimming.

Patience, a vital ingredient for your diet

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We all know this feeling of total motivation in the first few days of our diets. We buy all the healthy food, maybe even have the intention of working out, some even do! But after about a week or two at the latest, when weight loss slows down or even comes to a standstill, we get frustrated. This is the point where most people give up. Yes I know, because I have done it just like that many times.

It has now been almost eight weeks since I have “changed my life style”. I am not allowed to call it a diet my daughter said, as it’s a choice I am making for the rest of my life. I guess that’s where my age shows. Back in the 80’s and 90’s it was still a diet, because you were losing weight. Anyhow now I am waffling. In the last eight weeks I have lost 15 lbs. The first seven virtually dropped off me, as I went for the low carb approach with Celebrity Slim,

Even though Celebrity Slim claims to be a calorie controlled diet, it is very low in carbs, so low that I almost fainted a few times while I was out and about. Not my idea of fun I tell you and from what I have heard, I was not the only one feeling totally washed out and exhausted on this diet.

So two weeks ago, after a week off all diets, I decided to up my carb intake and just count my calories. I was terrified of putting the lost weight, which was 12 lbs by then, back on and I was so desperate to finally hit the 14 lb mark. But thanks to my friend Brett Day, who encouraged me to add more carbs and is the best example of that they are not the source of all evil, I stuck to it and am now seeing results. My weight loss has slowed down, but I am eating a normal, healthy, calorie controlled diet, where I can eat anything I like, but in moderation. Yes, I am even eating a bit of chocolate now and then and don’t even feel bad for it.

Yes, it might have taken me almost a month to finally get to the 14lb mark, but to be honest, I feel better for it. I have energy, don’t feel tired and snappy all the time and I know now that I can keep this up for as long as it takes.

After all, good things come to those who wait, patiently.

Hang in there people 🙂