Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Last post for 2011

Well folks, the year draws to a close and its been a pretty damn good year.  The weight loss stalled but in the big scheme I'm a hell of a lot lighter now than I was.  I'm finding it so hard to find the motivation over this time, I'm hoping the New Year will bring a renewed vigour.  Its the eating that is doing me, chocolate every day arghh.  No will power at all and the cravings are back.  I will need to detox myself off the chocolate again but know that until Xmas is over I'm going to be faced with it and I can't say no.

Exercise wise I'm still working out, I can't believe how fit I am now.  And knowing that my fitness will only improve as I continue with the working out.  I've grown to love sweating, to really enjoy the ache of muscles that have been well used.  I took today off because I did 30min stairclimbing yesterday as part of my work out and shesh my thighs are feeling it today.

I'm ok with the way I look, the top half of my body is looking pretty good.  Alas my stomach, hips, butt and thighs just aren't giving up the fat.  Typical female weight holding really.

So anyway, 2011 you've been a good year.  2012 will see me reaching goal.  I'm going to think long and hard about my New Years resolutions, I did better this year than I imagined - out of my 15 overall weight loss goals I have 5 left so need some new ones.  Non scale goals because I've only got two scale goals to go.

See you all next year, have a great Xmas, enjoy family/food/fun.. whatever it is you do for Xmas.  For us we're off to the beach until New Years.  And then it will be three weeks until my one year weight loss anniversary.  I look forward to stepping on the scales, to taking a photo and to be able to share with people my continuing success.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

A photo I like!

A goal met, a photo taken of me that I like.  Of course, you can't see anything of me other than my face haha.  But funnily enough because I can only see my face when I saw the pic I went shesh I actually look normal.

Kerry, Me and Gemma, nicknamed the Mouldy Green Condoms (with Chris also a green condom but he is taking the pic) before the Foo Fighters concert on Tuesday.  Which was freakin awesome.  Foo Fighers, fuck yeah!

So I can cross that NSV off my list, a photo I like.  Here is hoping I'll have some soon that include the body.

I'm not losing, but I pretty much figure if I don't gain its ok.  Because I'm still exercising, I'm getting four to seven work outs in a week, from swimming to the gym to running.  Still working of C25K, its been raining and with FF this week and kids I've only had one run this week.  Fingers crossed I'll get one in this week.  I swum 3km on Monday.  I have a new goal, to be able to run 5km AND swim 5km.  Actually I'm thinking I should start running to the pool because it is 3km to the pool.  Its the eating that I'm off plan, but you know how it is at this time of year.  I've had Xmas party after Xmas party and so much chocolate given to me (I have even given some away).  I got more today, bless my staff.

As the year draws to a close I am very happy.  Its almost one year of weight reduction, will be interesting to see how much I've lost come 1 year.  I've lost more than I thought I could, I didn't think I'd be able to get under 100kg and here I am in the 80s.  80s, fuck yeah.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Xmas party #1

I did so good!  We arrived and as usual there was all the pre-lunch snacks, lollies and chips everywhere on the tables.  None passed my lips.  Lunch was a buffet of festive delight, I stuck with salads but that is because I don't like meat.  Pasta, roast vegetable, green salads nom nom.  Dessert I did have some chocolate mousse and fruit salad, but I resisted cheesecake, chocolate eclairs, pavlova, trifle and ice cream.

I wasn't even trying, I wasn't tempted in the slightest by the lollies and chips, when normally I'd be munching on them from the moment I sat down.  The salads were all healthy too, nothing with fatty dressing nu-uh.  The roast vege salad was one I made (potato, pumpkin, kumara, carrot, mixed nuts all roasted and the dressing was a light coating of balsamic vinegar, basil and honey all mixed), its so good it is my new fav salad.

I didn't leave feeling all bloaty and sick.  Usually afterwards its like too much need sleep argh.  I felt good and in control.

Thursday, 1 December 2011


I've spent the last week at my Mum's house, no exercise and not in control with eating.  But happily I'm sitting at 86.3kg (190lb) so only 0.3 up from my lowest, which really is nothing more than a usual fluctuation so in my mind I haven't really gained (great how we can fool ourselves haha).

I have Xmas party this weekend, and then two next week and another on the 17th.  Shesh.  But I know I can offset it all with exercise so yay.  I'm aiming to be reliably under 85 by New Years.

And right now I'm drinking vodka, so cheers!