Monday, 2 July 2012

Still alive!

How many times have I said that I'm going to be more active blogging?  I really thought I'd be around more this break, but I started writing up a paper for publication and it means I get to the stage where I can't stand the idea of more computer use even for pleasure.  But don't worry Gertie, I'm still here :)

So my last post I talked about giving up the no-carb diet and seeing a nutritionist.  Jake is my guy and he is awesome.  He showed me that my original goal of 75kg was more realistic than 66kg.  Sorry for ya'll I can't be bothered converting to pounds today.

He did a body fat analysis and worked out my percentage, which was in the low 30s (I can't remember what now).  A healthy fat percentage for the average females is 25-31%, I need to lose just a couple kg of fat to be in that range.  If I tried to get down to 66kg I'd be in the athletes range (14-20%).  Funny though because every weight chart 75-72kg (the range we're aiming for) puts me as fat, but that is because I hadn't factored in excess skin weight.  Yep, the flabby skin that we all dread is going to be my unfortunate badge of reminder of how fat I use to be.  I'm never going to look good in bathing suit, but thats ok :)

So at the moment we're working on building muscle to get my metabolism higher so my calorie intake can be higher and I can get through this damn yo yo bust phase.  Hopefully by the end of July I will have lost 5kg of fat but put on 2kg of muscle and I'll be in the healthy fat range.

When I go back to work its going to be difficult, he wants me eating morning and afternoon snacks which really do not work in with my schedule.  I'll be eating breakfast at the normal time of 7, and then a snack at 9, lunch at 1, snack at 5:30 and then dinner at 6:30.  Seems silly having that late snack but he is the expert and that's why I'm seeing him!


  1. Glad you are alive. Blogging gets low on the priority list for all of us at some point.
    Your guy sounds neat-o. Good luck on it all, I think it sounds like a fabulous plan!
    Are you done writing your paper now?
    I took a deep breath with my eyes closed, just for you!

  2. I'll do yer math. I better be able to: 75kg - around 165 thin lbs. 66 is a crazy 145 lbs.

    OK I am going to skip over the other stuff to get to bathingsuit talk. I think you need to go back to your starting pics of you holding your babe in the surf. At least that is what is in my memory. I remember it because you and I were the same size (ish). I am guessing you at anything sub 90 KG is a happy Jitter. A lovely Jitter. And what you will also have are splendid babies. They stretch the body and remind you of their presence.

    You are so lovely. There is no amount of skin YOU see as excess that should not be seen as life well lived.

  3. Thanks Munch for crunching those numbers. 165 is a very good weight to be, in my opinion. My goal is to be 155-163. It isn't exactly svelte, but I looked great at that size.

    Good to hear from you!

  4. Sounds like you're doing awesome! :) hehe I do miss reading your blog woman lol

    So how much weights and set/reps does he want you to lift? I'm just curious :)