Thursday, 10 March 2011

Leaving Behind the Excuses

For the last couple of days my inner monologue has been very sadly discussing my lack of progress.

Today I got brave and confessed to myself that, really, I've been sabotaging myself on an almost daily basis. (And trying to blame lots of other things).

So here is the new reality...

Permanent weight loss is going to take me a whole lot longer than I had initially planned.
Exercise is imperative for me.
Staying away from morning tea areas at music, mothers group and other such things is needed as I have ZERO will power when it comes to this.
I need to keep a stash of fruit in my bag at all times as seeing others eat makes me want to eat.
I need to keep a full water bottle by my side to remind me to drink more water.

That's what I'm going to be concentrating on for the next couple of weeks. Yay : )

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Plodding On

Not much to report today but I thought I should blog just to keep the habit up.

Have been for a walk - good!
Ate a few too many treats at music - bad.

Never mind. Tis a long journey this one I am on.

Have accomplished quite a bit of sewing this week so that is keeping my spirits up.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Ha ha - def out of practise.

Well more than that, Baby Chugger and I did do a wee dash up the isle for an 80th birthday bash (so we have reason to have been AWOL).

What to report......... ?

Weigh day today: 84.2 kg.
Total weight loss = 2.8 kg , 3.2%

I guess a loss is a loss, right? Well I'll take it anyway I can at the moment. Life seems to be so blimmen busy at the moment that even finding 40 odd minutes to get out for a walk is getting tough. Manly Man has been working in the big smoke a lot recently (and will continue to do so for a while to come) so can't be home before 5 much any more. Getting tea on the table and wrangling two chuggers takes priority at the moment.


I guess this journey is just going to be a whole lot longer than I anticipated.

Never mind, in for the long haul, right? !

The boring food bits:
I've been super deligent with the eating side of things today. Breakfast - standard. Lunch - two slices of grain toast with two boiled eggs (no butter or marge! but spread the bread with sauce instead), yoghurt and fruit. Snacks - fruit. Tea - sausage and pasta with veges and tomato based pasta sauce. Water - just the one cup - woah that's bad!!!!!!!!!!!!! Will do better tomorrow.

The boring exercise bits:
Got out for a walk today - yay. Tried really hard to be a whole lot more active around the house today too, getting up and down more rather than just sitting on my butt.

The boring mood bits:
Slightly on the plus side of average. (By the way, I don't have an issue with saying it's an average day, cause most of my days are average, a few are dolldrums type days and a few are spectacularly amazing - but, yeah, the rest are just average). I'm quite tired right now (twas a long weekend as I had to drive all the way in the rain on Saturday and then back on Sunday) so should sign off.

Tomorrow is going to be a great day!

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Out of Practise.

Hmmmmm, having a few days break from the blog has meant that I'm out of practise (noun or verb? - I think verb? hmmm not so sure now I think noun.) at this writing business.

Must make an effort to get in here every day and keep myself accountable.

Only 9.08am and already I have done the dishes, cleaned the lounge, made the beds and one load of washing on the line, one more to get out there and another ready to put in the machine.

The boring food bits:
Breakfast - the new standard (WB and banana). Lunch is left over fried rice (with some yummy cheese cransky for taste). Snacks today will be fruit and yoghurt. Tea is hoki pieces with over fries and salad. Yum.

The boring exercise bits:
I didn't get out for a walk yesterday and I find this makes a HUGE difference to how I feel. Need to get out there tonight. The knees are still feeling very munted so I need to shift some of this weight to relieve the pressure.

The boring mood bits:
Feeling like a slightly better than meh or average mummy and wife today. Let's hope it lasts the whole day long (and till the end of the week please if you may.)