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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Week 10 weigh in (10 weeks!)

The scales were good to me this week (to make up for last week) and show an 800 gram loss (1.7 pounds) wohoo!

I've been reading a lot this week about other 'losers' relationships with their partners and how they are sometimes challenged by the physical and mental changes appearing in their loved one who is getting healthy. I am reminded how incredibly lucky I am to have D who is super supportive (even if he does worry about my boobs shrinking). Last night he cooked on the BBQ (I even saw him pat the spray oil off the potato with a paper towel), had salad and had not only bought, but also hulled, a huge bowl of strawberries for desert. He rocks! This week is dedicated to him :).

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

On a high from what?

Have had such a good week so far and am at a loss to explain why. Maybe it's the multi-vitamin I've started taking. Maybe it's because I'm at the end of my cycle (but that normally makes me grumpy?). Maybe my thyroid is up. Maybe it's the encouragement gained from reading all the fantastic blogs and success stories that are out there.

Either way, I'm experiencing a general feeling of awesomeness and am ridiculously motivated to walk, eat well, smile lots and perhaps even revisit my goal weight. Let's wait and see what the scales say tomorrow morning!

Monday, November 23, 2009

TGIM - Thank goodness for Monday

Yep, TGIM. There's not even an undertone of sarcasm with this one. Sunday saw me on a go slow due to back pain, crummy weather and the excuse of D being home to watch TV with. The cupboards were bare and neither of us could be motivated to do grocery shopping so did a quick snack run instead. I know I verbally said (at least twice) "I don't want food to cheer me up - you know I have a problem with it!", and even sat in the car while D went inside. And then he came out with corn chips and marshmallow Santa's face lit up like a Christmas tree. Pathetic.

But it did the trick - funk gone, all calories accounted for and today is a 'make up' day. So what makes this such a good Monday? Back pain mostly gone, I'm in charge of the calories...and a quickie before work helped too...must do that more often!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Week 9 weigh in

Should have titled this post "the week I kick my own arse". Erm...yea. The weight I lost last week came back. And I totally know why and am damn lucky it wasn't more. I wasn't consistently logging calories and portion control went completely out the window after my mouth ulcers healed and I was able to eat yummy (bad, bad BAD) food again.

There's only 5 weeks until Christmas and I want to get to 93kg (205lbs) by then which will mark the 5% lost mark. So this is the week that I stop pretending it can be easy and actually work at it!

* And thanks for your continued encouragement POD - much appreciated :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Good relationships pause the urge to eat

Soon after I started my current job (just over a year ago), I promised myself that I would make the effort to 'meet' at least one new work colleague every day. This could be just by talking to them over the phone or in person but it had to be away from email or instant messaging. My job is a lot easier if I have good relationships with my internal customers (my ‘users’)!

The project I'm working on has me head down, bum up a lot of the time so this week I have made the effort to get back to the personal stuff. And it's paying off. Seeing the excitement in someone face after simply asking them for their opinion gives me a real rush, stops me from getting in a work funk and reaching for the chocolate...or wine :).

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Week 8 weigh in

Work has been exasperating over the last week and I’ve now got 4 gorgeous mouth ulcers that make me feel like I’ve been punched in the face when I wake up in the morning.

The little things that have previously been getting me through the day have been put aside… sugar free gum, yoghurt, tomatoes, rice crackers, even oatmeal is agony!  Chocolate milk and cheese is my friend. Never mind – 400 grams down (.8 of a pound). Can’t complain! 

Have started taking B12, zinc and iron to try and kick my immune system back to the 'on' I just need to make peace with my failing project at work.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Week 7 weigh in

I can't believe it's been 7 weeks already!  300 grams off after a week of not counting calories much so I'm pretty happy. Have still been watching portion sizes and making sure the balance of protein, carbs and good fats is there (and no sugary drinks) - it's paying off!

Reading a lot of blogs for inspiration - there are some amazing achievements out there! Next mini goal is to get to 93kg for Christmas which will be the 5% mark...bring it on!

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