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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Inside Scoop On Fiber

All my blogging buddies need to watch this - it's an excellent breakdown of what fibre / fiber is, the difference between types and what to watch out for on labels. Simply awesome. Thanks Shane!

Inside Scoop On Fiber And How Not To Be Fooled By Food Labels | Shaping Concepts Fitness Blog

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

It's freezing!

New Zealand is in the middle of a cold snap and if you've ever been here you'll know that we're not really set up for cold weather. Not central heating. No double glazing. Just flimsy, draughty wooden houses! Never mind. I've been keeping up the walking as much as hailstorms allow. Fitness stats for this week:

Week 1: 1,247 calories in 215 minutes
Week 2: 3,746 calories in 675 minutes
Week 3: 1,575 calories in 235 minutes (um...yea...not so great!)

Hold the phone - lost another kilo! Needless to stay I'm amped and this just proves that tracking works :).

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Shifting focus and weight!

I said last week that I was shifting focus to exercise and it seems to have paid off. A whole 1 kg (2.2 pound) loss this week. I feel like the Biggest Loser - awesome.

Fitness stats:
Week 1: 1,247 calories in 215 minutes
Week 2: 3,746 calories in 675 minutes (blow it out of the water baby!)

I also made a wee breakthrough on the food addiction side of things. D has been in control of my cash for some time now as I know I can't be trusted to not buy crap food. I 'needed' the credit card to buy veges and I thought I was going to get a massage on Saturday so begged it off D while he was at work. However my internal dialog started before I even got in the car. Just get a small packet of chippies. Just a small peanut slab. Just one bagel instead of a bag...

I ended up not going at all. I knew I'd blow my plan and be even more angry with myself than usual. And I'm so glad I did - a whole kg loss is SO worth it! Have a great week everyone :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Moving focus

What my current walking shoes
would have looked like when new!
Lost 400g this week after a full week of tracking for the first time in (ahem) ages and a bit of exercise despite the thunder, lightning and hailstorm(s). It's this thing called exercise that I'm now focusing on. I know all the foods and what fills me up, what doesn't etc so I need to focus on the movement side of things.

My tracker says I've burnt 1,247 calories in 215 minutes over the past 7 days. That's averaging bang on 30 minutes a day. And about half what I should be doing. So my goal for the next month is to increase those minutes to 400 per week by mid August.

Have been catching up on some other bloggers and am jealous as hell of the North American summer. :) Yay for those of you that are out there swimming - have an awesome time!

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