Tuesday, 29 April 2008
So onwards we go I have subscribed to another month of www.weightlossresources.co.uk after initailly paying for 3 months which runs out now. I really hoped I would have lost more than a stone in the last 3 months but that has been down to my own stupidy and certain times of the month like now when I crave CHOCOLATE!!!!
Monday, 7 April 2008
Friday, 28 March 2008
I have now also been alcohol and nicotine free for over a month. I will now reintroduce alcohol to my diet but only with meals I think and at a sensible level.
Thursday, 27 March 2008
My instructor who is doing my induction was super nice and went through everything with me and has created 2 programmes that looks fun, manageable and still challenging. A pure cardio workout and a mixed cardio/weights. I was even fitter than I thought and my BMI was much lower in reality than the simple height/weight ration makes out.
My initial plan is to go on a Tuesday and do Cardio and Thursday and do Circuit with some swimming and classes if I want. Then after a few weeks move that to cardio Mon, Circuit Wed and one of them again on a Friday combined with some swimming if I fancy it. I shall see how it pans out.
Gym talk is DULL, here have some pictures of vintage ads aimed at fatties...
I love the use of terminology in that one. Can you imagine the fuss if someone opened a shop for chubbies in this day and age?
Um, NOT a way in which I would choose to lose weight myself, surely a drastic measure? But is it worse than a gastric bypass??
Both images from one of my favourite sites Neatorama.
Monday, 24 March 2008
So my total weight loss is only 12lbs now
I feel really disappointed and am struggling atm to keep to my diet. This cold weather makes me want to eat warming comfort food.
But I am trying to keep on the straight and narrow this week
Saturday, 22 March 2008
No change this week. Not slipped up on the diet at all, not even one tiny teeny Easter Egg, but no loss. Ah well, I was told to expect this so although dissapinted I will not lose heart.
The Gym starts Tuesday anyway so hopefully that will speed things up again.
Friday, 14 March 2008
This also brings me up to my 1 stone lost marker. Only 3 and a bit to go now !! I can't believe I need to lose a 1/4 of my starting body weight to be healthy.
ON the plus side I am starting to enjoy the little excercise I am doing now. (20 mins of Yoga an eve, 20 mins on the rowing machine, 40 sit-ups, 40 push ups) and will be joining a gym after payday.
Still no cigarettes!
Friday, 7 March 2008
Things they do NOT tell you about diets #1
Diet farts. This ingenious renewable natural resource is a side effect of changing ones diet drastically and suddenly digesting as much green food in a day as a cow does in an average week. A distinctly farmyard like air to it, this plentiful and antisocial gas if harnesses by mankind could surely solve all our energy problems.
Yes people I have discovered diet farts. I am sure
Tuesday, 4 March 2008
I'm back on the calorie control with a vengeance though and yesterday didn't even eat my calorie allowance , I really wasn't hungry in the evening.
I hope that by next Monday I will have made up for the PMT and water retention
What do I eat in a typical day? My weakness is Nescafe Choca Mocha, so I start the day with this followed by cereal for lunch (a Kellogs Variety Pack so I don't have to bother weighing) with Lactofree Milk and maybe a rice cake or 2 with cottage cheese. Mid afternoon I have another Choca Mocha and my evening meal consists of a Weightwatchers Frozen ready meal with a pile of salad. This leaves me enough calories in the evening for a few snacks, usually ending with another bowl of cereal before bed.
I do find my diet is very low in fat but this is not something I try to do it's just the way I am used to eating. I never ever reach my daily fat allowance on the WLR guide
Friday, 29 February 2008
How is it possible to lose 1/2 a stone in one week? I think it is probably jut going from a very fatty diet to a very healthy one and combining that with exercise but it just seems such a huge amount? The nurse checked what I am eating and agreed it is healthy so I am not concerned about that large a loss (I am secretly very chuffed) but I also know it should settle down to a reasonable 2lb a week loss.
Phew! Oh yes and it has now been nine days since I last had a cigarette!
Now, please point out to me how smug I a being when I have my first gain.
Tuesday, 26 February 2008
I have just started using Weightloss Resources and my first weigh in will be this friday! I don't seem to be able to do things by halves so also quit smoking at the same time as starting the diet. Today is DAY 6. I know a lot of people recommend not doing the two at once but personally I have found that the diet and calorie counting has helped me a great deal in giving me something to focus on and obsess over instead of filthy nicotine!
I have high blood pressure through a dodgy genetic condition inherited from my mum (thanks for that mum) and also need to lose weight to help alleviate some back problems I have from slipping a disc last year. I would call myself stocky, my doctor calls me fat. Whatever! I just want to be healthy.
Goal 11st 7lb (but I would be happy with 12)
I also have an ongoing medical condition which means I can't exercise and I'm very much a couch potato, even walking at times can be a problem. Although I must admit that since I have been eating more healthily I do feel better physically
I am 5'7 and am currently allowed 1100 calories a day and am now on the 5th week of this diet. Although really it isn't like a diet as you can eat whatever you like as long as you log it into your calorie counter and stick within your regime.
My starting weight on the 28th January was 14st 6 lbs (202 lbs ) and myweigh in day is Monday. Yestaerday I weighed 13stone 12lbs (194lbs) I aim to get down to 11stone 7lbs (161lbs) so another 33lbs to go
Let them introduce themselves....