Slowly slowly making progress. Have been active pretty much every day for the last seven. Friday and Saturday were written off as the month’s memorial service for my friend (lots of wine, lots of italian food, lots of hapy/sad reminiscing)
But… hiking saturday, bike rides sunday, and clean eating means I’m down another 2 lbs. And happily getting healthier…
WIW 27/03: 166
GW 1: 161
-2lbs from last week. not bad considering the weekend was a bit of a write off. i baked oreo cheesecake, drank wine, and generally just enjoyed being around friends and family without worrying about calories, carbs and the like.
managed to find a few creative ways to compensate for missing the gym, including: garden soccer matches with my lil’ bros, wood gathering, chopping and hauling, and walks on the beach with my bf.
7 mile run yesterday and similar goals for today.
i’ve decided to set out some pro-active and positive “rewards” for meeting my goal weights. instead of “i’ll wear a bikini”, “short short”, or some similar appearance based motivation, i’m opting for fitness and health centred motivation to be stronger, fitter, and happier.
the rewards are:
GW1: 10 bikram yoga sessions
GW2: membership for a pool and tepidarium
GW3: sign up for dublin’s “Rock and Run” half marathon
GW4: personal training sessions or crossfit to work on strength training.
apparantly 6 weeks of missing the gym, missing sleep, comfort eating, alcomahol, and blues = 10 lb weight gain
GW 1: 161
Asuming a lil water weight loss will get me to GW1, giving myself 18 weeks, (6 weeks per goal), to get to 140.
Wednesday weigh in
I’ve been here before. But I’m optimistic.
156 is a number i tend to plateau on and not seem to be able to go lower than. I stay clean eating for a few weeks on it, then get frustrated, give up on healthy habits, and gain back 3 or 4 lbs.
I also have a bit of a mental barrier with running. If i run for longer than 90 mins, or faster than 6 mph, a little voice in my head starts telling me to quit.
Well. This time I’m not quitting. This time I’mma break 156
Wednesday Weigh In
Last Week: 157
Wednesday Weigh In
HW: 196 (ish)
Last Weight in: 160
also it’s looking like a few of my friends are interested in joining my gym, which would make my workouts infinitely more awesome :)
Wednesday Weigh In 15/01/2012
given that september-december were “out sick” months, I’m happy enough with that, even though I haven’t lost weight in months, I’ve maintained, so I’m not beating myself up too much. this being said. I’ll be stoked to see that number go down!
breakfast: oatmeal w/raisins, banana & pb
lunch: egg cress sammich on wholemeal bread
dinner: homemade veggie soup
snacks: yoghurt & grapefruit
5 mile run + 30 mins lifting
my gym opened a grungy warehouse alternative for peak hours which has no mirrors, no tvs, and hella more weights… i LOVE it. finding it SO much easier to concentrate on my workout….
the only thing is, the warehouse has a 10:1 guy:girl ratio of attendees.
cool to have something to look at.
not so cool feeling inadequate when lifting weights about a quarter as heavy as they do.
minus 2 inches from my waist….
in 30 days… the scales does not decide everything…
revisiting my goals for the month of may:
- less caffeine
more water iron + calcium less processed food
- tabata (HIIT) 3x a week
more hiking beat PRs 90s plank make time for friends dress to kill
- track everything
The ones with a strike through were achieved.
I’m still a coffee nut but lave cut back considerably and only have it in the mornings (before I was drinking it at midnight to stay up studying). I remembered to take my supplements and drink lots of water, adding a slice of lemon for detox goodness.
I’ve become a lot more mindful of what I eat, but have also ditched the ‘bad foods’ attitude. The result is that I no longer calorie count but instead have much better control of my portions. I stop eating when I’m full and have had maybe only one or two binges this month, whereas previously it was more like one or two a week. Also, my binges have been much smaller and less emotionally driven (e.g. I’m counting eating half a box of cinnamon toast crunch in a day as a binge).
I was doing quite well with the tabata to start with, but it fell to the side for distance running, I’ll definitely be making the effort to bring it back though.
Beat my time to run 10 miles by 15 mins (previously 2 hours 15 mins, now a little under 2 hours)
Also, I can plank and have started the 30 day shred, which I LOVE.
Have spent heaps of quality time with my friends and boyfriend instead of letting work take over. Being more daring in what I wear which is giving my self confidence a serious boost. Aaaaand working on writing music for the first time in almost a year :)
Also, the combined changes in exercise and eating habits mean I have lost 2 inches from my waist (now 29.5) and 1 inch from my hips (40), and a few lbs (now 157).
and I’ve gone from a BMI of 24.5 to 23.9 aaaaaand from 30% bodyfat to 27.5%
happiest and most comfortable i’ve felt in my own skin in a long time :) looking forward to june and building on this progress….
never thought i’d see the day….
when i felt full on 1000 calories :/ weird.
Breakfast: cinnamon oatmeal and soy milk 
Lunch: cous cous and chickpeas 
Dinner: steamed veggies 
peach yoghurt 
Total: so far 1050, i haven’t touched the veggies i prepared for dinner yet, but 1200 counting them. i think i’mma make it my business to add something more to this though, given my height it’s hardly a sensible number.
Exercise: 3 mile run + 1 hour of yoga.
I am baffled at how full i feel… normally I try to eat 1500-1700 calories a day and the challenge is to stay under 1700, not over 1500.
I’ve been doing quite a bit of meditating and positive self-talk before I got to sleep reminding myself to stop eating when I’m full and eat for nutrition not stress relief.
It’s working suprisingly well. I’m kind of excited to step on the scales and see where this is going….