Saturday, October 29, 2011

Day 63 ~ Cruise

I have a confession to make. This week I ate almost an entire packet of candy (natures candy - raisins) . . . it probably contributed to my low weight loss, but at least it was a loss, that's the way I'm deciding to look at it. I guess because I'm getting closer to my goal things slow down a lot, and the fact I haven't exercised since I got sick isn't helping.

Hubby is still in the middle of the ocean somewhere. I haven't heard from him but apparently they are safe and well (they have to radio in occasionally).

What do you guys eat after dinner when you're still hungry?
SYL

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Day 60 ~ Cruise PV

Wow I made it to 60 days!!! go me.
Sorry about the lack of posts. . . super busy with work things and hubby away, it's all a bit much. I'll be back on deck more next week.
Catch you all then

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Day 57 ~ Cruise PV

Well despite being sick and eating too much, I've still managed to lose a bit of weight, so I'm pretty darn happy :-) I guess even though I ate a lot, I did still eat approved foods (mostly).

Hubby leaves in 2 days . . . sob sob. We've hardly ever been apart since we started 'going out' at school (about 18 years ago). The hard thing about this trip is, he's bringing a boat back from the Pacific Islands to New Zealand, so there is no exact time frame and there is NO CONTACT. . . In this day and age with phone and internet everywhere, I'll find that the hardest. Oh and explaining to Master 3 why daddy is still away.

I eat a lot of eggs, so I was pleased to find a friend who wants my egg shells! She apparently feeds them back to her chickens. . . Is that weird? That chickens eat egg shells?

Oops Miss 6 months wants my attention.
Hope everyone is having a good weekend.
SYL

Friday, October 21, 2011

Day 55 ~ Cruise PV

Thanks to all you lovelies who wished me better. While I'm not very well yet I am feeling happier as the sun is shining and I've managed to reign in my eating! My whole family has this nasty cold/flu thing so we are all under the weather a bit, which sucks as my husband heads off for two weeks on Tuesday. What a way to spend our last few days together :-(

Yesterday I tried quite hard to eat mostly protein, sort of like a mini attack. I managed for most of the day. Exercise has jumped out the window and run away. . . who knows when I'll see it again. So much for my running plan. I will be starting that again when I am well, as I really really want to be able to run. It's my goal for next year. (I know... I am thinking of next year already). So who has thought about Christmas?

Wish I could go back to bed but baby and work calls....
See ya later

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Day 53 ~ Cruise PV

I'm sick :-( and being sick makes me hungry so I've been eating EVERYTHING... I'm too scared to even contemplate getting on the scales. I just want to get well and climb back onto the diet.

See you when I'm well

Monday, October 17, 2011

Day 51 ~ Cruise PV

My walk/run went well this morning. It's a 10 week programme so I won't be running fully until nearly Christmas. I like the fact that I can build my fitness up slowly and gradually get into running. Thanks 60 second secret!!

It's raining cats and dogs outside. I'm going to snuggle in bed in a sec and count my blessings that I live in a leak free house ;-)

SYL

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Day 50 ~ Cruise PV

It's nice looking over the stats on my blogger page and remembering that 2 months ago I was carrying around all that extra weight that is no longer part of me. I do believe that blogging daily on this journey has been a HUGE help to keeping motivated and on target. Thanks to my loyal few readers who also encourage me any husband who hasn't complained when I eat strange foods and make the kitchen smell like eggs constantly.

In saying all that I'm slightly disappointed at my low loss this week (200g) but I think I know why. I was very good on holiday but I probably let a few things slide. I'll be better this week.

I'm starting my running programme tomorrow. I hope it doesn't rain for my first time out. I'm hoping to get up early and exercise before the kids wake up.

Have a great week everyone. SYL

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Day 49 ~ Cruise PV

I'm going to learn to run over the next 10 weeks. I read a cool book put out by Zest Magazine called 'Running made easy'. . . I'll let you know how easy it is - heh heh.

I figure that eventually I'll need to eat a bit more normally and there will be days I will eat carby food so if I can run three times a week that might be an extra help to keeping the weight off and I'd actually really like to challenge myself to run a half marathon next year.

Silly silly me missed a meal today and I was sooooooo hungry tonight. I shouldn't do that as I know that's when I'll eat almost anything in sight. Luckily it was eggs I saw and eggs I ate :-)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Day 48 ~ Cruise PV

Just back from holiday and I'm CRAZY tired. Four nights in the same room as my 3 yr old (who decided 5am is a good wake up time) and my 5 month old (who woke often through the night and is SO loud the only way to keep her quiet is to feed her). Holidays are great, but I need a holiday to recover now!

On the good side, I kept to my diet and I'm so proud. I had one night (my friends birthday) that I ate some dairy free chocolate fondue with a few lollies and a banana. They were soooo good and totally worth it and I don't feel like that one night will have a bad effect on my weight loss. I didn't binge, just had a small amount and it was divine.

I did lots of walking while away. With the pram, with baby on me (in carrier), up and down stairs. . . all good!

Been driving for most of the day and all I want to do is go to bed, but no chance as I'm still on mummy duty. I feel like I'm going to sleep like a log tonight. Tomorrow is the annual festival in my town so I better summons some energy for that.

See ya later

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Day 43 ~ Cruise PV

600g loss this week. I think I need to step up the exercise a bit more!

See you in a week... I'm off on holiday :-)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Day 42 ~ Cruise PV

Hubby is eating ice cream. The sound of his spoon scraping out the bowl is very distracting. I miss ice cream but what would be my ultimate cheat if I had the chance? I think it would be 'lemon meringue cheesecake'. . . yummy! I'll make it for Christmas and Dukan or no Dukan, I'll be having a piece. I've already decided to take Christmas day off, it will be like a mini reward. I plan to at least have reached my second goal by then!

We go away on a mini holiday on Monday with our best friends and their kids. Can't wait. I'll report back next weekend on how well I kept to my 'eating' while away! I've pretty much planned all my food out so there isn't really any excuse for cheating.

Weigh in tomorrow.

SYL

Friday, October 7, 2011

Day 41 ~ Cruise PV

Master 3 drove me insane today, I guess it didn't help that I have a splitting headache . . . but man did he push my buttons.

I found myself thinking about food all day today and almost counting down til my next meal. I'm feeling quite run down. Miss 5 months has been waking lots during the night and crying. It's taking so long to get her back to sleep and my husband has been out a lot this week so I feel a bit like a solo parent. Not sure how they do it (solo parents), I don't think I could 24/7, I'd be exhausted (and fat).

It's been what . . . 7 weeks since I've had sugar and I can literally smell it from half a room away now. My son was eating a yoghurt and the smell of sugar was so strong. I bet the first time I have sugar again I'll be bouncing off the walls.

Am so loving fitting my old jeans again. Can't wait to be into my even older jeans, which are probably out of style but who cares if I'm skinny ;-) I've been keeping a pile of clothes from quite a few years back that I really want to fit again, this is my last chance. If I can't get back there this year, I'm giving them away.

Should I be giving away any clothes that are too big for me now? Will that be motivation enough not to be that big again?

hmmmmmmm off to find the weekend.
See ya later!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Day 39 ~ Cruise PV

I've been reading through a lot of Dukan Blogs lately and I'm starting to get concerned that some people aren't eating enough! I've been reading about food and nutrition for years now and if there's one thing that always sticks out it's 'don't starve yourself'. When you don't eat enough calories your body assumes you're in a famine and starts holding onto fat. I think the beauty of the Dukan diet is, you can eat quite a lot and still lose weight. Your body uses the protein to run your body and to turn protein into useable energy takes a lot more work so it takes more calories. Eat people!!

I've been reading a book about running. I really want to get into running this summer with my ultimate goal be to run a half marathon next October.

Some days I get so hungry all day, and other days not so much. So weird. Time to eat again :-)

SYL

Monday, October 3, 2011

Day 37 ~ Cruise PV

Fresh off my treadmill with still the nice glow of working out :-) I don't know why I don't get on it more often, I think the idea of doing exercise is often harder than actually getting off your butt and doing it. Sure I watched the clock while I worked out but had a dvd on to distract me!

Food today went well, still might have an egg before bed.
I have a school magazine to layout that's due in a month so I better stop procrastinating and do it.

SYL

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Day 36 ~ Cruise PV

So happy. Reached first goal, finally under 60kg (132lb) again!! Tummy is starting to look flattish (when standing) which is a miracle after how massive it was with baby 2.

I am starting to get a little tired of eggy breakfasts... I might switch things up a bit this week. Just to keep things interesting.

We spent yesterday morning taking moulds of our kidlets hands and feet for their walls and eventually memory boxes. Their little hands look so cute in plaster.

This past week I was so good with exercise. I did light weight training (or resistant) twice for each body part and got 3 cardio sessions in. Goal this week is to improve on the cardio sessions. Finding time is always hard, so if my body lets me, I will drag it out of bed at 6am (ish) and jump on the treadmill or possibly walk to the beach (if the weather is nice). Wish me luck!

SYL