Saturday, December 31, 2011

Starting over!

Well the damage is worse than I'd hoped.... I've gained 2-3kg back this month. It's no surprise of course as I've practically eaten everything naughty possible, and instead of relieving my cravings it made me feel like crap.

I'm actually looking forward to starting again tomorrow and getting back into eating the Dukan way. What I'm not looking forward to is the sugar headache I'll get for a day or two. I wonder if anyone has had any luck with avoiding this? I'll try fill my body with water in case that helps.

I have a school reunion in April, I'm hoping that will also be some added motivation to get to my goal finally.
And I really want to complete my 'couch to 5k'. There's a few goals for 2012 (4 hours away in New Zealand).

Happy New Year, Dukan Friends, hope we all reach our goals in 2012.

PS. My little girl is well again, but that was a long hard week (yes that photo is my cheeky monkey).

Monday, December 26, 2011

Day 121 ~ sick baby

I was so ready to start back on Dukan seriously today but then on Christmas Eve my little girl started running a fever. She's still unwell and the Dr doesn't know why. I'm a bit of an emotional wreck and food is the last thing I want to think about, so I'm just surviving.

I'll be back when everyone is well.
Hope you are all having a lovely family filled Christmas season.
ZG

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Day 117 ~ camping fallout

So while camping I tried to stick to protein but it became really difficult soooo I fell and fell hard. Today I'm attacking and after Christmas I'll start afresh and get serious again. Blogging daily again and sticking firmly to the plan. Also now the weather has fined up again, I must get back into my running.

Hubby is a teacher and is on holiday for the next month (yay) so we'll be doing lots around the house and hopefully camping a few more times.

If I'm not back before Boxing day. Have an AWESOME Christmas everyone and remember the reason for the season!!!
ZG

(photo = my little girl inside our tent)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Day 113 ~ staying still

Well my weight seems to be at a standstill. I haven't been super strict so I can see why. I think I'll just do the best I can til after Christmas then get serious again. It's just too hard at this time of year. So unless I have anything interesting to report I'll see you on Boxing Day when I attack again! Merry Christmas everyone!!!!! Hope Santa is generous ;-)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Day 108 ~ oops

Sorry for not posting in so long. Everything gets so crazy at Christmas time. I want to start posting everyday again, at least til Christmas as I need to stay motivated to stay on Dukan. I seem to be taking 2 steps forward and 1 step back with weight... it's up again. But I figure so long as I keep slowly loosing, I'll get there eventually. I just need to keep at it.

It's been raining for days and days so I haven't been out running. That sounds like a lame reason but since I'm using my iPhone to help me train, I can't afford for it to get wet.... so I stay in bed and listen to the rain patter on the roof instead.

My brother came up to stay in the weekend (he lives at the other end of the country) and he's a hairdresser so cut my hair into a fancy new style. It's amazing how a haircut makes you feel so good!

Off to read some blogs for motivation
ZG

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Day 102 ~ exercise!!

Week 3, day 1 ~ couch to 5k done!!
It felt nice to run again this morning. I definitely notice more energy after my carby week though... I'm not really sure what the answer is, as I want to lose weight, Dukan definitely works but my energy levels are low. I guess I'll keep trucking along til I reach my goal then things will get better when I can add some carbs.

Was watching Rachael Ray last night and Jorge Cruise was on, talking about his diet. It sounds similar as it's lots of protein, veg but also a few carbs and no sugar. Not even substitute sugars... I think it's a diet my husband would prefer as he NEEDS a few carbs to get through a day, otherwise he says his brain is too fuzzy and he can't think. He's quite muscular so burns up the carbs pretty quick. Anyway does anyone have any thoughts of Jorge and his diet?

Family dinner tonight. Going to try really hard to stick to protein and veg. Wish me luck. I find this time of the year very hard. Usually at this time of year I put on HEAPS of weight, so I'm doing well even if I just stay the same weight.

See ya later
ZG

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Day 101 ~ bad week

My hernia has shrunk a bit and I'm feeling a bit better now. Went to see Dr and he will apply for me to get an operation on the public system in NZ (health system here quite diff to USA). They might reject me though and then I'll either have to pay or work out something else. In the meantime, however, it could be a very long wait (years). Sigh!

I haven't run since last Monday but hope to get back into it tomorrow morning. Food has been a disaster too and I'm too scared to hop on the scales again. Weighed myself in weekend and it had jumped up over half a kg. Not happy :-(

Just went shopping and bought lots of protein so hopefully that will help me climb onto the wagon again. I've definitely been going up and down a bit lately with Dukan, but at least I'm still doing it, not like other diets that I've quit after a certain amount of time. This time I'm in it for life. No more excuses. No more being fat.

Right, off to read everyone else's blogs.
ZG