Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I did it

I finally did my first run this year (yesterday). Legs are extremely sore today. Thanks for checking on me WWAngel. I'm trying to decide on a running event to enter this year to keep me on task.

It is amazing how a few days of eating carbs makes the scales jump up... not good. I see why consolidation is so important. Not that I'm close to my goal or Dukan true weight yet... I just seem to be on a constant 2 steps forward, 1 step back regime. Maybe I'm trying too hard and should just stop where I am. I'm not overweight anymore and although I'm not skinny skinny I'm ok.... something to ponder.

I've not bought any protein bars this week and I'm not letting myself have cheese (or one slice max) so we'll see if that makes a difference. I'm waiting on the results of Charlotte (and others) yoghurt test to see if I need to put that into my daily diet too.

What have you guys done to get through plateaus?
ZG

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Oopsy daisy

Three days of carbs and sugar... not feeling so good and tomorrow will be sucky when the sugar headache arrives. Sigh. Why do I do this to myself???

Check with me tomorrow WWAngel. I'm GOING to get up and do my run! Otherwise, permission to kick my sorry (saggy) butt.

ZG

Monday, January 23, 2012

Scales aren't moving

Well the scales have stayed the same for the past 4 days... I'm either eating too much of something (perhaps the cheese I've been sneaking in) or my body is holding onto the rest of the fat for dear life. I think I'll try dropping the cheese and see how that helps!

I'm away with my bestie (and our babies) for a few days (YAY) and trying really hard to stick to the plan. We did well tonight, although I feel like I ate a whole green bean plant, I had that many!!

I went for a buggy walk today! I like your ideas WWANGEL. I need to make a plan and just do it. Will make my plan when I get home from Auckland and stick to it!!! Thanks for the encouragement.

See ya later
ZG

Friday, January 20, 2012

Crawling baby alert

And she's crawling... gate is up on the stairs, house is pretty much baby proof except for the power cables which is her favourite toy at the moment. What is so exciting about a white cable anyway? oh, and the cats tail?

Yesterday I turned an old pair of denim jeans into a bag, that was fun!! I love bags.

Food has been fine. I did have the tiniest sliver of a cake I made today. Not even a mouthful. My first sugar in 20 days.

Exercise hasn't happened yet. Motivate me someone!!!!
ZG

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Mini whoosh

Mini whoosh on the scales this morning :-) makes my day a bit brighter!! I made another excuse this morning and didn't get up to do my run. Why do I have such a hard job motivating myself to exercise? My excuses used to be about dieting, but I seem to have conquered that now. Perhaps exercise is the next thing I need to work hard at.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Battle

I've decided that the longer the fat has been on my body the harder the battle to get it off will be. I've pretty much lost down to the weight I was a few years ago, which is still well above my goal and true weight. But this fat has been with me so long it's hanging on by it's fingertips and it's going to take some consistent encouragement to get it off. I pulled out some of my skinny clothes today and have squeezed into them. I can't wait til they are fitting nicely again.

A gorgeous sunny day in the north of New Zealand today. About time! This has been the worst summer in a long time. I think I might sit in my swing seat on the deck and read for a few minutes while Miss 8 months is happy!

Happy dukaning. Must try those tea eggs sometime.
ZG

Monday, January 16, 2012

Weight loss stall

SUNDAY
Tried to blog but something isn't connecting. This morning my weight was disappointing. Back up to the same as the start of the week. WHAT THE? I didn't think I'd done that badly... It's so hard to work out when I'm actually sticking to the plan. I'm not going to let this sway me, I'm determined to reach my next goal and soon.

Tomorrow my bestie and her family are visiting (they don't live close enough for us to see each other much more than once a month and come August they'll be in China, which is a tad further). I'm very excited. Our kids are similar ages and the sun is meant to be shining. Can't wait.

MONDAY
Fantastic day with friends!
Weight down a teeny bit today, wish it were more. Feel like my weight loss is stalled.
Time to start running again
Hope everyone is well
ZG

Saturday, January 14, 2012

a wee bit wet

I'm home from our camping adventures... sadly the wind and rain battered us a bit and little Miss 8 months decided to wake up numerous times last night - ouch! And in a camp ground, sound travels really well and in a tent crying is piercing!

BUT I kept to my diet really well :-) All meat and no bread makes me a happy girl. I did use a few protein bars and probably ate a few too many sausages, so I guess tomorrow's weigh in will show me how well I really did.

Hubby and I also celebrated our 16 year wedding anniversary while camping. I'm a very lucky girl, I found me a keeper. I fell in love with him on sight at 15 and we have such a cool life together. I'm very happy and look forward to the next 16 years (plus) with him!

See ya later
ZG

(photo: 16 years ago)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

off camping

I'm off camping again with the family tomorrow. This time I've planned all my meals and I'm going to endeavour to stick to the diet. My hubby is motivated by my weight loss so has changed his diet to remove sugar and refined carbs, I'm really proud of him.

See you in a few days
ZG

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Another leap down

The scales jumped down another 500g (1 lb) today (WHAT THE?) again I don't believe it... how could I have lost that much in one day? How come this didn't happen last year? I've not even exercised in weeks... I'm not complaining, it's just soooo great that I'm having a hard job believing my scales!!

I'm not even sticking strictly to Dukan... I'm having protein powder (just not enough meat in the house) and a reasonable amount of fat (but that's because I'm still breast feeding my baby and you really need fats in your milk). I'm even having an occasional atkins bar. I guess if all this works for me, then I should be jumping for joy!!! Next goal here I come!!!!!

My food yesterday for those interested:
Breakfast: 3 eggs (yolks and all)
Snack: atkins protein bar
Lunch: Left over dinner (lasagna made with beef mince, tomatoes, cheese and thin egg omelettes (instead of pasta)
Snack: protein powder with a bit of milk
Dinner: the rest of left over dinner
Snack: bit of cream cheese mixed with splenda and cinnamon

As you can see, I also eat quite a bit :-)
Cuppa tea time.... see ya later
ZG

Monday, January 9, 2012

Goal 2 achieved!!

Well the scales said 57kg again this morning. YAY. I've reached my second goal. It's taken quite a few months of yo-yoing to reach this goal, but I've finally cracked it... now onwards to goal 3.

Question for those doing Consolidation... Does it have to be bread you can have once or twice a day or can you substitute that for something... I've gone without bread so long now, I don't even want it anymore. I'm much rather eat some pasta or rice with my dinner. (I know I'm a little way off consolidation, but I thought I'd check).

Did you know that losing weight is 80% food and only 20% exercise! I don't feel quite so bad about doing NO exercise this week (yet I still lost HEAPS). Wish the rain would leave so I could get out with my iphone (my excuse for not running in the rain).

Goal for the week: don't let big loss on scale go to head and feel too relaxed and let cheat food slip in.

See ya later
ZG

Sunday, January 8, 2012

End of week 1 - attempt 2

On New Years Eve I weighed 60kg and today the scales say 57kg . . . very hard to believe I've lost 3kg (6.6 lbs) in one week, I didn't even do that when I started Dukan the first time back in October... It's safe to say I don't actually believe the scales today, so I'll wait until tomorrow to update my goals (as 57kg is my next goal). Then I'll get excited :-)

It's mid summer in New Zealand and it WON'T STOP RAINING... it's verging on depressing! It's been so long since I've done one of my couch25k runs that I'll probably have to start at week 1 again! We also have two grumpy, house-bound, kids. . . Hubby and I are suffering cabin fever.

On the good side, my green beans are growing like crazy and I'm having them for dinner every night for dinner - yum. And cucumbers are producing so many I'm eating them every day for lunch. I love my vege garden!!

I've just about finished my 'bucket list' for 2012. I've stolen Flamidwyfe's idea, as New Years Resolutions never seem to happen, so perhaps I'll have better luck with a Bucket List :-)

See ya later
ZG

PHOTO: Mr 3 at the Zoo this week

Friday, January 6, 2012

Swimming

Finally the numbers are starting to go down again on the scale. Weighing myself daily is so much more motivational than I realised. Why wasn't I doing this last year???

Today the sun was shining (yay) so we went down to the beach (10 min walk) and swam in the late afternoon. Our beach is really shallow and the tide has to creep a long way up the hot sand to the beach, which makes it super warm on high tide afternoons. My son and I had a great time splashing and relaxing in the water. Miss 8 months wasn't so keen.

Yesterday we went to the zoo, a first for Mr 3 (nearly 4). It was fun to see his expression when seeing the huge animals for the first time. Probably a bit overwhelming for him too. I was so proud of myself. I managed to pack a dukan friendly lunch.

Sad thing about walking around the zoo all day, it's aggravated my hernia, so I'll have to take it easy for a few days. I'm hoping to get back into my running next week.

See ya later
ZG

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

I'm watching FRIENDS for like the millionth time. But I still love it.

The weather still SUCKS in New Zealand. WHERE IS OUR SUMMER? So exercise once again didn't happen. Unfortunately it's too easy for the weather to give me an excuse, especially since I don't want to kill my iphone by getting it wet (I need it for my running program).

Food on the other hand has gone well. Just gets a little boring, that's my only complaint. But I can handle boring food if it gets me skinner :-)

ZG

Monday, January 2, 2012

Green Beans

I had green beans out of my garden tonight. . . soooo yummy! I also had some cucumber from my garden today. Yum yum yum. I love having a vege garden.

My weight jumped down a kg this morning, which I don't actually believe, so tomorrow's weigh-in will be interesting. I thought weighing myself every day would discourage me on the diet, but so far it's having the opposite effect.

I tried to tidy up and declutter today, I have so much stuff. It's going to take a few days/weeks but I really want to cull some stuff. I'm a bit of a horder though and have boxes of 'memories' that I just don't know what to do with. For example, I kept all the letters my hubby wrote me as we were going out at school. I have little things he gave me. I don't really want to chuck them, but then I have to store them. What do you guys do?

Arghhhh craving chocolate right now. Lucky there is none in the house. Might go eat some chicken.
See ya later
ZG

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Attempt 2 begins.
For week one I'm even weighing myself everyday, just to watch what my weight loss pattern is.

Today has gone okay. My head is starting to hurt with the sugar headache. Probably should down another glass of water, although I feel like my insides are swimming already.

I'm working on a Bucket List for 2012 (instead of new years resolutions). . . I'm finding it hard to think of things to fill it with as I've pretty much tried everything I've ever wanted to do and can't afford to travel to places I want to go yet. If I won lotto I'd love to ride on the top 10 roller coasters in the world. I LOVE roller coasters.

I'm a very crafty person, so have done all sorts of crafts over my years. At the moment I'm really into sewing (probably because I have a little girl to sew for). I also love to write (fiction) so want to write another novel this year. And hopefully later this year, my best friend, Melissa, and I will self publish a YA book we wrote a few years ago. Melissa self published her first two books last year and they are AWESOME (just in case you are looking for a holiday read): Golden Blood

Hopefully it's not raining tomorrow as I'd like to start my running again.
See you all soon back blogging I hope
ZG