Sunday, October 16, 2011

Photo woes and clothing highs

The last couple of weeks I've hated taking my weekly photo. I can see from the scales that I am still loosing (admittedly it's slowed down but it's still coming off) I'm just not seeing in the photos and it's getting frustrating.

I can see a big difference from week one to now so that is keeping me motivated. I just wish the day I can look at my photo and feel really good about it would hurry up and arrive.

I'm happy to say my size 12 jeans are fitting so much better now. I went out this weekend feeling fantastic in what I was wearing, it made a great change from feeling squished and uncomfortable.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Getting back in the groove

I broke out the crunch time DVDs this week. Feeling pretty happy with myself even though I only did two days of exercise, after all its been 2 weeks since I thought about exercising.

It was the week 4 fitness test that got my butt back into gear. I realized I'd have no change in my scores as I'd pretty much done nothing. So thats not happening for the next test.

I've also started using the iPhone app 'My fitness pal' to help keep me eating the right number of calories. It's so easy to have too many snacks or coffees and over shoot the 1200 mark. With this app I can plan my day better and treat myself without feeling guilty. Hopefully this will pay off at weigh in tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


The last two weeks have been hard. I've felt like giving up so many times.

The new cafes going ok. The works fine I just don't really like the atmosphere, it's very negative and I miss working by myself.

But I'm also finding it hard to study at the moment, I've lost the 2 hours a day of reading that I was doing at the other cafe and because I've had a couple of assignments and an essay to do I've fallen behind a little bit.

What has this to do with the 12wbt you ask? Well I haven't been on the forums, I haven't listened to the mindset lessons or the weekly video, I haven't even tried to exercise. As a result my weight hasn't changed. I'm hovering between 71.2 and 71.5 and I'm getting so frustrated.

I feel like since I moved to the new cafe everything has turned to crap.

I've made an attempt to get things back on track this week. I'm following the eating plan better this week. I made Thai chicken burgers for dinner last night. Must say I was impressed they were so easy to make and tasted great.

I've got my fingers crossed I'll have just enough of a loss this week to put me into 70.something, that would make me very happy.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Could have been worse

This week wasn't one of my best. I actually got down to 71.2 by Wednesday but put 300g back on by Saturday. So that gives me a total loss of 100g for this week.

It's still a loss so I'm not going to dwell on it. I know where I went wrong, no exercise, subway twice (sweet onion chick teriaki, I tried to be good) and Red rooster once (again I chose roasted chicken roll in an attempt to be good).

I had my back tattooed on Wednesday so I haven't been able to do much exercise due to the pain. And the stress at work was really starting to get at me.

However the good thing is my back is hurting less so I plan on getting back into the exercise on Monday and I've moved to a new cafe so no more stressing. To make things even better this cafe is much busier so I wont be tempted to snack and the stock rooms are down a flight of stairs so running up and down them all day is going to be great for my legs.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Weigh in, confessions and Week 1

I almost couldn't believe I had a loss this week, and such a good one to boot.

I didn't have as good a week as I would have liked. Stress at work and a small family crisis left me drained and I didn't follow the week one plan very well.
The main slip up came on Thursday. I got home, looked at the kitchen and though f%$# it I'm getting pizza because it's the only place that would deliver. I felt like crap but I didn't care.
I did manage to pull myself out of my funk before Friday and was back on track again.

I did go out Friday night, I had no intention of drinking but I was talked into 2 glasses of vodka and diet coke (side note vodka and diet coke, not a good combo). While I'm not happy I caved I did also do a lot of dancing and I had such a great night it was worth it. I was really happy I was able to stop at 2 drinks. Luckily the friends we went out with are very supportive of my weight loss and didn't push me to drink more.

I confess I haven't done any training this week and I've got no excuse for that. But my work hours are changing next Wednesday so that will make things a lot easier.

I also can't believe I missed the very first live chat. I was kicking myself. I've written down the date and time of the next one and come hell or high water I wont be missing it again.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Fitness test results

I finished the first fitness test last night to see which level I'm starting in.

With the cardo test I just made it into intermediate how ever the strength tests put into beginners.
I thought I would do a little better than I did so that was a disappointment but it does give me something to work towards for the week 4 re-test.

I'm struggling a little with my eating so far this week. Its that time of month so I pretty much want to eat everything in sight. I did well all day yesterday although I did cave and finish off the baked polenta chips after dinner.

I also discovered I really don't like rocket, I tried it in the salad I made for dinner last night and although I could eat it I'd rather not. So my plan is to use regular lettuce, which I know I like, instead.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

It starts

Today is the first day of the first week of the 12 Week Body Transformation and I'm excited. I've watched the video and printed all the information.

I did my shopping on Sunday, spent about $50 dollars more than usual but there are things I won't need to buy every time, like spices and pantry stuff. Really looking forward to trying some of the recipes, I already like the egg, sprout and lettuce sandwich.

I'm finally getting over my cold as well so I'll be right to do the fitness test tonight. Thanks to the forums I have a way of working out a 1km route for the run (google maps). I'm a little scared of the flexibility part, I know I need a lot of work on that hehe.

This weekend I struggled a bit on Sunday. All I wanted to do was eat, all day. I tried to keep it at least to healthy stuff and I don't think I did a bad job. I resorted to cooking baked polenta chips, I'm not sure how good or bad they are but I figured it was better than heading to Macca's. I really have to push myself harder to exercise. I've been really lazy and it's got to stop.