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.

Pre season task 8

The last pre season task was taking my measurements. I wasn't looking forward to this all that much. I know it will be great to be able to see the numbers change but this was actually harder for me than taking the photo.
Anyway here's the results for the 10/9/11:

Chest - 99cm
Waist - 102cm
Widest (hips) - 104cm
R thigh - 62cm
L thigh - 60cm

I look forward to not seeing these numbers again. Next measurement update will be in week 4

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Food shopping time

Week 1

The first official week has opened early so we can get ready, so I've been working out my weekly shopping list.
I've gone through the menu plan for next week and I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised.

I was expecting to not like a lot of the recipes but I think there are only a couple I'm not to sure on. I'll be substituting anything that has fish with chicken (I just can't do seafood) but I'll have a go at everything else (although I will have a back up plan ready for a couple of things, mainly anything with spinach)

I've written down the workout plan, of course sticking to it is going to be interesting but I'll see how I go. I'm kind of looking forward to the fitness test, except for the 1km job because I'm not sure where I'm going to do it. I'm guessing I might just make it into intermediate but I'm not sure.

I'm also excited to find out about the mindset lessons, I think these are a great addition to the program. I've been on other weight loss programs and this is the first one I've seen with kind of thing.

I'm doing my stats (the last pre season task) tomorrow so I'll up date on that then.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Happy happy joy joy

Yay I hit my first mini goal today, 3kg lost before the 12wbt starts.

My official weigh in day isn't until sat but I like to check on Wednesdays to see if I'm on track.

I haven't been going as well with the exercise as I would like. I did some dancing on the Wii on Monday, only burnt 200 cal but I look at that as being better than nothing. Yesterday I didn't get home until almost 7 so I ate and then studied from 7.30 until 9.

The cafe I work at has just been sold (I knew it was going to happen but the sale finally went through yesterday) and working with the new owner is a bit of a nightmare. She's a lovely person but has no idea what she's doing and her English is very poor which is making it hard to teach her. I'm focusing on not reaching for comfort foods when it starts to stress me out.

After next week I'll be moving to another store so that will make things easier.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Kitchen makeover and diary time

Pre season 6 & 7

Time for a bit of catch up.

First the kitchen make over. This was one task I had no worries about. I don't usually keep bad foods in the house, we eat it as we buy it so there wasn't much to get rid of and I was looking forward to seeing what other things I could be buying.

The one thing I was said to see go was my muesli bars. But I'm going to look into alternatives I can make myself.

Task 7 is Organise and diarise.

This is another one I had already started. Now I'm studying I really need to keep things in order so I already have a diary with assignment dates and things in it so I've added my 12wbt stuff to that.

I'm adding in training sessions week by week and changing things up depending on how I go. Shopping will be done mostly on Sundays, unless OH is working. I'll also start to plan out my weekly dinners so I don't get home and go "I've got nothing to cook" "I don't know what I want" as I know I will.

And now for a weekend update.

I cooked a kangaroo roast last night for dinner and actually enjoyed it.
I really never thought anyone would get me to even try kangaroo let alone cook it. I'll admit I'm proud of myself.
OH wasn't all that impressed, he said he will eat it but he still prefers beef and so do I but kangaroo is higher in protein and lower in fat and cholesterol compared to lamb or beef. So while I'm not cutting out beef it gives me a little more variety in my meals.