Wednesday, September 21, 2011

We have a loss

After sitting at a weight of 76kgs - 77.5kgs since April we finally have a weight that is under that. My plateau is broken. From last Monday to Thursday (was unaware that weigh in day was Wednesday) I lost 0.7kgs - Yay....!!! Woot woot....!!!!! From Thursday to today I have lost 0.9kgs. So I have lost a total of 1.6kgs. I am stoked. That means I now weigh 75.8. Woo hoo....!!! I am super duper excited. Bring it baby.

I must admit that it is a major adjustment to drop the calories down to 1200 a day. To snack or not to snack - which in the end would bring the total down again. I, unfortunately, cannot drop down to about 900-1000 calories a day. Physically impossible for me.

Another thing I am missing is a Polar. I refuse to buy one. Why....??? Because I refuse to let calories rule my life. I do enough exercise in my day - 30min walk first thing every morning, plus four sessions of 1hr Zumba - to warrant not getting one. Plus I truly don't want to spend the money. Anyone want to give me one...?? No didn't think so LOL. Truly I do refuse to let this rule my life, I have three kids that take up too much of my time to have another obsession to replace the food that I am trying to cut out. So that said - I say bravo to all of you who have the time and the patience to do the counting.

Hope you are all doing well on the challenge. If you are not doing the challenge - hope you are still enjoying my silly little rambling.


Friday, September 16, 2011

Blogging Challenge

I’m taking part in Kath’s blogging challenge:

1. Describe yourself in 25 words or less. You can get straight to the point – or bring your creativity into play.
Outgoing but shy. Whimsical but committed. Determined but laid back.

2. What brings you to 12wbt? Getting fitter? Losing weight? (Gaining weight??) Are you first timer, a repeat offender??
This is my first 12WBT. I did a challenge at the start of the year - that I won through my Zumba class. I had much success but I hit a stalemate. I stayed at that weight from then til now - so 5 mths. I want to get to under 70kgs and down at a size 12 again. I like clothes so I want to start wearing nice clothes instead of bumming in my trackies and jeans all the time.

3. Why do you blog??
I like people knowing what I am doing. In fact I have about 6 blogs that I manage. I am a blogaholic. On your blog you can kind of speak your mind. You think something and it writes itself - if that makes any sense at all.

4. Who is your biggest inspiration in life and why (doesn’t have to be weight loss):
I would have to say my inspiration is Zuzana at Bodyrock. She is dedicated to helping people stay in shape or get the desired shape for less than 30mins workout a day. I love her workouts. They kill but are so good.

5. What things in life bring you the most joy?
That one isn't very hard. My kids. When they achieve something it brings joy to my heart. They are my greatest creation and I wouldn't put them after anything.

6.What do you think your greatest challenge is going to be this round?
Running. I don't run. I can't do it. I have never ever been a runner. Not even in my teenage years playing netball and basketball. So yeah that would be it.

7. What are you most excited about 12wbt?
Getting to my goal. Being successful.

8. And what scares the pants off you?

Achieving my goal and then falling off the wagon with food etc.

9. Tell me – right now – today – how do you feel about exercise in no more than 10 words:

Worth the pain.

10. Complete this sentence – in 12 weeks time – on the last day of 12wbt I am going to be feeling:

Excited. Proud. Skinny.

Thanks for the challenge Kath.

Friday, September 9, 2011


Hey my sweets.

Just an update. That is all. Put on weight. Grrrrrr....!!!! I know why but not telling you all lol. Ready to start the 12WBT. Bring it.

Current weight today is 77.8kgs but will weigh myself again on Monday. Will do measurements, and before photos on Sunday. Looking forward to playing. The food looks awesome but I can't print off the menu and the shopping list. Grrrrr...!!! Won't even work if I copy and paste - no matter.

Will let you know my cms and {maybe} show you my before pics on Monday. Until then.