Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Losing . . .

I am indeed. Two weeks and I’m down 1.6 kg. It feels great.

The first week I mucked around a bit and only lost 200gms but I knuckled down last week and received a 1.4kg loss.

I’ve struggled a bit (still) with portion sizes and have to exert some willpower, but now I’m finding that no matter how hungry I feel before eating, it doesn’t take long before I feel full and satisfied therefore I am slowly adapting to smaller portion sizes. Learning when to stop is something I’m consciously working on. The reward is not having to deal with an overfull or bloaty tummy.

For Mothers’ Day I treated myself to some new weightwatchers scales. I should of done it awhile ago. The other ones had got some moisture inside and wasn’t showing the numbers properly, plus they’d take forever to show the numbers. So now I’ve got a more faster, accurate set of scales, it’s encouraging me to be more focused and on top of what goes in my mouth.

I also got a new pedometer. That’s been a bit enlighting. How sedentary I’ve become. I’m lucky if I can clock up 5,000 steps in a day. While I’m not stressing out about it I am finding ways of trying to add more steps into my day. The days are shorter and its getting dark really early which cancels out a walk after work. But I’ll figure something out.

I’ve taken control back of my life. I’m back to not sweating the small stuff. I’m looking after myself again and the flow on effect has been almost instantaneous. When I’m happy, Mr T is happy, the kids are happy, everything flows more steadily, there’s more laughter and smiles, more hugs and kisses and a lot less stress. Why is it so easy for woman to forget this.

Despite the gloomy clouds outside the future is looking decidedly rosier.

Ciao xxx

Thursday, May 5, 2011

1,2,3 ... ignition

I think I'm switched on again because I'm feeling really good. The best in ages.

I still haven't had a chance to properly go through the pro plan so I'm being a bit cautious.

I had peaches for brekkie, ww chicken fettucine for lunch and grilled fish and salad for dinner.

My total steps for the day were 5,775. To be honest, I was expecting a bit less. Now I will make sure that I push myself that little bit harder each day.

This weekend I'm going to treat myself to some new scales. Even though I've changed the batteries a few times it's not showing up the whole numbers, so it could be a 1 or it could be a 7.

My grandbabies are lovely and growing everyday. Just little treasures.

But ...

How did my little Angel go from this ...






to this...




Guess who found the talcum powder. OMG you have to laugh. Especially as I wasn't the one who had to clean up. I am SO enjoying being a Nana.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Reasons ....

I'm liking being back blogging. I need it.

My reasons why I need to look after myself.

My grandbabies. I'd forgotten just how 24/7 littlies are. I'm totally stuffed after we've had them for the weekend. I need more energy and I need to get fit because we're going to have them as much as we can and no. 3 is in the planning stage.

Health & wellbeing. Up until the past 18 months I've never been sick. I have a real bad dose of flu about once a decade and that's about it. Now I'm on so much medication I hate it. I have high blood pressure, asthma, allergies, hot flushes. I'm pretty sure all this medication isn't helping any weightloss. So I'm hopeful if I can lose weight i can lose some of these pills. My self image has taken a beating because I'm been feeling so blah. I'm over too snugly clothes.

My vanity. Next February I turn 50. I'm not worried about turning 50, I've lived a very full life and experienced many things. But I would rather be a healthy, sexy 50. I want people to say I don't look anywhere near 50. I want people to think I'm in my 40's not my 50's. So yes, I do have a vain streak.

And those are my reasons.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Hello .....

I've been gone awhile.

I've been stressed, depressed, sick and I just wanted to shut down. I didn't want to deal with anything and I didn't have anything nice to say.

But I'm back.

Not fully "onfire" as yet but I have to start somewhere. I'm at least ready to start again.

I've just rejoined weightwatchers online and trying to get my head around it. At lunchtime I've got to buy Josh some more soccer boots so I'll grab myself a new pedometer.

Back after lunch.

Well I've got my new pedometer. Been wearing it since half past two. Not looking flash so far but its going to tell me exactly how sedentary I've become so I know how hard I'm going to have to work.

Still can't quite get my head around the pro points but will call in to the supermarket on the way home and get some fresh fruit and veges.

Looking forward to getting my life back on track.

Ciao

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