Tuesday, November 29, 2011

How I am going ....

Really great.

Another successful week and I'm down another 500gms. I'm really starting to feel it and "see" it now. It's such a wonderful feeling. I'm finally winning.

The incredible thing is that I've lost all cravings. I've been around food that I've never been able to turn down before and now I don't even look at them or am interested in them. We've had morning teas and several christmas functions and I am able to say no. At work I use to always be picking at food during the day - not any more.

The energy I have is great. I'm no longer lethargic. I no longer feel bloatey. I feel so healthy and I know its only going to keep getting better. I haven't had an asthma attack for over a year, but now I don't even suffer from shortness of breath after a brisk walk. A couple of months ago I use to be stuffed after hanging out the washing - how bad is that. It's great to see the ole Lee-Anne returning.

I've learnt that eggs are my friend. I keep hardboiled eggs in the fridge. Frankfurters too.
Breakfast is normally a couple of eggs and a slice of cheese. If I feel like eating again before lunch then I'll have a frankfurter. Lunch is normally salad or veges with chicken, fish etc. and dinner is basically the same. But I find that dinner is a lot smaller as I don't feel like eating as much. Anyone who knows me knows I love my vino. I still have my wine, not as much, but if I feel like a glass I'll have a glass. I know if I eliminated alcohol the weight will come off faster but I like my wine. Fullstop.

Mr T is noticing it too. He says its coming off my face and round my waist. He's also noticed how much more I'm doing and how much energy I have. He is however concerned about the boobies downsizing.

Lynda has some great links and ideas on her blog -definitely worth checking out.

We had a very busy weekend - but that's the next post. Hopefully I'll get the photos loaded on to my laptop tonight.

Catch ya all then.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Don't you ever give up . . . .

Mr T and I are having a blissful week this week. I shouldn't really say that but Josh is off at school camp this week and I'm just enjoying coming home and not having to rush to get dinner on, do the washing, tidying etc, etc ... and hearing my name 100 times - sheesh.

So just quickly - I lost 1.2 kgs the week before last and this past week 400 gms. That is great because last week I knew TOM was nearly upon me. For the first three days every morning I had lost 3 or 400 gms - then on the fourth UP she went and kept on going till the seventh day and down she came. It's amazing how much you gain over this time. Normally for me it can be anywhere between 1 - 2 kgs.

A couple of nights ago I was sitting out on the deck having a glass of wine and just reflecting. I was feeling a bit so so because I was thinking it's going to take me FOREVER to lose this weight. Then I told myself DON'T YOU EVER GIVE UP. It was almost like I was talking myself into a reason for giving up. So I snapped myself out of it. I am so impatient and bloody lazy. I want it all to fall off right now. It went on over time, so it's coming off over time. End of story.

This is what happens when I give up. This is about a three years ago and when I saw this photo I wanted to cry. I also wanted to delete it. But I didn't and I started over again. I'm not getting back to that size again.

I'm daily weigher and always will be. This keeps me accountable. The day I stop weighing is the day I give up, don't care and head back to that person above. Unhappy and miserable inside.

Since I've been low carbing, I'm dropping weight slowly. It is going down. I weigh myself every morning and get a buzz - even if it's the same or down a 100 gms or even up. I'm finding I'm not craving carbs. I'm not missing bread or potatoes. My appetite has diminished.

When I married Mr T I was 73 kgs. I'm nearly there again.

It feels so good ....

So I'm never going to give up and NEITHER WILL YOU!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Changing . . .

I'm starting to notice the little changes. I'm feeling "smaller" all the time. My clothes aren't quite so snuggly, I haven't been bloatey at all. The scales are down 1.8kg!!!! I'm feeling really positive. I've been low carbing for about three weeks now but it was only last week that I really made that conscious effort to cut out breads, crackers, cereal and potatoes from my diet. Prior to that I'd lost about 1 kg.

I'm not missing the carbs. For the first time that I can ever remember on Friday when we stopped for drinks at work and the chippies came out, I never even gave them a second thought, not one passed my lips. NSV for me. I mean how many of us refuse chips and dip when they're placed right in front of you. I could never resist that's for sure. Even if I wasn't hungry I'd still reach for a handful out of habit.

My appetite has decreased. I don't feel hungry. I'm starting to feel that I'm going to win this battle. I'm looking forward to summer and to wearing clothes that I haven't been able to fit into for a few years. It's all looking good.

Do you get the feeling I'm on a bit of a high, lol.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

OMG!!!! I just have to share this .....

This still sends shivers up my spine just thinking about it.

The photo was taken at the entrance to Katlian Bay at the end of the road in Sitka , Alaska ....
The whale is coming up to scoop up a mouthful of herring......... (the small fish seen at the surface around the kayak). The kayaker is a local Sitka Dentist. He apparently didnt sustain any injuries from the terrifying experience. The whale was just around the corner from the ferry terminal, and all the kayaker could think at that moment in time was: "Paddle Man - really fast!"

The whale's mouth is fully open with the bottom half under the boat. If the whale had closed his mouth before he furiously paddled away - He might have been LUNCH!!! Look at the picture again - He is in the whale's MOUTH!

Talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Brrrrrrr....

So my apologies for slacking again. So many things just happening at once and not much spare time.

I've had good and bad days as far as eating goes. Those bad days are when I run out of time and don't get a chance to plan AHEAD. Overall though I am being conscious of what I am eating and try to make the best choices.

I've been low carbing for a week and I'm hoping it's going to help make a bit of a difference as I've been feeling a bit bloatey and blah. Awful feeling. I'm not a breakfast person but I've found that a couple of hard boiled eggs in the morning works great for me and I try to keep some protein snacks in the fridge at work and home like cheese sticks, frankfurters or even tiny peanut snack packs. The trick is to eat slowly. Somehow it makes me feel fuller for longer.

Lynda has lots of good advice on her blog at the moment for low carbing which is really helpful.

Next week I'm going to make myself get to the pool three days a week. I have just got to shift some of this weight from my chest and waist. I'm so unfit. Once I start I will be fine. I know it.

We went camping over Labour Weekend. There was a few of us that went and we had such a fantastic time. We really needed a break and it was just what we needed. Beautiful weather, lots of seafood and plenty of FISH. Someone caught lots of fish which upset Mr T because he wasn't even getting nibbles. Next time I told him I would teach him how to fish. Oops - did I say that out loud. Ha, ha.

November is a full month. We only have one free weekend and I want it to be fine as I want to tidy up the section before Christmas. We've had a new fence and gate put up out the back because while the pool is enclosed and can be locked, it's mostly left open in summer because it gets a lot of use and now with both grandies mobile I wanted it a lot more safer. We've also put Josh's slider in so he can now use his deck. I'm so looking forward to summer, it's already a lot warmer and I'm able to have my morning cuppa out on the deck.

I've got a new camera and lots of photos to share. So will do a photo post very soon.

In the meantime I better go finish off the last minute things I need to do for an Award Ceremony tonight. Catch you soon.


Happy . . .

Life is great, things are going way better than expected ( I hope I don't bloody jinx it)  we are good, we are happy, we are relaxed....