Sunday, April 27, 2008

More walking

Today I continued on my renewed effort to lose weight. As I generally feel guilty leaving the pooches at home I decided to walk them all separately giving them some mummy time and mummy so good exercise. We have a couple of different routes with which to shake it up, Becky being the smaller of the 3 got a 1.6 km walk around our block. And Molly and Humphrey both got the longer walks of 2.25kms and Humphrey got a 2.3km walk.

Yesterdays C25K was actually 2.3kms of intervals, so over the weekend all in all a good amount of walking I think. So if I can keep up this walking of the dogs separately I should be able to make a dent in those thighs of mine as well as that 98cm waist measurement :O

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Don't Judge Me BUT

Ok, I am the first to admit that I can find an excuse to NOT do something. That something has been dieting (healthy eating) but again I have failed myself. The next has been exercise (in any form). I wanted to start running but never got off my arse to do it. It sounded great in theory but practically not going to happen. What happened to that spark I had 12 months ago? I WANT to lose weight but my WANT has turned into a NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT. I am struggling to keep my head above water now. Between the need to have a child, stress over money, need to lose weight, I'm drowning. It's funny but I think it all stems from the childless thing. How will I come to grips with it? I don't know but I do know that if I do not lose some or all of this weight I am probably pushing shit up hill. Even with adoption you have to be in the healthy weight range and I am nothing like it. I can't weigh myself as the scales have decided to give up the ghost which isn't a bad thing altogether I guess. I have a confession to make as well. Kerryn are you sitting down? I went and brought Medislim. I haven't been able to stick to it but I blame you for that, you taught me how to eat healthy and now my brain is stopping me from doing it. I had one drink on Thursday morning, had half a protein bar for morning tea but the thought of having another shake at lunch just wouldn't cut it. I need FOOD. I have a weeks worth of product so will use it for a week, (I'll try anyway) and then that's it.

I also didn't do the C25K either but did try it this morning. I was going ok but couldn't run the last 2 intervals and I think about 3 of the others I couldn't run the whole 60 seconds but possibly did at least 45 seconds of those ones. On the up side I did run, I think 3 whole intervals or maybe it was 4 but that's an improvement on NONE. I not only could not breath, which I find essential, but i had like a stress headache at the back of my head, like too much blood was running and I thought I could have had a stroke. Well I could have! So I felt unsure of running when it felt like my head was going to explode. My heart rate monitor got to 94% so think that even though I didn't do it all by the book I must have worked.

So that's one day down, the podcast advises 3 times a week with a day break in between. So will try just to get out and walk at least on the other days.

Found this on a friends blog for all you coffee addicts

The Caffeine Click Test - How Caffeinated Are You?
Created by OnePlusYou

Monday, April 14, 2008


It was a small town and the patrolman was making his evening rounds.
As he was checking a used car lot, he came upon?two little old ladies sitting in a used?car.
He stopped and asked them why they were sitting there in the car. Were they trying to steal it?
"Heavens no, we bought?it."
"Then why don't you drive it away."
We can't drive."
Then why did you buy it?"
"We were told that if we bought a Used car here we'd get screwed we're just waiting.


Thursday, April 10, 2008


I just wanted to say thanks for the comments on the running and the links. I also let my fingers do the walking last night on the internet and came up with the C25K - Couch to 5k it even has a podcast of a guy telling you when to run and when to walk, so have downloaded to my ipod shuffle week one and I'll be off and running hopefully shortly. Dazza even piped in to say that I had better get him an ipod so that he can do it too! I may have my running partner after all. Although I know that won't last. I also keep having a recurring dream that I am weighed and I am at 66.1kg. One where I am weighing myself and another where I am on a ride and it goes through a weigh bridge of sorts, similar to those you pass on the highway for speed. hey maybe its my mind putting it out to the universe that I am that size and its going to bring it to me, I read that in The Secret the other day and thought, what a crock of sh*t, but maybe my mind has taken over................

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Just a short update

Kristy has asked me about my 'RSI' and how its going so thought better to answer it here since maybe others could use the information.

Well Kristy, I still have the condition however not as bad, actually almost gone. I have been seeing an Osteopath as Kek had suggested and after the first visit I really felt a difference. However not all session have had the same result. Slowly but surely I am getting to the end of the soreness and will probably go back to full hours next week. The RTW officer also raised my desk at work so that my back is straighter, I have a 'Evoluent' mouse for my right hand but did the same as you are doing by using my left hand for mousing for a long time until my symptoms reduced in my right. All I can say is that you will need to rest it and that means not inflaming the tendons in your wrist so you may not be able to do weights with that hand. But again it would be better to see someone like an Osteopath and they will be able to walk you through the do and don'ts.

Hope this helps and that it gets better real soon. Thanks for all the info you have passed onto me also with the running :)

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

This will sound strange but

I've been day dreaming, sort of. I would really like to learn to jog/run but really do have trouble with the breathing/heaving thing, but even today when walking to the train station I could have just about broken out into a run. Sounds silly doesn't it? I think allot of my resistance to jogging/running is how silly I actually look. I sometimes think when I do give it a go that I'm just stupid as I just can't do it!

But watching the Biggest Loser tonight and hearing Alison say that once she had the weight back on (in sand bags in her backpack) that she felt all of her original emotions coming back. IE I can't do this, this is too hard, I'm just stupid, just give it up, you can't do it. I realised that these are things that I say to myself. But lately my mind has been playing tricks on me, making me think that I can do it and feeling like breaking into the run. I start to do it and then realise that 'what am I doing? you can't do this' and then I'm back to walking and eating chips.

I am my own worst enemy, I don't need others to make me feel bad, I do a great job of my own. I really don't have a great deal of friends and the one that I did have, have now slowly had kids and due to my lack of being able to have them, I have slowly drifted away from them without them noticing, therefore have a lack of friends or people to have like a running buddy to keep me on track. I am not one to be motivated by chats on the email to keep me in check as I can lie like the best of them, but don't know what else I can do. I will have to try and make a commitment to myself to try and run each night. I know all about the walk/run thing, try up to the light pole and walk a light pole but, after one night it's all out the window. God I wish I could do this!

Monday, April 07, 2008


I have decided to give this food and exercise thing another go, I usually fail miserably at it but thought what the heck, what do I have to lose - except of course some weight.

Yesterday I cooked my lunch for the week, I know you will all be say, the same thing for the whole week, but yes this is true. It's not all that bad as I really like soup so here is a picture of the 'Creamy Chicken & Vegetable Soup' from my Symply Too Good To be True 5 cook book. It smelt a bit sweet when I was cooking it and thought that I was a little unsure but its fine.
Nutritional Info:
Total 2.4g
Sat 0.9g
Fibre: 3.3g
Protein: 18.8g
Carbs: 19.9g
Sugar: 8.1g
Sodium: 112mg
Kilojoules: 743
Cals: 177
Gi Rating: Low

I also went out and brought me some new Pink shoes and handbag to match. I think now I can wear my favorite colour- Black- and just mix it up with different accessories, I also brought red shoes but they are a picture for another day, still have to get me a red bag. Dazza thinks that I can just add colour by wearing 'colourful socks' with my outfits. Hhhhmmmmmmm there is a reason why men don't buy their own clothes????

So now for the big reveal of weight - don't you like how I have tucked it away where no one should see it? 90.5 kilo's this morning. That's after 1 coffee and being 'that time of the month'. Hopefully there is only 1 way from here and that's down not up.