Tuesday, 29 January 2008
Monday, 28 January 2008
Saturday, 19 January 2008
Thursday, 17 January 2008
Oh my god........I must be getting keen! I just organised one of these exercise bikes to be delivered!
Andrew and I have chatted about it over the past few days, and in all honestly, as much as I love walking the streets, it is so so hard to get out of the house now that Andrew is back at work, due to the kids.
So, whilst I know that the world and his dog all get home fitness equipment with every good intention, and then it gathers dust, I figure that this may be my avenue to exercise that is convenient.
Lets face it, without it, any real exercise is just not going to happen with any meaningful regularity!
I am so relieved that all my hard work has paid off.
And I am happy and proud of myself. (To the point where the first thing I did when I walked out of the chemist was phone Andrew, and the second thing I did was race home to update this blog!)
And I have been fairly flexible with my eating/adherence to the Kate Morgan program. So now I know I can be that flexible and still lose. Or I can be 200% strict and lose more.
It is SUCH a good feeling...........
I spoke to Tony at length about it all this morning. He was so positive and encouraging.
He echoed a lot of my own thoughts (ones I had not verbalised to him) around how it is finally "my time". And how the mental hurdles are much more difficult than the nutritional ones. And how my biggest hurdle is most likely my fear of failure. Which I am NOT going to allow to get in my way this time...........
It really is a case of mind over matter, which is cliched for a reason........because it is true.......
Tuesday, 15 January 2008
Sunday, 13 January 2008
Jenny & Me
Shops (with outlets in SA)
Interational Sites (that DO ship to Australia)
B & Lu
Brands to look for on Ebay (those that annoyingly do not ship to Australia)
But let's face reality here.......whilst I would be totally content at a 12/14, these days, that it still considered "large" for fashion, which is, to my mind, utterly ridiculous............
A fashionista is a woman who always looks current and cutting edge, even when
her clothes are vintage 1975. A fashionista is as comfortable in Kmart as she is
That is me.
I realised how much I love clothes and looking fantastic when I recently started searching for some new work clothes.
It is never the SIZE that is an issue for me......by the search for the some times elusive perfect "look".
Please note it is never elusive in my mind.......I totally know what looks fantastic and classic with what, and which pieces I need.
I then I go to all shops to find them...........all shops slim and plus, to hunt down what is in for me this season.........
And I realised how much I love doing it when I realised how much I have missed it since restricting myself to the "Mummy Wardrobe" of jeans and t-shirts.
I haven't shopped for ME for ages........& I have missed it.
So I will add to this post as I go along of websites and images of my look.......and of course HANGBAGS & SUNGLASSES!
Thursday, 10 January 2008
Tuesday, 8 January 2008
We had a gorgeous family dinner this evening......I am LOVING having Andrew still home on leave, it is really wonderful.
As such he played with the children whilst I cooked lean chicken fillets on the grill, with some lean bacon, some hardboiled eggs and some shaves of parmesan.
Along with some homegrown cherry tomatoes and some chunks of low fat cheese.....all tossed with lettuce and grated carrot.............& voila!
A kind of cross between a Nicoise and a Ceasar Salad! It was bloody delicious!
I did use a bottled 99% fat free dressing with it.....I am not a real fan, but I buggered about with it a bit and added some white vinegar to take away the sweetness and added it on the side.
A good day. And I scrapped 3 pages of my beautiful Lexie girl. So I am happy........
I realised just now that I have been listening to a hypnotherapy track of mine quite regularly, and so maybe that is working? I have had it for years, but I am never sure if it actually works:
Monday, 7 January 2008
Here goes: 10 good reasons...........to lose the lard. 10 good reasons to diminish. To diet. To eat less and move more. To gain slimness. To stop wobbling. You get the drift...
- I would like the reality to match the image in my mind......in my head I have a sexy figure like Cat Deeley. However, when I catch a look at myself in the mirror, I realise the Dawn French (bless her) look is closer to the mark. Just not as funny. At all.
- I have a gorgeous and slim husband. I want us to "match"!
- I really want my children, particularly my girls, to grow up without any food issues. I need to shift this weight now so that Olivia and Charlie and Lexie can grow up with memories of a healthy Mummy who is active and happy.
- I want to just get the weight loss thing DONE. I just want to move on already. Thinking about & getting cranky about my shape is just such a waste of time. I just want to change that, so I can focus on more fun stuff.
- I want to be able to move to my full potential......I am sick of my saggy "3 babies in quick succession belly" restricting me!
- I am vain...I hate photos of myself with a chubby face...I want to upload to Farcebook gorgeous pretty snaps of myself!
- So far, through my whole life, I have achieved everything I have set out to achieve. I do not want health and my weight and my body shape to be the thing I "failed" at.
- I want to like food again, rather than seeing food as "the enemy".
- Sex is bloody fantastic, but sex is even better when I am happy about my body...
- I love a project to work on....what better project than MYSELF!
Sunday, 6 January 2008
Saturday, 5 January 2008
Alice & Ben dished up home made pancakes with maple syrup & ice cream.
The kids ploughed in, and I was SO tempted.
But I resisted and had a handful of grapes and my KM shake.
Bless Alice....I had told her about my weight loss challenge and of course she is SO supportive.
(The last time I went on a "diet" was when she and I went to Weight Watchers 7 years ago so that she could get to goal for her wedding!)
Friday, 4 January 2008
But not miserable.
I realise that I am excited about all this.
I am distracted from the kids and Andrew because I am focused.
But happy knowing that I am FINALLY on the right track. I am FINALLY doing something about my health and figure.........
Must drink more water.
Thursday, 3 January 2008
I am now armed with all the shakes, the shaker, a wee membership card thingo and all of the information. Easy.
And then I stopped off to stock up on veggies and diet jelly.
And then came home and had my last pasta meal for some time!
Best of all I am now armed with the motivation...........
It all starts tomorrow.........
So I am going to list all of my "tasks" that I know will keep me on plan:
- Stick to my prescribed plan
- Drink 3 litres of water a day
- Walk for 30 minutes 3 times a week
- Continue to read motivational success stories
- Utilise my weight loss Cd's (hypnotherapy)
- Create mini goals to reward myself
As of this afternoon I am off to my local pharmacy to join the Kate Morgan Weight Loss Centre. I think a real life person to check in with once a week will help "keep me honest"!
And the plan looks very prescriptive, which at this early start of the game, I know I will need.
Let's face it, I know exactly how to lose weight, but for over 30 years I have chosen not to. So I am trying to really establish the way in which THIS TIME I will sauced.
I think I need a big EARLY WIN to increase my motivation and get my inspired to maintain a weight loss program. Hence the shakes etc.
I also know that my MIND is so powerful. I need to re-program it to let go of a lot of the reasons I chose to eat too much.....
And I need to constantly stay present with this. I need to constantly remember these things:
- Time will pass regardless.
- I really want to live life to my full potential
- My health is my future
- Let my appearance reflect the gorgeous woman I am inside
Wednesday, 2 January 2008
Tuesday, 1 January 2008
I just did my "Best Year Yet" goal setting for the year.
It has to be done. It all points to one thing. I think it's finally time to really get serious about losing weight. Gotta lose the lard!
I have had 3 babies in 3 years, and for the first time in what feels like ages, I am not pregnant or breastfeeding.
So I have the perfect excuse now to diminish this ample frame of mine.
I was tempted to do some before and after photos. I still might.
I have a stack to lose.
I just worked out from "The Biggest Loser" website that, for my height, I am most definitely obese (like I didn't know that?!) and I need to lose about 55kg.
I would like to end up at 70kg.
I kind of think that if not now, then when?
The time will pass regardless.
I think I just need to finally acknowledge that I am an intelligent and beautiful woman. And that I am perfectly capable of losing weight. I just need to get on with it and do it.
I just need to make the choice to lose it, to gain my health, and to begin to live life to its full potential. It's a mental game.
A mental game that I will win. Hopefully blogging about it will help?