Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Note to self........

Blimey, note to self.

I KNOW how obvious this is, but until I entered it all into Calorie King I never realised just what an impact full cream milk & normal butter made on a days fat intake.

We buy full cream milk, as Charlie and Lexie still drink a fair bit.

But I think I am going to switch us all to Lite White or similar.

And I buy butter rather than a low fat margarine, as I hate the idea of the chemicals in margarine. But I must find an alternative..........

I am only allowed 13.3g of fat a day.........and with a couple of coffees with full cream milk and a smear of butter in a sandwich I blew my fat intake to over 20g........and I hate that damn fat marker to show over my allocation in red, LOL!

First personal Training Session

I love it. I was terrified, but I got home at 11.15 last night pumped and exhilarated and ready for more.

I ache a little bit this morning, but not too much. Ache in a good positive way, rather than a "shit, I cannot move" type of way.

I cannot believe that I actually did push ups, pull ups, lunges and crunches. And I skipped with a rope FFS! ME?!

It was reassuring that I was not the biggest girl there..........some skinnier than me, but a few a lot bigger.

It felt fun, it felt supportive. It was hard, but I managed everything. I feel really really motivated.

I have to record every single item of food as from now. Scary. But I am loving Calorie King, so bring it on.

I also have an exercise date with my "buddy" to do a walk down on Linear Park in the city on Sunday. (We have to touch base daily for the week, and do a 45 minute exercise session together once a week.)

Heading into the 80's now.............

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Got me a new T-Shirt!

For free!

With my own design on it, including "Diminishing Lucy" on it!

Oh the little things that make me happy!

As soon as I have a snap of myself in it, I shall post it on here...........bit in between times, here it is.

Saturday, 19 April 2008

Personal Training...........

I met with my new personal trainer, Lynda, this week. She is totally lovely and we really clicked.

We chatted a lot about my "ideal weight" which I have always set to around 55kg, based on my height.

But she suggested that due to my build and already high muscle mass, that this would make me look anorexic.

I am in two minds to be honest: I would rather get down to 50- 55kg and then make the decision to rest it at 60kg. But I don't want to just get to 60 and then give up, IYKWIM?

Anyway, no point in stressing about that too much I guess......still a fair way to go yet!

One of the other things Lynda and I discussed (and I have made a total commitment to!) is the daily recording of every single item of food that I eat on a daily basis. When she first said this was a requirement, I must admit, I shuddered cynically inwards, for a few reasons:

1. Do I have to give up Kate Morgan? It is working for me, and I love my shakes and my phylissium and I am not ready to give up on them yet!

2. If I have to write everything down will I get jacked off with it all? Isn't a bit old hat?

But I have been thinking long and hard about both issues. And Lynda also explained how I won't have to write it all down, more like enter it all in to a website! Ha! Now THAT is more my style.........ridiculous how the medium makes a difference to me, but it does.

So, welcome to Calorie King! It is SO funky. I have played around with it a lot and it makes me realise the balance of my diet, even on a good day, is a bit out of whack.........

As a result of all of the playing with Calorie King, I think I have decided to STAY with Kate Morgan for breakfasts and work lunches, because it is quick, easy and requires no decision making. Plus it means that my phylissium intake will remain consistently high, which I really want to maintain from a cholesterol reduction perspective. And not forgetting the delightful effect the phylissium has on my bowel!

So that means some "normal" lunches........obviously aiming at low fat/high fibre/low GI. I must investigate buying Burgen bread again........."Your body works better with Burgen" a la Biggest Loser works for me as a concept, plus it really is yummy bread.

And normal dinners, with carbs! YAY! But obviously low fat, high fibre and low GI too.

So it looks like this really is the next step.

I am excited.

The personal training in earnest starts on Tuesday 29th April, and I am REALLY looking forward to it, and REALLY dreading it all at the same time.......

Friday, 18 April 2008

I need new clothes!!

I really need new clothes! These photos don't do me justice.......all my pants and tops are too big!

Sunday, 13 April 2008

I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike......

Well, it is nearly a month since I had my op on my leg, but it is FINALLY healed I reckon....over the past few days the pain is much less and I am not conscious of the wound at all. Thank god......I was getting seriously worried that it wasn't healing properly, but now I really feel like I am truly on the mend.

And I have been hanging out to get back on the bike, and so today I did........and it felt great.

Don't faint, but I might even get on it again when I finish writing this up!

I have a whole new series of Amazing Race downloaded and ready off BitTorent, as well as Jayney has lent me her entire collection of Sex In the City DVD's.

So I have AMPLE televisual delights, and I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike......

Friday, 11 April 2008

Over half way.....

I weighed in yesterday......and after a slack fortnight (still can't exercise much).

But I lost 1.2 so I was pretty happy. And I am now over half way.......

And I went shopping after work before getting my hair cut and coloured, and realised that I can now fit into size 16 stuff easily. It was quite a revelation to be lifting standard sizes off the rack after so long of scouring for plus sized stuff.

Underwear included! Pink boy leg nickers here I come!

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Is there anything finer........

....than a gorgeous cut of jeans that really really fits??!!

I am SO SO happy........

I bit the bullet and measured myself and had a pair of jeans made for me.

The exact demin and wash that I wanted, the specific style & cut that I wanted.

All tailor made .......literally!

They arrived today and they fit like a glove.

I feel like a sex goddess in them!

They took less than two weeks to be made and delivered to me, and cost me less than $65 AUD including delivery.

I am just off to buy another pair now!

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Personal I dare?!

To cut a long story short, I have been put in touch with a personal trainer who operates in the local area.

I have had her details for over a year. And I have also been looking at her brochure for that long.

The lady who owns my local post office has used her (and raves about her) and has lost nearly 50kg!

So anyway, I eventually plucked up courage to call the trainer, who is called Lynda, to get all the details, just to see if would be practical in terms of times of sessions etc. And also to get the "vibe".

Call me picky, but I do not want to be running around Foxfield Oval with a bunch of size 10 women who are "struggling" to get to a size 8.

But.......Lynda was really reassuring! What an enchanting woman she has been so far, just on the telephone!

(I ran it by the lovely husband and he was incredibly positive about it......bless him.)

Lynda's sessions are arranged via 20 group sessions of 2.5 hours, every Tuesday night at 7pm.

I have filled in my forms, arranged to meet her for a one on one session to get myself appraised next week.

Am I mad?! I think so!

But I am feeling very excited about it............