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1st Goal Reached for 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

This will be just a quick note to celebrate reaching my first goal of the year - HOORAY.

I have lost the 2.6kgs that I put on over the Christmas period and am back to my lightest weight in at least 7 years of 105.6. I had set myself a deadline of 18 January for this so am 4 days ahead of schedule.

Now I just need to keep heading in the right direction. I will do my proper Action Plan review of the week tomorrow.

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ANGELCHILDE 1/14/2012 7:31AM

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APED7969 1/13/2012 8:32PM

    Great job! You'll be under 100kg in no time :-)

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BORANGIQUE 1/13/2012 6:33PM

    Good job! I am still working on getting off my weight gained over the holidays.

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GONEWLIFE 1/13/2012 5:57PM

    Good for you !!! I still have to lose the xmas weight gain !

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This mornings weight

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I weigh myself every morning. My 3 year old son and I call it 'getting the numbers'. I use the morning weight as a motivator and rarely beat myself up if it is higher than the day before as I know about regular fluctuations throughout the week etc.

Sometimes I will get a great result mid-week and then by the time weigh-in day comes around on Saturday morning it has 'fluctuated' up again. I don't usually mind too much as the numbers that are bouncing around are getting smaller in general.

This morning I weighed in at 105.6kg which is my pre-Christmas weight from Dec 17, 2011. My first goal for this year was to lose the 2.6 kg that I gained over Christmas within 3 weeks from Dec 28, 2011. So if I manage to stay this weight or less for Saturday then I will have achieved my first goal nearly a week earlier than planned.

Of course if I do weigh heavier on Saturday at least I will know that I am on track for my first goal for 2012 which is okay too. I hope that everyone else is on track for their goals this early in the year. If not, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and remember that tomorrow is another day.

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FIONAW 1/13/2012 1:04AM

  Great effort !!!
Red Rooster is good for you !!!

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A confession without the side helping of guilt

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Okay Spark Friends be ready for a confession...

Yesterday I had the day off work as I have what feels like a terrible head cold. I was also really hungry through the day and by about 4pm only had 102 calories left for dinner. I discussed this with a weight loss buddy who suggested a Subway Salad which was a great idea. I looked up which salad I would get etc and then picked up Hubby. Well I was very weak and we ended up getting Red Rooster.

Why? I hear you ask, because we couldn't be bothered going to Subway as it doesn't have a drive thru. By the time we decided what to do about dinner I was really hungry and past the point of rational thought. Not only did I not get a Veggie Delight Salad with Cheddar Cheese from Subway which would have been an easy 98 calories, but I ate more than I normally would and brought the Big Deal, with a red rooster roll, chicken strips, small potato and gravy and a few chips (it really was just a few as I gave a lot of the chips away).

So I didn't blow my calories just a little bit...I blew them by a whole extra day's worth of calories at 1248 over! I used the calories given on the Red Rooster web site so I probably had a little less than this as I didn't eat many of the chips but still a massive number.

I can only put it down to feeling sick and really just wanting to feel that full and sleepy feeling which only a pig-out can give you. Despite feeling revolting due to head cold and binge I still got on the bike after dinner and did 31 minutes and burned 244 calories according to the bike (Spark people puts my burn at much higher than this).

Overall for the past 7 days I averaged 1572 calories which is 22 calories over the top of my Spark People range - this is with yesterdays massive blow out. Hopefully with the exercise I have been doing and will do it won't have too much impact on Saturday when I weigh in.

Okay that's it confession over - moving on without beating myself up to a new day of 'clean' eating.

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ANGELCHILDE 1/11/2012 2:20AM

    Now remember what you said on the 8th for your goals;
1. Be within my daily calorie range at least 6 out of 7 days of each week...
So see yesterday as the day you weren't within your range and you can still aim for the 6 out of 7 days. Start each day afresh just as your nutrition tracker is blank for each new day.
Good luck and keep pedalling on that bike.

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SPARKYRN75 1/10/2012 9:15PM

  We all have our weak moments. I do the same when I am sick, all I want is comfort foods. BTW why are comfort foods so fattening? The best thing to do is to start fresh tomorrow! emoticon

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Interesting fitness comparison

Monday, January 09, 2012

I have just entered the exercise that I did tonight into my fitness tracker. I have a recumbent stationery bike and I did 34 minutes in one session. This alone is pretty amazing as 6 months ago I couldn't even do 2 minutes in a row.

When entering the calories I manually enter the calories that are shown on the display on my bike - tonight it was 306 calories. Just because I was curious I looked up the stationery bike moderate and entered the minutes to see what calories Spark people would allocate. To my surprise it was 466! A full 160 calories more than my display.

I know that both are only estimates - it was just interesting. Of course I went with the lower amount from my display for consistency, and anything extra in terms of calories used is just a bonus.

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APED7969 1/9/2012 3:40PM

    sounds like a great workout either way! Good luck keeping up the exercise streak!

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BREW99 1/9/2012 11:01AM

    Congrats! Sounds like you had a good workout. I dislike the variances in the calories burnt too. But, I was told once before that SP is more likely to be accurate because it is supposed to take in our weight and height whereas the machines don't do this. I'm short so the treadmill usually tells me I have burnt off double the amount per workout than sp does. Frustrating but I always tell myself that as long as I am putting in the work who cares... emoticon

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Goal Correction!!

Monday, January 09, 2012

Okay so re-reading my goals after some lovely comments from my Spark friends I realised that I have set myself up to fail. There is no way with my current schedule that I can complete 900 fitness minutes a week. That works out at 15 hours a week which is a little over 2 hours a day. With running a business, a house and being Mum to a 3 year old that isn't going to happen.

What I meant my second action plan step to be was the following;
2. Burn at least 900 calories each week.

I will work my way up to my typo of 900 minutes a week when fitness becomes more of a habit in my life. :)

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APED7969 1/9/2012 3:38PM

    i only manage just under 2000 minutes most months so 900 a week would be a lot. i'm sure you'll manage 900 calories though :)

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