Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Careful, I'm feeling ranty!
1. Direct quote from my Nana "Oh well, it is easy for you to lose weight, because you are younger. It just falls off you!"
WTF? My response? "No, this is not easy for me! I work my f&^%ing ass off 5 days a week at the gym, I eat heaps of fresh fruit and veggies and don't eat fried food, chocolate or any junk in excess. I have worked f^&*ing hard to get where I am right now!"
Yes, I said the F word to my Nana. Twice. Yeah, she isn't your regular Nana, so she doesn't mind some swearing. But really? Really? This is easy for me, because I am young. Newsflash, it really isn't. I struggle, I get tired, I want to quit, but I keep going because I am commited to wearing a bikini next summer, to loving my wedding photos and to living a long and healthy life. Argh, nothing has made me madder in a very, very long time!
2. What is your secret?
When I see people that I haven't seen in a while, they notice my weight loss. I mean, it is nothing staggering, but it is noticable. And the most common question I get asked is "whats your secret?"
Another newsflash! There is no secret. It is the thing that everyone knows, you just need to eat less and exercise more! There will never be a secret to weight loss, a pill or a magic wand or a fairy godmother. I am happy to tell people what has been working for me but after I say hard work and exercise they usually tune out, so there is no point.
3. Judgy food people
My lunchbox is a source of fancination for my co-workers. They all bring the same thing everyday, and that works for them. I bring something different everyday because I like variety and don't like getting bored. My lunches always include fresh fruit and veg, a treat and a main. The main can be leftovers, dumplings, pita pockets or protein (chicken, beef, tofu on rice). I don't mind people asking what I am eating (hey, I might inspire them to bring something new!) but some of my workmates can be downright rude. When I took tofu, for instance, the repsonses were: "ewww!", "why on earth would you want to eat that?!" and "tastes like rubber!". I offered them a taste so they could see that properly prepared tofu was nice and they all declined. AND kept ragging on about my food! To me, this is the same as a child saying they don't like something they have never tried, and refusing to taste before making a decision.
There, rant over :)
Monday, April 02, 2012
I logged my weight this morning at 80.4kg, which means I have lost 6.9kg, or 15lb. I know that my sickness may have contributed to my loss somewhat, but since I have weighed at 80.4 2 days in a row I am going to log it. It may be related to my sickness, but it may not, so I want to acknowldge that.
Anywho, 15lb, 3 month (well, 3 month and 2 week) side by side. The picture on the left is at my graduation. The picture on the right is from today. Excuse the hair. That is how I wake up in the morning, and I haven't left the house today so I haven't tamed it. Also, I am wearing different pants, because the black pants no longer stay up (what a shame).
The significant changes (to me) are my arms and my face. My legs are also slimmer, but they are out of shot so you will just have to believe me.
There ya go, I am actually doing it this time. Next up, 7kg lost, which is hopefully just around the corner! Then I want to get out of the 80's. But until then: LOOK AT ME LOOKING ALL SKINNY AND STUFF!!!
Monday, April 02, 2012
I have eaten nothing but carbs and ice blocks in 36 hours. It is all I can handle right now. Cherrios are my friend.
A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!
I haven't thrown up in 24 hours! So, thats progress.
Thats all I really have to say. I have been in bed (well, mums bed. She has sky (cable) in her room and I do not) and have done nothing interesting!
Sunday, April 01, 2012
So, I was kinda beating myself up for being lazy and sleeping the weekend away. I mean, I should have been more productive, right? Well, the reason for my lazy weekend became very clear when I woke up at 3am, started vomiting and didn't stop until 7am. Yep. Luckily I had some recorded shows (Revenge...Addicting!) to keep me company for a couple of hours!
I haven't been able to keep anything down all morning. I was snacking on dry cherrios and some water, but that didn't work for long :(
I have been to the doctor and he thinks I have a bad case of food poisoning. I am on doctors orders to do nothing for 3 days; No work, no exercise, no 'diet'. All I am to do is stay in bed (or on the couch) and eat bland foods and drink juice. I have some fun pills to stop the vomiting and some antibiotics, just incase it is a gastro infection instead of food poisoning.
Sunday, April 01, 2012
Today did not go as planned. It started great, with a good weigh in and plans to go to the gym.
Then I had a fight with my mum. The cliff notes version is: She said if she was rich she would hire a chef and a trainer and lose weight. I, very bluntly, told her that she doesn't have time for that. She is 5'3" and 105kg. That is nearly twice her ideal weight (60kg). In addition she smokes and drinks. This all adds up to a very unhealthy woman who is at risk of a heart attack, cancer and who knows what else. I told her this morning that it scares me how unhealthy she is, and that at the rate she is going, she might have another 10 years left. I also told her that I was scared that I would have to bury my mother before I turn 30. This all probably sounds very harsh, but after years of being subtle, it had to be said. I offered to help her lose weight, since all she can talk about is how she wishes she could lose weght like me. She flipped her lid, and since she has mental illness issues, she is good at flipping her lid. I left the house and called my Nana to go and calm her down. Nana, FYI, thinks I did the right thing by being blunt with mum. Once she calmed down she realised that I was only telling her that because I love her, and I was coming from a good place.
That threw my day. I had to be out of my house for a few hours and once I got back I was so tired I went back to bed for the rest of the day. To me, going back to bed and being in bed is lazy and I would have gotten up and gone to the gym. However I actually slept, so I figured I needed the rest and decided to take today off. No biggie! Bag is all packed for boxing tomorrow. BUT because I ran instead of doing weights on Friday, and I took today off, I haven't done weights in nearly a week. Gah.
Tomorrow will be better. I have packed my lunch and it is yummy! I have pretzels, cherrios, dumpings, 2 carrots, an orange and a pear. I have packed my gym bag and I am going to hit up the 5pm boxing class!
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