Thursday, May 24, 2012
I have just finished purging my wardrobe of my 'too big' clothes. I won't be needing them again, so there was no point having them clog up my wardrobe. The Salvation Army will be getting a big drop off this week. However, now I have next to nothing to wear! I realise that I am lucky to have what I do, and that I should just leave it at that, but 3 pairs of pants and 4 tops wasn't going to cut it.
As usual, because I was looking for something, I found nothing. Gah. You know how it goes, when you aren't looking to buy something you find heaps of cute clothes, when you are looking you find nothing. That, and I don't know how to dress myself now that I don't have a belly to hide. I managed to find 2 tops that I liked (and were on sale, score), as well as a much needed winter woolen cardigan. I ended up getting 2 smaller belts, so I can keep wearing some of my current tops. They are loose, but with a belt they will last another few months/kilos.
I had a rest day today. I am really sore from working out 4 days in a row. Tomorrow I'll be at the gym doing my weights program.
My weight is going up and down like a yo-yo, thanks to some Chinese food the other night. Sodium, fun stuff.
And, finally, I had a haircut tonight. I love the head massage part! Just a trim and some layers/thinning to try and tame the curls.
And thats all!
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Upping my weights. Busy means more people using the weights and less selection available. Ah well, go heavy or go home, I suppose.
Another busy day today. We watched some youtube videos for topic, but since 2 classes piggy backed on my lesson, it wasn't hugely effective. Too many kids, too much talking, and the only teachers were me, a reliever and the librarian. Yeah. Oh well, we had a good discussion once we were back in class, and our animal classification display looks cool.
And now I need to go to the supermarket to get some more food for my lunches. The only downside to the healthy eating lark is that real food goes off quicker, which means 2 trips to the supermarket per week. I forgot to go on my way home, so I'll need to venture out in the cold. I'd go before work, but I already leave the house around 7.30am, and I really don't want to get up any earlier.
That's all, folks!
Saturday, May 19, 2012
I can hardly believe that I have lost almost half the weight I want to lose. My goal is 69kg (152lb), which is a loss of 18kg (40ish lb). At the moment I am hanging around the 8kg (17lb) lost mark, which is awesome.
I haven't lost a lot of weight this month, but I still have another 10 days to go, so anything can still happen!
I am now at the point where I am thinking that I can actually do this. I can lose this weight, I can keep it off, and I can be amazing.
I know that at this rate I will probably meet my goal sometime next year, and that is OK by me. I am averaging 1kg per month, which is slow, but steady. 10 months from now is next March. That suits me just fine, because we are talking about getting married in May (no, he hasn't put a ring on it, but we do discuss these things).
I am starting to love myself again. This morning I lay in bed running my hands over my hip bones. I can feel them and see them, and for a long time I thought they had just up and left me. They are back.
I no longer feel like the out of breath, unco girl in my boxing classes. It seems easier, and I am having to put in more effort to get the same workout. I no longer struggle to run 2 minutes at a time.
I love lifting weights. I am usually the only girl in the weights area and I don't care. I get in, get the job done and get out. I think that gets me a bit of respect from the guys, and at the very least they are all lovely and polite when I need to share equipment or need help (barring douche canoe guy). I never thought I would be the girl who liked to lift weights, let alone spend a hour and a half a week doing strength training.
Here I am, almost halfway to my goal, but I am already a different person!
Friday, May 18, 2012
I deserve a prize, or a medal, or at the very least, a cupcake. Seriously, those kids are so much fun, but chasing them around a zoo for 5 hours wore me out! I was asleep just after 9.30 last night, and I slept for 10 hours straight.
The thing I found amusing about my kids at the zoo was, they would glace at the animals that were visible. Oh, yeah, a giraffe. Yawn. But when we got the the hippo exhibit and there was no hippo to be seen? They stood there for 10 minutes waiting for the bloody hippo to come up for air. Seriously. They obviously like a challenge, because they did that at every enclosure that claimed to house an animal, but there was no animal in sight. At least it killed some time.
Then, last night I was reflecting on the zoo trip when I was hit with a thought. I walked around the zoo for at least 4 hours, if you count in the stops and lunch breaks. I was tired when I finished, but I never once found myself out of breath or feeling like I needed to sit down. Then I thought about how different the trip could have been if I was 8kg heavier. I likely would have gotten out of breath often. I would have needed to sit down more frequently, and my feet would have hurt way more than they do today. What a difference 8kg makes!
I am now the proud owner of my third pair of running shoes.
They are Mizuno Wave Inspires. Apparently. That is what the box says anyway. I tried these on and instantly knew they were my shoes. They are comfortable, light, and look super cool. The man at the shoe store said they have more support around the arch area, because I am more flexible there. I think that is the only place I am still flexible...
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