Friday, May 11, 2012
It's the day after weigh in and I'm finally down another pound. I'm currently 200.8lbs...so close to Onederland, I can smell it lol! One of my goals was to reach Onederland by May 15th. A goal that was sooo achievable a month ago, but has gotten harder after two bad weightloss weeks. I now have 4 days to shift that extra pound and I WILL do it or at least die trying lol!
My stupid downstairs neighbour must have a week off work or something. His car is still outside which again means NO working out at home for me again today. =(
So as of Monday, I will officially start shredding at long last!
Things are a bit stressful again at work so I'm trying hard not to let it affect me or my weightloss. I've been doing a lot of extra shifts to pay off my trip to Spain. I worked last Monday which was a holiday & was paid double time and a half. The work slowed down halfway through the day and the managers decided to start sending people home. Our names were drawn out of a hat but we refused to go home. I didn't think they had the right, some people had paid for a full days childcare, etc, because they were counting on the money they would earn that day. Anyway, the managers felt it necessary to report us for being 'obstructive and challenging' and there has been a total atmosphere in the office all week. The news finally got to the Centre Manager who told them that they had no right whatsoever to send people home so we were right to stand our ground. That wiped the smug look off of their faces. I felt empowered but at the same time, I've always had a good relationship with them previously and I don't want to be seen as someone who causes problems. I would never disrespect a manager, but I couldn't afford to just go home, no questions asked.
The whole situation seems to have just opened up a big can of worms though and the atmosphere at work is causing everyone to feel the need to get everything off their chest...about anything lol. Everyone seems to be bickering over little silly things. I am such a laid back person and I usually avoid all of the drama but if I start to feel bullied or intimidated by something I tend to just lose my cool, get a case of verbal vomit and regret it immediately afterwards. But that's twice this week I've found myself in a confrontation where I've been so angry that I've started to literally shake and my I've felt my blood boil. All over silly, little things. Luckily, this is my weekend off so I'm going to just relax, go and get my nails done with my friends and try not to let it get to me...Drama, drama, drama!
Oh well, nothing like a little rant at 10am =)
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Wow, four weeks already, can't believe I've made it this far!
Only lost like a half a pound this week after doing everything right....ugh!!
So I think it's time to introduce some exercise. The new gym I was waiting on opening still hasn't so I'm gonna get some home workouts in instead. Starting with the 30 Day Shred because it kills me.
Was persuaded into going out for lunch yesterday and was freaking out over what to get. But I managed to stay on track, got the mixed grill. Which arrived with a big serving of fries! I quickly threw these on my friends plate!
Anyway, here's to a much better weightloss week next week. I do feel much better and I know I should judge it on how I feel and not the number on the scales but I'm the type of person who has to see the results. Regardless, I am nowhere near giving up! It's just time to step up my game!
Have a great week!
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Just realised I haven't blogged since like Thursday...SO not like me!
Been kinda busy this weekend working and such...
Also had a bit of a hair catastrophe. After going to get my ombre highlights, I decided I wanted a bit more blonde underneath. The hairdresser had used bleach which I am no stranger to having been blonde most of my days. So I thought hey...I can do this myself...and I sure as hell wasn't forking out more money to the hairdresser. So I did. And...it went orange! And I don't just mean gingery...I mean full blown PUMPKIN orange. FREAK OUT!
Anyway, I had no choice but to bleach it again. So it went kinda pink...
I then put an ash blonde dye on it to try and neutralise it. Which it did. Before turning a bit grey in the process.
And then I finally washed it with washing up liquid (it strips the dye) and thankfully it started to resemble a blonde colour! Anyway, that was on Saturday. Since then, it's lightened a bit itself and I like it so much better! Although I may leave the hair care to the professionals next time! So this is my NEW ombre hair, lol!
And my cat sneaking about in the background, lol!
Anyway, back to the diet front! NOT having the best week! I mean...the effort is there. I'm doing everything right, tracking daily, sticking to between 20 and 30g carbs per day religiously. I'm drinking my water. I'm eating the right percentage of fat Vs protein. I'm not overeating or going through too many calories...but I'm still not losing this week! It's almost weigh in day and I'm still the exact same (201) for the week....frustrating! Especially when you try so hard. But I'm not giving up! I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I know that Low Carb works differently for everyone and you have to find your groove and stick with it. But I feel like I had my groove and I've lost it again?! I'm still in ketosis, I've been checking daily so who knows! My nutrition tracker is public so if any of you Low Carbers out there can spot what I'm doing wrong...do let me know =(
On the other hand, I'm feeling a bit...leaner. It's taken more than three weeks, but I've gotten to that stage where my body no longer feels bloated and puffy. And I can suck my tummy in again! So I guess I should be thankful that although it's not reflected on the scales...something is changing!
I'm having my first night out in months next weekend on May 19th. My friend had a baby last month and this will be her first night out with the girls since last July...I have missed my drinking buddy! But for me, it will just be vodka and diet mixers all night...better than no alcohol at all! I just need to avoid the urge to munch. I'm actually looking forward to finding an outfit too! I would usually be stressing!
Oh and finally...I have just tasted almond milk for the first time...YUM! I love it. I've been missing milk since starting Low Carb and this is a great replacement. Tastes the same but with a lovely sweet nuttiness to it....nomnom.
Thursday, May 03, 2012
Lost a pound! I am woo hoo'ing over it. I generally wouldn't be but I've been kicking myself all week over gaining 3lbs last weekend so technically, I actually gained three then lost four! I know to steer clear of kebabs at the weekend, otherwise I would have been in Onederland. Oh well...next week!! I guess that's where being a scale-oholic pays off. I've worked hard this week and if I hadn't done a few cheeky mid-week scale peeks, I would have been expecting a bigger number. Anyway, my goal is still to be in Onederland by the 15th May, so I have another 12 days to lose 2lbs. And as a reward, I'm getting my nails done, yay =)
So only a minor update to my stats this week:
Starting Weight ~ 212lbs ~ BMI-30.4
New Weight ~ 201lbs ~ BMI-28.8
My parents are having a little get together at the weekend so me and Steven are going along and I'm totally scared. This will be my first time drinking since starting Low Carb. I'm fine sticking to vodka and diet coke, but it's the food cravings that I'm afraid of. My dad's a chef and he always cooks up a little buffet which I will have to steer clear of! I know my body will burn the alcohol for fuel before anything else so I don't really wanna eat anything at all that evening because I know I wont burn it off.
Oh well, love a little challenge!
My new Low Carb friendly breakfast is 2 boiled eggs with butter, all sliced and mixed up in a cup, it's soooo good. I remember my granny used to make it for me as a kid. So I had that with some bacon today. I'm still totally in love with my Low Carb fried chicken, I'm so glad I found this recipe. I've had it for dinner every night for the last three nights and I'm intending to fry some up and take it to work with me tonight too. I love finding something, filling and enjoyable I can eat! I just realised I can eat cheese burgers aswell (without the bun) but I can have them with some salad and a little coleslaw. LOVE LOW CARB.
Anyways, off for now!! Laters!
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