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planet earth is now 15Kg lighter

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Yep, the planet is now officially 15kg lighter and I cannot comment on the planet, but I am feeling a lot better for it.

Only 1.25Kg to go until I reach the half way mark.

Once again, a big, thank you to everyone involved in Sparkpeople, without the support and understanding of my family and friends here this journey would be a lot tougher than what it has been.

I have learned a few things along the way. Like how to enjoy a meal anywhere because I now know what to look for that is a healthy choice on menu's

Getting fit is not about pushing yourself to breaking point every time you work out

Walking the dog each night is like zen meditation

Being active with my family make me rich beyond my wildest dreams

The money I save on not buying junk food and alcohol is paying my bills quicker then I ever imagined

The cycle to work although scary at times is a lot better way to start the day than being stuck in traffic and getting frustrated

I have re-discovered Porridge and it is a fantastic way to re-absorb that nasty cholesterol

I think you get the drift by now.

Planet earth I make no apologies for you being lighter, "get used to it!!"

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LOOSEIT57 3/23/2011 1:29AM

    emoticon and I love the term that planet earth is lighter WELL DONE emoticon

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First Major Goal Reached

Friday, March 18, 2011

My first goal was to get down to 114Kg before the soccer season started. (28/04/11)

I have reached that weight with a few weeks to spare and now have set myself a new goal of 105Kg by the end of May. I feel this is achievable as my eating habits have changed for the better. I am walking every day and going to the Gym 3 times a week.

I feel healthier and fitter than I have since I was in my early twenties and even better than that.
The look on peoples' faces who haven't seen me for a while. I have had a few ask, "What's up with you?" and once I reply, "I am watching what I eat and exercising," they are releaved I'm not suffering from ill health or something...

My darling wife went shopping and bought me what is close to an entire new wardrobe. So we are off to the movies tonight as a mini celebration. I have my popcorn to cook and she has her dark chocolate bullets in hand.

We never used to go out on the weekends but now you can't keep us in,we go to the movies one week and try out a new restaurant the next, taking it in turn on who picks where to eat or what to watch.

Finding Sparkpeople has turned my life around and I would once again like to thank everyone involved with this site.

Until next time,



Getting it under control

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

When I first started my new life change I was hoping to lose 1Kg each week. But all things not being equal, I was losing 3-4 Kg. A little research informed me that is not unusual and you always drop Kg's quick in the first few weeks.

This week I lost 1.3Kg and now weigh 116.2Kg. I was happy with this as it is getting closer to my goal of 1 Kg.

I have not been too strict with my eating this last week. Not Macca's orKFC but home made Brownies and I also had a Raj Corner Curry with a Naan bread. (both yum yum) The rest of the week I was eating healthy and walking the dog each and every night. I also had a few trips to the Gym and drink at least 8 glasses of water.

I had a good week and I never think of eating Pizza or chips and the like. I feel healthier and have more energy than I have had in years.

My family are all enjoying the new menu I have introduced and are all emptying their plates each meal time.

I lead a busy life with working 6 days a week and studying 30 units at Uni each semester. I am also being kept busy with the Newcastle Football Referees. So I look at meal times as I look at my fitness times. It is time well spent in ensuring the health of my family and myself. It also gets me brownie points with my nearest and dearest.

The main point I have learned this week, is not to get too obsessed with all I am eating, but throwing healthy things together is not only tasty but fun and time really well spent.

The recipes on Spatkpeople are great to make and all really tasty and good for you. I have tried more than a dozen different meal ideas and we all gave them 2 thumbs up. I also bought a Jenny Craig cook book on the cheap from work and they have also been really nice meals and easy to cook.

I think I have rattled on to myself long enough, back to hitting the books, next blog will be at the same blog time on the same blog channel.


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BAILEE_GRAVES 3/12/2011 12:21AM

    Sounds like you've really gotten things together. I still struggle with family menus. Our oldest son (21) still lives at home but because of his job is rarely at home so it's pretty much just me and the mister. I so need to get cooking dinner "under control" like you have!

Thanks for the inspiration!!

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LINDAMARIEZ1 3/8/2011 4:43AM

    I lost 3x faster the first 3 weeks :) keep it going

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Still going strong

Monday, February 28, 2011

Had another appointment with the GP today to organise an appointment with the sergeon to have my left knee looked at. Came away feeling good, for more than one reason.

My blood pressure is now 130/80

I now weigh 117.5 Kg , total loss of 11Kg

and my blood sugas is 5.9

If it wasn't for my bung knees I would have done cartwheels out of the surgery.

Sparkpeople have helped me to stay on task and keep positive. I have made several Chef Meg's recipes and my entire family are now eating a lot healthier.

I still have a way to go, so Im not getting too carried away. It is still going well and I am feeling fitter and healthier than I have done in years.

As a reward to myself, I'm going to lift the 11Kg dumbells at the Gym tonight and quietly say to them I dont this weight in my life anymore. emoticon


Sticking to my goals?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Starting out on my new journey in life, I set a number of goals. These were very achievable with a little will power and a lot of support.

I set myself a goal to lose 1 Kg every week, weighing myself each Monday on the same set of scales at the Gym.

I didn't realise that you drop weight faster the first couple of week so I am now weighing where I thought I would on 21st march 2011.

I know my weight loss will slow. But I am reluctant to change my goal of 114Kg by the first week of May.

I walk quite a lot at work and Uni so that part of my life isn't going to change at all. But very soon the football season is going to be upon us and as a referee I might be doing between 1.5 and 6 hours of extra exercise a week.

I have been looking at my calorie count and it is near the bottom end of my recommended intake so I am going to start aiming for the higher end and see what that does to my progress.

I have noticed that I get a full stomach quicker now and eat a lot less but a lot healthier than I used to. My energy levels are high and I don't feel fatigued at all. I really don't want to change what I am doing, at the same time I don't want to drop 30+ Kg too rapidly and have access skin hanging off me in all the wrong places : (

Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining, quite the opposite. I am pleasantly surprised. I just don't want to jinx what I am doing by moving my goals and then putting too much pressure on myself and falling in a heat 6 week from now.

My next weigh in is in 4 days and I will add another blog then.

Cheers Gazz

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CAHULLIAN 2/25/2011 5:29PM

    Cheers Sunnydaze

Thanks for the support and I hope you are well on your way to achieving your goals.

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