Sunday, May 29, 2011
Finally feeling "human" again. Head is clear and sleep pattern almost back to normal!
Have just about caught up with most of my sparkfriends! Really missed the daily Spark interaction while I was away in Tasmania, will be getting one of those i-phones ASAP!
back to daily tracking and am impressed with the new tracker. Ii don't even bother with "my favourites" list any more. I just go to the "what have you eaten" tab, type it in , up comes easy options and put in the amount and there it is! Love it! another good incentive to eat clean food , no trying to guesstimate what you have eaten.
will be back out walking again tomorrow. Have really missed my long walks. While I was in Perth I had to limit the length of walks with Sooty and Abby as Sooty has been diagnosed with arthritis in his back leg. So he is on medication to reduce the inflammation for a short while and had to restrict the length of his walks. So did lots of short walks around our local park.
Nutrition wise I have commenced a 31 day "no grain" eating plan and am currently on day 5. I am allowed all vegetables, fruit, meat and walnuts, almonds and cashews.
My typical breakfast is fruit with yogurt.
Lunch can be boiled egg with tomato, capsicum, lettuce and carrot.
Dinner is meat, fish , turkey or chicken with cauliflower, brooklets, peas.
I have been tracking this now for the past 3 days and finding that I am getting enough carbs without the grains.
Suggested snacks are,
fruit and nuts, such as an apple and 6 almonds
tuna and carrots
hard boiled egg with celery
guacamole with veggies
So, why am I doing this?
For those of you who know me, know that I have hit this very long protracted plateau, my body has decided it is "comfortable" with this weight. The thing is, the numbers are NOT good, they are not BAD either, but at the age of 57 I don't have the luxury of accepting where my body thinks it is "comfortable".
Why? Because I am still classified as "overweight" by the charts, at 5 foot 3inches or as we say in Australia 163cms tall and I currently weigh 71.3 kg.
My ideal weight should be between 58 - 60kgs
I also have a high fasting blood sugar level , and this does not sit well with me at all!
Most of my body fat sits in my abdomen and back and that is proving to be VERY hard to move!
So my plan for the next 28 days is to eat grain free, walk at least 5 kms a day, increasing it to 10kms every 3 days. On return from my walk I will do at least 10mins of strength training.
I am keeping it simple as we will be packing up and leaving Santiago a week after this 28 day plan. I need to be focused and make this whole thing achievable.
Also thinking seriously of weighing myself weekly instead of daily. What do you think?
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Just a quick blog to let you know I have arrived safely in Santiago. DH must be a at site as he organised a taxi to bring me home.
Am going to have some lunch and go to bed. It is 1220 pm here but more like midnight for me! I did not sleep well on the plane , got to watch a few movies.
No beautiful scenery as we flew in as there was a lot of low lying cloud.
Will do a big catch up with everyone in the next few days.
Hope you are all having a great week!
Friday, May 20, 2011
This is also a Friday blog, the one I did this morning was Thursday American time!
Ended up deciding to go to the morning tea at the kiosk near the river and it has a closed in section. Which meant we sat in style and had a great chat.
We met through our furry friends(dogs) at the local oval/park and have now exchanged e-mail addresses so that we can communicate a bit better. Only 4 of us turned up, so it was a nice cosy group.
The food on the menu was scrumptious so decided to have the "muesli trifle" which was a muesli layered with berries and yoghurt in a parfait glass, topped with crushed nuts.
Then I went to the ware house shop called "city farmers" and bought 2 months worth of goodies, food and shampoo for the cats and dogs. So they should be happy and hopefully not miss me too much. Our daughter does a really good job caring and loving them, but she has started a new job so just wanted to have everything in place for her. Getting the dogs immunised on Monday.
It continued to rain most of the day, managed to get a friend to take me to pick up my daughter's car which is now fully serviced, full of petrol and once again nice to drive!
Have just finished washing Sooty and Abby, so they smell soooo nice!
Have some Bolognaise sauce cooking on the stove, will cook some broccoli and have left over cauliflower with it as well.
Losing 100 grams a day at the moment, which I am happy about., only having wholemeal bread once a day and eating either a banana or apple if hungry after my meal. Bananas are $15.00 a kilo here at the moment , normally $3-4.00, they were down to $12.00 a kilo in Tasmania! So every mouthful is treasured!
Weeding did not get finished, so hopefully have a fine day on Sunday to do that.
Was going to do some Wii Fit today , but time got away from me.
Had better go and feed the "starving animals".
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Can't believe it will be Thursday in an hour! Floors are done, pedicure done, just our bathroom to do and the inside of the house is sorted. Weeding of the garden tomorrow and Friday. Catch up with friends and watch my football team on Saturday.
Go on a fund raising river cruise on Sunday, with my best friend and her daughter.(The daughter is fund raising)
Hair dresser and beautician on Monday and then off to the airport that same evening!
28 hours later I will be in Santiago with my hubby! That is not total flying time, it includes all the stop over's.
I go from Perth to Sydney, then to Auckland in New Zealand, then across the Pacific to Santiago, that part is 10 - 14 hours depending if there are tail winds or head winds!
Have been eating very clean healthy food, made a roast pumpkin soup and Korma Curry lamb yesterday . I always make enough for several meals.
Not a lot of time for intense cardio, but doing the floors today certainly was a good workout!
And of course Sooty and Abby get their daily walk either around the park/oval or along the river.
Weight coming off slowly , am almost at where I was before I went to Tasmania, so am happy about that.
Well I am heading off to bed and those of you on the other side of the world will be getting up!
Have a great Sparking day.
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