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It's been a while

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Yes, it has been a long while since I blogged. I have gained in that time so am pretty much back at the start plus some more, but that is behind me now.

I am feeling positive. I have made moves to improve my life - joined Weight Watchers online (WW), and just joined a gym.

I have decided to focus more on the fitness angle for now given the season. I shall try my best to fit in with the points allowed on WW but I really want to have some fun too and that is my choice. I am lucky enough to only have the one pre-Christmas event which is today and I think that will be a two courser - to be honest looking at the menu only one dish stands out, a rather fatty pork dish. May go off the main menu and just have a pain course. See I'm obsessing already - that is what happens.

I think that is common - as soon as I start to try stick to an eating plan I obsess over every mouthful. I am good at tracking when I can identify the food, etc. I count every diet coke, glass of water etc, and I do that mentally too. I can never give myself a break, and when I do end up giving myself a break because let's face it, we are all human, I then end up cracking and giving up on the plan entirely. But what I have learned lately is that I don't go to many party type functions so why not have the odd splurge. I eat out every week with mother and that has to be monitored but parties, I may go about 5 times a year, alas most of those are around November, December and January due to the way birthdays fall, but hey, we are talking one meal here not an entire week of overindulgence. Yes I am learning to be realistic. To accept that I will be tempted and accept that I can choose to be tempted if I really wish to without ruining the entire plan - it's just one meal, one event. There are plenty of days in the year, I can be a little naughty on a few of them.

Anyway enough of my philosophizing. Fitness wise I am focusing on treadmill work doing rolling hills. For 1. This will help strengthen my bad back 2. It will help my rather bad ankle without being OTT 3. I want to make that hill in Oporto, although saying that I don't think any treadmill has that high an incline.

So for now I am on level 1 of rolling hills going at 4.5 mph at full speed - love to power walk. I made 17 minutes entirely last night with 2 minute warm up and 2 minute cool down. I am pushing a combo of slight inclines with speed for now just to get into the feel of it.

At some point I will add in a stepper but for now treadmill will do - I am probably the shortest gym visitor ever lol. But hey I have a plan and I am not going to be rushing it. No injuries allowed.

Will update again next Sunday. Have fun peeps

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SATURDAYSAGE 12/28/2014 6:27AM

    Great plan!

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PENSFRIEND 12/8/2014 5:24AM

    Well done! :-)

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Update :D

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sorry not been around.

The juice fast lasted 3 days out of the 5. I am not sure if 3 is my maximum doable at the moment or whether the cold I caught from my darling husband scuppered things. I got very very hungry and found it impossible to stick too - I was hating every juicy moment come day 4 when I should have been feeling great. Will try it again in November.

I lost weight though - am on track. Am happy. Hoping I can lose again this week. I'll settle for even a small loss. Have fun :D

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CYBERCITYSHELL 10/16/2014 4:21AM

    Good on you , glad to hear you are on track!!!
Sorry about the cold though, I hope that doesn't last too long.
Keep up the great work, emoticon

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1.5 lbs gone

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Considering I wasn't a good girl for all of last week I am very content with my loss. The flu jab threw me off a bit as I was tired and had the appetite of a raving cookie monster, well in my case a raving fatty food monster. I still can't believe I have eaten 3 Big Macs this week - that's like more than I eat in a whole year!

Anyway all is good now and I'm full of the joys of spring even though it is autumn lol.

Next week I am going to try the Juice Master 5-day juice "fast" - it looks actually quite balanced and I have Juice Master bars to go with it being a beginner and all, so should be fun, she says lol. I have been getting into juicing lately - homemade is a lot less sweet than store bought and I love using those slightly sour apples that leave your mouth slightly dry.

Here's to another loss next week :D

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IMAVISION 10/14/2014 5:43PM

    emoticon with that 1.5 pounds down!

How did your week on the juice fast go? I hope it went smoothly & well.

As for the big macks --- not something I have ever craved; however, I do sometimes surprise myself by caving for things I normally indulge in only once a year --- if that! Case in point --- potato chips (crisps) last August --- I just did not seem to be able to get enough of them! emoticon emoticon

Usually, I allow myself that treat one time per year --- the first week of July. Since caving for them in August, the urge for them hit me full force in late September --- I told myself if I still had that urge come the first Wednesday of October, then I would allow myself to splurge with them. Thankfully, the craving had totally left me by the date I had set --- so no caving to them. I am hoping against hope that I have no more cravings for those tasty little morsels! emoticon

I have been sugar free since 1.3.14. emoticon

God bless!

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OSDOWNS 10/4/2014 4:36AM

    Good luck with the juice fast. I'll be interested to see how you do!

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What happened?

Monday, September 29, 2014

That is what you may well be asking. Well the Saints and Slimmers started badly because the company always had stock issues, then I got stressed over my mum and work and I just kept eating so here I am back again heavier than ever.

But I'm not going to let all that bother me. There are 12 weeks till Christmas and I have set myself the goal of losing 12 lbs. That's 1 lb a week. Maybe I'll lose more but that is the goal I am setting.

Keeping it simple.

Have fun all x

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PENSFRIEND 10/16/2014 5:53AM

    Sensible goal. You can do this!

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IMAVISION 10/14/2014 5:45PM

    That sounds like a very doable goal. I wish you success-upon-success.

God bless!


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    Sorry to hear that, it sure is a constant battle. Twelve weeks till christmas, now that is scarey. I will join you, I am still trying to get back to my ticker weight. BUT, I am going to go down, AND so are you, aren't we buddy!!!!
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I think I've finally found something that works for me

Friday, May 02, 2014

It is called Saints and Slimmers. It's a complete programme.

I have been using the products for the last week or so and love it :D

When I get back I will be doing the 1,200 calorie option.

Right now I think this will suit me - it will help me keep my appetite under control. A "box" diet that is not overly packed with carbs.

I will be back on 25th May. Until then have a great month and success to you all emoticon

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SHILOBOOTH 5/3/2014 4:06AM

    Yes they are British - in fact based no far from me so supporting a local business too. I'm a bit confused by their labelling. 9.1g of sugar in 100g but 26.5g in a 31.5g serving lol Doh! It's low carb anyway - I may email them to point out their error.

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HEYITSLISA 5/2/2014 12:54PM

    Had to Google it since I'd never heard of it. Must be a UK thing. emoticon Hope it works for you!

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SUNSET09 5/2/2014 12:28PM

  emoticon and emoticon as it's good to find something that you can stick with and works for you! emoticon Keep us posted and I know, emoticon ! emoticon

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