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I'll call this day 16

Monday, August 22, 2011

Never mind the last month - things didn't go so well. Happy to be back and really glad to see I still lost some weight.

I need to establish a routine for food & excercise, something I'll work on in the next couple of weeks.

Haven't got much else to say, just wanted to check in. Nice to see some familiar faces....

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PENNPLAX 8/30/2011 8:32PM

    Sunshine glad you are back. I sometimes feel like I am perpetually starting over. It will take a while to get a good food routine down. I am theorizing that you need to be consistent for not less than two months to make it "habit". Good luck.

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MARYMO22 8/23/2011 5:53AM

    Hi Sunshine - glad to see you here

Nice new start is what you need - don't forget your 10 minutes of exercise each day, great place to start


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Day 15: Planning excercise NEED IDEAS

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tomorrow: 60 min walk into town
Sat: ????
Sun: ????

Today, my problem is that I can't be bothered to do anything in particular. BAD. I could at least have a dance and maybe an indoor work out later, probably will.
Friday, Sat and Sun - am away. Thinking about it, we will probably do a lot of walking to get to places so that should be fine really. I can't plan because it's out of my hands and it's not that kind of weekend!

My weekends are a bit of a nightmare at the mo. I'm away for the next three so far, and I can't plan for the weeks because depending on this job and actually another interim one, I have no idea where I'll be or what I'll be doing even as far as Monday. I'll have to plan more properly when I know. I do at least know I'll get a good walk in tomorrowand will probably get a load of walking at the weekend, so if I do 30 mins min later, should be alright for an unusual week?


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ODDLASS 7/13/2011 2:38PM

    You sound like you could do with starting a 10 minute a day streak. just start with a simple 10 mins walk everyday, do more if you want to, but 10 mins minimum rule and maybe a water target. because you sound to be having trouble and trying to do more than you are really feeling the urge to do. take it steady, it will come!


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MARYMO22 7/13/2011 7:55AM

    do one of the spark videos - they're great when you're short on time / motivation.

I struggled yesterday so once my dinner had settled I walked the (nearly a mile) to the furthest shop I could, and back in just over 30 minutes....felt much better once I'd done it
DH wanted some sweets and I picked up some Sushi for a snack today for 69p and a sandwich for himself for 89p!
worth going really - a swede for 19p - oh and chocolate chip coockies, whoops!

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Week Two Review (& days 11, 12, 13 & 14, weekend)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

This week:
Weight: - 3 lbs
Thigh: -
Neck: -
Excercise mins: 205
Jeans size: 20

Very pleased with the weight loss after not being that careful with nutrition overall, faaaar too much wine (though only one day) PLUS TOM! Definitely need to plan better this week as I've spent all day barely moving.

Really tired after the weekend of travelling. Did quite well being away though if anything didn't eat enough trying to cut costs.
One good thing about today: definitely back on the water! So dehydrated after not having enough while travelling etc. So glad to be back with a supply of fresh water!

So, yes, not much to report but just wanted to brag about the weight loss - over half a stone so far, 4 lbs away from where I was when I last gave up!

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MARYMO22 7/12/2011 1:59PM

    fantastic news Sunshine - well done on a super weight loss!

I have a metal water container (from Yeomans camping) for days when I'm travelling - I take it to client meetings so I'm getting enough through a 3 hour meeting

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Day 10

Friday, July 08, 2011

Planning ahead for 'difficult' days, ie. days where excercise will be hard to fit in or eating well will be less in my control.
This weekend I will be on a train all day Sunday, but will get a bit of walking in once I get there (in search of my tea), tea will also be out but I am packing a big salad, lots of fruit etc. for the train. Depending on choice, I will try to make a healthy choice for tea, as healthy as is on offer!
Monday, again, I'll have to get all of my meals, will try and be as healthy as possible. I will get in a fair bit of walking while exploring and probably running for my train...
So, I will try and get in a big walk tomorrow so that I feel a little less guilty over the weekend. Also because I like to walk and it will clear my head and get rid of some of the nerves and stress.

I'm excited about Monday but really quite worried. My only other offer is an internship which, while good, will get me into more debt rather than start to clear it. Still, I must not get my hopes too high, and remember that everything happens for a reason, or rather, there is no one way that will make us happy. Things might not seem to go to plan but often work out better than we ever could have imagined, so my point is: it will be fine. emoticon

Oh and also, HELLO TOM. Thanks for your excellent timing to make me feel even fatter and yuk. Still, as long as the bloating goes soon, I don't mind. Considering not weighing because I know it will be higher due to TOM and that may bruise my ego.
Also, how rubbish are my measuring skills??! By my calculations my thigh is 2 in smaller than like 10 days ago. Doubt that's possible! Shame. I like the idea of seeing my thighs shrink. Neck is still the same. I'll keep you posted! emoticon

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ODDLASS 7/10/2011 3:21PM

    Keep us posted on the interview. it would be good to get it, but not the end of the world if you don't! you can only do your best and cross your fingers!
You sound to have it planned out well for your food, best of luck! XX


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Day 9

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Sorry for all my boring blogs by the way, it's just a way to remind myself to log in and keep with it every day and offload some pretty boring thoughts.

Doing well today, had a walk planned - into town - which I've done and have been eating fine. Bit of a wobble earlier. I think being unemployed doesn't help. Don't get me wrong, I have a million things to do but no structure which leaves me far too much time for just thinking. I wish I could turn off my internal calculator that stresses about the numbers. I know it's not helpful but it's so hard to switch it off. I'm considering the idea of ditching weekly weigh in/measure-ins if I get too obsessed. Going to stay with it for the time being though. This week I'm weighing on Sunday as I'm travelling up for the interview on Sun for Monday so won't have my scales.

Trying to stay positive about the job. Problem is I know it will be really hard if I don't get it. You know how it is when you really want a certain job, coupled with the fact that my money situation is now pretty desperate. Fingers well and truly crossed.

Feel like I've put on weight if anything these last few days. It doesn't make much sense though. Maybe it's just TOM, hope so. Think I might also start making my lunches the night before or in the morning so that I don't wait until I'm starving to work out what to have. I always have big healthy salads and the like but when I get hungry, I start craving other things and even though I don't give into it, it's not the best.

Well, those are my thoughts for the day. emoticon

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FISEFTON 7/7/2011 12:25PM

    I found it hard when I was first at home during the day too. It was so much easier when I had a routine. Before I finally got a job I established a new routine similar to what I did while I was out at work and set tasks which needed to be completed before I could "play".

I think that making your lunch before lunch time would be a good idea. If you would normally take your lunch with you to work then doing the same thing at home would probably make sense.

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ODDLASS 7/7/2011 11:37AM

    When your life is upside down it is so much harder to stick with it! I didn't do it did I? I dropped off the wagon with an almighty BUMP!

What I would say though, is if you do manage to stick with it, then it gives you something that YOU are control of! regardless of jobs, family, money problems and things you CAN NOT control , you have this one thing which you CAN! And once all the yuck around you is sorted, one way or another, you will be healthy enough to enjoy it! I REALLY wish I had stayed strong enough, I would be about 70lb lighter by now!

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