Saturday, June 26, 2010
I bought a new pair of jeans shorts yesterday. They didn't have my size at the moment, size 16, so i bought the 14, thinking they might come close but they can be something to motivate me.
On the way home i started feeling stupid. Why have i bothered buying them in a 14, when i know they won't fit? Grrrr.
So i got home and decided to try them on. I was SHOCKED. And still am! They fit me... wonderfully!! Oh. My. God? Me, in a size 14, fancy that!!!
Sooo i feel fantastic. I still haven't worked out as often as i want but i've got 3 in this week. T'was a toughie today as well. Even better ;)
Hopefully i can keep going and losing the pounds. =D
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Not off as in 'bad' but off as in 'break'. I think.
I just had the week off. Not intentionally. I think i needed to. To let myself have some way... some slacking. I ate well last week, but hardly any exercise. I weighed on Thursday to see how i was doing and it did boost me a little... i am on for losing a few pounds this week. Although we don't know if that will change when i do my official weigh in later today. It would be nice to have lost without the effort of the exercise, but i know that doesn't mean i can keep slacking like this.
I am ready for next week.
I was just looking through some old photo's i had on disc. They are from when i was 18/19. Some are from a trip to London with my friend. When i think about my weight now, i think, "yeah i was hot when i was 18"..... pffft.... ohhhh no. How come when you pile the weight on, you don't even realise it? You still think you look hot, but the photo's show a different story. I had started putting weight on when i was 17 i would say. I always think it was later than this though, like when i was 20, but it wasn't. I'm kinda big on these pictures. There are some pics from when i went to Italy with my rugby team... on tour! I knew i was unfit then and not at my best... but man, i didn't realise i was quite the fatty then too!
So this has been an eye opener. I just realised, the condition i am in now, is the same as when i was at my peak, when i was superfit, i do think i have got myself back into that condition. Ok i'm not superfit, but i'm pretty damn fit these days. This is my motivation to keep going. I am still in the top part of the BMI "overweight" section and i'm determined to get out of it. I look more like me again, like when i did when i was 15. I can see my face again, i can see my jaw, instead of a stupid roll of a double chin. DAMN I never wanna see those chins again!!!
I know one thing for sure... i am never going back to the way i was. I am never letting go of myself so much that the weight piles on and gets out of control... affecting me and my health... no way, never ever again.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
I finally rewarded my hard work for my weightloss efforts. IT'S ABOUT TIME?!
Today, i brought a real nice funky leather jacket. I'm inlove with it, it's just 'me' - really. Ahhh so pleased with it. I wanted one for a while and i tried one on today... thought about it for a while and went back for it a few hours later, lol.
I'm doing good too, no falling off the wagon for now. I've had some naughty foods but they're staying in my calorie range and i'm controlling the portion size. I think i may have finally got this Spark thing under control ;)
Friday, June 11, 2010
I was under on all of my nurtitional goals yesterday, not purposely or anything it just happened. I had my combat cardio workout (wow, loving it!) and had tea. We had salt and pepper king prawns with oriental veg - homemade of course.
Just before bed, when Stephen was making his icecream (lol - it's his ritual) i'd checked up on my tea and i didn't have a lot of carbs, which i know i needed after my workout. So i was looking for a small snack with some carbs to just up my daily goals a little bit. I had peanuts there but i didn't fancy eating nuts.... i took out a packet of (Stephen's) pickled onion Monster Munch... and thought i'll have some crisps? Then i spotted my fruit flakes, and thought nooo, i'd be much better having my fruit. Even after buying them and checking out the ingredients properly - they're not just fruit pieces, they are "concentrated and formed" fruit pieces coated in yogurt. This annoyed me muchly, i wanted something pure. Just fruit and yogurt. Grrrr.
ANYWAY. I reminded myself how good a workout i had, i'd be silly to have crisps, so i put the crisps back and picked up my packet of fruit.
I read my ingredients and nutritional info and this little packet of fruit had more calories, more carbs, and more fat than the packet of crisps i was going to eat.
I know i was probably better off because the type of nutrients i was getting would be a bit better but it kinda made me thought ........... I should have just eaten the crisps?
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