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Not the best

Sunday, February 21, 2010

For a reason I am entirely unable to fathom, last week was, how to put it, not the best of weeks. Rather than take you on a guided tour of the smoking ruins of my soul, let's just do the numbers for now. I feel almost up to that.

Lost 0.7kg for the week. Happy with that. I'm now at 80.3 which puts me within reach of the mythical 70's...I'll have a weight that's not going to kill me and a pair of clodhoppers, please.

I am still losing centimetres off my measurements. I am down 3cm chest, 8cm hips and 13cm waist since this all began. I have no idea where all those centimetres scurried away to but I wish them a nice life all the same. Perhaps they're on the Costa Brava sipping cocktails.

My BMI is still not in the healthy range so I am quite aware I still have weight to lose. I'm very much enjoying my new eating patterns but still struggling to get up into my calorie range. I only made it on 4 days out of 7. Yep, you've heard it from me all before. In this case the depressive mood and the lack of appetite that comes with that made it next to impossible. Maybe this week will rain calories :-)

My left foot hurts. I can't find much wrong with it except that it feels tender after I run. Hence I only had 2 runs for the week instead of 4. I replaced the 2 missed ones with Nordic walking, hoping that the poles would reduce some of the weight stress on my feet. I (just) managed to hit my calories burned target of 8400 so the week wasn't a total write-off.

On the positive side, I will be going to Italy in March for the launch of my book (not entirely, I'm a contributor to and editor of the anthology) 'Within These Walls'. Looking forward to seeing some old friends again and hoping that the weather is gosh-darn freezing. Some cold is really what I need right now.

all the best,

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  • KLS777
    C'mon, pick yourself up out of the dirt, I know you can do this! Be positive! Life takes it's toll on all of us! That is probably half the reason we are all here, let your positive attitude take over, that's the Bilby we know and love!
    2950 days ago
    I think you are too hard on yourself. Stop and think just how far you have come. Or where you would be if you had'ent started this journey. We are all in this together so lets just keep up the good work and be prepared for some blow outs in Italy but you can with forsite reduce there impact.
    Have a wonderful time, can I carry your bags for you
    love Syl
    2952 days ago
    Ooh i like the idea of measuring in centimeters, I am gonna have to try that! I hope your foot feels better soon. Maybe u should try soaking it.
    2952 days ago
    You can have all the cold here in Wisconsin :P. I am glad that you are still making small steps toward your goals, maybe try to focus on that instead of changing season blahs?

    BTW where did you get the kitten picture? I want one...

    2952 days ago
  • JENNY888
    It all sounds pretty positive to me and not so bad a week. Sometimes we have to slow down a little and take care of our bodies. You adjusted for your sore foot and did without giving up the exercise completely. I'm looking forward to water jogging in my pool soon now the weather is changing. I find it is very easy on any sore parts of my body and expends a lot of calories. I miss it in the winter.
    2952 days ago
  • BILBY4
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    2952 days ago
    Italy!! Where in Italy? THAT is something to look forward to emoticon
    2952 days ago
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