Day 7 of 30 day blog challenge. How do you measure your progress towards maintenance?
7. How do you measure progress towards your goal? Scale weight? Body fat percentage? How your clothes fit? Other?
Progress, I measure it by racking up the activities towards it. I like to look back on how much exercise I have done and plan for... Read more
Day 6 of 30. Maintenance
6. What has been most challenging about maintaining a weight loss (now or in the past)?
When I lost weight as a young woman, it just stayed off. I was eating healthily, it was no trouble, I didn't have to think about it. I was the right weigh... Read more
Day 5 of 30. What is your weight history like? How old were you when you first 'went on a diet'?
I was nearly ten when I first went on a diet. I was a normal weight, a tall, sturdy, healthy, fit, active little girl. I would have been putting on puppy fat prior to early menstruation. My mother was very worried about her weight and doing mad ... Read more
Day 4 of 30 day blog challenge. What are or were your fears about weight loss?
I used to be worried about unwanted attention from men, but now I am older, I'm invisible, so that's not going to be a problem.
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30 day blog challenge TanyaP71 days 1 to 3
1: Your stats. Starting stats, current stats, goal stats. Are you currently trying to lose weight, gain weight, or maintain weight or something else? Do you have a goal for the month of September?
I am trying to lose fat and my September goal... Read more
Oh boy do I feel worked out! I missed a workout last week so thought I would make it up today. On top of my Zumba class, I followed up with an aqua aerobics session. Hoooboy. My Zumba teacher has been away in the US doing a Zumba convention and ... Read more
The first day of spring yesterday was a Saturday and I walked right past the housework into the garden. DH and I worked on one bed of shrubs that was sorely in need of a weed and now there is only a little bit left to do that I can clean up by ... Read more
Tell it to the tape measure, 'cos the scale don't want to know
I'm a little confounded. I have been putting on a few pounds in the last few weeks, which is demoralizing. But now my Zumba teacher is back I am expecting to be able to shake them off. Plus I have been adding a few extra workout sessions, inclu... Read more
Decluttering: the first baby step
Perhaps because spring is coming I am having a clean out. We have moved house twice in the last 15 years and at neither shift did we take the opportunity to discard things we did not love. Consequently we have a lot of stuff that we surely do n... Read more
It feels good when you stop!
Just sitting down for a moment after a session at the pool down the road where I gave Stessedout27's humungous water workout a whirl. Phew! I feel great, but also, worked out. My body is kind of ringing. In a good way.
First off this am, I did... Read more
Water exercise programme 2 hour session.
For those who have asked about it, and for me to remember, here is my aqua aerobics exercise program. It looks like a lot but this is for a 2 hour session in the 33C chest deep pool.
When I started, I couldn't run on the spot for more than 15... Read more
My little secret...
Ooh the rain, it woke me this morning, not cold but still and raining straight down. Feeling strong this morning after a good water exercise session yesterday, I figured out how to do pool pushups, and pull ups, too, don't know why it didn't oc... Read more
A slippery slope
Feeling a bit despondent lately as my weight is moving in the wrong direction. I have been struggling a bit with a foot injury and over a period of time my exercise hasn't been as intense as it usually is, so I think I have been on a slippery sl... Read more
Yesterday was back to back work. At the end of the day, I both did and didn't want to go to the hot pool for my 2 hour session, I was beat. I went, but in the pool, meh! I didn't want to run. So I walked. I didn't feel like doing my usual routi... Read more
Had a great day yesterday. Slept in and so didn't make 8am Zumba. I still feel vaguely guilty about this. It was a lovely warm sunny day. We visited friends and went for a bush walk, and then to town where DH bought some magazines and I bought s... Read more