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Sunday, October 02, 2011

September was not very good. A bit of a plateau AND a bit of wobbling on the wagon.

Getting down to goal weight and beyond, and dropping a jeans size made the naughty part of me take over even though the good part was yelling out keep going. Result - I worked out - sometimes missing some days, but sometimes working a LOT, but... ate and drank too much too often - sometimes by a LOT (culprit mostly alcohol and junk snacks due to alcohol - "1 drink and a snack" kept turning into 4 drinks and 5 snacks - ooops emoticon ) . End result - I made no progress on the scale. At least I tracked all that gluttony and didn't try and "hide" from it. Have decided to restrict alcohol to special occasions from now on. I didnt used to pig out on alcohol when I wasn't trying to lose weight, so clearly for me, alcohol and weight loss don't work well together.

With a bit more effort and self-control from me, I could probably have lost 4-6 pounds in September. At least I've not gained. I hope when I do eventually reach goal weight that my nutrition choices will be better in maintenance. One positive from September - and from kiwi challenge - I HAVE started to add a tiny bit of strength training to my (trying to be) new healthy lifestyle.

October is going to be much better than September.

I had a very active day yesterday and already started today with a 4.4km early morning wog. About to do a turbo jam workout, and will do some bouncing on the mini trampoline later. If it's not too hot, I'll try for at least another 30 mins in the garden (weeding, not lounging lol )

I've got 6 pennies piled up on my desk - I move one to the "other" pile (currently has 2) each time I have a glass of water. This will remind me to get all my water today. Had no problem yesterday in the heat, and I think it will be the same today, but it will be a good reminder & counter when it's colder weather.

Todays meals and snacks already planned and entered into the tracker. Bang on target for calories. 7g too low on fat. In range on carbs and protein. I dont fancy licking a block of lard, so unless I workout really hard today and earn myself another snack, my body will have to manage without that 7g. 5 servings or more of fruit and veg in that tracker too.

I'm pleased with my choices and plans for today so far. Yesterday was good, today is even better. What I really need to do now, is plan in advance how, what and when to get workouts and meals during the week when I'm at work. Working day including commute is almost 12 hours 5 days a week and it doesn't leave much time or energy for good choices when I get home. Also the dark mornings don't encourage me to wake up at 4.30 so I can workout before leaving in the morning. So today while I AM feeling charged I will spend some time and do a timetable & menu plan for evening meals for the week. And accept that while I had an early morning routine during the summer when we had light early mornings, I need to adapt to and accept less daylight.

Thank you mother nature for giving me this unseasonably glorious sunny week in autumn while I've been off work, so I could recharge my batteries and kickstart myself back into gear. (wish I'd booked 2 weeks off though emoticon )

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    Great ideas emoticon
    2985 days ago
  • DRPOOH63
    Great idea on the pennies! I need that at work when I just am not drinking as much as I need. It is also nice to read about someone else having issues adding strength training. Good luck on that. Go Kiwis!
    2985 days ago
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