Doing what we KNOW is right for US.
Sunday, July 07, 2013
We always read about how each individual is unique and we agree, then we join a team or two and suddenly we are doing other peoples "what works for them". I refer to the weight loss challenge and boot camp groups I joined.
Neither of these groups are bad, or bad for me. But I derailed myself because I didn't MAKE IT MY OWN as I did initially.
For the first 3 months I followed my weight loss challenge by being carb free. I lost 12.5kgs (27.5 pounds). Side by side, I did boot camp 3 days a week and watched my body shape altering. I started developing muscles and got stronger and my asthma lessened as well as other health issues.
Then I allowed myself to get all excited about a boat cruise and started boot camp EVERY DAY which meant I HAD to eat carbs and blam....my winning streak was over. For the month of June I lost a mere .3 grams (.66 pounds) and whats more, I didn't feel great on carbs. I was diagnosed pre-diabetic and for health reasons taken off carbs...which was great because I felt wonderful off carbs.
On June 30th I spoke to my hubby and decided to "give up" on the cruise concept and go back to boot camp 3 days a week and get off carbs. In one week I have lost .7 grams (1.5 pounds)
Surely this is the best way for me as an individual with unique needs.
So, happily back on track and boot camp begins again tomorrow morning. I'm somewhere between excited and terrified lol because now I know how tough it is. But I love how I'm "shaping up" more so I will go back again. Its also tougher this time round because my sister cannot finance rejoining, so I'll be getting up at 5 am ALONE and going to boot camp ALONE lol where has the fiercely independent woman I am - gone?
In another 4 weeks the weight loss challenge takes our body measurements again, I cant wait to see how mine has changed again.
Today, I bought a brand new outfit but I have to lose another 5 kgs (11 pounds) before I'll fit into it comfortably, right now I can kinda jump, hop and squeeze into it. I'm THAT confident I will get into it before the end of July.
Tomorrow I am going to have coffee at my bible studies husbands work (lumbar yard) and he hasn't seen me since February so I can't wait to see his reaction to my 15.6 kgs (34,3 pounds) gone. His wife has been telling him about my weight loss, and he says he cannot imagine it, because hes always known me heavy. Well......I've got news for him...lol
I've got a super busy week ahead of me. My sister has also lost tons of weight and has pretty much nothing that fits her. Everything she now owns is either too baggy or its faded and looks terrible. Her dil's parents are due in a weeks time and they are very snooty people with pots of money and a condescending attitude. I mean it, the last time they were down, she kindly offered to take the whole family to a fancy restaurant in Fancourt and made sure Gale knew to please wear something descent. What a cheek. Anyway, I am busy taking Gales clothes in, dyeing them interesting colors and giving the old "worn, done look" ones some new spunk. So starting tomorrow.......I'll be busy busy busy.
Before I go I must tell you this cute story. Axel is 3 in September and still not saying much. He has suffered trauma and the creche he is in now, is using flash cards and reward system to catch him up and its working, he has 4 more words already. He makes himself understood, but its not conversation. Anyway, that's not whats funny...that part is sad. Here is what is funny. Every month, I post him an "Axel's packet" gift. It contains a few things I know he will enjoy plus a photo of himself and myself together. My dil told me that he keeps these photo's under his drum which is his favorite thing. But I have run out of Axel and Granny photo's with him gone. So this last packet had no photo. My dil says he dug through the items I sent, tipped the packet upside down and spread his hands like "so where is it?" At the time, she didn't know what he wanted, and she got frustrated with his oncoming irritation and tears. Finally, he ran into his room, fetched the last photo he was sent and put it back in the packet, took it out and went showing the family present the old photo. So she asked that I please send more photo's, even if they aren't of Axel and Granny....long as Granny sends a photo.
Shame, how sweet is that? So its back to looking for photo's of Granny that Axel will enjoy showing off with and then storing in the bottom of his drum.
I misssssss that kid like crazzzzzzzy.