Tuesday, January 16, 2007

YAY - another loss !!

I'm very pleased to say that I had another loss this week. While I
know that two weeks in a row isn't record breaking or outstanding or
even amazing - for me it is great because it means that I am doing
what I should be doing - correctly - and seeing the results on the
scale. I am also seeing the results in my clothes and, while it is
only 3.8kgs down, that loss has definitely made a difference to how my
clothes feel.

I am so motivated and excited about what I am doing now - I wish I
could bottle it up for the times when things aren't going as well. Al
was so pleased when I got on the scale and saw the loss - he really is
such a great support to me. He asked me what I was doing differently
to a few weeks ago. I said it was just cutting out the junk, drinking
water, eating fruit, exercising and watching my portion sizes. He
said that he didn't think that my portion sizes were way out and I
said no, they probably weren't but I very seldom eat because I am
hungry - more often than not I eat because I like food - actually, I
don't like food, I like junk. I would much rather sit down to a
packet of biscuits / chocolates / ice-cream / pizza than to a meal of
any description - no wonder my weight balloons like it does.

Last night I did 7kms / 7kph on the treadmill - I did have a break
after about 3kms and I didn't think I would finish it but then I just
started watching Dr Phil on the TV and before I knew it the 7kms were
done. I find that the treadmill is definitely better for me and I
have more of a work out than if I go walking for an hour on the road.
I tend to think about thinks when I am walking on the road and then
start to wander more than walk until I realise that I have slowed
right down and speed up again. I am off to pilates tonight and I am
going to see if she has any vacancies on the studio equipment. I have
always just attended the mat classes but after seeing the specialist
last week I am going to see if I can maybe attend one studio and one
mat class per week - will see how it fits in with everything else that
the family is doing.

Everyone seems to be off to a great start this year - lots of
motivation and positive energy around which is just great and exactly
what we all need. Isn't it strange how, when things are going well
and you feel on top of the world, it seems like you could tackle
anything - and win. I have been having a few difficult times at work
but these last two weeks I have just made my normal "To Do" lists but
this time I have actually followed them and worked my way through
them. What a great feeling it is to be able to cross things off the
list once they are done. I am a great 'List" person and I think, like
stepping on the scales (most times), it is the positive vibe I get
from crossing something off the list.

Anyway, enough waffle for one day - have a great weekend everyone and take care.

TFTD : Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens
adversity by dividing and sharing it

TIAGF : The positive energy and high motivation levels that I have


Blogger Mary said...

WHOO HOO! Good going Linda and obviously you're hard work is paying off. You're kicking butt! Al is great and yep, I think a lot of us *love* the wrong kinds of food.

I tell you what, not having any junk has taken away my cravings so I am firm in the belief now that the crap in the junk food makes you crave it!

Let us know how you go with pilates. The equipment looks like it would be great.

LOL and it looks like a lot of bloggers are *list* makers who enjoy crossing things off :-)

Cheers to another great week!

2:08 PM  
Blogger michelle said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know you can stay focused.

2:33 PM  
Blogger Julie's journey said...

Dont you just love clean slates? Congratulations!! Take care.

5:01 PM  

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