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[a weight loss story]

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::25.11.05::

Weigh In

Arrrggh! Half a kilo gain this week. This not tracking thing is obviously not working for me. I think I'll go back to tracking again this week. It's too easy to forget what I eat - having a little treat then later in the day having another little treat.

Thinking about it, my timing probably wasn't the best. Since I'm not working I've not got into a routine which makes things much harder plus I've been feeling a bit sick. Oh well, I'll track for the next couple of weeks then try it again.

Has anyone else noticed how once you start eating well, you seem to put on weight much more easily when you go off track? It only takes a week of not so good eating to put on a kilo or half a kilo?

But if you live on pizzas and Big Macs and family sized chocolate bars whilst drinking your body weight in margaritas every weekend sure you put on weight, but not a kilogram every week - I mean, that would be a 50 kilogram gain in a year! (Which would mean many more margaritas!)

Maybe my metabolism has changed and I've become used to eating low calories plus exercising often? Now my body goes haywire when I put junk into it but, if I kept eating junk, it would settle down to a slow and steady gain?

Of course, it could be just because I weigh myself regularly now. Once I'd weigh myself maybe once every 3-4 months so I'd not notice those fluctuations so much. Now I'm on the scales nearly everyday; nothing escapes my attention?

Oh well, I'll have a loss next week. Honest Injun.

PS. I just worked out, I need to lose 9 kilograms to get my BMI within the normal range so I'm challenging myself to do that in the next 9 weeks - ready for the Big Day Out. I might call it the Big Weigh Out Challenge. I think this will be my plan of attack:

* keep tracking for the next 9 weeks
* ensure I drink enough water (been slack on this since I stopped work)
* cardio 6 days a week plus some kind of toning exercises - my measurements having really been changing even as I loss weight which bugs me no end. Since I hurt my back, I've not been able to do weights, pilates or pump class but that doesn't mean I can't do some simple toning exercises at home ie. the evil tricep dips.

I think my reward, if I succeed will be a Stooges t-shirt. Woohoo!

yes, I've definitely noticed that the scale isn't fair. It goes up much easier than down. On your tracking comment, I read a good article yesterday here:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20051123/HBECK23/TPHealth/?query=A+matter+of+scale%3A++checking+weight+daily

It basically says to do exactly that: chart your food and weigh often as it's easier to lost 3 pounds than 10. Duh. Well we all know that but still, it helps to have someone with a hammer hit you with it now and again.

By Blogger Haloranch, at 9:35 am  

I so relate to your post. That dilemna about how easier it is to put on weight when you are eating well then go off the rails - is so true for me too. And i too think it is because our body gets used to eating more simple, whole, healthy foods and luvs it, then when we put crap into it, it choles - guess like if we put crap ointo our petrol tank huh lol I really understand your frustration cause it frustrates me often too how easy it can be to put on weight from one weekend of indulgence!

I too weight myself daily and am more prone to seeing fluctuations - but i find this works for me - doing regular weight checks :-)

Wow only 9kg till healthy range! that is awesome!! good luck with your challenge!! I have 5 weeks left on my 70's challenge (by NYE) so I am there with ya! I am cracking down and trying to be the 'Angel' of all weight loss angels! LOL

keep us posted how it goes!

By Blogger Angel, at 9:44 am  

Good luck with your Big Weigh Out Challenge.At least you are keeping an eye on things and you haven't let yourself put on too much. You will soon get rid of that 1/2 a kilo.

By Blogger Slim Suzy, at 10:50 am  

Hehe I love the name of your challenge! I giggle so much! it's super cute and Gooood Luck with it. Wow 9kilos and you're normal can you see the light at the end of the tunnel Hun?

I've been catching up on your blog and I so understand you mean about dreaming the big dream. Hoping that it all happens by the end. But I guess it's not just about eating right or exercising more, we're all finding things about ourselves - like how we deal with emotoins.

Sometimes it's not the destination but the journey that makes the dream come true. Head up, 9 wks and counting!

By Blogger Dee, at 11:42 am  

Wow, I missed a week so have just caught up, and there is so much stuff there to comment on! I think I will just leave it at this: you rock, and your determination and fighting spirit will see you become the happy, healthy You that you know you can be :-)

By Blogger Emily, at 11:43 am  

A t-shirt for a reward sounds like a good idea (I am going to get a belt for a reward for myself soon (I kinda need one)).
Imagine losing 9kgs and standing on those dam things at the Jam Factory. Make them sorry they ever messed with you!

xx

By Blogger Thinner Nancy, at 11:44 am  

Big Weigh Out Challenge - love it! A great plan and very achievable.

Yes, it's a pain that the scales seem to jump 500g after one measly white chocolate and coconut gelato!

I think going back to tracking regularly is an excellent idea. I've been tracking every day without fail for a week and it's certainly made me feel more motivated and mindful of what I'm eating.

The things that you write about show that you've become a healthy person - you're conscious of everything that affects your health and you're doing everything you can to give yourself the best, most nurturing environment to achieve your goals.

That 9kg will disappear with that plan! All the best with it, and let us know how you go.

Have a great weekend :)

By Blogger Philippa, at 3:57 pm  

Oh gaining weight is soooo easy! I lol at the Big weigh out idea... sounds interesting/fab name for it. :)
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By Blogger Ang, at 4:59 pm  

the big weigh out challenge sounds great!
i think your metabolism does change over time & it does seem unfair! going back to tracking is a great idea

By Blogger Kt, at 7:48 pm  

Now, where did I hear this astounding tidbit of info, I can't remember. I started this bit of info in my own words and then remembered where i read it, in my one of the notes of my Nutrition units for Naturopathy. Will find and type up in Ab Flab for all of us to ponder. Have a lovely weekend lovely lady.

By Blogger Jules, at 8:26 pm  

stooges tshirt! That would RULE! excellent incentive. go for it, tiger.

and i hear you re the rapid gains. unless i exercise like a mofo 6 times a week, i'll gain half-one kilo from just freaking looking at a chocolate bar...

By Anonymous dietgirl, at 9:15 pm  

Great plan. Working from home is very different to an office and putting in some routine should help with those extra bites.

And how cool will that Stooges shirt look - very cool !!

Hope you have a great weekend

By Blogger M, at 10:32 pm  

 

stats:

current weight:
76.6 kg

start weight:
110.1 kg

total loss:
33.5 kg

goal weight:
70 kgs

 

measurements:

boobs: 100 cm

waist: 81 cm

hips: 109 cm

thighs: 50 cm

 

Weekly Goal Lifestyle Changing Challenge-A-Rama

Week 1 - Drink more water

Week 2 - Cut out sugary treats

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