[a weight loss story]
*kathrynoh at nemesis dot com dot au*
I rang the gym about the dodgy spin instructor. They were really pleased that I bothered to give them feedback and also said they'd had some other complaints about him. I don't think I'll go back to that class anyway. I didn't like his style.
Since I've got my car, I prefer going to Vic Gardens (the branch of gym closer to home) than the gyms in the city after work anyway. It's a bit more hassle but if I'm heading out of the city after 7.00 pm, the trams are infrequent and it's really cold. If I come straight home from work, I can drive over to the gym, do my stuff, jump in the nice toasty warm car to come home and do all my showering and stuff here. I can even walk home from work first, increasing my exercise quota.
Arrrgghh... my stomach is a battleground at the moment. Take my advice, do not fool with laxatives. They are the toys of satan. My bowels are churning. I felt dodgy before I went to the gym tonight but things settled down when I started working out. Still I didn't feel like I was running at full capacity. Later I had to go over to my son's place and he talked me into taking him to the shopping centre to get Guitar Hero for the PS2. He went to EB games, which does games trade ins but you need photo ID. He doesn't have photo ID (the lil nerd reckons he doesn't need it cos he don't drink!!!) so I had to organise all that. We were at the counter and I came over all sick. I ran out of the shop, convince I was going to throw up but couldn't find the toilets. I couldn't ask for directions because I was too scared to talk. Finally, I saw the toilet sign and ran off, down a long, long corridor. By the time I got to them, the feeling had passed but I've been woozy ever since.
I did yoga tonight. Even the big, Rugby player looking dude in my class was more flexible than me. I didn't like the class and not just because I'm crap. They had us squished in like sardines - you had to avoid hitting or being hit by flailing limbs most of the time. Plus there were no mats so I had to go in the dancey-aerobics class next door mid-session and get one. Instead of ending the class feeling calm and relaxed, I felt irritable and icky.
Anyway, I knicked Pirates of the Carribean off Andrew (after a few poor attempts at Guitar Hero) so I'm going to curl up in bed now and imagine I'm stuck on a tropical island with Johnny Depp.
well done on your great loss! & i'm glad u complained about the spin instructor, he sounds awful!
especially in a class like yoga they should limit the amount of members allowed to participate. How can you stretch in a box? I don't remember your name being Jack Inabox.
The poo issues don't sound too good, think i'll stay away from the laxatives. I've never tried them, and now I never will!
Aah, a girl after my own heart - Johnny Depp.....yummo!!!
Firstly, WOO HOO on the loss - you're so close its fantastic. Secondly, that is so freaking gross about your spin instructor filling up peoples water bottles with his own!!!! I'm glad you complained and thirdly, sorry about the poo issues, there could be nothing worse. Have you tried hot water and lemon first thing in the morning - seems to work for me to get things moving. Oh, and lastly, I loooove Johnny Depp too
Woohoo! That's a whopping great 1.5 kg loss! Go me! I'm the man! One lousy half a kilo (approx 1 pound for all you non-metric folk) and I'm at goal!
See how excited I am? I'm using coloured fonts. I never use coloured fonts. I thought I'd weigh in today and again tomorrow then move to Saturdays after that. I'm so happy. I think after being sick for so long then going back to 6 days a week cardio, my metabolism has gone crazy. So long as I get that 0.5 kg loss next week, I'll be happy.
I've been thinking that maybe 68 kgs might be my ideal weight now though. Mainly because all the cardio equipment at the gym has that as the default weight so I would have to adjust the machines. Yeah, I'm that lazy.
I had been planning to go for a run this morning but then I realised I want to go for a long run tomorrow and I'm meeting with Deegee for a run on Sunday. I think three days in a row will be too much for my little legs to handle. The alternatives are to go for a long run this morning then have a rest day tomorrow or to go to the gym after work and do some cardio plus a yoga class or run today then rest tomorrow and have a long run on Sunday.
Thinking about it, and since I'm still having poo issues, I might go to the gym after work and have a run plus the yoga class. That branch also has a dvd library so I can get out some dvds to watch tonight. Then make Sunday my long run and have Saturday as a rest. That works for me since I've got other stuff to Saturday anyway. I love it when I work out a good plan.
Yesterday I felt something I haven't felt for months - hot! It was such an unseasonally warm day and I've finally got around to buying a little heater for my poor heated office. I love that heater. It's so much more comfortable working without my coat on. I even took off my jumper for a while and managed in just 4 layers of clothing! At lunch time I wandered over to the park and sat in the sun. Why can't it always be like this? Hurry up summer with your glorious weather and daylight savings.
You know what rocks? Black and Green (I think that's the right name) chocolate. I've heard people like Dietgirl and YP talk about this chocolate on their blogs and saw it at my local organic shop. Man, it's like they've distilled the essense of goodness from the chocolate and concentrated it in one tiny bar. I felt like every taste bud in my mouth was having an orgasm as I ate it. What makes it even more special is, because the flavour and satisfaction are so intense, you can happily eat part of a small bar then realise you've had enough and put the rest in the fridge for later. Well I could and I never do that with chocolate.
You know, I used to think I was unco-ordinated and lacked flexibility because I was fat. Now I realise I'm just unco-ordinated and lack flexibility.
Congrats Kathryn - that is huge. well done.
You go girl! Wohooot! It's getting really close. =D
WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO - well done on a fantastic loss and so close to goal now !!
Great about the loss. I don't know what you are expecting from a long run on Sunday, but bring the crash cart.
Wow - thought something big must be going on for their to be big red font!! You sound just full of optimism and alertness. If that is what weight loss brings then bring it on baby - once I've had the baby that is!!
Yaaaaaaaaaay. What a fantastic loss. Go you. So close to goal you sexy girl.
"Mainly because all the cardio equipment at the gym has that as the default weight so I would have to adjust the machines."
Congratulations on a great loss Kathryn!
GO KATH!!! That's brilliant!! You are so, so close now - you'll be there very very soon. Can't wait to add you to the "At Goal" section on my side bar.
WOOHOOO Great loss hunny! That's wicked.
500grams. My god you are so so sos so close!!
OMG half a kilo to go! How does it feel? You deserve to use the coloured fonts!!! I am so so so proud of you!
Fantastic Stuff! Well done that woman. There is nothing like pulling a big loss out the bag.
woohoo! that is a killer result, well done! and once the poo issues are resolved, you might even get to 68 next week ;)
Congratulations! That is such an accomplishment. Well done.
The laxative didn't work (but I did find out the correct spelling). I feel like I have a ticking time bomb in my belly now. I got to the gym after work and was warming up for my PT session when I felt the need so ran to the loos but it was no dice. I tried my hardest cos with the money I pay my PT there's no way in hell I'd excuse myself mid-session just for a poo. It would be literally money down the drain.
Arrghh - we had a new Spin instructor tonight. He came in dressed like he was taking part in the Tour d'France (that's the big bike race, yeah?) - fully co-ordinated cycling gear from the cap on his head to the shoes and that included his drink bottle.
The class started and he got off the bike and came over to me. He turned my resistance back to zero then told me to pick up the pace. I was like dude, where's your spin instructor licence? Well not really cos I only thought of that one now but seriously, in every class I've ever done the one thing they tell you over and over is NEVER spin with no resistance.
Sure I might not have been going as fast as he'd like but it was the frigging warm up.
Then every track we did but one was a sprint. Boring. And, for the non-sprint track we had to do this standing and sitting in groups. The girl beside me and I got in trouble cos we didn't know what group were in. It was very high school PE class.
Even worse - all but two tracks were these latino dance mixes. Then we had Vogue by Madonna (that was for the sit, stand group thing). I hate that song so much.
Oh yeah, and toward the end of the class, he asked if anyone wanted their water bottle topped up. I've been in classes where the instructor will go fill your bottle so you don't have to get off the bike but he was using his own water bottle for the top ups. Gross.
I'm thinking of ringing the gym tomorrow and putting in a complaint. I don't want to be a whingy bitch but I think with the resistance thing, if that had been my first class I could have end up injuring myself.
money down the drain! priceless! :)
I would complain, too! What an obnoxious man... and you are totally right to be grossed out by the refill situation. Cuz you wanna drink his backwash? Gross, gross, gross!
I would definitely be ringing in to complain - he sounds like a real dork !
I would definintley complain! I mean seriously - I suppose that's why RPM can be good because instructors CAN'T just do their own thing. I know you can spin with no resistance (used for warm ups and recovery) so not worried abpout that , but you shouldn't get told off and you should have the control over your resistance not him! Plus water bottle issue = EWWW sick
The gym definitely should be told about that Spin guy - filling water bottles that way is just not on! Ewwww. Let us know that the gym says if you do!
Tonight I cooked the best dinner ever. It was like heaven wrapped paradise with a side of rapture. Yum. The stupid thing is a guy I worked with last year gave me this recipe and I didn't make it until today. That's many dinners I've missed out. And, because I'm the kind, sweet (cough), adorable chickie babe I am, I'll share it with you:
Lemon Coriander Chicken
2 tsp olive oil
juice and zest of 1 lemon
1 small red chilli (I had none so used a little chilli powder)
4 tsp chopped coriander
salt and pepper
2 chicken breasts, skinned and scored (I used one but it was huge. I reckon it came from the Dolly Parton of chickens)
Mix the marinade ingredients in a large bowl (I added a little garlic as well because I'm addicted), add the chicken and leave 30 minutes at least.
Grill for 8 minutes each side, basting with leftover marinade.
Mediterranean Roast Vegie Couscous
2 tsp olive oil
400g butternut pumpkin - diced into 3 cm cubes
4-5 button mushrooms cut in half
1 zucchini diced
1 red capsicum diced
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Combine vegetables in a baking dish, toss through oil and spices. Roast 40-50 mins tossing occasionally.
Make up 1 cup of couscous according to packet directions. Mix with roast vegetables and serve with chicken and rocket leaves.
I didn't actually make the couscous because I didn't have any so I made a bed of wilted silverbeet (ie. boiled the crap out of it) , then added the roast vegies and half the chicken. I'm having the rest of the chicken for dinner tomorrow. Woohoo!
Make it, make it right now. Don't wait. You'll regret it like I did. Better and easier than takeaways and far less calories. I reckon this will be cooked to death in my house now - esp in summer. In case you hadn't realised, I'm in lurve.
And now to my PB. The fastest I've recorded myself running is a 7 minute or so kilometre. So tonight at the gym, I was doing speed intervals - 5 min fast, 5 min recovery x 2 - I got through the first fast 5 mins and realised I was mighty close to a km so I kept pushing myself and did it in 6.15 mins! I'm giving myself a pat on the back for that one - because I'm proud of myself and because I really need to stretch out my muscles.
I went to the doctor yesterday. Not because I'm ill but because she's putting me on this care plan with Medicare - I get up to 5 visits with those health practitioners not normally covered. That means I'm off to the podiatrist and the dietican for free! Well there has to be some perks to diabetes.
While I was there, I asked her about an issues that's been bugging me for a while. Well probably 3-4 years off and on. Sometimes when I stand up, I get dizzy spells. Lately it's been getting worse - I get bad nausea as well. It goes away quickly but feels awful for those 30 seconds or so. To make it worse, I stand around like a stunned mullet which isnt' a good look at work... or the gym... or anywhere really.
So anyway, she took my blood pressure sitting down then again standing up. It dropped significantly when I stood up so that's the problem. My blood pressure has always been low and now it's bottoming out! She told me to drink more water and I said I drink 3-4 litres a day plus herbal and green tea. I can't drink any more! I don't want to drink any more. My bladder is worse than a crying baby of a morning.
She also told me I need more salt. I don't often cook with salt or add it my meals, except with eggs or tomatoes. She also said to drink sports drinks when I exercise - which would also help with the woozy post-workout sugar lows I get. I've never had sports drinks before - I've always thought of them as a bit of a wank, plus I don't want extra calories. But since I *always* follow doctor's orders, I went to the supermarket after the gym and got one. It's Powerade Lite which seemed to have the least calories. Hopefully it will help with the cramps I sometimes get too.
Okay, you can stop reading now if potty talk distresses you (I often wonder who stops reading after warnings like that - they make me want to read more!)
Lately I've been having poo issues, not major ones but enough so that it gets uncomfortable when I run, even causing stomach cramps. It's okay at the gym with the toilet handy but running outside can be a problem. Yesterday it all got too much for me so I went to the supermarket and - for the first time in my life - bought a laxetive. The check out girl asked if I wanted a bag. WTF. No, I want to walk the streets with a laxetive in my hands so the whole world knows my bowels are bound.
I don't get this - I drink litres of water, I live on fruit and vegies - like 3-4 apples a day without other fruit, I drink green tea with lemon for breakfast. I should be as regular as a clockwork, instead I'm as regular as a Melbourne tram. So I got home and within 5 minutes, there was no need for outside assistance - all was well. Then, this morning, I intended to go for a run before work except, damn it, my stomach felt like concrete again.
I'm going to take it tonight. I want the pipes cleaned out properly. Hopefully it will do the trick.
Congrats on your PB, you muct be rapt!
LMAO! As regular as a Melbourne Tram!! Im sorry, Im not laughing at the condition which prompted the description, but as a Melbournite I feel your pain! (well, not quite)
Thanks Kathryn, you start with a yummy chicken recipe and finish with poo issues.. Well done on the PB and is the Medicare doc thing applicable to everyone? I'll have to look it up. Have a great day.
Well done on your PB. Hope your stomach issues clear up soon !
Great PB, that is a fantastic time. And as I have been catching up on posts I have to comment in dot form
Try some bran for breakfast. My best friend swears on it. Although I often need the herbal laxetives to help, even though I do eat bran...
Try this as a remedy, it wors wonders for most people that I've recommended it to:
Congrats on your PB thats an awesome effort!!
Ohhh...poor baby. I hate poo issues. Normally I'm really regular, so when I'm not it throws me all off. For me, milk and dairy triggers it. You might try keeping a record of what you eat just before you start to feel like concerete.
That chicken recipe sounds just devine - I won't run out and make it now, but it definitely is on the table for tomorrow night! :)
My tea towel has been returned. I love speaking up for myself. It works. I think my main problem with speaking my mind most times is not that I won't/can't do it but that I don't know my mind. That makes it hard.
I also spoke up to my hairdresser because my red highlights have completely washed out! She asked me what shampoo I used then said Pantene was the absolute worst! I bet if I'd said Loreal or Garnier or whatever, she'd have said the same. I know reds never last long but it's only been a week. What makes it worse is that I paid extra for a treatment to make them last longer.
Today I registered for the Queen of the Lake fun run. It's the weekend before the City 2 Surf but I figure I'll be running anyway so I might as well do it. This is the first time I've registered for a fun run as a runner not a walker. Even when I've intended running, I've registered as a walker in past fun runs so I don't come dead last. Not this time.
Oh yeah, I have a question (or two):
Have you ever changed your weigh in day? And if so, why?
Do you think it's made a difference to your attitude?
The reason I ask is that lately I've been eating far, far, far too much on the weekends. I've never been a weekend eater before but now it's getting out of hand. I'm thinking if I change my weigh in day from Friday then I won't have that feeling of the weekend being free time. At the moment, free time = Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
I thought I'd change to Sunday morning but would like to know I can go out and have dinner or a few drinks on Saturday nights -- I mean you can't be a stick in the mud *all* the time -- so a Saturday morning weigh in would stop the Friday binges, give me Saturday night as free night (which is when I intend doing my long runs so will need a few extra calories) and I want to do a low calorie day on Sundays (which happens to be my exercise rest day).
Sounds good on paper - well, monitor - but I'd like to know how it's worked for other people. Is it one of those mind games that helps you do better or is it just like rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic?
Well done on speaking up about your hair. It's by no means nuclear physics, I don't see the need for your hairdresser to make you feel silly or inferior. I hope they're going to redo them or give you a refund. Or you could try DIY with Fudge.
So glad you got your dishtowel back. Ah - the little things.
I've never changed my weigh in day its always been Tuesday. I've thought about it - doing it on a Friday before the weekend so I'd have a low weight, or doing it after the weekend to force me to be good - but you know what? I think weekends are the time when you're allowed to have a couple of naughty lapses with your friends and family... if you change it would it stop you enjoying your weekends as much? If you think it will, is it worth it?
good on you for sticking it to those moronic flatmates!
yay tea towel loving!
Good for you for speaking out! I need to work on that, too. I'm such a pleaser--I hate to upset anyone. It's ridiculous.
Congratulations on registering as a runner! You'll have to let us know how it goes. . . .
While you're speaking your mind - I'd be asking for a free re-do from the hairdresser. A week is not right, no matter what product you use.
I weigh in on Mondy morning which suits me because most of the time it does act as a hand brake to stop me over eating on the weekends (not that it always works but at least it's there to try to work !)
Well done on registering for the Queen of the Lake - now that you know you can run the distance perhaps you can work on your time?
My hairdresser told me the same thing about Pantene but I think she had a point. I switched to a more expensive brand and the state of my hair improved by heaps. I can feel and see the difference so god knows what's in Pantene!
I weigh in Sunday mornings and have Sunday as my freeday.
hairdressers really do seem to have an issue with pantene! not sure why!
I often change my weigh in day :) It keeps me motivated.
Today I read a couple of quotes (these are from Every Woman Has an Eating Disorder - notes on a Geneen Roth Workshop) that nicely sum up what I tried to say in my post a few days ago:
I wasn’t suffering because I was fat; I was fat because I was suffering.
I hate it when someone is more eloquent than I am.
But this is my brilliant idea - how would you like to pig out as much as you want and not put on weight? I think I can make a fortune with this one. All I need to do is invent a time machine so you can go back and enjoy great meals from your past. The beauty is they contain NO calories because you've already eaten them. Pure genius!
Oh yeah, i'll order one of those machines!!!
HAHA! Me, too!
Oo ooo ooo!! me me me!!! Can i please go back to Greece two years ago where I ate like a PIG and ate about 5 courses of the most delicious greek food ever? *sigh* Those were the days!
Oh! Oh! Please put me down as a beta tester for that machine.
After yesterday's post, I thought I'd look at some of my issues. A really big one for me at the moment is that since I've been sick, I've been restricted in what I do. I get bored. I hate watching tv and the internet is only entertaining for so long. But eating is not a hobby! Next weekend, I'm going to plan ahead so I don't get bored. I will get new hobbies like sorting out my MP3 folders.
Another of my issues is not speaking out so I started working on that tonight. I put up a sign in the kitchen saying - Whoever took my tea towel, please return it. Who steals someone's tea towel anyway? Maybe the same person who stole my sister's cake of soap from the bathroom.
So that's what happened to my first year uni housemates! Within a few months it turned into using a toilet bag between your room and the bathroom, having a locked tucker box each and a bar fridge in my (locked) room. We had some great times, but I don't miss share living. Now that you are living with your sister is there any chance that you and her could find a smaller place?
Clicked to you from Els blog. Eating is my favorite hobby too! I need to find another hobby *L* Good luck getting your tea towel back ... what a bummer!
I guess taking up knitting isn't an option?
Come visit me and you will go back home speaking up so much that they will want to kill me :)
Yikes, i'm so glad I don't have to cope with all of that. At least I know if the tea towel goes missing that it was DH that did something with it and I can give him a roasting!! LOL.
You need your own space by the sounds of things. That's fucking rediculous.
Way back on the 7th Janurary when I first started running, I went to Albert Park to do a few laps:
I finished that post by saying:
Before I left, I said to the lake - "I'll be back and one day I'll run you without stopping." The lake was just like - "whatever". But that day is coming.So yesterday I did it. I ran a full lap of the lake. I probably could have done it sooner but I didn't have my car. Let me tell you, it was the hardest 5 km run. I think I've overdone it this week. I've had 2 weeks of being sick and doing NO exercise so instead of having an easy week, I've done 6 days straight of hard cardio plus two PT sessions.
I had to run to the loo after I'd finished the lap and was debating with myself whether to do a second. I didn't feel all that well but figured even walking a second lap was better than nothing. But, as I walked out of the toilet block, it started raining so I headed to the car instead.
I should have felt fantastic, knowing I'd achieved something that had seemed so impossible to me at the beginning of the year, but I didn't. Instead I felt a huge burden of guilt and disappointment because I'd only done 5 km. I should have kept on going and made it 10.
Of course doing another lap in the rain probably wouldn't have been good for my cold.
On the way over to the lake, I got stuck in bad traffic (damn Disney on Ice - I shake my fist angrily at you) so I had lots of time to think and kind of had a bit of an epiphany. I'm an emotional eater and I've always thought of that as a bad thing but maybe it's not all bad, maybe I do it for a reason. See I'm kind of slow and simple about some things and that includes realising what's going on with me emotionally. I think I'm fine but there are storms brewing below the surface.
The emotional eating is like a barometer of my mental state or, I guess, a culinary mood ring. Instead of seeing these eating phases as some kind of monster I need to fight, I should look at them as a symptom of something greater. I've always figured eating is my issue, using food to deal with my feelings is the issue but yesterday, I had this blinding flash:
The issue is the issue.
It's not about food or weight or controlling my urges. It's about finding out what's really going on and tackling the cause, not the symptom. And not doing it because I want to lose a few kilos either. Doing it because I want to be strong and healthy on the inside. Just like the eating is a symptom of something deeper, the weight loss should be a perk of fixing everything else.
It's taken me a long time to realise this, that I've had everything arse up. And I don't know how to go about fixing it. It's so much easier to control the externals - to do the exercise and eat the right food - than to try to unwind the big mess tangled up inside. Even when I saw my shrink, I only did it because I thought dealing with that stuff would help me loss weight.
From now on, I'm going to change my focus. Weight loss is all well and good - and don't worry, I'll still obsess over it all but the more weight I lose, the more I realise it doesn't bring happiness. I mentioned in a previous post about getting so many compliments about my weight loss last weekend. I felt like that should have given me a real lift, but it didn't. Not because I'm one of those people who hate compliments - bring them on - but because every time someone mentioned how I'd done so well and how I should be proud of myself, inside I kept thinking "no, I'm not doing well. I've been trying to lose these last 5 kilos for months". Of course I didn't say that out loud. I smiled and thanked them but I felt like a fraud.
Lately too, I've been thinking a lot about plastic surgery - watching tv shows and reading magazines. Plastic surgery worries me. I have this feeling you could start and never stop. Once you start on a quest for physical perfection, for being just a little bit better, there is always something more you can do. The technology is out there to fix *everything* if you have the money and the inclination but should you fix it?
We get old. Our bodies fall apart and, eventually, you die. You can slow down the process but you can't stop it. You can improve the quality of the life you have but in the end the results are the same. Our social ideal of beauty centres around youth but every year, every day we move further and further away from it.
I guess in some ways that is totally depressing but the way to fight it is be happy with who we are at this present moment, to reject the idea of perfection. Love the flabby belly and the not so toned bits. Enjoy the wrinkles and the grey hairs. Celebrate who we are, not the person we *could* be.
What an emotional rollercoaster of a post kathryn! Ha ha!
Aren't women just like that? It's genetic I think. It's impossible to take a compliment without our brains trying to knock us back to our places. Like our heads are saying "uppity woman, who does she think she is? She still has...however much...left to lose. She can't take that compliment!"
I totally agree with you - losing weight doesn't necessarily make you happy, neither does it solve your problems - they are still around unless you have dealt with them but it does mean that you are thinner when you have to deal with them. I was quite upset when I realised that losing weight wasn't going to solve my other problems because I had always said "When I am thinner - this won't be so bad" - but it is unless I've dealt with it.
Be proud of what you have acheived. Never forget your past but look forward to the future. Plastic surgery isn't the way. Love yourself with yout imperfections.
Celebrate who we are, not the person we *could* be
Congrats in doing that run!!!!
Great post Kathryn :)
Wow, a lightbulb moment here for me too! Instead of shrugging my shoulders and going 'bloody emotional eating' I need to stop and think - 'What am I avoiding? What should I be thinking about and dealing with instead of stuffing food in my mouth?'
Great post Kathryn! I feel every single one of these emotions you are expressing! I think it takes a lot of bloody courage to stop and ask yourself what the real issue is - many times it seems easier to cover it up - the only problem is that it always keeps bubbling up to the surface no matter how much you try to push it back down - we really only have the choice to address it so it can go away.
Firstly I want to say well done for the 5km lap around the lake. That is an amazing achievement and you'd better stop beating yourself up about not doing 10!!! You did it and can only go further from here!
I remember that post where you said to the lake that you'd be back. And now you did it! WOOHOOO! That is awesome Kathryn, and you should be proud of yourself!
oh man... what a great post. and well done on conquering the lake!
"The issue is the issue"
My wish jeans! Woohoo! I hadn't tried them on for ages and this morning as I put away my laundry, I spotted them and thought I'd give them a try.
When I bought the wish jeans, I only thought about getting a cheap pair in a size 12 that I could use to test my size. The thing I didn't consider is that they are UGLY. Damn it. But at least they fit.
Yesterday I left work early and went to the gym. I thought it would be nice and quiet and it was - but the gym is in a shopping centre. And it's school holiday time. When I got changed, I realised I'd forgotten my socks so I had to run through the crowded food court - complete with Ronald McDonald show on the stage - to the sport shop to buy some. In my gym clothes.
After my workout, I went to Ikea. Yum, I love their Swedish Meatballs. They had a late lunch special with meatballs, a packet of biscuits and soft drink for $6.50. I'd planned to NOT eat the biscuits but I tried one and damn they are good. I had about 6 in the end. Curse Ikea and their fine biscuits.
Then I went to Preston Market. I've only been there once in the past 4-5 months because of the car thing. First up I went to the bakery section. The ladies asked me if I'd dyed my hair and commented on my weight loss. Then they asked me all about Andrew. It was really sweet that they even remembered who I was. They must have thousands of customers.
I bought so much food I could barely carry it back to the car. I think I had about 4 kgs of apples alone - I eat so many of them and the Pink Ladies were around $2 a kilo so I had to stock up.
Today the plan is to go over to Albert Park for a run. Tomorrow I'm going to do a huge cook up then do a Body Balance class - I need to stretch out my tired old body.
Body balance - thats the one class I have been too scared to try!
Congratulations on the wish jeans! I bet it felt great slipping them on!
Congratulations on getting into those jeans, even if they are ugly...lol
I put on my starting jeans yesterday...a pair I bought on my first day of nondieting, the pair that are so huge, yet still barely buckled over my belly, that started it all. And now they are so huge, I can't wear them anymore. I can pull them off without undoing them!
ahh freedom! Don't you love the freedom that having a car gives to you. (LOL my word verification is rudze I laughed)
congrats on the wish jeans!!!!
how cool that those ladies remembered you? :) and good on ya with the jeans. that RULES :)
Who cares if they're ugly - they fit!
YAY for fitting into your wish jeans - good for you !!! **does a little jiggle of happiness because I can remember how I felt when I put my size 10 jeans on **
Down a measly 100 grams this week, but I'm not too worried because I've done an arseload of gym work and sometimes it takes a while to show up on the scales.
I'm worried I'm getting sick again though - not feeling too good this morning. I just can't get sick. It could be because I had a lousy sleep last night though.
Maybe I'll leave work early today, go to the gym and to the market then come home and nap.
My ipod was at work - woohoo! I found it under some papers.
Seriously, I don't know how I'd survive without my ipod. I can't afford to replace it and I need it to keep me going.
And chuck some mega-doses of echinacea and vitamin c down your throat...
Glad you found your iPod - mine is now an essential item for running on the tready... can't last five minutes without it! :o)
Great that you found your iPod. Much too precious to lose!
WOOHOO - I was so panicked for you when I saw your iPod was missing. I'm so glad you found it.
hey 100 grams is 100 grams!!! so much better then going up 100 grams ;) WELL DONE!!! and i am very glad you found your Ipod!!! *grin*
So glad that your ipod showed up Kath!!
wohoo! it's alive! so glad you found it. have a good weekend :)
A loss is a loss so you are doing somethingright. Good news on the IPod. Nurse yourself a bit this weekend so you don't get sick again..
More to re-inspire myself than anyone else:
I did go to the gym tonight but I had to really push myself. And I did a stupid thing. Normally I pin my locker key onto my towel but tonight I forgot. When I finished my workout, I found my key in the toilets. I realised I didn't have my ipod on the way home -- YIKES!!! I phoned the gym and they couldn't find it in my locker (I remembered the locker number I had - aren't I a dag) . Either someone stole it or I left it at work - no money or anything else taken so I'm really hoping it's at work.
I planned to go for a run before work tomorrow. Now I'm going to have to listen to the boringly annoying sounds of nature rather than Hard Rock!
OMG - I think I need to adopt your list!!! Glad to hear about the Bali holiday - I'm so freakin jealous! Not so good news about the ipod - hope its at work.
Bugger, I hope you find your ipod! Enjoyed your short story, by the way.
I like your list too, especially the 'get a crush'. :)
I got my car back from the mechanic today - it ended up needing a new battery on top of everything else. Damn it. Still it's good to have wheels again. When I got home, I changed and headed to the gym. Usually I go to Fitness First in the city but tonight I went to Victoria Gardens. It's so nice to just run, do your workout then head home instead of hanging around the city in the freezing cold waiting for a tram because they never seem to run that often after 7 pm.
While I was there, I got the timetable for both the Richmond gyms - they have heaps of weekend classes which rocks - I hate going into the city on the weekend and it's too hard to get to Richmond on public transport. I think Saturday morning I'll go to boxing class then head over to Albert Park for a run.
In un-diet related news, I got an email tonight about a short story I'd written - asking if it could be included in an anthology. I hadn't even sent it to them - the editor had seen it on a website. Woohoo - this gives me such a boost because I've been working on my novel for so long which is a gruelling process without any immediate gains. Sometimes you wonder if you are just wasting your time. Anyway, if anyone is interested, the story is here - but be warned it's an "adult" story with explicit content.
That story was incredible. Not for the feint hearted, but I like someone who pushes an envelope...
Hmmm... I couldn't access your story from my work so it must be a rudie. Well done.
Ooh, I read this story a while ago when you first set up your writing site!! Fantastic news!! I hope it's the start of something big for you.
Congrats big time on the story....these things really seem to help with the old confident boost. Will have a read at home tonight cos I don't want to be caught at work reading explicit stories 8-). Have fun with your car.lb.
Don't think I should have read your story at work......
Awww I can't access your story :( They blocked the site here at work (very strict) BUT hopefully i'll be able to see it later from home.
hehe, i like ;)
I had a huge day of exercise yesterday. Let me tell you, if you turn up early for an hour long Cycle class, killing time on the stepper is a BAD idea. I got home too stuffed to move. The Cycle class was hell - not so much the exercise but suffering through an hour of really shite music plus I couldn't hear the instructor over the music and she kept muttering. In the end I just did my own thing.
I'd planned a run before work this morning but woke up with a sore leg so decided to wait and see how I feel tonight. I might leave work early, pick up my car then go to the gym. My mechanic rang yesterday - it's all going to cost more than I'd expected so I asked him if he could leave off servicing it for a fortnight but he'd already started doing it! What the hell... I'd not told him to do that. But, of course, he couldn't find all the other things that were wrong if he hadn't started the service. And, how's this for sucking... the reason for the flat tyre was that someone had stabbed it with a screwdriver!!! People are arse, they really are.
Must be great to have your car back again though.
Well done on the extra long gym session though :) Hope your leg gets better so you can go for a nice long run tomorrow!!!
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