[a weight loss story]
*kathrynoh at nemesis dot com dot au*
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.
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