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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Resisting Temptation...

Saturdays are usually busy days for many people. Some do their laundry and others go grocery shopping. I did the latter yesterday and my! talk about food temptation. There were a lot of great bargains for foods that were calorie laden. Why don't they ever have sales for fruits and veggies but rather the ice cream, pizzas, sodas etc? It's so unfair. No wonder a lot of people are obese... The cheap foods are the ones that make you fat!

So I spent almost two hours reading the nutrition information on food products and asking myself whether this or that was worth putting in my system; is it worth struggling to burn later? Why have Digestive biscuit which has 71 calories per biscuit especially when, there is no way you are going to eat one and will probably have half of the box before letting go of the box? I don't think so.  Anyways, I ended up resisting temptation and bought all the stuff I needed for the week. I didn't even look at the pastry section  ( I love meat turnovers but the ones here are fattening as hell!).

Resisting temptation is hard. We all want what we can't have and its even more difficult when we can afford to get it. But I will try cos I don't want to miss out on the manicure and new shoes I will be getting myself when I reach my first goal...

Did 45 minutes on the treadmill and situps on the exercise ball and felt  really good after that workout this morning. Oh! and I weighed in at 98.5.  This is definitely a step in the right direction. Woo hoo!
 

Friday, October 29, 2010

98.8: It's Gonna Get Better.

It feels so good knowing that the weight is coming off with hard work. Met a good friend yesterday evening and she also noticed that I was losing weight. Yay! That's enough motivation if you ask me.

Anyway, since I don't really have much to say, I'm just gonna leave you with good wishes for the weekend. Do by all means, try to resist temptation. ;-)

Ta ta.....

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

One of Those Days...

Woke up feeling tired this morning so I settled for 40 minutes on the treadmill.

Anyway. I have good news. My dad actually noticed that I was losing weight. How great is that? Especially since my Dad has always complained about how I was taking my health for granted by being overweight/obese.

Weighed in today at 99.2kg. With hard work I'm hoping to reach 89kg by the end of December. Realistic goal right?

So, I have heard people praising Jilian Michaels 30 day shred program and I was wondering what your views were on it? Have you tried it? Was it worth it?

Kindly let me know your experiences.......

Monday, October 25, 2010

99.6

Thank goodness! I was so sure that it was going to read 100.0kg. Don't get me wrong; I did all the rights except one little mistake I made last nite. My stir-fry had a little too much salt in it.  I'm so relieved to know that the week has started on a somewhat good note. Somewha cus its PMS week. I hate this but these cramps are not gonna stop me from getting my calorie burning on.

Last week I wasn't able to fulfill my goal of exercising in the evenings. Was only able to do this on Tuesday. Maybe I'm not ready for this yet. :-(. Perhaps I should try again this week.

I'm really looking to a great week. Hope you are too...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

99.7

Last night I had pasta and hot pepper sauce for dinner. My Mom seemed to be worried because she felt it was high in calories but what I ate wasn't even up to 100g which is equivalent to 362 kcal, making me sure that it was ok.

Sometimes it's easier to say "I'm not eating this or that", but what happens when you crave it? Do you look the other way when deep in your heart you really want a bite. I would rather look at the moderation factor and caloric content. If I take in something, I make sure that it's subtracted from the daily requirements and balance it at the next meal. It helps and prevents a binge-fest later.

Weighed in at 99.7 meaning I've lost 0.3kg. Not bad, right?

Today is rest day for moi though, I may go for a walk and lift some weights later in the day. I think my joints need a break from the jumping so the jumprope will be off duty today.

Hope you all have good news to share. And if you don't have any, please don't be discouraged. Just keep doing your thing and you'll soon be smiling.

Y'all have a great weekend......

P.S I pray we resist all temptation since it's the weekend and we are at home.

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Clothes Say It!

Today, I wore a pair of pants that was killing me last week (they were cutting into my skin at the waist) and, it felt so comfortable and slightly loose! I am so excited. Hard work does pay.

Things were different on the scale though. I weighed in at 100kg. I'm not bothered though since I know I did all the right things. Hopefully tomorrow will be different :-).

Hope my fellow bloggers had a good day.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hurray!

It's indeed a good day. I finally left the 100s zone today-by 0.1. Yes, I now weigh 99.9.  I know its a long way from my overall goal of 60kg but, like they say "how can you walk if you don't crawl?". :-)

Did the usual workout this morning. Wasn't able to workout last nite as planned; I was way too exhausted to move. My laptop's hard disk was giving me unnecessary problems and I had to have it replaced and reinstall Windows. Technology can be a bitch sometimes.

Anyways, last nite my big sis and I were talking about how I became obese. Truth be told, she did play a major role in what I am today. She introduced me to late nite eating, spring rolls, and all the junk you can think of. Unfortunately, she has a crazy metabolism unlike me who......

We do grow wiser as we grow older, don't we?

Have a lovely day y'all.......

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

100.4

Its a good daayyyyyy! I'm sure by the end of the week I'd probably be at 100.0 or better still, 99.9 :-). Guess what? I was able to exercise last night. yes, after the morning workout. Did some resistance bands and 500 jumps with the jumprope. Oh! It felt real good afterwards.....

I'm off to eat my dinner of rice and chicken salad. Catch you guys tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Exercising Twice Daily.....

Yesterday evening I was a bad girl, I took too much palmnut soup (made with palm fruit and consumed mostly in Africa). I knew I was going to pay for that decision so I wasn't surprised when I checked my weight this morning and the scale still read 100.5. Guess it means i will be taking lesser amounts of palmnut soup from now on.  

Now, to the topic of discussion. I've read several articles that suggest that exercising twice daily is a very effective way of ensuring weight loss. My friend who happens to be a dietitian also suggested that since I love jumping rope, doing that twice daily in conjunction with resistance bands wasn't a bad idea. So I've decided to try that from today and see what happens by the end of the week. I however, will be variating my workouts to include going  for walks or doing the treadmill in the evenings.

This morning I found out that I finished 1000 jumps in just 20 minutes; a huge achievement since a few months ago, it took me almost 45 minutes of panting to get there... Yayy! And, since I had to work out for thirty minutes, I added another 500 jumps making it a total of 1500 jumps this morning.

Diet-wise, I seem to be lacking my appetite this morning so I had a Diet Coke (I know that's bad!), and a small pita bread. After taking that, I decided to sip my usual green tea. Perhaps by lunch I will be able to consume the brown rice and vegetable sauce I prepared.

Now that I'm a lot wiser, I'll definitely have a tuna/chicken salad for dinner.

Hope your day is as good as I 'm hoping mine will be....

P.S: Thanks to all the followers/comments.

Monday, October 18, 2010

100.5

Slow but sure.... I was a bit disappointed when I stepped on the scale this morning but then again, 0.1 is still a change.

This morning started well. I did 1000 jumps with the jumprope before taking a shower and heading for work. I think the menu is healthy enough - I'm having green tea for breakfast and pineapple with some cashew nuts for lunch. Still not sure of what I wanna have for supper but, the day is still young.....

Sunday, October 17, 2010

100.6

Can't wait to get into the 90s zone. I didn't even do my workout yesterday. Guess all the chores were enough to burn some calories.The day was a very busy and tiring one for me. Did some laundry (handwashing) and helped my mom with the cooking. It was so hot ( I live in the tropics)  that I ended up drinking lots of water that kept me full. 

The exhaustion made it impossible for me to prepare my dinner. So I all could think of for a quick meal was to prepare scrambled egg whites and have it with tea and some pita bread.

Thanks to the visitors and followers. My blog is new and its motivating to know that I am sharing my thoughts with others who know what I am going through.

Lets see what happens today.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

100.9

This morning was a good one when I stepped on the scale. Thank God that I'm finally getting there. I hope I'm able to eat well and exercise.

I've set my first goal to lose 90kg. God help me.....

Monday, October 11, 2010

Shake It Off!

There's no denying it, I sometimes hate to exercise.Lets face it, sometimes getting on the treadmill for 30minutes to an hour can be boring. But I guess you gotta do what you gotta do if you wanna see results at the end of the day.

I'm taking things one day at a time... Better do my 45 minutes on the treadmill, shower and go to bed.

Cheers.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

For Real This Time!

Here I am, asking myself why I didn't do this sooner. My dietitian said to me, pour out your feelings to someone, but I felt too embarrassed to do so. I just felt too insecure talking bout my weight.  The last personI tried to discuss it with was always pestering to take pills (definitely not my style).

See, in the month of June last year I decided to stop making excuses and get rid of the excess weight on my body. I succeeded in getting rid of 10% of that weight but, getting the rest off has been a real battle. Now after several months of inconsistencies, its time to get back on the wagon.

I'm tired of looking for plus size clothing. I'm tired of being restricted in the clothing styles department and I'm definitely tired of putting my body through unnecessary stress. That's why I decided to start blogging about my weight loss journey; to serve as motivation.

Wish me luck as I try to get rid of the extra 83 pounds that need to go....... I always tell my friends that the next time I buy a pair of jeans, "its gotta be a ten"!