Monday, August 31, 2009

Weigh in Day

Well this day surely rolls around fast doesn't it.
I am very happy to report........... I STAYED THE SAME!!!!
WHEW is all I can say
TTOTM and the weekend were killers for me but I am back on track.
Exercise 40 minute morning walk - 3 points
Water - 3 litres
Breakfast - 1 egg and 2 slices of toast 4.5pts
Lunch - Soup and toast 6points
Snacks - 1 apple - 1.5 points - rice crackers 1 point
Dinner - Sausage and 1 potato and veges 7 points
Total used 20 points
So all in all a good day
Have managed to keep myself busy this evening in the craft room so no snacking!!!!
Hubby has been out and got the veges so a yummy salad for lunch tomorrow.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Weekend Catchup

Well our computer decided to throw a hissy fit and we have been with out it for a few days - but all good now!!
Quick catch up - Friday I stayed at work the day but didn't feel the best
Saturday - Not the best food day but not the badest!
Sunday - so far this morning I have been ok!
For some reason on Friday I went off the rails slightly and thought I could have a bit to eat here and a bit to eat there that was not "on the programme" so to speak.
Not sure where that come from as I recall thinking to myself once I got TTOTM that right three good weeks before the bloating starts -we can do it!!!!
Ah how the old habits creep in and the mindset of "bugger this the scales are not playing nicely why even bother" hit me!!!!
But why bother!?!
What do I want???
Why do I get up at 5.30am four days a week for???
What is it I am really wanting????
I need to rethink all this and decide what is it I want for me for my life! Do I really want to loose weight or am I doing it because I have to/need to!!!

I have created a vision board that is on the wall beside my bedroom that I try to look at everyday and it has pictures of things I want - nice clothes on a smaller body - the number 14 as the clothes sizing I am aiming for - it has knee high boots (Fat claves at the moment do not allow knee high boots)
I sitll have to add a few more items to it but I need to get honest with myself what is it I am wanting from this weight loss!!!!
I will sit down and think again about this and see if I can get my head in the right space again.
Talk later

Friday, August 28, 2009

Finally Friday

I am Tired!!!!
Today especially - it was a struggle to walk this morning and my lovely TTOTM has arrived with a vengence!!!
I just about didn't make it to work this morning but I am here - how long I will last is another story.
So not much to report - I have only had a banana this morning as I am not feel crash hot
So just a short post and I will catch up in the weekend.
Oh the joys of womanhood - NOT!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thinking Thursday

Well up again early this morning for my walk - altho while I am ponding the streets I am thinking - I am not enjoying this today - maybe I should stop - but then the other voice is like - you need to do this - we can do this - Argh the voices!!!
So I am feeling better for the walk and the excercise is done for the day!
Excercies - 40 mnins - 3 points
Water - 3 litres
Breakfast - 1 banana, 2 slices of Toast and glass of milk 6.5points
Lunch - Ham sald with cheese - 4.5 points
Snacks - Apple and rice crakcers - 2.5 points
Total so far - 13.5

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Worn out Wednesday

Well I am sore and tired from my dance class last night - we did lots of spinning so the balls of my feet are tender today!!!
No walk this morning
Weigh in 106.5 (.900 down from weigh in)
Water 3litres
Breakfast - egg and toast 4.5 points
Lunch - Ham salad with cheese - 4.5 points
Snacks - Apple 1 pit - Glass of Milk 1.5 - Banana 1 point
Total used 12.5 points

Not much to report for today - busy at work so better get onto starting the day.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Trying Tuesday

I am still in awe of our bodies - and amazed at the changes that a few days can make in my weigh - On sat morning I weighed in at 105.8 and today it is 107.1. Now I know that I have not been 100% good with the salty food but I have not been 100% bad either yet the body is weighing 1.3 more - weird but then as mentioned TTOTM is nearly here and some people have been known to retain up to 2kgs - WOW!!! So keeping that in mind I will keep being good and my efforts will be rewarded. I follow Vic Wilsons blog ( and she has a saying/mantra - BE COMMITTED, DO WHAT IT TAKES, HAVE WHAT YOU WANT and I think it is a good one and will try to remember it myself.
But today:
Weigh 107.1 (Down .3 from Monday Weigh in)
Excercise - 40 mins - 3 points
Water - 3 litres
Breakfast - 1 Boiled egg and 2 slices of toast - 4.5points
Lunch - Tuna salad with cheese - 4.5 points
Snacks - Apple 1 point and a glass of milk 2.5
Total up to now:12.5
Dinner was rice and veges with some beef casserole
I did have a small piece of cheese before heading out to dance class but it was within my points
All points used today!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Weekly Weigh In

Well the verdict is in and I ain't happy!!!
Weigh in was 107.4 a gain of .500 which in the big picture is not bad considering that TTOTM is around the corner and my two dinner meals in the weekend where high in salt.
I guess when you daily weigh and see the scales going down and then to have a gain it does demoralise you - and I know what you are all saying - DON"T WEIGH DAILY THEN!!!
and I know, I know but hey what can a girl do!!! (Hehehe)
Seriously I am still focused and determined to get there, this is a small bump in my journey and I know why it has happened so accept and move on!!!
So today:
Excercise - 40 minute walk - 3 points
Water - 3 litres
Breakfast - 1 egg 1.5 points (felt like a change)
Lunch - soup and toast 6pts
Snacks - Veges - 0 points
Total so far 7.5 points -
Low I know but I am going to the supermarket at lunchtime so will stock up on snack supplies.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Soccer Saturday

Well another Saturday is upon us and we are off to the kids soccer - lucky both are playing on there home grounds so we all walk up there - about a 15min walk so that is good.
Last night - well what can I say - something happened and I had a little munch of some mini donuts - the kids had found a $20.00 bill on the way to school with hubby so got to spend it after school and brought FOOD!!!! bad FOOD into the house - ARGH!!! overall I was good I think it was 3 mini donuts over the whole night (does that make it better than in one sitting???- NOT)
So this morning I was awake at 5.30 as you do when you DON'T have to be - so I jumped up and weighed myself and it was:
Weight 105.8 (1.1 from last weigh in)
Woo hoo still going down - this has given me a determination to be good today - lots of water and try and get another walk in somewhere!
So the plan for today:
Water - 3 litres
Excercise - 40 minutes - broken down (3 points)
Breakfast - Porridge 6 points

Well better get onto starting the day

Friday, August 21, 2009

Two Day Update

Well - I arrived at work yesterday later than normal thanks to the lovely Auckland Traffic so was unable to create my day on here and then when I got home last night I started reading a book -bad move - nothing else gets done.
So yesterdays update - during the day was all good but no walk and then after dinner I gave in to some cheese!!! - Argh the bain of my life!!!
So today:
Walk - 40 minutes - 3pts earnt
Breakfast - Porridge - 6pts
Lunch - Thinking of subway so that is about 6-8pts need to calculate that one better before deciding as I might have sushi which is lower in points
Sushi Won - 6 points used - and it was yum!!!!
Snacks - Apple
Water - 3 litres
Dinner - Roast potatoes, pork and veges Unknown Points!!!

Weigh in 106.00 (.900 down from weigh in day)
The last two days weighs have shown lighter but I was also weighing 1/2 hour later than normal so above is more a true indication of where I am at - I am also heading towards that lovely time so will expect a small loss that will not be a true reflection of the hard work, which I need to remember so I don't get put out by what the scales say.
Anyway better get onto the day

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Working it Wednesday

Well another day is upon us with all that it brings!!! - I had a great dance class last night and am feeling a bit more confident with my dancing as I am getting in control of my weigh loss journey.
I relasised as I was driving to dance that while I have increased my dairy I had let my fruit intake drop so am including a banana in my breakfast - I need to get onto getting the lower pointed milk to help bring that allocation down.But it is a nice hearty start to the day!

Scales - 105.6 (down 1.3 since last weigh in and .6 to my lowest recorded weight!!!)
Water 3 litres
Breakfast - porridge with small banana 7pts
Lunch - Ham salad - 3.5 pts
Snacks - apple/orange 1 .5 pts

No excercise as rest day

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Terrific Tuesday

Well another day is done and dusted and what have I learnt????
I need to keep busy in the evenings so I don't snack
I am capable of not snacking
Now onto today:
No walk this am - my walking partner did not turn up - not sure why but way to dark for me to walk by myself but I have dance class tonight so that is good.

Scales = 106.7 (.2 down from weigh in)
Water - 3 litres
B- Porridge - 6 points
L - Tuna salad with cheese - 4 points
S - Apple .5pt
Total used 10.5

Dinner -
sausage - 4pts
1 cup cooked rice - 3.5
0 veges

Total used to day 18

Need to go and find a snack????

Another good day - and am looking at starting a nice vege garden for my summer salad ingredients better get onto it soon I think!
Off to dance class soon so

Monday, August 17, 2009

Weekly Weigh In

A quick recap on the weekend - food choices - great excercise - mainly incidental - alcohol consuemed - opps maybe a bit to much!!! seriously - I did have a few wines with friends on saturday but danced the night away to help combat it!!! Sunday was spent at my sons soccer tournament - lots of walking with good food choices.
Result -
Weigh in 106.9 - Yup I lost 2.1kgs -
am so proud of myself for sticking to the program, drinking my water and not snacking and I got the result I deserve.
Now to continue with it for another week,!

Excercise - 36 min walk - 3 points
Breakfast - porridge - 6points
Snacks - 1pt - Small apple and small kiwifruit
Lunch - Tuna salad with cheese 4points
Water - 3 litres

Only 11 points used so far today as we were low on "snack" items but should be all good for the rest of the week to get the points up during the day.

Dinner - Ham steaks 2.5points
Veges - 0
Potato - 4 points
Cheese Sauce - 3.5 points - Need it to help eat the cabbage (YUK)

SO total all used today 21 points
Have been good tonight again (saintly glow above head) and have not snacked - am keeping myself away from the kitchen and in my craft room crusing the web.


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Not so Sunny Saturday

Yesterday went really well - I did not snack!!!!! - Which some of you may know is a big thing for me especially since I was home for the day with the kids - I did go over by 1 point but that was thru dinner so I am not worried about that as there is some excercise points to counter that.
Today is soccer day so a little walk is ahead in the rain! and then a quiet day until tonight! - I am out with the girls so will be using some of my excercise points on a couple of glasses of wine and behaving!!! - I want the loss on Monday
Scales - I don't get to weigh most weekends as I wake up later.

Breakfast - Porridge - 6pts

Not sure what the rest of the day will bring but will be very careful!


Friday, August 14, 2009

Fun Friday

Well an exciting start to my morning - my walking buddy arrived to met me at my drive way (she is two driveways away) and she saw someone tryng to break into our car so she yelled for me and I jumped outside, but they had gone - we decided not to walk this morning as she said they looked at her and with a bright jacket on we were worried they might recognise us so we gave it a miss and she will wear a different jacket next week.
I am also not going to work today - the kids have a teachers only day and hubby has some work to do so I took the day off - yah me!!!
I have lots planned to do in my craft room and sorting of stuff to decide if I will sell any on trademe and later on today I will take the kids for a walk to get some yummy sushi for lunch.
So today:
Scales - 107.2 (still 1.8 down from weigh in)
Breakfast will be porride - 6pts
Snacks - apple and kiwifruit - 2pts
Lunch - Sushi 5.5pts - YUMMY
Water 2 litres so far
No walk tho as it has turned yukky in Auckland so took the car up instead!

Today will be interesting for me to stay on track but I feel (at the moment) all good about it - the main thing will be remembering the water but if I have the drink bottle with me at all times should be ok.

Thanks for the lovely comments Lyn and Kimmy - I think I am in the "Zone" as you mentioned Kimmy the weekend will tell.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Well another successful day under my belt yesterday - was so proud of myself for not snacking!!!
Today the scales showed 107.2 (1.8 down from weigh in)
Walk this morning 3pts
B- Porridge like yesterday - total 6 pts
Snacks - Apple and kiwi fruit - 1 point each
Lunch - chicken salad today again (yum) 6.5 points
Water 3 litres
Leaves me with 6.5 for dinner
Dinner - was wraps so:
2 Tortilla Wraps - 3pts
0 point salad items
cheese - 1.5pts
1 thin ham steak - 1pt
Egg 1.5pts
This came to 7pts

Taking me .5point over for the day

I have also been doing some swiss ball excercises after my walk in the morning and will try and increase those.

Back later

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Another Great Day

Well yesterday was really good - firstly thanks heaps to Carlton for her advise re the menu plan - thank you it is appreciated and I have included more dairy today and will try to use more points leading up to the end of the work day - as hubby is the cook at home I never know what we are going to have so never know how many points to save.
So today:
Weight this morning 107.2 (down 1.8)
I know I shouldn't weigh daily but I do!!! - I only register my monday weigh in for the offical result.
Excercise - Rest day in am- may go for a little walk after work will see how it goes
Water - 3 litres

B - Rolled oats 3pts
1 cup milk 2.5 - This is NZ Lite Blue - but I will get a Lighter one in the shopping to help bring down the point value
2 tsps brown sugar .5

Lunch- chicken 3
cheese 2.5
salad veges and a balsamic dressing - .5pts

Snacks - 1 apple and 2 small kiwifruit - 1 point each
So up till the end of the work day it is 14pts - leaving me 7 for dinner.

Dinner - 1 1/2 potatoes 2pts
0 point veges
1/2 sausage - 3 points
This leaves me 2 points for the day
Will have a think about what I will use those for


Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Well yesterday went really well
I managed to drink 3 litres of water and not snack!!! - Woo hoo
Got my hair cut and coloured last night so am feeling all pretty again (hehe)
Scales this morning 108.3 down .700
Walk - 35 mins 3pts
B- 1 Egg 1.5pts
MT - Apple 1.5pts
L - Tuna salad with cheese 4.5pts
AT - 2 Kiwifruit 1pts
8 almonds - 1pt
Dinner -
1 Cup cooked pasta 2.5
1 Serve of chicken 3 points
Cheese sauce 1.5pts
Total points for the day - 16.5 - oops - was rushing around in evening before dance class

Water - 3 Litres

Heres to another great day

Monday, August 10, 2009

A new Beginning!!!

Well I am back again and feeling a bit more inspired today - I am going to try and blog daily to talk about my day and what happending and how I am feeling and such to see if it will help me get more motivation - I follow Vic Wilson from the WW boards and she is doing well with her daily recordings so thought I would give it a go and seeing as I am a daily wiegher as well it might help me see the fluctuations and work out the best food for my body!
So today:

Weigh in 109.00 - EEK
Total points allowed for the day is 21

Have been for a 36 min walk this morning - 3pts earnt

Breakie - 1 egg 1.5pts
MT - 1 medium apple - 1.5pts
Lunch - Salad with ww Tuna and 27 grms of cheese 5pts
AT - 2 kiwifruit 1pt
Dinner - Homemade hamburgers - 8pts
Home made chips = calculated to 5pts

Total for the day 21pts!!!

Water - 3 litres

So why the change of mindset - Who knows!!! - I just want to get healthy and have some nice clothes - I went shopping yesterday for a dress for the dance champs I am in on 5 September and got disappointed with the lack of nice dresses in the "plus size" group (but I did find one at Ezibuy/Sara) so I am going to sort my shite out and start loosing again.
Enough for now

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Hello out ther in blog land.- I am trying to get myself motivated this week and am about to write up a claender for the month of August with the things I want to achieve in both fitness and weight reduction wise - I am going to trck my excercise - add in the swiss ball after my walks in the morning as I am leaving way to early for work so need to delay and leave later so I am closer to my start time rather than arriving 40 mins too early.
I will also record the water intake and the point allocation whether I stuck to the points or went over/under.
Ok off to do that now
Talk soon