Thanks guys, I'm pretty pleased with how things are going. I usually lose a lot of weight when I first start any diet, the numbers are getting smaller every week and I'm sure it will level itself out at a much lower rate which I guess is a good thing, as much as I want the weight gone as quick as possible its probably better to go for the smaller amounts over a long period of time approach. I've got a hell of a lot to lose yet and I want to do everything I can to avoid having loose sharpei dog style skin when the weights gone.
I've just been using the calorie king website to track my eating, I have been allocated 2000 calories a day, I try to eat close to that amount, I usually end up at about 1800 give or take. I've been watching my nutrition as they suggest trying to get the appropriate intakes of fats, protein and carbs well I lie, my fat intake is usually much lower. Some days I go over my carbs limit and dont eat enough protein or vice versa so if I find one day I overdid the carbs I'll have a low carb high protein day, I try to make it level out over 2 days I find it hard to get everything balanced perfectly in one day.
My exercise routine has been all over the place, I started off doing a min 1hr on the wii fit and some weights but I have been sick for the last week or so and did bugger all exercise. I started to get back into the exercising last night, decided to go for a run- how bloody stupid of me, coldest night thus far this year and I have a cold haha. I paid for it I got home and coughed up phlegm all night (tmi I know!) I'm going to put the running off until I am 100% better and will try to do it in the day when its a bit warmer.
I think what is making it work this time around is its a real family effort, no crap food in the fridge or pantry and we are all supporting each other. My hubby has lost 9kg, my 9 yr old slightly pudgy daughter has even lost a couple of kgs with no exercise at all due to her broken arm.
Hoping to lose 1 kg this week, would be nice to see the low 120's makes the >120kg goal seem so much closer