It's interesting to read and be encouraged with people who are on similar journeys, so great to hear from you
Looks like you've just stareted on here too?
This is sort of my thread for my journey, but I really want others to share too. Especially with tips. I find that whenever I have a tip, trick, or motivation I have an urge to share with some of my friends and sometimes I can see just hearing something new is encouraging or activating for them, and I haven't even achieved yet much, so I'd love to hear what you're doing since you're on a similar journey.
For me it's a terrible weight to be, as oppossed to when I was 10 lighter as now my fashion is so limiting on the styles I like to wear -ie. high-waisted, and showing my legs. It's the weight that is the line I've crossed when I look at pictures of myself, lol. I'm going to make the line shorter in the future and have a sustainable lifestyle.
Since last post:
I've purposely been more open with the weightloss/fitness topic with my close friends (I have fit friends, and friends who are much worse off than me). I'm trying to just be genuine to both parties, and it's great to workout with friends - competition! I've done the I only want to eat healthy foods at dinner parties thing so thats done, and they're even buying my the lighter wine
I eat out alot and am a bit of a foodie and sometimes the healthiest option doesn't sound as moneys worth as duck, as I probably cant cook duck very well but can throw a salad together myself - however I'm tightening and have been ordering the healthy options - and coke zero haha. Though I need to look up whats the better alcoholic options, I think I'll do that now.
Have a look at http://www.completefitness.com.au/articles/nutrition/alcoholweightloss.php
This grid is a little bit deciving, as I don't know for you but cider as a 200ml serve, thats only if you're pouring a very small cup from a bigger bottle. Individual bottles are 330ml, so 571kJ for Pipsqueak http://www.calorieking.com.au/
I dont think the mixers in spirits are good other than Vodka, lime & soda, and wine doesn't look good at all. But I know the cost of a drink now
In other food news, I'm going to do lots of Asian soups with veges, soba noodles and a poached egg. Im a believer in spices make up for butter/fat/salt in food taste so I'll be doing more of my curries, from scratch without the additives.
Started Zumba classes, (signed up to unlimited for 1 month) they are fun and definately good for being in the fat burning zone and not too aerobic, and works the abs, arms etc the whole time too. Also I'm going with a friend so that makes it a commitment, though I always go to gym classes. I need more motivation for my supplementary exercise as I can only make 3-4 Zumbas a week. I'm looking at getting a bike, I used to love riding for fitness, and my hubby loves riding so I can picture bike riding being a part of beach visits (we're close to many beaches). Wish I could ride to the local shops, but that would mean riding on the road and I'm in the city :S thankfully though theres a huge park across the road, so I could ride there. Im on the eBay hunt.
I bought some scales, eBay, but they're coming in the mail. I am aiming to get a nice surprice the first time I get on them - here's to hoping the diet for the last 4 weeks and the exercise has done something
Taken my measurements too, so it'll be great to compare to those. The measurements in brackets are ones I found from Feb 2009
Under Bust 100 (81)
Waist 94 (77)
Hips widest 115 (101)
Bit shocking. No wonder that dress doesn't fit