Thanks everyone for your support - it really does make a difference
I have been sick with the flu for the past week, so I haven't been able to exercise at the gym. For that reason, I am not weighing in this week, I know I will be disappointed with no loss, as I have been sick and generally not moving very much!
I was just reading Who Magazine, and there is a story on The Biggest Loser contestants putting the kg's back on.....could it be that the Biggest Loser House is unrealistsic? Of course! - ie. they are put in a house where the only thing that they need to worry about is calorie counting and exercising....of course they are going to lose weight!!!...BUT, put them back in the real world and suddenly they have so many more issues to deal with on a day to day basis!....on top of that they would be feeling social pressure to maintain the loss. They could not possibly maintain their exercise routines back in the real world....4 hours a day???
However, they should be commended on such great efforts and the loss that they made on the show.....I'd love to have that opportunity of exercising all day and focusing only on weight loss....not work, mortgage, relationships etc.....
As for my kicking the habit of smoking - I'm glad to say that it has now been over a month since my last cigarette, and I have managed to make it through the greatest tests....being around friends that I usually smoke with and drinking wine without a cigarette.
The downfall is that I am CRAVING CHOCOLATE and sweets in the afternoons - so I do allow a small piece of chocolate or skim mocha to combat the problem - for now, I'd rather be smoke free and eat a small piece of choc, than light up again.
So this weeks task is to minimise and eliminate the sweet tooth by drinking tea when I have those cravings.
16 days till my 30th! I'm aiming for a minimum 4kg loss!
One great thing about the end of a week is that the new week is just beginning and it feels like a fresh start with reborn energy and motivation.....although it's discipline that will get us there
Here's to a great week