, that's a great idea about posting our goals. It gives each of us something concrete to work towards.Juzzy
, new people are always welcome. It'll be great to have you in the team! Last time I think the informal weigh-in day was Monday but people were more than welcome to set their own weigh-in day depending on what was most appropriate for them. Hell, I normally have three weigh-in days because my weight fluctuates so wildly from one day to the next! I just take the lowest weight from the three days as my 'official' weight.
Good luck with losing 5kg in this challenge Starr
, and good luck with your 10kg Miss Vanessa
. I'm sure you both can do it!
My goal is going to seem so weak compared to everyone else's: I want to lose a kilo
. That's all. Just a kilo. My current official weight is 69.0kg (though I'm pretty sure I'm a bit heavier than that right now). I want to get to my first interim goal weight of 68kg by the end of this challenge. I'd love to lose a few kilos more but I have to be realistic: work and study are both insane right now leaving me little time to exercise (hell if you want proof of that I'm typing this from uni on a Saturday!
). And even at the best of times I lose weight really slowly.
The first change I need to make to get myself losing weight is my attitude. I've been feeling really negative recently and it's causing me to ignore potential weight loss solutions. I was cranky that the Gabriel Method book I'd ordered didn't come with a CD so it put me right off doing it. I also got cranky that I wouldn't be getting the $900 tax bonus so I swore not to buy any unecessary or expensive goods since I am obviously 'unworthy' of stimulating the economy (oh yeah, I got in a right snit!
) This meant no new $200 running shoes and hence no running because my old shoes make my PF play up.
I've come to the conclusion that while there's an a certain enjoyment to be found in tragic martyrdom, my self-righteous grumpiness is really hurting only one person: me. So instead I'm focusing on the potential benefits of my actions. I'm going to cheerfully get back onto the Gabriel Method and I'm going to enjoy it! I'm going to go and buy some new running shoes because I'll love being able to run again. Even every day nuisances I'm trying to look on in a new light. I had to come to uni to type up student feedback today and instead of grumbling about it stealing time from my weekend I decided that I was really going to enjoy it. And you know what, I did! Just by approaching it in a positive frame of mind I remembered how much I love teaching and really had a good time writing in-depth feedback for all of my students.
My goals this week:1. Have fun with everything I do
2. Eat more low GI wholegrains
3. Eat more fruit and raw vegetables
Good luck everyone!