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Re: Chaypeta's Journal

Postby Cac33 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:13 am

Don't worry at least it is a loss. As you said you have eaten well & still did your 6km walk everyday so its not like you binged or slacked off.

Be happy with a loss & keep up the good work. :D
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Re: Chaypeta's Journal

Postby Chaypeta » Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:36 pm

Made it! :)
Jumped on the scales a day early as Monday is going to be frantic. My weight loss jumped forward this week to 69.5 kilos. :) That means that not only did I reach my little goal of being under 70 for tomorrow night, but also I am no longer clinically obese! And I've only ten kilo's (22 lbs) to go before I'm back in the healthy weight range. 15.4 lbs down in just over 6 weeks.

We took some relis of Waynes down the Great Ocean road for some bush and rainforest walks, including walking over the Otways Fly (a 2 kilometre stretch of raised walkways that take you through the tree tops of a subtropical rainforest... breath taking but not for those afraid of heights.) Waynes reli's, who are the same age as us, puffed and panted and had to take breathers while I bounced along up and down the climbs like a seven year old. Those long walks are paying off.

Kids are back at school now so we're pushing forward with remodeling our garden... espcially important as we're hosting Christmas for the masses this year. We're leveling and clearing everything outside... which is going to cost about 4 thousand on it's own with all the trees that need to be removed. Then theres the decking and pegola which will be large enough to seat 8 people and have a full barbaque platform with room to spare. Some native garden beds and a round piece of lawn in the centre. behind the back of the house will be a raised vege patch on railway sleepers and the garden shed. There will be a paved space reserved for Kyra's basketball hoop as that thing gets a lot of use from all the family. Around the side of the house we're building a carport. can't wait... I've had enough of having that mess outside.

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Re: Chaypeta's Journal

Postby tania2573 » Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:49 pm

Congrats on your progress so far and good luck for your future goals.
Your going great :)
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Re: Chaypeta's Journal

Postby milkyway » Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:59 pm

You're doing a fanstastic job - congrats on the weightloss to date and getting to your first goal :)
Just keep moving! And don't be lazy...
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Re: Chaypeta's Journal

Postby ~Rose~ » Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:54 pm

Congrats Chaypeta :D
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Re: Chaypeta's Journal

Postby Chaypeta » Tue May 06, 2008 8:53 pm

I'm still here! Still going. just been busy with a swarm of relatives and friends visiting from overseas... and I'm proud to say that despite the accompanying BBQ's, dinners out, lunch in lovely resturants and cafes as we gave our visitors the royal Aussie tour I have managed to stay on track and continue to loose weight. The loss is slowing but it's still going down. :D Just 500 gms off the magical 10 kilo mark.

Tonight i REALLY fancied chips. After trying to distract myself with water, fruit and rice crackers I decided to have a serve of hot chips with my meal. I picked pan fried in cooking spray a small serve along with fish a a huge salad and enjoyed it. Now my chip craving has been satisfied without pigging out i feel quite content and happy with myself.

I went for my 6 km walk today along the Barwon and my 13 year old son came along. Three quarters of the way around he asked to stop and have a rest! My son is very slender and not terribly active. I think I'm going to encourage him to join me on my walks to improve his fitness level (and disposition... he's prone to teenage angst despite being otherwise a loving and creative son... he even bakes his own bread.



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Re: Chaypeta's Journal

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Wed May 07, 2008 11:16 am

Good on you for beating the chip craving! Loading your plate with healthy salads was a great idea. I try to always have half my plate as salad or steamed veggies these days. That way it's harder to stuff yourself on other things. :D

Sounds like you're going brilliantly. Well done!
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Re: Chaypeta's Journal

Postby Chaypeta » Wed May 07, 2008 9:05 pm

Thanks Ali. :)
It's really gratifying to see the little ticker thingy below approaching the half way mark.

Congrats on your journey... you're almost there! :wink:
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Re: Chaypeta's Journal

Postby Chaypeta » Mon May 19, 2008 6:50 pm

SW. 77
GW. 55
CW. 66

I haven't posted for a little while... very busy in RL with my family (teenage angst problems.... blrrrrghhh!!!!!) But I just had to post those latest figures above because they're so neat and pretty. :mrgreen:

This means HALF WAY!!!!!!!

Reality of my health plan is that I have cut out trying to 'diet' in the modern sense of the word. After doing a lot of research, and inspired by Shauna's Book on the Adventures of DietGirl, I've decided not to do something that I won't be able to maintain for the long haul. Now, instead of trying to cut back my calorie intake to that magic 1200 mark I'm simply sticking to eating what i know is good and limiting high fat and high sugar stuff for treats. Meaning in reality: instead of eating 6 fried dimsims as lunch (old habit), cutting out fried dimsims all together (diet habit), I'll eat two or three fried dimsims and a side salad. Because i love fried dimsims! Excercise I'm sticking with because I love walking. I recently joined a fitness gym but I've been dragging my arse about going... silly me, gyms aren't my thing. I'll get into a routine of going twice a week and see if i can maintain it for a couple of months. I joined because i wanted to give my bod some definition so as the fat covering peeled away there would be some nice healthy muscle definition underneath. I just can't see myself maintaining it for the rest of my life though as I really don't like gyms. Walking... no problem... walking gives me a great excuse to get away from the family and all the responsibilities for an hour 5 to 7 times a week. I look at walking as my mental and emotional rest period. *grin*

With my loosening off of calorie obsessing I predict my weight loss rate, which has been 11 kilos in just over 2 and a half months, will decrease to something a bit more sane and sustainable. I'd be very happy with 2 kilos a month which means I'll reach my goal in 5 months AND have no problem staying there because this kind of eating/ fitness behaiviour feels natural and not an extra burden.

That's the plan anyway... lets see how it pans out.
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Re: Chaypeta's Journal

Postby milkyway » Mon May 19, 2008 7:46 pm

Congrats on hitting the half way mark - that's really awesome. And it sounds like you've got a good, healthy plan to lose the other half. All the best and I look forward to reading about your continued progress.
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Re: Chaypeta's Journal

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Tue May 20, 2008 2:18 pm

Congrats Peta! That's absolutely brilliant. You're absolutely rocketing along. Well done with getting half way there, and good luck with the final half!
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Extreme walking

Postby Chaypeta » Thu May 22, 2008 12:58 am

I decided to challenge myself with walking today and covered double the distance by walking to the river from my house instead of driving there. 12 kilometre round trip (about 7 and a half miles)! I managed it easier then i thought I would although the step gradiant at around the ten k mark was a killer. I'm feeling pretty good right now but my legs are already twinging warning me that they'll be getting me back by evening. During the walk I was thinking about this insane idea to train as if I'm going to do OXFAM. Oxfam is a charity event involving walking teams of four which runs over 48 hours and 100 kilometres. (62 miles). It actually is physically do- able by us ordinary non elite athelitic folk believe it or not. Veg, one of my brothers, his wife and my sister Robyn did it about 4 years ago and in 37 hours. Mind you you should have seen Veg's feet at the end of it. I would not have believed friction blisters could get that big and I thought I'd seen it all. Gail, on the other hand, had nary a mark on her feet but then she covered them in profilactic band aids. Brian has been running marathons for 20 years but that didn't mean we didn't abuse him for selfishly jogging to the finish in a show of atheletic superiority and then jogging back to where the rest of the team were dragging behind just so that they could all pass the finishing post together. Shame on him... he should have colapsed in a whimpering heap like the rest of them. I and Jackie, Brian and Gails adult daughter, took the sensible approach to team participation and run the support crew side of things: Getting the pizza's, administering the leg massages, setting up the tent in pitch black negative degree celsius weather up the windy summut of Mt. Donnabuang.

Now when i say I'm going to look at training for Oxfam doesn't mean I'm seriously thinking of doing it. For one thing training literally takes almost all of your free time... 8 hours of walking a day twice a week and the rest, I don't have that kind of time available. But I'd like to work up to doing 25 km (about 15 miles) in one go with a veiw to eventually covering 50 kilometres in a day. one day. :)
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May to July mini goal.

Postby Chaypeta » Thu May 22, 2008 1:04 am

oops... i haven't set myself a mini goal for this month... okay... it's the 21st of May and I'm currently 66 kilos. Lets see if i can make it to 63.5 by July.
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Re: Chaypeta's Journal

Postby Sas » Thu May 22, 2008 2:06 pm

Good luck with your mini goal! :)

Wow a 100km walk! That is huge! I don't think I have the attention span for something like that... All the best with getting to walking 50km a day :)
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Re: Chaypeta's Journal

Postby shelbel » Thu May 22, 2008 3:10 pm

Geez im tired just thinking about that!!!

Good luck with your mini goals! Im guessing you'll be off for a extra long walk on the weekend then! :D
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