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.
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.