Hello beautiful beautiful people! It's been too long since I joined in discussions on this forum.
I've been reading all about your progress over the past few months and i've never been too far away, but I was not participating for two reasons - I've been busy (& who hasn't? no excuse!) And secondly, and the probably the biggest reason,I fell off the wagon in a big way and if I was participating in the forum I would've had to acknowledge it rather than bury my head in the sand and wait until my pants don't fit me anymore before being forced to acknowleding it
Last July I was the fittest I've ever been. I was running heaps until I injured my achillies. I'm still recovering from it and managing it and am just about ready to test it again - the last few times I've 'tested' it (ie going for a light jog) I've been in considerable pain the following day but my accupuncturist and I think it's good to go again. Yay!
It's really hard to get motivated to 'start' again when I was so fit and have slid sooo far backwards, but I've got to start somewhere, right?
I haven't been too
bad - at first I was so angry with myself for getting injured (and yes, it was my pigheadedness that got the injury - I didn't stop when I should have) that I hit the bottle and blocks of chocolate with avengence. I knew that was doing my body any favours so I joined a gym near work and was going there about 3 times per week to keep up my strength training and do non-impact training - I was doing personal training for a few months and didn't want to lose the gains that I'd made in the strength dept. But my work moved recently and there are no gyms in the area within about 2kms (too hard to get to on a lunch break) but I've just seen a great deal near home so I'll look into that next week - I'm on holidays until Jan 5. Yay!
Needless to say, my marathon goal for 2008 went out the window and yeah, I was pretty cut about it. But 2009 is a new year. I love a fresh start.
The past two+ weeks have been totally decadent (but a lot of fun!
) - too much food, alcohol and too little sleep and exercise.
So here I am, the ultimate yo-yo 'dieter' - bigger than when I first started my journey in 2006 and waaay bigger than the 68kg I was comfortably maintaining mid year, but ready to tackle this weightloss beast with everything I've got. I don't do things well by halves - it's all or nothing. So the month of Jan will be a complete detox for me - no alcohol, no refined sugar and no pepsi max. I'm doing a specific detox program with supplements, just eating healthy, natural (or as close to natural) food. I've made a veggie patch in the backyard and I'm waiting for harvest time. I've already harvested beetroot and it's been prepared and is in the fridge. Yum yum. I'm going to set up a challenge for the January Detox in the Challenge forum and I hope some people will join me. Wish me well!
My accupuncturist/chinese medicine doc says that my body isn't healing itself because it doesn't have any reserve energy. I need to build up those stores by eating and sleeping well, and not being so hardcore about exercise - that's the hard one. Funny thing is, exercise is not the problem for me cos I love it, it's my addiction to sugar and the constant need to stop the sugar crash cycle that is doing me harm, as is alcohol. It's not just the empty calories consumed in a bottle of wine, it's what I eat with it and what I eat in 'recovery' mode that's doing the damage. I'm sick of waking up feeling dreadful from too eating too much food and drinking too much wine. I want to feel good again - fit and strong.
Starting weight: 74.3kg
Goal weight: 62kgs
First goal: get under 70kgs by the end of Jan.
I will be accountable and y'all can hold me to that
Ah, it's good to be back
Just keep moving! And don't be lazy...
SW: 74.3kg - 1/1/09
CW: 71.1kg - 3/5/09