God. Damn. It.
I am USELESS lately. I have all of these great plans to start losing weight again, and then I get distracted and can't seem to follow through. I need to regain my mojo! All I've done in the last month is work and eat!
I'm a teacher, so this is a busy time of the year for me. I've had to get piles and piles of marking done and then write over 100 reports. Not fun, but part of the job! I've been pathetic diet-wise, my nights have consisted of eating drumstick icecreams and chocolate to "motivate" me to get my work done. Not a good combination.
I decided to face the scales today, and I have put on.... 3.7kgs. Not impressed, but it's a good wakeup call. I don't want to end up back where I was. It's time to face reality and go back to being accountable again.
On the plus side, I'm now FREEEEEEEEEEE! I was on a contract, so I've finished up two weeks earlier than expected. Now I have NO excuses, and it's time to get the diet back on track.
Step 1 = updating my ticker so I can "see" the weight I've put on. I hate seeing it increase, so hopefully this will motivate me to try and move it back down again!
Step 2 = Going to the pool as much as possible. I find swimming really helps me to lose weight, so I'm going back to it now that I have all the time in the world and no excuses. I went today and swam 1100m, and bought myself a 10-visit pass. Now I have to go, or I'll be wasting money!
Step 3 = My friends and I have all bought VIP passes to Seaworld/Movieworld/Wet 'n' Wild, mainly so we can go to Wet 'n' Wild over the summer. I figure that I'll still be burning some calories while floating around in the wave pool. I've also figured out that the food there is largely "evil", so I went shopping earlier on and bought some healthy foods to take with me so I won't be tempted to eat the junk there. I figure that looking at slim people in their swimwear should be a good incentive too. I want to buy some new swimmers, and I might reward myself with a pair once I hit the 70's again.
Step 4 = Creating a "Holiday Weightloss" chart in Excel, so I can track my progress. I plan to record my weight everyday, and total up my losses week by week. I'm a compulsive weigher, but I don't let the normal daily fluctuations bother me.
Step 5 = I'm going to attempt to post on this site as much as I can. Everyone really motivates me on here, and I need somewhere where I can post and keep myself accountable.
I NEED to do this! Putting on almost 4kgs has not impressed me, and I have no one to blame but myself. I saw the numbers going up gradually, and yet I didn't have the motivation to make the changes I needed to. No more!NEW STARTING WEIGHT = 86.1kgs.Today's food diary:
Breakfast: 2 x sultana toast and 1/2 glass of orange juice.
Lunch: A low fat banana smoothie and a nectarine.
Snack: A handful of "chic nuts" (baked chick peas) and a skinny latte.
Dinner: A pork chop and salad.Today's exercise: 1100m swim
I think that keeping a food diary on here is useful, as I can see at the end of the week if my food intake has been appropriate, and whether or not it's helping with my weightloss.
Thanks to all who have supported me, and to those who have left messages. I'm so sorry for being slack, hopefully this will be the return of a new and improved miss_viva!