Firstly, a big Hi to anyone that reads this
. I'm a 51 yr old frump from Perth WA who's trying VERY hard to change that!!
This is a new site for me and a new start on a weight loss journey I began Jan 1st 2010.
My weigh-in on that date was 135.4 and this morning I was 118. So a loss of 17.4 for the year. Not great..but a loss nonetheless!
I'm at a standstill at the moment..in fact, it's safe to say I'm actually going backwards. I WAS just half a kilo off a 20 kilos loss....but despite staying true to the diet and exercise, have gained. Hence my visit here, hoping a new start will rekick my body into behaving! Ever since my daughter and hubby joined me in the weight loss, it's as if i'm gaining what they are losing. (Don't get me started on hubby's losses...soooooo unfair that he can eat what he does and STILL lose dramatically grrrr) lol.
I've mostly been embracing a low carb lifestyle..first Atkins, lately a form of BT. As of today I intend mixing things up...whilst still staying predominantly LCarb, I'll be adding more in in the form of complex and low GI carbs, such as brown rice and berries etc etc. I'm also going to go back to tracking calories in CK and writing everything that passes these lips down in a notepad...cos despite my rough estimates of sticking to 1000 cals a day, I'm GAINING pfffft. I walk a circular route every morning which encompasses 3 'hills', first one pretty steep and long..gets my HR up to the high 130's-140.
Anyways...I've a mini goal set . Hubby's work-do a week on Thursday and I desperately want to be able to say "yes, I've lost 20 kilos this year". So. I need to lose 2.6 by then. Hard yakka! I went for a hard 45 minute walk this morning and had 100g greek yoghurt, diet jelly, half a diced apple and flaxseeds for breakkie, followed by 50g of twiggy sticks for protein. Intend keeping the cals under 800 until I hit that magic number if it kills me!!!!
Here I go ..running the gauntlet yet again