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Re: Tams Progress

Postby Tams » Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:19 pm

Well, I think this weeks weigh in is about as reliable as last weeks - just in the other direction (which is cheering, even if not solid truth).

wk 1 61.9
wk 2 61.9
wk3 62.6
wk4 61.1

In other news, I saw the rehab specialist last Tuesday; I will see her and the physio specialist alternate weeks for the foreseeable future. Expensive. Apparently, I can't even stand correctly, so my 6-8 week goal is to learn how to stand correctly, with the bonus being if I can do it on one leg. So that means 3x15min rehab sessions for that daily, plus 1x40mins foot specific rehab daily - at the moment; the regime will change and get harder each week. Plus 3-4 sessions each week of pilates, and 3-4 sessions each week of deep water running (given to myself by moi!). See, there is a reason why I am still time poor when I thought I should have loads of time now I am not dancing - it just got replaced with rehab!!

I will be SO interested to see the difference in my movements and in my body when I CAN actually stand correctly!
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Re: Tams Progress

Postby Blitz » Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:44 am

61.1kg...Tams' lucky number! :lol: :wink:
A good result - specially with how you are travelling at the moment.
You should be very proud of yourself! 8)
You are going through some real hardship but you haven't thrown in the towel but figured a way through.
A great lesson for those who have an excuse for why they can't continue on their weight journey.
There is always options - you just have to work it smart and dig deeper into your character.
Good work Tams - you are a real inspiration...I hope many people get inspired by what you have achieved and will achieve! 8) 8) 8)

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Re: Tams Progress

Postby Divalicious » Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:46 am

Hey Tams,
Well done on getting back to the magical 61's....especially 61.1 definitely your number, it suits you!! :wink: 8)
As for the specialist and the rehab regime, I'm sure your tenacity and positivity will help you achieve the targets set by even the hardest task master/therapist!! You go girl!!! :wink: :D
136.0kg - Heaviest weight (1/1/12)
126.6kg - Starting weight (1/1/13)
60.0kg - Goal weight
63.3kg - Current weight


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Re: Tams Progress

Postby Tams » Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:29 pm

I do hope that this can help inspire others. It's certainly real life when it's not going too well!

I'm glad myself that I didn't throw in the towel - I was so close last week. And I also think...what if I WASNT trying? How bad would it be then?!!!
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Re: Tams Progress

Postby Divalicious » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:24 am

Tams wrote:I do hope that this can help inspire others. It's certainly real life when it's not going too well!

I'm glad myself that I didn't throw in the towel - I was so close last week. And I also think...what if I WASNT trying? How bad would it be then?!!!

VERY inspiring Tams,
Your courage, determination and your mental positivity is (and continues) to be nothing short of commendable!!! My hat off to you gf!!! :wink: :D
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60.0kg - Goal weight
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Re: Tams Progress

Postby Tams » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:14 pm

Divalicious, coming from you, with the massive and long commitment (and success) you have made, that makes me really chuffed :)

Let's hope it helps people who are 'going backwards' as it appears I have. I say appears, as really, the goal posts have changed. My primary goal is to rehab now and regain function; but part of being fit-to-function is also the weight watch. I need to be as light as I can manage to put less stress on my joints, and allow my muscles to move me more. So I'm not as fixated on weight dropping as I am on being fit, maintaining and even growing muscle, rehabing function, and maintaining a lower weight. For the moment, the weight is an important subset of the whole, rather than the primary goal.
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Re: Tams Progress

Postby Blitz » Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:50 am

I'm proud of you both!
You are both fine examples that it is possible to achieve what many believe is not possible.
Your lives give others hope. 8)

Long may your tribe increase! :D

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Re: Tams Progress

Postby Divalicious » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:24 am

Tams wrote:Divalicious, coming from you, with the massive and long commitment (and success) you have made, that makes me really chuffed :)

Let's hope it helps people who are 'going backwards' as it appears I have. I say appears, as really, the goal posts have changed. My primary goal is to rehab now and regain function; but part of being fit-to-function is also the weight watch. I need to be as light as I can manage to put less stress on my joints, and allow my muscles to move me more. So I'm not as fixated on weight dropping as I am on being fit, maintaining and even growing muscle, rehabing function, and maintaining a lower weight. For the moment, the weight is an important subset of the whole, rather than the primary goal.

Awwww shucks Tams, thank you for your kind words (I'm equally as humbled) :oops: you're amazing!!! :D

I know you'll do it Tams, I don't doubt it for a millisecond!! :roll: You will not only rehab (your body) but remodel and rebuild a stronger, fitter and oooohhhhh so dangerous (and not to be menaced with) Tams!!! :wink: Keep at it, I know that people will be following your journey and using your strength and tenacity to help them through their own battles (self included here btw) :wink:
136.0kg - Heaviest weight (1/1/12)
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60.0kg - Goal weight
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Re: Tams Progress

Postby Divalicious » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:29 am

Blitz wrote:I'm proud of you both!
You are both fine examples that it is possible to achieve what many believe is not possible.
Your lives give others hope. 8)

Long may your tribe increase! :D

Kim

Awwwww Kim, thank you too!! xx :D
It means a lot coming from you too; I've long looked up to you,admiring and being inspired by your achievement and although close to goal, I have yet to get to maintenance and (no pun intended) maintain a stronghold on my (by then) goal weight for as long as you have!!

Yes, let's hope more people make the right (and healthier) choices for themselves, and hopefully join our group, post their journey and inspire others to do the same!! :wink:
136.0kg - Heaviest weight (1/1/12)
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60.0kg - Goal weight
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Re: Tams Progress

Postby Blitz » Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:08 am

Don't worry about maintenance...so long as you understand that this is a lifestyle commitment - for life, then you have all the skills necessary to maintain. 8)
That better future awaits - grab it! :D

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Re: Tams Progress

Postby Tams » Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:53 pm

I'm sick with some sort of virus/cold thing that wants to get me.

And I'm sick of everything. It sucks when you can't get away from your own miserable company. On the positive front, (along with getting sick, chronic pain and migraine has also joined in) it is the first day in 6 that I am pain free, so that's wonderful. No more stabbing pain going up my neck, through my head, and into my eyes. No more head going to explode at the slightest movement, and dragging a hanging arm and a lip that seems to think I've had a stroke. The bad news... I got pain free by finally giving in to the craving that appeared from day 2 of this lot of pain; a couple blocks of chocolate. Did wonders for the lack of energy, deadly tired thing of whatever illness has got me too. But I'm off exercise until I'm feeling better, so bad weigh-ins to come. The truck load of meds I've had are also tipping the scales in a truely alarming manner. Oh well, such is life. The only thing I'm barely barely doing is getting in 3 lots of daily rehab (its supposed to be 4!), and even then, my body is so strung out, it is hitting 'abort' - I'm allowed 2 attempts at doing an exercise and if I fail to do it correctly twice, I have to stop. Huff.

I'm taking lots of herbs to try to get better, because, yes, of course, you always get sick when you have something you want to do! Hubby is finally home from commuting for work for the past two months, and we've booked a luxurious mini holiday, leaving next Thursday. Sick wife is not hot. And not allowed anywhere close, SO I BETTER GET WELL :evil:
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Re: Tams Progress

Postby Blitz » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:10 am

The holiday may end up doing you good.
Nothing like a change of environment to de-stress you and relax you.

Make sure the chocolate is dark - healthy and not that stuff that is sugar and fat disguised as chocolate.
Keep the consumption moderate and you'll be alright.
I have two square per day guilt free...I enjoy it and it is my treat.
I eat it in moderation and take responsibility for it (I exercise it off).

Listen to your body (which you are) and I hope you are feeling better soon (good to hear about the pain free day). :D

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Re: Tams Progress

Postby Divalicious » Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:12 am

Hey Tams,
Hope you're feeling better soon, and although not the best choice, there's nothing like a small chocolate indulgence when you're feeling low...enjoy it, but keep it within moderation okay?! LOL :lol:
And I hope you recover ASAP so that you can really make the most of your mini-holiday too!! Where you off to?
136.0kg - Heaviest weight (1/1/12)
126.6kg - Starting weight (1/1/13)
60.0kg - Goal weight
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Re: Tams Progress

Postby Tams » Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:50 pm

SMALL chocolate indulgance? Oh no. That wasnt what happened AT ALL. I even tried to do just a small amount on preceding days. Nope, a good whack of it was what killed the pain. Having said that, it was a bunch of other stupid decisions that made it as much as it was (two blocks, not squares, that would be 400g!!). I could have got away with 100-130g actually. I will remember that number for next time. Thank you for making me think about it and what I will do next time!

Ok, weigh-in:
wk 1 61.9
wk 2 61.9
wk3 62.6
wk4 61.1
wk5 62.4 (pain, a cold, and chocolate!)

We are off to Tassie next week :) And I have a private chef for 3 meals!! I have to say just how exciting this is for me, because I cook from scratch EVERY SINGLE MEAL, EVERY SINGLE DAY due to my food intolerances (sadly Blitz, dark chocolate happens to be one of them!). This chef says she is happy to cater for food intolerances! Normally, a holiday is just trying to cook/forage for suitable food, and is not really relaxing; I will still pack food to self cater my breakfast and lunches. We also have a masseuse coming each day!! (Which means I will plan to fit in two lots of rehab whenever hubby is being treated - unfortunately, I must keep doing that).
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Re: Tams Progress

Postby Blitz » Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:17 am

If dark chocolate isn't the craving then it isn't chocolate that is the craving but rather the sugar or fat.
Saw a tv show about a guy who was trying to sell pure chocolate in Britain.
He got a whole lot of self confessed "chocoholics" together and gave them the pure 100% stuff to try.
The vast majority hated the taste proving that they weren't addicted to chocolate as they thought but to sugar and fat. :shock:
But the strategy will hold up. Total denial will always end up kneecapping you.
Give yourself permission for moderate treats (taking responsibility for that action) and you'll take the pressure off yourself to blow out.

It will be interesting to see what the chef brings to the table - literally!
Fresh eyes to your intolerances may give you some new approaches for you to try out. 8)

You holiday sounds great - I'm envious! :wink:
Enjoy it - get yourself better and back on track (and de-stress as only a holiday can do :) )

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