yesterday my calves were really sore - i think it was from the dancing i did on saturday, it was great! not only is it a cardio workout but it's going to help tone up my legs too, so i'm definitely going to continue with that!
i haven't had bread since saturday, and i haven't felt sick or lethargic or anything since - so that's another thing i'm going to try to continue cutting out. we're having steak for dinner tonight, i'm probably only going to have half of mine, and save the other half for lunch tomorrow, as pastrami is getting a little bit boring, and that way i'm having less fat in one hit (it's lean steak, but still packs a punch in the fat stakes on calorieking).
Nick keeps commenting on how small i seem to be getting. it could just be the fact that it's getting warmer so i'm not wearing bulky layers of clothes, but then again, i think i look a bit smaller too, so he could be right!! he rode his bike to work and back yesterday because he has just lost his licence (for 6 months! aahh!) and it was close to 2 hours riding in total i think - he's going to become so fit doing that every day. i can already see a difference in him - his love handles are disappearing more and more by the minute, his six pack is starting to show again and his back, chest, shoulders and arms are bigger and more defined - just like he was when i first met him! his attitude is that he always wants to improve on himself though, he's kicking himself for getting so out of shape, but luckily it's not taking very long for him to get back into shape! now that he's going to be looking all schmick again, that's more incentive for me to look my best
i dunno if that sounds silly... haha
I took the big step of posting my photos last night, i suppose in a way it is to shame myself into sticking to this. looking at them all together, i can see how much i've put on since 2003, and am pretty cross at myself for letting it get that way, but now even more determined to change it!
This weekend we are having a couple of our friends over for pizza and a movie - only i wasn't keen on the idea of getting greasy Dominos or something, so i suggested making our own pizzas, and everyone is keen!! so that's going to still be a little treat, but FAR healthier than the other option! my mum used to make her own healthy pizzas with vegies and stuff when i was a kid and i loved them! so that should be good. a lot of people i know seem to be getting motivated by me and nick and are starting to exercise and eat well - being able to inspire other people to get into good habits is really rewarding - i suppose that's how the biggest loser contestants feel, and not only them, but everyone on this site - Kate and all the regulars - you're all wonderful and really inspire a lot of people, including myself
Last but not least ...last night me and Nick went to woolies to get some more soy milk and the steak for tonight, and i went for a little walk down the choccie aisle where there was heaps on special - just looking at the labels was a HUGE wake up call - some of the light options were low in fat but extremely high in sugar, some others were low in sugar and calories but huge in fat - there was no happy medium. So i boycotted all of them. Haha. How's that for willpower - a chocoholic saying no to 69c chocolate!!!