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Re: Yellowroses' weight loss blog

Postby yellowroses » Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:24 pm

Ok, getting completely back on track today :)

I did ok yesterday.

Yesterday (Wednesday 15th Jan):

AF: CD 8

Eating Habits: Breakfast was 3/4 of a cup of special k and a 175ml tub of vaalia blueberry yoghurt. Dinner was 2 baked souvlaki bread, with tomato, lettuce, kidney beans, natural yoghurt, and avocado. Snacks consisted of 3 packs of pitos, some Jarrah hot choc with mallows, and about 750ml of OJ. It ended up being well over my calorie intake...

Exercise Habits: 30 minute walk with the dog. Nothing too strenuous because he has stitches and I've got a sore hip, so we took it slow, but it was a good walk.

Thoughts/Feelings: I'm super disappointed in myself over the last few days. I feel really good though, like active and I feel good in my body. I got a lot of sun the day before yesterday and was outside for the most of the day, so I'm thinking that helped :) I doubt that I'm going to lose weight this week, but I will be happy if I can have maintained it. I'm glad that I've started exercising, even if it's not much it's still better than none at all. I'm sure if I eat well and just do this 30 minutes of exercise every day things will start to look up and I'll feel much better. I'm looking forward to starting a new day today :) All the chocolates are gone so there are absolutely no temptation now! I also got a heap of frozen meals and some Jarrah Hot Choc yesterday so if I have any cravings for something 'quick and easy' my frozen meals are there, and for any chocolate/sweet cravings, I've got my Jarrah :) Looking forward to this new day! Although, I've got an assignment due tomorrow (worth 15% for IT) that I'm just about to start... hrm... :? I wonder if I'll get it done :p
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Re: Yellowroses' weight loss blog

Postby warriorsgirl » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:33 pm

Hi Yellowroses
Keep up the great work, I love the way you're writing your diary... It tells a lot of wat your going thru and love how much your expressing yourself!!!...
Im also feeling a lil' disapointed in myself, I've fallen off the wagon a bit this week, but still kept up with exercise, got to the gym 3days so far.
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Re: Yellowroses' weight loss blog

Postby chubby-no-more » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:48 pm

hey yellow, I am also commiteed to losing wieght this year. I am new to the whole forum thing and have enjoyed reading your blog. Carbs are also my killer foods and I am going to try the kATE Morgan thing to minisme my carb intake and to detox me from eating way too many carbs. I am at 106 kg and want to get to 70 kg.

One peice of advice is F what you think people think about you, you should go to the gym at whatever time you feel llike as people should be thinking wow that lady is really trying to improve her health - not thinking negativly about you, please dont let your interpretations of what eople may think limit your life and the choices you make :)

Good luck witht he forth coming week I will keep reading to see how you're going. ANd keep you posted on how i do
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Re: Yellowroses' weight loss blog

Postby yellowroses » Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:13 am

I had a terrible week with eating and exercise. I was also super busy with study (and still am mind you), so felt totally overloaded and stressed. I ate a lot and I didn't have any days where I stuck to my calorie intake, nor record most of it. Today however has been better. I studied a lot (I mean A LOT!) - I'm now 6 modules behind, have 2 assignments coming up, and have exams coming up in 2 weeks time. And my birthday in between somewhere.

So this week I haven't achieved ANY of my goals - but I was fortunate enough to only have put on 400g. I also ate well today and didn't go over my calorie intake.

So my goals for this coming week are:

- Eat healthy EVERY DAY - stick to 1960 calories or less.
- Walk the dog for 30 mins every second day or more.

That's it for this week. I don't really have time to get to the gym - I'm studying for about 10 hours a day to catch up, get ahead, get my assignments done and study for exams.

Wish me luck! May not have time to report every day, sorry!
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Final Goal: 68kgs.
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Re: Yellowroses' weight loss blog

Postby yellowroses » Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:14 am

Thanks for all the support too! I really appreciate it :D
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Re: Yellowroses' weight loss blog

Postby milkyway » Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:15 pm

Hang in there hun - keep striving to do well. I don't envy your study regime at the moment. Hope you have a great week. When's your birthday?
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Re: Yellowroses' weight loss blog

Postby yellowroses » Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:34 am

Hey all :)

Just having my first break (kinda) in a few days. Have been going pretty well, and weighed myself this morning and was 124.4kgs, so I have lost most of the weight I put on last week. I overate at dinner tonight, just coz it was soooo yummy. It was lasagne and I'm totally Garfield :p ANYWAYS I haven't been going for walks just because a) I can't be bothered and b) because I'm still studying like crazy, and I don't think I'm going to really slow down until exams are over :( Oh well, just keep eating healthy and shove in exercise whenever I can.

Milkyway, my birthday is on the 29th :D A big 20 :) Lol. Means I've got exactly a year then to lose this weight. Although, according to a few psychics I'm going to fall pregnant this year. God I hope I don't, because I really don't want to conceive while I'm this large, and still smoking and not eating perfectly yet and not exercising. The smoking thing isn't going too well either - seems the more I study, the more I smoke. I don't know why :?
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Re: Yellowroses' weight loss blog

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:52 am

Good on you for losing the weight you gained. Sounds like you're doing really well. Do you make your lasagna yourself, or buy ready-made portions? If you make it yourself you could always add extra veggies, or substitute TVP (textured vegetable protein, available in health food shops) or diced mushrooms instead of meat to cut down on calories and fat. Then all you need is low-fat cheese and you've got yourself a very healthy meal!

Keep up the good work!
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Re: Yellowroses' weight loss blog

Postby yellowroses » Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:45 pm

Wasn't trying incredibly hard last week except to keep my meals smaller than usual (and it's really working! I always feel full now after just a small bowl or plate of something). I ate calzone somewhere in the week I believe... anyway, I lost 100g :) Better than a kick in the teeth :P I'm still studying like a nutter, and I've had to drop a subject coz I'm too overloaded.

Exams start next week :?
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Re: Yellowroses' weight loss blog

Postby newme2009 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:37 am

Hi Yellowroses

How have you been going?
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Re: Yellowroses' weight loss blog

Postby yellowroses » Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:42 pm

Hi everyone, sorry I've been neglectful. Going through exams at the moment, but as of Wednesday I'll be back up and running with my weight loss :)
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Re: Yellowroses' weight loss blog

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:35 pm

Good luck with your exams! I hope you go really well.
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Re: Yellowroses' weight loss blog

Postby milkyway » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:14 pm

Best of luck yr - I'm sure you'll do great :)
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Re: Yellowroses' weight loss blog

Postby yellowroses » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:39 pm

Thanks guys :) One down yesterday, another one in the morning tomorrow... I feel sooo nervous I've thrown up a few times. I'm not at all prepared for tomorrows!!!
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Re: Yellowroses' weight loss blog

Postby yellowroses » Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:58 am

Hey everyone, I'm sooo sorry I haven't come back. I've been totally slack with everything lately. I finished both my exams, and I got A's for both subjects :) brought my GPA up to a 3, which is really good for me :p Hoping this semester I can get it up to 4 so that they won't kick me out. I've started a new semester like 2 weeks ago, and I'm just getting around to actually doing any study, which sucks :( Assignments are coming up soo fast! I've also been working an absolute crap load. My boss has been in hospital for major surgery and I've had to do everything in his place, plus I picked up another work-from-home gig, so now I basically spend 10 - 15 hours a day sitting on my butt at the computer working for work, my on-the-side gig, and my at-home study :( Haven't had time to work out!! I feel horrible and gross. My boss is getting out of hospital at the end of the week though, so hopefully once that happens I will have time and put myself back through a more intensive boot-camp, which I'll tell you about later. I've also had some health worries lately - I missed my last AF, and totally freaked out thinking that I was pregnant! I went through a lot of tests at the doctor and after pregnancy was ruled out, I was even more freaked out! I then went through about a million blood tests for thyroid, hormones, cholesterol, iron, glucose... everything came back fairly normal except my iron is a little low and my cholesterol is a little high but I just need to take some iron supplements, and the cholesterol isn't anything to worry about coz I'm a smoker - it's only 0.7 over. I've also been put on to complex vitamin B tablets to help with my constant tiredness. ANYWAY, so after all of that was ruled out, I had to go for a bunch of ultrasounds and it turns out that I have polycystic ovaries, but that's cool coz we're not trying to have a baby yet and probably won't for a while, so I just am going on the pill to control everything and anti-inflammatories to help with my period pain.

So yeah, basically, crazy couple of months, been busy and stressed. So my exercise has gone unloved and my diet has been spiralling out of control and I've put on a few kilos. I am planning on putting myself into a more intensive boot camp, kinda like what you see on biggest loser. I chatted about it with a personal trainer friend and my dietician and they've both said that it's totally fine for the amount of time that I'm planning on doing it for. SO! The plan is:

- Go onto shakes, good and proper for once. I tried some Xndo shakes yesterday and I completely am in love with them, so I'm buying them online so I don't have to join their stupid program. Going to have the shakes with milk, and have high-fibre, high protein and low carb snacks. In all I'll be eating about 1500 calories per day.

- Exercise 4 hours per day. I know, it sounds ambitious and completely unsustainable and people are telling me I'm completely nuts for wanting to exercise that much. But the thing is, when I worked in hospitality I would do 8 - 12 hour days on my feet, continuously walking, so what's 4 hours? The exercise will consist of:

15 minute bike ride to the gym (slow)
30 minutes walking (slow to medium)
30 minutes cycling (slow)
20 - 30 minutes weights (non-vigorous)
60 minutes swimming (slow)
15 minutes bike ride home (slow)
60 minutes slow walk, taking the dog for a walk

It's a decent amount of varied exercises, gives me a chance to build up some muscle which will increase my metabolism. Obviously I'm going to build up to this, at the moment I'm taking the dog for a walk for half an hour a day, and drinking one shake a day for a meal. Planning on building up to the four hours in the next 4 weeks, increasing by an hour a week for exercise and one shake/healthy snack a week for food.

After the initial 4 weeks, I'm going to do this plan for 12 weeks continuously, building up in vigour as I go. I'm hoping to lose about 2 - 5kgs per week (like the guys on the biggest loser), and hopefully I'll lose about half the weight that I need to and if I'm very very lucky I will lose all the weight I need to - at which point I will work very very hard to maintain it, and will start weight watchers to teach myself healthy eating, and will be ensuring to do enough exercise every day to maintain my weight.

The reason I'm doing this is because I figure that going through 12 - 16 weeks of absolute hell and lose the weight and get myself out of a dangerous weight zone than continue to yo-yo for the next 2 years and have a more increased chance of developing diabetes or something. I may be healthy now for my weight, but it's only coz I'm young and my body hasn't been like this for very long.

Anyway, I'm so so sorry about this incredibly long post, and if you got through the whole thing I applaud you :) I wrote this down more or less to get it all out and to make sure I'm accountable for my goals. I'm going back to blogging my progress every day/week too so you can all hear about it :p Wish me luck! (or, rather, motivation!)
Goal for 2010: Be at most 99.9kg by 31st December 2010
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Final Goal: 68kgs.
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