Wednesday, 15 June 2011

A new day

Today I got a big shock. Decided to weight myself again and the scale showed 207.2 lbs. That's 2.2 lbs more that I though I really was. I know the weigth can vary from one day to another and this is why we shouldn't weight ourselves everyday so I wanted to make sure. I'm not really surprised after all but am really disapointed. There's no point asking myself why did I stop in the first place. I did, already happened and the only way to go now is forward. I managed to stick to my meal plan yesterday so I am optimistic. It was quite hard. I didn't exercise though. Had some tidying up to do around the house and when the kids arrived from school I wanted to spend time with them. By the time I put them to bed was feeling a bit too tired to do any exercise.
Today I will exercise in the morning.

Monday, 13 June 2011

I'm back, but not completly!!!

Ok so I haven't posted for quite some time now.
I've been feeling rubbish, since I started concentrating on studying for my graded unit, my weight loss program started to go downhill. I haven't exercised for the last 2 months, the diet, well, although I'm not eating the same that I was before I started the program, I am eating more again, and already ate some of the not so good stuff. I've been feeling really guilty now. I am happy that my exam went well, I got an A, but am starting to kind of hating this person...
I don't understand how I could do this to myself. It was so hard, so much sacrifice and now I stopped it? What's going on with me? I'm very lucky that I didn't put on more weight but I feel like I've put on all I've lost before and I probably will if I don't do anything pretty soon... It's probably the guilt.
I've started my holidays now and I really do hope that I find the strength to restart the diet and the exercise. It's like I need someone looking after me, forcing me to exercise and shouting at me whenever I overeat...
That's what I need!!!

Monday, 11 April 2011

Weight loss update

So today another weight and measurement day. I have now lost 25.4 lbs. When I started, I expected to lose more each week but the truth is that I haven't exercised much for the last few weeks. My diet is still going ok, yesterday I had my first "sweet" since I've started. It felt really good to reward myself with a treat. I am really getting used to not eating junk, to eat much smaller portions and not skipping breakfast. These are the inches I have lost till now:
                     Bust: 1.53"                        
                    Waist: 1.13"                          
                    Hips: 2.37"
                    Tights: 1.13"
                    Calves: 0.78"


Monday, 28 March 2011

Quick update

So today was weighting day again. I've only lost 2.2 lbs these two weeks but I am not surprised. As I said the other day, I haven't exercised so I was expecting these results.
I've been finding it really hard. Have loads and loads of stuff to study, work to do, kids to look after, house to clean ... god I feel tired already :). It's said that if you really want, you allways find time to exercise. It is probably true but honestly, when you have so many important things to do, things which can't wait a day or two, can you really give priority to exercising? If I have 30 minutes free during an entire day, I just don't feel like spending them exercising. I wish days were longer!...

Friday, 25 March 2011

Diet going well but ... exercise?!

Ok, so my diet is still going very well. I'm very pleased that I still resist chocolate and cakes (haven't had any for two months)or the carbs after 4pm but in the past two weeks I haven't exercised at all! I know it's shocking, I mean, I do all the stuff such as walking to college, clean the house, ironing, etc, but that's far from enough.
When I increased the duration and resistance of my exercises, It was hard but it made me feel a lot better. It was a big mistake to have stopped. I don't know why I did... but I've promised myself that tomorrow I will start the exercises again, no excuses. This time I will increase the frequency as well so I will have to exercise at least five times a week. I'm still losing weight because I'm dieting but I feel the need to burn more calories and I definitely need more energy.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Bust firming

Now that the inches are starting to go away the body needs more toning and I'm ok with the exercises I do for toning the legs, arms and abs, but I have to confess that I'm not very good when it comes to bust exercises. They work, that is true, but not only I don't have the right equipment, time is not enough for everything. Luckily, just like many other women, I found the amazing Palmers bust firming cream which I started using after my mother tried it with great results so I wanted the same for me. I've bought the first one on eBay but lately the few that appear there are quite expensive so now I buy them at Amazon since they are cheaper (around £5.50) and I get free delivery if ordering 3 or more which is great and also saves me the time of having to go to the shops.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Update on my weight loss

Today was another weight check day. I have to say that I am quite happy with the results. I've lost another 4.5 lbs so that's 16.6 lbs since I begun. I'm finally getting used to this diet, I find it a lot easier now not to eat carbs after 16:00. I always wondered how long I would managed without eating chocolate and cakes but guess what, I am and although I still feel like eating some now and then, I just don't, I feel a lot stronger now to say no when I need to. 
I am also exercising more. I've increased the duration and resistance of the exercises and I really feel it working. I really makes a big difference. If you get your heart pumping while exercising, you will know you're doing it right.

Untill now I have lost 16.6 lbs and:
    Waist - 0.74"
    Hips - 1.19"
    Tighs - 1.13"
    Calves - 0.78"

I have to say I am quite happy. I am not expecting to lose pounds or inches too quickly so I am very pleased with these results, after all it has been 6 weeks so not bad at all uh? :)

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Why is it so hard?

Today I am feeling low. Almost didn't sleep last night and have no motivation for any kind of exercise. I find it hard at times because I don't have anyone to exercise with me so motivation doesn't kick in. I try to find excuses such as no time, too much to do ... but isn't losing weight a priority? It should be. If we really want to do it, then we have to do it, no matter what right? It makes me feel awful because I have taught myself almost everything I need to know to do it right, from diets, food calories and recipes, to different types of exercises and what they do, but still, motivation doesn't always come. I haven't exercised for two weeks now and, although I'm still dieting, I'm starting to feel crap. It goes to show that, diet only is not enough and I know that very well, but I'm not used to it. I have a static bicycle, have had it for more than two years, but never really used it. I decided that now that I started dieting I should definitely use it but I am struggling. I started cylcing for 10 minutes only with no resistence and still my legs hurt so much by the time I finnish. I have tried to increase it to 15 minutes and because I couldn't keep it up I gave up? I can't give up. If I can't do 15 than I will maintain it on 10, or maybe increase it to 12. I also find it hard to do it everyday or at least 5, 6 times a week, since it's only 10 minutes, 3 times a week is not enough, but at least it was something because now I am not exercising at all...
I would appreciate if someone has any ideas or advice to give me, please leave your comments, ok? Thank you all in advance.

Monday, 28 February 2011

I won't do it again

So yesterday I wasn't feeling very well. For the past 10 days I have been quite busy setting up this blog, studying for my assessments and looking after the house and the kids, so i haven't exercised at all and yesterday and before yesterday i only had three meals all day. Because those main meals were low calorie and I didn't exercise I was feeling really tired, feeling guilty for not following with my plans...I was feeling rubbish really. But today when I woke up I decided that it was the first and last time that I would do it. It's unbelievable the effect that physical activity has on your body and mind, even if is just 15 minutes a day, I felt a big difference. Also not eating enough, I started having cravings towards the end of the day...I'm glad I've managed to resist them and control myself. 
Today I am back on track, had my cereals and fruit at breakfast and fruit at the morning snack. At lunch I had 150grs of Quorn meatballs (Quorn stuff is great for dieting, very high in protein and very low in calories), 100grs of spaghetti and a huge portion of lettuce and cucumber salad. Am feeling a lot better now. 
Today I am going to start the exercises shown on the fitness page. I will keep you up to date with the progress.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Fighting for a new me

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.

Five weeks ago I decided that it was time to change my lifestyle. I have always been a bit overweight but since I had my first child, 6 years ago, I put on a lot of weight and never managed to lose. I have tried different diets that always made me lose 4 or 5lbs rapidly but after 2 or 3 weeks I would gain it back and in double. It was always a struggle to keep up with any diet and exercise plan so, what was I doing wrong? A lot.
The idea of creating a blog where I could share my experience and valuable information has been with me since I decided to start a diet but because my diets never worked before I wanted to make sure this time I knew what I was doing. I've been doing a lot of research, plenty of browsing and now understand where I went wrong and what changes needed to be done. 
I've started on the 1st of February this year. I weighted 230.4lbs and on the 21st, three weeks later, I weighted 219.4lbs. I have lost exactly 11lbs and am starting to feel a lot better, healthier, lighter and even my mood is better. It is a great achievement for me, for the first time in my life, to feel better and truly believe that this time I'm gonna do it till the end.
In this page I will write about the progress I am making, ideas and feelings. Check the other pages for topics related to weight loss such as diets, fitness (including exercises to work specific body parts), tables of calories found in different foods and recipes that are tasty, healthy and low calorie.

I hope the information will help you on your journey to transform yourself the same way it is helping me and that you share your thoughts, or any questions you might have.