Yeah Baby – a wee little loss to end Drop-tober!

31 10 2014

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Just a wee little drop on the scales this morning. I’m happy with that. Not at my lowest weight for the month of October but given what I consumed last weekend I accept where I am at.

This weekend we have a house FULL of guests, some are coming to stay because they are doing the Auckland marathon and others are coming because they are wanting a weekend in the big smoke. The first lot of guests will arrive tonight, but after dinner time which means I can eat my typical dinner of meat and vegetables. Saturday I will take my girl friend out shopping all day – we will stop for coffee and no doubt lunch in a cafe. The problem will be later on in the afternoon when she will want to crack open a bottle of wine. I don’t want to drink this weekend. I want to get back to my normal weight – that will be the hardest part of the weekend as I know she will pressure me in to drinking. Saturday night everyone will be here and we will have a BBQ and so salad and meat will be easy.

There will be heaps of walking and I am determined!!

I can do it!!


30 10 2014

Basically a “STS” (Stayed the same) despite being pretty good!
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There were some evil temptations yesterday – carrot cake bought in by a colleague, it looked amazing but fortunately I had no desire to eat a slice – phew!! Then out came the cutest pinocolada cupcakes made by another colleague – I didn’t eat one of those either!

Then when I got home I made more ginger crunch for a shared lunch I am having with my Year 12 class as it is our very last formal lesson for the year. I won’t be eating any thing at the shared lunch. I only bought in half the batch, the other half I will share with our visitors over this weekend and I will make some chocolate brownie for dessert on Saturday night. So my kitchen or rather fridge is a real danger zone at the moment but I am determined not to have any as I’m determined to get back to my normal weight.


“Uber” focussed and it pays off!

29 10 2014

I am following in Gwen’s foot-steps and I am being uber focussed, coupled with my goal to drink more water!

It pays to get back on the horse ASAP: yesterday I ate well and drunk more water than my current normal and this morning I see a nice loss – back to 54Kg even. So a further week of being “uber” focussed I should be back to normal.

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During summer I had a ritual of drinking a 1.25 L bottle of water on my way to work. It’s been a while since I did that, so this morning instead of making a coffee to drink on my way to work I had a 1.25L bottle of water. Boom!! Already half my water quoter drunk for the day!! The annoying part of drinking so much water is having to pop to the loo every 5 minutes. But it is supposedly the one thing that all the so called experts seem to agree on, so I’m making a real effort to drink a minimum of 2 litres a day. In the height of summer I was easily drinking 3.75 Litres but I want to set a reasonable goal that I will achieve!


28 10 2014

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It just takes one bite – I was coerced into “tasting” this – I know better! Why? Why? Why?

I know I am particularly vulnerable to caving on a Friday, I have noticed a trend. Fridays are definitely the day I am most likely to falter. Not the weekend days, FRIDAYS!!

The long weekend was a bit of a disaster food-wise. I didn’t intend on being perfect but I didn’t stick to my plan of attack and now I face the consequences.

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The wheels started falling off the wagon on Friday though and that so didn’t need to happen. Not only did I have the cream-cheese frosted chocolate cake but I also tasted some of the Dwalli treats another colleague bought in. While the flood gates were open, there was the whittakers mini chocolates too – I know better than this.

I was OK saturday morning, we had travelled to Rotorua and had a great time mountain-biking and I didn’t eat lunch at the cafe as I simply was not hungry but as planned I had a few glasses of wine and too much chicken at dinner.

There is no point getting upset at what has been done. But I have definitely made it harder for myself. I was at my happy weight, now I need to be uber focussed and stay really clean to rectify the damage. I will get back to my happy weight.

I stood on the scales this morning and owned up to my long weekend evilness – I didn’t put my head under the blanket and ignore the damage. I have acknowledged the errors I made and have a plan to fix the damage. This week I have set a goal to drink 2 Litres of water EVERY DAY. I have not been drinking water, I certainly get through a lot of coffee and the occasional cup of liquorice tea but this week it is my main goal – 2 litres every day.

progress – it’s Wednesday = hump day!!

22 10 2014

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Just below the 53Kg mark! I have made a real effort to eat real food. Lots of vegetables and protein. Avoiding food that comes in wrappers. It works for me. I’ll continue being as good as I can be to give me some wiggle room over this coming weekend. It’s going to be a relatively active weekend, mountain biking, running and ski-ing. Fingers crossed the weather is conducive to being in the outdoors.

I had an email informing me that there would be cake for us tomorrow morning tea time. I’ve decided I will avoid going into the staff workroom – I need to be keeping to my “real food” so I have wiggle room over the weekend. I’d much rather share a glass of wine with my girl-friends than eat cake with colleagues. Plus there is the feeling of control when you stay true to yourself made promise to yourself.

Staying slim!

20 10 2014

Gwen had this on her blog over the weekend and it really resonated with me.


I’m at my goal weight, or within a 1Kg range of what I’ve set as my lowest weight. Yet, I still monitor myself quite closely because every now and then I dabble with sugar. So when I saw this on Gwen’s blog the penny really dropped for me. It is a total “no brainer” that if you smoke you are at risk of lung cancer – that is a given. Now, I see the comparison between eating starches and sweets and trying to avoid getting fat – it’s impossible. You will get fat if you have starches and sugar.

It helps that I truly love my protein based meals – there is nothing more delicious than steamed asparagus, topped with avocado, salmon and a poached egg!! Pure heaven!!
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Avoiding starches is really easy for me – I’m not tempted at all. Sugar though really screws with my brain chemistry and the more I can programme myself to remember the implications of consuming it then I will likely 53 Kg will be my set point weight. I like being slimmer. I love that all my clothes fit.

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Being held accountable!

18 10 2014


Today I dropped 0.5 lbs – great news as I’d had crept up over the week and for no good reason. I’d eaten just the usual and there was nothing out of the ordinary – no chocolate, no cakes, no bread. So a drop back to 117.5 lbs was good as I’d been down as low as 117.1 lbs earlier in the week.
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Today I did some baking to take away with us for next weekend. It’s full of sugar!! Just because I avoid eating sugar doesn’t mean everyone else chooses to avoid it, I get that. So I made ginger crunch which is a favourite of my husbands and the people we are staying with – I know they LOVE it as they took home a “doggie bag” when they visited us in Taupo and I had it there for desert. I was a fan myself but now I am programming my mind to see it for what it is – sugar packed which will cause a MASSIVE insulin response and there is no way my body can respond by any other means than to store it in the form of fat!! Plus, the sugar and flour will wreck havoc with my brain chemistry, it will be the precursor to cravings – it potentially will initiate a binge on all sorts of things. It’s just not worth it. It may look innocent but it is evil – I’ve already turned down a piece when my husband did the “quality control taste test”. Saying “No” was easy, I feel the power of control and I like that feeling.

While we are away I will have a few glasses of wine. I’ve not had much wine at all in fact I’ve poured more wine out and down the sink than I’ve drunk. I’ve had a glass here and there but no way near as much as I once would have consumed. When people come to visit, I’ve poured them a glass but I’ve ended up then having the bottle sit in my fridge for a week or more and hence ended up pouring it out. I am choosing to have a couple of glasses of wine next weekend over eating sugar packed food (yes, I know wine is packed with sugar). I will alternate my drinks between wine and soda water too so that I don’t over do it.

Today, I bought a new wet suit, it fits like a glove – another good reason to stay accountable!

So in the process of being accountable – I’ve declared that I have ginger crunch in my possession and I have declared that I’m not eating it. I am in control.


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