Thursday, 26 February 2015

There is no ending.....

Some philosophical mumblings.....    My blogs starting to go quiet now as I'm running out of things to write now I'm maintaining.  I've written about my journey and experiences along the way, but now life is just ticking along, and this is it - there's nothing new to say.  My journey with my band will never be finished as its a lifelong change that needs maintaining.... there is no end... but this is it now, I know what needs to be done and I know how to do it (whether or not I make the right choice is another matter), does that make sense?!?!  

I could and maybe should get some more fill in order that I can loose those last 5kg (11lb), but then my band would feel really tight, I'd have many stuck moments, wouldn't be able to comfortably eat out which would affect our social life, and would probably be quite miserable - is 5kg worth that?  Some people might say by not loosing the 5kg to ultimate goal I have failed..... what do you think?

I can buy clothes of the shelf now and don't have to shop in outsize stores, I can buy nice things, that are in fashion and know that I look nice, which empowers me.  I'm not skinny, I'm never the smallest person in company, but I'm not always the biggest anymore, and that feels good too.  I can sit comfortably in an aeroplane seat without the seatbelt being pulled to its limit and can have the snack table down flat too.  I can go on the waterpark chutes with the kids if I choose and know that I won't get stuck in the ring and feel every bounce and knock on the way down.  I can wear skirts and dresses and not have my thighs chaff, and I can wear a swimming costume and not feel out of place - to me that all rings of success!

My apron belly I hate, but I could take the steps to have surgery to remove it.... and maybe one day I will, I shall see.  Maybe, one day soon or in the future I'll make a concerted effort and loose the 5kg that are hanging around, I shall see - but for now I think I am done!

Well, I'll leave you all with a funny pic:

Hope you are all travelling well, speak soon x

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Friday humour..... oops 6 days late posting!!

Some appropriate Friday humour:

Ha, Ha.... made me giggle!  Well its two weeks since my last weigh-in and I've stayed exactly the same at 77.6kg..... have been eating relatively well sticking to around 1000 calories, although have had bank holiday weekend which involved more eating and drinking than usual!  Had a stuck moment yesterday due to making poor food choices - but is a good reminder that my band is there and working.

My exercise however has been really poor!  You'll recall that I hurt my back at start of Jan, well I'm still having issues with it now.  I'm seeing a chiro and hoping it sorts itself out soon, but haven't been going zumba because I'd struggle.  There have been no netball games for the last 2 weeks as well due to bank holidays etc so all I've been doing is dog walking.  Am considering a dry February..... just considering mind you!

Well, the end is in sight...... kids return to school on Monday!  Some routine can return to the Sleat house, although saying that I think I'll miss having them around.  There pretty good kids really - so am fortunate.

Holly has had her hair done, and is now a blonde.... must say looks really nice!  Growing up so fast.... where's my baby gone...  Of for an assessment with Harvey now, hopefully will find out once and for all if/what learning difficulties he has - watch this space.

Friday, 16 January 2015

Mmmm, what to blog?

Mmmmm, what to blog?  You will recall that at start of New Year I decided to get back on track with my eating and exercise, shed the 3.6kg that I gained and try to loose a bit more....

I woke on the Monday morning enthusiastic for the week, got ready for the first zumba class of 2015 which I might add I was really looking forward to after a few weeks of no exercise.... went for a quick pee before leaving and somehow pulled my back getting of the loo......argh!  Hence there has been no zumba or netball for me in the last 2 weeks - chiropractor visits instead!!!!  Am hoping to get back to class tomorrow.

I've been good with my foods though, and have managed to cut out some of the carbs I had started eating again.  I bought one of those spiral thingy machines?!?!  to make zoodles... which are zuccini noodles or for my UK friends courgette noodles - so have been having them instead of spaghetti or noodles and as a nice veg alternative.  Also, have got back into the habit of making cauliflower rice for myself instead of the basmati..... and lots of fish for my protein.....  weigh-in Friday this week: 77.6kg, a loss of 1.2kg (2.6lb) in the last fortnight - slow but steady.

Feeling a  bit like i work in hospitality.... seem to be running a hotel for steady stream of sleepovers during these long Summer holidays, and should invest in a black cap to wear whilst driving kids all over the place - as long as they are happy.... I guess!!

Another couple of weeks and the kids are back to school, and my working hours will increase from 3 days to 4 days - not sure how I feel about that as I quite enjoy my 2 days off and they are the 2 mornings that I defo make zumba, I guess I'll have to try and make another evening class instead.  The studio that I go to are running an introductory hip-hop class - quite fancy giving it a try - Do you think I'm too old??

Am loving Perth weather right now, endless days of sunshine which is awesome although had some terrible bush fires last week.  Fortunately we were not affected, but many of my friends were on alert to evacuate - very scary.  The Firemen/woman do an awesome job.

My goal for the week is to loose a minimum of 0.5kg - lets see if I can make it.  Hope you are all well...x

Friday, 2 January 2015

2015 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Happy New Year to you all - here's hoping that we all have a good one!

Not much to report, had a nice Xmas with friends and a quiet NY, Holly was working until 8pm so needed picking up, so we had a family evening with a take-away and game of Cluedo...!  Rich wasn't impressed - but Harvey thought it was fab lol!!

So wait for NY weigh-in....this morning...... 78.8kg (12.4lb) not good, but could be worse.... I guess?!?!?  So I'm up 3.8kg (8.4lb) from my lowest weight to date....  This time last year I weighed 81kg, so am a couple of kilo's lighter than then.... not sure if that is good or bad!?!  So my goal is to definitely to loose the 3.8kg that I re-gained..... and hopefully get to my ultimate goal of 70kg -  if I can't get there then I want to get back to 75kg and maintain......

Nikki in UK if you are reading, you are looking absolutely fantastic - you will be my new inspiration!

Anyway, love to you all