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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Weighing in

No weight loss to report since my last update, still sitting at 88.8 kg.

But, I did have my monthly weigh and measure at Curves.

My results we pretty good.

This month I've lost:
1cm off my stomach,
1cm off my hips,
1cm off my thighs (that's all up, so 0.5 off each),
0.7% body fat,
and my BMI went down 0.37.

But, I did gain 2cm on my arms, 1 cm on each. But, that (hopefully) might be muscle gain.

So, I've lost about 4 kgs since I joined Curves, not too bad.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Sorry about the lateness...

Sorry about the lateness of this update, I wasn't feel my best last week. I had terrible back problems.

Mine is like the one on the left.
The pain was keeping me up at night. It was also affecting my stomach.
For some reason when my back is really, really bad I get awful stomach pains and feel nauseous.
My chiro said it might have something to do with the nerves from my spine to my abdominal muscles.

Anyway, I was in a bad way, so I wasn't able to work out and I was also pretty slack with the diet as well.

As a result I gained a little weight, only 300 grams. But it was disheartening non-the-less.

I'm feeling much better now, and am back at it, working out and eating right, so hopefully I'll have better news for the next post.

Saturday, November 12, 2011


I saw 88.5 kg on the scales this week!! So happy!
I've been working really hard and eating really well.

I keeping reading online that weight loss is 30% exercise and 70% diet and in the past this is where I have let myself down, using exercise as an excuse to eat poorly, which just doesn't work.
If I'm going to put the effort in at the gym and on the treadmill I need to back that up by eating the right things.

So, this is what I am going to concentrate on for the next few weeks making sure I stick to my calorie intake and that treats are only occasional, not every day.

I don't feel like the top image,
I feel like the little fat kid,
and I am pretty sure that it also what I look like.
I'm still doing the couch to 5k on the treadmill. I got to week 3 this week and geez... It kills me.
The program is:

5 min walking warm-up
1:30 jog
1:30 walk
3 min jog
3 min walk
1:30 jog
1:30 walk
3 min jog
3 min walk
5 min cool down

The last 3 minute jog kills me, I feel like I am going to die!! So, I don't think I will be progressing until I can complete week 3 without the feeling of impending death!!

But, on a positive note, I know my heart health has improved with the jogging. I have to work MUCH harder at the gym to get my heart-rate up to the fat burning zone. Which can only be a good thing.

You can find the couch to 5k treadmill program here.

Monday, November 7, 2011


Well... It's been three weeks since I rebooted my weight loss program.

And well, I'm disappointed. I've been working my butt off (exercise wise) and the weight just won't budge!

This weeks weight was 89.2 kg. Not much lower than two weeks ago...

But, I have been talking to a friend (hi Sarah!) who mentioned that she found out she was anaemic and had been having a similar problem.

Once she started taking some iron tablets the weight started moving again (something to do with the oxygen levels in the blood or something, another "I'm not a scientist" moment).

I don't eat many iron rich foods, and I wouldn't be surprised if I were anaemic too. So, I've bought some iron tablets and I'm going to give them a go.

I would be delighted if at the end of this week the scales read somewhere in the 88 kg area, here's hoping!