Wine is my weakness.

Thats basically it, I can’t go past a good Rose or a wonderfully crisp Pinot Gris! I love them, and when the bad news just gets worse the next day, the only thing I want to do is watch a dumb movie so I can quite happily cry and maybe add a wine to that. But I haven’t, not yet anyway! win.

In other dumb excercise related news, I used my favourite AP yesterday and did my 30 day challenge Supermans (no I did not look like superman flying in the sky, or super girl for that matter, more along the lines of a walrus trying to waddle to the ocean!), Crunches, Planks, Wallsits, and jumping Jacks – now this was where I felt embarrased! fortunately there was only me here to hear it, that’s what I said, HEAR IT. I could literally hear my  larger then life thighs hitting together. O.M.G. the shame. I’m not sure I’ll be doing jumping jacks in a while/forever.

And as for my shakes, well I doubled up on them, and so far all they have done is make me feel sick. YAY ME! I still brought a new machine to make them in anyway – surely there can’t be anymore things for me to buy!!

oh and in a hilarious moment I thought my new gym pants were way too small, and I had got even fatter!!! turns out that I got the wrong size! LOL… oh well they will fit one day, as will my jeans in the cupboard, that dress in the wardrobe and that top I haven’t worn in months

… right?

 

Size 18?! are you kidding me?!

So it seems that this weight loss thing is a lot harder than you think! I have fallen off the wagon, it was on Saturday, my excuse – I had some bad news, potentially very bad.

But a silver-lining is that I didn’t eat poorly, I just had wine, but I had almost a whole bottle, and I suppose the small chocolates that went with it were not ideal either.

I swear I heard it yelling at me about empty calories while I drank it

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Sometimes I think I want it all too quickly, I’ve never been a slow mover, everything has always come at a fast pace, so why my metabolism and energy levels decided to quit now I do not know!

I am still in conversations with the gym about getting an actual membership and have been swimming up a storm.  Which brings me to the undeniably sad fact that I was given a size 18 swimsuit and it fit. Suffice to say I am pretty sad about that!

I feel that my weight is stagnant and no matter what I seem to try those scales do not budge! So this week I am trialling a 2 shakes a day diet, with snacks and a real meal! This is before I go to a PT or Jenny Craig!!! Perhaps I am not pushing myself enough, not sweating enough, not hurting enough.  I may even try running, I am that desperate!

I am actually incredibly loathed to do this as it isn’t realistic, we don’t as people drink shakes instead of lunch or breakfast, but I want to know if it will kick start my metabolism, as its been stunted since having an IUD put in (copper only) my body freaked out, put on 10KG and did not like it at all.

At the same time I was trying hard to get rid of the weight but just kept putting it on. Eventually I had it removed, that was about 3months ago maybe 4, and I am definitely still not losing any weight nor do I feel fitter or anything like that, so this diet week is about fixing up that metabolism, or at least trying to. I will also do some more research into those IUDs and what people did afterwards to get healthy again!

Anyway onwards and upwards, 1.5 weeks until I have to beach whale it in Perth, I am not excited about that. Motivation is at an all-time high! Energy levels with just a shake, not so much! I hope your journey is going better than mine!

Another day another shake…

 

So I went home last night and did my 30 day challenge exercises! 30 crunches, 50 bicycle crunches and a 60second plank (this actually took me two goes at 30 seconds each but hey I figure it all counts)

Then we went for a swim, another beached whale moment in the pool, but luckily it was a different pool and there wasn’t many there! Also low in behold my boobs may have shrunk because my togs did not slide down! WIN!!! (either that or more likely my togs have stretched, but hey I’ll take the smaller boobs thanks!)…

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After the swim I was exhausted to say the least, my whole body is “feeling the burn” and I can honestly say the last thing I wanted to do was get up this morning, the second to last thing I wanted to do was have a shake for breakfast!! but I did and I pulled it together enough to bring my gear to work to walk home or go to the gym.

Although I was not together enough to put my clothes on the right way round or bring socks… a co-worker let me know I had failed at getting dressed this morning…thankfully!! So I managed to swap it round prior to seeing more co-workers, but not prior to walking to the coffee shop, talking to an ex work colleague and walking back to the office… great start to the day! But to be fair it woke me up and made me laugh, so it is all good.

I can say though today my  lunch is a salad, yum but boring!! I need some easy to make lunch food choices that are tasty… So that being said, any suggestions or motivational tricks for staying on track will be well received 🙂

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The beginning. Weightlots.

These are my resolutions for 2016, yes I did resolutions, no they are not unreasonable and yes I hope I can keep them – so far so good!

  1. The age old resolution everyone has – lose weight.
  2. A repeat of last years resolution – Swim with sharks.
  3. Cook more, or rather simply cook at all.
  4. Be ok with who I am and how I am – I am hoping this comes with 1 and generally getting older.

I also have a 100things list, this lives on 100things.com.au, under ‘MeJulie’ it currently has 75things on it, if you can think of any more that could be added let me know or better still create your own! 🙂

This month I am doing Grateful Month, and writing 3 things I am grateful for every day for 1 month. So far so good!

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So anyway four resolutions, not hard, but not easy either… apparently byt the time I hit March I will be in the habit… MARCH!!! OMG, that’s 2months away!!! I’m already not convinced.

The weight loss has started already, well the plan for it anyway! I am heading to the land of Perth in a few weeks, so I thought when better to start but now…

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I’m 36 this year and far to large for my height?! I think I way about 90kg and am 173 cm tall… for me this is uncomfortable and makes me feel bad about myself, but I figure it’s all good as I am on the change path! anyway this is how I have been going so far:

Day one – No alcohol and no bad food, I figured this was a great start as it was the 3rd January, way to kick start/detox after holiday debauchery! apply for gym trial (again… I already applied once and let it go by without doing it… because I was lazy and preferred a glass of wine and cheese!)

Day two – Same as above and downloaded all the important Apps that I clearly must have to lose any weight and change my life! MyFitnessPal, 30 day challenge etc. am now suitably techno’ed up to start exercising… Considered getting a exercise tracker type device, but decided against it…. and buy new fitness leggings instead, more procrastination.

Lovely beau suggests we go for a swim at the new trial gym and I could pick up my trial a the same time….so I put on my togs and have major meltdown as they no longer fit and my size has ballooned from small to gigantic! and realise that the whole pool is about to get a whale of a show! awkward… decide that I am not going to the gym or pool, ever.

Force myself to go and swim four lengths before boob comes out of togs, decide spa is a much better idea. Sit for 20 minutes in spa and then decide to trial new gym that day, put on new sparkly leggings and jump on a bike! ten minutes in, wearing my new “full length in the height of summer” leggings?! with sun beating through the window, I am parched and tired… move to floor and do 25 crunches (thanks to my 30 day challenge ap) and 30 sit-ups… I call this the NON work out, work out…

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Day three – 3days no alcohol, back at work, 2nd day of gym trial, and counting calories.  I consider joining weight watchers and then realise after reading it that its $7 a month for stuff I can do now, see all posts on Facebook from super fit people, follow some more inspirational peeps on Twitter and go to the gym.

A friend and I do 25mins walking on the treadmill and then a few steady sets of different exercises, while watching several people enjoy the sun on the deck of a very nice cafe/bar… I do my planks, sit-ups, crunches (go 30day challenge! thank goodness for ap reminders) and the like all the while thinking how nice a cider would be on that deck right now!! the cauliflower and hummus I had for lunch with my water and mint tea was just not the same!

Today is day four – I have walked to work and had my shake this morning, so far so good… we’ll see how I get on this afternoon, I am thinking a swim, but I am reminded of boobgate just the other day and  wonder if I am better off just swimming in a muumuu!?