Friday, July 13, 2012

Getting to It

The past 8 months have been filled with so many big distractions. It's been tough to follow a steady routine. I've pretty much come to accept that my 'normal' routine is one that has to make accommodations for unexpected events. Unexpected events always happen -- so my new plan needs to make allowances for these so that I don't get completely thrown off track.

I don't think I've done too horribly, but I know that I haven't performed as well as I would have liked to. I started this blog on July 12, 2011 - just over a year ago. I definitely thought I would have lost more weight by now. I've only lost 7 kg (15 lbs) in total. I've gained and lost the same few kilos over and over again. It's so frustrating. I could lament over this, but I know that'll do me no good. The positives -- I've dropped 2 dress sizes and I'm so much stronger than I ever thought I'd be. Those are the good things. Now I've got to focus on how to really move forward.

I know I've put in the time at the gym, but I really need to focus on my food. My sweet tooth is a killer, and the fact that I haven't measured my food properly with a measuring cup/scale is showing up on the weighing machine. My estimates aren't good enough. I've got to be more careful.

I only have about a week before I travel again. I can't wait for my trip, but at the same time I really wish I had a bit more time to collect myself before rushing off again. Still - gotta focus on the positive stuff. No more complaining!

So, my parents are gone (they've landed safely), and now it's time to tackle all the other stuff that I've been putting off in my own life.

First stop - the gym!

I did 5 km on the treadmill - a mixture of jogging and walking. I didn't have a set plan; I just wanted to finish 5 km. Zumba class was on at 12, but since it's summertime and people would rather lay by the pool (or have traveled for the summer), there was no guarantee that there would be class. My backup plan was to walk another 5 km if we didn't have class -- luckily we did :)

I spent the rest of the day tidying up a little and doing a bit of work. I hope that I can make the most of this next week. I think that it'll be quite hectic, but what else is new in my life!?! I can relax once I'm in Italy! 


  1. I can understand what you are saying when you say that you have to start measuring. One thing I have realized is that my version of 1 cup looks more like a bowl. If I don't measure everything that goes in my mouth it's always an overestimate of what I should be having. I am what I like to call an "eater eater" I eat for the sake of eating or for something to do. I love sweets and I will tell you I haven't had many at all within the last 6 weeks and it's bee killer. One thing I realized though is once I have stopped eating them for a few weeks it does get easier. The calories on anything that is sweet and yummy are killer. You will make it through this and you will get focused it's going to take time and determination. You can do it!!

  2. Happy Blogversary! I understand on the estimating too. I finally broke down and bought a small digital kitchen scale, and it has been a life saver. I eat far too much meat and cheese when I don't use it, both huge calorie bombs!


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