Monday, 26 September 2016

End of Week 18 - Half Way and a bit :-)

Good morning everyone.  Here we are nearly at the end of September!

Fall is underway and the cooler temperatures have arrived. I finally turned off my air conditioning this week, it was so nice to open all the windows and let the fresh air in throughout the house :-)

I love this time of year.  The leaves have started turning and there is such a beautiful array of colours throughout the trees.

Had a good weeks workout, with just a couple of days off.

Still maintaining a good calorie burn, by upping the intensity of my workout and slowly but surely getting towards that score of 52 on the Fitness score which will give me a High Average fitness - more details in this post HERE.

Weigh in :-)

Start Weight
220 lb

Weight end of Week 17
190.5 lb

Weight this Week
189 lb

Weight Loss
1.5 lb

Weight Loss Total
31 lb

I have reached and surpassed by half way point. The aim is to reach 160 lb, with a review at that time as to whether or not I can get that down further or if 160 lb will be my final comfort one.

I still find it difficult to even comprehend that I could reach that point.  When I look in the mirror I still see my imperfections and extra weight.  Although my clothes tell me I am definitely doing great :-)

At some stage, I am thinking also of going to a local gym with my husband, to start using the circuit training.  This will be to start toning up the muscles and helping with maintaining a good steady weight loss.  Not sure when I will start this, whether it be when I reach goal or before.  We will see :-)

Quote of the Day.

"Put all excuses aside and remember this:
YOU are capable."
Zig Ziglar (American author/Motivational Speaker)

Monday, 19 September 2016

End of Week 17 - Did you know?

Happy Monday everyone.

Did you know that the less you weigh, the harder you have to work to lose the same amount of calories?

Apparently in order to keep losing weight as you get fitter, you have to work harder or for longer.

For example, a 200lb person can work out for 30 minutes and burn say 400 calories, but a 150lb person working our for the same amount of time, may only burn 250 calories.

Think of it like this.  The 200lb person is carrying around excess weight so during their workout they use more energy to move around so will burn more calories.

The lighter person has less to carry around, so doesn't use as much energy during their workout.

So the lighter you get the harder or longer you have to work out.

Hence why I have steadily increased my work out intensity and seem to be maintaining a small but steady weight loss.

Here's the workout week, you can see that my calorie burn had dropped, but by upping the intensity of the work out - it went back up again.

Weigh in time.

Start Weight
220 lb

Weight end of Week 16
192 lb

Weight this Week
190.5 lb

Weight Loss
1.5 lb

Weight Loss Total
29.5 lb

So, last weeks weight loss wasn't a blip on the weighing scales, and they weren't broken LOL!

I'm almost at my half way point!!  Yay!

And I went up one more on the Fitness level to 50.  I think only another 2 and I will be of High Average Fitness, considering I started this journey at poor fit, I'm not doing too bad :-)

You'll notice I did miss a couple of days workout. Think I will make Monday's my I don't need to if I don't feel like it day :-)

Thursday, however, I spent 2 1./2 hours in the garden weeding - so up and down, up and down :-) Felt like a good work out to me!

Weather is definitely changing here, the leaves are starting to turn, so Autumn is on it's way.  Let's hope that Winter doesn't come to soon though :-)

Quote of the Day.

"Great things are not done by impulse,
but by a series of small things brought together."
Vincent Van Gogh

Monday, 12 September 2016

End of Week 16 - Well.....

Happy Monday everyone.  It's the start of another new week.

Shannon is settling well into college life and Emily is also settling well into Grade 10 :-)  Life goes on, as it must.

I am settling with the fact that my eldest is no longer at home, we get to see her at Christmas for two weeks though :-)

As you know, I did maintain my weight last week, so this week I made sure I did my work outs every day (from Tuesday) to make up for the previous weeks lack of exercise ;-)

Here you go.

And onto the weigh in for this week.

Start Weight
220 lb

Weight end of Week 15
198 lb

Weight this Week
192 lb

Weight Loss
6 lb

Weigh Loss Total
28 lb (= 2 stone)

Well.... I'm not sure what happened this past week to get such a great weight loss, although I think where I maintained last week it might have been due to fluid retention. Mind you perhaps I'm pining for my daughter being away in college :-) 

I changed the batteries in the weighing scales and even got hubby to weigh himself to make sure it was working correctly.  I even weighed myself about 5 times LOL!

Anyway's I'll take this great weight loss and it will motivate me for this week.  I know this won't keep happening but I'm so happy :-)

Onwards and upwards downwards LOL :-)

Thanks so much for your continued support.

Have a fabulous week.

Quote of the Day.

"Decide what you want,
decide what you are willing to exchange for it.
Establish your priorities
and go to work."
H. L. Hunt (Texas Oil Tycoon)

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

End of Week 15 - Maintained, that's OK

Hi everyone.

Wow what a hectic week and weekend.

We dropped my eldest, Shannon, off to college this past weekend, and the week was really busy getting all the last minute bits and pieces she needed to take with her. Then packing everything up ready to leave on the Friday.

We had a great journey to her new college, it was a very scenic drive and took us about 6 hours with a little break just over half way :-)

This is a picture of Lake Temiskaming and it is 10 minutes walk from Shannon's college and residence. Guess where she will be spending some of her free time :-)

She is all settled in and has her orientation day today and then straight to it with classes starting tomorrow.

Anyways, because it was such a hectic week, I only managed to do two workouts.  But that's OK and I can get back to it this week now :-)

Here's the little break down.

My other daughter, Emily, returns to school this week going into Grade 10.  So we will soon be back into a normal routine.

Weigh in time.

Start Weight
220 lb

Weight end of Week 14
198 lb

Weight this week
198 lb

Weight Loss

Weight Loss Total
22 lb

I maintained this week and I'm actually OK with that.  We had a lot of upheaval and eating out over the long weekend was a little haphazard but we had a fabulous time.

Have a great week everyone.

Quote of the Day.

"People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing!
That's why we recommend it daily." :-)
Zig Ziglar (American author/Motivational speaker)