Monday, 31 October 2016

End of Week 23 - A good one :-)

Hi everyone.  Happy Monday.

I hope you have all had a wonderful week.

Hubby was away to a conference last week, but I still managed to eat correctly and my exercise was completed, albeit I did not do any Nordic Walking last week.

We had very interchangeable weather and even some snow - yep the white stuff!  Although it didn't stay around for long and was washed away the next day with torrential rain!

Here's the workout for this past week.

Let's hope that snow stay's away for a little bit longer :-)

Weigh in time.

Start Weight
220 lb

Weight end of Week 22
184.5 lb

Weight this Week
182 lb

Weight Loss
2.5 lb

Weight Loss Total
38 lb

A great week and yes I did eat properly whilst hubby was away :-)

This weeks words of wisdom comes from my friends (Steve) Facebook page I am Enough.  It really does remind me that I am on this journey for me!  Why not go check out his fabulous page.

"When you start doubting yourself,
remember how far you have come.
Remember everything you have faced,
all the battles you have won,
and all the fears you have overcome."

Monday, 24 October 2016

End of Week 22 - Weather is changing!

Hello everyone.  Is the weather changing where you are?  Here we have had a right mash up this mast week, with temperatures as high as 30c (86f) to as low as -3c (27f) this morning!

Now doubt the snow will soon arrive and we can say goodbye to the grass for 6 months LOL!

I had a wonderful breakfast out, meeting up with some friends that I haven't seen since June - and they complimented and congratulated me on how well I look.  In the past I have always found it extremely difficult to take a compliment, always brushing it off.  But I have slowly taught myself that it's OK to say thank you to such comments :-)

I was commenting to a friend, that sometimes it's difficult to see the thinner me in the mirror, I still see the flubber (as I call it) even though there is a lot less - thank goodness that my clothes remind me that I have definitely lost weight and that I am feeling much better for it.

Anyways here's the exercise for this past week :-)


I did only manage 3 days again of Nordic Walking this week, one being yesterday.  It had rained from like Thursday right through to yesterday morning.  We were ready to go build an arc :-)

I am trying to make the most of being able to go out in the fresh air, before the weather really changes.

Here's the numbers :-)

Start Weight
220 lb

Weight end of Week 21
185 lb

Weight this Week
184.5 lb

Weight Loss
0.5 lb

Weight Loss Total
35.5 lb

So, only 0.5lb but it's 0.5lb in the right direction.  Feeling positive :-)

Have a great week.

Quote/Words of the Day.

"Now is the operative word.
Everything you put in your way is just a method
of putting off the hour when you could actually be
doing your dream.
You don't need endless time and perfect conditions.
Do it now.  Do it today.  Do it for twenty minutes
and watch your heart start beating."
Barbara Sher (Speaker/Life Style Coach)

Monday, 17 October 2016

End of Week 21 - Good Week :-)

Good morning.  Hope you have all had a wonderful week.

Getting back to it after my long weekend away felt a bit like hard work at first, but soon found the motivation to keep going again :-)

Each day I know I am getting closer to my goal - but sometimes it's hard to see the end of the line.  I have always been on the big side, so to picture myself at a weight that I probably haven't been since I left school can sometimes be quite difficult.

But I am focusing on the fact that it is for my benefit and for my health, and not to please anyone else :-)  I also look back at old photo's and think to myself that I no longer wish to be like that.

How do you keep yourself motivated and grounded?

Anyways, on to this last weeks workout schedule.


Also, did you notice I went up another on the fitness levels.  Now at 52 and pleased to say this is in the High Average Fitness range.  More details on this HERE.  So next level is around the 58 mark, which will make me of Good Fitness :-)

I did manage to introduce the Nordic Walking, three times this week.  Was hoping for more, but I think I hurt my leg muscles LOL!  I did go out and buy some new walking shoes though, as I think my old ones have had enough :-)  Today I'm going to see if the new ones will make a difference - will let you know :-)

Weigh in time :-)

Start Weight
220 lb

Weight end of Week 20
188.5 lb

Weight this Week
185 lb

Weight Loss
3.5 lb

Weight Loss Total
35 lb

Made up for my maintain last week and a little more :-)  Feeling good :-)

Isn't it great when you find clothes in the back of your wardrobe that finally fit you again :-)

One of the ways I keep myself motivated is the daily inspiration and reminders from my friends (Steve) Facebook Page "I am Enough".  Why not go check it out! This page is so full of inspiration, can do attitude and get out of your own way because your coming through....

Have a fabulous week everyone.

Quote/Words of the Day.

Every single day YOU make choices, those choices are YOUR
decisions, they control YOUR destiny,
how YOU feel, where YOU go, where YOU won't go,
what YOU will accept, what YOU won't accept.

YOU are Enough to say no to some things or to say,
yes I am going to do that.

YOUR choices = YOUR happiness

"YOU are Enough" to make the choices
that matter to
Thank you Steve - this is so inspirational!

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

End of Week 20 - Maintained but...

Hi there everyone.

Hope you are all well.

I got back yesterday, after spending the Thanksgiving weekend with my daughter.  She is away in college and as it is a 6 hour drive away it wasn't feasible to go fetch her.  However, it was OK for me to go and see her and spend some Mother/Daughter time together. I went on the Friday to the Monday and we had a wonderful time.

So my fitness chart is a bit sparse this week, and I didn't manage to fit in the Fitness Ball either.

So my weigh in is a day late - but here goes :-)

Start Weight
220 lb

Weight end of Week 19
188.5 lb

Weight this Week
188.5 lb

Weight Loss

Weight Loss Total
31.5 lb

So, yep I maintained, and I am truly OK with that.  

I have decided that I am going to introduce my Nordic Walking to my Getting Fit regime.  I have to make the most of the cooler weather and before the snow arrives :-)  I did do this a few years ago and it helped a lot - it's a great form of exercise and I'm comfortable doing it. 

I will be adding it to my log from this week.

So a bit short and sweet today.  Need to get a quiche cooking :-) 

Have a great week.

Using a Quote from Steve's Facebook page I am Enough - why not go check it out :-)

Quote of the Day.

Monday, 3 October 2016

End of Week 19 - New month, adding some...

Hi everyone.

After taking some advice from a Facebook friend Stephanie, who has already made this journey and looks and is amazing!  I have decided from this week to add a little bit of strengthening exercise to my weekly routine.

I have a ball and resistance band and it comes with a DVD - this is Pilates - but Stephanie has some other great fat burning exercises (using the ball) on her Pinterest page, which I am now following.

It is just trying to add something extra to my daily routine.

I have also started keeping a track of what I'm eating use the My Fitness Pal app.

Anyways - here's the weeks routine.

So I'll probably add another column to this just to say that I have done the extra workout and on what days :-)

The one thing I should have done when I started this journey was take my measurements. Unfortunately I didn't do it until end of Week 13 (22nd August), I wrote them on paper but never shared them here.  I have noticed in my clothes that things are really loose and look alot better. Trousers are now the right length, where as before they had grown short - nope just me grown fat LOL!

So these were my measurements for the 22 August. 

Boobs - 43"
Waist - 38"
Hips 44"
Thighs 46"

With the way my clothes fit I would say you could quite easily add at least another 4 inches (to those measurements as a starting off point :-) 

I will measure again at 22 Nov, that will be the 6 month point on this journey.

Weigh in time.

220 lb

Weight end of Week 18
189 lb

Weight this Week
188.5 lb

Weigh Loss
0.5 lb

Weight Loss Total
31.5 lb

Just a little 0.5 lb this week, but it's in the right direction :-)  I'll take that :-)

Have a great week and thanks for the support and encouragement.

I will be posting on Tuesday next week because I am taking a road trip to see Shannon at college, as it is Thanksgiving this weekend.  It isn't feasible to go get her, bring her home and take her back in such a short time span - so I am doing the trip instead :-)  Some Mother and Daughter catch up time :-)

I am taking this quote of the day from a friends Facebook Page "I am Enough" .  Steve and I have know each other since 1987 - we are both ex-RAF and Steve is now living the life Down Under :-)

It's full of inspirational quotes and encouragement. Why not go along and like the page - so you too can be part of this growing community and get daily reminders that "You are Enough"  

Quote of the Day.

"I can.
I will.
End of Story!"