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I am 49 and heading for 50. This is about me, the highs and lows and a lot of stuff re weight loss, so follow me and see wha I am up to !!

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Thank god a decent loss

Well on Friday - my weigh in day I had a headache all day, obviously a tad nervous about weighing in. I knew that I had done all the right things again this week but with our bodies being complex things you never know how you are going to go. Luckily the scales were kind and I secured a 800 grams loss - for me this is a good loss.
I am amazed that this time around my weigh losses are a lot slower,but I have come to realise that there is nothing that can be done about it, constant losses and if I can maintain my average loss over the overall time frame to 500grams I am happy. The water is going great guns and have measured bottles planted in the fridge at home and make sure I have one with me at all times. My fruit intake is great and that is a NSV for me as I am not the world's best fruit eater. The weekend I did well, went to see my beautiful niece and nephews and took them a Mud Cake but just had a cappuccino at their place, no one even realised I hadnt eaten . I am not in the zone that I can tell family until I am well on the way, but all my friends and bloggers are aware and are of a support. I will deal with it when I am ready and am a good way down the road. As I have said before, with my insomnia my energy levels are quite low but i have noticed the last 3 weeks much more energy and this pleases me no end. If I can get my jobs done at home that I have been wanted to do that will make me feel quite happy. My focus this week is to keep doing what I am doing, I don't need to do anything more but throw in a few extra walks if the rain this week in Adelaide stops. Yesterday had lunch with Tania and Tina (from my blogs I follow and friends) had a meal out. W when we ordered we spoke to the Chef and asked for no mashed potato and a baked potato instead. Of course they didnt have a baked potato, but the Chef was close by and suggested Jasmine Rice with our lamb fillet and vegies. How easy is it ! The WW journey can be as easy or difficult as you want to make it. My issues and WW journey are different to Tania and Tina's as I am single, no kids and really am only responsible for myself and the world's best dog and have decided to focus on the WW road with everything I have, they have husbands, kids, dogs and a house to run. I can say no snacks in the house - but there is just me, for them they have kids but somehow us 3 support each other and just because our lives are different the issues with being overweight is just universal, whether you are young, old, male or female everyone overweight understands other peoples issues. If I have to turn down an invite - like the wine tasting tomorrow then I am happy to do it as weight loss is now my absolute priority. For example yesterday over our skinny Cappuccino's there was an after dinner mint, normally when I was on WW I would have ate that as I would have thought what the heck and not pointed it. I automatically gave it to Tina for her kids. Non Scale Victories like that are also put in my tracker as a reminder that it is not always scale orientated. My birthday is Saturday - a happy and somewhat confronting day for me. I don't give a toss about the age but being single is hard, I am determined that next birthday I am happier, smaller and well down in the double digits as I am sure there is a goddess inside Anyway, this week doing the same and I am sure that the scales will again be kind. Martine x


Chris H said...

I'm sure there is a Goddess inside you too! I can't imagine being alone.. sometimes I think it would be nice.. just for a little while? Then again, I don't like my own company during the day.. .I'm hopeless!

Trish said...


Congrats on the NSV - it is all the little things that we change.

Sometimes we need to remind ourselves of how far we have come, stop and congratulate our selves.

Well done on your journey so far.. And i wish you an extremely happy birthday for next Saturday


Jo said...

Hey you - great loss... well done.

I have a blog award over on my site waiting for you.. when you are ready pop over and pick it up!! LOL!!

Keep up the great work this week.. I know it's hard, everyone knows I know it's hard!!! hehehe but at least I am not gaining!!

Jo xx

LellyJ said...

Great news that you managed a hefty 800g loss this week, Martine, but I do think you are so right focussing on the NSVs. I'm losing weight very slowly too but rest assured it all adds up in the end. I look at the slow weight loss thing as practice for maintenance! Certainly can't go back to the way I ate before or all the lost weight will find me again.

Keep up the good work!

Tina said...

It was so nice to catch up yesterday. The time always goes way too quick though.

You sound so focussed and I know we are going to succeed this time. Those NSV's feel so good.

Well done on your fantastic loss this week and your unreal attitude.

Tania said...

Oh Martine the NSV's are a big thing aren't they? It's that focus that has seen me set new goals to achieve and with it comes the losses. Keep up the great work mate, look forward to seeing your result this Friday night.