Wednesday, January 25, 2012

87.5kg 41% BF Wed 25th Jan

87.5kg yesterday and today - phew. Happy with that. Would have liked to have gotten to the 86s before leaving for my Europe trip but I'll take what I have. I'm going to have to be very careful not to come back at 90kg.

Monday, January 23, 2012

88.8kg but working hard

I thought I'd be in the 87's today, I have been working so hard.....maybe its muscle...maybe I am eating too much. Need to start a food diary. I have noticed I let myself get real hungry and then eat badly. But I have been really good relatively speaking.

Had Just Right for breakfast. Had a PT session this morning 280 cals, then went to the gym and did 18 minutes on an expresso bike taking my cals to 480 - I pushed hard - watts were over 120 alot but when I got tired I had to work to keep it above 100 watts. When I was finishing I went up to 200 watts.

Got home, was starving, had a Weight Watchers chicken stir fry at 11.30am and a few pretzels.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

22nd Jan 88.3kg

Weight not shifting but working hard. So it should shift soon.
Yesterday forgot my HRM but did a circuit class and had a PT session with Victor (who is amazing and worked me so hard) and I estimate I would have burned 600+ cals. Victor is not available for regular sessions so that is a huge shame as he seems to be a one in a million PT.

Today have done a 40 minute walk with the dogs and burned 234 Cals Right calf seized yesterday but is much better today.

Friday, January 20, 2012

88.1kg Heading in the right direction again

Feeling very tired, not sleeping well. Calves very sore today, hard to walk. Had Thai Beef Salad last night - very nice, and healthy too.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Going well, but need the weight to go down.

Boxing circuit 30 minutes
Bike 10 minutes
PT 30 minutes
668 Cals
Walk 30 minutes 200 cals
Ped 3558 steps, 2.6km, 182 cals, ave speed 5.1kmph (did very little jogging, did zero in zone 3.

Total cals for day 868.

Feeling really good about getting into the swing of exercise again. Just need to improve on the food front. Ate well yesterday for my meals but ate badly in between. Enjoying to PT studio, its friendly and relaxed.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

89kg Oh No!

Had Nachos with beef and sour cream last night - two serves! I loved it! But I should not have. It was kinda a last meal thinking thing. I know food is my downfall and I will do more planning and more determination to improve.

Walk/Jog 55 minutes, 6224 steps, 4.8km 339 cals, ave sped 5.3kmph
HRM cals 450
Calories fat 27%
Zone 1 10.14 Zone 2 36.41 Zone 3 11.06
Ave 130 74% Max 154 88%
58.24 min

Monday, January 16, 2012

88.4kg Day 1 Preseason Round 12 WBT - 2012 - GOAL SET

10kg lost by May 4th (78.4kg)
Stretch Goal 13.4kg (end weight of 75kg)

Current weight - Day 1 Preseason - 88.4kg
End Goal May 4 - End of Round 1 - 78.4kg

PT sessions started Thursday, had one today 16/1, then Thursday 19/1, and Saturday 21/1, Monday 23/1 - Europe(?).
Then Saturday 11th Feb, M-T-S ongoing.

Received my new Polar FT80 Heart Rate Monitor
Finess level result OwnZone 30 - 1st test 28, 2nd test 30 = Moderate for my age
Not bad really!
Need 34-37 to improve to 'Good'

I set up the STAR Training Program to maximise fitness
Time Target for this week - 6hrs
Calorie Burn Target - 2650 kcal's (I'd usually aim for 3500 cals - 500x5 days 1000x1 day)
2hrs 10 min Zone 1
3hrs 5 mins Zone 2
45 mins Zone 3

Did a walk/jog after dinner, pedometer 3372 steps, 2.557km, 175.9 cals burned, ave sped 5kmph, 30.46 minutes.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

15th Jan Sunday

Did one lap of neighbourhood route
30 minutes, 2.6km 182 cals on pedometer, ave 5.2, steps 3452

Ate one bowl Just Right with soy milk - will see if it makes me sick
Had white rice last night, did not make me feel sick

Saturday, January 14, 2012

14th Jan 88.1kg

Put my HRM on for the first time in ages, went for a walk/jog with the dogs.

1 hour
7018 steps
ave speed 5.5kmph
calories burned 557

So I have increased the calories burned in an hour. I used to burn about 300 in an hour. The ave speed is about the same though. I thought it might be higher. I am walking and jogging intermittently. I tired to keep my HRM at 140+ by jogging. Anyway, a good thing to do. Two laps of my neighbourhood via around the football oval. I can see in 3 months how much faster I can do the same distance, or how much further I can go in the same time. It makes me realise that for C25K in 30 minutes I'd have to double my speed! Well, thats ok - I'd be glad to be able to jog 5km in any time without stopping.

Possible Food Allergy (just my notes)

Having a problem feeling sick - maybe a food allergy.
Mid 2011 after illness found I felt sick if I had large amounts of milk. Switched to soy milk.
Late 2011 I found I felt sick after eating bread. Stopped eating bread.
Tried gluten free bread - seems ok

Lately feeling great in the morning, but dreadful in the afternoon - uncomfortable, a bit bloated, dull tummy ache, no diarrhoea.

Wed I had muesli and soy milk and chicken and corn soup - sick
Thursday I had only home made chicken and corn soup with leek and onion and cam bells chicken stock, garlic and pepper. I did not feel sick.
Friday I had mini pita bread chicken thing from nandos for lunch and felt really sick all afternoon and early evening.
Today I had cottage cheese, soy milk, lemon juice for breakfast and but of lamb stew with potato for lunch - feeling really sick

I thought maybe I was gluten intolerant and then maybe wheat and oat intolerant as well.
But today I have had no wheat, no gluten and no oats....and I feel so sick this afternoon.
Just recording this stuff to help work out what is wrong.

Friday, January 13, 2012

13th Jan Fri 88.2kg feel icky but getting somewhere

I think I have a bug. Feeling really flat and blah all week.
But looking back on the week I am somewhat proud of myself.
Even though I feel like absolute crap I have;

- joined a PT studio
- had my first class at that studio
- had my first PT session (and liked it)
- bought a new HRM, the FT80 (due next week)
- bought a mini trampoline
- decided to get back into C25k instead of quitting at W5D2, and go back to W4 or W5D1 and just repeat until feeling more capable.

The old me would not have done these things! Its nice to realise I have changed for the better :)
Posting in the 12WBT forums today has also helped me today. I can feel me getting my mojo back.
reading the forums, especially the posts by first timers makes me realise how far I have come since I started my first round. Wow, such a huge difference - a god difference, in how I think, how active I am, what I can do, how I approach things....

Wish I didn't feel sick, argghhhh. Oh and I also got motivated also by the amazing bellax's blog (she has gone from massive to tiny!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

First PT Session 88.5kg

Feeling flat and sad.
Went to first PT and boxing session.
Boxing was just a circuit that included a few boxing moves. PT is good, felt comfortable with her, she seems to know exactly what she is doing. We went through using some of the weight machines which was good and I look forward to using them more. I got that good feeling that I get when doing pump.
For next two weeks will do Monday PT session, Tuesday Pump, Wed Thump Boxing, Thurs Boxing+PT session, Friday Body Attack or GE circuit + gym work, Sat 10 Croydon Pump.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

11th Jan 2012, 87.9kg Signed up for PT sessions

I was 88.5kg yesterday...a whopping 3 kg up form my Week 12 Michelle Bridges 12WBT weight. Shame on me. but I can't seem to get myself back on track. I find myself not going to gym classes that I intended to go to. I find myself eating things I should not be eating, telling myse;f...ust this once. And its been over 4 weeks of this. I feel fat and unfit and slobby.....I want to feel fit again. I want to feel strong again.

What went wrong?
Ending Week 12 of Round 3 on a high I let myself have a week off ....bad move. I should have kept on track, maybe done one less workout, maybe had one extra naughty meal - but I should have measured and controlled my exceptions to prevent one day or one week turn into more and more. Didn't help that it was the Christmas/New Year season too.

Being diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel was a downer and I then stopped going to Body Pump classes which I was doing 2-3 times a week.

Once you start slacking off, it seems its easier to continue to slack off and so much harder to get back to being more disciplined. So next time I will control my slack-offs....not just do cart-blanche slack-offs that turn from a day into says, into weeks into over a month.

Current weight - around 88kg
Goal - 86kg by Jan 26th
Whatever I am when I return from Europe, it will be round 1 2012 and I will be heading into the 70s

Challenges coming up;
- Mole surgeries
- Carpal Tunnel surgeries
- Crown surgeries
- Hypertension to manage
- Moving in with partner
- Moving house
- Starting full time work

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

4th January 2012 - 87.7kg

Got to Week 12 12WBT and made it to 85.5kg and then slacked off. So I need to work hard to get back into it - proper eating and regular exercise. Went to Boxing class this morning for the first class in 2 weeks and it was hard but I felt so good after it. I wish it was on every morning! Going to Europe end of the month, and would like to get to 85's again by then.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

24 December 87.5kg

Yep put on a bit since relaxing a bit after Week 12 finished. I got lazy and slacker with my eating.
Its ok, I'll lose it again. Its not good because I should be under 85kg by now.

I have joined for Round 1, 2012 already. Preseason starts Jan 16 and the Round officially starts Feb13.
I plan to be under 85kg by Feb 13 and end the round at 75kg.
I am thinking of getting a personal trainer for January to give me a good kick start to the year. I sent an online information request form to a PT place today. So that is my first step.

My biggest challenge in 2012 is getting to 75kg and finding the time to exercise while working full-time. I'm going to start by getting up at least 3 mornings a week at 7.30am to walk the dogs. Then ramp it up to 4 days a week at 7am. That should get me close enough to getting up at 5am-6am on work days won't be too much different.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Its Week 12 of the Michelle Bridges 12WBT and I hit the 85s. Very happy.
Need to keep the weight off and get into the 84s, and keep going to get to the 70 kilo range.

Monday, November 14, 2011


So close to the 86's. So exciting!
Then I can focus on the 85's, then getting under 85 into the 84s.....and then on getting into the 70s!! OMG.

I did Day 1 Week 1 of the C25K again today. I am supposed to have a day rest in-between to help muscles repair, but I felt so ok and I really wanted to do it. I did it, my legs and ankles hurt a bit, but I just jogged lightly. My knees hurt at first so I tried hard to jog in the lights way I could for my knees and the pain went away.

Had Muesli for breakfast and a mountain bread wrap with ham, 1 slice of Jarlsberg lit, rocket and tomato for lunch.

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86s, 86s, 86s, 86s, 86s, 86s, 86s, 86s, 86s, 86s,
86s, 86s, 86s, 86s, 86s, 86s,
86s, 86s, 86s, 86s,
86s, 86s,

Sunday, November 13, 2011

87.4kg C25K Day 1 Week 1 - Woo Hoo!

I'm at risk of not making into the 86s for Wednesday, so I really need to work hard. Slept in this morning and missed my Body Combat class. But I did get out and do Day 1 Week 1 of the C25K (Couch to 5km) running program. I'm using the NHS Choice podcasts - its done by the British National Health Sciences area and it was recommended to me. Here is there website

I can hardly believe I have even considered the program but I was intrigued by the posts on the 12WBT forum about it and started asking questions. It felt hard, more unnatural and like hard work I really didn't want to do than 'hard'. After the 3rd run I thought I couldn't do anymore but it seemed to get better and then before I knew it I only had 2 more runs to go. So I did it!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

87.5kg 9th November

Very happy to be in the 87's. Slow journey, but I'm not complaining. Here is my progress during the Michelle Bridges 12WBT
Week 0 - 92.4kg
Week 1 - 90.5kg
Week 2 - 90.1kg
Week 3 - 89.5kg
Week 4 - 88.7kg
Week 5 - 89.5kg
Week 6 - 88.7kg
Week 7 - 88.7kg
Week 8 - 87.7kg
Week 9 - 87.5kg

Next week I will be in the 86' and then I will have 2.5 weeks to get into the 85's to meet my goal of being 85.something by the end of the challenge on Dec 4th. It will be amazing to be in the 85's instead of the 95's!

I'm doing Thump Boxing classes which is really a bit of boxing and cardio and a bit of strength training - a good mix. I do Body Pump - all strength training. I started Body Combat on Sunday and went again tonight and it mainly cardio work. I wish I wasn't so uncoordinated and learned more quickly, but I'll hopefully get there. I have the thought during the class tonight that I just can't do it - but I want to get good at it. I also intend to get back into Body Balance and do that sometimes too.

I've been sticking to 1200 calls 6 days a week. I'm using more and more of the program meals and some are fabulous, most are pretty good.

So I'm focusing right now on getting to 86 next week, and then 85 in a fortnight.
When I make this goal by Dec 4 then I will focus on maintaing and slowly get to under 85 and stay there until the new year. I'm intending on joining Rond 1 for next year Day 1 of Preseason an zoo how close I can get towards 70 before Day 1 starts. Then I'll get into the 70's in Round 1 - Maybe I can be close to 75kg by my birthday. That's kind-of exciting to think about.

Oh and I can 10 pushups on my toes now!! When his started in August I could do 2 on my knees and that was it.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

1st Nov 2011 88.1kg Hope tomorrow to weigh in the 87 kilo range!

Melbourne Cup Day, the quietest one ever for me. Went to the gym and did a Pump/CXWorks combo class. Did Pump Sat, Pump Sun, Boxing Monday, Pump/CXWorks today, Boxing tomorrow, might try Body Combat Thursday, Boxing or Pump Friday, Step or Pump Sat, rest Sunday.

Its so weird that I go to the gym every day, never used to do much exercise exempt walk the dogs - but I do and I enjoy it. Weight is starting to shift again. There are 5 weeks left of Michelle Bridges 12 WBT and I want to make the most of it. In the last few weeks I have stayed the same after a significant gain. I need to get in the 85 kilo range by Dec 4. I need to make a significant effort. Well I need to keep up the exercise I am doing and keep doing it consistenty AND focus on the food.

I think it was all so new to me and the exercise was such a huge step for me that following the food as well was not something I did. I was usually staying around 1200 calls a day but probably averaging more like 1400 and every few days I'd have 5 timtams or a bowl of ice-cream or something else stupid.

I realise what a lot of people say, especially those that get injured, that they can lose weight just by following the food program. Its 80% about what you put in your mouth. So now that I have exercise under control, I need to focus on my food.

To lose weight in the next 5 weeks by Dec 4 I need to;

> Keep up the exercising and be consistent
> Write down my exercise plan and put it on the wall each week
> Do not over do the exercise, it ends up a bad thing rather then a good thing
> Seriously focus on the food
> Write down my food plan for the week and stick it up on the wall
> No huge bowls of ice-cream, 5x tim tams or other such extreme indulgences
> Keep posting and reading on the WBT forums

What I have learned the most so far is;

> Our mindsets change for the better if you listen to all Michelles videos and stay on the forums. You get a healthier and more realistic attitude to things and when/if you go off the rails a bit, you just pick yourself up and move forward
> It feels good to be getting fitter and stronger - it must be what we are supposed to be like
> Doing things with other people, sharing the journey with like-minded people makes it easier
> The scales are just one measure of making a positive different to ourselves. There is body shape (photos), the way clothes fit, body fat % and the tape measure. don't get hung up on the scales alone - especially if you don't have massive amounts of weight to lose.
> What you put in your mouth is really important. Good choices make all the difference.
> Eat slowly, think things through - practise mindfulness so you are really conscious of your decisions and the outcomes of those decisions.
> what I am today is due to the choices I made yesterday is my favourite new saying

What I plan for;

> I plan to reach the 85 kilo range by Dec4.
> I plan to be under 85kg by end of the year.
> I plan to keep losing weight.
> I plan to join Michelle Bridges 12WBT Round 1 for 2012 and get into the 70kg range.

Challenges I need to be prepared for;

> A few things in my life will be very different in 2012, including that I will be working full time.

The biggest challenges people in general have on the 12WBT that I have noticed;

> Time is one of the biggest challenges for exercise, for full time working people.
- Make a plan and make it happen, adjust to do what you can because doing something is better than doing nothing.

> Discipline in regards to food is a challenge for many people
- Practising mindfulness, listening to Michelles videos, just keep trying to get better, keep a food diary

> The scales not reflecting what is expected
- Measure yourself, take photos in nickers and bra from and back and compare, just keep going

> Being too hard on ourselves
- Focus on wins and moving forward, think in ways that are healthy and pull you up and forward. Dismiss those that don't. Take control o your head.

> The ability to keep going
- This gets easier as the weeks go on. if you keep going you are heading in the right direction. Even if you put weight on some weeks, as long as you yoyo down more than you yoyo up, then you are heading in the right direction. If you quit, you gain nothing.

> Not focusing on what we have achieved, rather getting down about what we haven't done too well.
- Focus on achievements and building on those achievements

> Injuries
- Listen to your body. Avoid injuries where-ever you can. Rest if you need to. Stop if you need to. Take a break from exercising for a couple of days if you need to.

> Undoing good work by rewarding ourselves
- A pattern many people discovered during this round was that when we have a great weigh-in or feel like we have done well, we somehow allow ourselves a little leeway, a few indulgences....and promptly undo all our hard work. Then we post on the 12WBT forum that we stuffed up and feel miserable. We need to understand that we do this and be very mindful of it, so that when we do good, we build on that rather than undoing it.

Planning is the key. Planning your exercise. Planning your food. Planning how you will build on your successes with keep you focused and making the most of your achievements during a certain time period like the 12WBT.

Monday, October 31, 2011

31st October - 88.7kg stagnant

I need to get to 85kg by Dec 4th. 5 more weeks.
I've been slack - I eat too much. Must correct that.

I am moving more than I ever have. I am fitter and stronger than ever in my life.
But to lose weight I need to curb my eating.
I know what to do, its just the little 'never minds' here and there.

Today I wrote down all my meals for the week - I am planning.
I also wrote down all my exercise for the week - more planning.
And I stuck them on the wall.

No icecream
No timtams

Snacks will be fruit, low fat jelly, plain popcorn, hot drinks

I will get to 87kg soon and then 86, then 85kg.
And then I will start Round 1 2012 under 85kg and get into the 70's!
Just thinking of being in the 70s feels so good.
I want to feel it for real.

Importantly I need to active losing 3 more kilos for this round by Dec 4th.
It is possible, I just need to focus and be really determined.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Blog Challenge from

1. Describe in 25 words or less (why is it always 25 words) the you that you were before 12wbt
- I was recovering from an illness and putting on weight. I decided to stop putting on weight, but it kept loading up and I thought oh-oh, I'm going to be 100kg if I don't put a stop to this.

2. Now - who are you now??
- I am the fittest I have ever been in my life. I feel great. I am losing weight and getting healthier.

3. What has been the hardest thing to make habit THIS ROUND?
- exercising and 1200 cals a day

4. What has been easier to make habit than you thought it would be?
- exercising

5. How has your body changed THIS ROUND?
- it feels better, it feels sexier, it feels stronger

6. How has your mindset changed this round?
- My mindset has changed in ways i never imagined possible

7. Finish this sentence "I now know I am strong because ..."
- I know I am strong because I can do anything I set my mind to and I still surprise myself

8. Finish this sentence "I am proudest of ...."
- I am proudest of my exercise efforts

9. Finish this sentence "In 8 more weeks you will see me ...."
- In 8 more weeks you see less of me, a more toned me, a vibrant excited me who ah never been happier.

10. What word applies to you now - that you never would have used before 12wbt?
- Physically strong

18th Oct Tuesday 88.8kg

Had a good food day yesterday and also did Body Pump, CXWorks and Thump Boxing back to back. Feeling amazing after that. Hoping weight will drop a good amount by tomorrow morning for the week 6 weigh in. I need to be very good today and have a very low cal day.

Dr Kamale said I looked just fantastic, and he said that my eight keeps going down. He has me down as 108, 103, 98, 85, 91, 88 something like that. He said I should stay between 122-144 heart rate, but if i wanted to, he had 'no problem with boxing 2-3 times a week but try not to go over 170 bpm'. He sent me off with a blood test form, for a full screen for Dr Cunningham 13/12 and to check thyroid levels because if thyroid levels are not right then that would be an issue. He also checked my blood pressure, it was about noon and it was 121/82 or something like that - he said very good.

I worked out the other day I need a waist of 80cm to be healthy, and to stop risk of diabetes - currently I am 105cm
I worked out that to have a healthy BMI I need to be in the 60kg range
So that means I have another 20kg to lose - but I'm just going to take it 5kilos at a time.

There are 7 weeks left to 12WBT Round 3. If I lose half a kilo a week I will be under 85kg by Dec 4th.
Then I can head to the 70kg range :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

15th Oct Sat 88.8kg

Weight is back on track. Was 88.5 yesterday.
Bought boxing gloves, pads, wrist wraps and a bag for the gym during the week. Then I realized that I should check with my doctor about the intensity of my exercise with my blood pressure issues. Bugger. I hate that I have to watch it for that, I'm loving pushing myself, especially in boxing but my heart rate is at 170-180bpm then I have a feeling it's too high. Doctors appointment is Monday, specialist appointment is 13 Dec.

Went to the gym today but only did half an hour. Felt so tired, lacked energy. Did 15 mins on the treadclimber and 15 on the expresso bike. Burned 270 cals. There is not enough air in that gym. I need air, I always need slot of air, but I also sweat alot. Some people don't sweat much at all and they don't like the fans on. There is pump instructor who doesn't like airconditioning or fans on. I'm like WTF?? I'm dying here! I'm the person who positions herself where the air hits best.

Got a bit annoyed as well. Infinallybfound a little device that is an FM radio. Well it plays FM radio but it can't get the radio stations at the gym. I don't know if something is wrong with my device or something is wrong with the gym, and in suspect its the gym. I look forward to moving to a new gym. I'll miss the classes and the instructors, and the other particpants but not the gym itself.

Well I'm aiming for the 87's now.....bring them on, it seems such a long hard slog to get here. But I'm liking feeling more fit and healthy, even if the scales aren't moving down as much as I would like. It's frustrating but I have to keep going and push on. I know the results are there for the taking if I just keep going.

Monday, October 10, 2011

89.2kg start of a new week, pulling myself together after a bad week

I felt do badlast week, what a roller coaster it was.
I felt great doing a double class on Monday but in the week I fell off the wagon three or four times, put on 2kg at one point!

I have identified that when I do well such as a double class, a massive cal burn or a great weigh in, I then allow myself to eat more and move less...and thereby undo my good work. Guilt then sets in, as does eating more and moving less and a cycle starts that is no good.

Today is a new day, a Monday, the start of Week 5 of the 12WBT and a new start for me.
I undertake to be consistent this week.
Eat 1200 cals a day.
Burn 5000 cals 5 days a week, 1000 1 day a week.

I started by keeping under my cals and doing a triple calls set tonight ( Body Pump, CXWorks, Thump Boxing) and burning 1038
Thump Boxing instructor Kate is wonderful
Body Pump instructor Leanne?? Is nothing short of awesome.
I feel strong. In feel good.
I know weigh in this week might record a gainer no loss, but I won't let that get me down.
I'm working towards week 6 weight in and week 12 achievement. I can't wait to feel how I will a Christmas.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Bad week.
Monday I did backmto back pump and boxing, burned 1000 cals was so happy.
Tuesday I was sore so did not exercise, andnlet myself eat a little more than I should (should have stuck to strict clean eating!)
Wednesday I had weigh in, was sorer than Tuesday so only burned 200 cals walking the dogs, ate too much, not heaps, but over 1200 cals.
Thursday burned 10000 , ate clean
Fri burned 500 cals, ate ok
Sat feeling weak and weird, burned 500 cals in pump + 15 mins cardio, ate bad at night Inc salami, bi is hits and Icecream with Milo
Sun burned 500 cals doing pump and cardio
I'm working hard, eating too much. Still I don't think that explains 500g increase. I was 2nd over we'd weight Friday night.
It's frustrating. very very frustrating.
But the good thing is I don't feel like giving up.
Another good thing is that I am in the 80s and there are still 8 weeks to go on the 12WBT Round 3.
I want to end this at or under 85kg. So to do that I need tom decrease my weight by 500g every week.
I just don't know how I can donthat this Wed when that's a kilo from where I am now.
I'll just whati do and keep going.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

88.7kg 800kg loss for theprevious week

3.7kg lost since August - 800g lost since last week.

Preseason start weight August 92.4kg
Sept 7 90.9kg week before week - 1.5kg
Sept 14 90.5kg week 1 weigh in - 400g
Sept 21 90.1kg week 2 weigh in - 400g
Sept 28 89.5kg week 3 weigh in - 600g
Oct 5 88.7kg week 4 weigh in - 800g

800g loss this week. I was hoping for a kilo but I'm thrilled. A few hours later I did weigh a kilo less thannlast week, but it doesn't matter.
3.7kg gone

Very sore yesterday and today, did no exercise yesterday and only 200 cals burned walking dogs today. Not eating well yesterday and today. This is wrong. If you cant exercise you must eat especially clean.
Others on the program are losing the same as me, some less but alot of people are losing 1-2nd a week. It's tempts me to follow the food part of the program strictly. It really does. But then I wonder if I would be able to keep the weight off beter than this who followed the program strictly.... I don't know.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

88.6kg Yes!

On Sunday I was 89kg. Had a free eat whatever day, went to a gourmet supermarket, had bits of nibbles and different things. Brought home no cheese though I adore it. Didn't eat heaps, I was careful, but inate way way way more than I should have all the same.

On Monday the scales sucked at 89.5kg. So I went to the gym after an early dinner at 5pm, and I did a Body Pump class followed by my first Thump Boxing class and burned 1095 calories. Then this morning I weigh 88.6kg! Yes!!! So happy! Soooo rewarding! I just want to record a good weight tomorrow ornign for my official weigh in.

I'm proud of myself because I tried a Body Step class for the first time last week and a Thump Boxing class for the first time this week.
Thump Boxing is great.
All fitness levels can do it, but if you can't go on the cross trainer or treadmill for 20 minutes yet, I'd wait, it keeps you moving alot.
You do alot of boxing and kicking and in-between some pushups, some sits ups, some lunges, some light running.....not heaps, but some. If everyone is doing 10 pushups, you can do 2 - i did 3 LOL.
So glad I did it. Will go back every week.

NB. Deficit calorie calculation is tweaked
Calories eaten 1200 - BMR 1623 - calories burned 550 = deficit of 973 / 1 kg per week loss (correction or being more specific below)
Updated to
Calories eaten 1200 - BMR 1623 - calories burned 550 = deficit of 973 a day, 973 x 6 days = 5658 is estimated 0.5 kg per week loss
This 0.5kg loss is exactly what I have been getting.
Now that I am upping the cal burn, I may startlosing a bit more than 0.5kg a week,

Monday, October 3, 2011


Buggar. Put on half a kilo with my indulgences last night. We went to a gourmet supermarket and bought salmon skewers, garlic prawns, salt and pepper calamari, salami, almond bread, mango and macadamia Icecream. I did not pig out, in just had a little bit of this and little bit of that. But too much over-all.

In the morning I saw a 500g increase in weight and felt guilty,regretted it. Nut not altogether. We love food and its a big part of my life. I guess when I am at goal weight I can just work off the calories. But right now I am trying to lose weight I have to be careful.

Well today I did a Body Pump class and then a Thump Boxing class, back to back, and I burned 1095 calories.
I was really proud of myself because i really pushed myself in both classes. In pump I increased my weights. In Thump Boxing, which I didn't plan, I was just watching the class and the instructor got me in, I was so fatigued but I kept going and I did good actually. it's hard work. Its alot of cardio but also used alot of arm muscles for punching and leg muscles for kicking and squats, push-ups, lunges are involved a little bit.

I feel so good when I do things like this.
To think that in March I could not even vacuum my lounge room or walk more than 200 meters, to think that a month ago was burning 300 calories and wondering how i could burn 500 calories, to think that i now do pump classes, tried a step class last week, tried Thump Boxing this week, didd two classes back to back, know how to use treadclimber, the rowing machine and the expresso bikes at the gym, that i have a gym membership and go every day and burn 500 cals minimum, burned 1000 Fri, 800 Sat, and 1095's pretty amazing.... And it feels good,

Sunday, October 2, 2011

89kg 3.5 kilos lost in 6 weeks

89kg, finally getting out of the 89kg range....again. I was 89.1kg last week, I can't explain why my weight went up and then stayed up all week, despite me burning 500 cals every day, 800 at least on Friday and also Saturday which probably broke through it. Now I have to see that it doesn't go up again. I don't mind it going up a couple of hundred grams and then down into the 88kgs. But if next week is spend in the 89s again, I'll be very frustrated.

This week coming is Week 4 of the Michelle Bridges 12 WBT Round 3.

Up until now I have been working on how to burn 500 cals a day. I've been trying different exercises. I've been trying different recipes and eating more healthily. I've beennlosing on average 500g a week since mid August and have lost 3.5 kg in 6 weeks.

Week 3 was the first week I burned 500 cals min, 6 days a week.
Week 3 was the first time I tried a Body Step class
week 3 I joined a gym and started using cardio equipment
Week 3 my weight was stagnant all week and I put on 500g so it was a bit tough but I kept going

So week 4
- I will be better with food
- I will have my second week of burning 500 cals min 6 days a week
- I will weigh in with a number starting with 88 (fingers crossed)
- I will have my 3rd Sat of burning 800 cals minimum
- I will Definitely break into the 88 kilo range ( down from 92kg +)
- I will walk my dogs as well as go to the gym ( I have been going to the gym instead of walking the poor babies)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

89.4kg SSS& first Body Step class

Burned 800 cals. Did my first Body Step class this morning. It was intense, alot of work, but not impossible. The hardest thing is the speed of the moves. I couldn't keep up most of the time, but I'll go again. Burned 500 cals so it's a good workout. I'm really proud of myself for just getting in there and giving it a go.

Special K for breakfast and left over tuna and veggie lasagne for lunch.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Later on Friday

Well I feel good for burning so many calories today. I suspect my HRM reported my cal burn too high, but I still did 1 HR and 50 minutes of exercise and for 80% of that time heart rate was 144- 170 bpm so at a guess it would at least be 800 cals which is pretty good.

I had a mountain bread wrap for lunch with avocado, roast beef, pepper and rocket. For dinner I made the tuna and veggie lasagna, and it was really good. I was famished so I had two serves but I still have 1000 deficit cals.

Blog question: What is my definition of health?

I am healthy;
- When my BMI is in the healthy range
- When my blood pressure and cholesterol are in normal ranges
- When I have work/life balance
- When I have inner calm and peace
- When I sleep well and wake up feeling good

89.6kg, can't shake this extra 500g since Sunday :(

Grrr It's annoying me thati was 89.1kg on Sunday and 89.6kg Wednesday and still today Friday. Well nothing I can do but increase my diligence with food choices and keep exercising.

I did a 500 cal cardio burn at the gym Wed and Thurs. I did a pump class followed 50 minutes of cardio today and burned 1000 cals. That is my first ever 1000 cal burn. The two Saturdays I burned 800 cals.

I have a few gripes about the gym, but I just need to not worry about it. However I'm going to list them here to get them off my chest.

- The gym alters it's timetable and staples the adjustments to a printed copy available near reception. It does not update it's website.
- The gym alters it's timetable and does not make sure thelarge timetable board near the drink fountain also reflects the changes. In fact today the website, the timetable atbreception and the large timetable on the wall near the water fountain were all different. I just think that is unnecessary and unprofessional. They should have all three places aligned by the time the gym opens this morning.
- People lay on the floor between bicycle equipment and have phone conversations, so no-one can use the cycle on either side of them and no staff member tells them move.
- There are TVs on you turned into a radio and listen to whichever channel you like. Well some people don't have headphones and just turn the TV up to super loud so they can hear it. But it's so loud that I can't hear my audiobook and I find it so noisy and awful, and no staff member changes this either. Yesterday it was some guy who wanted to watch a baseball game and today it was a guy wanting to watch the rally driving in W.A
- In the Pump Class we are in a workout room with floorboards, and one lady drops her barbells from like foot up and they make a BIG bang, so rude, so thoughtless, would be damaging the floor, and the instructor never asked her to please put them down rather than drop them.
- At other gyms at other Pump classes, there is a rule no- one can join the class 5 minutes after start time. Well people were waltzing in up to nearly 15 minutes after and weaving their way through the class setting themselves up
- People in that class were talking to each other throughout the class. I'm trying to listen to the instructor so I can improve my technique and these women behind me are all yelling above the music and the instructor having a good chat about the weekend.

deep breath....Ahhh I feel better now!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

89.5kg 600g loss

Well I did not make my goal of 1kg lost in the last week. I did on Sunday but....well, maybe next week..
Sept 7 90.9kg week before week 1
Sept 14 90.5kg week 1 weigh in - 400g
Sept 21 90.1kg week 2 weigh in - 400g
Sept 28 89.5kg week 3 weigh in - 600g

Went to the gym for the first time, the new one I signed up to last night. I intended to go to a Body Vibe class because a description I saw on the gym timetable said it's a combination of cardio and strength. But when ingot there, a poster explained it's actually toning work on a ball. I walked away and went to the equipment area downstairs. I knew I wanted to use the tread climber, the rowing machine and the bike with the computer screens and graphic with great scenery (it's like riding along a nice bike path, or a circuit, or a mountain track....whatever you choose).

So I went to reception and told them I didn't know how to use the equipment. They got a PT to come and show me, and I did 20 minutes on each and burned 500 cals. Each is different. The tread climber was the hardest work but my heart rate came up very quickly. The bike was handwork too and I don't have the hang of the gears yet but it's fun, and the rower was really easy and my heart rate was easily in the mid 140's.

What am I doing?

I record every bit of food and cup of tea, everything in a food diary (including daily weight and exercise).
I am active in the WBT forum and the DOL Michelle Bridges thread - keeps me focused.
I burn 500 cals a day M-F (usually mid week I have a day I only get to 250 cals though)
I burn 800 cals on Saturdays (so far not able to get to 1000)
I rest on Sunday
Sunday night is my treat night
I have muesli or special k for breakfast every day except Sunday
Sunday I have an egg on toast, grilled tomatoe, a little bacon for breakfast

I lose on average 500g a week.
I have lost 3kg since preseason started (mid August) in about 6 weeks.

What am I going to change?

I'm going to burn 500 cals every day M-F without exception
I'm going to try to get over 1000 cals on SSS this Saturday
I'm going to eat better on Sundays
I'm going to eat better every day
I do succumb to snacks I shouldn't have sometimes, I'll get better at that
I'm going to be strict with food Monday and Tuesday for the week 4 weigh in on Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mish's Reflection, Recognition and Recommittment exercise

Mish says "I want you to reflect on the three main areas where you are having setbacks. It could be around dinner time portion sizes, eating after dinner, skipping breakfast, skipping workouts etc. Let’s face it, we’re pretty predictable. What you had trouble with yesterday, I’m guessing you’ll struggle with today. Whatever area’s you are struggling with. I want you to write down:"

WHAT - it is you are struggling with
- My answer: Consistency in eating well, sticking to no more than 1200 cals, and exercising every day 500 cals M-F, 1000 Sat. So far I'm doing ok. I've had one a day a week where I feel too tired and lethargic and burn only 200+ cals, but at least I do something. Mostly I am sticking to under 1200 cals.

WHY - this is a problem
- My answer: This is a problem because I quit last time, and I don't want to quit. I want to change my lifestyle, my focus in life, my quality of life, my length of a healthy good life. I want to be able to be a size 12 so I can buy anything in any store.

HOW - are you going to fix this?
- My answer: Continue planning and improve my planning of food and exercise. At the moment I do it the night before the day. Now that I have joined a -gym I can focus on that gym and the one timetable instead of three. I'm going to try different exercises, different machine, I am going to try weights and maybe Thump Boxing, swimming and different Les Mills classes to shake up my options and keep me from getting bored.


WHAT - are the main head space changes you have noticed
- My answer: I have a can do attitude now. I find that getting into the action of exercising, of eating well, using my food diary, using this blog, getting better with my snacks etc gets me motivated to do it more and do it better.

HOW - is this affecting your life and/or how you feel
- My answer: I feel sexy and confident and powerful and beautifully in control. I'm excited about how I will be at Christmas. I'll be hospital exit weight and not that people noticed I'd lost weight back then, but that doesn't matter. What will matter is that I'll be back to post hospital weight but healthy and strong!

WHAT - can you do to ensure these headspace changes keep occurring
- My answer: Keep using MyNetDiary to record wight, food and exercise. Keep on the WBT forum. Keep planning. If things don't go well, just get on with it. Never ever quit.

WHAT - are your new one month goals.
- My answer:
- By end of October I will weigh 87kgs, losing weekly over 4 weeks 2x500g and 2x1kg
- By end of November I will be in the 85kg range
- By end of December I will be under 85kg, in the low 80kg range

HOW - are you going to get there
- Continue to plan, but plan weeks, not days in advance

COMMIT - Look yourself in the eye in the mirror and re-commit. Take it day by day, meal by meal, workout by workout. Remember it’s the tiny little decisions every day that are the important ones. Get on top of these and you’ll be on-top of the world.
- I am committed to this.

Consistency is key - not perfection! In fact it’s my type A perfectionists that often flop because of the pressure they put on themselves. I don’t expect you to be perfect, but I do expect you to remain consistent.

And if any of you pull out the ‘Oh it’s all too hard’ card - I’ll be sending you one big ‘wet-fish slap’ from me to you! You want to know about all too hard? Try carrying an extra 10-50kg around 24/7. Try coping with the gamete of diseases that follow on from ill health. Try being burdened with the emotional strain that comes with being unhealthy. Then, and this is the cherry on top, try passing all of these things onto your children. Which road do you think will be the harder road, long term?

I’m not denying that what we are doing here is tough. Breaking lifelong habits is very hard. But that’s why we’ve got each other here for support. That’s why I’ve developed this program, to give you the tools to completely transform your life. Believe it or not, this doesn’t have to be hard. Some members have fun, enjoy the process, and I have no doubt that each and every one of you has the inner strength to make this happen.

As soon as you realize that NO-ONE else can do this for you. That YOU have to find the inner strength to do this for yourself, the sooner you will feel empowered, driven and motivated to be the BEST version of yourself. You deserve this. I believe that you CAN do this. Now YOU’VE got to believe it.

Mish xxx

89.3kg Yes!

Ok, so 89.3kg today, and the scales nearly gave me 89.2kg. I just need to be 89.1kg tomorrow so I will have made a 1kg loss in the last week on the 12WBT.

I feel tired but going to a Body Ump class, did one last night and I'm sore so nit sure I should but I'm going to see what it does, last nights only burned 300 cals andi usually burn 400 cals, but. Am finding instructors are doing different releases, i think they don't like the current one and last nights just didn't have alot of high heart rate work in it, even though I was using 7kg in weights.

I meeting a friend for lunch today, she has a new assignment starting any day now so we are taking advantage of today. But she has chosen Asian food so it's going to be difficult to choose something light and low in sodium. I am focused on being 89.1kg tomorrow which means a drop of 400g today and then another 200g tomorrow. It's doable because I was 89.1kg on Sunday morning.

Anyway, I'm rambling. Got to get to my pump class. I'm tired but I'm happy that I am so focused and doing so well. A kilo loss in a week is very cool! Please please please let me be 89.1kg tomorrow morning!!

Had lunch at a Vietnamese place in BoxHill, ordered chicken in vermicelli soup, plain, tasty and hopefuly low in calories. Sodium is the risk factor for that dish. Had left over chicken curry for dinner. Had a few biscuits, should be ok.

Went to Genisis fitness Gym to talk about their services and membership. I contacted three local gyms and Genisis was the only one that was super friendly and helpful, and made a time for me to go in and meet with her. I went and she like 12 LOL but very lovely, showed me around and signed me to a 12 month membership with a get out clause if I move house. Its only $17 a week ( less than the price of a single casual class) no joining fee. They have Body Pump, Body Step, Body Vive, body Step, Body Combat, two squash courts, spa and sauna, heaps of cardio equipment, heaps of weights, a cycle room, a lounge area, a 25 m pool.

I'm so proud of where I am. I am loving getting fitter and healthier. I laugh when I think about how every day I consider which gym classes or work I'll do the next day. I love how focused I am on health and fitness and I love how good I feel. I feel in control, and very lucky to be not working so I can focus on this stuff. I bought anlittle dress/tunic in Toorak the other day, so cute! And I know I could not wear that if I weighed 5kg more than I do now. In it feel pretty and feminine. I know I'm a bigger girl, but I feel sexy and fab.

Monday, September 26, 2011


So I'm up almost 700grams in a day. This is because Sunday is my treat night, but I had no desert, no snacks. I plan to be extremely careful today and tomorrow for my weigh in on Wed which I need to be 89.1kg to make a one kilo loss in the last week. I'm a bit could I put on 700g overnight Sunday and lose that by Wednesday morning - yikes! Well, time will tell.

I have decided to join my local gym/recreation centre. It's $38 a fortnight and worth it since I do two pump classes a week. I might start doing laps in the pool and start to use the gym too, and maybe try a different type of class like Body Combat. I stopped going to Body Balamce though in was enjoying it. It's just that I am so focused on burning calories I just feel it's not high enough intensity for my current purposes.

Today I'm doing a blog questionnaire from the Courage To Start Blog here

1. Describe yourself in 25 words or less.
Warm, loving, soulful, powerful, flawed, soft and beautiful.

2. What brings you to 12wbt?
Weight loss primarily brings me to the 12WBT. I'm getting older and I want t be as fit and healthy a I can so I can get the most out of life as long as I can. I've always loved life and being in hospital earlier this year gave me a newfound appreciation for life.

3. Why do you blog?
I blog because it keeps me focused on weight goals, and it also gives me a reference to reflect back on. I find it healthy and therapeutic too.

4. Who is your biggest inspiration in life and why?
There is no one stand out as there are many people, but two that come to my mind almost immediately are John Tozer, a man I met at work, a stubborn interesting and charistmatic Buddhist man who I learned alot from and who has inspired me in ways that have made me so much better and richer and made my soul soar. The other is Eckhart Tolle, author of A New Earth for much the same reason.

5. What things in life bring you the most joy?

6.What do you think your greatest challenge is going to be this round?
Sticking with it to the end.

7. What are you most excited about 12wbt?
The possibilities.

8. And what scares the pants off you?
The possibility that I will not see it through.

9. Tell me - right now - today - how do you feel about exercise in no more than 10 words
Challenged at the thought of it, excited by the achievement of it. ( ok that was 12 words)

10. Complete this sentence - in 12 weeks time - on the last day of 12wbt I am going to be feeling ____ on top of the world, like I can do anything, totally inspired.

Went to Body Pump tonight, but only burned 300 cals. Butit was a slow class, maybe it depends on the instructor. Inam finding that various instructors are doing different older versions of the class instead of the version for now and I think this is because the current version is so lunge heavy. I'm trying to work out which gym to go to because my local doesn't have body combat and the classes are sporadic. There is one 10 minutes away, and it has more classes but it's not as nice and it's very expensive. So I found a Genisis gym a few minutes away and it has Thump Boxing classes, Body Combt, Sh Bam and a pool and lots of pump classes. So I have a meeting at 5pm tomorrow there.

I need to choose a gym or else will be going to all three and paying $20 a session which is too much.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

89kg Woo Hoo

89kg today. Hoping....aiming to be 89.1kg at least for my weigh in on Wednesday.
Did SSS and burned 800 cals again....DVD+ elliptical and a pump class. It made me feel awesome, on top of the world, later that day I bought myself a new blouse, a pretty flowing light one for summer.

So far have avoided the flu my son has. I'm taking immune boosters and gargling with betadine. I get tingles in my throat but seem to be keeping that at bay with the gargling. I so want to avoid it!

Thinking out aloud, if I can lose 400 g by mid week 2
1kg week 3
500g week 4
1kg week 5
500g week 6 and so on, I can be 87kg by week 5 and
86kg week 6
85.5kg week 8
84.5kg week 9
84kg week 10
83kg week 11.... OMG that would be awesome!
82.5kg week 12 Dec 4
81.5kg Dec 11
81kg Dec 18
I could be in the 70kg range by end of the year if I don't over indulge during Christmas! What a great motivation to be good during Cristmas!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Yippee! 89.4kg Back in the 80's

So happy to be 89.4kg this morning. I'm definitely progressing well. A month ago I was 92.4kg, 3kg lost in a month... not too bad, but not super great. 5kg would be super great in a month. I wonder how on Body Trim people lose an average of 5kg in the first week....seems impossible.

Anyway, I'm happy because I'm exercising and eating well, and losing weight. I'm not following the 12WBT to the letter, but I am focusing in 1200 cals a day in food, 500 cals a day burned and its working. I love trying her recipes, they are inspiring in their healthiness and simplicity.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

90kg getting there

Ok heading down again. I expect to be in the 89.7 kg range in a few days.I'm looking forward to being 87 kg so I know I won't go into 90kg overnight. Of course under 85kg is more ideal for that!

To lose 1kilo I need to be 89.1kg next Wednesday. Some people on the 2WBT lost 1.5kg and over 2kg in just one week. I don't know how that is achieved. It feelsimpossible formme. If I lose 500 g every week I'll be happy, any more is a bonus.

Today I bought a top size L in a regular store - I love doing that.... fitting into clothes in regular stores :)

Wed was a slow flat day again, that is two Wednesdays in a row. Not sure if it's because I am not losing as much as I wanted on weigh in day or something else. I'll see how I go next week.

Today was not so good. Got up, burned 300 cals, felt so tired. Had some appointments to get ready for, went out, was on the road and needed lunch. Had a piadina....a thick pita bread with procuitto rocket and cheese .... so not ideal and I'm sure how many cals. For dinner i had a lite n easy meal. So I think I stayed around or about 1200 cals. But I also had 5 cream biscuits, so I sat there feeling guilty for a few hours and then got on the elliptical and burned another 200 cals. Still not ideal, but it could be worse.

Son is very sick with the flu so I'm hoping to avoid it. I went to the chemist and ended up with some immunity booster tablets. Let's hope they work. The good news is I am using my food diary every day, I am exercising every day. I am not eating Michelles food strictly but I am eating 1200 cals a day and under 30-40grams of fat. I feel good. I am focused. So all is generally good. It's just that some days I feel very tired. And many days I'd really like to just pig out on cake and pork spare ribs :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

90.1kg 2nd weigh in. 400g a week loss

A 400 gram loss is definitely heading in the right direction. However I was very flat and rather crushed that it was not more like an 800g loss. Stupidly I had 3 huge bowls of broccoli soup yesterday. I made it for the family and had some and more. I thought that it was a low cal type of food and would be ok, but it seems I was wrong since I out on 200g over night.

I got so disheartened when I saw on the 12WVT forum that alot of people lost 1kg, 1.5kg, over 2nd in the time I cost 400 grams. But some people stuck to the program and put on weight and I really feel for them. I'm sure if we all just keep going, in 12 weeks things will even out and be good.

I'm aiming for > 400 g loss next Wednesday. I want to get solidly in the the 87s will make me not at risk of ever waking up finding myself in the 90s again. I need to be constant with my efforts. I need to focus. I need to take things one day at a time.

Next Tuesday, I want to have no snacks and no dinner to optimize the results for the Wednesday weigh in.

I think Sunday 4th December is the final day of Round 3 12 WBT. I want to be 85kg or less by then, I really really really do!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

89.9kg at last! Goal 1 Reached

I thought the day would never come when I'd see it, well it felt like that but in truth I knew if I oerservered i would see it.
It's been alot of work and self discipline. It feels very rewarding.
I am so comfortable in the 80's. It's still big, but I'm comfortable here.

I know my weight will probably be up tomorrow morning and I am yoyo-ing down, it's how it goes with me.
85 is my goal weight, in the 85's but I'd like to be under 85 and stay there.
I'm close. It's weird to think that I was 100kg at christmas, then sick and 85kg in March. Then 92.5kg in August.
I'm heading in the right direction.

I did a 45 minute cardio workout on the Wii, MyFitnessCoach and burned 400 cals this morning.
I need to burn 1000 cals on a Satursday accordingto the 12 WBT, but I'm not sure I can or will do that.

Friday, September 16, 2011


I think the 80's will never come!!! I have to be patient.
I'm very proud of myself. I did the MyFitnesTrainer DVD on the Wii yesterday, did an hours workout, burned 400 cals. Made the fish patties last night, healthy and delicious. Served them with a Salad of fresh rocket, yellow capsicum, fresh mango, marinated artichokes, tomato and balsamic dressing.
This morning I wentto pump class. Found it hard in bits but so glad I went. Burned 400 calories.
So the 80's should hit soon :)

Thursday, September 15, 2011


I am so happy. I was feeling flat and lethargic after a few weeks of being good. It's like my body and my mind said "enough of this, give up now so we can go back to being sedentary, eating chocolate and cake etc".

Realizing that I was only burning 200 cals, not 500 when I got a new HRM, and then realizing I should burn 500+ cals a day it got tiring walking for an hour and a half. I got ankle weights but they cause blisters. Tried them on my wrists but they cause circulation issues in my hands. Haven't been going to pump classes.

Yesterday I did no exercise, but before bed I got myself on the elliptical and burned 250 cals.
This morning I used the Wii My Fitness Coach - Get in Shape and burned 500 calls in an hours.
Feel so good I did that.

Had a Lite n Easy Dinner last night and a Lite N Easy lunch today. Suspect they have alot more carbs than Michelle's food but as long as I stick to 1200 cals and burn 500 a day, I should be a-ok!

I'm so close to seeing the 80's again. It feels very good. It is so hard to lose weight. I don't ever to climb up again.
I want to see myself at the end of this 12 week challenge, around 10th December at around 85kg or less.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


First weigh in day on the 12WBT. I'm half a kilo from where I wanted to be, but I'm happy to be just half a kilo from my first goal - to get back into the 80's. It was only a month ago I was 92.5kg and rising up and I had to put a stop to that. I have reversed the trend and I am feeling good for it.

I am eating well.
Burning 500 cals is getting me down, it's just so many calories to burn and I am getting tired.
But I will keep going!

Monday, September 12, 2011

90.4kg Day One 12 WBT Round 3

My goal was to be in the 80 kilo range by today. I did not achieve that but I did lose 2kg so I am very happy with that and so glad to be on track and heading in the right direction. It's took a while to get into the swing of things. I was snacking and eating big, so although in was exercising alot I was putting on weight. Recording my food in my iPad app MyNetDiary every day made me realize what I was eating and how much I was snacking and I gradually got better with food.

I bought Michelle Bridges cook book and starting trying some of those recipes. I found I like mountain bread, I get the lite one it's so thin and lite and nice to eat. Before now I hated wraps.

Burning 500 cals is really hard for me. It takes an hour and a half and I get sick and tired of it. I used to burn 100 cals every ten minutes, now I only burn 70 cals every 10 minutes and nit gets me down a bit sometimes. So I try to do a bit on the elliptical. I have the cardio shredder DVD, Wii Zumba, Wii personal trainer....but have not used them yet. Need to work out how to mix it all up.

Now that I understand that I need deficit calories to lose weight, cals eaten - BMR - cals burned = deficit cals. 7000 deficit cals a week equates to a kilo of weight loss. So it motivates me to max my cals burned and min my cals eaten.

I am determined to be less than 85kg by Christmas and I'm prepared to work hard to get there. I am not prepared to give up restaurants, but I'll make it work.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


So happy to see 90.2nd on the scales. I am so close tom breaking into the 80's. But I know tomorrow will be higher, it's just how it goes. I was ok today but I ate my 1200 in cals and did next to no exercise...feeling flat and tired.

Friday, September 9, 2011


Well I'm still in the 90kg range. I felt like I eaten so much I would be over 92kg again. Last night I had various bits and pieces, silly to do. Three days til Monday so I'll just keep going and do my best til Monday....and then keep on going. Every bit counts, and I just need to keep heading in the right direction.

It's pouring with rain this morning so no walk. Got on the elliptical and burned 100 cals. Need to do that 4 more time urgh. I used to burn 100 calories every 10 minutes but now it is 70 cals per 10 minutes. The fitter I get the harder it is to burn the calories.

I am what I am today, because of the choices aide yesterday.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Too scared to weigh myself today

Did not weigh myself today. I was thinking that if my weight blew out too much it might demotivated me, make me feel down so I just did not do it. Burned 500 cals on the elliptical going on and off during the morning. Had muesli for breakfast and a mountain wrap with watercress, schpeck and a little cream cheese for lunch. Having fish for dinner, probably baked fish and a salad.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

90.9kg set back

I don't know why but yesterday and today I ate too much, and ate two rows of Lindt chocolate as well. I must have lost focus. I did exercise, and today I burned 600 cals. But it's not good enough. To reach the 80's again I need to be focused and not lapse again. Only 4 days to go.

My objective is to be very good with and focused on thai goal to be in the 80s by Monday.
Monday night is a birthday dinner night, so I have to work hard to make my goal and not get set back too much by Tuesday.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

90.3kg exactly what I wanted today

Yes! 90.3kg. It's what I predicted for today, it is what I worked for the last few days. I am so close to getting back into the 80's.
I'm still very tired. Burned 200 cals this morning on the elliptical. I don't have the energy to do more. Maybe tonight.
I'll need to do another 400 cals if I am to see the 80's tomorrow.
Mostly I need to make sure the rest of my day is very low cal.
Had muesli for breakfast and spoilt myself and had 4 little lamb French cutlets for lunch with a little mushrooms in sauce, and a slice of toast.
I think it might need to be a seafood Tom Yum for tonight.
Man I'm finding this all very much alot of hard work on my body and mentally too in the last few weeks.I have to concentrate and focus so much to get results. I look forward to being able to relax a little and having alot of this just come naturally