Monday, January 23, 2017

Week 7 Day 1



3km run/walk

1/2 pce of cake + coffee
PB&J on Toast + coffee
Ham, Cheese and tomato toastie + coffee


Morning: 3hrs on table

Afternoon: Ordering and Printing on campus

Night: finish Table

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Blessed Weigh in Wednesday and Some Goal Setting!

First up, some numbers:

Start: 72.2
Now: 71.4
This week's loss: 800g

Phew! Now I have that out of the way, let's move on to the good stuff!


I'm going to go really light on the goal setting.

I want to lose 20kg, not in one round though.. 6-8kg would be awesome, 10kg would be out of this world! I think I'd be concerned if I lost the full 20kg in one round!

I'd like to get 10000 steps a day for most days (say one or two days a week excepted).
I'd like to do some regular yoga, and start back with some running.
I'd like to start tennis or swimming maybe, and see how I go back in the gym. 
I'd like to do some classes, maybe get back into the floor weights.

I just feel too delicate to put out big arse goals.  I just want to be better then right now.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Refresh, Renew, Revive!

I am starting this blog again!  Its been way too long and this blog was so successful in helping me get through everything!

So here I am, nearly four years later, about to start the September 2016 round of 12wbt 12kg heavier then my last weigh in in 2012.

It's not for lack of trying either: I've signed up to multiple challenges and this is my 12th round of 12wbt now!

But I've been bringing my past into it and putting pressure on myself.  Wanting to do lean and strong, wanting to run 5-10km when I haven't done much running in years!  This time I am coming in clean.  Like I've never done it before.

So that amazing person up there.. she is going to do this.  And do it well!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Fit and Fabulous February 2013

A wonderful friend has started a challenge on Facebook – Fit and Fabulous February 2013.  Her blog:  I’ve decided to take part in an effort to keep my goals simple.. I have a tendency to overcomplicate things.. expect perfection immediately and then cry failure when it doesn’t happen!  I’m concentrating on exercise at first as I really just need to get out of the house!

1. go to bed by 10:30pm every night
2. Eight visits to the gym minimum (2 per week)
3. Get four weeks of my Zombie training done.
4. Find my happy place again!

Yup, pretty simple!

Today is Day 2

Yesterday was a bit of a blah.. I didn’t achieve anything toward these goals!  Not only that.. my bedtime was 3am this morning!

Now I have a sleep hangover.. a nagging headache and tight sore neck!

Today I am setting up my Habits Pro with my exercise routine – just starting with my 3 goals at first this month (will add more as I go).photo

I will take another image of this at the end of Feb and hopefully it will be full of ticks for each four items!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Paleo: in the beginning!

Ron Wolf's 'The Paleo solution' is my current reading title on my kindle app for my new iPad (I'm using the blogger app for the first time too!). I'm finding it very interesting - it appeals to the scientist in me in that it is well supported by research as well as being informative and easy to read. Net result is that I've decided to give it a go! I've been low carbing on and off in my weightless attempts anyway so it shouldn't be too hard to transition to complete Paleo. I'm still wavering over yogurt and milk in my tea, and I'm not sure how far the kids will take it but there is nothing like jumping in head first, eyes closed!

Shopping was interesting to say the least! Not quite a case of going round the outside.. Rather more like dashing in and out of aisles trying to work out where all bits and pieces are. Like nut butters and coconut oil. I forgot bacon though! That's what I forget for going in without a shopping list or any kind of list at all!

The best fun was when I got home. To help in my 'preparation' for the week I decided to organise my meals for the week a bit. I started with the chicken and turkey mince.. the chicken mince became meatloaf (broccoli and cauliflower went into the food processor to make a vegie breadcrumb, eggs, some tomato sauce and garlic and then baked) and is now in the freezer ready for lunches. The turkey mince became burgers ready to cook up, an egg, more broc/cauli, some honey, shallots, and a dash of sweet chilli sauce. And then I cooked up some chicken and mango kebabs for lunch along with a nice big salad included a 1/4 of an avocado! It was a bit plain, but I thought quite yummy (kids weren't keen on cooked mango though). Will have to look into a marinade though!

I've had a bit of chocolate - some cadbury favourites made their way into my home by accident - and I've had a bit of milk in my cuppa this morning, but other then that I have eaten paleo only. I'm not feeling gassy or bloated, I feel quite good really.

I think I might enjoy this!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Taking a moment to reflect on why.

I really want to do well this round and, in the past, this has meant trying to ‘win’ an award.. after all, it is the ultimate reward to receive external accolades for your progress.   But this time is different.  I don’t ‘want’ to win, and I don’t to measure my success by how others judge my transformation.  I want to achieve success by own standard, to be proud of myself.. and to have that be enough.

I don’t know if I will put in for consideration for the finale awards this round. It depends on how my mindset is going in regards to requiring external validation.  If I feel I can be happy with my results without receiving that award.. genuinely.. then I will submit for it.  I need to be sure in my mind that I know that the award is not a measure of my success but just a bonus given to just a few out of many who deserve it!

This is really hit home after seeing so many amazing photos of the changes people have made in a short 3mths – I really don’t know how the 12wbt team could possibly choose between them (I certainly don’t envy them the task!).

A huge congratulations to all the L&S winners past and present, and to the many more who achieved fantastic results on the program but didn’t get to stand up on stage!  You all deserve medals!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Round 4 Starting Point

12wbt Round 4 Start

Argh!  So… not a pretty picture but I know that this is a true reflection of my current diet and lifestyle.  I’m not happy with where I am but I do know that losing 8kg in 12 weeks is very achievable and my after photos will be fabulous!  In 12 weeks I will be submitting my final photos.. I will be 51kg, and will be at a point where muscle definition is beginning to show.  I’m not sure about my abs, I have a lot of work to do to get to that point but I think it will be where I see the most improvement given it is the area with the most scope for change!


  • to lose 8kg or more
  • to quit smoking
  • to begin walking each morning as way to greet the day
  • to get my running fitness back to occasional 5-10km runs
  • reduce my waist measurement significantly
  • and to lift heavy shit!

I will define ‘lift heavy shit’ more once I have got back to the gym, I need to work out where my weights are right now and then work out where I can get to.  

I am looking forward to this journey and already enjoying a change in diet. Watch this space people!