I broke the streak... but let me beat it next time!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

OK... so not the best decision... but perhaps the better choices.

Yesterday, Mark and I had a day off for an appointment downtown. It was in the morning but before we left, we went for a swim... Mark more for a soak in the hot tub but I did my usual swimming session, 5 minutes swim, 5 minutes walking in the water then repeat for a total of 30 minutes.

After our appointment, Mark suggested going to the All-You-Can-Eat Japanese place as we don’t go often, it’s super busy at weekends and more expensive with the kids so as they were at daycare he assumed we’d be going and twisted my arm into going. Anyway I didn’t eat any sushi rolls, I only ate salmon and tuna sashimi (quite a bit), salads, vegetable teriyaki, miso soup and one gyoza. Listing that out now, it seems quite a lot of food. I did put it all in my tracker though. I was careful for the rest of the day but again, did my usual nibbling (but tracking it) session at the end of the day. I also broke my streak for 8 glasses of water a day. That’s because I forgot to take water with me when we went out. Silly mistake.

Anyway, this morning I got up again at 5.30 to do my Walk it Out workout. I think on Saturday I’ll try the next workout on the DVD.

Tomorrow is my weigh day but it is also my heaviest time of the month so I will see how I go. I worked out if I can remain consistent, I can be almost, if not at goal by the time we go back to Australia for my brother’s wedding in October. I have 7 months. If I lose between 4-5kgs a month I will be there. I can already picture what it will be like to see all our friends back in Sydney and what they will say when they see I have lost so much weight. It’s an exciting thought and a nice goal. I will reassess it every month to keep myself on track – and also keep my expectations real as that is quite a high expectation. How wonderful will it be to chose a wonderful dress to wear rather than one that just hides the rolls around my middle.

My biggest challenge will be the Alaskan Disney Cruise we have just booked for May. We got a really good deal as we picked an inside room and paid now. However, I believe I can be strong and focus on things other than food while I’m there. I will chose wisely from menus, avoid French fries and anything fried really... and will make sure I leave something on every plate, except salad plates! I will also use the fitness facilities on board and keep my activity levels high!

I’m also enjoying the Wii fit. I have tried The Biggest Loser game and have enjoyed that more, so far, than the Wii Fit + game. I didn’t like standing on the board and hearing “oh... Obese” when it was weighing me... hopefully I can get down to just overweight quickly! Obese has such bad connotations and when I look at myself in the mirror I don’t think of myself as obese just “fat”. Tomorrow I will try to take a “fat” picture of myself and post it on my Spark Page so I can look at it and get motivated to change. One Spark Members page that I really liked showed the change in her face as she lost more and more weight. What a great motivator!

I have not yet created my visual motivation collage. I have thought of a picture to add... I should look for a picture of a great dress to wear at the wedding. Perhaps also a picture of a family riding bikes. I’ve never liked bike riding, I always get tired knees, my bum always aches on the seat... but it would be really good if we could all ride bikes together. The girls are still a bit young but it would be nice to cycle together when they are a little older.

Anyway, back to work for me... Tomorrow I have the day off by myself so I will get some swimming in again, do some wii fit and do some writing. Then it’s the weekend!
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