Addressing my demons and I WILL be wearing a size 12 jean by CHRISTMAS!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Time to blog... I’m at work and a little bored... not a great start for the first day back after a long weekend!

I weighed myself this morning, and I was up about 2lbs... Not happy with that. I’m hoping it is related to sodium and will fall off. We ate out at a Japanese restaurant twice this weekend and went out for an over-indulgent Greek on Saturday night without the girls. I only drank alcohol on that Saturday but drank too much. I also only managed 1 C25K session all weekend – but we went for another of our mammoth walks yesterday – about 2.5hours and we walked at a reasonable pace.

I really need to focus more on weekends. I am always bad at weekends and I know this. This is what has hindered my progress every week since I signed up with Spark People in February... this is why I have only lost 15lbs when I should have lost double that at least. I was doing no exercise and now I am up to around 1500 minutes per month, if not more. In February I hadn’t even considered that I would end up doing this much exercise – and running? I would have laughed at that idea! What happened to that little 10 minute DVD in the morning before work... that was all I was doing and yet, I lost more weight that first month than I have in the following months put together! It’s weekends... it’s eating too much – STILL! I know portion sizes. I know this stuff. It’s not rocket science! I am eating the right things but too much of them... consistently. This is why I am not losing weight.

So, focus on food. That is my motto for the next 12 weeks. The BLC challenge starts tomorrow. I want to lose around 16lbs... it would be lovely to hit 170lbs by the end of the challenge. It will also be amazing to run carrying less weight. My next half marathon coincides with the last week of the BLC challenge. I CAN do this and I WILL do this. Portion control. No mindless snacking. Exercise I have no problem with – the only issue is fitting it in sometimes. I need to motivate myself to get up and do a 10minute dvd in the mornings before work. I did it before and I should do it again. It would be like free additional exercise minutes before I even think about it.

Oh, and I found – when I cook, whether it’s baking or meal prep, if I’m chewing gum I don’t pick at food or lick spoons or bowls! So, I will keep chewy in the kitchen! Woo hoo! I learnt that this weekend. I will be a constant chewer!

On Sunday, I popped out and bought some jeans in the Old Navy two for one sale. I bought a size 14 ( I currently wear a loose 16) and a size 12. The 14s fit, but do enhance a bit of a tire around my middle so I will wait for a little while before I wear those – and I WANT TO WEAR THE 12s BY CHRISTMAS! I can do this and I WILL DO THIS! Wouldn’t it be great to wear a size 10 pair by my birthday in February?!? I can’t remember the last time I wore that size – I think I only ever had one or two items that were that size when I was younger(a UK or Australian size 12 as the sizes are bigger in North America).

FOOD is my demon. I will overcome you – I will beat you down! I WILL be your master not your slave! Now, did that make me sound like a Viking or what!!! Bring on the challenge! ROAR!!! ROAR!!! ROARRRRRR!!!!!! Hee hee!

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  • no profile photo CD10364891
    I also have added a *lot* of exercise but end up getting stuck with the food piece of it. We'll get there though :). You can definitely fit the 12's by Christmas! emoticon
    3541 days ago
    Yes you can get into those size 12's by Christmas. Oh weekends are my downfall as well. I do good all week and fall apart on the weekend. We can get that under control.
    3541 days ago
  • ANG14FAN
    :-) I Know you will get in that 12 by Christmas. Food is a tough one for me too-stuff is too yummy.

    3541 days ago
    I can't chew gum due to a leaky filling but I got my husband
    to cook....lol......works for me...........

    You will be wering those jeans by Christmas and they WILL BE
    LOOSE on you.

    Go Abi go,
    3541 days ago
    Yes you CAN and yes you WILL!!!!! get it Abi get it emoticon

    Hehe I definitely like your viking roar. It's so easy to get despondent and frustrated with the areas that consistently trip us up. But I LOVE that you have a plan of attack and are determined to stomp on it!

    You've hit it in so many areas I know you can hit this too. Keep at it I have faith in you.

    Go viking go!!! emoticon emoticon
    3541 days ago
    Love this blog! I am exactly in the same place...well except I still have issues with food AND exercise. haha You definitley are further along your weight loss journey then I am and I still have more demons to overcome then you do. :)

    But I too will be victorious! Thanks again...oh and love the gum chewing idea during cooking, I will try that tonight. :)
    3541 days ago
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