Sunday 7 September 2014

Sunday weigh-in : Back in the game !

I once watched a TV programme where a woman was trying to give up smoking and her counsellor made her chainsmoke for hours on end until she felt sick of cigarettes. I always think that's a bit like what August is like for dieting - after a whole month of pigging out on holiday, I always come back craving soups and salads. I also now have my FitBug Orb for motivation so this week has been great - every day I've been well under my 1700 calorie target and I've been astounded at how far I walk on a daily basis (Sunday 5km, Monday 12km, Tuesday 12km, Wednesday 9km, Thursday 12km, Friday 9km, Saturday 3km - that's a total of 62km !)

I was actually looking forward to jumping on the scales this morning (especially as I've gone back to my bad habit of weighing in daily to check progress so I knew it would be good news !) : 87.6kg, a 1.4kg loss in a week. Go me !

Positives of the week

- The FitBug Orb is great for keeping me on track, seeing how far I've walked and checking calories. On the days I ate at the canteen and discovered how heavy the calories were, I opted for a salad or sandwich in the evening to even things out.

- I loved seeing that I'd walked over 60km this week without changing anything in my routine.

- I've learnt that dancing with the kids to gangnam style and oh lé lé on the mini disco cd is a great way of breaking up a sweat while having a laugh

- I lost 1.4kg but psychologically, going from 89 to 87 point something and weight lost from 4.7 to 6.1 makes it sound more ! I also love pounds because they go quicker than kilos - my badges went from 51lb to go/10lb lost to 48lb to go/13lb lost. My ticker went from 5 to 6kg lost. Great to see them all movingin the right direction ! :)

Current targets 

Last week's target : Use the Fitbug every day to track everything - calories, activity, sleep ... I'm actually really keen to kick off on upping the exercise and reducing calories but I'm supposed to do a normal week first to help set targets. I guess one week won't make much difference !  (DONE althought I can't get the sleep tracking to work)

This week's targets : Walk at least 50km again plus add in a wii fit run or mini disco dancing session. Lose 1kg.

Short-term targets 21kg to lose sounds a lot but breaking it down, aiming for 1kg a week, that's only about 5 months - first target, get my "weight to lose" badge down into the 40's (it's currently on 51lb) by next week (done), second goal - get back to 85.6kg, my pre-holiday weight, by the end of September.

Longer-term targets :  Hit my target weight of 68kg. 

STILL TO GO : 19.6kg

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