Monday, 30 April 2012

54 days till lift off!

Since the trip to the hospital and my emergency eating mistakes I am very much back on track.  I did a killer Tae bo workout this morning for 50 minutes that actually made me scream in pain!!  (Gosh isn't this fun!!! note the element of sarcasm in my writing)  I have to say I do wish getting fit and losing weight was as easy as eating a large bar of chocolate or a cream filled donut.

'Bologna, Italy'
Don't the two things seems unbalanced?!! It's so very easy to put those pounds on but my goodness don't you have to work hard to get them off again!  My arms actually ache today as I type from my workout, so goodness only knows what they will feel like tomorrow!

I know I have mentioned it before but it is amazing what a goal can do to help you with your weight loss.  I know my enthusiasm was really starting to wain and then finding out about our trip to Italy boosted me hugely (understatement of the year).  I think one of the keys to weight loss as it's really not an overnight miracle is having goals and prizes for yourself. 

My very first goal was 10% of my body weight and I had promised myself when I reached it I would go for a back massage.  Something I never do and never find time for but I absolutely promised myself that's what I would do.   When I reached 10% it took me a couple of weeks to actually get there but I went to my massage and it felt all the more special knowing it was my 'prize' an hour free of distraction just me time, it was totally awesome.

I would absolutely love to know how you all motivate yourself, please leave me a message and let me know.

The other thing that works well for me is the most revolting picture I took of myself half starkers at my biggest.  I keep this in my weight watchers book and when I am tempted to overeat I first look at my picture and if I still want to overeat after looking at it then I can....I never do!!

Baby Fair Fun!!
The other thing I have been doing over the last few days is trying to raise some spending money for our trip of a lifetime!  Yesterday we went to the Plunket baby fair in Howick and did really well, much better than I imagined.  I have also been giving those sites on facebook a go, you know the sites like 'The Howick Advertiser' or 'Hibiscus Coast Buy & Sell' and they work pretty well.  I was getting so fed up with the auction sites and the increase in commissions and thought I would give it a go.

What I really like is that they are local so no having to post anything, people just come and collect which really appeals.  I gotta wonder though what's in it for the people who set up the pages though.  I know my friend that set up the brilliant Howick Grapevine (the first and most original!) found it totally exhausting, it became a full time occupation moderating the page.  Don't get me wrong I love these sites but they are totally a labour of love.  I wonder if facebook will start introducting ways for people who run these pages to earn money through them...who knows!  Technology and the web is moving so fast who knows where it will end up next.

I thought I might try a couple of the boot fair/ markets around as well.  My brother told me about one out at Browns Bay I think it was.  The only thing is to get a stall you apparently need to get there for about 4.30am which seems a little insane but thought I might give it a go.  I have so much stuff to get rid of, my junk has been creeping up on me.  I will be like one of those hoarders you see on those television programs 'Life of Grime' if I don't shift some of it soon!

Only one more week before I will own my dress outright!!  I went in and tried it on again this week, the lady in the shop is so nice she genuinely doesn't seem to mind me popping in on a weekly basis to try on my dress.  With 54 days left till we fly out I think I am simply going to explode with excitement!!  In some ways I am kind of glad I have this weight loss journey to focus on as it's making the time fly by.  I wonder if I will lose the 20 pounds before we fly.  Weight watchers wasn't on last week but according to my own scales the last week and a half I have lost 5 pounds so rock on Wednesday for once I can't wait to jump on those scales!! 

I think I have also decided how I want my haircut, now I just need to find a good hairdresser!  I like the colour of the hair too, so if anyone knows a really good hairdresser in the Hibiscus coast area, give me a shout!!

Have a great day folks!

Kate x


  1. Grate post.I really like this post!!I've read a few similar posts recently but I don't think I've ever read one that so perfectly expresses my own opinions on the matter.

    1. Thanks Diet Doctor glad you enjoyed it :-)


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