Monday, July 8, 2013

May have had a bit too much fun this weekend

This weekend was amazing in all aspects except diet and exercise

One of my closest friends was down from Sydney and we over indulged to the max
She is such a bad influence...but I know it's my fault for giving in so easily

On Friday, we spent the day shopping in the city. We walked and walked and walked so I used that as an excuse to eat. We went to grill'd for lunch, I'd never been there but I'd heard it was dangerous calorie wise. I stuck to the mixed vegetable salad because I was able to check the calories on their website. A few hours later, we had time to kill so we decided to get a coffee. We ended up at San churro...again, I'd never been there. My friend was telling me all about how amazing their hot chocolate is...especially the peanut butter melt. I knew I was in for a killer calorie filled dessert, but I didn't want her to feel bad for drinking it alone so I gave in and had one. Bloody amazing! Definitely worth it. For dinner, we went to groove lounge. Again, I was planning on having something light, but my sister and friend were indulging in pizza and pasta and I didn't want to fill like the odd one out. I stupidly decided to get the gnocchi which was laden with cream. I felt so sick afterwards.

Saturday we ate quite well, but I drank. I stuck to clear shots and vodka waters so it wasn't too bad.

Sunday we ended up at cold rock. It was delicious but sickeningly sweet.

Last night I went to max Brenner for the first time. Wasn't worth it!

I don't know what came over me. It's like I just gave up. I went to give for two hours yesterday but I slept in this morning so didn't make it to my morning session today. I really cannot be bothered to go to Zumba tonight but I'm sure ill just JFDI and drag myself there

Not looking forward to weigh in tomorrow. Lets hope I haven't ruined all my efforts on one naugh weekend!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Week 8 Milestone Weigh In

Woohooo Loss of 1.4kg this morning!!

I was really nervous about this weigh in because:
- didn't go to gym on Friday or Saturday
- went out drinking on Friday (straight shots only, and vodka waters)
- Slept in until 1pm on Saturday
- Went out for dinner on Saturday (Huge Lamb and CousCous Salad...which I ate all of!)
- exceeded my calorie intake about 3 out of the 7 days

But I was also hopeful that I'd lose a big number because:
- worked out for two hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and for 4 hours! on Thursday!
- I've been wearing my bodymedia armband religiously and am recording every calorie, ensuring that I burn at least 1200 calories more than I consume

Total loss in these 8 weeks = 9.6kg
Totall loss since pre season= 11.9kg!

Current weight is 75.1kg
At the beginning of this journey, my goal was to weigh 75kg
I still have 4 weeks to go!! If I weigh 72kg by the end of this challenge, I will be over the fricken moon!
I already am though. I am so proud of myself and I feel amazing already

Took my measurements this morning also:

Total Changes:
Bust: -7cm
Waist: -11cm
Hips -9cm
Thigh -9cm
Arm -2cm

Total cms lost: 38cms!!

I am so excited to head to Europe now. I'm feeling more comfortable, more fit, and loving myself alot more

3 weeks until I fly out!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Weigh in Week 7

Loss of 800 grams this week
I seem to have an obvious trend going on...big loss one week followed by a mediocre loss
Glad to have lost that much though as I came down with a nasty sore throat and cold this week which left me very unmotivated and tired
I felt something coming on on Sunday when I could not muster up any energy at Zumba...was a waste of a class really
Couldn't get out of bed on Monday either...and felt quite lazy and annoyed at myself for sitting on the couch all day
Stopped feeling sorry for myself yesterday though and managed to burn 250 cals on the treadmill followed by 500 cals at Zumba
I also got my new Polar FT7 HRM which I absolutely love! Certainly makes a huge difference in my workouts when I know how hard I am working
Went to the gym bright and early this morning and burnt 450 cals...was not going to leave until I reached at least 400!
Off to step class tonight.

Total weight lost in the past 7 weeks = 8.2kg!
Since Preseason- 10.5

Very happy with my results so far
at this rate, there's no reason why I shouldnt reach my ultimate goal of 55kg by my 25th birthday at the end of January!

In exactly 4 weeks, I'll be jetting off to Europe, so if I can lose at least another 3-4kg I'll be over the moon!!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

32 days...

Until I'm off to Europe!
I cannot wait. These past 6 weeks, I have worked my ass off to be as fit as I can be for my travels
I'm headed to Malta for 6 weeks, but I'd also like to do some travelling while I'm there
I've had my eye on a few different tours, but finally booked one yesterday...

A trek through the 5 villages of the Cinque Terre in Italy!

Yes, you read correctly...a TREK!
Some days we could be hiking for up to 8 hours =S

I'm a bit nervous, but I decided to suck it up and set myself a challenge
Plus, I'm sure views like below will be well worth the trek!

I don't think I will train for the trek, but I will be working extra hard to increase stamina and endurance

Yesterday, I did a total of 4 hours at the gym over the day! 12WBT workout in the morning, cardio and weights during the day at our work gym and then a double of combat and zumba at night

If that doesn't kill me, then I'm sure the trek will be a breeze :P

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


I am absolutely loving life at the moment and am on such a high
But there are times where I still struggle with fat days and feeling sorry for myself
So I started rummaging through all my old photos and came across this beauty

In three years, I have lost 50kg

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Week 6 Weigh In... Half Way Mark!!

I am so fricken happy this morning
Weighed in at 77.3kg...That's a whopping 1.8kg loss!
I am absolutely loving this program
Based on my bodymedia data, If I continue to lose at this rate (Avg 1.2kg p/week) I should get close to 70kg by Malta in week 11!
Ummm yess!!!!
Let's keep moving!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sneaky weigh in!!

Decided that a mid-week weigh in is appropriate
It's far from my multiple times a day weigh in that I was used to

This weigh in was exciting. The scale read 77.9kg! That's 1.2 in 4 days!
Lets hope it stayed that way, or gets better by Wednesday

Now off to Zumba!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Killed it at the gym!

Feeling exhausted but amazing
It's been a long day today
Woke up at 4am to drive the parentals to the airport then got back home and had another two hours sleep
Missed this mornings gym session though...but I deserved a bit of slack for having to wake up so early!
It was pouring down rain all day today and I was not in the mood to go to the gym after work
However I sucked it up and JFDI!
I used to enjoy body combat but hasn't been in a while, so I decided to give that a shot again
Zumba is straight after, and I would have felt guilty if the trainer saw me at combat but didn't sty for Zumba
So I stayed, and burned 1025 calories by doing so!
Felt exhausted, but so worth it
Think I'm going to be doing the double classes every Thursday and I normally don't reach 1000 cals when I attempt the SSS

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Week 5 Weigh In

Bit disappointed with myself this week
Lost 700 grams and I know it's because of my food choices on Saturday at Chinese and the fact that I decided to have a few drinks
I know this is a lifestyle change rather than a diet, and I do enjoy a few drinks, so cutting out alcohol forever does not seem achievable. However, I shouldn't have had those drinks.
I also admit that I didn't exercise as much as I normally do.

Oh well, new week means another opportunity to kill it!

Current weight: 79.1kg

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Another red flag day

Last night my sister and I caught up with friends we had met on Contiki in America back in November. We'd decided to grab dinner before drinks and someone suggested a dumpling house in Chinatown. I admit I had a little freak out because I didn't know what to expect calorie wise with Chinese food, but I didn't want to be a party pooper so I went. Did lots of research beforehand to get an estimate of the healthiest food/alcohol options and thought I would bein control. Turned up to the dumpling house and was informed that it was an all you can eat banquet. I've never had Chinese food before, so I didn't know what to expect. Of course, all we got were dumplings, fried spring rolls, bread puddings, noodles, rice and pumpkin cakes. None of it seemed healthy, but it was my only option and I was starving. Although it was finger food, I know I overdid it on that junk. I felt gross afterwards and hated that I didn't speak up and suggest another restaurant. I wasn't planning on drinking, but again...didn't want to be the party pooper. Didn't go overboard on the drinks though. Two glasses of white wine and a glass of vodka water...yep I got a few odd looks from the bartenders, but vodka and plain old water isn't actually that bad with a squeeze of lemon or lime!
Good thing about the whole night is that we walked a lot. The rooftop bar we went to was on the eighth floor and the elevator was way too slow to wait!

Best thing I did today was waking up early and heading straight to Zumba. I normally would have slept in and sat on the couch all day, however I do not want yesterday's bad food choices ruin my streak of 1kg losses!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Not feeling it this week

I don't know what's going on, but I just cannot be bothered this week
Mentally, I'm not in. However my body just seems to get up and do what it needs to do
As much as I was so tempted to sleep in the last few days, I JFDI and got up and went straight to the gym
I was so so so exhausted last night and kept contemplating whether I should/need to go to zumba last night...I still went, but I did not work as hard as I normally do.
Maybe it's because I'd been chasing those 70's for such a long time that I feel the need to reward myself with a break? I don't know, but I'm not settling for 79.8kg. I can't afford to slack off now.
Maybe it's because it's that time of the month?
Maybe because it's bloody freezing outside?
I think of as many excuses as possible, but whether I worked hard or not, I'm still pretty proud of myself for pushing through and doing what I need to do
I have been quite peckish lately though and have exceeded my calories a little (between 50-100 extra calories a day). However I am still entering all those calories into myfitnesspal and am still wearing my bodymedia band to ensure that my calorie deficit is still about 1100
If I lose between 0.5-1kg next week then I'll be happy

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

4 Week Mini Milestone

I am so so happy this morning to report that I have passed my mini milestone of losing 3kg, and have lost 4.2kg since start week!
Weighed in at 79.8kg...that's a loss of 1.6kg whilst on holidays!!!
I am so close to my goal of 75 now and I know that I will be there by Europe at the end of July
Have also lost 14cm in total :D

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Amazing Weekend!!

Well this weekend was one of the best I've had in a long time
It's amazing how positive I've been feeling since starting the 12WBT and succeeding with it
About a month ago, my sister and I flew up to the Gold Coast to participate in the Color Run. Due to heavy rains, the run was cancelled and was rescheduled for this weekend
I was so looking forward to doing it, so we booked new flights and went up for a night to run it.

For those who don't know what the Color Run is, it is seriously the happiest 5km fun run on earth!! Well that's how they advirtise it anyways, but I certainly agree!
I have never run/walked a 5km fun run before, but the whole concept of it sounded amazing. It's inspired by the Indian colour festival. At each 1km point, volunteers shower you with different coloured powders, and by the end of it, you are covered head to toe in bright colours! My sister and I ran it with a few friends that we'd met in Europe a few years ago. It was the best day of my life!! I was so proud of myself for being able to jog the majority of the course. I felt fit, I felt happy.


I am also very very proud of myself for sticking with the 12WBT while away. We flew in Saturday afternoon, so I had my usual oats for breakfast. We didn't get to the Gold Coast until 2:30pm so by then I was starving. There weren't many healthy options once we got to my friends place, so I bought half a sweet chilli chicken wrap. I wouldn't know how many calories were in it, but to be safe, I factored in about 400 cals for lunch. For dinner, we went out to a place called Groove Train. Their menu looked delicious, and I was so tempted to have a delicious pasta meal, but because I didn't know how many calories lunch was, I settled for a grilled calamari salad with dressing on the side. I have never ever asked for dressing on the side!!! After dinner, we went to Max Brenner. Oh Em Gee!! I have never tried Max Brenner before, and I was going to get what I assumed was the healthiest option...a hot chocolate. After much consideration (the line was huge!) I decided that I wasn't going to get anything. This is huge for me! I am a self confessed chocoholic, and it took a lot of "willpower" for me to say no!

On Sunday (race day) I went out and bought an oats sachet and a banana for breakfast. I didn't want to have a heavy breakfast before running. For lunch I chose a subway Veggie Delite Wrap. I love that Subway provide you with the nutritional info!! I also had a vaalia yoghurt for protein. We had lunch quite late, so my sister and I grabbed dinner from the airport. I was a little nervous because Airport food is reknowned to be quite unhealthy, but luckily for me, there was a sumo salad there. They also provide nutritional info. After browsing the calorice content of each item, I noticed that the pea and asparagus risotto was quite low in calories. I don't know how accurate that is though. I assumed that risotto would be quite high in calories, however I chose a small serve of it anyways. According to their nutritional panel, a small serve was only 107 calories!! I also had a small, freshly squeezed strawberry, mango, watermelon and orange juice. I probably ate less than 1200 calories, however I liked that I was in control and always opted for the healthiest options.

I have not felt this good in a long time, and I cannot wait until week 11 when I head off to Europe looking amazing! This week is the 4 week mini milestone, and my goal was to lose 3kg and weigh 81.2kg. At last weeks weigh in, I weighed 81.4kg, so I'm sure that I am going to kill it!! I am so excited to get under 80kgs!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Weigh in week 2

Survived week two weigh in and didn't do too bad
Lost 0.9kg
Would have loved to lose the full kilo but 900gms is pretty good considering I had my first red flag day
Currently weigh 81.4
I really want to be under 80 soon!
A few more weeks and ill be there :)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Weigh in nerves!

Tomorrow morning is weigh in for week 2
Once again, I have resisted the urge to take a sneak peek on the scales all week
I'm a bit nervous. I have done all I could. I did have a red flag day this week and it is still bugging me. I could have been way over my calorie would I know!
I'd say that I'd be happy with at least half a kilo...but really I'd be disappointed with anything less than one kilo
Crossing all my fingers and toes!
My clothes are staing feel ridiculously big now! Threw a pair of jeans into my gym bag last night without trying them on. Put them on at gym before work and they were way too big! I only bought them in December and today I could take them off and put them on without unbuttoning them. Such an awesome feeling!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

First red flag day

Today was my first red flag day
I went to my cousins baptism and the reception was a catered, three course event
I had Special K and a banana for breakfast which equated to around 300 calories
Lunch wasn't served until 3pm so I was starving! Entree was lasagne. I didn't know how late the next course would be so I ate that, even though I wasn't too keen on having pasta. Next course was chicken cacciatore with mashed potato. I know I shouldn't have eaten it all, but it was damn good. I did not touch the dessert (even though it looked amazing). I really hate that I didn't know how many calories I was consuming. I don't know how much cheese was in the lasagne or how much the chicken weighed. I hate not being in control!
We got home at around 4:30 and by 7:30 I was hungry again. I had some of mums home made pumpkin soup with a slice of toast and a chobani
I know for sure that I exceeded my 1200 cals, I just don't know how much more calories I consumed.
It's really bugging me that I don't know how many calories I ate. I didn't do any exercise either. I have been perfect every other day! I don't think there's any point in eating less calories tomorrow to even it out, I will just have to workout harder and longer tomorrow.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Shopping NSV!

I am determined not to weigh myself until Wednesdays. I need to break the habit of weighing myself every hour!
Anyways, this morning I pushed myself to do the SSS. I did Mish's "Earn your burn" workout this morning and all I can say is OUCH! It was quick and intense, but it did its job and I burned around 500 cals. I was half way there so I decided to jump on the wii. I have not used the wii in over a year, but I have some great fitness games including the biggest loser challenge game. I'm missing Zumba tomorrow so I decided to throw on the "my fitness coach: Latin dance" game. I really love Zumba and Latin dancing! I did it for about an hour and burned around 350 more calories. Although I didn't reach the 1000 calorie burn, I was pretty proud of myself for giving it a to.
I didn't have breakfast until 11am and then went straight to Highpoint for some retail therapy. I ended up walking around there for 4 hours! I was exhausted and I definitely burned in excess of 1000 calories just by the amount of walking I did!
I ended up buying quite a few clothes...however I wasn't intending to buy much! I just got so excited when I fit into two size 12 items!! I am far from a size 12, but I have quite a small waist so I can now fit in to smaller skirts! I was so happy and so motivated to keep working hard at it. I can't wait until I can fit into a size 10-12 top and pants.
I wasn't able to have lunch at the shops because I forgot to take my toothbrush with me! These bloody invisalign make it almost impossible to eat out!
I ate dinner at 6 but still have 500 calories left over. I know I shouldn't under eat, but I don't think it's beneficial to eat a high caloric great just to make up my 1200 cals.
There's a magnum ice cream sitting I'm the fridge that I have dibs just in case I choose to have it. I will still be under my calori limit, but I may just treat myself this once!

Friday, May 24, 2013

12WBT Round 2 2013

I am back and am taking another stab at the 12WBT
This time, I am more determined than ever.
I leave for Europe in 9 weeks, and I refuse to feel uncomfortable being covered up in the Summer heat.
This time around, I have a little help from my new invisalign braces!
My treatment started on May 2nd 2013, and since then I have lost about 5 kg. Although I can eat anything I want (unlike normal metal braces), its not as easy to eat whenever I want. Every time I want to eat, I need to remove the retainers and then brush and floss every time I put them back in. Therefore, I can't just grab a piece of chocolate or a biscuit without all of the hassle!
I have stuck to three meals a day and after the first week or so, I didn't even feel hungry anymore.

My progress on the 12WBT this round has been great so far. My start weight at preseason was 87kg. I started week 1 (13/5/13) at 84.7kg. After my first week and a half (22/5/13) I lost 2.4kg.

Week three starts on Monday and I can't wait! I am wearing my bodymediafit band 24/7 and I generally aim to have a calorie deficit of over 1300 calories daily. I am sticking to 1200 calories exactly, and am waking up every weekday at 6:30am to get to the gym. I'm even surprising myself at how determined I am. The old me would have laughed if someone even suggested waking up that early to exercise!

I feel like I am finally in the right headspace to finish off the rest of my weight loss. I turn 25 in January and do not want to spend another year worrying about my weight!