Thursday, 29 September 2011

Getting Back To It...

Morning all, can't believe it's Thursday again.  It's been another loss free week.  Not that I'm surprised, I've eaten what I felt like and did no real exercise.  On the other hand it's a testament to the Paul McKenna method that I've not put on any weight.  In a way this gives me some hope for the future that even after I've lost everything I'll be able to hold at a weight.

Still today I'm feeling much better and all ready to get some exercise.  Once my breakfast has had the required 2 hrs to settle I'll be getting on with some light Salsacise.  I'm not going to do the full programm as I still think that might be beyond me for today but I think I could do the 2 basic routines a couple of times to make up an hour.  Sounds like a plan...  Hopefully if the weather holds I'll also get out for a nice evening walk.

Feeling all bright and cheery this morning, probably because it's all bright and cheery outside.

Have a good day everyone, more on Monday.

Luv Suz xx

Monday, 26 September 2011

Walking Walking and More Walking

Morning all, I'd like to say I'm all better now and absolutely brimming with energy but that would be a lie.  I am better, but still not well enough to salsacise or do any serious aerobic exercise.  So this will be walking week.  The weather has picked up and the forecast for the week is bright with very little rain, at least so far.  It's walk to school week as well so this seems like a good chance to get in lots of walking.

Not a great weekend for food, out on Friday night for a handbag party.  Loads of fun and great chat, some wine and food, reasonably  late night.  This left me feeling tired and listless on Saturday so there was a little munching and then chocolate truffle roulade at night.  Hang my head in shame.  Yesterday wasn't too bad we headed out for a lovely walk in the morning, only to find ourselves ankle deep in mud in Bellsquarry Woods.  We then decided to collect some Brambles and a few apples from the Orchard, this sadly led to gorgeous home made bramble and apple scones.

Today is a new day and after all that my best hope for Thursday is to keep my weight stable.

So a question...

Why can't I get myself into the healthy lifestyle when I'm not able to do aerobic exercise?

I have noticed that on days where I exercise I find it much easier to resist eating when I'm not hungry.

Have a great day everyone and fingers crossed for Thursday.

Luv Suz xx

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Still not well :0(

OK this is going to be a short one as I'm running late this morning and there really isn't much to say about this week.

On the weight loss front I've managed to hold my weight this week which considering I'm still snotty as hell and my throat hurts too is a miracle.  I have been trying to minimise the comfort food but when your poor wee throat is sore lovely ice cream just feels so good.  Also I don't think throat lozenges are particularly low in calories.

I did get a good nights sleep last night so I'm feeling a bit perkier but unfortunately still not well enough to get some salsa or some urban groove on.  I miss my exercise... walking is good but not the same sense of achievement.

Today I've joined in a school mums diet club, not like weight watchers just a chance for us all to support each other in our get slim for Christmas efforts.  So a big good luck shout out to the Bellsquarry P2 Mums Diet Club...

So have a great day all and please send lots of happy get well thoughts in my direction.

Luv Suz xx

Monday, 19 September 2011

Arghhh Still Ill 2

OK by today I thought I'd be writing that I'd had a great weekend and had been doing loads of exercise as I felt way better.  Unfortunately not.

On Thursday I got out for a lovely walk with my mum and it definitely made me feel better.  Then it spent the next few days pouring with rain, so no more walking.  I'm still not really well enough for serious exercise.

I have noticed a bad trend.  If I'm not doing any exercise and that includes walking I find it much harder to resist eating when I'm not hungry.  Mostly I think I'm bored....  I've got loads to do but right now none of it seems very exciting.

What I really need to do is make a list and just get going.  That'll be my plan for today.  That and keep my son amused.  Yes it's holiday time again.....still it's only two days.

Have a great few days, weigh in day on Thursday....

Suz xx

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Arghhh Still Ill.....

Really getting fed up, I'm still ill.  So this week I was hoping to stay the same but I can sadly report this is not the case.  I have put on two pounds.  I just can't seem to making any headway on moving from two stone (28 pounds) to three (42 pounds).

So what's happened this week?  It's quite simple really.
I've been too ill to do any exercise.
I've been feeling really miserable and have been comfort eating.
I'm bored and have been eating for that too.

I really wanted to be feeling better today but instead my cold is now a sore throat.  I did however manage to walk to school yesterday and pick up my son and I'm contemplating a walk to school this morning.  I have a real case of cabin fever at this point.

As for the eating, while I have been over eating it's still different from when I was a total fatty.
I used to just grab a giant bag of crisps and a huge bar of chocolate from the supermarket and wowf in.  Now I'm wandering aimlessly through the supermarket searching for that one food that will make me feel better.  As if such a thing existed.
That is partly my problem.  I didn't find anything good so instead I came home and was searching through the snack cupboard.  Tried a bag of wotsits, didn't work.  Tried a Tunnock's caramel wafer, not bad but not quite right.  The thing is, no bit of food is going to make me feel better so I just keep eating and eating with no result....and before long I've polished off four of five snacks and am now feeing somewhat sick but still just as miserable and ill.

Today I'm going to do a little light housework, finish off some of my beading tasks, pictures later, and try not to eat except when I'm hungry.

Have a good day everyone.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Being Ill is Rubbish

Not much to say for myself today.  I've been ill all weekend, It started on Thursday afternoon and then progressively got worse.  So I've done no exercise, I've stayed in bed almost all weekend and I've just eaten whatever I felt like.  Still feeling a little rough at this point but hopefully I'll get back to normal before the end of this week.  Goal for this week now becomes keeping my weight the same as last week.

Hoping for a better day, shame about the impending storms....

Luv Suz xx

Thursday, 8 September 2011

I Found my Paul McKenna Book

Morning all, it's a wet dreich morning here in Livingston but I'm all sunshine and happiness this morning as I've lost 2.5 pounds this week.  I'm practically dancing round the kitchen, or I would be if I wasn't typing.

As you know over the past few months I've been really struggling and this week I lucked out big style.  As I was hunting for books for the schools recycling drive, I finally found my missing Paul McKenna book.  So after my nice long walk on Monday evening I settled into a warm bath and began to read.  After an hour and with a definite need to get out of a now cool bath I was starting to see where I was going wrong.  On Tuesday I had a  nice long chat with my mum and resolved to come home and finish the book, which I have done.

So where was I going wrong?

  • I think mostly I had turned this from a change of lifestyle into just another obsessive diet where I've been trying to avoid certain foods and not dealing with my emotional eating in any other way than just snacking.  
  • I had tried to tell myself that I should just eat my meals and have nothing in between.  I should have been telling myself to eat when I was hungry.  
  • I had classified some foods as bad and as a consequence was making them more appealing.  I should have eaten the foods if I wanted as long as I was hungry.  I
  • Over all I was trying to exert a fake control over what I was eating rather than just relaxing and listening to what my body was telling me.  I had become really focussed on the end  but there is no end, this kind of eating is forever.  

So.... for the last few days I have relaxed and returned properly to the Paul McKenna System.  I've had a good mix of foods, apples, ice cream, fruit juice, burger, loads of fish (mmmmmmmm)and vegetables, just whatever I really wanted and I'm two and a half pounds lighter.

If your sceptical about the method and are a total serial dieter then I'd say you've got nothing to lose in trying it.

Have a great weekend everyone, more on Monday.

Luv Suz xx

Monday, 5 September 2011

The Joy of Walking!

Morning all, it's Monday again, another weekend over.  A small trip onto the scales this morning indicated no change in my weight.  This is a good thing.  On Thursday night, dinner was a very swift trip to the chip shop before heading out to the meet the teacher night.  Then of course I'd already had a scone at the garden centre.  On Saturday it was my Dad's birthday (59) and we finished off dinner with apple pie.  So all in all being the same weight is pretty good.

The only exercise I've managed so far this week has been a nice fast walk yesterday evening.  I keep asking myself where is the time going, particularly at the weekend.

I love getting out for a walk.  Last night was an ipod event.  Just me pounding along the pavement listening to Queen, ABBA, the Beatles, Franz Ferdinand etc... a carefully chosen selection of well paced tracks to keep me going.

 If the rain holds off this evening I'll be back out with some lovely friends for a slightly slower walk and lots of chat.  It's definitely harder to walk at speed in a group. The thing to remember when you are walking is that it's only the distance that reflect the amount of calories burned so speed really doesn't matter.

New hair cut....

Have a great day.

Luv Suz xx

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Week 21 - A Better Week

Thursday again and I'm relieved to say I lost 1.5 pounds this week.

The exercise has certainly gone better this week, thanks mostly to my lovely friends and mum for getting me out for walks.  As for the food, I still seem to be a little on the snacky side so, for this week only, I'll be recording a food diary every day.  PMS is rearing it's ugly head as well so that'll make this week extra challenging, but I'm all ready for a fight.....

Got my hair cut, absolutely love it...picture on Monday..just need to get a good one.  Tried taking one with the web cam but it looked really weird...

Off out for a cuppa at our local garden centre this afternoon.  Think I'll have a light lunch as I quite fancy a wee scone.

Saw this great quote on facebook so I'm going to pinch it...

 "Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.". Then try the same with your next meal. 
Thich Nhat Hanh

That's all for today have a great weekend, more on Monday.

Suz xx