Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Weigh in Tuesday

Not much going on around here peeps so I'm going to drop in quickly with a weigh in:

SW: 96.3kg

Last week: 74.9kg
CW: 74.5kg

Wooooooooot! Lost 400g!!! So happy. That 400g includes the following indiscretions which I am not 100% proud of but accept that they are part of life and I am happy I have found a healthy way to balance them out:
- Jug of beer at quiz night
- Glass of cider at quiz night
- Toasted sandwich (cheese, ham and pineapple) at quiz night
- Second toasted sandwich at quiz night
- Half another toasted sandwich at quiz night
- McDonald's Chicken McCheese burger yesterday
- Giant jaffas x about 2 per day from my workmate's drawer
- Giant jaffas x 10 or more at the Phoenix game Saturday night!

That same 400g also includes the following achievements:
- My first full 5km run last Tuesday night
- Mitigating quiz night last Wednesday by skipping Friday night drinks
- Walking to and from work every time the weather allowed it
- My second full 5km run on Sunday morning.

So all in all a successful week. I know I set ambitious calorie goals last week to get this weight off faster but at the end of the day I just need to truck along and trust that my body knows what it needs to do.

I am 500g away from being considered a normal/healthy weight and I'm so excited to finally be there. Bring it on October!!!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

What a weekend!

Yesterday I woke up to find this beautiful weather staring at me:
So I hopped to it and decided to head to the farmers market to buy the week's fruit and veg. Normally I shop at the supermarket but their prices and selection are terrible and I love the atmosphere at the market as well as dreaming about how creative I can be with all the different produce.
I found a skirt I bought on sale years ago in size 12 which I had never been able to wear and decided to give it a go. It fitted so I wore it to the market (NSV: I have NEVER felt confident in anything cut above the knee yet now I wear shorts and skirts all the time). Excuse the mess in my bedroom!
I wandered to the market and spent just under $30, I came home with this haul:
Tonight I'm trying my hand at making moussaka, I'll let you know how I get on!
Yesterday we spent a lot of time in the garden, getting the last of the plants in and putting up wire netting and string for the beans and peas to climb.

The weather closed in last nigh just as we were heading to the stadium to watch the Wellington Phoenix beat Sydney FC (ha!) and we got caught in torrential rain. I spent the whole game shivering but it was still good fun.
This morning the sun was streaming in again and you wouldn't have known there was a storm last night! I went for my second ever 5km run around Evans Bay and it was beautiful. The last 2.5kms were hard as I was heading into a nasty southerly wind but I just slowed my pace and slogged it out.
Boyfriend has been uber lame watching Bathhurst all day and I've been trying my absolute hardest not to annoy him... I just don't understand guys and motorsport... Off to try out this moussaka, enjoy the rest of the weekend peeps!

Progress pics

Legs edition. here.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

I did it!

Today after work I ran 5km for the first time ever!!! It was a beautiful afternoon so I ran to the end of Oriental Parade and back, it felt really good and I didn't feel like I had pushed it too hard. Then I met Boyfriend at the tennis courts to get some practice in. 

Weigh in today:
SW: 96.3kg
CW: 74.9kg

You know what that means... Progress pics!!! I've taken them, just waiting on Boyfriend to work his photoshop magic!