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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Oh no, wrong way,go back!!!

Well, this isn't going so well. I had such big plans for this week :-(.

I weighed myself on Sunday and I was 75.3kg. Monday we dug the big trench and I thought "great, I'm really burning calories here" but then I went and had a lovely big lunch out with Hubby. Never mind, I figured I could really kick off my weight loss proper on Tuesday. Except I didn't take in to account just how sore I would be feeling after all that digging. 2 hours of shovelling wet slimy mud and every muscle in my body was just screaming out when got up on Tuesday morning. It was also to be a very hectic day, getting up early to get the boys off to school then an interview with the business manager at the school for an admin position there (might be starting there one day a week in a couple weeks, yay!) and then rushed home (I say rushed but it was more like a hobble back to the car,lol).

People were due to come through and view our house around lunchtime so I did the big tidy up etc and then had to make myself scarce while they had a look through. By the time they were gone and I had had a chat with the real estate agent it was time to go pick up the boys from school and I had still not had anything to eat since breakfast.

Once we got back home it was almost 4pm and I thought it was too close to dinner to eat. When we did finally sit down to dinner I ended up having a huge serve of fisilli bolognese because I was starving. I had hardly had anything at all to drink all day.

What a terrible day as far as trying to keep on track with my new goals. Sadly, today was not much better. I had forgotten (long time since I have done any real physical work or excercise) that it is not the day after but the day after that when you really feel it in your muscles. Oh boy, I could barely get out of bed. Thankfully being a public holiday I didn't have to rush to get the boys out the door and off to school.  I weighed myself before breakfast and was really disapointed to see that I had put on half a kg in the last two days!!

But, tomorrow is another day, the boys are off to school, I will have the house to myself. I will make my lunch in the morning while I am packing lunches for my husband and the boys. I will commit to doing a session on my rowing machine.

I hope you have all had a good day and thanks for stopping by here today.

Michelle :-)

Monday, January 24, 2011

First day of school


Welcome to my new followers.

Thanks so much for joining me here. Your visits to my blog will help me to stay on track and to feel accountable every day. Not that I plan to post here every day, but I will feel motivated to achieve something food or fitness wise and also in my everyday life to work towards reaching the new goals I am setting for myself if I feel that someone is coming back here to see what I have been up to :-).

Today my boys started school after the six week Christmas school holidays. It went better than I thought it would. They settled well in to their new classrooms and our youngest slipped straight in to prep like he'd been going for years. Benefits of having dropped his brother off there with me everday last year. With my eldest having Aspergers and the youngest with High Functioning Autism it could have gone VERY differently. But we did a lot of preparation with them over the holidays. It was unfortunate that the school were not willing to let us know who their teachers were going to be and which classroom etc as that would have helped a lot. But all in all, as far as first days go it went pretty well.

I even managed to keep it together,surprising really as I was sure I was going to be a blubbering mess. But having my Husband there really helped. He managed to get the day off work and come along to drop the boys off. It's really great that he as managed to be there for each of the boys first day of school. After the drop off we went home and spent about 2 hours digging a trench so that we can lay some pipes to drain away some of the water we are having a problem on our property this year. I'd love to know how many calories I burnt off today doing that!! Shame I blew it all though on the really big lunch that we went out to afterwards. We decided to take advantage of being on our own for the day and head out for a little day "date" :-).  First time we've been alone in a very long time. I think the last time we went out to lunch together was nearly a year ago and that was the first time in like seven years or something!

I had really wanted to make sure that I did something today, a first step of some sort towards putting my new plan  for this year to become  fit and healthy and more organised in to action. Here it is now just after 11pm and it is the first chance I have had to really focus on it. So I decided to start by clarifying my goals for this year a little more clearly.............

In 2011 I will (in no particular order)

Make better food choices and excercise to achieve my goal weight of 63kg and to become fitter and more flexible (I am so over waking up with a sore back everyday and having to use my toes to pick things up off the floor!)

Stop biting my nails (c'mon I'm 40 now it really is about time!)
Start menu planning to cut my food shopping bill and to provide my family with a more varied and healthy diet.

Reorganise and declutter my home so that I can become more organised and time efficient.

I will try to document my progress in these areas here on my blog regularly.

I have added a little gadget to the top of my blog to show my progress with my weight loss. I love gadgets!! how cool is that little slider!

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope to see you here again soon.

Michelle :-)