Friday, December 16, 2011

Plan of Attack

So it's been more than a month since I've posted, and I've not been any better.

Honestly, last year I had tons of will power and the wonderful Christmas foods hardly tempted me at all. I think my problem this year was the loss stall out recently. After working my butt off and the numbers on the scale not moving at all for weeks, I got very discouraged. My clothes didn't really seem to be fitting any differently either.
So, I felt like, what the hell, I'm not losing so why not just eat what I want? And yep, I have been. *sigh* GAH! I hate that a lot of the hard work I've done has gone down the toilet. I've not gained all I've lost, but probably half of it.
So, at this point, I'm not bothering to start now. No, it's not the 'I'll start it on Monday' thing, but I just can't see the sense in starting something right now that will require a hell of a lot of will power in a time where there are too many tempting things. It's like an recovering alcoholic who's been clean a few days going to a bar just to socialise. Not likely to work out so well.
So, My plan of attack.

Eat better, smaller portions of meat/carbs, more veggies, significantly reduce carbs, especially at night, stock up on sugar free lollies and chocolates, especially early on.

Mondays, gym or Gillian.
Tuesdays Class at gym
Wednesdays I'm at the kindy and moving all day
Thursdays gym or Gillian
Fridays gym or Gillian
Sat. Gym ?
Sun Big Gym session.

Once the weather cools down possibly some walks or hikes up Castle Hill.

These gym or Gillian (Michaels) days will depend on time available for working out and if the kids will be home or not. We have the 30 day shred which I'm probably going to focus on when at home, and a yoga one, and weights one which we might throw in there every so often.

I've gained 2 dress sized in my lower half (my boobs only fit into one size, but my stomach's gotten bigger as well). I hate having brand new clothes that I can't fit into, and have never worn because they were bought 10kg ago with the assumption I was going to lose some more and not gain. It's really the worst feeling in the world after a lot of weight loss to go and buy bigger sized clothing. Makes you feel so defeated. :(

So I know I'm just giving myself extra work by not starting now, but I think it would really just be half assed anyway.

After Christmas no excuses. Maybe not much outdoor exercise, but there is an air conditioned gym of which I am a member only a 2 min. drive away.

I've also just joined Ben Does Life's forums for exercise and weight loss. I'm out of practice with forums and feel out of place as most of them are runners and I am really not. Melanie joined and told me about it and I thought it would be a good idea, then I found myself following her around the forum like a lost puppy, and I really don't want to do that, but I felt lost. So I'm not sure how long that will last for me, but I'll give it a go. Maybe I'll find my niche.

Well that's it for today.


  1. Hey Sa! Good to "hear" from you! A new sense of motivation is great, and I'm glad to see your dedication. BUT, don't forget to be kind to yourself, forgive yourself, and for heavens don't have to work out every day! Your body deserves a break ;-) If you don't, you'll just burn out, and we want an active happy Sa!

  2. You're right Hope. hmm, you mean besides the Wednesday when I'm chasing after about 100 different kids between 6 months and 5 years?

    Likely there will be a day or two I don't, but it's a good idea for me to plan it out.

    I try to forgive myself. I'm working on it. I'm just frustrated when I work and don't see results either on the scale or in my clothes.

  3. Don't be discouraged! Just keep going, good health is a journey. As far as the Do Life forums, I run but don't consider myself a runner, even after finishing a half marathon. It a place for people just trying to enjoy our lives and be healthier (whatever than means individually!)