Friday, May 15, 2009

Getting Serious

I have to admit I have been very complacent over the last 6 weeks. Definitely old habbits creeping back in. Having said that I have now lost 21.8 kgs. But it has slowed right down.

I know the exercise I am doing (thank goodness) has helped with the bad choices. All good though. I am still losing and not stressing about the scales. It's such a good feeling.

I am down to my lowest weight in years but I still have 40 kgs to lose so the job isn't done by a long way.

I am back to tracking online as of today. It keeps me accountable. This way I can eat and drink anything and still lose weight because I stop when I reach the end of my points each day. End of story. When I honestly track, I lose bigger numbers.

Ashleigh's bully situation is getting better. The school has finally addressed the problem. I am very annoyed still because they won't tell me if this child has been dealt with. Do I have rights here or does the privacy act prevent me from knowing how they have dealt with her?
Ashleigh finally understands that she needs to stand up to these type of kids so we shall see what happens next.

Busy day tomorrow. Soccer, lunch with Tania and Martine which I am really looking forward to, netball and then we are off to my best friend Lee's brother's 50th. He is having a party near Victor Harbour which is about 1.5 hours away from us so we are camping along with a few others I imagine. It is going to be freezing and probably raining so I will have a few drinks to keep me warm. Quite a few - LOL!!!

Then we have to be back by 12pm Sunday for the Port V Richmond game.

I'm going to make some soup tomorrow. I'll be getting up early because there are no hours left. I am hanging out for soup. Isn't it funny how you crave thick, hearty soup in this weather. Yummo.

Nikki's ankle is improving. She is walking without pain now but she hasn't been allowed to run yet so that will be the test. It's been about 4 weeks now so it shouldn't be too much longer.

I have really been enjoying the exercise I am doing. I have cut down the walks outside because of the weather and it being dark so early. So instead I am walking once a week and twice a week on the treadmill. I have been doing 45 minutes starting at speed 5 and going up to 6 at the end. I am surprised how much harder I am working. I was really sweating by the end this afternoon which I don't do when I walk. So I am definitelty upping the intensity and enjoying it. I am also doing 1 weights session a week with a friend who has a home gym. I know once a week is not enough but honestly, I can't fit in any more. With 3 kids doing sport and sports practice, there are not too many free nights.

I'll be back next week to update with some good weight loss news.


samantha said...

Hey Tina
I can relate to the tracking thing, I've found when I track honestly I have a great loss so I will join you doing the on line tracking! Great to hear that ashleigh is doing better at school and that nikkis ankle is getting better, she'll be up and at it in no time. Have a great night tomorrow night, say hi to Lee for me. Enjoy lunch with Martine and Tania too say hi to them for me, they have both left some beautiful messages on my blog lately tell them I appreciate everyones thoughts. Heres to a great week of tracking drinking plenty of water and exercise.. Sam xx

Chris H said...

Tracking... oh shit that's where I am going wrong!
Must track...
Say HI to Tania from me, I have been a bit slack lately .. don't think I commented on her last update!

kazz said...

Tina - they say weights once a week is enough for women, which is why with fiona I generally only do my weights once a week and at this stage mostly cardio. When i get within about 15 kilos tho i reckon i will up the strength training.

Kate said...

Glad to hear things with Ashleigh are improving... Stay on top of it. I ended up changing schools it was that bad for me. Best thing for it at the time.

Bullying lead me to comfort eat and I have worked through a lot of issues regarding it. Do not underestimate the level of scarring this could cause her. Sounds like you're on top of things. Maybe trying some sort of martial arts would be good for her... not for self defense, just as a confidence booster. Just a thought.

Take it easier on yourself - do I always say this? Stop beating yourself up - you are doing great love! Yay to enjoying exercise!

Just finished our batch of soup from this week tonight. Yum, great weather for it!

K x

beetricks said...

Good to hear that Ashleigh is on the way up, and I 10000000% agree with soulmumma - some type of martial arts would be good for her as it will help her self confidence. And I really think if it doesn't improve a school change could be on the cards. Have you looked into counselling for her?

ANyway can't believe how much weight you have lost - good on you girl!

Jenny said...

I think I have to email you and get a pep talk from you. Since Christmas I have put weight back on, and I'm disappointed. It's so hard to get back into it. I go up and then back down. I can't get to where I want to get and then I get complacent...... I'm really proud of you, it's hard getting back on track after you've let things slip, even harder than starting in the first place. Hope things settle down with the bullying issue. I wish I had more advice there. Unless the other parent acknowledges that there is a problem it makes it really tough.

Tania said...

Tina, I think you're doing a fantastic job by just being aware of your complacency! After all seeing it for what it is means you're one step closer to overcoming it. I've seen you regularly since you joined WW in October and can see your transformation - with all that you juggle in your life you're an inspiration to working mums everywhere, it was great to catch up with you on Saturday, look forward to seeing you again soon.

Corin said...

Gosh you're such an inspiration. You're so dedicated to your goals. I really admire that! I'm sure you'll get right back on track. I have 11 pounds to loose before I'm back to my prepregnancy weight. It feels so good to be so close! Then again, it's like, "Okaaaay, let's hurry these last few pounds up!" Hahaha...