Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Fresh Start

Life is good!!

I love the start of a new year to get everyone inspired again. In my case and a lot of friends I have met it's weight loss.

I lost 25 kgs in 12 months. Then over the last 6 months put 7 of that back on. Yes I am still 19 kgs down, but it could have been 30.

No regrets!! I'm just determined I'm not going back there.

I have the most wonderful support group on facebook. I belong to 2 groups of girls that are dedicated to losing big amounts of weight this year. I want to use this blog to do the same this year. But it's going to be about family too because I love looking back over this blog and seeing the kids grow up in front of my eyes.

Maybe that should have been my new year's resolution - To blog more!!

As I said the groups of girls that inspire me and motivate me are endless, and I really feel 2010 is going to be a big year in terms of weight loss. What I also like about these groups is that we are going to keep a tally of total weight lost. I remember being blown away when I went to Melbourne last year for the Run for Kids, we tallied up the total amount lost of all the ww girls and it was amazing. Can't remember the total amount so if anyone reading this can remember, leave me a comment.

I have had a very good start to the year. I weighed in last Tuesday and had put on 2.8 kgs from the last weigh in before christmas. Now that is a lot but believe me it could have been a lot worse. I back into it 4 days before I weighed and I was at least another 3 kgs heavier. Goes to show what eating crap and no exercise can do very quickly.

But that's over. I am looking forward to seeing the result this Tuesday because I have been pretty spot on with my food. I had a big night last night drinking but I only ate fruit during the day and although they were bringing plates of fried food out at the party I stuck to pita bread. mussels with tomato and bacon and chicken skewers that were char grilled. The scales looked good this morning.

It's been in the 40's here for the last 3 days in Adelaide and we still have today and tomorrow predicted to be 43. Walking is out the door. Still 34 deg at 9pm last night. I will try and see what I can do on the treadmill later.

The kids have been at Steve's mum and dads all week and are coming home on Monday. Back to cooking again. Bugger!! It's been nice not cooking every night. Steve and I had a few meals out thanks to the Entertainment book so it's been a lovely week.

Stay cool to those in heatwaves. I love getting comments as most bloggers do. I would love some support from anyone who reads. If you lurk, please say hi. I can see I get people reading from many overseas countries but don't comment. I would love to know your story or your blog.

I'm off for a swim. It's 41 and the shade has just come over the pool.


samantha said...

Hi Tina

Good to see you are blogging again! And more importantly that you have got your mojo back! 2010 is our year and together with our ww buddies will finally shed those unwanted kilo's forever! From memory I think the toal amount of kilo's lost for the girls that competed in the run for kids was around 170kg! Stay positive and have a great week XXXXX

Kate said...

So happy to hear you sounding so positive tina. A blog is good. I love looking back on mine and seeing how I was thinking and looking at the kids pics.

Hope you're coping ok in this hideous heat. Wish I was swimming in your pool!!!

K x

Jill said...

Hi Tina glad to hear you are bac into it. 2010 is going ot be my year to get to goal. I had a shocking Dec and at my weigh in on Friday put on 5.9kgs that was in 3 weeks , does go to show what eating crap food , no tracking and lack of exercise does. Back in the swing now I look foward to reading more updates. I think I will update my blog tomorrow.

Tania said...

The support is a great feeling isn't it? I'm lucky to have it from so many areas of my life, even non-WW members! If you were to average a loss of 20kgs a year, your weight would be well and truly gone in less than 3 years - think of that in terms of how long it's taken to put on! You're doing a fabulous job, hope you enjoyed your swim in the pool!

Cinders said...

Yay, go Tina :) Good luck with your weight loss in 2010 and hope to see you in Melb again for a visit.

Jadey 0:-) said...

The weather down there is nasty at the moment. You have had a lot of very hot days this year.

Wishing you all the very zbest for 2010. I'll be shreading kilos with you :)

Martine said...

I am absolutely delighted to say the least you are blogging again, I have missed it. You have my absolute support and encouragement, you can do this and together we will get this weight shedded once and for all, the different areas of support - ie facebook etc are such a help You know I am only a call, email or coffee away if you need me. God I love this time of year !!