Thursday, January 29, 2009

Mixed emotions

Certainly a bag of mixed emotions today. I'll start with the great news. Went to WI and lost 4.5 lbs! I was shocked. I knew I had a great week, but not that great! God bless the Wii Fit. My OH will be down at the weekend and he'll be bringing the new "My Fitness Coach". I don't know if I'll be able to do all of it but I'll give it a try.

I was trying to use the gym ball, and just basically lying down with my legs on the ball, but I wasn't able to do even that simple lying there. It hurt my ribs a lot! So there I was writhing in agony on the floor, almost crying from the pain. Hopefully soon there'll be no more pain. I also found out today that the scooter is probably a write-off. I was a bit taken aback by that news. Even though I doubt I'll be driving scooters again, I had imagined that I'd get it fixed and sell it.

Dad has gone for Fish and Chips (pointed of course!), and I'm looking forward to enjoying them. I was also on the 5+ boards, and found a wonderful recipe for banana and malteaser muffins which I'm going to try tomorrow. That should be a treat, and they work out at 2.5 points per muffin. I'll let you know how they turn out.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

After the weekend...

Well, after surprising myself by staying on track for the weekend, I've been hanging onto the wagon by my fingernails!

Tonight I'm heading to see my niece in her school's performance of "Anything Goes". I'm looking forward to that.

Got my weigh in tomorrow, so looking forward to that. I might try to pick up a few boxes of WW toffee bars.

Monday, January 26, 2009

First weekend on track

Surprise surprise, I managed to stay on the plan for the weekend. This must be like the first time ever! I think things are finally starting to click.

Still not sleeping well at night. Hoping by the end of this week that'll change. Had physio this morning, which hurt like hell. I'm hoping that as the days go on, I'll be less sore.

I've been pleased with my progress so far. I'm actually looking forward to weigh in on Thursday. Now that's a new one! Imagine looking forward to weigh in? I think it just goes to show how focussed I am to get to goal.

I'm off to bed soon, and hopefully a full nights sleep will follow.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

What a blessing the Wii is

Just done my morning exercises on the Wii. Feeling really pleased with myself, and the stretches are really helping with my ribs. I'm even starting to enjoy the jogging! I really like the fact that it looks like I'm going somewhere, rather than jogging on the spot. I also unlocked the last of the yoga poses. Some of them I'll keep until I feel a bit more flexible. I tried the sun salutation today, not able to touch my toes, but one day I will.

So far today everything's going well. I've been posting on the 5+ boards. I'm not able to sit at the PC for long periods of time as I start gettting stiff, but it's nice to be able to see what's going on in the WW world. Also read a few blogs which I found very motivational. Saturday is a day I usually fall apart, but I'm trying to stay on track today.

Dad brought home a nice surprise - Thai Sweet Chilli Velvet Crunch - yum! They're great for a snack attack and now even my mum loves them. They're having lasagne for dinner today, so I'm going to have a small slice. The WW scales are at the ready to point it. Then it's time for the tefal actifry to make a few chips, and that'll be my fairly healthy dinner. At least I don't feel like I'm eating differently to my family and I don't feel deprived.

My newest discovery this week was the Be Light sparkling water from Aldi. I'm loving the apple and raspberry flavoured one the most. It's less than a euro a bottle (much cheaper than 7 Up Free) so in these times it's the obvious choice.

Well, gotta go get a few things done and I'll blog some more later.

Friday, January 23, 2009

January 23 2009

Well so far today is going well. Still a few points to use up, but I'm staying on track. I'm really feeling happy with myself.

Started off this morning with more Wii Fit. I can really feel my ribs stretching when I'm doing the yoga poses. This is helping with the exercises the physio told me to do. They're still tender and hurt at night, but hopefully they'll get better soon. Most of all I want a full night's sleep.

I've also discovered the joy of Tayto Velvet Crunch. They're delish! They work out at P1 per pack. Now that's a good value snack! I can see that they will become a store cupboard staple. Even the dogs loved them.

I think I'll be having an early night tonight, I'll scour the magazines for inspiration for tomorrow's menu and maybe make some mango sorbet as a treat.

January 22 2009

Rejoined Weight Watchers last week and had my first weigh-in. Lost 4 lbs. I was quite pleased with it considering I wasn't the most disciplined this week.

Had a crash before Christmas, and my ribs are still very sore. To the point of not being able to sleep at night from the pain. Being at home surrounded by food didn't help over the Christmas and with other family problems I managed to eat all round me. Still, last week I decided to go back to classes and do something about it.

Starting Week 2 has been a bit better. I've managed to stick to points today, and feel I ate fairly healthy and still managed to squeeze in a treat. I'm going to take it one day at a time. I'm doing the yoga on the Wii Fit to help with stretching my ribs. It's quite sore to stretch, but hopefully between that and physio it'll get better soon.

I was reading the WW UK forums this morning when I came across this pearl of wisdom. It was in response to a poster who was disappointed at her 1 lb loss:

Hello, do you know me? If you don't you should. I'm a pound of fat, and I'm the happiest pound of fat that you would ever want to meet. Want to know why? It's because no one ever wants to lose me; I'm Only One Pound, just a pound. Everyone wants to lose three pounds, five pounds or fifteen pounds, but never only one, so I just stick around and happily keep you fat. Then I add to myself ever so slyly so that you never seem to notice it, that is until I've grown to ten, twenty or even more pounds in weight. Yes, it's fun being Only One Pound of fat, left to do as I please. So, when you weigh in, keep right on saying "Oh, I only lost one pound." ( as if that were such a terrible thing!) For you see, if you do this you'll encourage others to keep me around because they will think I'm not worth losing. And I love being around you - your arms, your legs, your chin, your hips and every part of you. Happy Days!! After all, I'm Only One Pound of fat!!!