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Friday, 16 December 2011

Plateau-I hate you...

Hey everyone, I have very unfortunate news. I know I haven;t written in 2 weeks but but but.

So my weigh ins haven't been going very well, 2 weeks ago I lost 200g and the week after nothing. I have stayed the same. I'm not too sure whether I've hit a plateau or whether it's the holidays. I'm sure its a bit of both.

Plateau's come from the devil. It is evil and a hectic de-motivator (if that's a word). There are numerous reasons for it and I've found quite an interesting article about this over here.

I've started waitressing at a restaurant and its become difficult for me to take a break to eat. Because its a restaurant we are not allowed to take a break between 11am and 2pm. I see what my mom means when she says "I don't have time to eat during the day".

Anyway I'll let you know how my next weigh in goes.

Over and out :)

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Let the good times role..

Hi everyone

This week I was a bit nervous about getting on the scale since I had a hectic weekend full of parties and good food. I ate chocolate cake, ice cream, rack of ribs and chocolate. So I had something to be worried about other than the fact that I was writing physical sciences on Monday...

Went to the beach yesterday and I wore my bikini with pride, even my friend commented on how slim I'm looking! That was definitely a confidence booster and a half.

So at my weigh in I was dying to just to get this over with. Got on to the scale and to my surprise I lost 1.4kg! Wow, I was stunned. I have nearly lost 10% of my body weight.

total weight loss: 7.4kg

Sweetness :)

Oh joined the gym today :) Busy getting my playlist together, any suggestions

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Good Week

Pretty good week, I must admit, other than the fact that I should be studying Physics... Oh, I did go to the movies and what a big flop we arrived their on time but we couldn't get our tickets due to the fact that we didn't bring the credit card we booked our tickets with, the manager was very abrupt with us and huffed and puffed the rest of the time...So much for my happy place (Ster kinekor's slogan) Needless to say we got in 15minutes later.

I had my Mcflurry and chips and I didn't feel guilty because I knew I worked hard for it and I savoured every moment of it. I'll admit I was a bit worried that this would affect my weigh in on Tuesday but it seems like it didn't!! I lost 1.2kilos! It feels awesome! Except for the fact that My pants look weird on me because they're so loose. But that's cool too :)

I went jogging again with my friend and I am amazed at how I can run the whole way there and back without moaning (like I used to about how I hated jogging). I actually felt like I could go further but we didn't because that would mean I would die on the way back..

So at our meeting I received my first 5kg sticker and I am very happy.

I want to list some of my top tips for dieting (I'm no professional but they help)

  • If you don't eat at least 5 meals a day, make a plan. And make sure they aren't big portions (you'll get used to it) Space them out evenly. And remember to eat! If work is an excuse keep a muesli bar or take carrot sticks to work and eat them in the office or in between meetings

  • Dessert. Instead if having ice cream swop it for fat free yoghurt and put some into those little yoghurt containers and stick ice cream sticks in them and put them in the freezer. Or have yoghurt with muesli ( that's my favourite) and I'm not saying don't have ice cream point blank. Have it once or twice a week, the thing with most diets are they tend to tell you what you have to eat, when, and how much? You shouldn't deprive yourself of anything nice just have less than usual and then less until you actually don't want it anymore.

  • Get a support group. Some people are just not disciplined enough to keep up their diets or getting into shape plans. And its important to surround yourself with people that won't tempt you. Its easier being accountable to someone.

  • Write down your goals, and be reasonable.

  • Do regular exercise, and if you do put on some weight while your working out, don't panic! It is normal! And that's solid muscle you put on there. It also helps to measure you stomach, arms, neck and legs because some weeks you won't lose but you'll lose centimetres.

  • Positive thinking. Our minds are stronger than we think and it is important to keep a positive mindset. For example if you overhear someone calling you fat, don't go eat rather write about it in you journal and go read your goals again.
That's all I can think about right now but I'll keep them tips coming.

Total Weight Loss: 6kg


Friday, 18 November 2011

Say What?!

So I went to my next Weigh in and I lost 400 flipping measly grams, it was the same as my dad, I missed my 5kg mark by 200 grams. Our group leader says that its actually normal, as my body isn't used to losing so weight but I am hoping that next week it will pick up.

Yesterday my two best friends and I went jogging, we got far and then straight after I went swimming with one of my other friends. So I was very active yesterday and now I'm stiff, great stuff. All my sport I did yesterday added up to 6.5 points according to the weight watchers books. I'm saving them for Saturday for when I go to the movies.

One of my friends at schools sister lost 17kg in one year, she looks so amazing! She still has something like a kilo to go but she still looks amazing! And all she did was eat healthy and jog. She really persevered because I can't keep something like that up and have no one there doing it with me to keep me accountable and remind me why I'm doing what I'm doing.

The nice thing about weight watchers is that you don't go hungry. My thoughts on diets were that they you always had to starve yourself to lose weight and once i started this, my mom and I couldn't understand how we could lose weight once we saw how much food we were eating. But that week we ended up losing 2 kgs each! My mind was blown.

Up to date weight loss: 4.8kg

Monday, 14 November 2011

Lucky little stars..

So, not much going on around here, typically...
Was visiting one of my favourite websites we heart it and stumbled upon this photo
Its chinese origami lucky stars

It was really strange seeing them again. I remembered seeing them once as a child and I use to make them, even my mom remebers! So as soon as I could I went onto youtube and found a video and learnt. Needless to say I've been at it the entire afternoon, its rather addictive...
Here's a link if you're interested. :)

The weeks have gone by quite fast even though its exams, still got physics left arg... So up to date I have lost 4.4kgs and still got a while to go...My next weigh in is tomorrow and we'll see whether I get my 5kg reward or not. 

My brother has decide to get a parrot....(oh no, no more sleep ins for me) This is the supposed one he is getting

The only cool thing is I get to teach him bad words...hehe

 Thats it from me for now, till next time (always wanted to say that, haha)

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

For starters...

This is my first attempt at blogging, lets see how it goes:)
Currently I'm in grade 11, I go to Knysna High School and its exam time, and yes I find a thousand other things to do than study. What teenager doesn't do that? Haha. I am writing Hospitality tomorrow, not too worried about that.

My parents and I started weight watchers three weeks ago in attempt to shape up for the summer holidays, for me its more like getting in shape for my matric farewell. I have lost 3 kilograms all in all and I'm quite chuffed. This is also probably one of the reasons I started this blog, so I'll have records of my journey! And hopefully inspire other teens out there to get into shape!!