My week has been somewhat good. We have been painting at home and it turns out that painting ceilings is really good exercise as well as really hard work. I would love to say that we will never have to paint a ceiling ever again but unless we get a professional in to do them, we have a few more ceilings to paint. My loss of 600 grams sits in line with the amount I need to lose every week for the next few weeks to achieve my goal.
I need to stop sometimes and reflect on what I am starting to realise is a wonderful achievement.
I was asked at a work training session a couple of weeks ago what my greatest achievement in life is and my answer was the first thing that came to mind “my children”, being a parent, nurturing and watching them grow is just amazing but I have to remember that my weight loss is becoming a very significant part of my life. I have so far lost 26.2% of my starting body weight, that figure rivals some of the biggest loser contestants, they may have been early eliminators but its still a good outcome.
I have done some forward planning (of course) which is really important for my overall goals, this is really important for me because I want this to be forever, I was to be fit and healthy for my children and their children. I want to live an active full life and not let my weight be a worry anymore.
Yes i have goals but they are just an aid to get me to where I want to be forever. Without good planning I was never going to succeed. And without a fabulous support network I was never going to succeed, I know I bang on about my support network but its really very important. I wouldn’t be here without my own determination, motivation and willpower however my support network of close friends and family are the other major contributing factor.
Here’s some more stats for you:
72.9kg (4kg away) marks the spot where I will have lost 30% of my body weight but before that I need to get to my initial goal of 74.2kg. I will still be “overweight” in terms of the BMI calculator.
69.8kg (my newly adjusted goal) is the spot where I would have lost 33% of my body weight, this also marks the spot where I will no longer be overweight and will be in my healthy BMI range.
This will truly be something to celebrate, hmmmmm what should I do……go for a run 😉
Last night I was going to try another class at the gym “Body Attack” however I arrived late after reading the wrong time on the timetable so instead I went for a run on the treadmill. I was quite surprised how well I was doing but I have realised that running on the treadmill is so very boring after my few outdoors runs last month. I decided to push myself by running at a speed 10 for 5 Min’s, I can remember when I first started back at the gym in early January only being able to jog at a 6.2 and thinking it was so very fast. I was as red as a beetroot when I was finished, was sweating like a trooper but was so pleased with myself.
I must endeavour to schedule some time once a week for a road run around the Brisbane River.
Weekly StatsStart Weight: 104.2kg
Weigh in 12/06/13: 0.6kg Loss
Total Loss: 27.3kg in 34 weeks
Current Weight: 76.9kg
Current BMI: 27.6 (started at 37.4)
Total Percentage Weight Loss: 26.20%
Calories Consumed: 9408 (naughty i know……..)
Sugars Consumed (Goal 350): 355 grams
Total Fat (Goal 210): 314 grams
Exercised: 6 times
Exercise Calories: 2796