Monday, April 21, 2014

My body is crazy...

Whoopsie daisy. No blog entry for 3 weeks. But - it's now Easter Monday and I have another blissful day off work. Time to recharge the batteries and get some work done around the house. I wish I could say I'd been super productive AND taken hourlong walks all weekend, but none of that would be true... I've slept in, spent time with the family and have just been plain lazy :-) Well, I DID try on all the trousers in my bottom drawer (those which have been too small before), and what can I say - that bottom drawer is now empty and I have no less than 6 "new" pairs of trousers to wear!

About that crazy body: Since today is Monday, it was time to step on the scales. For the last few weeks the weightloss has been pretty mediocre with just about 0,8-0,9 kg lost per week. Turns out my body seems to have been holding out, because this week I've lost 3,7 kg!!! I have no idea what I've done differently this week, other than eating Easter breakfast with work on Wednesday (I even had some bread!). Super happy that my colleague J. seems to be right - she hadn't been in for a week or so and remarked on me looking "much skinnier". Well, I still weigh 126 kg, but with 13,6 kg lost there should be a difference, right?

The next few weeks hold some fun adventures - my parents coming today to stay at the summer house for 1,5 weeks, a two day trip with work, my dad's birthday and another 4 days off work. I shall, uhm, try to get some more exercise in - I really feel like I have to start toning my body more.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

4 weeks, 7,9 kg!

So yeah. That thing about blogging every couple of days? Didn't really happen. But - I can happily report that I'm doing great! I passed the 4 week mark yesterday and my weigh-in showed a loss of 7,9 kg. Almost 2 kg per week! Could I be anything but pleased? 

I have been getting on very well I think. The first few days on the tough diet were pretty hard, but I went to my inner strength and pulled through. Now I'm on a less tough yet effective plan that works out perfectly for my lifestyle and I have taken up lunch walking as well (thankfully the weather is looking pretty good here in Jönköping). I now have a shake for breakfast, some fruit as a mid-morning snack, a healthy meal for lunch (low carb, high in vegetables, lean meat), some fruit in the afternoon and then a shake for dinner. Alternatively, I can have a shake for lunch and then have a proper dinner - I like how flexible I can be with this!

I try to stay clear of putting up too many goals this time around - I know I would be bitterly disappointed if I failed to meet them. However I can already feel some clothes fitting better and will soon be able to try on things in a smaller size. Great feeling I tell you!

I set a goal of 40 km walking for the next 30 days - my regular lunch walk is 2,7 km so this shouldn't be un-achievable at all! I will not be able to walk every single day because of meetings but I always have the possibility of walking home instead (same distance). 

I'll try to keep you updated on a more regular basis from now on!