Thursday, April 30, 2009

I had a loss!

Wow...after my gain last week, I had a loss of 1.4kg this week. This makes a total loss of 7.1kg and I'm one happy woman. I walked every day this week for 4km and will continue this. It's funny though...I've had no loss at all in my measurements this week. Obviously it's either one or the other! LOL.

According to Map My Run, these are my April stats.

Kilometres walked: 88.18km
Kilojoules burnt: 16,740
Days walked: 26 out of 30
Weight lost: 1.8kg

I also bought one of those Nike sensors for my iPod yesterday. After calibrating it correctly, I used it this morning for my 4km walk. It was fabulous! It tells you when you've reached each kilometre and tells you when you're halfway through and then counts down until the end. I haven't tried the other options which are a timed workout or a calorie burning workout. I'm not sure if the calorie burning thing is accurate because according to this morning's workout, I burned 418 calories. Map My Run said I burned 748kj and that's equal to 187 calories. Not sure what the story is there.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Points to ponder

I jumped on the scales this morning to do my usual naked morning weigh. I're not supposed to but it's always a good indication for me as to how I'm going. Well, they said 97.6kg! OMG!! So that makes me even more determined to continue with my walking and pts counting. I've discovered that even going over my pts by one or two makes a big difference at the end of the week. So I've been very good this week.

I've done a 4km walk every day so far this week. I am totally exhausted when I get home (& busting for a wee!) but afterwards, I feel sooo good. So that will continue.

If someone had told me 6 months ago that I would love low-fat plain yoghurt, I would've said they were crazy! But I fave is Vaalia and I put 2 tblsp on my muesli for brekkie. Yum! I can't do flavoured yoghurt on cereal; it's too sweet so plain is the one for me. It has a tart flavour and is also yummy with my canned peaches. The consistency is almost like cream and I have it every day.

I've just finished lunch and that was a turkey, lettuce, tomato, beetroot and hommus sandwich. Thumbs up for that baby! Tonight we have Maccas for dinner and my choice is a Lean Beef Burger for 4 pts. Nothing else. I might whip up a salad if I feel the urge but usually I don't have anything with it (unless I've saved some pts for a 4.5 small serve of french fries..god..they're divine!). So that's my day. Hoping everyone else is motivated right now.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A gain this week

Bugger...I gained 0.5kg this week. I wasn't overly surprised as my scales at home hadn't indicated a loss plus I changed my clothes this week. I usually wear a sleeveless lightweight dress but the weather is changing a bit now so I wore lightweight black pants & a T-shirt. These will be my weigh-in clothes for the rest of autumn/winter. LOL.

Anyway, I went for my 4km walk today. I was determined to do it and managed to clock it in 50 mins so got 3.5 pts for that. I needed those pts as I had a chicken schnitzel turkish bread for lunch! I counted that baby as 10.5 pts. Egad!

We had really yummy smoked salmon patties from the STGTBT book 5 for dinner. I borrowed all five books from my BF and just happened to have all the ingredients for this. I had my two patties with some beans and 3 raw carrots. DH & DD had 5 patties each!! Everybody loved them so that's always good.

So I shall continue my 4km walks for the rest of this week and see how I improve. Hope everyone is going well.

Monday, April 20, 2009


I just decided to do a quick check of my measurements. Normally I do this on Wednesday (my weigh in day) but I was curious. Nothing seems to be happening with the scales this week but, oh my waist has dropped another 1.5cm in the past week! I've been doing this exercise thing quite seriously since April 1st and I've lost 4.5cm off my waist, 5cm off my bust and 3cm off my hips in that time! That's amazing considering before that, I'd only lost 4cm off my waist between January & March! Obviously the exercise is working. So even if I don't lose much or stay the same this week, I'm pretty happy with that.

Here are my updated stats:

Weight: 98.8 - total loss of 6.2kg
Bust: 115.5cm - total loss of 11.5cm
Waist: 106.5cm - total loss of 8.5cm
Hips: 124cm - total loss of 11cm.

No wonder the track pants I put on this weekend were big on me!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Another loss this week

I'm just back from my meeting and lost 0.4kg this week. That was pretty good considering I did have a little Easter Egg attack on Sunday & Monday. But I walked 6 days out of 7 so my goal this week is to walk every day. I'm also going to extend how far I walk. Should be interesting!

I had my mother over for dinner Saturday night and made our new family favourite, Pork in Plum Sauce. It's soooo yummy.

1.5 tbsp light soy sauce (I actually use normal soy sauce)
1.5 tbsp sherry
2 tsp chilli sauce (or sweet chilli sauce)
garlic to taste
1/2 tsp Chinese five spice

460g pork (I use pork fillet & cut it up while still frozen..that way you can get very thin slices)
2 tsp oil of your choice
shallots (spring onions or whatever you call them)
3/4 cup SPC plum sauce

Mix all the marinade ingredients & place the sliced pork in it to marinade for 2 hours or longer.
Heat oil in pan or wok and saute onion & capsicum until soft, add shallots and stir fry for about 1 minute. Add pork and stir fry until cooked, add the plum sauce & remaining marinade. You may need a bit of cornflour to thicken it up a bit (not included in pts total).

Serves 4 - 4.5 pts per serve

Serve with cooked rice (2 pts). You can also add any other vegies that you like. Mushrooms are good in this too.

Monday, April 13, 2009

1 2 3...go!

So this is my first post! I've been doing WW since January 2009 and have lost 5.8kg so far. I've done WW many times before but this time something seems to have clicked in my brain and I'm finding it much easier and it's working! I have also just started walking regularly and log all my walks at a website called Map My Run. It's so motivating to see how I've improved. I can now walk further and faster than when I started and it's only been about 2.5 weeks.

Just for the record, here are my starting stats:

Weight: 105kg
Bust: 127cm
Waist: 115cm
Hips: 135cm

Also, a nice 'before' pic.