Weight-loss Challenge Progress

Stage 1 - 4 kg down!


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Every journey begins with a single step (or pedal stroke)

I rode my bike!!

Yay for me. It wasn't a long ride, long enough for me to test my legs, enjoy the fresh air and get out of the house!

Saturday morning I managed to catch up with SPR to pick up my new kit. I couldn't wait to try it on when I got home - and you can see that once I got it on I was back to bed - major headaches and fatigue. Luckily, it fits - I have a new body thanks to glandular fever - I wasn't sure how *big* to get the new kit. Would love to be smaller and well the only way that is going to happen is with exercise.


Which reminds me of Shaun McManus' advice to a young NOVA listener one day. A girl had rung up asking advice on diet- would a low carb atkin's style diet be a good diet to follow? Shaun replied with something like - every time my wife brings up dieting and changing our food I say "E, X, E, R, C, I, S, E, EXERCISE." So very true in my mind, you can change your diet but if you don't exercise you won't get the results. But saying that, I used to exercise 15 hours a week and couldn't lose weight. Maybe if I could have lost my addiction to chocolate!!

Saying that I need to lose weight but I can't overdo the exercise. I'm way too tired to function properly as it is. I'm getting there slowly, I've altered my diet in a million ways and aim one was to reduce the kJs that were mainly comfort kJs. I've started going back to the chiropractor which is helping immensely.

PS- I still eat chocolate.

Speaking of diet - I have made additional changes to my diet in hope that cutting out certain foods will alleviate some of the pain and fatigue that is holding me back.

Increased:
A million supplements, extra vegies, gluten free products (crumbly pasta), sleep

Lost:
gluten products e.g. 'normal' bread/pasta,

Reduced:
Chocolate, Caffeine (from 6 cups/day to 2), refined sugars

Next to go:
Milk!

3 comments:

HollysDad said...

Try to use Mega B as well - it helps you use your food better. Supposedly.
And EXERCISE...

la bambola said...

I hope that's a joke dad - I'm exercising as much as my body will let me. It's not for a lack of motivation.

HollysDad said...

Joking....