Paris here I come

Monday, 30 March 2009

Wow! Made my annual goal - 35 kg gone forever!

Yay! I'm so happy this week!!! *Heather bounces around the room*. I achieved my first year goal to lose 35 kg in a year, and with 2 weeks to spare! So, I'm aiming to keep it that way and not let it go to my head. I'm not going to let my hair down as I have done occasionally in the past, and then reward myself with food, although I did have Special K chocolatey flakes with a whole banana for breakfast (5 pts), lol.

This morning Joy and I both lost! Joy lost 800 gm (woohoo) and I lost 500 gm! So I now weigh 85 kg and have lost a total of 35.2 kg.

Today I reached my GWEM (goal weight end of March) of 85 kg, and my first year goal to lose 35 kg. I even ran up the hill on the way to school with the kids and bet them....mind you they were carrying bags. I think I need to also start some exercise goals as I've never really done that since being on WW.

For this week:
  1. Go on exercise bike for at least 5 minutes on 4 days.
  2. Go on 1 major walk - over 45 minutes
  3. Go on 1 smaller walk - 10 to 20 minutes

That will do for now - don't want to make it impossible for

Monday, 23 March 2009

Getting closer to First Year Goal!

I can't believe that I lost 900gm this week! I'm so doing a happy dance *Heather jumps around the scales 3 times, jumps onto her bed and does a somersault*! I'd gone over by 20 points this week, so thought it would be marginal whether I lost or gained. But imagine my surprise when I'd nearly lost a kilo!

I'm only 300 gm off making it to my first year goal - which is to lose 35 kg by mid-April. My total loss is now 34.7 kg and I now weigh 85.5 kg.

Another first this week - my 21 year old niece from NZ gave me some jeans (cos they were too big for her - size 14), and they now fit me - yippeeeeee! They feel snug - but apparently look alright on me - I'll have to trust that people aren't just trying to make me feel good and are telling me the truth. But here's a sneak peek at me in them. I think Triny and Sussanah would say I should wear full length jeans...but I'll wait till winter to get another pair of jeans.

Monday, 16 March 2009


I lost again again this week - this made it 3 losses in a row. It may not seem like a big deal to most of you, but the way the week was going, I thought it was going to be a huge gain. I started off OK this week, but then after visiting a good friend who'd made the most delicious cakes....I'd gone over by 25 points in one day!!! Well, make that 2 days, as he'd given me cake to take home (for the kids, HA!) and of course, I helped them eat it too cos it was too much for them to eat on their own! I did save a big bit for Brent...

So, I tried really hard to be good for the rest of the week...and I was really good. How good was I? Well, we had a b'day party at our house for a good friend on Saturday. It was a pizza night, but I didn't have any pizza! I just ate heaps and heaps of smoked salmon salad and had a small sliver of birthday cake. I did munch on nibbles before hand, but had made pita bread crackers to have with dip, so not too high in points compared with cheese and crackers.

So I weighed in at home today, and I was expecting a small gain, but actually lost 400gm! Woohoo - howzat! So total loss is now 33.8 kg, and I weighed in at 86.4 kg. My goal of losing 35 kg by mid-April is looking do-able. Yay!

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

I've been tagged: Seven things you've always wanted to know about me

I've been tagged by Katy @ to post seven things about myself...

So I thought I'd give it a go...hey, why not? :)

The Rules:
1. List these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog.
3. Tell 7 unspectacular quirks about you.
4. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
5.Link the person who tagged you.
6.Leave a comment for each blogger.

It could be nice if you post a personal photo with this post.

Seven Facts about me:

1. My favourite place in the world is the Cinqueterra region in Tuscanny, Italy.

2. I'm married to Brent whom I've known since I was about 4 years old, and had a crush on since I was 12! We've been married for 19 years...ahhhh.

3. I play the piano and la la.

4. I have a fear of creatures with more than 4 legs and this can be very embarrassing as I tend to scream uncontrollably when a bug is too close.

5. I also hate walking on grass in my bare feet...especially Australian grass, NZ grass is less hateable, lol. (Probably something to do with my bug phobia)

6. My favourite type of food is Yum Cha - love the steamed seafood and vegie dumplings.

7. I have a teaching background and have just started working as a Chaplain in 2 local schools, and am really enjoying it.

Seven Unspectacular Quirks about me:

1. I can flare my nostrils.

2. I have size 10 feet.

3. My favourite TV programme is NCIS.

4. I don't like melon of any sort.

5. I'm into savoury more than sweet - but still like sweet things.

6. I have a new phone that I still can't use properly.

7. I cannot waterski but can snow ski.

I don't know how to put links to other people's blogs so I'll just have to copy their URLs...

So, I'm Tagging these great bloggers:

1. Natalie @

2. Carlton @

3. Lisa @

4. Jo @

5. Kathie @

6. Lyn @

7. Bec @

Monday, 9 March 2009

My 1st year goal - 35 kg lighter in 1 year!

I started this WW journey mid-April 08...and was happy just to lose 20 kg because I didn't want to put myself under any pressure to lose or not lose - the ye olde attitude of "don't start something, in case it doesn't work anyway, and then you won't be disappointed".

But almost a year later, I'm amazed to find myself still on track and in the right headspace. I do think journalling or blogging (or whatever helps you remember where you've come from) really has helped me stay motivated. And of course the great friends like Joy, my WW online buddies, and other bloggy friends - you are all are so encouraging. We keep each other going.

My 1st year goal is to lose 35 kg - then I'd weigh 85.2 (a further loss of 1.6kg). I'll actually aim for 37 kg though (the preferred goal, lol) - then I'd be at 83.2 kg (a further loss of 3.6 kg) by the 14th of April. So 2 goals not just 1!

This week (week 46) - I lost 400 gm which was good considering I lost a biggie the week before. I really wanted to hang onto last week's loss! I now weigh 86.8 kg and have lost a total of 33.4 kg.

Monday, 2 March 2009

I think I'm shrinking!

Well this title has a double meaning! Just to be really tricky...I think I'm shrinking in weight (yay) and in height (boo)! I'm too young to be shrinking in height!

I used to be 165 cm tall, but now I'm 163 cm in height! Oh that can't be right - and that means I'll have to change my weight loss goal range...drats! But I might just have my measurements checked again, it could have been the measuring tape (even though it was made of metal and not likely to have stretched like the plastic ones we also have, lol). Brent says I'm too young to be shrinking and wants me to take calcium supplements as I'm not drinking enough milk or consuming enough dairy in general...too many points eh?

On a happier note, I did shrink in weight this week and am going to take my measurements in a tick. It's been ages since I measured myself so I'm looking forward to seeing the difference. I think my tummy will be interesting.

I weighed-in this morning and lost 1.7 kg! So I'm thrilled. But I had gained 1.4 kg last week and was so annoyed with myself that I didn't even post all of last week. So now I weigh 87.2 kg and have lost a total of 33 kg. I'm aiming for a loss of 35 kg by mid-April as that would be a year since I started WW.

Here's an picture update with my sporty clothes on taken today at 87.2 kg:

I'll be back with some measurements soon...

Previously After 33 Weeks
Neck: 37.5 cm
Bust: 104.5 cm
Waist: 94.5 cm
Hips: 119 cm
Thigh: 68 cm
Upper Arm: 42 cm
Calf: 44.5 cm

Now in Week 45
Neck: 36.5 cm (-1 cm)
Bust: 102.5 cm (-2 cm)
Waist: 82 cm (- 12.5 cm)
Hips: 118 cm (-1 cm)
Thigh: 66 cm (-2 cm)
Upper Arm: 41 cm (- 1 cm)
Calf: 43 cm (-1.5 cm)

It's been a slow 11 weeks over the whole Christmas/New Year period and I'm still getting back into weight loss mode. I must've have made a mistake with the waist measurement (- 12.5 cm!!!), that's quite a lot compared to everywhere else. But I do notice that I have waist now and thought it might have been a signicant difference since I last measured myself. So maybe it's right....sort of strange don't you think? But cool, I'm shrinking....