Paris here I come

Monday, 14 September 2009

Ten years ago...

One of my best friends just celebrated her 10th wedding anniversary with her husband (who is also my friend, lol). I was her matron of honour, and we looked at the wedding photos on Saturday night after a lovely roast dinner. But boy oh boy, I look so much younger now than I did 10 years ago because I was carrying so much extra weight at the time.

I remember when I first started losing weight last year, that I was looking forward to the day I could fit the MOH dress I wore for the wedding. And now seeing the photos, I can't believe how far I've come in over a year - and can't believe I just wanted to get into that dress. It's a really good wake up call for me to continue pressing on towards the goal. I don't want to go back to that place of denial and false happiness. I say it was false happiness because I told everyone I was happy about myself - and even convinced myself I was happy with myself. I don't think I actually was all that happy though...amazing how you can fool yourself...

Today at WI I lost 800 gms so I'm happy with that especially with all the cheese I ate over the weekend. I had a few sessions on the Wii Fit, and then went for a big walk on Saturday. One of our family faves is to go across the Harbour Bridge and get corn on the cob at the Rocks Market. We continued on to walk to Darling Harbour, catch the ferry to Luna Park, and then walk back to the car at Kirribilli. We were going to have a ride at Luna Park but each ride was $10 so we turned up our noses in disgust at the price!

So, I'm back under 90 kg - yet again. And am aiming to get to 88kg by the end of the month. I think I can do it easily especially if I keep those wedding photos in my mind. Back onto the Wii Fit for another session.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

A great day for a birthday!

I just had to post as it's my birthday today. I normally try to keep as low key as possible about my birthday - some sort of denial thing. But today is quite special as it's the 9th of September 2009, 09/09/09! Cool eh? Wouldn't it be amazing if I was turning 9, or 99? But I'm 44 this year and am not happy that I'm slowly creeping towards 50...argh! I'm hoping to be fitter at 50 than I was when I was 40, and so far so good...

Monday, 7 September 2009

Do you eat your emotions?

Yes, I do. I eat my emotions...I did that this week. It was a big week with 2 Father's Day brekkys that I had organised for the 2 schools I'm chaplain at. They went really well and were successful as far as building community within the schools, and the food was also fantastic. But I admit I was stressed about the catering quantites as the numbers kept going up (which was what we wanted). I was so focussed on getting it right for the brekkys that I neglected shopping for my own family and didn't have the 'right food' in my pantry and fridge for me to eat healthily. So, of course, I got right off track eating anything that was there. Plan for the week - go shopping!

I consider my 1.2kg gain getting off could have been a lot worse.

But, we went shopping on Thursday night and bought our family a Nintendo Wii. The package came with a Wii Fit and board, so my goal for the week is to go onto Wii Fit 5 times and spend 30 minutes on the exercises which are quite tough for moi. The muscle strengthening exercises are particularly tough! Press-ups! Abdominals! My arm and tummy muscles are pathetic!

Thank God it's Monday and I have a fresh start....I love Mondays!