10 October 2006

WW's Update

After a disappointing result last week, I had a fantastic loss of 1.15kgs this week! (or 2.5lbs for my U.S friends) :)

I had a big lunch out on Sunday with friends and had far too much food and even some wedding cake (which was mud cake of course) so was worried it may have jeopardised the good work I had done all week, but it obviously hadn't caught up with me yet. So I guess I had better be extra good this week so that it doesn't.

The exercise is going well. I am doing an hour of walking just about every other day and today I went rollerskating with the girls (and I think my legs will be reminding me of it tomorrow!) I am also trying to get in some toning exercises on the fitball, in the hopes that when I reach goal I won't be just a mass of flabby skin. lol

I am enjoying the holidays with the girls but so far have not had much time for 'my' stuff. I am taking them bowling in the morning and maybe to lunch so then I plan to spend the afternoon in my craft room. I have a lot of things I want to get done and some sketches to get up at 123-Scrap! before tomorrow night.

This is going to be a tough week emotionally (Dad's 60th birthday is on Thursday and his and mum's 39th wedding anniversary on Saturday) so I am just trying to take it one day at a time and not use it as an excuse to eat my way out of the depression. I think an hour on the treadmill or paving the poundment is a far more sensible way to deal with it. Let's just hope it works.

A friend has invited me to a Christmas card workshop on Thursday night, and I can't decide if I should go to in order keep my mind on other things, or just stay home with my thoughts and remember and celebrate my dad's life rather than trying to hide from it. I don't know, I think I will just wait until Thursday and see how I am feeling then.

06 October 2006

I love getting new shoes!

I don't often spoil myself with new shoes. I am the type of person that wears shoes to death and then begrudgingly goes to buy new ones when I have to. (Having said that I did get a new pair of New Balance walking shoes last week but they were a necessity because my shins and toes were hurting after walking.)

The new shoes I got today are for work and for wearing out and are pretty cute. Check them out!

I'm officially on holidays!

Woohoo! I have the next week off with the girls for the school holidays and am really looking forward to it. Can't wait to do some fun stuff with them and also get some time doing my stuff, like scrapbooking and cardmaking.

This weeks WW's Update:

Well Monday night was the first week I haven't lost anything since I started. But I didn't put on either so that is a good thing I guess. After two work lunches, and a wedding (where almost all of the food was fried) it's probably a wonder I didn't gain.

I also weighed with shoes on whereas I normally take the weight off for my shoes. So as dh reminded me, if I had taken them off I would have actually lost about 300g. From now on though I have decided just to leave them on so it will be consistent so maybe I will show a better loss for it next week.

I have done lots of walking this week, and am LOVING my new iPod Nano. Listening to some upbeat music while I walk has made such a difference. I actually enjoy my walk now, whereas before it was kind of just a chore.

This photo was taken on Sunday at the wedding we went to. Just thought I'd share a current photo since it's been a while.

Here's hoping I can keep my head out of the cupboards while I'm home next week! The trick will be to keep myself busy and I'm sure that won't be a problem.