Tuesday, 30 October 2012

A Good Week

This past week has been a good week for me, not a great week, but a good week nonetheless.

I changed my eating plan and, for the next 30 days, am following the LEANing Challenge with We Are Slimming.  This first week I lost 1.8kg which I am really happy with.  The few kgs that I picked up while on holiday in NZ in August seem to be stuck with glue and I have been really battling to get them off.  It looks like they might be coming off now.

This eating plan is very much like the 500cal/day that I did a few months ago except that you can have more than 500cal a day !  No dairy, no sugar, no carbs, no wheat, no soft drinks (which is killing me I have to be honest !!) BUT I am enjoying the food.  It just means that I need to be more organised and better prepared as it isn't that easy to grab food on the fly. (Bugger, just remembered I left the avo to go with my lunch at home !!!)  Oh well, at $2.50 per avo, it just means I can save a bit of money as I won't have to buy avos as soon as I thought I would !

The one downside of my week has been very little exercise - mainly because last week the weather was really cr*ppy and then on Friday when A and I were taking the dogs for a walk, I hurt my knee.  Iced it Friday night and spent a lot of Saturday on the couch icing it.  The good thing is that on Sunday it felt so much better that last night we went for a 45 min walk without it twingeing at all.

I am hoping to go for a short run tonight (weather permitting) before we fetch my folks to take them out to dinner for my Mom's 75th birthday tonight.

I would like to put a call out to whoever swopped my child, can you please not swop her back - ever - and I really do mean - ever !!!!  This child (young adult ?) that I have that is helpful, considerate, patient and  understanding is so different from the grumpy, cranky pants wearing child that normally resides in our home, and I would dearly love her to stay forever (or am I just living in cloud cuckoo land ?)  I guess I will just be grateful for however long she stays !

I have committed to a new challenge with Tracey from Bliss Amongst Chaos for the month of November - 30 mins exercise per day.  I know that all the people I have spoken to about training etc have advised me about how rest days are just as important as training days but I have figured that, if on a rest day I only just go for a walk with A and the dogs, it really isn't training, it is just getting out there and moving my legs and surely it won't hurt ?  So if you are up for it - join it - the more the merrier !

Linking in with the lovely Jess from dairyofasahm for #IBOT for the very last time on this blog - good luck with your rebrand Jess - I am sure that your readers will follow you !

TFTD : The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss and have found their way out of the depths.  These people have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness and a deep loving concern.  Beautiful people do not just happen.

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    1. For sure !
      Life is good right now.
      Take care !
      Me

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  2. Glad you had a good week! I need to get my ass moving again now. Holidays are OVER, no excuses now!

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    1. THat's right - do you want me to start holding you accountable ? Or are you good to go ?
      Enjoy your two days off !
      Me

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  3. It does sound like a good week. You are in a good place. Hooray!

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    1. Thanks Seana - yes, it is a good place to be in right now !
      Have the best week and take care of yourself as you recover.
      Me

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  4. look at you go! you are totally soaring, i love reading how well you are doing and how much you are enjoying things xx

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    1. Thanks Lyndal - I am loving being so motivated at the moment - I think having more energy because I am eating correctly helps as well !!
      Lotsa hugs
      Me

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  5. Go you! I am planning on Tracey's challenge as well. I tried 30 minutes a day last month with Kate Says Stuff's Operation Move but it didn't really go well for. Hope to have a better month in November

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    1. Thanks Rhianna - I hope you have a better month too. I think it helps when you have a forum where you are accountable.
      Good luck !
      Me

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    1. Thanks Jacana !
      Have the best day.
      Me

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  7. Glad to hear you are still going strong with the new eating plan and even better news to hear about A - I wouldn't want to swap her back either!
    Stacey-Lee x

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    1. Thanks Stacey-Lee. I have so much more energy and am feeling really good.
      Long may this continue - tonight she was helping with dinner and wanted to set up meal plans for the next week !!!! As I said - who has swopped out my daughter ???? I love having her around though I must be honest - such a pleasure !
      Have a great week !
      Me

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  8. Off to check out Tracey's challenge - good on you for your efforts - i agree with the walking as good "rest day" activity.

    Your TFTD happens to be a quote i have prepared for tomorrow LOL great minds connected! xxx Enjoy your swapped child ; )

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Deb - love it when great minds think alike !
      I am so enjoying my swopped child - she is just an absolute pleasure to have around. Tonight she wanted to set up meal plans for next week so she could organise which nights she was cooking and which nights I/A were cooking !!!! Gotta love that.
      Have a great day !
      Me

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  9. Well done on your weight loss - it's great to finally get things going in the right direction again, isn't it? Good luck with the 30 mins in 30 days challenge - I'm off to check that out too.

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    1. Thanks Kirsty - would love it if you joined the challenge - the more the merrier.
      It is good to finally be moving in the right direction again - it's been too long !
      Have the best day !
      Me

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  10. Well done and good luck with the November challenge. I really love reading all of you TsFTD; so inspiring.

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    1. Thank you for that. I often wonder if anyone actually reads them or if they are just applicable to me so it's good to hear that you love reading them - I will keep them coming !!
      Have a great day !
      Me

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  11. Cant wait to see how you go on your new eating plan. I need to try something - really need to cut out the 1 soft drink I have a day for a start.

    I hope next week is a great week xx

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    1. I am really enjoying this new eating plan. I think because K is doing it with me, and by default A is eating very similar too, it has been quite fun working out meals with her. Tonight she wanted to sit down and do a meal plan for next week so she could work out what nights she was cooking and what nights A or I would be cooking. It is like I have a different child in my home - just an absolute pleasure to have around the house.
      I am also hoping that next week will be a great week !
      Have the best day !
      Me

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