Tuesday, 10 September 2013

A Long Overdue Post


It's been a while since I have posted about my health / weight issues - mainly because I have been tracking along quite well although not at any great rate of knots.

Yesterday afternoon I had appointments with my dietician and my hormone doctor.  I drove away from there feeling so happy - it was such a good feeling.  To finally feel like everything is falling into place and settling down into some sort of normalcy (well as normal as anyone's body can be !!)

Firstly, my visit to the dietician - total loss to date 7.6kgs (loss over holiday 0.2kg).  My body fat % has reduced by 7.8% (I have another 7% body fat to lose to get into a healthy range.)  My body fat has reduced by 8.3kg.  My lean body mass has increased by 5.3kg.  And my hydration levels have improved.  She is very happy with my fat loss and lean body mass increase - so if she is happy, I'm happy !

Then I went to my Maxine (real name Maura) and she looked at my blood results and, apart from my Vitamin D levels which have dropped despite taking my daily Vitamin D drops, there are no issues.  I can continue with what I am doing and only have to go back to see her in December.  So, she is happy with where I am, which means I am happy too !

My exercise is coming along nicely (except for yesterday because I had both these appointments after work and by the time I got home and had done dinner, I wasn't up to doing much at all !).  I have been walking just about every day.  I have been on the stationary bike as well as doing the crunches, reverse crunches and daily planks.  On the weekend, we took our road bikes out on Saturday and Sunday morning - it was so good to get out on the road.  The weather was just beautiful - and the time we spent on the bike was a great way to spend some of our weekend !!!!

So, for those who have been following my tumultuous journey through menopause / weight gain / drop off in exercise - I am hoping that this is the turning point.  I am feeling so positive and upbeat about where I am right here - right now - it's a great feeling and I just wish I could bottle it up so I could have a sip of it when I am feeling cr*p and things aren't so positive !!!

Because it is Tuesday, and #IBOT, it's time to link up with Jess from Essentially Jess.
 
Have you linked in today ?
 
Have the best day !

TFTD : Never forget where you've been. Never lose sight of where you're going. And never take for granted the people who travel the journey with you.

53 comments:

  1. Oh honey what awesome news to read. I've been behind with keeping up with posts, what with pregnancy and new baby, my head has been elsewhere. It's so nice to pop over here and read such a wonderful happy update. I'm so pleased for you, I hope things continue on the up for you. X

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    1. You are totally allowed to get behind on reading when you have one new little bub and two other children to look after !!!
      Have a great week !
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  2. Congratulations for being the new you

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  3. Here's to good news and smooth sailing - and you forgot to mention you are featured on Random Acts of Zen....

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    1. LOL - thank you ! It's not something I would do - let people know I was featured anywhere !!! I'm the shy one - remember !!!
      Have a great week !
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  4. That is great news!! Your health is so important and it is good that you are taking steps to look after yourself. Fabulous numbers too, you are obviously doing it right. Looking forward to seeing you in two days! Yay

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    1. Thanks and me too !!!
      See you tomorrow !
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  5. Well done you! I'm so glad you are finally have success, sometimes I little bit is all you really need to kickstart things :)

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    1. Absolutely - once you start to lose it is easier to keep going isn't it ?
      Have a great day !
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  6. Well done! I need to shift 6kgs since my last baby who is 9 months now. I am breastfeeding but I never lose when I am doing it! My body clings to that milk fat for at least 6 months post-weaning. Blame hormones for everything!
    Keep up the good work!

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    1. I didn't breastfeed long enough for it to make a difference - mind you, I think I would be like you, it probably wouldn't have made much difference to my loss anyway !
      Have the best week !
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  7. I am so happy to hear all this L! I'm glad things are on track and you are feeling much better! xo Aroha

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    1. Thank you A - it's good to feel back in control.
      Have a great week - I know how hectic everything is for you right now.
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  8. Congrats! Hope this is the turning point for you x

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  9. Yay you!! Glad you are making progress and are feeling happy where you are. Keep up the good work, you're an inspiration x

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    1. Thank you R - I really appreciate you saying that !
      I hope that these last few weeks go well for you.
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  10. Wow! You are an inspiration. I cannot wait till I write a post just like this. I am certainly on my way, but to actually be there is just fantastic. Well done to you :)

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    1. Thanks Becc - I still have a way to go with my weight loss but it's good to have all the other stuff mostly sorted out.
      Have a great week !
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  11. Congratulations. Sounds like you are going well on a tough journey. Onwards and upwards!

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  12. WOHOOO!!!! Go L, you are doing SO amazingly!!!!! So glad to hear you are happy with your results, as you completely should be!

    I love that you put a asterix in CRAP! so cute!

    Shine on lovely lady xxxx

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    1. Thank you Meagan - it's so good to see you back around cyberspace - I've missed you heaps !!!
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  13. Congratulations lovely lady! You are doing awesome

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    1. Thanks Tegan - see you on Friday ! Have an absolute ball at ProBlogger !!
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  14. Oh sounds fantastic! Well done! I am suffering from a similar drop off in exercies/weight gain, but it's been since having tiny children that's done it for me! If I don't get moving soon I will regret it. Actually, I already do regret it. MUST MOVE MY ARSE!

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    1. LOL - I don't even have little children to blame !!!
      Have a great day and keep moving !
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  15. Well done, Linda! So great to hear about your achievements! So deserving! x

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    1. Thanks Grace - I really appreciate you saying that !
      Have a great day !
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  16. Great to hear all is going well and you are sounding a lot happier :)

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    1. Thanks Jackie - I am certainly feeling a lot better.
      Have a great day !
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  17. Awesome L! You have come so far and made some huge changes to get back to the healthy you, and you are so well on your way!

    It's hard, but so worth it :)

    MC xxx
    #teamIBOT

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    1. Thanks MC - you are right - it is hard work but so worth it !!
      Have a great day and take care of yourself !!
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  18. I love that feeling too... and yep, I'd bottle it up for crap days if I could too.

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    1. If only we could hey Chris !!!
      Have the best day you can !
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  19. Brilliant news, I hope it continues. xxx Rae

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  20. YIPPEEEE - great news to be heading in to PB with, lots of confidence, great news and a much happier path ahead. We'll have to celebrate this weekend :)

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    1. Sounds like a plan !!!
      See you there.
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  21. Love your TFTD, sounds like you are kicking some awesome milestone goals!
    #teamIBOT

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    1. Thank you !!!
      Have the best day !
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  22. Exercise is very effective for weight loss. Exercise converts calories in energy. It is very good from your side. You are doing nice job.

    Aaron |
    Mobile Massage

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  23. Congrats and yay for you. I am so glad you are happy with your progress. Enjoy PB!!

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    1. Thanks Ann - have the best day and a big hug for Speedy !!!
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    1. Thanks Rita !
      Have a great day !
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  25. Congrats! That is really great. YOu should be so proud of yourself.

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    1. Thanks Sam - I am happy with what I have achieved but really need to stay focussed to achieve goal weight and optimum fitness for a 48yo!!!
      Have the best day !
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  26. Hormones are a bitch. And you are a freaking ROCK STAR!

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  27. Lovely, I'm so glad it's going along well for you!! It's a credit to your determination.
    PS, thanks for joining in with my project yesterday xx

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