Sunday, January 30, 2011

Weight loss, week 1.

Okay, okay I know I have not posted about this and to be honest have not really done much at all. Last week I was very good and managed to control myself totally. Was supposed to weigh in on Monday  but it started raining on Sunday and was like a cyclone for Monday - Wednesday, so couldnt face running into gym in the rain. Not only that but I started with a sore throat on Monday and have felt like death warmed up since then. I eventually gave in and went to the doctor on Friday. Since most doctors here charge upfront and you have to clam back from medical aid, and since I am always broke I never actually go to the doctor if I can help it. Anyway, this time I was not improving at all so was forced to go and get antibiotics. I feel much better today on day 3 of the antibiotics, so I know I did the right thing. I have not been eating properly and when I have it has been things like ice-cream and custard, but even that was just a few spoonfuls. Unfortunately, despite starving myself I have not managed to lose weight, grrr. At least I havent picked up though. I will re-weigh in tomorrow and be back on the wagon for this week.

On another note, I bought a little piggybank for the money I put in when I have lost. I wanted a pretty pink one, but I made the mistake of taking Brenda with me and she liked the gold. It says on the side "One day I will be rich"  The reflection was entirely an error, but if I ever have to do another selfportrait I know how to get reflections now lol.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Weight loss

Ok, yesterday was the big day. I weighed myself and started on my diet. Since I need to wait until payday to really get the new food, my aims for this week are not to drink coke, try to eat reasonable healthy and to drink water. Hopefully that will be enough to show a little bit of a loss at least. Especially since I have been drinking gallons of coke lately. My aim is to weigh in each Monday. I will have a Friday as my day to slip if I feel like anything naughty - Fat Friday as they used to call it at Brendas school. For each kg that I lose I plan on putting R5 into a money box and then at the end I will have a bit of money to treat myself. If I dont lose, then I will have to forgo my Fat Friday for that week.
So, in the interests of transparency I have to admit here that I weigh 134.4kgs! (shock, horror) I cannot believe that I have left myself to get so fat! OH well, hopefully this is the last time I weigh this much!

Thursday, January 6, 2011


One of the things Mel has done with my little word is to make a talisman to remind you of your word. Not being very creative on the beading/jewellery side I never really thought of doing this. Not only that I am not that creative, but I dont really wear jewellery that much and dont see the point in buying a lot of equipment that I will hardly use. Until today, that is. Brenda had a mosaicing class at our local craft shop, so I went early to browse accidentally arrived a few minutes early to fetch her. I happened to be down the beading and findings aisle and noticed that they sell ready made necklaces that you can add your own charms to. They also have a huge selection of charms/findings and I just couldn't resist. I debated for a long time on what to add to my talisman, but I am quite happy with the final selection.

The big love heart in the middle is actually for attitude, to remind me to love myself and other people more. Then there is a knife, fork and spoon, which is to remind me about eating healthily. The handbag is actually to remind me to save money. This was as close as I could find to money. The cross is to remind me to thank God for everything he has given me, to count my blessings and concentrate on the important things in life. You can't really see it, but there is also a leaf which is to remind me that I must turn over a new leaf this year. I really don't wear jewellery much, but I hope to remember to wear this.

When Brenda saw it she was trying to guess what the pieces were for. She got the heart and the cutlery, but when she saw the bag her reaction was: "oh, you're going to buy a smaller handbag!" Who says my bag is too big, lol.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

One little word 2011

I did this last year and although I did fall off the wagon a bit in the middle of the year I think I am much more organised than I was at the start of last year. Basically the concept with this is that you take one little word to symbolise how you will be living your life this year. There are a lot of places around who are doing this but I will be following on Mel's blog. I have been following Mel for a few years and hers is one of my favourite blogs.
Choosing a word was quite difficult. Firstly I thought of Friends, with all the stress that has happened in my life the last few years I have been very bad at keeping up with my friends. Both due to time and sometimes I just havent actually felt like it. Then I thought of healthy because once again I really need to lose weight. Then I thought of positive because I feel like I have been in a bit of a negative spiral lately, and need to change that. Then that brought me on to my final word that I have chosen and that is.....................


I think that can encompass all 3, so what I want to change is the following

my attitude: this will encompass being positive and being more in contact with my friends, also continuing to be more organised and just getting my life in order

my weight: obviously lose and be more active

my finances: I need to make a serious dent in my debt repayments over the next year.

I have infact put a few things in place over the last few months on the finance side which will definitely continue over the next few months. But I need to start working on the others. I will hopefully be posting on here at least weekly to update on my progress.