A long weekend of rain and movies

This weekend we have been lucky enough to have a long weekend, courtesy of celebrating the Queen's birthday (although her real one is in April, the commonwealth celebrates it in June…go figure). This has meant 3 days of pure bliss and relaxation.

Friday night I went out to dinner to celebrate a friend's birthday, followed by a catch up with some ladies at my favourite new venue on the coast, the Piano Bar. Seriously, how cool is this for the inside:

(Link: www.facebook.com/ThePianoBarMaroochydore[...]  read more

Week 4 diet measurement results

Last post I was talking about how it was the beginning of the milestone week for my diet, which meant re-taking measurements to see how much I have changed. The best part about taking measurements is that while the scales show some sort of drop, it's not until you can say “I have lost x amount of centimetres from around my hips” that you truly feel the difference.

It's empowering.

It makes you want to keep going.

So how did I fare? I am freaking stoked with the results.

First up, my weight.

This was done on Wednesday and its now Saturday. From jumping on the scales again since (yeah yeah I know I shouldn't) I've actually dropped another half kilo since. Woohoo! Although that may have changed since yesterday, because I did consume several alcoholic beverages last night (and it was GREAT). [...]  read more

12wbt: the fourth week begins

Yesterday marked the official beginning of the 4th week of 12WBT (Michelle Bridge's 12 Week Body Transformation), while simultaneously being the second “milestone” week. Basically it means that on weigh in day this week (Wednesdays) you have to take some measurements to really see exactly how well you are faring.

I'm expecting a pleasing result.

The way the weeks work can be a little confusing, since my first “milestone” week and official weigh in day was in week 1. To compare that to this week, it really only means there has been 3 weeks since my last weigh in. [...]  read more

How I’m losing weight

It's been 2 weeks now since I last started on trying to lose some weight and get my body fit and healthy again. So how am I doing, you ask?

3kg down baby!

Everything is going along nicely, and apart from the first few days where I really struggled hunger wise, everything has been quite good. I thought I would share the tools that I'm using to ensure my weight tracking graph stays on the decline path since who knows, it might help someone else!

At the end of the day, true weight loss is down to diet and exercise, so I have broken it down into those two sections. [...]  read more

Getting sick and learning a lesson

Last week, in the space of 2 days I had mouth ulcers, the beginning of a cold sore, a sore throat and eventually a cold. I think my body is trying to tell me something.

Either my hygiene is disgusting or my immune system is significantly underpowered.

I can't say I've had a lot of stress lately. I have just returned from holidays (still blogging them, as you know) so that was a huge stress relief, but last week my dog just had surgery to get a lump removed (later found to be benign, woohoo). I have just started dieting, and returning to work to a big pile of half done work from my colleagues was also tough, but I have been in much worse positions before.  [...]  read more