Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Weigh In Wednesday - Day 36

Weigh In Wednesday

Unfortunately I'm still unwell and, therefore, still not really getting anywhere.  Yesterday I had the joy of a lengthy visit with the doctor so hopefully things will be on the up and up from here on out.  Either way, I'm still slowly plodding along.  And I honestly mean "slowly plodding" - if you'd seen my walks around the block you would have laughed.  Oh well, some movement is better than nothing and I'm determined to stay on track, as best I can.  Let's hope this coming week will be a goodun though!

That's all I can really say about that.  BUT... you guys are awesome!  I was amazed last week reading through everyone's links - what an inspiration you all are.  Fantastic!  I'm starting to think that I need to share the love and get some of you to guest post - to inspire us and others.  Really, I am that impressed.  So, let me know if you're up for it and we'll sort something out.

Anyhoo... onto my stats...

Weight Loss Goal: -10kgs (-22lbs)
Week's Loss: -0.2kgs (0.44lbs) - yes, that is where I was 2 weeks ago.
Total Loss: -3.7kgs (8.16lbs)
Distance to Goal: 6.3kgs (13.89lbs)
Week's Gym Visits: 0 (umm)
Total Time Exercising: 2hrs 30mins - comprised of numerous "granny" walks
Alcohol Units Consumed: Nil
Date of Last Alcoholic Drink: 31st December 2011
Highlight of the Week:  This is a toughie as not much has been achieved.  But, in all honesty, I am actually stoked that I have lost the weight I have.  I recognize it as a start to a new, healthier Erin and I am excited about losing more and more (and fitting back into all those "old" clothes!).  So, YAY, for positive thinking!

After crunching the numbers, though, it now looks very unlikely that I will reach my goal weight  in the timeframe originally specified as, realistically, I probably won't lose 6.3kgs ( 13.89lbs) in the next 3.5wks.  Regardless, I am determined to keep on keeping on, with the aim to lose as much as I can (and not beat myself up about it if I don't reach that elusive goal).

That said, I think it is about time I began dieting (as opposed to just "watching" what I eat) and start an actual program.  In the past, I've found the Scarsdale Diet to be a great kickstart - the 14 day program is do-able and user-friendly.  This, of course, is not a long-term solution but I will be using it to get back into the swing of things as I start to get serious.  Can you believe that I am actually looking forward to this?  Kinda weird but I'll work with it.  :)

As I could do with a laugh this week (and what better way than to giggle over others' misfortunes?), today's clip is a loving tribute to one of my personal nemises - the exercise ball.  I suggest you don't have a drink whilst watching this... or your screen may end up a little wet.  ;)

Amusing, no? At least I have now filled my country quota... so you shouldn't be subjected to any more thigh-slapping tunes.  This time I do promise.  ;)

One more little thing before I go - don't forget to check out my birthday giveaway.  And then trot off to see what everyone else has on offer for Lucy's Fugly Fabric Party.  :)

OK... time for you to inspire me.  Link up and spread the news.  I love this part!



  1. Two and a half hours of 'granny' walks is good if you are not feeling well!!! And, depending on which granny you are modelling yourself on, it could well be a very good workout... LOL!!! You're right, don't beat yourself up about not achieving the goal, if indeed you don't meet it. Just extend the time frame. The aim is to lose the weight, not to do it in record time. Keep thinking of the clothes you can already fit into...

  2. I'm with Pam - walking when you're not well is fabulous! Stick with the positive thinking - you've done fabulous so far! :)

    There's a great calorie counting app (also website) called Myfitnesspal if you're into calorie counting. It even gives you stats for the week - in case you're a bit of a stat nerd hehehe!

    Hope that you're feeling better soon Erin!

  3. That video was pretty funny! The fact that you've been getting out and still doing stuff even though you've been sick is really great. There are days when I don't feel like doing jack (and I'm not sick) so hopefully this week you'll be feeling better and you'll start seeing some better results!!

  4. Boo to still not feeling well, hope the doc will have some answers for you and you're back to normal(?!) soon! Well done for shifting some weight anyway, even with the granny walks, and good luck with the dieting :o)

  5. Stick with it, Erin. It took me a long time to realise that these things really can't be rushed and as long as we're determined we will eventually reach our goals. So what if it takes longer than we first thought, the important thing is that we get there in the end, right?
    And wow, how good are you - still managing to go for walks when you're not feeling your best - that's some major inspiration for us all right there, good on you!!

  6. Sorry you're still not feeling well, I hope the doctor had some useful advice. Take care x

  7. The video is so funny!!
    Oh sweetie I think you're amazing and hope things get better very soon :)
    Regardless of weight I want a healthy Erin!

  8. I'm so sorry you're still sick - but I'm extremely impressed that you still managed to go out for your "granny" walks. Great to see you lost weight though this week - good job! And nevermind about the deadline! Deadlines are good when setting goals, they keep you going and they are supposed to motivate you, but stuff happens and sometimes you just have to move the target a little bit! Keep going for it... you're doing awesome.

  9. Awesome video, Erin! Great progress -- keep it up!