Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Weigh In Wednesday - Day 43

Weigh In Wednesday

Hellooooo.  How is everyone going?  Well, I hope.  I must say - I am GRRRREAT!  After weeks of ooginess I am finally feeling back to my normal self and have managed to get back into life - work, friends, gym etc.  Yippee.

And, if that news isn't good enough then how about this...

I'm over half way to my goal weight!  Excuse me while I disappear for a happy dance.  And maybe some jumping on the couch.  Ala Tom Cruise.

Ok, enough of that.  Back to business.   As per last week's post, on Saturday I started The Scarsdale Diet, which is an easy-to-follow 14 day program that I like to use as a kick-start for weightloss.  Honestly, I do not adhere to it to the last letter (tsk tsk) as I will make myself a varied salad when the menu might specify just tomatoes.  I guess that I mainly use it all as a guide to give me a kick-start back into the whole swing of things... whilst also allowing for some (minimal) adjustments to make the whole ordeal a little more realistic and, thus, more of a long-term lifestyle change.  Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.  ;)

Time for the stats?  Are you ready?  I am!

Weight Loss Goal: -10kgs (-22lbs)
Week's Loss: -1.9kgs (4.19lbs)
Total Loss: -5.6kgs (12.35lbs)
Distance to Goal: 4.4kgs (9.70lbs)
Week's Gym Visits:2
Total Time Exercising: 2hrs
Alcohol Units Consumed: Nil
Date of Last Alcoholic Drink: 31st December 2011
Highlight of the Week: Saying no to the offer of churros and chocolate.  It didn't even hurt!

Happy dance.  Happy dance!  It is such a nice feeling to have a good week.  Getting back to the gym has been t.o.u.g.h. but I am trying not to push myself too much.  I might have slipped a little bit whilst being sick but I can still acknowledge that I am much better than I was just 2 little months ago.  I now am aiming to get back to the point where the treadmill and I are friends again.  Not there yet!

After all the excitement, please excuse me while I dampen the mood, just a tad.  As I'm sure you are all aware, Whitney Houston passed during this week.  As with the loss of anyone, particularly someone who has gone at a young age, it is time for tears but also time to realise that life is short.  We have to make the best with what we are given and live life to the full.  So, as a tribute to Ms Houston, this week's clip is the amazingly motivational and beautiful, Step By Step.

Over to you.



  1. You are doing GREAT with your weight loss goals! Way to go. :D So sad that Whitney is gone at such a young age.. what a voice she had. Keep up the great work with your plans to your goal weight!! xo

  2. Wow, you are doing so great! You really turned it on this week. Way to go!

  3. had a really great week...way to go! :)
    Thank you for sharing the inspiring song. Yep I agree that we should not take life for granted..just be thankful and try to stay positive..:)

  4. Woohoo, go you! Glad you've got the whole diet/exercise things worked out for you. Did you have to send the ick over here though? Just sayin'...

  5. Congrats on the weight loss. Have a great day : )

  6. Erin that is FANTASTIC!! So pleased for you!
    I'm working like a mad thing on my secret quilt so won't be blogging or linking up. Have to get this done!!
    I was thinking of making those green monster smoothies for breakfast - I need a kickstart too :)

  7. Congratulations!! Sounds like you are doing well and I'm quite impressed with your ability to turn down churros and chocolate. Not something I could do! Not much farther and you will be at your goal!

  8. Way to go Erin... awesome week!

  9. Hey Erin, I just wanted to let you know that I gave you the Liebster Blog award. You rock and I love reading your blog! :)

  10. Erin - You might have been pretty busy. I hope all is well with you.

    I'm nominating you for the Liebster Blog award. I posted about it here :)

    I hope you will accept it. :D