Pressure’s on!!

I’m feeling the pressure!  Organising all my meals, trying to get the exercises right, finding time, making time, reading everything, recording everything I eat, calories burnt, first weigh in ……I know I’ll be fine in a week or so. I do like to be organised so that helps.

My weigh in was OK – 100g down from my initial weigh in, but I have to remember that my start weight when I signed up in early October was 64kg (my new scales weighed me 3kg more than I thought I weighed so that was a blow!!) and I’m now 62.1kg  which means I’ve actually lost very close to 2kg since I started on the pre-season tasks.  I’m happy with that and I can already notice it in my clothes.  I can’t believe I once weighed under 50kgs, I must have been skin & bone.  I have had more friends tell me I don’t need to lose weight and that women of a certain age lose it from their faces which make them look older – well thanks for that helpful info!!! 

I am enjoying the meals I’ve been having.  Some are already favourites which I’ll use again but some I’m glad I’ve tried but won’t do again.  It’s good to have a variety of choices and it’s all made so easy with shopping lists and recipes on tap.  It’s just finding the time to do it all.

I also found a nice friendly Facebook page for fabulous, fit ladies over 50 and they’ve been very supportive and welcoming.  I do find the forums on the 12wbt web site interesting but hard to keep up with so am reducing my contact there and using the fb support group. I posted a bit of anxious ‘I’m not coping’ comment this morning and have had some lovely comments from women I don’t even know, who have offered encouragement and support.  So nice!!

This morning I went for a run at 6.20am and found it a good way to get the exercise in for the day but didn’t have much energy to run for too long without stopping.  I think I’m one of those people who need something to eat before I exercise.   I used to always go walking with a friend  in the early morning and it set me up for the day ahead.  She moved away and that stopped the early morning walks.

After my run I came home and had scrambled egg with smoked salmon and it was just what I needed, I loved it!! It’s my favourite breakfast so far. I enjoyed the roast beef sandwich today and then made the chicken, avocado and orange rocket salad for dinner as I had a chi ball class until 6.30pm and needed something quick.  I was supposed to have the Teriyaki chicken and vegetable stir fry but read the recipe too late as it needed to marinate for at least half an hour and I just needed to eat something quickly. My husband really enjoyed the salad as well which was a bonus. I wasn’t as hungry today as I have been and have tried to drink even more water to stop the hunger pangs.

I hope things will improve even more in the next few days.  I decided this morning that it’s not just a body transformation it’s a whole of life transformation as you have to be prepared to change so much about yourself to achieve the results you want. 

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