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Week 2 Stats

Yay for Week 2!
In week 2 I:
went walking on 4 days in the week (which was my goal)
tracked for all meals (except for Saturday lunch where I was out)

I weighed in this morning at 135.8kg (299lbs) with a loss of 1.2kg (2.6lbs). That is a total of 5.1 kg lost (11.2lbs).

Notables of this week past: diarrhoea (incredibly stressful situation) followed by constipation as my digestive system adjusted. Getting my period which was the worst one for a while because of stopping breastfeeding at the beginning of the year. Taking dinner and some snacks to a regular games night which meant that I was in control of my food and stuck to my plan. Talking to a health coach from the Get Healthy program and being honest with him about my weight. Man it is hard to do.

This week’s challenge is a day trip to visit my sister almost 3 hours away. The morning drive I will want to have breakfast on the run. And on the drive home in the night I will want to have sugar and caffeine to keep me going. I need to think about how to plan this trip. Not worried about food at my sister’s place with her own success at getting fit and healthy.

This week’s goals: walk on 4 days and lose 1 kg (2.2lbs).

Action items: take my bust-waist-hip measurements so that I can keep track of those as well.

Four days in

I feel good, it is easy as long as I have control. Exercise on 2 days. Have tracked for 4 days and have stayed within points. Am sleeping reasonably well. I am tired, though. I got on the scales this morning and have lost over 2kg. I had thought I was retaining water so I am not that surprised.

I have one point left today. I don’t know how to spend it. I could have a chocolate. I have 10 activity points after exercise that I have not spent. So, I could have a milo. Or I could just leave it alone. I am not hungry so I think I will leave it.

I have set up a list of dinner options in my phone and recipes so that if I don’t know what to have I have 20 odd options which I can look to. There are recipes for slow cooking and recipes for fast cooking. Recipes for low points and some that are a little higher in points. But the point is I should not be caught out with no ideas and resort to bad choices.

I already feel like it is a little overwhelming. But that is my tired thoughts speaking. I have done so well. I went out this afternoon with the some friends and there were nuts and home made fruitcake and I did not have any. I have done so well.

It is really about me being able to control my food and having enough time (or tricks) to prepare meals that fit within my program.

There is a new service that the NSW government is providing. It is a phone counselling service for health. It is a 6 month program where you get up to 10 calls to from your own health counsellor to motivate you, check on you, help you. It is not just the NSW Gov but the ACT Gov supports it as well and I just signed up. It is something that might help so I want to use it. I should get a call tomorrow.

I am making some iced tea for mum’s group tomorrow when we are going to the park. There is no sugar add to the tea and the tea itself has no sugar in it but there are apple and strawberry pieces so it is a little sweet. That is going to be my special drink tomorrow.

I need to work on my anchor. The place I want to go to is the memory of walking on the Yorkshire Dales. Or of getting to Hadrian’s wall. These are times where I really wanted something and it was challenging but I did it. And it was about me, about my self awareness that got me there. Both of them involved physical activity. I was strong, indpendent, active and succeeded at what I wanted. These are good things for my anchor. It also needs to be different to me self confidence/relax anchor.

Action items:
refine meal options list
find out about the nsw gov program DONE
work on anchor