Friday, 12 November 2010

Fitness Fridays

A very nice loss of loss of 2lbs this week. This was mostly due to keeping my points in track this week. Walking was bad, a number or extremely stormy days led to a couple of stay at home all day kind of days.

Weight Watchers has completely changed how point values are now assigned and while a lot of the changes are exciting i.e fruit is now for the most part a zero point food, I am also a little nervous. After Madame was born one of the huge draws about going back to WW was I already knew how to do it. I had been doing it on and off for over a year before Madame was conceived so as a sleep deprived new mother I didn't need to really learn anything new. I needed to brush up on portion sizes and what the point values of my favorite foods were but on a whole I knew what worked for me. I am hoping I can take this on board and that it can help me to continue to loose weight and keep me motivated to make it to my final goal weight.

Starting Weight September 8th: 186lbs
Weight November 12: 173lbs

Total Loss 13lbs


Weather was crap and I can't be bothered to reveil how bad some of the days were so maybe just an average to give you and idea. 2.5 was the average mileage for the week I knew it would be tough when the weather got bad and this week proved that. I have never bothered to calculate my activity points for the reason that I don't want to be tempted to use them as food points. I am loosing weight at a nice steady weight staying with in my normal points allowance so this week proves that while exercise is important that it is possible to loose even when you can't get as much activity in as you want.

Better Food Choices:

I am really excited that fruit is now a 0 point option. It makes it easier to fit it into the daily allowance of points and now make it more tempting than say a Weight Watchers Biscuit that would have the same point value on the old points system. I just need to work on making it a priority, I am going to start trying to add banana to my porridge each morning so that is one serving down!

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Fitness Fridays (running a bit late)

Well as per par I usually follow a big loss week with no loss or only a small loss this weeks .5lb loss brings me to 11lbs loss so far. Looking at the big picture that is 11lbs in 2 months which is a nice slow steady weight loss, slow and steady is not only important in the long run for keeping it off but also as a breastfeeding mother. Making to much of a drastic cut in my calorie intake could affect my milk production and right now being mama cow for Madame is my most important roll.


Friday 8

Saturday 6

Sunday 2.5

Monday 5.6

Tuesday 2.5

Wednesday 5.6

Thursday 8.5

An overall average of 4.75 for the week which is just shy of the 5 mile average I am aiming for but on a whole I am happy. One of the 2.5 days was due to weather, and one was due to too many activities that required me to drive due to distance. With the nights drawing in I am not sure how walks are going to work as I will need to restructure my days a little as our big walk was usually late afternoon. I am also facing 6 weeks in the US without a pushchair and weather that will be too bitter to walk with Madame so while I will wear the pedometer and get my miles in where I can I am also looking at using my parent exercise bike and I am not sure really how to track that? Time? Distance? I am going to have to play around and find out what works for me.

Eating Healthier Options:

My fruit consumption on a whole was down this week. Not as bad as some weeks but not as good as last week. I did manage however to get both my apples cut up so I felt good about that.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

One Year Ago Today

I woke up to this

This morning I woke up to this!

Monday, 1 November 2010

Madame's Monday Update

Wearing Grandma America's favorite colour in honour of the fact that we will be in Kansas with her and Grandpa America three weeks form today.

Dear Jocelynne,

I can't believe how much you make me laugh. We laugh everyday, you start laughing, which makes me laugh and you laugh harder in response. Sometimes you start to get fussy when you can't do something you want and I laugh at you and then you start laughing.

You have started to become such a Daddy's girl, he walks in the room and your face lights up and you give him a big grin. Saturday as we walked the High Street on errands with Daddy no matter what side of Mommy he walked on you turned your head and watched him the whole time, when he would look at you, you would flash him your killer smile.

You have found you legs and you feet, it is so funny to watch you swing them up from your hips and almost over you head. You also love to grab things now and as soon as you have hold it is shoved right in you mouth.

I love every moment of the adventure!