09 March 2010

4 days in...

Well its my 4 days in of my 9 months to lose 31kg...bloody hell thats alot of love handles innit!

But, heres what i have been upto...

Saturday i did 45 minutes of circuits and yoga
Sunday i did 1 hour 30 mins of circuits, yoga and jogging on the spot
Monday i did hill reps and walked 1.8 miles
Tuesday i did hill reps x2 and walked 1.7 miles times 2, err what is that?
(1.7 x 2 = ?) no idea, so anyone have the answer please leave a comment, not good on adding up the miles!

For breakfasts i have been good, either a slimfast milkshake, or cereal in the mornings, Lunches, i have had either baked potato with a salad, or i have had ham salad sandwich, for Evening Tea, i have had baked potato with a homemade curry, no cream, i added skimmed milk instead, different but still very nice, i have put the rest of it in little bags in the freezer, and tonight i am having chicken and veg and boiled potatoes.

I also in between meals have had fruit, either a banana or a plum or a kiwi, i love fruit!

My problem is i hate rice and pasta, and i am allergic to mushrooms, so theres a limited amount of things i can have!

Will get weighed on Saturday morning...Will keep you posted!

Des Gibbons - Name and Shame!

I believe i am quite in my right to name and shame this man!

Des Gibbons from Glossop.

December 2008 i met this guy my online friend introduced me too, she said she had met him from a dating site thought he sounded nice, he said he was a fireman.

Well i fell for his charm, such a sweet talking guy, what i didn't know at the time was he was in some trouble and was going to court, but that was something i found out on New years eve, but, the softie i am, or shall i say the MUG i was!

I saw him in Manchester on the 19th December, he wasn't there when i went to meet him, like a loser i am, i waited for nearly an hour, and then when i did meet him, we sat in the beer tent just outside of the arndale, he looked uncomfortable, never realised he had actually been to his solicitors, he told me this much later, was the reason why he was late.

He told me his job had been suspended, and he had no money.

You can guess where this is going can't you!

I put on Windows XP onto his ex wife's computer, for free, took a bag of presents down for his kids so they did not go without.


Long story short, i LENT him £75 in January 2009 and he promised me that he pay me back, but as the weeks went by, and the calls he avoided to answer, he ignores my emails, and to add insult to injury he blocked me from his phone, deleted me from facebook, and still...


So if you know him, do not lend him money, do not do him any favours, do not treat him well, because he will abuse your good nature and take the piss!

And Des Gibbons if you are reading this post, do your name a favour and send me back my money! you can send it via paypal if you wish, but i never did you any harm, driven you around when you needed to goto places, and what did i get, i got the feeling that i can never trust another person again!

I even sent you a good luck card when you was going into court, and i even rung you on the day of the court case to see how you was, funny how none of your mates even acknowledged you on that day, and you promised me that day you would send back my money.



Yep all the exercising i have been doing, now i cannot sleep!

08 March 2010

Getting back to my running...

I have been reading about a woman in London who lose 6 stone in 6 months, and she was much heavier than i am now, so i have taken note of a few things she said, and have adapted them in my surmon to myself here today!!!

Well i decided to eat well, lose weight, and get fit, then i shall go back to running. Last year i had started well but then i got ill, i had been ill from May 2009 to Feb 2010, not 100% but i am getting close to it.

So how am I going to go about doing this? Good question. Not doing weightwatchers - been there, done that and it was self-helpy and excrutiatingly embarassing. Nor am I doing Atkins - yuk to bad breath and horrible cholesterol laden things, bleurgh.

Nope, I'm going to adopt a sensible eating approach, nothing faddy, and rely on good old fashioned self-discipline, self-control and will power to get me through. (Trouble is, they haven't worked so far! Maybe by committing myself in writing it'll give me the additional focus I need.)

My diet at the moment isn' t terrible, I'm not like one of these basket cases you see on those reality programmes, I don't binge on chocolate and, believe it or not I get my five fruit and veg a day, most days. However, portions are a problem, carbs are a problem.

Add to that the fact that I don't do enough exercise and you see the increase from my ideal weight to 5 stone heavier from 10 years, since my Mum died. In order to reverse this trend over the next 9 months I've come up with just a few specific rules which I'm planning to stick to.

Drinking loads of water, loads and loads. Keeping hydrated will avoid eating because I'm thirsty (very common problem).

No white bread, and a limited amount of brown bread, pasta, rice i hate so i have no trouble cutting them out, cos i just never eat them. One of my main weaknesses is crisps but so full of carbs.

No alcohol.

Something active every day. Walking to work some days, or going to the gym or going walking on the weekends. I have to raise my heart rate for a minimum of 20 minutes each day.

To use my Wii every day, even if its only for 20 minutes, i have some excellent exercises on the Biggest Loser wii game, and also the wii fit plus, and the other one the name escapes me. So i have the tools to get fit, i just got to gather up that willpower.

Last one, and this is the most important one. Learn NOT to eat eveything that is put in front of me. This is a throw back to when I was young and you had to clear your plate before you were allowed to leave the table. Time to control my portion sizes.

Right. Them's the rules and I'm the fool that has to stick to them. I'll try and check in at least every two days to give you an idea of what I'm eating and how its going... anyone else going to join me?

I will add later the reason why i am doing this, and it might even shock you to hear its because of the men that have been In my life, not doing this for a man, just i have met a few that have treated me like shit, and i think if i had been slim, i would get more respect. But i shall talk about that later...