So I got weighed today, And I got a great result. I was down 1.5 pounds. Considering I was on vacation and had a couple of treats, I think thats brilliant. Now I just need to motivate myself to exercise more. I think if I exercise more I will see even better results. She measured my waste too. I am down 3 CM since I started. That is 1.5 inches. She told me that one inch is a dress size. So another half an inch and I’ll be down 2 dress sizes! Yay so proud and happy. We set some new goals. I decided for the next six weeks I’d work on my exercise, and hopefully up it and really start getting into it. I’m doing ok with both food and my water intake. I dont think I need much guidance there. I joked with Karen that I could probably teach her group for her, she runs a group each friday for people who are losing weight. I prefer individual sessions though. Not sure I’d feel comfortable in a group setting. Overall though I am happy and very pleased with my results.
So after a two week break its back to our nutritionist tomorrow. She was on vacation last week thats why we didnt go. I’m nervous about going. I did mostly ok for the last two weeks. I did have a couple of things I shouldnt have, like for example when I went on vacation I aate some unhealthy stuff but I didnt go overboard. The good part of it is that my vacation was at the start of the two week break. So I had pretty much the whole rest of the time to get back on track. And I mostly did good. I did have some cookies the other day and a chocolate dessert and a couple bags of chips like 2 or 3 in the two weeks. Other than that though I’ve been good. I am still drinking lots of water and trying to eat more vegetables. I am definitely eating a lot more fruit too which is good. Exercise is still problematic for me though. I’m not good at sticking to doing it. I hope to be down some weight tomorrow. I’m not going in with expectations though. I just am hopeful that I did enough and it will pay off.
Its been a sorta quiet day. Well this morning I was busy but the afternoon was pretty quiet. The weather here is crap so I cant even go outside. there are so many wasps around its not even funny. I hate them. And I’m so scared of them. My PA came this morning like she always does on Saturdays. I usually get up at 7 or there abouts but today I stayed in bed till 8 30. It was nice and I was tired as didnt go to bed till after 1 AM last night so it was good to get a little extra time in bed. When my PA came we sat and chatted for a while. We always do that. Usually I eat breakfast while we’re chatting. Today I had some toast and a yogurt. Then my PA cleaned for me. She vacumed and washed dishes, took out my laundry and cleaned the work surfaces. While she did that I got dressed as I was still in my pjamas when she arrived. Then we went to do my grocery shopping. I decided to day to go to aldi’s, which is a store here that is really cheap. I got tons of stuff and I only spent 35 euro on everything. I was so pleased. If I went to the regular store I usually go to I’d have payed twice the price. After grocery shopping we came home and I ate lunch. I’m still on my diet and being good and healthy. After lunch she dropped me to moms house. I didnt do much this afternoon. I walked to the local store with mom and that was about it. Its been 7 weeks now since I’ve had chocolate or coke, cake or cookies. I’m extra proud of myself. My aunts coming over later this evening to have drinks with my mom. I wont be drinking though. But it will be nice to catch up and sit chatting. Hope everyones having a nice saturday.
I got up early this morning despite having gone to bed kind of late. It was about 11:30 when I got into bed. Unfortunately I woke several times during the night. Its a pattern now and I cant seem to break it. Its so frustrating as I feel like I havent really slept then. When I got up I made coffee and did my email, and caught up n some blog posts. I’m way behind on peoples blogs though. I’m at least a couple of weeks behind. My PA was coming at 9 AM. She called at 8:30 to say she’d be a few minutes late because she had to drop her kids off at her moms house. When she got here we sat and ate breakfast together. I had a yogurt and some toast. Over the weekend I got a little off track with my weight loss plan but I’ve gotten back on track now again. When I came home I weighed myself and the scales said I’d gone up a pound, and this morning I weighed myself again and it said I’d lost it so I was happy. After breakfast we sat chatting for a while and browsing on facebook. We both have I phones and we’re both on facebook. Then she did my vacuming and made my bed and did my ironing. I turned on my tv, something I rarely do during the day and watched the simpsons and come dine with me. Then I realised I’d forgotten to take out my meat so I took my chicken out and defrosted it in the microwave. It was my first time defrosting meat in the microwave. I hope I’ve done it right. Its 1 PM now and my PA has just left. My home help will be here in half an hour to help me cook some food. I’m going to cook sweet and sour chicken with rice. Yesterday I read a post on facebook from a blind person named Jessica who lives near me, she writes a blog and was asking if anyone would like to be interviewed for her blog. I told her I had did and ptsd as well as my blindness and I’d like to do an interview for her blog. She is currently researching did and said she’d write me with a list of some questions I could answer. Then this morning another person messaged me and asked me if I’d like to be part of their podcast which deals with accessibility and disability. I said yes I would. They said they’d been reading my blog and found it to be fascinating and would like to talk to me. So its nice to be gaining readers and putting myself out there and being featured on blogs and podcasts. Not doing much for the rest of today after my home help leaves. Will probably read and watch tv and text my friends and catch up on more blog posts.
We had a great day yesterday. We went to kenedys pet farm. OH MY GOD it was cool. So many animals. I got to pet goats, sheep pigs, puppies, kittens, and deer. The kids had a ball too. The animals kept trying to steal our foo which was really funny. We took lots of pics and I even got a video of the pig snoring her head off. The pigs names were babe and beauty. Babe was only 9 weeks old. Theree were also puppies which were only six weeks old. they were gorgeous. I had fun snuggling one of them. I also got to hold a kitty. Can you believe I’ve never held a kitten? Or felt a pig? We spent the entire day at the pet farm. Then we came home and my sister took the kids swimming. Me and mom went to the bar and sat chatting and mom had a drink but I didnt. Then when my sister came back we ordered dinner. I was good and got mostly healthy food but I did get potato skins loaded with bacon and cheese. I must say they were delicious. My sister got buffalo wings which were very hot. After dinner I was tired so decided to go back to my room for the rest of the evening. My sister took the kids to play crazy golf and then they went to watch a movie in the kids play area. It was a great day. Today we’re meant to be going to a wildlife sanctuary but its raining so I am not sure we’ll get there. If the rain holds off we will but if it doesnt our plans will have to change. We’re about to go eat breakfast now. We have to be out of the hotel rooms by midday.