Friday, March 10, 2006

Fine tuning the weightloss thang...

Ok, well if you look at my graph over there on your right you can see that this week, I didn't actually lose any weight. In fact, I gained 300g. Ok, 300g isn't a lot and I'm not panicking about it, I suspect some of it is muscle gain from all the walking I've done this week (muscle weighing more than fat), and some of it is water retention from the takeaway pizza we had last night, and then some of it is because most of our meals this last week consisted of rice, bread, or pasta based dishes.

So, this coming week, I'm going to make sure we eat a lot more salads and vegie based meals again, because it seems to me that I'm sensitive to carbs, in that even if the meals are low in fat and immediate sugar, I will dramatically slow my weightloss by consuming even moderate amounts of carbs.

I have this mini goal in the back of my mind (well, now it's in the front of my mind because I'm putting it into words) of getting down below 90kg by the end of March. I have three weeks. I think it is pretty attainable without too much effort on my part. I just have to remain conscious of what I'm doing...

One thing I'm kind of proud of this week is all the walking I got in. I did three dedicated walks, but on top of that I also took the bus to and from the shopping centre two or three times, instead of calling a cab, thus not only getting in a bit of extra exercise that way, but also saving money!!! (each round trip being at least $10)...

2 comments:

katef said...

Gosh Sif you are doing so well...

I just weighed myself here at my parents and was sad to see I am at the upper end of my usual weight fluctuation at the moment.... I so need to get out and DO SOMETHING!

So not only are you doing yourself a favour you are inspiring me to get going as well! THANKS!

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