Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Weight loss update

I have started doing exercise and the weight is really not coming off. I have been doing a dance class and whilst the scales have not been nice I can feel my body changing.

I only do 2 classes a week, one is quite intense, the other is more a refresher class. I am really enjoying it and dance is such an all over body work out. I feel so good and motivated after each class.

I am telling myself that the scales have not moved since I am now building more muscle. This better be the case.

It seems whenever I start to exercise heavily the scales actually work in reverse for me. I would love to be in the 60’s for my weight and I am still aiming for that but my current focus is more on health and toning. I am thinking more about getting fitter and how my clothes feel instead of weight.

Mind you, I am starting to wear out quite a few of my clothes as I have such a limited wardrobe. Focussing on losing weight means I do not like buying anything to wear when I don’t plan on wearing it for long!

I have a time frame though. In November I will have to be seen in public in my swimmers. That means I HAVE to be smaller than I am now. I have just under 12 weeks until I will be on holiday in Queensland.

12 WEEKS! If I am fortunate enough to lose 1 kilo a week (unlikely, but I am aiming high!) I would be in the 60’s, quite nicely actually.

I know what I need to do and where I need to put my foot down. It is just a matter of being super strict on myself and doing it.

One of my biggest downfalls is staying up late. I often have trouble sleeping so am up at all hours. This often results in snacking. Not always, but sometimes. I am not usually hungry, just bored and the knowledge that there are snacks to be had (healthy ones usually) is just too tempting.

Thing is it doesn’t matter how healthy it is, if my body doesn’t need it and I am eating out of boredom it is a bad habit I need to break. It is unnecessary food my body will need to burn up.

I was looking at some of my old clothes the other day and I am so close to some of them it is unbelievable. Now, to just lose a bit more and be there!


  1. I am the world worst about late night snacking. My hubby does it too so it makes it okay in my mind I guess?

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  2. I try to focus on how clothes fit also because me and the scale have battles!

    Sounds like your doing awesome!

  3. Glad I'm not the only one! lol. My hubby does nightshift so I don't have a good reason like you. I eat less when he is home.

    I do think how clothes fit is a better indication of how you are going.