Hi! I think I checked in on the December thread, then forgot to check my subscriptions and it kinda got lost..... I don't very often get a chance to go "thread-hunting"....
Okay, where do I start? I think I have somewhere in the vicinity of 40-50 kilograms to lose (not sure exactly - but that's what it was last time I was brave enough to get on a scale! According to that oh-so-personally-tailored BMI system I should be about 54 kilos - but I have an odd build and will look ridiculous if I get down that low! (I'm aiming for 70-75).
I'm not doing any specific program, but I am going back to what I know works for me. I have been very slack... but I'm sorted now. I'll be doing quite low carbs - and eating them all before lunchtime. After lunch will be lots of protein and low-gi veges (no potato... boo!), low-gi fruit (LOVING that strawberries are cheap here right now... sweet AND very low calorie!!). We already don't eat a whole lot of processed/pre-packaged food, but I'm going even further with that now, and making everything myself from scratch (lucky I love to cook!). That way, if I want a "treat" - I have to make it myself. Also adding a lot more vegetarian meals to our weekly menu (had to convince my DS that we don't have to have meat all the time - last night made a cauliflower and chick pea curry (yum!) and he wanted to know where the meat was! Luckily he wasn't too hard to convince. Have also promised him we're going to make some Chocolate Zucchini cake on the weekend).
So... lots of whole foods, lean meats and fresh seasonal fruit and veg.
Exercise-wise... I've just got back to the gym this week (YAY!! TG!! I feel SO much better!!) - and just need to get back into my routine (6am; 5/6 days a week; 20minutes on the TM, weight circuit, 10minutes on the bike or x-trainer, weight circuit, 10-15minutes on the TM). I have to go at 6am, otherwise I don't get there. It's the only "me-time" I get - and I've missed it terribly (stopped going early December because I was averaging about 3 hours sleep a night due to work deadlines... when I don't get enough sleep I get clumsy - and I didn't want to hurt myself or someone else! So it's been a battle finding the motivation to get back...)
Dang!! Sorry for the novel!!
Started: Official re-start date - Jan 17 2011
Goal: first goal is to lose 10kgs by Easter. After that we'll see how optimistic I'm feeling.
Motivation: DH tells me I'm gorgeous and sexy every day, but I want to be more comfortable in my own skin.
Plan: high-ish protein, low-gi, carbs only before lunch.
Progress: N/A. Official starting weigh-in on Monday. (I'm loving the Monday weigh-in idea!)