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Insanity Day 4 – 10:32 – Seeing results

Tonight’s workout was Tabata Power again. Last time I did this workout I felt a little guilty afterwards.

Along with the regular evil moves there’s a modifier move. An easier, low impact version. Last time is switched to using that quite early on. This time I was determined not to use it until after I’d maxed out.

I maxed out at 10 minutes 32 seconds

I’m delighted with that. I pushed myself to the limit, as usual though my arms failed me. The push ups were too much. But I managed more than before. Crazy considering how few days it’s been.

I’m already seeing some results though. I have an “anterior tilt” I think it’s called. My pelvis is rotated forward too far and the curve of my spine is overly pronounced. It makes standing up for any length of time painful and I can’t walk for as long as before. I’ve got exercises from my physiotherapist to keep my core muscles tight and support my pelvis, keeping it where it should be. But I tend to forget about them till the hurts. Oops!

Later in the day is when its worst, walking home from work especially. I noticed today though, I was powering home through the snow at a fair speed, and it didn’t hurt. I was standing upright instead of the strange crumpled walk I normally end up with.

I’m standing straighter. It’s just proof that my core muscles are tightening already, I’m delighted.

I’m already getting excited about the first set of photos and measurements at Day 30, halfway!

Getting impatient waiting for the Charge HR UK release day. Hurry up already! Haha!

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Exams…

Exact marks have yet to be published, but I heard from both my lecturers today and…

Electrical Engineering Principles- PASS!

Thermo Fluid Science – PASS!

Woohoo!!

I celebrated in true wild student fashion… an hour of peace and quiet with my favourite book when the kids went out to play.

Season of the Witch – Natasha Mostert

Week 7 Results – 1st Award!

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Hurray!

Week seven back at Slimming World and with a loss this week of 2lbs, I’m now at a total of 1st 1/2lb off, woohoo!

My chicken noodle soup also worked out so I had something nice to take along to the taster session.  One of the guys brought in his pea and ham soup, it was lovely, very filling.  I really need to learn how to cook properly.

Anyway, I’m now down to 11st 12.5lbs. Making it past being 12st something to being 11st something feels like a really big achievement for me.  Now my first interim goal of 10st 6lb doesn’t seem so far fetched any more, it’s my sights.

I’m losing the weight pretty slowly and I know a lot of people will scoff at me taking a week to lose a stone.  I’ve had real problems staying motivated and I’ve slipped up a lot.  But I keep trying. I’m trying to get motivated, I’m trying to make better choices. So long as I keep trying I’ll get there.

I know myself, I’ll have two or three weeks of perfect behaviour and my weight will shoot down, then I’ll spend weeks on end not behaving and either stagnating or losing slightly.  But in the long term my weight is going down.

Tomorrow I’m going to redo my “bikini shots” to see my progress and check my measurements to update my Progress page.  won’t post the pictures though don’t worry haha!

Hope everyone else is doing well x

Week 6 Results…. need help

Another week where I just can’t get my head in gear.

But I did lose another 1/2 lb.62bb369976ffe57dd4d8901f01be8b34

If I keep it up all year that’s 26lbs so I’m still happy to be losing.

But I need to get myself out of this miserable “I can’t do this” mentality or it’s going to take me forever.

I’m down 13lbs now which is fantastic. One more pound and I get my 1st award at Slimming World and I’m going to redo my photos and measurements.

Any tips for getting back on track. I could use the advice.

Blood work results… phew!

My blood test results came back today.  I panicked when my husband called to say the surgery had left me a message to call them back.  I very rarely get blood tests and I’ve never had a phone call about them before.

But to my relief when I called about my results (and got passed around and cutt off and put on hold five times) I finally got my results.  I’ve got a vitamin B12 and folic acid deficiency.  I’ve got a prescription for a few months then that should be me back to normal.

No low iron,

No thyroid problems,

Most importantly, it’s not ME/CFS.  I couldn’t shake that from me head even though I knew I’m nowhere near THAT tired!

After a quick google I found a list of symptoms that this causes.  Everthing I have is on the list.  The dizzyness, lethargy, tingling fingers, even the depression I’ve been battling lately.  Which means… hopefully… everything should be resolved in one go.

I’ll be able to go out running again, stand up without falling over.  Fantastic news for my healthy mission.

If they’d said nothing at all was wrong that it would just have been down to my lifestyle, which is a lot harder to fix.  I’m going to try and keep the overtime to a minimum where I can.  Limit it to 10hrs a week rather than 15hrs.  That’s all I can get away with doing really.

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