Monday, 29 October 2007

Day 182 - 2kgs lost - 28kgs. to go

My Weight Chart:
Weight Chart

I weighed today .. I should have done it on the 27th October but I was a tad distracted so I missed the date. I am now 83kgs = 182lbs down from 85kgs = 187lbs. That's only about .5 kgs = 1 lb. per week.

I am surprised that I did not lose more because the new suit I bought a month ago which was fitting snugly is much much looser ... but from my weight loss history I have traditionally be a slow loser.

I have to say though, to my small circle of blogging friends and anyone who may stumble across this blog, even a small weight loss like 5lbs. makes a WORLD OF DIFFERENCE to my self-esteem, self-perception, health, comfort and ability to move in my own body. It's incredible that such a small number could make such a huge difference.

I'm really looking forward to the next month ahead. My goals are to increase my exercise and make it more consistent, that is elliptical trainer 5 days, weights(which I've slacked off on) 3 days upper body, 2 days lower, tennis 3 days and of course Argentinian Tango 1 day. I'm also going to try getting off and on the tube one stop away from the college and walking briskly there. In terms of food, I am ready to add some small weekly treats to my food plan.

Thanks to all my wonderful blogging friends who share their triumphs and struggles with weight and life on their own blogs and pop across here when they can to support me. I appreciate you all so very much and could not have gotten this far or keep going without you.

B - 428
200g of yogurt- 260
200g of fruit juice - 125
1 tbls agave - 43

L - 588
225 g mashed potatoes - 295
110 g dal - 292

D - 588
225 g mashed potatoes - 295
110 g dal - 292

Calories - 1604 calories
Exercise - 0
H2O - 58 oz water


  1. My weight loss is really slow too - but the exercise and muscle gain (replacing fat) is changing my body shape faster than the weightloss. I haven't lost much weight, but my clothes are too big. I think it's one of the ways our bodies keep us motivated when our enthusiasm flags at the sight of the number on the scale (you know, the one that barely moves).

  2. Remember Nona, the slower the better. This was a huge hurdle when I started losing weight. I wanted to lose as much as possible ASAP! It wasn't until it was explained to me (many, many times) that it's not fat we are losing if it is more than 1kg a week. My current trainer is MORE THAN HAPPY with a loss of .5kg(1lb) a week, as he sees this as realistic, and PERMANENT. We just have to keep on keeping on, losing that 1lb a week, for as long as it takes for us to get there. I too have 28kgs to go to get down to my goal of 52kgs. But, I am trying not to focus on that. Right now, I am trying to focus on just getting back into the 70s again. It felt great down there. (even if it was only 79.5!!
    Did I tell you my friend dropped off my new elliptical trainer? Yay, we are now working out on the same machine! I did my first 30 mins today on the lightest tension (it's magnetic) and felt very sweaty, tired and sore afterwards. I am presuming it will get easier.
    Kisses for you my sweet.

  3. Hey Nona!

    I am down from a 26 to an 18 because of weight training and the diet that I am on. I have only lost about 19 lbs so far since August.

    The scale can drive you crazy, so if your clothes are fitting looser, go by that and not by the evil scale!

    Congrats to you and keep up the good work!!

  4. Well done on your losses... I agree with Livy that 1 lb a week is realistic and easier to keep of permanantly..
    Slow and steady always wins the race.. keep up the fantastic work!!

  5. You are doing great!! Keep up the good work!! I am proud of your efforts and the great photos that you have been posting of your progress...


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