Saturday, February 26, 2011

Weigh in and Measurements.

Morning all,

I forgot to come and update my weigh in yesterday and I cannot believe it has been 4 days since my last post. If I was honest, its because I have been hiding. I had a terrible week with food and didnt really put my best foot forward with my training. So, as such, I gained 800gms. To say I was devestated would have been an understatement. But, this week is a new week and I have to keep pushing forward.

Sw: 121.3
Cw: 111.7
Ltw: +0.8
Ltd: 9.6
Mini goal: 100
Overall goal: 90

I did do my measurements again and I am happy to say I lost 7cm despite my gain, in a week.

New Measurements:
Bust - 120.5cm - Now: 116cm (4.5cm)
Waist - 122cm - Now: 117.5cm (4.5cm)
Hips - 130.5cm - Now: 125.5cm (5cm)
Thigh - 75cm - Now: 74cm (1cm)
Arm - 39cm - Now: 35cm (4cm)

This takes my total cm loss in three weeks to 19cm. I have to say I am pretty stoked with that. According to the Autograph (plus size store) size chart I have moved into a size 16 (almost 14) top, with a size 22 waist and size 16 hips. I am pretty darn excited with that.

As you have read, I love, love, love Lorna Jane. My goal is to be able to wear their clothes. Well today for extra motivation I drew up a size chart to be updated every week on reaching their biggest size (XL = 16). So bust I need to be 103cm = 13cm to go, Waist = 85 with 32.5cm to go, Hips = 113cm = 12.5cm. So I have quite a slog ahead of me but I am feeling confident. I have lost 19cm all up with 58cm to go. I CAN and WILL do this.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I have had a terrible day today.
I did something I have not done for a long time and that was gorge myself to the point of sickness, all because I believed I was unable to control myself from eating.
In the space of 40 minutes I ate:
- 3/4 of a packet of Shapes Sensations.
- 2 cheese/mayo sandwhiches.
- 1/3 of a half cooked brownie cake 9was a bit soft in the centre)

I am so ashamed and devestated. I literally feel sick to my stomach. And quite anxious. What I would like to do is crawl into a hole and feel sorry for myself, until tomorrow when the nausea wont be there. But I cannot. Instead I have changed into my sportswear and I am going to go to my boxercise class as planned. I did this, so I MUST undo this.

Megs xx

Friday, February 18, 2011

Weigh in Day

Hello weigh in day.

Disclaimer - Last night S and I had another HUGE food night. It was revolting the amount of food we ate.

I lost 300gms. This is not good, this is not okay. Two days of large scale eating and I have a measly little loss to show. Hmmmmm.

New Stats:
Sw: 121.3
Cw: 110.9
Ltw: 0.3
Ltd: 10.4
mini goal: 100
overall goal: 85

I am determined to hit 11kgs this week. It WILL BE DONE.

On better news, I have lost centimetres in two weeks as well.

Bust: 3.5cm lost.
Waist: 2cm lost.
Hips: 2.5cm lost.
Thighs: No loss.
Arms: 4cm lost.

Overall I have lost 12cm. That is just the most awesome feeling. And in 2 weeks. That I am proud of.

Megs xx

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Boxercise and fatigue.

For the last week and a half I havent felt quite like myself. Ive been suffering with constant fatigue, nausea and headaches. I got my booty to the Doctor today and he has ordered some tests. He thinks the culprit might be iron related which is possible. I have a terrible history with menstrating, it started when I was 8/9 and has been pretty much relentless ever since. Alot of people think it vegetarian living = low iron, but if done properly it doesnt have to. I understand my good sources of iron including green leafy vegetables (which I eat quite a bit of) and eggs. I am happy to say in my three years of being vegetarian I have never had iron issues. This, I fear, is related to such a quick and significant increase in exercise. I should know by next tuesday what the results are.

On Wednesday night I had my first boxercise class. It. was. brutal. My arms felt like they were sandbags, I had sweat comming from every single pore, I felt like I wanted to throw up and I felt, well to be honest incredibly silly. I kind of felt like I had stepped into the middle of a dancefloor and everyone knew the song and the moves except me. But, I am not a quitter. So S and I are both going on monday night and until I feel a bit more comfortable he is comming along for moral support. Usually I dont ask this, I am a pretty outgoing and bubbly person. I managed my PT sessions without him (actually I prefer to be by myself) and I go to the gym by myself, but I feel intimidated in this group and would appreciate the friendly face. I did however, enjoy it on a physical level. My body loved the challenged and both the leader and one of the ladies attending commented on how I had quite a good technique.

Weigh in on saturday. It will be interesting to see the results after my splurge :)

Megs xx

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Last night S and I went out to dinner with a group of his co-workers. Was an awesome evening, although it proved to me how easily, in group settings, I can revert back to old eating behaviours.
We went to a restaurant in town that specialises in pasta, pizza's and ribs. I am a vegetarian, so the ribs didnt appeal but the table (group of 10) ordered about six pizzas and I had my own special cheese pizza made up. Now, the rest of the table was more than welcome to share, but no one else really saw the appeal of a plain cheese pizza (shocking I know LOL) so I ended up having it to myself. Well suffice to say, of a family sized 8 sliced pizza, I managed to consume 5 peices, S had 1 and there were 2 left over (which I made S take to work today). I also had on top of that three peices of garlic bread and a chocolate milkshake. I managed to go 40 odd points over my daily allowance for weight watchers.
At the time, I recognised that I was full, but being in that environment just made it so easy to overindulge. On the menu I had the option of a greek salad (feta cheese, lettuce, tomato etc) which would have been the much safer option but who wants to eat a salad when everyone else is eating pizza? Oh I forgot they also brought out hot chips, which I ate AFTER the pizza.

I have come a long way since I started weight watchers (nov 2009) but this has proved me I am certainly not finished learning. Alot of what I understand is about portion control and accepting when your body is full, not eating for company's sake. I took the dogs for a walk this morning and this afternoon I have my first boxercise class (yay) but I feel like there will be repercussions of my splurge come weigh in time.

But this post isnt about critism of myself or punishment. Its about understanding me better.

Megs xx

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Weigh in day!

Today was D day, or weigh in day.
I am happy to report a loss of 400gms. Obviously not as fantastic as last week, but not too shabby either. It does take my total loss up to 10.1kgs and I am really happy to have finally cracked the 10kg mark again.
We went to Mackay today for some shopping. We are having a BBQ next weekend and needed to pick up some odds and ends. But I did get a new asics hat, a new (hot pink) new balance gym shirt and a stepper (a free standing step to do cardio on). Part of the Michelle Bridges 12wbt training recommends you buy a step for home and I have to say, Im pretty glad I did.

New Stats:

Sw: 121.3
Cw: 111.2
Ltw: 0.4
Ltd: 10.1
Mini goal: 100
Overall goal: 90

Megs xx

Friday, February 11, 2011


I am addicted.

I asked my personal trainer after our session yesterday if she would teach me how to box if I bought some gloves, the wonderful woman said yes and actually she is quite partial to boxing herself :)
I needed a new pair of joggers because my old ones had died, so I headed off to Emerald today and got a very groovy pink pair of Everlast boxing gloves, which happily match the pink on my new asics cross trainers LOL. I am, after all, a girl.

At the session she had me doing one, two, PUNCH and one -two, one -two. I also had to box over her head and do upercuts in the squatting position. Then we worked on the bag where I alternated between punching from the top of the bag down to the bottom as quickly as I could and then doing squats or lunges and doing the one, two, side punch and then crunches.

I work my ass off in these sessions, but TBH I have never felt so good. I love it. During it, my whole body is screaming at me, but that feeling once you stop is seriously awesome.

Weigh in tomorrow :)

Megs xx

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Holey dooley batman!

I had my second personal training session today. Phwoar! It was fantastic! I came away tired, HOT and absolutely exhausted, but I tell you what - it feels good!
Today we did two different types of squats, I did interval training on the treadmill, I used the bouncy round balls to do weights and I did push ups. Me? Pushups? I certainly did and I even did one set of five without my knees bent. Wahooooooo! She took pity on me after that though!
I have another session tomorrow and I cannot wait. I am really enjoying my routine of a morning walk with the doggies and then an afternoon at sesh at the gym :)

Where did this girl come from that is excited about exercise?

Megs xx

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Measure up!

Its late, the dogs are sleeping and the cats are hunting through the house finding imaginary (or perhaps my eyesight isnt good enough) things on the walls and ceiling. I cant sleep, its been a long few months for my family and I. Alot of sadness and missing some family members who are very dear to us. S went to bed a long time ago, I love watching him sleep. He twitches and I know he is dreaming even if he cant remember it. He also has this smell, I cant describe it, but when he is alseep its all I can smell, it fills the whole room and it feels so comforting. His deep breaths and his smell and his little twitches every now and again make me thankful that I have him in my life and that he has become such a strong part of my family. He reminds me alot of my mum actually, quiet and thoughtful, it takes alot to make them angry. They see reason in situations when the rest of us just want to yell the house down. Maybe thats why being around him is so comforting.

But I digress. Last night I finally bought my first tape measure. So I decided to measure myself and report on the results. I wont be doing it weekly, I am thinking more like monthly, I dont think weekly I will see much difference.
So, results are:
Bust - 120.5cm
Waist - 122cm
Hips - 130.5cm
Thigh - 75cm
Arm - 39cm

According to the Autograph (plus size) clothing chart I am a size 18 in my bust and hips but I am a size 24 in my waist. This would very much explain why I can get pants to go over my legs but no do up! I am going to talk to my PT tomorrow and see what she can recommend, I know you cant spot reduce, but thats a massive difference in sizes between two areas of my body!

On other notes, I made a very yummy tomato soup today (masterchef here I come) but when I was moving the soup from the pot to the blender I burnt my wrist. Very, very painful! I have a lovely spot on my wrist to show for it now as well. On a brighter note, the soup was yum!

Night all,
Megs xx

Sunday, February 6, 2011



I have the beginings of becoming a gym addict. I went 4/7 days last week, after getting my ass totally kicked by a personal trainer on the Monday. This week my goal is to go 5/7 days with a second PT session on Wednesday. I feel really great (albeit exhausted) after I go and on the weekend I missed it. S kept reminding me not to overdo it and that my body needed time to heal, but there are people out there who go 7/7 days a week, so five cant be that bad, right?

I got a membership this morning as well; for six months. So my goal is to see how much weight and centimetres I can lose before the 7th August, which is when my renewal is due. I start the Michelle Bridges 12WBT on the 21st of Feb, so hopefully that will give me a boost!

Also, as part of Michelle's program I need to write down my commitment and share it; so www my commitment is:
'To become a healthier and happier version of myself. Free from excuses and apathy'.

I need to go shower now ;)
Megs xx

Friday, February 4, 2011

Weigh in Day!

This morning was weigh in day and I am very happy to report a loss of 1.3kgs. :D :D :D

Seems like the hard work at the gym and sticking to my weight watchers points has really paid off :)

New Stats: 

Sw: 121.3kgs
Cw: 111.6kgs
LTD: 9.7kgs
mini Goal: 100kgs
Overall goal: 80-85kgs

I also joined the Michelle Bridges 12 week body transformation program last night. It doesnt start until the 21st feb but I am very, very excited to get started. She seems like an awesome trainer and I am scared, but also pumped to see what she has in store for the 12 weeks :)

Take Care,
Megs xx


Welcome, welcome.
This is my new and improved weight loss blog :) I am very excited to finally have a blog I am happy with up and running and cannot wait to start writing down my weight loss journey. Something I hope to look back on and just be blown away with how far I have come.
To begin with, a few things about me. I am a happily married woman, living in central queensland with my husband and our brood of animals which include three cats, two dogs and a budgie. I am a final year registered nursing student, with a passion for health care! I have struggled with my weight for the better part of four years now. After begining to date my lovely husband "S", I fell into the lovely comfort zone that is commitment, however, it was also during this time I developed poly cystic ovarian syndrome and my thyroid became to lose steam. As a result I managed to go from a overweight weight of 95kgs in 2006, to a whopping 121.3kgs during 2009. It was on my 23rd birthday that I decided enough and was enough and joined weight watchers in Nov 2009. I had sucess during the first few months, managing to lose 10kgs and dropping a dress size (I went from a 22-24 to a 20-22). But for the remaining part of 2010 my weight loss slowed.
Why? Well if I were to be honest it was through a combination of poor food choices (I was essentially cheating the weight watchers points system) and a decrease in exercise again. During this time I managed to put on 2kgs of the 10kgs I lost. But with a new year, came a new set of resolutions. I am determined by years end I will be at, AT LEAST 100kgs. I desperately want to be a mum, having a child with S would be so very awesome, but I know that being unhealthy, is certainly not a great start. So for the next 12 months, and really for the rest of my life, I am determined to get my butt back into gear.
My vices
 Well things I absolutely love include cheese pizza's, chocolate milk, chocolate in general and bread. I am a vegetarian and despite "living" on vegetables, I certainly have managed to find the most unhealthiest I could.
My goals. My ultimate goal is to be healthy and happy. Which seems like a no brainer, but with food consuming a significant portion of my life, its time to start re-evaluating how they can co-exist together in harmony. My smaller goals include another 10kg weight loss by the end of the year, with a 5kg loss by June/July. My overall weight goal is to be at 80-85kgs, but I know I have alot of work ahead of me. I am determined to go to the gym at least three times a week, stick to my weight watchers points at least 5 of the 7 days and walk my dogs every second day (which is the norm already) and swim and play tennis on the odd occasion.
My Dream Will probably sound a little silly. I have always loved Lorna Jane clothing. But unfortunately they only go to a size 16 or XL. My dream and a dream which S will help come true, is to be able to walk into a Lorna Jane Store a healthy and fit size and buy myself the clothes I have always dreamed of wearing.
My Stats (starting stats)
Start Weight: 121.3 (Nov 2009)
Current Weight: 112.9
Weight Loss to Date: 8.4kgs
Mini Goal: 100kgs
Overall Goal: 80-85kgs

I have a weigh in tomorrow which I will come back and update on. My weigh in days are saturdays :)

We can do this xxx