Some awesome stuff that has made me smile recently

Good morning πŸ™‚

I thought it was about time for an update post to let you know some things that are not directly related to daily exercise.

The first of which is a bit of a milestone for me, it is a welcome side-effect of this project but not the main goal. I have lost 1 stone in weight since I started this. (translates to 14 lbs or 7 kg) this is not a great deal in the grand scheme of weight losses but it is a start. I am also aware that the number on the scale is not the only (or the best) way to judge success, but I thought I would share anyway!

It is also prove that to change yourself, your weight and your fitness you do not need to go on “a diet” I am not following any formal plan, I am not cutting back to a stupidly low calorific intake, I am not cutting out carbs or eating only green food or any such fad.

What I am doing is tracking what I eat, for increased awareness of portion control, attempting to eat real non processed food and remove as much sugar as possible. On saying that, I still have a Cadbury’s chocolate dessert most evenings because they are nice. I am generally keeping an eye on what I eat, and attempting to make healthy choices. Β I am following a healthy balanced diet, with attention to what my body needs to rebuild and repair its self and I am taking notice of whether I am full or not. This is really becoming more of a lifestyle change than I anticipated at the start of the project πŸ™‚

I am also doing somewhere between 1/2 an hour and 2 hours (or 5 on a dance out day) of real hard exercise every day and it is working.

The other really awesome thing that made me smile, is that over the weekend the amazing Nancy from My Year of SweatΒ Nominate me for some lovely and unexpected blog awards which I will be displaying just as soon as I work out what to do to fulfil the criteria πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ In the mean time, go and read Nancy’s blog, she is inspiring πŸ™‚ do it now..click on the link up there!

An other thing that makes me smile is this:

My cat Bob :-)
My cat Bob πŸ™‚

That is all for now πŸ˜€

6 Comments

  1. I have always wondered what a stone translated to! Congrats Sam on losing 14 lbs since July! That is an amazing achievement. As you know, I am also working on the hypothesis that an individual can attain better health, weight loss and an improved quality of life from focusing on the exercise side of the equation. Like you, I am doing at least 45 minutes to 2.5 hours of exercise per day, every day. And also like you, I’m being much more mindful of what I eat, but I’m not depriving myself of anything. If all works out, in just under 4 months time I will have lost a total of 35-40 lbs and be completely off my blood pressure meds. Assuming things stay on track!
    Anyway – well done girl! You are killing it!!

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    1. 35 – 40lbs is awesome πŸ™‚ and to be off medication is doubly awesome!!

      It goes to prove that healthy choices and being active really pays off πŸ™‚ There are some who would say that we are taking “being active” to the extreme…I say it is easier and more effective than starvation!

      If I carry on at this rate I will lose 63 lbs by the end of this project…I don’t think it will continue this uniformly though…I would be ecstatic with 40 lbs πŸ™‚

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      1. I’ll take excessive exercise over food deprivation any day! I’m too much a foodie + life is too short to deny myself of the good stuff. As long as I bust my ass sweating, it should all work itself out. 40 lbs total will put me at my “ideal weight” based on the powers that be. If I lose 15 more before the end of the year (down 20 now), making it 35, I will be ecstatically happy. πŸ™‚

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      2. me too! I have tried starvation (in the dim and distant teenage years) I weighed 105lbs and thought i was fat!! It was all in all not very healthy of effective in the long run!

        to be in my healthy weight category, I have to lose another 80 lbs!! I don’t think I can, nor do I want to…those figures are unrealistic!

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      3. Agreed. Get to a place (whether it’s a specific # on the scale or a clothing size) when you feel good about how you feel! That’s where you’ll find the magic. You are doing GREAT!

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