If you are new to the FWT? blog-posts, welcome to Fat Woman Thinning? – a 52 week blog, which I started as pages to keep myself on-track and so my ‘primary cheerleaders’ (my sons) could keep up with my progress. Then two weeks ago, I felt brave enough to post it as a blog! If you are one of my new cheerleaders ! Yay! Great to see you again!
Sunday 22 /1 – week 4 of 52 week blog
Weigh-in 11stone 7lbs (161 lbs or 73.2 kg) belly-button measurement : 42 1/2 ” relaxed 40 1/2 ” pulled in
So, a 1 lb drop – that’s 7lb over the three weeks – but more impressive this week was the waist measurement. Yes, I did check that the measurements were ‘level’ and in each case, relaxed and pulled-in there is a 1 inch difference from last week (and that was half an inch down on the first week I measured) All in all I am happy with the results from this week… it does so help to motivate when there is change.. I don’t know about you but it is when I have a week with no change that gives me the biggest challenge. However, with you, my new cheer-leaders and monitors on board I am sure I can beat it!
Having a ‘moan’ to Son#2 about it only being a 1 lb drop this week and he said “One pound is a one pound – if you drop one pound a week for the whole year that’s over 50 lbs.” Whoa! That’s massive! So whenever I find it’s ‘only’ a pound then I shall be glad that is still moving and remember that quote!
Sunday is Sunday – and the tradition in this household is for a proper English breakfast, that looks huge compared to my daily breakfast, followed at dinner (lunch) time by a roast dinner – come cold weather, come hot weather. Again, this appears to be huge and we have dessert, though I have been cutting down the carbohydrates on that down by substituting stewed fruit and custard for the usual Fruit Crumbles or Pies. No one has complained ….yet.
Decided to time my weights sessions… I knew they weren’t taking long as I do them to music and they only took 3 tracks, but it’s good to know because one of my criteria is that they shouldn’t take too much time as I am quite a busy hedgehog and I really can’t afford to take much time out to do the exercises. This is one, but only one, of the reasons I don’t go jogging* or cycling for exercise. The other reasons will have to wait for a post of their own as from last week as I realised my notes over the week created a bit-too-long post in one bite. (*see 7 random things about me in Oh MY! oh my! Versatile Blogger Award post)
Still finding the lunges really hard work – just making it over the 15 – though I guess if I ended up doing a lot more it would take more time – 11 mins today – not too much of a time suck! I suppose I should explain what I do for my aerobics and stretching sometime.. in case anyone wants to know!
Having found the triceps extensions difficult to get right without hurting my elbow a new way of doing these was suggested. http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Triceps/DBLyingTriExt.html if you want to see it- I don’t have a fancy bench so I used the bed with folded a pillow supporting my head so it projects a little beyond the foot of the bed (had to be that way round – can’t do this where you have a headboard!)
I was a bit short of time – so missed out stretching from the half hour workout I usually do in the evening as had just done belly dance class which includes a great stretching warm-up
Saturday (tomorrow) is the Big Breakfast – so all exercises will have to wait until the afternoon, if I am still standing – will be cooking from 9am to 1pm!
Stood helping to cook about 200 Big Breakfasts in the Village Hall today from 9 to 1.30, then cleaned ovens and tidied up, drove all round village collecting all the roadside notices in ….. felt as if I had already done a workout – but stuck to the schedule even though the resistance training that I usually do in the morning was completed at gone seven in the evening. *virtuous feeling*
TO BE CONTINUED ****************
Don’t forget if you want any of the details of exactly what foods I am eating – certainly not on a diet, most certainly not starving myself or going hungry between meals and yet it is working so far .. but will it work for the whole 52 weeks? Or what the exercises are that I am doing, then go to the Fat Woman Thinning page on the cross bar and each week is on a drop-down. These are updated daily.
Last week I asked you what were your greatest temptations and how you stopped yourself from falling for them, this week I’d love to know your best excuses for not doing the exercises you set yourself.
I know I use ‘lack of time’ mostly for mine – and aware of this I am getting used to telling myself that this is ‘just an excuse’ . Name it and shame it — then I’m less likely to use it again!
Most of all I just love to hear from you folks, questions, experiences whatever – looking forward to hearing from you all.
Thanks for all the cheerleaders that have joined me in this challenge, please keep sharing this as there is plenty of room in the grandstand!
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