Monday, April 30, 2012

Where oh where is Rachel.... There she is

I have been so very bold. I haven't been updating my blog and I haven't been to a weight watchers class is three weeks. I am terrified of what the scales is going to tell me when I climb up on there with a knot the size of a basketball in my stomach - which I can hopefully blame for any weight gain!

I have been relatively ok. I did a good bit if exercising last week. Actually that motivation of mine paid a wee visit from Monday to about Wednesday and it resulted in awaking at 545 three mornings on the trot to squat, lunge and jog my way into the day! Also went for a wee jog and a walk so was feeling great.

On the flip side to this story of goodness, dedication and motivation I ate quite a few packs of Trebel crunch, had a boost, slice of carrot cake, Thai takeaway and a bottle and half of wine over the weekend. I didn't track and quite frankly, I could be blanking the vast majority of what i ate out of memory!!!

You would think that because my deadlines are getting closer I would be working harder! Alas, that is not the case! My foot is well and truly off the pedal and my finger is firmly placed on that bloody self destruct button I have mentioned in the past!

I'll be a bridesmaid in 8 weeks. I will be standing on an altar with three of most lovely sticks you ever laid eyes on! So you would think I'd be trying to run, lunge and squat my way into stickiness!

Then my deadline for dress shopping is upon me. It's this weekend. I'm not going to lie, I am very excited about it! But I haven't made enough effort and haven't achieved the goals that I wanted to by now! So I am a hit disappointed in myself.

Today I was going to go back to my WW class. I decided against going. 10% of that was fear of how bad things may be. 80% because I knew if I stayed at home i would be able to cook meals for the week and have lunch and dinner prepared and ready to go, no excuses for crap eating and not being able to exercise. And the final 10% because I wanted to go running and i wouldn't have been able to do all of those things going to the class.

I will go to my class this week at lunchtime.

So here's to regaining some momentum, putting the foot to the floor and making my ass boney in 8 weeks time!!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

News bulletin: B2B Motivation sighted in Malahide

Yes that's right My Motivation was sighted briefly in Malahide this evening. There is a flicker of hope she will return to me, but My Motivation is a fickle mistress and never there when I need her!

I need her to return to me pronto. In less than one week I am being fitted for a bridesmaid dress.

I am bridesmaid in less than 10 weeks!!!!

Should you see My Motivation tell her I'll meet her at the Baggot street bridge at 1pm tomorrow for a lunchtime run...

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lost, Have you seen this Bride to Be's Motivation?

Lost, Have you seen this Bride to Be's Motivation?

B2B's motivation was last seen somewhere between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. It is missing presumed hungover and it is essential it is found ASAP.

B2B's motivation was meant to meet B2B in malahide for a run and a date with Davina McCall super fit DVD.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of B2B's motivation please contact "Wedding is less than 50 weeks away, get off your arse, PO BOX, 0504"

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

It's weigh day... Damn that Chocolate Celebrating Bank Holiday Weekeend

So! It's weigh day. It's Tuesday. I've just had a four day weekend. I'm not entirely sure how this weigh in is gonna go! Here's hoping the 1 and 1/2 hours of squatting I took part in and the 3 hour round of golf will pay off and help me out. Because the 10 hour larger session on Saturday night is definitely not going to help me out, at all, whatsoever!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

In 365 days I'll be.....

In exactly 365 days I will be completely deflated and dancing my first ever dance as Mrs McCarthy... I am so excited. I didn't think that I would be this excited with a year to go. I literally have butterflies in my stomach and every now and then I want to just squeak with delight.. imagine the state of me when there's no days to go!!! I'll be utterly unbearble!!! And, rather improtantnly, I'll need to change the name of my blog to 'Diary of a Deflated Mrs!!'

I woke up this morning and I was just smiling. Hopefully the next 365 days fly by in a whirl of exercise, healthy foods and MASSIVE losses (of the lb kind). I want people to look at me and say, "Jesus your fading away on us".. ideally the word "waif" will be thrown around willie nilly! I am not looking for much. I know that deep inside me there is a size 6 just waiting to get out and show off her boney bones in a healthy and toned manner that makes others envious.

At my waif like size six, I will not stand like a spaced out Moran having an internal argument with myself every time someone offers me a chocolate / biscuit / cake. I will automatically say, "No thank you, I enjoy crudites and hummus". Exercise will not be something I have to bribe myself into doing. I will leap from my bed at 5am and go for a run exclaiming "I just can't start my day without a run. If I don't go running my day is a mess"...

Clearly, in my mind, should I ever reach a size six, I will have no personality and be boring as hell... but the word waif will be used... a lot so maybe it's worth it.......

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Spot the difference

Eh I have a question! What genius named acne "teenage pimples"? Because who ever it was I'd like to meet them and give them a toe in the backside for telling blatant lies!

Here I am the wrong side of 29 and still getting the blasted things! For some peculiar reason this week has seen a wonderful break out which I can only assume is from the virtuous weekend I had (i.e. only one glass of wine, no take aways etc). I think it's all the badness from the drinking and eating out I've been doing for the last number of weeks making any appearance. My skin has gone into shock and decided to "cleanse" itself hence my teenage looking visage..

I can only assume the term teenage pimple was used in order to give hope to spotty faced youths that it wouldn't last forever. If only they knew!!

Monday, April 2, 2012

The Plan for Easter week

There's a HUGE bank holiday fast approaching me and I am working out a way of dealing with it. Staying to meeting today was a big help! Seeing what I could have for the "price" of one easter egg made me realise it's just not worth sinking into a chocolate induced coma!

Apparently the small Easter egg is 23 pro points, without the bars you get! Sure I could have a lovely big take away for that price! Or a crunchie, jellies, ice cream and McCoys flame grilled steak flavoured crisps!

Although when it comes to it, I'll probably have the egg! I do love my chocolate! (hence the need for deflation some might say).

So the plan is a simple one!

Eat 26 ProPoints a day
Earn 7 activity points per day
Save my 49 weekly points

That means at least half hour a day of moving my ass and eating LOADS of free foods!

I also have a massive motivation! My wonderful Bride to be (that isn't me) has set a date for ordering our bridesmaid dresses and I am excited! Yep! You heard me. I am actually excited to be trying on bridesmaid dresses! Not just because I'm expected to be excited! But because I can't wait to try them on!

Here's to losing 2lb this week!!

The weekly verdict

So here we are, another weigh in another half pound lighter! Oh yeah! I am down a total of 10lb and am offically fabulous at 5%!

I'm delighted considering the week I have had and the massive fall from the Lenten wagon! Obviously my thigh busting squat-tastic workouts with miss McCall helped a lot with that!

So all in all not a bad week!

Thought of the day

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
― Marilyn Monroe

Its weigh day

I can't believe we are back to weigh day again! The weeks are flying in!

As I may have mentioned, I wasnt exactly the exercise bunny I had intended to be since my last weigh in! Nor was I as well behaved! Barely tracked and I didn't just break lent, I smashed it like a kiddie raiding their piggy bank for money to buy sweets!

So I tried to make up for lost ground over the weekend! I was very well behaved- only one glass of vino all weekend! And I exercised for 3 hours over Saturday and Sunday.

I ran and squatted all my lack of commitment and control away! So much so that it hurts when I breathe, walk, lie on my stomach when I am sleeping, try to sit down and then, inevitably, try to stand up!

Here's hoping all this pain will mean a gain of a loss, if ya get me!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Autism Awareness Week Begins

Autism awareness week begins this week. It's a week where we can learn more about what Autism is and show our support for the people and families that live with it.

Perhaps we could all find out one fact about Autism and share it with one person.


Since January I have lost the following inches...

waist lost 1 inch
hips lost 2 inches
bust lost 1.5 inches
arm Lost 0.5 inches
leg lost 1.5 inches