Friday, January 13, 2012

Revenge of the Scales

'Revenge of the Scales' sounds rather ominous but I did get a  rather nasty shock when I recently bought some new scales..

The other week, after New Years, when I was looking back at last years resolutions, I came to the conclusion I weighed the most I had ever, ever, ever weighed. I added 3 evers as I'm really quite shocked at myself. At the start of last year I was 67kg (148lbs). I made a resolution to eat healthy and exercise properly and was quite keen on getting back down to 60kg (132lbs). especially seeing as I was getting married in July.

ha ha ha. Yeah that didn't work out so well for me. I was stressed with work, eating emotionally, ordering take aways because I was too tired to cook and didn't think I had enough time to exercise. by July I was 68kg and my dress that fit perfectly at 67kg just fit.

Playing in the water in Rarotonga
The all important wedding dress
After the wedding I kind of avoided the scales, got even more stressed with work and felt rather unhappy with myself to be honest. I bought some fancy new scales in the New Year sales, set it up with my personal data and jumped on... 76kg (167lbs).

Christmas 2011
I moped for a few days and accused Nick of letting me get 'fat'.

Then I hardened up. I remember the year I'd had in 2011 and the bad habits I'd formed. Sure, I had a bad year and I put on weight but it's a new year this year and I'm going to change my habits. I might not have control over some of the things that added stress to my life last year, but I have control over my habits.

So this years resolution was simple: Form good habits.
Eating, exercising, prioritising, productivity...

So far I've been sticking to my new 'cook everything myself and eat healthy' food regime. I've had a few sugar withdrawal headaches, but i'm eating so many yummy berries that it is totally worth it. I've been trying to walk rather than use the car, which works if I'm just popping down to the post office or the supermarket but not to get to work. I've been drinking a 2L jug of water each day, trying to keep on top of the house work and trying to make sure I exercise each day.
I'll be setting up my classroom and getting organised for school to start back up next week. I was going to go in today, but it was rainy and I didn't want to lug things back and forward from my car to classroom in the rain.

As of today I'm back at 73kg (161lbs).

I've told myself that for every kg I lose I'm allowed to buy one bottle of nail polish. Until then no polish purchases...Yes, I am bribing myself with extrinsic rewards.

***Please note that I don't think that 73kg (161lbs) is fat, I just know my body and that it's not the right weight for me. I will never ever be super model skinny and I don't ever want to be. I'm 166cm and I love my curves, but they were starting to go the wrong way!***


  1. Sounds like a plan, I'm with you!!! I lost 13kg at the end of 2010 only to put 5kg back on at the end of 2011 and my goal weight is still 20kg away argh! I think it has to happen in 2012!
    Good luck :)

  2. I think this is a great way to motivate yourself! :) Best of luck and I'll be following along! (BTW, that pic of you in your dress is lovely.)

  3. Thanks Rach!

    I just hope I can keep up eating properly and walking when school starts up again and I have less time. Otherwise I won't be buying much nail polish :(