Thursday, September 29, 2011

So things are going well this week. After my initial gain on the scales which was totally expected, but less than expected (1.2kgs gain after my massive weekend is pretty good I think!). I'm eating pretty well most of the time and I've made my PT sessions into a double session from now on. It rained heavily yesterday so that cancelled my walk and some DVD's were meant to turn up but didn't... so apart from a bit of walking whilst out shipping not much was done. I'm hoping they arrive today because the weather is horrible again and I need something to do today.

I had a nice salad sandwhich yesterday while we were out. I did sneak a few small peices of chicken, but overall I was very good. My water drinking has gone downhill since the weekend and I'm really going to have to get back ontop of that.
I made a platter yesterday afternoon as some friends dropped by and although I had rice crackers, I did steal a fair amount of cheese. I had also had a yoghurt, so skipped a proper dinner meal and had some more yoghurt. There's no way I would have been under 1200 cals anyway and I wasn't hungry at all.

Today I'm making pumpkin soup from the crunchtime cookbook and looking forward to it. It's really cold today so it should go down well.

Zumba tonight night and some more at home stuff on Friday before I've organised a PT session on Saturday morning with my sister's PT. We're off to Melb Saturday for bridesmaid dress shopping (which I'm dreading!) and I figured we may aswell get some training in there. I've also been invited to a fun run on Sunday which I really want to do, but I'm not too sure if I'll be able to make it. It's a fair drive...

It's hard to be able to do what you want to do with 2 toddlers. Don't get me wrong, my kids are pretty good about it all, and they don't mind going into care, or when Mum heads out a few nights a week. I guess the hardest part is our distance from town. There are so many gym classes I'd like to do but just can't. Ah well.... I best just make the most of it!

Monday, September 26, 2011

I feel like I'm starting this all over again. Like I've not done all of this hard work to get here.
My weekend was great and I don't REALLY regret it (in other words, I do a little bit).
I didn't eat well. Noone to blame but myself. I could have, but I chose not to. I drank to excess on the Friday night... and it's probably a lot more excessive than most people can handle.
I had heaps of fun and I'm not going to dwell on it.
One thing I did consistently all weekend was have smaller meals and not snack on crap. No potato chips, no choccies. If I was having bread, it was always grain bread - everytime.

That's really not THAT big of a deal compared to my last 6 weeks, but compared to 8 weeks ago it's pretty awesome.

One thing I did notice was how sluggish and yuck I felt after consuming all the crap. It wasn't enjoyable and I'm looking forward to feeling healthy again.

Last night I got back on the wagon. I ate well. I drank lots of water. I'm about to plan my weeks meals and I've gotten right back into it this morning. I feel like I'm starting all over again.

So tonight is strength training. I'm also going to bust my ass and get on my exercise bike and cross trainer.... I'm going to do 5 mins on each and then swap for an hour. I HAVE to do this! I stepped on the scales last night and I was 3kgs heavier.....

This week WILL be a gain. I know where and why I went wrong and I know what I'm going to do to get back on the wagon. I feel like it will be more of a struggle than it has been though.

I'm going to need motivation in BUCKET loads this week.

Friday, September 23, 2011

I've done it! I've lost another 1kg since Wednesday which takes me to approx 15kgs since August 15. Happy about that! I wanted to hit that '15'kg mark and It's done. My Wednesday loss was 2.1kgs so that's 3.1kgs since last Wednesday.
I've made sure I've worked out everyday. I've eaten really well and haven't had many snacks. All in preparation for my netball trip this weekend.
I'm finally excited about going. It's about time I got to let my hair down and have some fun with my mates. I'm not overly concerned about the weight gain that will follow.... it's a given and I think it's a great test for me to see how well I can get right back into it. I know ultimately it will slow my weight loss down, but heck!! I've lost this much already! I never in my wildest dreams imagined I'd even lose this much over the whole 12 week + 4 week preseason program! A small bump in the road which I will not again encounter until Jan next year at my sisters wedding (where I WILL be nearly 40kgs down :) )
I've worked hard. I've changed my mindset completely. I know that alcohol is not good and I'm not going to go totally overboard like days gone by, but I think I deserve a few celebratory drinks. I'm no longer celebrating with food so that's a huge win! I'm constantly trying to justify this weekend to myself and others, but it's only me who matters in the end. I'm happy with my decision and very excited to be going on our mystery netball trip.

Have a fantastic weekend! I'll be back next week with all the good (and the very bad) updates on Monday.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Removing the blinkers...

Today I'm giving it 150%. I'm going to keep my eating to 1200cals by tracking it. I'm not going to snack unless I feel like I need it (which will be a yoghurt before PT tonight). I'm going to burn well over 500cals seeming as I've slackened right off exercise wise. I now know that I need to make the most of everyday, because there will be days like yesterday where I had my 1000 cals totally planned out and every single plan fell through. My walking buddy decided it was a no go and we had a special day at kinder so I ended up staying. My strength training class was cancelled because of the horrid weather. I wanted to go for a walk, but with storms and 100km/h+ gusts of wind it was too dangerous. Normally, I could have done my own training at home and smashed it out. With my IL's living here for the moment I feel somewhat embarrassed and unable to train. I will be making the most of them being at work today by getting off my butt and getting stuck into it.
Thanks for the support, Rob!

I don't feel confident for much of a loss this week. I was a little naughty Sat night and my training has not been up where it should be. I hope to lose something (I'd love to lose 3 kgs and be 15kgs down by my netball trip) but I don't think it will happen. Just means I HAVE to work harder! I HAVE to train EVERYDAY. I HAVE to eat clean EVERYDAY! I HAVE to keep doing what I'm doing and not falling back into my old rut. I don't feel like I'm anywhere near it food wise at the moment... I mean my naughty meal was 2 small peices of pizza with SALAD! I'd never have done that before.
I am sneaking little tastes of things in though. About 6 chips with dinner last night because that's what the others were having. It's go to STOP! I cannot do this to myself because knowing me, 6 chips will turn into a plate of chips, which will turn into crap eating, less exercise, depression again..... it's not a road I want to go down.

No more blinkers! 

I have seen the signs. I KNOW what I'm doing is wrong. That in itself is an achievement.
I've taken off my blinkers that were trying to partially block things out and I can see it all very clearly now.
I have written my plan for today and I'm GOING to stick to it. I must. I cannot fail now when things have been going so so well.

Bring on weigh in day!

Monday, September 19, 2011

So It's been a few days and I'm back :) Nothing really terribly exciting to report. I didn't do my SS on the weekend like I was supposed to, although I am planning on making up for it over the next few days.
After our run in with the 5 foot brown snake, I'm quite wary of heading outside anytime soon...unless clothed in 4 inch steel from head to toe. Bikram yoga eat your heart out!!

Lots of family comments now about how they can really tell that I've lost weight. It's great considering I don't have an official pre season starting point, but it's got to be pretty darn close to what my PT is suggesting because I'm getting comments and 5kgs wouldn't make much of a difference to this ample frame.

Saturday treat night was a bit of a fail. I think I'm going to cut 'treat' nights from my 12wbt because it will only cause high calorie induced pain. I was so good all day and then we were out from 3pm until well after midnight. I had to eat what the masses were eating. In this case, 2 slices of pizza with a side salad (there was more salad than pizza). I did enjoy it and I don't really regret it all that much. It was a very nice meal that will not happen very often. I kicked water intake ass anyway. I didn't eat nay of the party foods at the party we attended and Sunday morning was back on the straight and narrow. Good girl! That's a win in itself!

This weekend is our netball trip. I'm excited to go, but had I been doing the 12wbt before I had organised it all, I think I would have stayed home instead. I've not had one alcoholic beverage since very early August and I don't miss it, but the netball trip culture around these parts is alcohol to excess. I will let my hair down and have a good time. I will make the best choices I can and not drink anywhere near as much as I would have pre 12wbt, but I will do some damage. Clean eating and exercise all the way until I leave (including the morning before we depart and a VERY healthy lunch) and then I've decided that the Sunday will be back on the straight and narrow again for the trip home. I WILL enjoy myself and I WILL get right back into it again once I get home. My plan is at least 2-3 1000cal training sessions before I leave, and at least 2 when I get back to partly ammend the bad I will be doing. I'm pretty sure I will gain some weight but I am prepared for this and it will not hold me back.

Today's weather is not great, so I'll get on the wii once the kids DVD is finished and then my strength training class is on tonight. Looking forward to it :)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

My followers!!

HELLO!! Thanks for joining my blog!
I'm enjoying seeing new names and pics come up every so often and I have wondered about where you are all from, what you do and how you came across my page.
Please feel free to leave a comment, including your blog address so I can pop by and visit.
I LOVE reading all these blogs. They are such a huge source of inspiration for me, as are followers and people reading my dribble.

Thanks again for stopping by and I'd love to hear from you anytime :)


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Woohoo Wednesdays!

That's my new name for this day of the week - WOOHOO Wednesdays! It's weigh in day and although I've been freaking out about a gain for this week (for no real reason other than my lack of self confidence because my eating has been fantastic), I've managed to lose 1.1kgs :) Very happy and it finally brings me back under 150kgs! So excited that I'm under that!
So that brings my approximate weight loss to around 12kgs since I started pre season. I have 18.9kgs to goal for the next 12 weeks and I am GOING TO DO IT!

Last night after my session my PT took my measurements. We took some 2 weeks ago and I was quite interested to see if I'd lost anything. Turns out I've lost 15cms total off my body measurements in 2 weeks!
3 off my chest and 6 off my tummy which are my 2 main problem areas. Pretty happy with that... this 1.1kgs is just the icing on the cake.

I was so happy with my results this morning that I have already burnt my 500cals for the day. Took off for my walk at 6am. Now just some incidental exercise through out the day and I think I might even try for another 100-200 cals later this afternoon.

Hoping to get to Zumba tomorrow night. Looking forward to having a good giggle with my sisters and Mum.

Loving how much more organised I am with life in general now too. It's not even 9am, and I'm showered dressed, as are the kids, we've all had brekky and dishes are done. I'll hang out a load of washing in a minute and then vac the floor and that's me for the day all before 10am!
Looking forward to the lasagne tonight too :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

12wbt Bloggers Challenge

So I'm joining in with Kath from courage 2 start in a blogging challenge. What better way to connect with and find out more about the people who are taking a part of the 12wbt than this. Week 1 is:


Copy the following questions to your blog. Answer them. Help us to get to know our fellow bloggers and what you really think of 12wbt!

1. Describe yourself in 25 words or less. You can get straight to the point - or bring your creativity into play.  

Crazy mum of 2 toddlers, wife of a total car nut, fun loving, exercise craving, previously poor eating 12wbter.

2. What brings you to 12wbt? Getting fitter? Losing weight? (Gaining weight??) Are you first timer, a repeat offender?? 

 A change. I am at the point in my life where if I don't do something right now, I'm not going to be around long enough to see my children grow up, to meet my grandchildren, to enjoy life. It's time to shed a great deal of KG's and get healthier.

3. Why do you blog??

It's not something I've previously done, but I feel it holds me accountable to my followers and to myself, and it also motivates me. I can see how well I did yesterday and kick myself into gear, especially if I'm feeling a bit down and out.
4. Who is your biggest inspiration in life and why (doesn't have to be weight loss) 

I wouldn't say I have one main source of inspiration. At the moment, every 12wbter is right up there though.

5. What things in life bring you the most joy? 

My kids and husband. Playing sport. Family. Going on outings.

6.What do you think your greatest challenge is going to be this round? 

For me, the food is my biggest challenge. I've been a fussy eater ever since I can remember and now it's time to grow up and give everything a crack.

7. What are you most excited about 12wbt?  

The overall transformations. I am looking forward to dropping a dress size and just being able to say - I did it! 

8. And what scares the pants off you? 

Failing. It's what's held me back every single other time, but this time it's different.

9. Tell me - right now - today - how do you feel about exercise in no more than 10 words


10. Complete this sentence - in 12 weeks time - on the last day of 12wbt I am going to be feeling ___________ AMAZING. Fitter, healthier and happier. 

Can't wait to read what others have written! Looking forward to sharing more little snippets.

THAT photo....

Sunday and yesterday were pretty horrible days. Sunday afternoon I got hubs to take THAT photo. In just a bra and undies. I knew it was going to be bad, but having already lost between 10 and 12 kgs in pre season, I figured it would be half ok.....
How wrong I was.
It was honestly, the most disgusting, horrendous thing I have ever seen. That picture is so depressing. I was so angry with myself for being ok at that weight. It's NOT ok. To be a little truthful, I'm also a little upset that noone really TRIED to get through to me before now. How could they love me and not be worried about me at this size? I guess they loved me so much that they didn't want to hurt me, but look at where not hurting me got. :(
I HATE that photo. I hate it with a passion. I was sick to my stomach as I uploaded it to my stats page last night. I felt like I was going to vomit. It was absolutely horrible and I feel terribly ill thinking that even a couple of people will see it. :( Here's to NEVER looking like that EVER EVER again!!!

I guess in a way it was a good test. I was depressed seeing it Sunday night so went for a walk. I was depressed seeing it yesterday, so busted my backside at training. I not once even considered gorging on junk and crap. Not once. That really shows me just how far I've come in only 4 weeks.

Today I decided to start my fitness test. Oh what fun this is going to be over the next 12 weeks with 2 toddlers in tow... :S Just after my first lap of the oval my daughter was screaming at me and I hit a pothole and rolled my ankle. Fricking Annoying!!!! I helped her whizz on the oval (when you gotta go, you gotta go!) and just sat for a few minutes before stretching my ankle for a minute, then standing on it to test it, then deciding to just get back into it so I started again. I was planning on running for at least a little of the 1km, but I didn't want to push my ankle any further than it needed to.... I cannot afford to stop training!
So I did the 2.5 laps of the football oval (approx 1km) in 12mins and 11 secs. I guess for just walking that's not too bad and I'm sure had I have done it a few weeks ago it would have been slower. It will be interesting to see if I can go any faster in 4 weeks.
I'm about to go into the lounge room and complete the rest of the test. I can already tell it's not going to be great results, but this is for ME and noone else. These results are for me to compare every 4 weeks and see just how much fitter I am getting.
I'll be strapping my ankle full time from now on so I don't have to worry about it again. Stupid netball injuries!

On another note: I did change my 12wbt weight loss goals yesterday. Since I've already achieved approx 10kgs which was my 12 week goal, I'm now going for 20kgs from yesterday until the end of the 12 weeks. It's ON!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

So my weekend's been rather blah. I've still been eating well, but yesterday I didn't exercise at all, and today I'm going to make myself go for a walk/jog when hubby gets home. I do have the dreaded AF.... I'm sure that's making me feel much less excited about food and exercise than normal. I have managed to stave off any chocolate cravings and such without having to even think about it which is awesome. Hopefully AF will get the hint not to mess with me from now on. lol

We have my IL's moving in for 3-5 weeks later today which will make my eating and exercising a little difficult in some respects, but also hopefully a little easier too. I'll be able to go for walks more often as there will be more people in the house, but I'm not sure how they'll like the food we are currently eating, so I'm not too sure what to do about that....  Fingers crossed it's a bit easier than I'm anticipating.
Strength training tomorrow night aswell as our weekly kinder walk. Should smash out 500 cals very easily. I better get my backside into gear this week if I want to drop any weight at all!

I'm yet to take my picture. I keep using the 'no time' excuse. I guess deep down I'm trying to avoid it. I haven't got my measurements with me either... my PT has them and she's interstate so I don't think I'll get them in in time. I'm not sure whether I should really push it and try and get everything in, or to just not stress about this round, and go about what I'm doing. I guess I'll make that decision by the end of tonight.

Not sure when I will do my fitness test. Possibly Tuesday.

Reading this over WHAT A WAKE UP! I sound so laid back about it all, so blase. I NEED to get my backside into gear and NOW is the time to do it! I need some more encouragement, so I better head off to the forums I think.

Friday, September 9, 2011

I've been going really well with my morning wake ups and walks. Yesterday I got up to use the loo at 5.55am and checked the time. Decided I'd go back to bed for 30 mins then get up and go for my walk. After 2 steps I told my self NO! You will do it now because if you go back to bed you will not wake up!
So I JFDI! I LOVE that saying! I'm living by it at the moment.
Smashed out 493cals in 1hr 6mins just walking. Awesome ;)

We had a family BBQ last night. I went prepared.... only salad and some extra lean beef chevaps (2 because I worked it they would fit into my calorie allowance). I did well. I did take a tiny bite out hubbys crusty bread roll with a little margarine on it, but that was it. I said no to everything else. No creamy pastas. No sausages. No pudding for dessert! Washed everything down with my trusty bottle of water and still enjoyed myself :)

My family saw me for the first time in 2 weeks and my sisters said they could def tell I'd lost weight. They already knew how much I'd lost because I'd told them, but it was so good for them to recognise it.
My parent's neighbours who are like Grandparents to us were there too. I haven't seen them for a couple of months and they had no idea I was following this program. Anyway, my 'grandmother' said straight away " Nicky, you've lost weight! You've lost LOTS of weight! You look fantastic!"
Ahhh music to my ears!!! I ended up telling the entire family about what I'd done and what I was aiming for over the next 3 months. They were all so super supportive and happy about it all. My sisters were really interested in what I was doing (and one sister who is doing this with me and hasn't started yet... well hopefully I've given her the motivation to get her backside into gear).
Even my Dad said he saw that I'd lost weight. For my Dad to say that... well clearly I've shifted quite a bit. I know deep down he is proud of me, even if he doesn't say it. He'll be so proud of me when I DO lose the 20kgs I'm aiming for by Christmas :)

So a late night was had.... VERY late night and I felt it in my best interests to forgo my walk this morning. I woke at 7.30 with a headache and I've been drinking water since I've gotten up and it's subsiding. I will do something today.... even if it's only half an hour and I don't burn my 300cals.

I am also going to make use of the calorie king website again. I haven't used it for about a week and I've snuck a few little things in that I 'think' are keeping my under my limits.... but I cannot be sure and I WANT to be sure.
Time for my late breakfast and housework! Tonnes to do today so that incidental exercise will probably burn a bit without me even knowing it. :)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Weigh In Day Is My Favourite Day So Far!

So, as I've mentioned I started my preseason on August 15th. I didn't have scales to begin with but had an idea of what I weighed, having been weighed about 4 months ago. Well, clearly I was totally off!!
I've been seeing my PT twice a week and she's gone through a program doing similar and also being my weight before she was a PT, she knows how much my body will most likely burn.
Last night after training she commented that my legs were skinnier, and that I've most likely lost 10kgs since I started. I had a laugh... as if!!!! She was telling me about her bootcamp and girls my size dropping 5kgs a week at the start! That's insane (but I'd secretly LOVE to drop weight like that!).
Anyway, this morning the alarm went off at 6.30. I'd said last night that I was going for my hour walk before hubs heads to work. I hit the snooze button... just 5 more minutes. 30 seconds later I remembered it was weigh in day, so I jumped out of bed, ran to the loo and then to my scales.
Wouldn't you know it.... I've lost 2.1kgs since my very first weigh in on Saturday morning!! My scales read 150.7kgs). WOOHOO!!!  It really IS working!!!! Proudly I dressed and took off for my walk - 432 calories burnt. The other 68 I will burn on my walk to the letterbox and back and then I'll burn some more running after the kids at playgroup today (not that I will measure it!).

So I've had a good think about what my PT said during my walk this morning. If I can lose 2.1kgs in 4 days with only 2 days of exercise and a night out to the pub for dinner.... then it is most likely that I have in fact lost 10kgs since August 15th. WOW! 10 kgs down! That was my initial 12 week goal!
I've since changed that to 20 kgs from Next Wednesday. Cannot wait to give it a crack!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

So, today was crazy hectic running around after the kids. I did fit in a 50 minute walk with a friend that burnt 320 cals and I've got strength training tonight which should take me well over the 500 mark. Very happy with myself ( had a salad sandwhich today for lunch while out... DS had KFC and I didn't even think about what I might possibly order for me.).

Was shopping this afternoon to pick a few small things up and saw a couple of people I knew, one I haven't seen for about 2 months. I got my first weight loss comment!!! She said "you look like you've lost weight."
Didn't that put a giant smile on my dial!! I explained to her what I was doing and how I'd been going for 3 weeks already and wasn't sure if I had in fact lost anything and that I loved her telling me that. LOL
So excited!!

Anyway, I've got an hour to get dinner on for the kids and served, a really quick tidy up and hubs some dinner organised before I head off to strength training. Very interested in what I will burn tonight as it's mainly weights based.

Good day! :)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

I just feel very blah. Totally unmotivated. A bit aggro. Bored.... normally I'd be bingeing on deep fried foods and chocolate and coke by now, but I don't crave any of that.
I've not done any exercise since Friday. Well, yesterday there was lots of incidental exercise, but today only a couple of hours of that. I feel flat.
I want to go for a walk, but it's fathers day and hubby is in the shed after letting me sleep for 2 hours this afternoon. I shouldn't have had that sleep.... I didn't need it.
Anyway, I'm not calling him in when he's had the kids all afternoon and it's HIS day. Hopefully he'll be inside soon and I can see what visibility is like outside and go for a walk.
I haven't drunk enough water today. I left my drink bottle at home and wasn't near any drinking water until 1.30pm. I've probably had 1 litre and I'm going to push it to 2 tonight. I def feel dehydrated today. That constant thirsty feeling.

My kids are irritating me, and I put that down to the sleeping and eating last night too.... I'm so frustrated at the moment.

Anyway, I just wanted to document how I'm feeling. I'm hoping I can look back at this in a few days and thank my lucky stars that this only happens every so often...

Tomorrow is going to be flat out and I'm not looking forward to it. Bring on Tuesday!

Reality hits

So my scales arrived Friday afternoon. I was really hoping to be smaller than I thought I was. Unfortunately, I'm the same weight as I thought I was (152.8kgs), so I'm thinking perhaps I was actually BIGGER than this 3 weeks ago :( Those numbers are so depressing when you actually see them. I'm trying not to over think it. Not to  concentrate solely on a number that my set of scales decides, but it's so hard. That number keeps flashing up in my head all the time. Here's hoping that it flashes up if I ever get far too tempted....

Last night was a meal out. I only drank water and I had a chicken breast with salad meal (although is was drizzled with balsamic vinegar and an avocado aioli. :S
I ended up also having half a peice of chocolate cake for dessert. last night was my treat night for the next couple of weeks!!
This morning I cooked hubs breakfast and I had a serve of weight watches bacon, a piece of multigrain toast (no butter) and an egg. I did have a hot chocolate (45 cals) and I think I stayed within the 300cals limit which is great because I feel very full and satisfied. There is no more bacon left either... hubby polished that off for me :)
I'll be a good girl today and I'm going to go for a walk once my brekky has settled. I will also attempt some wii and exercise bike throughout the day.

That number. It's really absolutely Horrible. How the HELL did I let myself get this way? How could I do it to myself? This is NOT how anyone should live!
Thankfully, I have an arsenal of 12wbt weapons to kick this flab tot he curb now :) And I WILL!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Yesterday, I started typing about how I got to this point. About how food for me was a reward and I've treated it that way ever since. How my isolation in my previous home was the main contributing factor to depression which I mist likely suffered for a few years, but only sorted out earlier this year. How my weight is also a HUGE factor into the depression I had.
I'm happy to say that I'm no longer on Anti Depressants. That I'm pretty darn happy with my life at the moment, and the only thing that I would change is my weigh and health.
It was a huge post about everything that I have and haven't done over the last 10 years... and then the power went out. And it stayed out for another 2 hours....suffice to say that I lost my train of thought, my post and any really important revelations I had.
Today though, is another day.

I'm finding it hard to get myself to train EVERY day. The last few days I've been rather slack. I'm a real people person. I love to workout in groups and have others there for support. It's too easy for me being a stay at home Mum to find some excuse as to why I can't do something. Every day we walk to the letter box and back, the kids and I and it takes around 15 minutes and burns between 60 and 70 cals (Yes, I've measured the burn to my letterbox and back... haha). At least I'm moving which is more than I was doing a few weeks ago.
I've been mucked around with my normal classes being cancelled (which I was not happy about, but that's life), trying to organise everything in this house (we still have boxes everywhere from our move 2 months ago) and fitting it around the kids activities and toilet training the little girl. NO EXCUSES WOMAN!!! Today I've done the letterbox walk, and I'm about to hop on the exercise bike and then 30 mins of wii. Tonight when I get home from heading out for the afternoon I'll either get back on the exercise bike, or the wii and get hubs into it aswell.

I'm doing SOOO well with the food side of things. We were out last night and hubs decided on a pub meal. I really considered it but said NO WAY! I think hubs was impressed, although starving as dinner ended up being rather late. I came home and heated up a dinner I'd had a few nights before.
The food side of things is really the toughest thing for me and at the moment, I'm kicking it's ass! I never thought that I'd struggle more with exercise than I would with food!

Right, time to spin those pedals....