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swiperfox Sat 09-Apr-05 09:09:15

Ok. I am going totally public in order to make myself actually do this and stop being pathetic!! I've set my goal date as 29th July which is my 28th birthday and we are going out over that weekend - I want to be going out in my old clothes- not squeezed ridiculously into a pair of 14's with a huge bulge over the top!!! Being overweight is making me miserable and it's time to do something about it once and for all!!

I'm going to get up before anyone else and go walking/jogging and follow the Atkins diet strictly for the next 2 weeks. Also going to try and achieve the 10,000 steps a day.

My Current Weight: 13st 8lbs
My goal weight: 10st 7lbs
Time to do it: 16 weeks

Day 1 : This morning I got up at 7 and went straight out for a fast walk. Within 5 mins I came across my 1st problem. Asthma. I'm currently being assessed for a new inhaler and forgot all about it!! Kept going though. I walked at a fast pace for 45 mins. My pedomoeter (which i think isn't too good) measured; 4086 steps, 2.7km. It's difficult as our village is only just over a mile long so generally walking round in circles!!
When i got in i had 2 sausages and mushrooms, fried, and on a small bed of mixed salad and cheese. Didn't like it! I'm not a breakfast fan but i have to organise my eating habits.
So all in all off to a good start - let's hope i can keep it up!!!

RTMTMML Sat 09-Apr-05 09:48:46

Go Swiper go Swiper go go go!!!!!

dropinthe Sat 09-Apr-05 09:52:38

Will watch with as weight drops effortlessly off!!

Arabica Sat 09-Apr-05 17:48:36

Good luck Swiperfox. Make sure you have a 'before' pic of yourself, so when you achieve your goal weight you can send your success story to a slimming magazine!

swiperfox Sun 10-Apr-05 09:24:14

Been out this morning and found myself a good walking route. At the back of our village there's nothing but miles of country lanes, fields and farms

Up at 7, walked for just under an hour.
6340 steps - 4.19km

My shins are really sore!!!

Peppered mackrel for breakfast when i got back (although dd and ds stole most of it!!)

vict17 Sun 10-Apr-05 09:26:54

Just out of interest how tall are you?

swiperfox Sun 10-Apr-05 09:29:16

5'5 i think - maybe 5'6

vict17 Sun 10-Apr-05 09:32:17

Good luck with all the exercise

crunchie Sun 10-Apr-05 19:35:37

Go for it SF, you may have seen my thread and I am keeping a diary. It is really working. I have been going 10 days (ish) with oly one problem, a hen night last night. Let us know how Atkins works for you.

Surfermum Sun 10-Apr-05 20:16:25

Good luck SF. I'm about to embark on a diet as I'm finally fed up with being overweight. I'd actually been enjoying eating what I like and doing no exercise after years of swimming and lifeguard training, and just thought "what the hell, I'm happy". But the other day I noticed my waist had gone ie filled out, and I'm so incredibly unfit that I can only swim a couple of lengths before I'm out of breath. I used to do half a mile warm up! I'm no longer happy as I am so that's it, back to healthy eating and exercise.

swiperfox Sun 10-Apr-05 20:48:46

Thanks guys - I'm just hoping i can stick it out. It's only been two days and the cravings (sugar/carbs) are setting in already as is a bad stomach!!

I keep saying to myself that it's only 2 weeks and if i dont do it the time will fly by and in 2 weeks time i'll be wishing i'd done it.

I have to keep motivating myself to get up early as well for the walking. I'm sooo not a morning person lol doesn't help either when the alarm goes off and dp is lying next to me saying "Walkies!"

Dinner tonight was yummy though. Homemade burgers on a bed of salad covered in lemon juice then grated cheese over the burgers. I like that one! Am starving though for something sweet.

swiperfox Sun 10-Apr-05 20:50:04

Surfermum - you sound like me! I used to cycle. I actually used to be a cycle courier doing around 200-300 miles per week. Now it kills me to run up the stairs - its so depressing, so enough is enough!!

swiperfox Mon 11-Apr-05 09:42:28

This morning was hard!! I am having severe biscuit cravings!!! The walk was really hard as well - I guess my body is running out of 'fuel' as i'm not feeding it and carbs or sugar at all. On top of the my bloody pedometer has proven itself to be useless!
I walked further today than i did yesterday and it's showing 5330 thats 1000 less than yesterday!! So thats a bit disheartening.
Came back and had peppered mackerel again but now feel quite sick.
I'm not sure if i will be able to keep the strict atkins up!!!

crunchie Mon 11-Apr-05 09:56:22

SF keep it up, not that I am personally a fan of Atkins, for the very reason you are finding it so hard. However if it suits you go for it


swiperfox Mon 11-Apr-05 10:18:29

I had to have some cereal. I was on the verge of throwing up

Have posted on your thread about calorie counting

swiperfox Tue 12-Apr-05 09:24:56

Feeling good this morning
I bought some applae juice yesterday. As soon as i ate the cereal the sickness went away and i was back on form. I totally messed up the atkins - but i was up and ready for this morning's walk and i could have carried on for a few more miles!! Amazing difference. So now i need to find a good calorie controlled diet - I dont know where to look though!!

I also counted my own steps this morning - I did 7785 which converts to 5.15km
I also wore the pedometer and it only registered 6125 steps!!

At least now i know my route is 5km so thats good Takes me 1 hour to walk that.

crunchie Tue 12-Apr-05 20:11:16

Well done SF It is not difficult to do a calorie counted plan, as you decide the calories and then work to it. You can still buy a book called the 'Greatest Guide to calories' and that should help for everything. by doing ready prepared meals, they are already counted, so I am not worrying about working things out

swiperfox Wed 13-Apr-05 09:40:50

couldn't go out this morning as i got a 'I've got to be gone by 8.30 tomorrow' from dp when he got in - so i guess that really meant 'you cant go because i'm too lazy to get up earlier to sort the kids out before work'
Has put me in a bad mood and I'm sitting here itching to be outside!!! Mind you one day off won't kill me and might give the blisters a chance to calm down a bit!!
Spoke to my Mum about it last night and she said that when she was doing the race for life she was doing 5km in 40mins!! So now I have to aim for that

Food-wise i think i'm doing kind of ok. Yesterday I had cereal for breakfast - had a little tiny pizza for lunch(not good!) then at night i had chicken breast with an olive roll, salad and houmous. Am trying my best to eat by 5/6pm then have nothing from then on. Not easy!!!!

crunchie Wed 13-Apr-05 19:16:09

Typical sabotage by a man It is amazing if I need to leave extra easrly for meetings, dh stl expects me to get the kids up and ready!!!

Food sounds good, so keep it up. I am weighing in tomorrow

Surfermum Wed 13-Apr-05 19:22:12

Oh well done swiperfox! I'm still in the contemplative stage. I've managed to do some exercise in the form of an hour's tap dancing, but I got a kebab and chips on the way home! And I'm not picking up the phone to Slimming World until all the chocolate in the house is gone.

swiperfox Thu 14-Apr-05 09:28:38

Back out this morning and feeling good!! It took me a bit longer though due to blister agony!!!
Had 2 weetabix for brekkie but had to put a lil bit of sugar on !!

Had very swolen fingers whilst walking this morning - does anyone know what would cause that?..... might start a thread for that one.....

swiperfox Thu 14-Apr-05 09:29:16

Back out this morning and feeling good!! It took me a bit longer though due to blister agony!!!
Had 2 weetabix for brekkie but had to put a lil bit of sugar on !!

Had very swolen fingers whilst walking this morning - does anyone know what would cause that?..... might start a thread for that one.....

crunchie Thu 14-Apr-05 11:51:11

2 weetabix is a good choice, sugar is about 20 cals a tsp (level) so together thats only 149 cals, plus milk. Less than you have just burnt off

swiperfox Thu 14-Apr-05 13:08:39

Thats good news!! Is it true that you should eat it within 20 mins of exercising so that your body is still burning it up while you eat?

crunchie Thu 14-Apr-05 14:18:15

No idea??

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