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February 4, 2008

Small Steps Are Great

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Just 1/2 pound loss this week but as there is only 4.25 kilos to go to achieve my original goal weight of 75 kilos, small losses are really good. That goal seemed so far away when I first started attempting to lose weight, now I can smell it it's so close.

So how does it feel to see the light at the end of the tunnel? Fantastic! I may even reset the target once I am there and shoot for lower numbers, but right now, hitting that goal is the main focus.

It was teeming down rain this morning, so I didn't go for my walk and really missed it. We had about an inch of rain overnight which is great for the country but bad for exercise.

Last week I stepped the exercise up a notch, walking about an extra 5 minutes and running the last 100 yards up a slight hill. Now I haven't ran for a long time and I am enjoying that so much I will slowly increase the jogging into the walking regime until I can jog for at least 500 yards.

To be truthful, losing weight has become easier that I thought it would be. Once I trained my belly to accept a smaller amount of food, kept the exercise going through the sore muscles stage, the weight has been continually falling off. I look great and feel so much healthier.

February 11, 2008

Good News Week

weightin-11-02-08It certainly is good news week this week with a weight loss of just on 1 kilo or 2 pounds. This is an extremely satisfying figure this week as I am even closer to my goal. Just a 3.25 kilos further and I'm there.

Todays the scales showed 78.25 kilos - 172.15 ponds.
Weight loss for the week 1 kilo or 2.2 ponds.
Total weight loss so far 19 kilos or 41.80

This weeks weight loss figure does make me wonder why sometimes you work your butt off and have a small loos and other times, although you do exactly the same thing, you have a larger drop in weight. Whatever the reason, I am not complaining this week.

February 13, 2008

Biggest Loser New Season

The new season of Biggest Loser has begun in Australia and features the usual line up of people who are on a weight loss journey. In just a week of competition the weight loss for all contestants has been amazing with the smallest weight loss for the whole group being a very good 3 kilos or 6.5 pounds.

The amazing result, and this is the main point in this blog post, is one contestant's weight loss of over 10 kilos without the high exercise routine of the other competitors.

John has a heart problem that restricts his exercise to walking no more than 40 minutes, 3 times per day. When the problem was picked up by the shows medical team, it was decided that instead of sending him home and out of the show, he would be allowed to stay in the Biggest loser house, gaining the benefit of the programs weight loss specialists and perhaps saving John's life. So severe is his heart problem, John is not allowed to raise his heart rate above 100 because the strain could cause an immanent heart attack.

John's weight loss of 10 kilos already, just by walking and watching his diet, is proof positive to what I have been advocating in this blog as to the advantages of substantial weight loss benefits of moderate exercise and diet modification.

If John can lose weight, with a serious heart condition, you can also. Perhaps you should consider taking up walking before you end up with a heart condition like John.


February 18, 2008

Floods Upset Weight Loss

We have had some wild weather our way over the last week with our town being severely damaged by flooding after a week of torrential rain. Would you believe that we received 14 inches of rain in just 6 hours one night, which proved to great for the river which burst it's banks and flooded over 1000 houses and businesses within the town area.

Luckily, we are located on a ridge and were untouched by the flooding. The only problem we have had is being housebound for a week and having our exercise program restricted to indoor activity. This is really nothing, compared to the damage that the town has taken, but through it all we have maintained weight this week. No loss or no gain.

Hopefully the weather will clear again soon as the monsoon trough moves north. Our problem for the town now is a cyclone forming as the trough moves over the sea. For now we must cross our fingers, and pray that the monsoon trough will break down and the town can dry out.

February 25, 2008

Another Weight Loss Week

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This week I managed to lose half a kilo or just on one pound and it feels good. I don't mind small weight loss figures when they are consistent and in the right direction... DOWN.

This week I hit the scales at 77.75 kilos or 171 pounds. This is just 2.75 kilos to reach my goal that was made here on the blog last August. It will be great to meet that goal then watch this space for some new targets for the future.

The flooding that occurred to our town last week has receded and the town is slowly getting back to normal. Many people lost all their possessions and businesses were severely affected, some losing all of their stock. We should count our blessings as there were horror stories about how some people awoke to find themselves waist deep in water. No lives were lost, possessions can be replaced.

Personally, I am thrilled to be back into the exercise program and feeling fitter and healthier each day. Life is so wonderful and disasters do occur from time to time. It is how we face adversity that matters and if we continue to look at things in a positive manner, the adversity lessens in magnitude. When I first decided to start a weight loss program, I honestly thought that it was a huge mountain to climb. Well I am almost to the top of that mountain now and can tell you that it wasn't hard to climb at all.

When you finally decide to start your own weight loss program, stay positive and stay on the course. You can do it. If I did, so can you.

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