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Thanks to some internet problems it's been a good couple of weeks since I posted but it seems to be working now, so here we go again.

Start weight: 201.6 (did originally have this listed at 205 but I worked it out wrong)
Current weight: 194
Weight loss this week: 2
Weght loss to date: 7.6
Short term goal weight: 190 by Christmas
Long term goal weight: 154

My first half stone, I'm so pleased.  Yes, it's taken me a little longer than I wanted it to but I would rather lose it slowly and have a chance of it staying off than lose the weight quickly and end up putting it all back on again.

In other news, I did 25 minutes on the treadmill for the first time today (5 minutes at 2mph, 15 minutes at 2.5mph, 2.5 minutes at 3mph and 2.5 minutes at 3.5mph).  I know it's still not a whole lot but when you consider that a month ago I couldn't walk up a flight of stairs without getting out of breath...

The only problem is my Dad.  I felt really pleased about it, went downstairs to tell the parents and got told to stop boasting.  He was only joking but if I can't take a joke then he's not going to bother talking to me anymore.  

I know he doesn't mean to hurt me when he says these things but he does.  All I want from him is a tiny bit of positive reinforcement, just "Well done, that's great" but apparently that's too much to ask *shrugs*

How are you all doing?


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Dec. 3rd, 2008 12:00 pm (UTC)
Managed 10 lengths and 4 breadths at the pool the other weekend. Can't go this weekend cause I'll be in London, so have completed one of the workouts on my new Davina DVDs three times in the past week. Cardio Box is fun!

Re your dad. My one is pretty similar. You've really only got two choices. Explain to him how you feel and hope he becomes a bit more positive. Or accept that as a man of a certain age he won't be very good at expressing pride/positive emotions and remember that you're losing weight for yourself and not for anybody else, so your sense of achievement and that of your friends should be enough. :)
Dec. 3rd, 2008 12:25 pm (UTC)
Had a good talk with him last night (he actually seemed to listen to me, for once. Mainly because Mum yelled at him, I think *smiles*) and he's agreed to try and remember that comments like that hurt me and I've agreed to try and remember that he's not actually trying to hurt me and just thinks he's being funny. I think part of the problem with me and Dad is that we both have a pretty similar temperament so things do tend to blow up between us fairly quickly *shrugs*. Anyway, we'll see how it goes.

That's great with the swimming, wish I could do that but I guess I'll just have to stick with the treadmill (which I thoroughly enjoy anyway but which is a lot more fun if Qi is on the telly at the same time *grins*).

I've discovered I don't enjoy exercise dvd's. I'm always too conscious of how ridiculous I look and I always wonder if I'm doing it right so have to keep stopping to check and then I lose focus. I do enjoy classes however but that's really not something I can afford right now, in either time commitment or money.

I actually had to put a belt on my size 18 jeans this morning 'cos they keep sliding around. They're not so big that they actually fall down but they're just big enough to be uncomfortable and annoying. Really not complaining though *bounces*
Dec. 3rd, 2008 12:47 pm (UTC)
Ah, dads. Can't live with 'em. Period.

I'm quite pleased with it considering I only learned how to swim a few months ago. Gonna try and increase it by a length or too every week and we muck about in the water and play volleyball and stuff. All good fun!


Alas, the tv is perfectly positioned in front of the mirror so I'm acutely aware of how stupid I look. All part of the fun I guess. Davina's set seem to be pretty easy to follow.

Yay for you! What size do you want to end up as?
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