Wow, I’ve been blogging for 20 weeks now! Almost half a year! So here’s what I’ve been up to over the last week:
-I’ve managed to work out at home 4 times this week. I’ve re-set my profile up on EA Active and am doing the 9 week program. It contains a lot more core/resistance training than what I was doing at the gym (which was pretty much cardio and some tiny weight training). So, even though it’s only 30 minute sessions at the moment, I’ve been dead after these workouts…my legs have ached the next day, which is good in a sense as I wasn’t really working these areas out as much at the gym. My dietician said I should be aiming for an hour of exercise a day, so I’m slowly building up to that.
-After jumping on the scales this morning, it seems that I’ve lost a kilo since last week. But that brings me to a similar weight as what I’ve been over the past few weeks anyway.
-I’ve also changed a few things in my diet. My dietician also recommended that I start eating more protein to lose weight. So, I’ve taken to eating eggs on toast for breakfast, and am trying to eat some more meat and things. I’ve also changed my iced coffee or flavoured milk in the mornings to soy, as it’s way better for my diabetes in the mornings (regarding sugar, fat, being gluten free and more low-gi). It does have that slightly-nutty taste that most people told me about, however that seems to go well with the coffee and chocolate flavours, and I find it way easier to drink.
-I’m still drinking just water, however I think I’ve been drinking less amounts than what I previously was. Maybe 1.5 litres instead of 2….which I’ve got to fix up again.
-Wedding updates: not too much has happened, other than securing a makeup artist and purchasing bridal-like underwear so I can start trying on dresses in the next few weeks to get an idea of the styles that suit me (I’ll then be getting my dress made instead!) 🙂
-I’m still keeping an eye on the real estate rental market, and over the past week it has really slumped. There’s hardly anything “for rent” in the areas I was considering…it seems like it’s all dropped down over the past week in particular. It’s hard to decide where I/we’ll end up living because we’d have to pay an extra $100 a week to get a place we’d like in Wollongong, compared to a similar place in Wilton/Appin/Douglas Park/halfway between home and Wollongong. I guess having the beach so close to many regions here on the coast means that prices are upped (which I discovered from living in a unit on the beach). I’m hoping the real-estate bubble bursts soon…it’s getting pretty disappointing that there’s not much out there at the minute.
-I read this blog post during the week, and found it quite inspirational (as a larger-than-average girl): http://www.themilitantbaker.com/2013/03/things-no-one-will-tell-fat-girls-so-i.html?m=1
Other than that, not much else is happening. Just trying to keep on top of things at work, my diabetes and my diet/exercise. 🙂