My Weight-loss Journey!

Week 6-The Unexpected Loss-My Weightloss Journey!

Wednesday, 10th August 2011

Week 6-The Unexpected Loss-My Weightloss Journey!

Week 6!!!! Already??? I can’t believe it. I know I live a rather busy life, but these last 6 weeks have just flown by.

Clip Art Calendar Picture

In the past I would have been counting the days of a ‘diet’ much more than the calories and steps or anything else in it. Every time I tried to lose weight my life became more and more miserable, I enjoyed nothing and ended up QUITTING!!!

So what am I doing so differently this time around?

Well I think I have uncovered the vital secret in making weight-loss work for me.

I am not following a prescribed program, I am not living on shakes and fake chocolate bars. I am doing my own thing!

It’s working for me because it is designed for me.

Jacqui & Zafirah

* I have eliminated sugar in my coffee and always choose a lite/diet version of a beverage.

* I have cut my serving sizes in half.

* I have substituted ingredients in home cooked meals for low fat or lite varieties.

* I have stocked up on some lite frozen meals for lunches and dinner alternatives.

* I have rediscovered a love for drinking water.

* I do some kind of practical exercise everyday.

* And lastly, I have been recording my weeks right here on my blog, as a weigh-in opportunity.

Its not rocket science, its everyday living. I’m making it work for me and I am happy with my results so far.

If I could afford a Gym Membership, I would go. If I could afford a PT (Personal Trainer) I would get one. If I had more time I would spend it ‘moving’. The reality is, I have a husband and 5 kids that depend on me each and every day and while my weight-loss is right at the top of my priority list, I do have to make it all work around them.

Kids sitting on the car at the local footy

I not going to sit here and tell you I am perfect and that I never slip up.

I’m not going to tell you all that if you follow my plan you will lose all your weight.

I am not the perky perfect smiling woman you see of the weight-loss ads, I make just as many mistakes as you do.

It was suggested to me that I should not mention my ‘slip-ups’ and ‘no exercise’ days online as I may dishearten people that I have inspired to start losing weight. This really didn’t sit well with me at all.

I am somewhat overwhelmed with all the positive feedback I have been receiving about my weight-loss journey and to be honest I have never had so many heartfelt loving comments in my life. Each and everyone of you that has taken the time to write to me, wishing me well, egging me on and joining in with me, I cannot say a big enough THANK-YOU!

I have gotten this far just being myself. Being truthful to you all and telling you where I went wrong and what I did right each week. I am not going to change that.

What you see is what you get.

As for my weight-loss this past week, I almost fell off the scales when I read out the numbers. (Yep, I had a week of eating out, not so much exercise etc, and….. Someone left some giant Jaffas in the house….tisk tisk)

I lost another 2.1kgs. Totally unexpected of course.

Bringing my total to 10.3kgs, reaching my mini goal ofΒ  -10kgs and earning myself a new handbag!!! WOOHOO! Except when I went shopping I couldn’t find a bag I liked….. I’ll keep looking for sure!

So there you go!

A loss of 5kgs got me a new outfit to wear to Blogopolis.

A loss of 10kgs will see me sporting a new handbag.

I’d love for your input on what I should reward myself with for a loss of another 10kgs???

Thanks again for your support!

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    1. karen

      go Jac! am so proud of you, you could look online for handbags i buy from a couple on facebook, enjoy your life maybe we will meet up in ararat one day as i go to church with Kara blessings Karen

    2. commonchaoschronicle

      Thanks karen! Hahahaha I am dangerous when shopping online..... I have a heap of handbags so I guess Im looking for something a little different this time (or otherwise know as 'being fussy'), LOL. I will find something for sure. So you know my dearest Kara too huh? Ahhh, she's a popular woman!!! Small world. I'd love to meet up, maybe have a cuppa some time. Thanks for being such a loyal reader of Common Chaos Chronicle! Jac xox

    3. Well done Jac, I am loving reading your blogs and I think you are right in doing your own thing all the 'diet game' is set up to make you hungry and then fail, but doing it your way is the correct way - I am so proud of you You go Girl xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    4. commonchaoschronicle

      Thanks Aunty Joan, this is the first time i've ever felt comfortable with the whole weightloss/diet thing. I'm sure I will have moments where it doesn't all go perfect to plan, but I LOVE that its working for now!!! The best bit about it this time is the amazing support I am getting from people! So THANKS! Jac xox

    5. You're doing brilliantly Jac and I absolutely love your honesty. The best thing you're doing, is YOUR OWN THING! Magic! And look at the wonderful results!! New outfit and new bag= WOOHOO!! Next goal: shoes? Or howabout a gorgeous piece of jewellery that can inspire you and remind you of all the amazing things you have achieved once you started to make YOURSELF a PRIORITY in your beautiful family's life. Go Jac xxxxxxxxxxxx

    6. commonchaoschronicle

      Thanks Jessicats!!! I'm loving all these ideas...... ooooh so much to choose from!!!hahaha! Big luv, Jac xo

    7. Jasmine

      Wow, that's excellent! Keep up the good work!

    8. commonchaoschronicle

      Thanks Jas! Hope to see you all soon. xox

    9. stacy

      a new car for 20 all up?

    10. commonchaoschronicle

      Hahahaha I wish, but I'm afraid that may only happen if Toyota want to sponsor us driving one of their commuter busses. Now would'nt that be awesome!?!

    11. Well done! Eating a variety of healthy foods, cutting out sugars and most fats seems to be the answer. I have never ever had a diet shake because I just do not believe they work long term. You are proof that healthy eating is the way to go! I live in a small town and I am waiting for an upcoming meeting which will decide if a Weight Watchers SA group starts up. I desperately want this as I have used WW in the past with success. This is a more relaxed meeting but will focus of healthy foods, sharing recipes (like WW and Annette Sym) and developing excercise regimes.' Keep up the fantastic work - I bet you feel better for it! Cheers - Joolz

    12. commonchaoschronicle

      Thanks for your support Joolz! WW unfortunately shut down in my small town too and the closest one is 100km away. I used to go and it really worked for me aswell. I think it was the fact that I knew I had to stand infront of someone on the scales that kept me in line :-) I also think that is my blogging about my weightloss is also working for me. I know all my readers are waiting to hear how I went each week... I wish you all the best in your own journey too. Be sure to keep me updated. Luv Jac xo

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