Sunday, May 13, 2012

A new beginning.

First of all I just want to say how thrilled I am at the wonderful responses I have been getting over the last 24 hours. I have been overwhelmed with the number of women willing to help support this group. Already we have a handful of excited bloggers planning their future posts. We are going to make a big difference, all of us working together.

Your goals can be as big or as little as you want them to be. I already mentioned participating in the Women's mini marathon in September. It may be a mini marathon but to me that is still a big goal. As for little goals, well I  already started one two days ago.

For the past two days I have been drinking my tea WITH NO SUGAR. *pats oneself on the back*
The first cup was a bit touch and go. I usually have one teaspoon of sugar at home and two sachets if having tea out in a cafe. After the first few sips I nearly gave in and my hand did waver over the sugar bowl for a few moments. I drank half the cup and the rest went down the sink. The second cup I drank 3/4 and the rest went down the sink. This happened for a few cups, a waste of tea I know! But I can safely tell you now as I sit here typing this post with Mr Smiley above sitting beside me that there is no sugar in my tea and I like it!

My plans

This week I plan on keeping a daily diary. I plan on making notes under the following headings, Meals, achievements, 10 minute activity and 30 minute activity. I want to keep note of my meals so at the end of the week I can see where I can make improvements on my dietary requirements. I want to make note of my achievements so I can pat myself on the back and say good job. I might not notice any weight loss but at least I can look at my diary and say I cut down on my sugar intake etc. Ten and thirty minute activities are an incentive for me to get active. I also want to point out that 10 minutes of being active doesn't have to mean leaving the house. Hoovering the house can burn calories just as good as running around your neighbourhood looking like Phoebe from friends. 

Would you like me to share my weekly diary with you at the end of the week? Let me know in the comments below if you would be interested in me sharing them with you. Would you like to start a weekly Diary and share them with the group too?

Another thing I plan on doing is getting a calender so I can mark each day I go without having a takeaway. I am sure this year there have been more days I have eaten out and ordered takeaway than days I have cooked a home meal. How embarrassing is that. I want this to change RIGHT NOW! I think I need to see results for me to remind me how well I am doing which is why I am going to get a calender. I can keep it in the kitchen and mark everyday I go without ordering a takeaway. At the end of the month If I see a full page of X's I will treat myself to a night out with the other half.

I will leave you with that girls. I am just so excited about us all coming together. It's going to be a great week. Wish me luck. Mission getting off my arse has begun.



  1. Iv been nearly 2 weeks without a takeawat. (a big deal in silverlawns)...tonight iv had a few drink and a kebab...but i didn't plan ahead and there was nothing left out for dinner.shame on me!!!

    1. Two weeks without a takeaway in a house with my brothers is a big deal. WELL DONE :D There us noting wrong with treating yourself every now and again. xxx

  2. This is so exciting, good job on going without the sugar in the tea, please do share a weekly diary! I'd love to be doing the marathon with you lot but I'll have moved to Spain by then, I'll be with you in spirit though! :)

    1. You will have to do one in Spain and do a post with photos! :P

  3. I've started a food diary which is really good to keep me on track as everything i eat I know I'll have to write down and who wants to wright down a bunch of crap!? haha
    well done on the no sugar! :)

  4. Great idea on the diary and calendar hun, I'd love for you to share the diary!