Tuesday, February 01, 2011

February Weigh In

Woohoo, it’s 1st February, that means January is over. If February and March could hurry up and fuck off too I would be very happy. These summer months are tedious, I much prefer autumn. I know March is technically autumn, but let’s face it, it’s normally still like summer here in Melbourne. Don’t get me wrong, I do actually like summer, I am just bored with it and ready for the change of season. There is nothing more exciting than when the leaves start falling off the trees, the nights get darker earlier and you make your first pot of hearty soup for the season. Oh and changing the clocks back and getting an extra hour of sleep is awesome too!

So the first day of the month means I have to haul my fat arse onto the scales for my official weigh in. I say ‘official’ because I normally also weigh on Fridays to check how I am tracking. The details are below, but there is nothing exciting about it to me until I get back to below my pre-Christmas weight of 77.6 kilos. Don’t get me wrong, it’s wonderful being below 80 kilos, but I still have more work to do.

February 1st Weigh In: 79.3 kilos (174.5 lbs)
Weight Lost In January: 3.2 kilos (7 lbs)
Total Weight Lost:
50.4 kilos (111 lbs)

 The weight has been coming off excruciatingly slow this month. I lost about 2 kilos of Christmas bloat in the first week and then for the rest of the month I only lost another kilo. I don’t know why the weight won’t shift, I have been exercising, eating below 1200 calories and cutting back on carbs. It could be any number of reasons and I sound like some obsessive and boring dieter when I start rambling about carbs, increasing muscle, sodium bloat, that time of the month etc.

I am sick and tired of guessing why I’m not losing the weight I think I should be losing. It’s tedious and completely uninteresting to care so much what the scale says so I am not weighing myself for another month. No more lovely Fridays ruined by a bad weigh in. I am just going to do my best to live a happy and balanced life this month and be pleased with any downward trend on the scales on 1st March.

Aside from the whole weight loss thing, my other goals this year were to cut out the credit card spending and eating out to save money and I have done really well with those goals. For the month of January I did not put one single item on my credit card and I made substantial contributions to paying off my debt. It is still going to take the full year to pay off, but I am getting there.

In terms of eating out, take away and drive-thru, the rules I set were that I could eat out once and get take away once per month. I used my eat out pass last Saturday night for a decadent 3 course Italian meal with plenty of wine and then a trip to Gold Class to see Black Swan (with plenty more wine). Then on Sunday I was slightly hung over and decided I needed some yum cha to sort me out. I could have used my take away pass, but I much prefer to go out to eat so I decided that I could stretch the rules to allow it.

I’m not sure how long I’ll keep up the restrictions on eating out because it’s a little depressing not being able to go out. Eating out is pretty much my favourite thing to do and it’s making me sad that I don’t get to do it much. For now it’s helping my finances, but once I am a little more comfortable I’ll definitely be breaking that stupid News Years resolution!


  1. Great to see you trending down again - I have been waiting for the new numbers for the last four weeks. Continue the inspirational journey and ignore the minor blips along the road. Well done!

  2. Hey, you have done so well to lose that much in January. I know how frustrating it can be when the weight comes off slowly, but look where you were this time last year... you have lost 15kgs! Amazing.

  3. Reading the blogs of Aussie's is fun because when I am fed up with our current season, I get to read yours about the opposite one. I have reduced eating out tremendously since being banded & saved money!

  4. Firstly, you are looking great :)

    Just a comment on why you may not be losing the weight fast anymore...maybe you are not eating enough? From what I have read females shouldn't eat below 1200 calories per day. I think from your weight you may get better results eating 1400-1500 calories per day.

    Also, whenever I am having trouble shifting the weight adding in some weight training helps. I'm not sure what exercise you do but I thought I would suggest it anyway.

    Good luck with the rest of your journey :)


Awww thanks so much for the comment!