Saturday, January 24, 2009

Celebrity Slim

Pretty poxy name don't you think?

Well the CS order has arrived. A small pink striped cardboard box contains the items which are to become the staple of my diet for however long it takes me to get to 60 kgs. There are a good variety of shake flavours, Strawberry, Chocolate, Caramel, Banana, Vanilla & Caffe Latte and more so I am sort of looking forward to getting started and trying them out. Also in the box was a shaker for making the shakes, a guide book for the program, small recipe book and some vitamin C tablets.

So I am supposed to have two shakes per day, one for breakfast and one for lunch, plus three lots of "approved" snacks throughout the day and then a balanced meal for Dinner. A balanced meal is 100gms of protein, such as lean meat, chicken, tuna or fish plus a huge portion of salad or vegetables. The plate should have a third of the portion as the protein and the other two thirds the salad or veggies.

On the banned list:
All the good things of course, high carb foods = potatoes, pasta, rice, bread, and cereals. No cordial or juice, no high sugar and high fat foods, naturally. Some fruits and veggies which are too high in either carbs, sugar or both = peas, bananas, pumpkin, legumes, kiwi fruit, watermelon, grapes.

I am still trying to get my head around it but I think the daily allowance of carbs to be spread between your main meal and your three snacks is 100gms, but the two shakes are about 60 gms so I think that means you have 40 gms left to spread between your main meal and your snacks.

Sounds like fun! (*eye roll*)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The "D" word

I have been faithfully doing at least 30 minutes on the Wii for each night but I haven't noticed a big difference, despite it saying I've lost 100gms here, 200gms there. I have decided that for the first time ever in my life it is time to do something about my Diet.

The dreaded D word.

I have never dieted, ever, I have no idea how dieting works, what to do, what is the best one, there are a million different kinds out there, and I know a couple of people who seem to be on a different diet every week, Atkins, CSIRO, all sorts of fads, and tbh they never really seem to get anywhere.

I have thought for a few years now that if I were ever to have the money I would perhaps try Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, or Light and Easy. How ironic that now that I do have the money I live somewhere that completely excludes doing any of those types of programs.

I know quite a few ladies via the internet that seem to be having some success with a meal replacement/shake and low carb diet called Celebrity Slim, so after careful consideration I have decided I am going to give it a go. I have ordered a start up pack (can order over the net - bonus) and I am going to begin the program on the 2nd of Feb which is the day the kids start back at school and I go back to my normal work hours. I thought that was a better idea rather than starting during the holidays while I was spending alot of time lounging around at home.

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Regrets about being fat:

1. I didn't have many pictures taken of me whilst pregnant, and none of my bare belly. My only pregnancy - ever - and I only have two photos of me pregnant and I hate them both.

2. Feeling old before my time, not being able to wear nice, fashionable clothes, instead wearing frumpy oversized stuff to cover-up.

3. Being a "fat Bride", hating how I looked on my Wedding day, and hating that my dress was a size 14. I think we have some lovely Wedding pics, kudos to our photographer, but every time I look at them I wish I had been thin and beautiful on that day.

4. Not having more pics taken of myself, and of the three of us together during our Holiday to Paris and the UK last year because I don't like how I look. The trip I had waited my whole life for and theres so few pics with me in them.

5. Not swimming, which is something I really enjoy, as much as I would have liked to in the last few years. Particularly this summer when I've been really feeling the heat.

6. Spending so much of my life walking around embarrassed and feeling like a slob.

Monday, January 5, 2009

The old me

I thought I would post some pics of how I looked about 15 years which is about the weight I want to get back to.

It's scary and somewhat sad to look at these pics and think about how much time as a teenager and as a young woman I spent obsessing over how I looked, hating how I looked, thinking I was fat. I wish I could go back in time, give my younger self a big hug and tell her that she looks great and is fine just the way she is. (apart from the awful black hair dye which makes her look so pale). That skirt in the pic on the left is a size 8, the jeans on the right are Levis, size 10.

I can't believe I was that small. I didn't realise it at the time, I always felt big, what a shock it is to look back now, really look and see I wasn't big at all. I've never been in proportion, I've always had small boobs but I've also always had a pot belly, large hips and thighs, and a really big bum. I think my body shape rather than my body size is what led me to have the distorted perception that I was the size of a small baby elephant.

What a shame.

Friday, January 2, 2009

I think I can, I think I can

Well I have started using the Wii Fit, we are having fun fooling around with the games, we enjoy the sports such as bowling, tennis and golf and then of course there is Wii Fit.

My aim is to start out doing at least 30 minutes of exercise a day (which for a couch potato like me is a big deal. I am pretty hopeless at many of the exercises but it's fun trying and I am surprised how quickly the 30 minutes passes. I've mostly been doing the step and hula hoop as well as some muscle/strengthening exercises.

I am also almost giving up soft drink, I will now only have a can or two of lemon squash when we are out for dinner Friday night.

I knew I weighed about 80kgs but it was still a let down to get on the Wii "scales" and see the numbers 81.4 kgs staring back at me, and then for the little gauge to go up into the obese range, and then for it to tell me that to be within a healthy weight range I needed to get down to a weight I haven't been since I was 18 years old.


Anyway, for the record:

Height: 160cms/5ft3in
Start Date: 28th Dec 2008
Start Weight: 81.4 kgs
Current Weight: 81.4kgs
Goal Weight: 60 kgs
Current BMI: 31.8
Goal BMI: 23.4
Goal Date: December 2009