Friday, 14 October 2005


This is a picture of Melbourne... We go there in like 3 weeks time and I am soooo excited but I haven't really planned anything but the plane tickets and staying with friends over there but nothing else really... SLACK aren't I. No kids just me and hubby for 11 days YAYYYYY we haven't been away since we were both 21 (not out of New Zealand anyway) . It is our 10 year wedding anniversary and we are going to have so much fun.

I have just read Margaret's post and she had answered the following questions so I thought I would try. I must admit I am not as good as she is at answering these but hey they are supposed to be for my benefit anyway :-)

Complete the following phrases: Decided to answer these as if they were about weight loss tonight... as I am trying to concentrate on weight loss.

I am eager to … lose this weight and to keep it off! To one day run!! yep you heard it right here.. I want to run and not have all this stomach swaying up and down and side to side.

I doubt myself when … People don't notice I have lost weight... I doubt myself because if people can't see it am I putting all this effort in for nothing... but then I wake up and know that I feel better than I have in years.

I'm proud of myself because … I have changed my lifestyle and I have been sticking to it since January TEN MONTHS... Ten whole months I have been on this.... I didn't quit when I gained something... and I am seeing this as a lifestyle change and not just to lose the weight and then go back to eating the bad things..Woohoo me!

My 10 favourite things are … my family, my friends, a good book, great healthy food, being active, my computer (and with it all the people I meet), clothes that are fashionable & fit, great shoes, handbags, jewellery (I am a girl after all LOL) (stole this from Margaret as they are my favourite things too.

I am most grateful for … my family, my hubby for supporting me in this lifestyle change, my gym partner for making exercise a fun thing, my friends online that care and read and give me feedback... THANKS

I feel my mission in life is to … help my kids to grow up to be just what they want to be, to keep healthy and to spend time with my family and exercise with my family. To enjoy life and enjoy my family and friends.

In my wildest dreams, I … didn't think I would stick to this for 10 months!!! NEVER NEVER have I done it for this long because it always seemed a chore! It is not a chore anymore Wohoo.

I believe in myself because … I am doing it! I am on the track to being healthy and I see the difference in my kids when they come and say come and play and they know I will not sit on my big fat backside (like I used to) and that is because I chose to change... so I must believe in myself now don't ya think?

Thanks Margaret for these question tonight... they have been a good starting point.

I went to the gym tonight. Unfortunatly Kris couldn't make it tonight but you can read why in her blog. But I pushed myself to the limit tonight. I put the incline on the treadmill to 6 and stayed on there for 15 minutes and I did 28 minutes on the bike on the random program and upped my level too... woohooo and I also did extra sit ups and arm weights tonight. I really feel the burn at the moment and to move is like torture he he he woohooooo at least I know I did it though.

Anyway I am going now. I can't think about what to write tonight. Work was ok! Really busy! Food was ok too... check out my tracker you might like it... plus once you are in there check out my photos. If you click on the pictures you can see them a lot bigger... I am quite proud of the change when I put them together like that... I HATE THE FIRST PHOTO THOUGH IKKKKYYY.

Anyway goodnight
Love Chubbymum


M said...

Hi there. I get all embarrassed when I see my name so much. But I am so glad that you did a list, and I don't mind one little bit if we have the same answers. After all whilst we are all different, you and I have very similar circumstances.

And you know, I don't say things any better than the next person. I just get a lot of practice talking - and practice makes perfect ;) I am a silly thing

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and keep at it :)

fattyboombastic said...

Wow CM! I like your post! So lucky to be going to Melbourne *awww* 10 years huh? Thats a very long time compared to my baby marriage.. LOL!! Keep up the hard work CM, you are doing so well!!

Much love

Jaxx said...

Wow 3 weeks - so cool. You will have a fantastic time no kids pure bliss....

Have a great Sunday Jaxx

jak said...

Great post CM - and yay for a visit to Melb!!

Well done on pushing yourself at the gym, that's fantastic! :)

Slim Suzy said...

I love Melbourne. So much to do there.
Great list and you deserve to be proud of yourself for sticking to your goals and doing so well.

Leighanne said...

You have picked a great time to come over to melb - the weather has been great lately!!