Monday, 22 August 2016

End of Week 13 - First Goal - did I make it......

Hello everyone!

We have been busy here getting my eldest ready to go off to college. Only 10 more days till we go on a little road trip to take her up North :-)

Ordering books, buying supplies and everything that comes with moving into a 4 bedroom apartment with fellow students :-)  The mound in our living room is getting bigger and bigger LOL!

Anyways, onto this weeks run/walk down :-)


I can't remember why I din't exercise on the Wednesday - maybe I just didn't feel like it or life just got in the way.  

First time I have done a 10, 10, 10 minutes for my 30 minute work out, but I didn't want to change it up till I have reached my first goal!

Onto the weigh in.

Start Weight
220 lb

Weight end of Week 12
200.5 lb

Weight this Week
199.5 lb

Weight Loss
1 lb

Weight Loss Total
20.5 lb

Whoop Whoop I am no longer a member of the 200 Club, but a very proud member of the UNDER 200 Club!!!

Ok I know it's only by 0.5 lb  but I am under that 200!!!  So happy when I got on the scales this morning now things can only get better.  That's my first major goal achieved :-)

Thanks for keeping up with me and keeping me motivated by saying hi, and leaving your comments of encouragement :-)

Quote of the Day.

"There is no one giant step that does it.
It's a lot of little steps."
Peter A. Cohen (CEO)

Monday, 15 August 2016

End of Week 12 - Nearly at first weight goal!

Well hello.  I hope that your summer is going well.  We have had a really big heatwave here, with temperatures souring up to the 40c (104f) and higher! We did have a great rainstorm on Saturday - so the gardens really benefited from it.  Back to the heat now though.  How are things where you live?

I have had another good week, albeit I didn't do my workout on the Monday last week as I had a migraine.

Now as an oldie (well oldish LOL!) I am going through perimenopause  and boy, I can tell you those hot flashes are not fun!  Especially when you are in the middle of a work out and already over hot LOL!

But it has not deterred me, I figure I'm already hot, so who cares LOL!

Anways, here's the run down for last week.


Another notch up on the fitness level to 48 and I'm now in the area of average fitness according to the graphs for the Treadclimber (you can see those in this post HERE). I started out at "poor" so think I am doing quite well.  Only another couple of notches and I'll be up to "high average".

Well let's get on with the weigh in!

Start Weight
220 lb

Weight end of Week 11
202 lb

Weight this Week
200.5 lb

Weight Loss
1.5 lb

Weight Loss Total
19.5 lb

Oh my!  Nearly at my first goal of getting down to 200lb.  Methinks, I might get out of the 200 Club next week - what say you ?!

Slowly but surely said the tortoise to the hare ;-)

Quote of the Day.

"Put all excuses aside and remember this:
YOU are capable."
Zig Ziglar (American author/Motivational speaker)

Monday, 8 August 2016

End of Week 11 - Little by Little

Good morning out there.  How are things with you on this beautiful Monday?  I know, I know, it's Monday and not everyones favourite day :-)  But hey, it's the start of a new day and a new week :-)

We are still on countdown here with Shannon going away to college in just 24 days!  

Have you been watching the Olympics - these athletes are doing us all proud.

Anyways, on to this weeks work out sheet.


As you can see, I have reached my first major goal of doing 2.5 mph this week.  Now I am going to maintain this until I get below the 200 lb weight level. 

You will also see that my fitness level has gone up from 45 at the end of last week to 47 this week - so making up for whilst I was away.

Now on Monday of last week you can see by my chart that I did 2 hrs of gardening, so didn't do a work out.  Not long you might think, but I was up and down doing weeding etc and it was like 28c (82f) outside - so I really felt like I had a long work out.  Also, my butt/derriere/bottom (what ever you would like to call it) muscles ached for several days LOL!

Weigh in time.

Start Weight
220 lb

Weight end of Week 10
203 lb

Weight this Week
202 lb

Weight Loss
1 lb

Weight Loss Total
18 lb

Another 1 lb down, so slowly but surely.  I am hoping to be under that 200 lb in the next couple of weeks!

Still on target for my 50th in January 2017 :-)

I hope that you all have a fabulous week and thanks for your continued support and encouragement. I really appreciate it :-)

Quote of the Day.

"It's the little details that are vital.
Little things make big things happen."
John Wooden (Basketball player/coach)

Monday, 1 August 2016

End of Week 10 - Just a little bit

Hello there everyone.

I hope you have all had a wonderful week.

My first week back at it and I did reasonably well.  Did have a couple of down days as I wasn't feeling one hundred percent.

Will make up for it this week though :-)

Been spending a bit of quality time with Shannon and Emily.  As you know Shannon goes away to college at the beginning of September, so I am making the most of her being here.  And after all it is the summer, so there's plenty to keep us busy and all the preparation too :-)

Here's this weeks work out sheet.


Another step up on the fitness score and also on the speed.  Still doing the 30 minutes and good calorie burning exercise.  Hope to be at 2.5 mph by the end of the this week, and that is a really good pace. 

So onto this weeks weigh in.

Start Weight
220 lb

Weight end of Week 9
204 lb

Weight this Week
203 lb

Weight Loss
1 lb

Weight Loss Total end of Week 10
17 lb

Just a pound this week, but it is a pound in the right direction.

Have a great week everyone.

Quote of the Day.

"You must take personal responsibility.
You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons,
or the wind, but you can change yourself."
Jim Rohn (Author/motivational speaker)

Monday, 25 July 2016

End of Week 7/8/9 - The Good, the Bad or the Ugly?!

Hi there - yep it's been three weeks since my last post!

Shannon and I had a fabulous time in the UK, it was great catching up with family.  After all it's been 10 years for most of them :-)

Anyways, I did treat myself to some good food whilst away but didn't over indulge.  Had to have the obligatory UK fish and chips on several occasions, and totally delicious they were too!

We arrived back to Ottawa and home last Wednesday evening.  I gave myself a few days to get back into routine and get over the jet lag.

Yesterday was my first day back on the Treadclimber.  At first I was thinking that I would drop the levels back down, however, decided to go in at the deep end and start off again where I left off before going away.

So even though it had been 2 1/2 weeks since I was on there, I surprised myself and managed it without much huffing and puffing LOL!

Here's the work out sheet covering this last 3 weeks.  I worked up to the day I left and then as I said back at it yesterday.


I thought that because I hadn't done anything whilst away (apart from lot's of walking) that my fitness score might have gone down.  But as you can see it stayed the same, so well chuffed with that.

Anyways, on with the Good, the Bad or the Ugly.

Start Weight
220 lb

Weight end of Week 6
206 lb

Weight This Week
204 lb

Weight Loss
2 lb

Weight Loss Total end of Week 9
16 lb

Was really pleased to get on the scales and see that I have lost weight.  So turned out to be Good :-)

Hope you all have a good week.

Quote for the Day.

"It is better to take many small steps in the right direction,
than to make a great leap forward
only to stumble backward."
Old Chinese Proverb