Monday, June 21, 2010

Day 1.... plus how to pretend you're studying for an exam

Yay, today started with a bang - I had Stu take my measurements and my before photo which also managed to feature the lovely Murphy Brown (right).

I toddled off to the gym and did the intermediate gym machine workout - sweated lots and even did the stretches afterwards which is something I never did before.

Then back into the real world, cramming for this exam... well I haven't done that much of the study so will be in real strife for the exam tomorrow morning. But, the worst thing that can happen is I have to redo the subject - not exactly life threatening.

I have been checking the 12wbt forums with ferocious intensity, reading them and wishing everyone well.

Tomorrow, I have my exam at 8.30am, then a physio appointment at 12.40, then a training session with Antony the Super Trainer at 4pm. In between that, I'm going to start studying for my other exam on Saturday and watch a little tv! yay!

Chat to you all tomorrow


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Welcome to my blog

Greetings dear readers,
Ok, this is my first ever blog and I'm doing this to help myself and try to entertain both me and you.
A little about me - 38, female, live in Penrith (the 'Riff) which is an outer western suburb of Sydney with my wonderful partner Stu and our furry children, cats Buffy and Bella and golden retrievers Murphy Brown and Maddie. I've been overweight/obese my whole life and at the verge of 40, have really, truly had enough.

I started my weight loss programme at the end of January this year. The photo in this blog is taken around this time. I hate it - my face has no features and I look old. I weighed 128kg then.

I am a member of Michelle Bridges' 12 week body transformation programme. I was a member of the first round which ran from February to May and I lost 11kg in 12 weeks. I was really happy with this. So, tomorrow, June 21, the second round kicks off and I'm aiming for 20 kg in 12 weeks... ambitious goal but I am confident I will get there. Today at the start of the second round, I weigh 111.9kg.

So I will update my blog each day to let you know how I'm going with this challenge.

Bye for now.

Tiff (from the riff)