Winter slim-down week 12

Holding strong at 63 kg’s. I was really hoping to be back down to 61 kg for this update. However, the temperature has plummeted this week to a lung freezing -30 below zero C (or -22 below 0 F) and I really think that I am hibernating. Plain and simple. It’s seriously cold out and all I want to do is sit by the fire, eat, sleep and stand in a scalding hot shower.

I didn’t do too well on the ‘diet’ part of it…although I guess that could be left to perspective because for a majority of this week I’ve been eating steamed veggies and rice. However, I did dine out once this week and didn’t consider the diet in the least when I ordered fish and chips. (Totally don’t feel guilty because I was craving this for like 5 days beforehand) And there were 2 at home meals that contained onion rings or fries. Even worse, wing sauce. Do you know that stuff has a TON of calories in it?! I didn’t have a clue until I looked at the bottle whilst drowning my food in it. So – guilty.

However, I did great on the exercise portion of this regime and managed to keep off any additional weight from the comfort food I fed myself. So on this point I’m very proud of myself and highly motivated to continue adding in exercises each week. At the moment we have: squats, hand weights, walking, planks, leg lifts and kettle bells. This week I’m adding in a starting of 40 jumping jacks. These I’ll do the minute I manage to climb out f bed because it’s a good exercise to open those eyes, plus I’m hoping it will also help to get the blood pumping and warm this girl up!

Speaking of warming up, I’ve also been advised to start eating ginger throughout the day to keep myself warm. This should also help the diet. Apparently, my nose, hands and well everywhere are so cold, I’m like snuggling up to a frozen turkey. Hmph. Hmph. We’ll see about that!

I’ve also begun keeping an excel spreadsheet of everything I put in my mouth (vitamins included), daily weight and daily exercise. I’m hoping that this will help me to visualize what I’m doing to myself and aid to my shedding those final 8 kgs or 17 lbs.

What works for you? Any tips to share?

Thanks for reading!

-mliae

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Igloos job. One thing for me, I must plan ahead with being organized with meal prep and stuff like that. So easy to grab junk.

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    1. mliae says:

      I agree. It’s way too easy to grab junk. I’ll try planning ahead. 🙂 Thanks for the advice!

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      1. I meant to say **good** job, not “lgloos” lol

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      2. mliae says:

        LMAO…Igloos would’ve made it quite interesting 😉 Bitten by autocorrect…happens here too.

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  2. Jordan says:

    LOVE the ginger tip! I like to steep fresh pieces in hot water then take it with me if I’m going to be out and about in the cold. It’s spicy yet refreshing and tames the sweet cravings for me 😉

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    1. mliae says:

      Oh, I never thought about taming a sweet tooth! I HAVE to try that 🙂 Thanks!

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