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Getting Under 60: Week 8

This is the final week of my Getting Under 60 series. You can see the first post here.

I was really (really) worried about my progress this week. I think last week’s birthday treats caught up with me and I started craving more sugary and fatty foods. Walking through the grocery store was really hard…I just wanted chocolate and chips and junk. Then, on Wednesday, I thought I’d weigh myself to see how I was tracking – 61.2kg! I was horrified and despaired at the thought that I would not only miss my goal, but I’d actually gain the weight I’d worked hard to lose the last couple of weeks.

I stayed positive though and committed to sharing the hard truth here on my blog. But, to my surprise, after working hard to only eat good foods (which was really hard this week – we have had a crazy crazy week with assignments and uni commitments…like seriously crazy) yet we still attempted to stay healthy. Here are the results:

Weight: 59.9kg (-0.1kg)

Body Fat: 30% (-0.6%)

Morale: I am ecstatic that I actually reached my goal!

Exercise: a couple of bicycle rides, walking, squats and lunges.

Food: I have splurged on Subway, wedges and hot chips. Good foods have been avocados, eggs, fruit juices, and salads.

Drink:  water, Agrum (blood orange), hot chocolate and homemade juices.


TOTAL Weight Loss:  -2.4kg (62.3kg – 59.9kg)

TOTAL Body Fat Change: -2.8% (32.8% – 30%)

I can’t tell you how good it felt to see that number; relief swept over me and I was so proud of my achievement even though it’s a small loss in the scheme of things.

Thanks for joining me through this challenge and encouraging me along the way.

Here is a picture of one of the juices we enjoyed this week.

Carrot Juice (carrots, celery, apples)

Have an amazing Monday!

Edit: I’m linking up with the domestic wannabe again this week :)

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Getting Under 60: Week 7

This week I splurged a lot on food because we celebrated my birthday over the weekend. There were a few family specials, dinner’s out, and delicious food made by friends. I allowed myself to splurge without the guilt but I found that I could only have small portions of the foods I would have usually completely devoured in the past; I got full so quickly.

With that in mind, here are this week’s stats:

Weight: 60kg (-0.9kg)

Body Fat: 30.6% (-0.4%)

Morale: I’m feeling great! I am so thrilled with this weeks progress and I’ve been really positive all week – craving the good stuff :)

Exercise: a few bicycle rides, walking and lunges.

Food: I have splurged on Subway, hot chips, sopaipillas, pizza x2, chocolate ice-cream cake (yum), a Callipo icy-pole, hash browns, and too much olive oil on my salads. Good foods have been avocados, tomatoes, cucumber, eggs, fruit juices, green juices, bruschetta, and salads.

Drink:  water, coke and homemade juices.

I am so proud of this week’s effort. It’s nice to know I could enjoy my weekend with some birthday treats and still have a weight loss at the end of it because I looked after my portion sizes. Also, Lynden and I did a one day juice detox at the beginning of the week. It was really good, but I may have killed Lynden with the last juice I gave him (made up of kale, spinach, onion and garlic, ha!).

I nearly died on my first bicycle ride of the week even though it was the same short route I usually take. I think being sick recently slowed me down and my body had to regain it’s momentum. On Thursday night Lynden stayed late at uni finishing off an assignment so I decided to take the opportunity of being alone to only walk around the house doing lunges. Haha, you should’ve seen Asterix’s face as I lunged to the various rooms of the house. I can tell you, I certainly found a lot less excuses to move around that night and my thighs and bum were super sore the next couple of days! I absolutely hate hate hate lunges, but my body type consists of big thighs and hips so it’s one of those things I think I need to include in my workouts. Doing it this way was actually really good because my mind wasn’t focused on the lunges, rather I was trying to think of my destination. Yep, you think I’m crazy!

Anyway, I can’t believe I’m just 100 grams away from reaching my goal weight for this series! Seriously, last week I wasn’t sure I’d make it because my weight loss had slowed to a snail’s pace, but I’m so close now and feeling so healthy :D

Here are some of the healthy foods I made this week – the first couple are juices – I hope they inspire you in some way to make something healthy.

Juice (oranges, carrots, celery, apples, cucumber, ginger)

Green Savoury Juice (kale, italian spinach, onion, garlic, ginger, capsicum)

Salad for One (Italian spinach, tomato, cucumber, avocado, salt, olive oil, lemon)

When making a salad as a whole meal, I think it’s important to go big. Salads won’t be that filling over long periods of time if they don’t include protein so I like to make big salads in these cases.

Has anyone else had success this week? Please share :)

Edit: I’m linking up with the domestic wannabe – go check her out.

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Getting Under 60: Week 6

Yes, I am aware I look terrible in these pictures!

Sorry for the absence from the blog at the end of last week. I really wasn’t feeling well and uni was really really terrible – dealing with some issues with one of my units, grrr. Needless to say, I didn’t have a lot of focus on health last week other than trying to get better while also trying to stay on top of uni work. I’m still pleased to report a small loss which suggests that my healthy habits are becoming a little more ingrained into my day-to-day life – even when I’m not feeling well enough to focus my energy on health.

Here’s this weeks info:

Weight: 60.9kg (-0.1kg)

Body Fat: 31% (-0.1%)

Morale: pretty low. I was sick last week so I didn’t really exercise or focus a lot on when/what I was eating.

Exercise: a couple of bicycle rides.

Food: I have splurged on Subway, Salsas, hot chips and crisps. Good foods have been avocados, tomatoes, cucumber, potatoes, salads and eggs.

Drink:  water, hot chocolate and 1 small bottle of Agrum (blood orange).

There isn’t a lot more to say for Week 6 (edit: I originally wrote week 5, oops) other than I hope I can put in a really good effort this coming week. My plan is to step up my exercise and do my best to stick to healthy foods. Pretty basic.

I only took one picture of a healthy meal I made this week.

Bruschetta (tomatoes, cucumber, basil, garlic, avocado, danish feta, salt, olive oil, bread)

Only two weeks left. I have to make them count!


Edit: check out the domestic wannabe for some more health inspiration :)

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