Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Weighing In Wednesdays

According  to recent studies, stepping on the scales midweek makes your week-to-week comparisons more accurate as you weight is less likely to fluctuate at that time. I find that blogging my results is the best way to keep me on track so I intend to weigh in each Wednesday and  I'm hoping to find like minded individuals to join me on my wellness journey. Whether you want to lose weight, eat healthier, exercise more or just improve your health in general. add your linky and comments below and I'll visit you to compare notes. 

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Weight Loss

Goal:  lose 500g per week

I have gained 200g this week, not too bad. 


Goal: 3- 4 alcohol free days per week and drinking in moderation the other days

One day alcohol free and three days drinking in moderation, needs work but I'm heading in the right direction.  


Goal: wake up and go to sleep at a regular time 5 days a week.

Done, no problems.


Goal: Stick to my food plan at least 6 days per week.



Goal: Incorporate a relaxation technique into my day 5 days per week.

I've been doing this for months now and it's becoming part of my day. Achieved 4 times this week.


Goal: 30 minutes, 5 days per week

I'm not a fan of exercise but understand how important it is. Achieved 5 times this week.

Overall,  I'm happy with my results.

How are you tracking this week?

Love KB

Friday, 11 January 2019

Lindauer Enlighten - Low Alcohol And Calorie Sparkling Wine

I love a glass of bubbly and now I can enjoy a glass or two of Lindauer Enlighten while staying within my alcohol drinking guidelines and without worrying too much about calorie consumption. A similar taste to Lindauer's Classic Sauvignon Blanc but with  25% less alcohol and calories. Delicious too!  

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Love KB

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

The Dreaded Before Photo

Where to begin? After giving up alcohol for two months, I tried to moderate but my alcohol intake slowly went up again. I didn't quite get to where I was before I started my journey, but close enough for me to decide to do something about it AGAIN. 

I picked up The 30 day sobriety solution from my local library in the hopes of getting back on track. I"m enjoying the book, I read a few pages per day and there are exercises to do at the end of each day.

One of the exercises is to capture the dreaded 'before' photo. I've taken a couple of photos and posted them to my private journal but I decided to post the following here too. This picture was taken a couple of years ago when I was at my heaviest. To be fair, the top I'm wearing isn't flattering but still, when I saw the photo for the first time, I was horrified by how much bigger I was than I thought I was. I used to love having my photo taken but had been avoiding the camera since I gained weight. I've lost four kgs and gained one back since then, but I'm going to leave the photo here as a reminder of what I don't want to go back to.
Whitesnake and KB

Love KB

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Incorporating Cheat Days On My Weight Loss Journey

According to a couple of articles I've read recently, a cheat day can be a useful addition to my weight loss journey. Apparently, average intake on calories and carbohydrates tend to be low during a weight loss journey. I call it a journey rather than a diet because as we all know, the first three letters of the word diet are DIE and we don't want to do that. Cheat days trick the body into thinking it's getting enough calories and encourage the body's metabolism to increase. 

Photo source: KB

Incorporating cheat day into my week, usually over the weekend, is helping me. The first cheat day I ate everything in sight but I'm finding that the more I cheat days I have, the less crap I'm eating. This way I don't feel deprived of any foods I like and I'm noticing that I'm automatically adding extra fruits and vegetables on cheat days as I continue on.

Now I can eat Whitesnake's, (my husband), home made pizza and enjoy each mouthful without feeling guilty.

Love KB

Monday, 31 December 2018

Back On A Healthier Track

After an emotional start to Christmas, the remainder of the holiday was wonderful. However, my exercise routine was non existent, I ate plenty of naughty food and drank way too much wine. Consequently, I have a Christmas belly to show for it. I'm not beating myself up though, 'tis the season after all. Rather than waiting until the New Year as I usually do, I've decided to get back on track now rather than later. 

I've been experiencing a little anxiety, likely due to diet or lack of it and lack of exercise. Earlier today I headed out to the supermarket, walked around the aisles regardless of the fact I was feeling anxious, finishing off my allotted walking time at home and voila, anxiety gone.

My healthy eating plan is back on the menu and this afternoon I practiced a relaxation technique for 10 minutes. I'm feeling quite marvellous already. 

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Although I enjoyed my Christmas holiday, this is probably the first time EVER, I've actually been looking forward to getting back to my healthier ways. There's hope for me after all!

Love KB


Saturday, 29 December 2018

I Kicked Anxiety's Butt Today

There has been a lot going on in my family life recently, my sister's partner passed away, it was the anniversary of our dog's death and lots of other family stuff  has been going on too. Sigh.

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Anyway, after an upsetting phone call, I could feel myself on the way to a full blow panic attack so I remembered what my physiologist has been teaching me during my CBT sessions and instead of lying down on my bed and waiting for it to pass, I tackled the anxiety head on. I took a hot shower, established why I was feeling anxious and what I could do about it. I have learned that although anxiety can be uncomfortable, I can still continue with my day without retreating to my bed and I can work through the feelings and that's what I did.

Half and hour later, the anxiety was non existent and I was feeling proud of myself.

I can do this!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Merry Christmas

Hi all,

I'm taking a blogging break while I celebrate the holidays. Have a wonderful time, stay safe and I will see you again in the New Year.

Love KB
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