Posts Tagged ‘Claire’


February 17, 2009 Leave a comment

God god! I’ve half killed myself! Well, that might be a bit of an over-exaggeration, but bloody hell.. how unfit am I?

In my ultimate wisdom, I thought that along with my weight loss , I really should start toning up the saggy bits underneath all the flab, so that when the rest of my weight comes off, I’ll have a nice toned and firm body underneath (LMAO! forgive me while I choke!). Well the intention is there at least. So off I toddled to Asda to view the latest fitness DVD’s. I had heard that the Jayne Torville one is particularly good, and she looks fantastic to be honest, and of course, she is part of the wonderful weekly viewing that is Dancing on Ice (c’mon Ray!!!). Sadly, Asda didn’t have her DVD. Bummer!

So the choices are, Davina McCall… nope! pass! Colleen Nolan. Whilst I admire what she is putting herself through in DOI and she is only 5 years older than I am, her DVD is too 70’s disco for my liking. Next, and last on the shelf if Claire from Steps. OMG no! Please save me from Steps. But I read the back of it and after she left Steps she gained 5 stone! My god! It just shows you how quick you can plonk the weight on. She was a superskinny. But she took stock, got the weight off and gave us the Fat Busting DVD. I thought, hmmm ok, the tunes are by steps but they’re singalongable. (is that a word?) so I brought it home with apprehension. First thoughts when I switched it on was.. thank god she’s not a superskinny anymore. She is actually a ‘normal sized person’ whatever that is, so I didn’t feel too bad throwing myself about in front of her LOL. Surrounded by 5 guys in combat gear (is this supposed to help?) they start the warm up routine. Good grief. What happened to my co-ordination? I’ve always had pretty good co-ordination. Well you have to have when you’re a dancer and gymnast. Ok that was a billion years ago, but woah!!! where did it go. I almost piddled myself laughing at trying to keep up with them on the side step and turn. LOL. Warm up finished.. I was knackered. And the lovely Claire says, well done, your warm up is complete, now choose which fat busting program you want to do next. Actually, I wanted to lay on the floor and die quietly, not choose another program to do. But … I opted to do the toning exercises because that involved laying on the floor LOL.  By the time I’m done, I will have the strongest pelvic floor muscles on earth! and the tightest bum cheeks!! Well you’ve gotta laugh don’t you. It didn’t make things any easier that Isabelle joined in, and every time I was doing a ‘lunge’ she crawled ‘under the tunnel’. tut.. LOL. Then I did the warm down, drank a gallon (well maybe not that much) of water but, oddly felt quite good.

On the downside, I think I’ve irritated my long standing shoulder problem. It’s been quite dormant for a long time now, with just the occasional period of aggrivation, but holy cow it’s giving me some serious grief at moment! Pain killers, where are you? If it’s going to flare up like this, I’m going to have to take it easy on the shoulder exercises that means bearing my weight on them. (floor exercises). It might be time to go and visit my lovely Dr again and get a steroid shot into it so that it doesn’t get inflamed and freeze up again. Oh the joys!


Week 20 WI

February 17, 2009 Leave a comment

Wow! 20 weeks already. My how time flies.. tempus fugit and all that.

Well, I lost 2lbs this week, which was certainly a lot better than gaining 1/2 a pound last week (see I’ve still not got over it lol) So now my stats are as follows:

Loss this week: 2lbs
Loss in total: 46lbs (3 stone 3 & 1/2lb)
% Loss total: 16.49%
Start BMI: 49.4
Current BMI: 41.3

Me, well my psycho diet brain, had hoped for a bit more than 2lbs (please don’t shout at me) due to gaining for no reason other than ToTM, but at least it’s better than just 1lb!!

I really don’t know why my brain thinks I should be losing 3 or 4 pounds a week. I know it would be lovely to see the scaled drop down so quick, but the reality of it is, any more than 2lbs is muscle wastage. The body cannot burn off more than 2lbs of fat a week. Medical fact! So why won’t my brain accept that? Grrrrrr.

I did email my slimming world consultant last night (who is absolutely lovely btw) and told her to bring a hacksaw to class today. If I didn’t lose more than 1lb I wanted her to start hacking my limbs off LOL.

Losing this 2lbs has meant that I met my next personal target of losing 21lbs before the 28th of February when I go to see Metallica! TARGET MET!! I now need to set myself my next personal target. I’m tempted to say 3 stone off by my birthday in mid July, but I think that’s a bit of a biggie, and 3 stone is so far away I need to make it a smaller target of no more than 21lbs. Maybe I should say 21lbs before such and such a date and give myself (or get hubby to) a treat of some sort. I’m not sure what to be honest. I’ll have to think about it. Obviously it’s not to be food related, and it has to be something which is a benefit to me. Now I don’t want this to sound selfish,  but it has to be for ME. Not a family holiday or something like that where everyone benefits, we can do that anytime, this has to be some sort of special for me. Maybe a professional massage and pamper session or something like that, although I’m cringing as I type it. I’m not a girly girl, so the thought of facial masks and the like just turn my stomach LOL. There’s no way on earth I’d ever get a pedicure! eek.. someone fiddling with my feet!! I can’t imagine anything worse.. bleugh!!!! Hmmm. Maybe a few sessions in the tanning salon. Fat always looks better when it’s tanned. OMG! I can’t believe I just typed that LOLOL.

OK, thinking out loud here. 21lbs by the 10th of May which is the day that I get my official photographers press pass for the Northwich Thundersprint (huge biker event). There, that was easy. Decision made. My next target set. That will bring my weight loss total to 67 1/2lbs, which is   4 stone 10 & 1/2lbs. I’m tempted to round it up to the 5 stone, but I don’t want to set myself up for a failure, I can’t cope with failure LOL, so I’ll stick to 21lbs.

There, that was quite painless. Now I just need to decide what my ‘treat’ will be. I’ve not actually had a weight loss treat yet. Partly because it’s my own stupid fault that I’ve got so big and have to lose so much. But I don’t actually feel like treating myself yet. I don’t feel that I deserve it. But another stone and a half off will bring me into the realms of ‘looking acceptable’ rather than looking like a blob. Ok, blob is maybe a bit harsh, more like a bumble bee!

The weight loss is really beginning to show (even I can see it) in my face, on my shoulders and boobs, but my belly stays round! It’s even more pronounced now that other parts of me are getting slimmer. I guess I’m quite lucky in the fact that I am quite curvy once the fat mask moves, and the curves are starting to come back, except for my bumble bee middle! yikes! Buzz buzz. LOL

I’ve just bought an exercise DVD. OMG! I can’t believe I’ve done it, but I really do need to do something. I don’t want the weight to come off and me end up looking like a sack of soggy spuds at the end of the day, so I may aswell make a start now and firm up any bits that are willing to be firmed up and haven’t decided to head south and stay there. Those bits will need more than exercise, more like a hoist and wheelbarrow.

So I will let you know how the lovely Claire from Steps Fat Attack DVD goes. Apparently, when she left steps (she was soooo skinny) she put on 5 stone. Once she looked in the mirror and noticed this extra weight, she worked to get it off and now looks fantastic again. Lets see her work her magic on me 😀