Thursday, 27 March 2008


Well well well, what did I do this morning?

I ate a WHOLE Easter egg, yes a whole Easter egg. It made me feel sick and then I was late for work, oh clever Katie, trying to loose 6 pounds a month and eating a whole Easter egg.

Here's the science bit....
So, to loose 6 pounds in a week I would have to burn 21000 kcal! I naturally burn 15400 kcal a week which means I then have to burn an extra 5600 kcal, not including food that I will be eating. Hmmmmm, so I will actually need to burn around 15000 kcal in one week or 2150 in a day.

Is this possible? That would mean 18 sessions of 45 minute cardio workouts. Which would mean 1 hr 50 mins at the gym everyday of cardio. Can I do it?

Well lets see, if I walk to and from work everyday, that burns 266 kcal. That just leaves 1884 to go! 636 kcal for 45 mins of spinning, totalling at 902. Which leaves 1218 to go, so 30 minutes on a cross trainer, gives me 1,378 k cal burnt, and then I have 778 to go. I could walk uphill for about 45 mins or carry on the cross trainer, or do running for 50 minutes and then I would be done. So lets just look over that.

Walking, 60 mins (outside the gym, easy peasy)

Spinning, 45 mins (in a class, also easy peasy)
Cross Trainer, 30 mins (not so hard)
Running Machine. around 50 mins (oh my god!)

TOTAL in gym = 2 hrs 5 mins. It could be worth it.

But lets half it, and try to loose 3 lbs next week! Wooo. I'm really going for it now. Yes I am.

That would mean

Walking, 60 mins (outside the gym, easy peasy)

Spinning, 45 mins (in a class, also easy peasy)
Cross Trainer, 15 mins (easy)
Running Machine. around 25 mins (could be worse)

Don't forget this is everyday. That means no other life. I must sleep, eat, wash, think, love gym.

Now, is there a spinning class everyday,

Mon - Y - 19.35 - do other cardio before hand
Tues - Y - 7.15 - do other workout in the evening
Wed - Y - 18.30 - do other cardio before hand
Thur - Y - 7.00 - do other workout in the evening
Fri - Y - 18.00 - do workout afterwards
Sat - Y - 9.45 or 10.45 - do workout before hand
Sun - Y - 10.30 or 11.15 - I could do both at the same time and other workout afterwards.

Can I do it?

I'm not sure.


Thursday, 13 March 2008

So Far so good....

OK, my goal is to have been to the gym 5 times this week....I have been twice so far - on Tuesday and I am going to 2 sessions this evening, and one tomorrow morning, and then I've done it!

I haven't been accurately weighing my food, although not always with weighing scales as I haven't been carrying them to work with me - which is where I eat most of my food. But I have been measuring in tablespoons, and teaspoons and cups.

Alcohol hasn't touched my lips once all week! Although I will be drinking on Friday night and smoking the free cigarettes that Leon gave me I hope to not get too pissed and actually see some of Manchester on Saturday and Sunday...

So, goal wise I am fine and I am feeling very happy with myself - especially as I get to reap the benefits of coming home early on Sunday to see Aaron, getting a pedicure next week and going for a nice coffee!

Looking forward to setting some new goals next week and having the bank holiday!

Monday, 10 March 2008

First meeting with life coach....


I had a good weekend this weekend! Woo. I watched flight of the con chords for the first time on Friday night, which oddly enough was playing in my gym (well the music from it was - very odd to be playing in the gym!) and then Leon brought it over to watch!

I went to RPM after work on Friday, and then Aaron meet me and we went to Sainsbury's and bought lovely meat, crisps, anchovies, nuts, bread etc and had a bit of a picnic at home which was fun.

It was an intention to go to the gym on Saturday morning, but alas I didn't go as I did have a bit of a headache so I basically stayed in bed after the Tesco shopping got delivered at 9AM. Then in the evening I then went to Brad and Hayley's to eat Mexican, drink cocktails and play Wii. It was fun and I didn't drink tooo much so I am very pleased with myself.

I got up around 11 on Saturday morning, did my washing and tidied my room. Martine the life coach came around at about 2.30 and we went through a lot of things, and made my first goal, Duh dah which is

To have a BMI (body mass index) of 25 by 15th September 2008.

I am looking forward to this goal and it means I would need to weigh around 9 stone 6 lbs. That means loosing 3 stone 1 lb, which works out at around 6lbs a month to loose. Which I hope is realistic! With this main goal in consideration I decided on 3 mini goals to concentrate on this week to get to my main goal;

to measure/weigh portions accordingly and count everything in for points
to go to the gym for at least 5 sessions this week
to drink alcohol in moderation

each of these actions have deadlines, support needed and rewards. As these are short time goals for the time being, the gym plan and alcohol will last for the week and then the weighing/portion size for two weeks.

The 15th September is a good date for me as this is when my father passed away. I think this should motivate me to be able to loose the weight as I feel it would make him proud for me to be looking after my health.

I've ordered some mini weighing scales (for food) on eBay today, and I will carry them around everywhere if I have to!

This evening I plan to make chicken noodle soup, and some other meals to freeze so that I have healthy homemade ready meals for lunch and dinner in the freezer!