Hello and Welcome!

I am, and always have been, a notoriously bad blogger. But I'm back to give it another try, one more time.

I seem to have rediscovered my "pep" in recent times, and I'm ready to try some new things, and get back into the things that matter to me... at this stage, this chiefly involves getting fit and losing weight (again!)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Feeling meh

I've been feeling a bit blah the last couple of days. Yesterday I could have eaten every carb known to man kind. I resisted pretty well all day, but had a small encounter with the cereal packet when I got home late last night. It's all good, my weekly cals will still be under, and I've been OK today. Thinking about food literally all day, and would have liked to eat all day, but I haven't given into that impulse thankfully.

What is interesting is that I don't really know what I'm craving. I just want food. I'm pretty sure this is a boredom thing, because the project I'm working on at work is driving me completely insane. I was also up really late last night, which was stupid considering I was having a ravenous day. I think I need some good sleep, so it will be an early one tonight methinks.

Exercise wise things are going OK. I got up and went to the curcuit this morning, despite being tired and really not inspired. Yay me. Tomorrow I'm thinking I'll do a run after work, around the eastern suburbs where it's nice and flat, rather than getting up for a morning jog in the hills.

I ordered a new electrode strap for my HRM today, which with any luck will be delivered tomorrow (thank you Jess for saving me a couple hundred $$$ and not replacing the whole unit). This will give me a better idea of what I'm burning with my current regime, and then I can tweak it as necessary. In my mind I'm thinking 3500 exercise calories a week would be a good aim. I suspect I might need to up the ante on what I'm currently doing to achieve that. Now the weather is nicer, it would be a good idea to dust off Matilda the bike and ride to work one day a week. That used to give me an 800 odd calorie burn I think (although I did live further away from the office now I come to think of it). That will be on next week's to do list - get Matilda serviced and back on the road.

Is 8:30pm too early for bed? I don't care if I'm a granny, I'm buggered. Zzzz.


  1. Nope, 8.30pm is an awesome time for bed!!
    That's about my bed time. In saying that I get up at 5am, lol.

    Top idea to get the bike out. Fantastic exercise. Good for the legs as well :)

    The standard aim for exercise cals is normally about 2000cal a week.
    In saying that, I burn closer to 3600 a week (averaging over 4000 at the moment, but in saying that I am "in training" not in weight loss mode)

    Sometimes you need to lay off the exercise a little for the weight loss, and concentrate on the food, otherwise you will get those wicked cravings... I haven't had them for a while, but I am not exactly depriving myself either!

  2. Hi Megan

    Good to see you blogging again. :o)

    I have been a granny lately and going to bed early. Who cares. LOL

    Have fun with Matilda. I can't believe you haven't been riding her. She must be feeling so lonely. We should go for a ride one weekend.

    Take car


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