Weight loss. I’m Starting over

so i’ll be starting over with my weight loss. now that i am in the ils course, we go to the gym every week, right now its once a week, but i am hoping to add to that once i learn the route to a nearby gym with nitro. i am also going to exercise every evening in the park near our centre for 15 to 20 minutes, i just need to learn the route first around the park with nitro.
this morning at the gym i set up an exercise plan. i went on the treadmill and the bike. i’m also going to do some weights.
i got the gym instructor to weigh me and do my height. i weigh 102.9 kg, not sure what that is in pounds and stone yet, will have to work it out later today.
up until xmas i am going to opt to try to do 6000 steps a day, i know the recommended amount is 10 thousand, but I am starting off slowly and building myelf up to that.
I plan on going every week to the gym up until xmas, and hopefully build muscle and tone up, and also lose a little bit of weight. I am a category 3 on the obese scale in ireland, that is not good in my book.
Also at weekend i plan on going on the treadmill at home, and exercising as much as I can. I am determined to do this. I am determined to lose weight. I’m really disappointed that I weigh 102 KG. I dont want to weigh that much.
So yeah. I’m happy that I’m now starting to work on the issues surrounding my weight.



thats been me lately. i’ve been so healthy. eating right. exercising as much as i can. and i think I’m seeing results. I havent actually been brave enough to step on the scales yet. I’m going to give it a couple of weeks and then do it maybe after a month. today i exercised on the treadmill, and i also walked for 20 minutes outside. i’ll be starting to go to the gym again soon too, now that I’ve started my independent living skills course. gym time is part of our healthy nutrition and lifestyle module. i’m still not seeing my nutritionist. i still want to take a break from that intensity of apts every week for a while longer. i dont keep junk food in the house now any more. i eat a lot more fruit. i snack on it throughout the day. if i do crave chocolate i eat a fun sized candy bar. that kerbs my craving. i have switched my bread to brown instead of white. just little changes. baby steps. its all progress.

Healthy recipe-Red white and green salad

Red, White And Green Salad
1 pound small red potatoes, cooked and cubed
2 large tomatoes, diced
1 pound fresh green beans, cut into 2 inch pieces and cooked
7 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
5 tablespoons white wine vinegar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
In a large bowl, combine potatoes, tomatoes and beans. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Pour over vegetables; toss to coat. Refrigerate for several hours before serving.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Food diary and stats for today!

Here are my health stats for Monday.

Food diary

Yogurt, and a coffee

Sandwich with chicken, cheese, chilli sauce
cup of tea

Cup of tea afterwords

Snacks-Peanuts, an icecream

Water-1 litre

Exercise-15 mins on treadmill
distance 0.75 KM
speed 4

Recipe-Autumn apple salad

Autumn Apple Salad
1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
2/3 cup sugar
1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 cup diced unpeeled apples
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup whipped topping
1/2 to 1 cup chopped nuts
Lettuce leaves
In a saucepan, combine pineapple and sugar; bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes. Add gelatin; stir until dissolved. Add cream cheese; stir until mixture is well blended. Cool. Fold in apples, celery, whipped topping and nuts. Pour into a 9 inch square pan. Chill until firm, several hours or overnight. Cut into squares and serve on individual lettuce-lined plates.
Makes 9 to 12 servings.

Kale chips

I just tried kale chips. they are not for me. one of the staff at the basement club used the kale from our garden to make them. i didnt like the texture of them at all. she seasoned them with salt, pepper, paprika and garlic. then you put them in the oven for 10 minutes. she said you need to keep a close eye on them so they dont burn. they are just a little too strong tasting for me. but i can say i tried them at least.

Food diary, wendesday

I did good again today! I am very proud of myself!

2 slices of toast
Mug of tea

A turkey sandwich
Mug of tea

Potatos, peas, a lamb burger

A fruit salad

Coffee, water, peach, kiwi

15 mins on the treadmill, distance 1 mile, speed 4