Monday, 13 September 2010


The time has come to take control and makes some positive changes, if I keep doing the same thing I am going to end up with the same results so here goes I'm going to put it all on the line. Once a week I'm going to post my weight, measurements and my workouts.

Why because I really, really want to step things up, not just weight wise, yes I want to lose some more weight, but also I want to get fitter and healthier and really take things to the next level so here goes.


Monday 6th September -Sunday 13th September 2010

Monday: 2 mile run with the other half.

Tuesday: 10 and a half mile run

Wednesday: 1 hour weights

Thursday:  Rest day.

Friday  1 hour of free weights  and 30 minutes on the treadmill

Saturday: 3 miles (one an a half miles barefooted)

Sunday: 3 miles

Only managed 18 miles last week, less than usual, I try to run 25-30 miles a week,  the weight training is a new addition and so far so good, can't wait until I start to look cut, bring it on.


Breast: 37 inches

Under breasts: 33 inches

Waist: 31 inches

Hips: 41 inches

Right thigh: 24.5 inches

Left thigh: 24.5 inches

Right arm: 12 inches

Left arm: 12 inches

Weight 12 stone 9 pounds  (177 pounds)

So there you go all my stats and my weight, Lord I must be crazy, putting it all out there! 

If I could lose a few inches off my chest that would be great, note I say chest, not breast, I don't have much breast, I would like to keep what I have. If I could get my waist down to 28 inches that would be delicious and my hips under 40 I would be ecstatic. I just want to be a smaller all over but most of all toned.

I sound very heavy but even when I've been very slim I still weigh a lot, so I'm not going to panic,  I will be concentrating more on what the tape measure than the scales say, yes my scales do talk to me, especially my scales, sometimes the don't even tell me my weight they just scream "Too heavy, too heavy get the f***k off of me, your hurting me!"

If I could lose at least a pound a week and drop between 14-21 pounds I would be very happy.

I need to sort out my food, I have moment’s, weeks, and even months when I am wonderful and won't let anything I think is not good for me cross my lips. Then the next moment I eating like a monster and can eat anything in sight. 


Goals to get fitter, try and exercise at least 5 times a week if not 7, a mix of running, weights and gym classes, eat better, drop a dress size, I ain't trying to be a broomstick I just want to look good, fit into my clothes well but most of all be fit and athletic and get a handle on this yo-yo dieting I have got into.

Sick of squeezing myself into clothes, stretching out knickers, and fitting into only a small amount of items in my wardrobe and trying to hide my belly. I want to look spandocious in a bikini and hot in a pair of running tights, 

Now I ain't going to be too hard on myself, as I have dropped quite a bit of weight and I've now been running consistently for two years in which I've run two marathons, have run 4 half marathons this year alone and will run two half marathons in the next two weeks, which will take my overall half marathon total to 11 altogether. I have started training friends. I've kept focused and motivated and continued to train even during an achilles injury. 

Any tips, motivation, advice, good recipes, (the only meat I eat is fish) greatly appreciated, how did you fight your food demons and finally take control, what is it that keeps you on the straight and narrow, share, share ladies. Exercise is not a problem for me, it's the food I now need to get a grip on, I no longer want to be fat and fit, I just want to be fit!

Today I am running 5 miles and knocking out an hour worth of weights, half marathon coming up on Sunday, so I need to find a balance of pushing myself this week, but leaving enough energy to get through those 13.1 miles.

Happy running.


  1. Kat! Loving how you ROCK your race-day costumes! Fabulous! And... good for you, being willing to put it all out there. You go, girl!

    As for food: ending up in the ER, thinking I was having a heart attack at age 39 did it for me. Turned out, I was an undiagnosed type 2 diabetic. Ouch. THAT changed my eating TONS. (and I dropped 40 lbs)

    What I tell others: keeping tabs on white and processed foods will do wonders for the waistline: sugar, flour, rice, pasta - all with TONS of carbohydrates. The processed foods have all that stuff + fat and other nasty fillers. Starting there, with a food journal, and trying to eat 'purely' all help lots!

    thanks for dropping by the Turtles blog often... time for me to keep up and reciprocate!

    *hugs* from Orlando!

  2. You're a brave woman...but, you know it's the best way to stay accountable! :) You can do it!

  3. Wow Robin that is dramatic, 40Ibs is a lot of weight, good on you, so impressed. Thanks for the advice on processed and white food, I will try and keep those to a minimum. I'm doing Weight Watchers so I keep a daily diary of what I eat. Thanks for the advice, greatly appreciated.

    Hey Anne, accountability is what I need, I know I won't be able to be perfect 100 percent of the time but I'm hoping I will be able to be good 90 percent of the time! The thought of posting up my exercise and weight is enough to force me to put the cake down!

    Thanks for passing through ladies.

  4. Kudos to you for putting it out there! Sounds like you're already doing a wonderful job. Looking forward to cheering you on!

    Winks & Smiles,

  5. Hey Wifey, thanks for passing through, good luck with your weight loss journey as well, look forward to encouraging you to.