Thursday, 1 April 2010

1 Month Down

Hello. I'm in a slightly sad mood tonight, which is not great for an optimist like me. But let's not dwell on that. I don't want to bring the mood of my blog down.

If you're following me on the official TYSIC site, you'll notice that I've actually added a third challenge. If you haven't, you'll hear all about it later on.

So. To the progress. *Everyone mounts horses and rides over the hill towards the actual update*

Everyone dismounted and tied their horses down? Good. Then we shall begin.

Part 1

Tuesday heralded the arrival of another College radio show. It was pretty successful. I say successful - any show where I can play Mumford and Sons and Eagle Eye Cherry is a winner in my eyes. For some reason (I still don't know why) the College decided that we needed to stream a live video feed from the Radio Room to the Common Room. I did feel a bit like I was on 6 Music with their webcam. I'm enjoying all this experience, hopefully we'll get another show next month. I've got my fingers crossed.

Part 2

What I have discovered this week is that everyone is getting some. If they're not getting some currently, they've had some recently. And if they're not getting some currently and hasn't had some recently is being offered some. But I'm not bitter. No way. I've been dishing out a fair few bits of relationship advice to both ladies and blokes this week, which has almost made me glad that I'm not in a relationship at the moment.

Part 3

This is the exciting new bit of the blog. My third challenge is a short term one, which will roll on to become a long term challenge. So. What is said mystery challenge? It's losing weight. Dull, I know but I've been overweight for as long as I can remember. Frankly, I'm fed up of not being able to go into a shop and just pick six or seven items up, buy them and wear them out. So I have set myself a goal of losing between 2 and 4 stone before the 16th of August 2010.

The 4 stone final target is because I'm so flipping short. 4 stone is what I need to get into the 'healthy' weight bit on the BMI chart. And why the 16th of August? Because that'll be my first day at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I want to be able to climb Arthur's Seat and watch the sunrise without being half dead.

I'm feeling extremely positive about the weight loss, I'm really going to make an effort to lose the weight and then keep it off.
I've cut things like Chocolate (that was tough) and Crisps (also tough) out completely, replacing snacks with apples, pomegranates and oat cakes. I'm not snacking as much as I used to, and I'm making a conscious effort to make sure I eat healthy meals 3 times a day.

Exercise has always been a killer for me. I hate it. I used my asthma as an excuse to get out of things like athletics and running and the dreaded bleep test. "If I don't stop at level 4, my lungs WILL explode". But I've grown up now and have realised that just eating healthily won't shift the pounds.

So I'm making a conscious effort to do more exercise. Today I walked home from College - a journey I'll usually take on the bus. It wasn't much but it was enough to make me feel a little chuffed with myself. My current starting exercise action plan is to walk into and back from College every day and add in long evening walks when possible.

I've never succeeded in dieting before. but then again, I've never had such a positive outlook on life. I've never had such a positive attitude towards my weightloss. And I've never had such a supportive group of people to turn to in times of need. So thanks in advance.

EDIT: That was a bit more rambly than I expected. Kudos if you read it all!

So catch up with me soon, for another installment of the TYSIC blog.

Love to your respective selves.


P.S: If there's anything you want to ask/say, don't be afraid to comment on this blog - I'm not that scary, honest!