More about me…

For the last 4 years I have been trying to lose weight. I’m one of those people who are, “I’m not fat, I’m just too short for my weight”. The old Weight Watchers Points programme was working for me. I had lost just over 10kgs before they changed the programme to the current ProPoints system. In the process of trying to work out their latest system and trying to find out what works for me, I ended up putting it all in the ‘too hard basket’. The old system was working for me and then they had to go and change it completely on me. Now the weight, over the course of a year, has come back again. Happens when you have more weight gains than losses. At least I haven’t put on even more weight than what I started with!

I’ve now gotten to that stage in life where I need to stop sabotaging myself in my weight loss journey by continually putting it off and saying I’ll start to get serious about it “tomorrow”. Tomorrow never comes, so the time is NOW to do something about it and not wait until “tomorrow”.

No more excuses, no more not making myself accountable for what I put inside my body. After all, a minute on the lips IS a lifetime on the hips!

I still go to the Weight Watchers meetings and I’m an online member, so I can access the eTools, recipes, forums, etc there, I just have to get in the habit of getting on there more regularly than what I do now. I guess you could call me one of those many people who are guilty of making Weight Watchers rich by constantly paying my money and not putting in a better effort to lose the weight.

So now it’s time to get serious.

It’s time take the Weight Watchers meetings seriously, the information provided by the leader and other members do help in a persons weight loss journey. The support we give each other is invaluable too and you do need support to help you to lose weight. Those who do not have support in their weight loss journey are at the greatest risk of failing to lose weight.

It’s time to get serious about tracking everything I eat and drink, and since carrying a pad and pen around all day and using that to write down everything is a pain, especially if you’re having a busy day, so my way around that is to use the free MyFitnessPal app I have on my phone and that keeps track of my calorie intake. It also sync’s your information to their free website. Very useful tool since Weight Watchers doesn’t have an official app for Android phones, so I have to improvise.

It’s time to get serious about moving more and not just sit on my butt for most of my day.

The weight I have to lose won’t come off overnight but by setting small goals for myself and taking however long it takes until I reach my goal weight, I will get there in the end.

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What a difference a new coach makes…

The Adelaide Football Club is certainly a different club this year than what they were last year.

Last year the Crows were a team that had lost its way. They struggled to play the whole four quarters of a game, much less actually win a game. The wheels had definitely fallen off and the team resembled something of a train wreck in progress.

The Crows also found out who their supporters were and they found out who their barrackers were as well. For it’s the supporters who are the ones who  continually put their bums on seats at the games week in and week out when their team is going from bad to worse, while the barrackers only put their bums on seats when the team is winning the games and they are the ones who have the cheek to call themselves “supporters”. Anyone who knows me will tell you I am a supporter. My backside was still there on my seat (I am a Silver member) at all the home games and I was still cheering them on, even when they were losing another game.

That was last year. This year with a new coach at the helm, the team has found confidence, belief in their ability, a hunger and a toughness that they had seriously lacked last year. This is a team that will get to the finals at the end of the year if they keep what they have started so far this year.

Watching the Crows play a tough game against Geelong last week the players were exhausted when they hit the fourth quarter but they dug down deep and kept playing the game and they won the game.

Watching the Crows play against Carlton today, they played their game and didn’t let Carlton get to them at all. As the game progressed, Carlton was outclassed by the Crows players and Carlton lost by 69 points. Of course Carlton would say they only had 5 days rest and that’s why they weren’t playing their A game. Even if Carlton were playing their A game, I think they still would have lost today’s game with this vastly improved Adelaide Crows team.

Sando and coaching staff, whatever you’re doing with the players at the club, keep doing it! The players are responding to it and they are playing that tough, hard, football they should be playing. The players have a belief in themselves and the other players in the team and everyone is working together as a team. It makes watching this Crows team great to watch!

Bring on Collingwood next week!