Friday, 3 April 2009

Back blogging!

Hi all

Sorry I haven't blogged in a while - been a hectic few weeks!

So, how's things?

Weight loss - I've now lost 54lbs! Got my 50lb certificate, and my 3.5 stones. I fell off the wagon a bit, but had a great week last week - weighed everything and ate every last little point. I lost 3.5lbs in a week! It really helped to go back to basics, and it's given my weight loss a great boost. So, only 2lbs to get my 4th stone - wish me luck for this week.

Rana - her usual self, showing off to the boys and enjoying the spring like weather. She was a bit upset because the air ambulance had to come to the yard 10 days ago, and it landed near her stable (don't worry, the girl who fell off has made a full recovery). Rana is one of only 3 horses who could see the helicopter land from her stable and she found it rather exciting.

Dawson - no change there, she's just pottering along, being Dawson. She's now eating the peanuts I put out for the birds. It's more to do with her pathetic ploy of trying to get the neighbours to rescue her, because obviously she's starving and I don't look after her. *sigh*

Rosie - she went in to be spayed a couple of weeks ago, and had her stitches out this week. She was very pleased to get the lampshade collar off her head (although she did have fun knocking things over with it...3 broken glasses later...). She's still as mad as ever, playing "fetch" with pieces of paper at 3am. She is more affectionate though (no longer a hormonal teenager) which is nice - she came up for cuddles 7 times yesterday evening, which is a record for her!

Glenn - he's plodding on with his weight loss, but I'm catching him up quickly! He needs 1 more lb to get his 5th stone. He's been working late a lot recently, so too many takeaways. He's started swimming every day though, so that should help him a bit.

News - well the big news of the week is that I've now lost enough weight to be able to start riding again! Not on Rana, as she's retired, but I've booked in for a lesson at a nearby riding school. I can't wait! Fingers crossed for Sunday afternoon please - for nice weather, and for the horse I'm riding to behave.

Clothes - well I'm firmly in my 18 jeans now, although they are starting to flap around the legs a bit, so might need a pair of 16's soon. Here's hoping! Most of my tops are getting too big too, and I've lost yet another bra size. That's 2 bra sizes in just over a month. This is getting expensive...

Exercise - well, riding definitely counts as exercise (2 points for a half hour lesson but I think that's an under-estimate!), so I'm increasing my activity levels with that. I'm also walking home for my lunch every day (instead of working through to finish early). It's only 5 mins each way, but every little helps, and I try to do it just a bit quicker every day.

Also found out I'm 2 inches shorter than I thought I was, which isn't really a problem, but it does mean I've had to adjust my goal weight slightly. Only by 7lbs, but still, it seems further away than ever.

Hope you're all well!
Kate x


Anonymous said...

Lovely to hear from you - I didn't realise that you could be too heavy to ride. I regret not trying riding when I was younger, I'd love to give it a go now although I think I might be a bit scared - great for toning the legs I would imagine?

Good to hear all of your pets are up to their usual tricks - the lampshade collars are such a pain - our cat didn't realise she was wearing it so kept on trying to go through narrow spaces as her whiskers weren't sensing that she wouldn't fit!

Well done on your loss too and going back to basics, I know just how you feel - I am being extra good this week in the aim to re-lose the 2.5lb I gained this week!

Kate said...

Hi Bryher

Thanks for your message :o)

Yes, sadly you can be too heavy - just from a horse welfare point of view. Different horses can carry different weights, but it's difficult to find anything that's up to nearly 20stone.

You should definitely give it a go. Great for toning all over as you have to balance (rather like yoga or pilates), but especially the legs. Also good for cardio if you're doing faster work, or riding a lazy horse!

Rosie did exactly the same as your cat - trying to get behind the washing machine mainly! She did look very silly.

Sorry to hear you had a gain - hope you enjoyed eating some lovely food though :o) I'm sure you can lose it this week!