Monday, 30 January 2012

Confessions of a Fat Girl: 1 Million Kilo Challenge

A little over three weeks ago I blogged about my struggles with my weight and almost four weeks ago I gave up coca-cola in an attempt to beat my addiction and live a healthier life.

I admit that I thought when I stopped drinking coke that the weight would just fall off. That was probably a little bit optimistic and not at all realistic of me. The weight hasn't fallen off and I have lost between 1 and 2 kilos depending when I weigh myself. I have been trying to eat healthier as well but obviously I haven't been trying hard enough. I also haven't been exercising.

This week sees the kids return to school, something we are all looking forward to, and hopefully this will allow me to start getting into a better routine with the house, cleaning, working, blogging and most importantly eating properly and exercising. In order to get me on the right track and take some of the thinking out of the process I have signed up for the 1 Million Kilo Challenge. Don't worry, I don't have to lose the whole million myself!

The 1 Million Kilo Challenge will run for 10 weeks (starting today, Monday 30th January) and will promote healthy eating, exercise and happier lifestyles for everyone that joins. The aim is to make all Australians more healthy and is supported by the home of the Biggest Loser, Channel 10. Everyone can join, it is completely free and they provide you with menu and exercise plans as well as a few other nifty things.

Another great thing about the challenge is that the wonderful people who read my blog can show me some support by donating to my fundraising page which will raise funds for SAFE (Saving Animals From Euthanasia) Perth, the animal rescue group that the HSP and I foster dogs through. There is more information about them on the fundraising page or feel free to contact me if you have any questions. This is a big no pressure thing but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to raise funds to help save the furry friends of WA.

I will be blogging about my experience and results as I go along, I hope you don't get bored!


Craig said...

I'm participating in the 1,000,000kg challenge too.

Great way to encourage some healthy changes to your lifestyle. We all know what we need to do, it's just finding the time and motivation.

You go Tif!

tif said...

Hooray! Will love keeping track of how you're going with the 1MKC! About to walk to the shops with Burley (Master 5) to get some vegies we need! It's all about finding ways to be healthy that fit in with your life #thingsIknowbutdontexecute :)

Me said...

Good luck with the OMKC - I am doing it as well. Here's to lots of lost kilos !

lulu said...

You've started making changes which is great!

I only "need" to lose about 3kg, but it's more about toning up and getting fit for me. I've started consistently and regularly exercising for the first time in years (30-40 minutes running every other day), and am not seeing any results on the scales after a month, and only minor changes to my body (which I'll take!). But I know that I'm probably putting on muscle, and it takes time for things to happen. I'm determined to make it work, so I'll keep going! And I've signed up for the challenge as well :)

Good luck, and always remember that you can do it!

tif said...

I'm hoping it gets me to at least my first goal, a 10% loss of my starting weight (about 10kgs). I think once that happens and I start seeing some changes the rest will be easier :)

Good luck, look forward to comparing notes with you xx

tif said...

thanks lulu! It's not just about my health and weight, its about showing my three kids how to live a healthy lifestyle! I will be exercising 5 times a week, even if it's just 30 minutes of walking. I would love to be able to run and I've got one of those C25K apps on my phone, now I just need to use it!


Post a Comment

Thanks for taking the time to comment!