Goals for 2011- Lose weight, will you join me in my mission?

At the beginning of the year I set myself Goals for 2011, so far I am sticking to them.  Did you make a list too?  As we are halfway through the year I thought we should take a moment, look at the lists we created to ensure we are still on track.

As I was writing this post I posted on facebook, ‘I am starting a new weightloss journey and tomorrows post I am putting a full photo of me up, no more hiding…..I am slightly ‘scared’?? :|’.

I received so many comments in less than 10 min.  My readers are absolutely wonderful and encouraging, but amongst your lovely messages I could see some reaching out that they too need to loose weight.  So I am changing what this post was originally about…all of my goals for 2011, to today just concentrating on no.1.  Losing weight.

This is so important to me but very hard.  Not only do I want to look nice, I want to feel comfortable when wearing clothes, no muffin top over the top of jeans, no jeans that are super baggy around my legs just because they are the only ones that fit my waist.  I want to buy from a ‘typical’ clothing shop.  I don’t enjoy shopping in the big girl shops, I don’t like their clothes (except I do really like City Chic, they have funky clothes).  Mostly I want to lose weight for my health, I want to be around to enjoy my kids and grandkids weddings, I want to be fit, run and ride with the kids without being exhausted after 5 min.

1. Lose Weight

I started the year by joining up with Jenny Craig.  I enjoyed it in the beginning, but only lost 5kg in 2 months, I was dissappointed.  After I stopped I fell off the wagon, and regained my 5kg.

Thankfully, a new gym has opened up at my local shops and I am having a wonderful time visiting regularly.  I have a personal trainer, Kate, who has been such an awesome motivation for me.  I have been seeing Kate for 4 weeks, 2 days a week.  To my dissappointment I have not lost any weight during this time, but really happy as I have lost 1 size in my pants, they keep falling down!!!

I have a problem not eating enough fruit and skipping lunch, I am writing my food diary, which puts everything into perspective.  As my trainer Kate says, 20% exercise, 80% diet, my diet is terrible.  The wonderful team at Dietlicious could see I was having trouble and have offered a helping hand.  I am super excited from tomorrow to be starting a new weightloss journey with Dietlicious, Kate and YOU!!

About Dietlicious

Over the past 20 years portion sizes have been steadily increasing to the point they are almost ridiculous. Our eyes and bellies have lost the ability to know what is ‘normal’.  We need to start eating the correct sized portions so we can return to a healthy weight. Dietlicious provides ‘normal’ size meals full of taste and flavour. This is your chance to re-train your brain to know what is a healthy amount of food to eat.  They offer nutritionally sound meals based on high protein, low fat, low carb, high fibre principles.  The meals sound so yummy, chicken stroganoff with mushroom and white wine, veal and pancetta casserole with butter beans and roast pumpkin and greek meatballs with mint, oregano, lemon and penne.

More details visit their website:  Dietlicious

All I need to provide is breakfast, snacks, fresh fruit and veg.

I CAN do it, I AM determined, you can to ….just,

My first goal:

I am attending the Nuffnang Blogopolis Conference on 30th July, my goal is to lose at least 5kg by the conference.

Today I am going to share with you my before photo. So scared to be showing it as I don’t think I have published a full body photo of myself, but I want to put it out there I want to make sure I work hard to achieve my now public goal.

My personal trainer, Kate and I


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Kellie simmons June 27, 2011 - 8:25 PM

I wouldn’t be too worried about your pic you are a beautiful woman best of luck on the journey I will be putting up my own pic soon and will be jogging along beside you every step of the way


Katrina June 28, 2011 - 10:41 AM

Thankyou Kellie, means alot πŸ™‚

Domjomcmillin June 27, 2011 - 9:32 PM

I think you are very brave and beautiful:)
I’ve beentrying tomotivate myself butalways talk myself out of it which shocker isn’t hard to do
I want to be healthyand fit so you have inspired me ( let’s just hope my head doesn’t hear lol)

Katrina June 28, 2011 - 10:42 AM

I am hoping to inspire eveerybody Dom, let’s do it, we can, just need to change our thinking!

Kate June 27, 2011 - 9:41 PM

Yay for you! You are gorgeous!

I started my blog in the hope that writing about it would help my weightloss… I’m not so sure yet. It’s early days and life keeps getting in the way!!! Perhaps some ‘community’ will help?!

I’ll be following!

Katrina June 28, 2011 - 10:43 AM

I’ll pop over and look at yoru blog Kate. Let’s do it together!

K8T June 27, 2011 - 10:33 PM

Good on you! I would love to join you on this great journey. I have been told that you also need to break down the big weight loss into little goals and reward yourself once you reach each. Today this is the first thing on my “To Do” list. πŸ™‚

Katrina June 28, 2011 - 10:44 AM

good on you, I love your enthusiasm!

Jamie June 27, 2011 - 11:12 PM

The first thing that came to mind when I saw your photo was that you look full of determination πŸ™‚ good luck πŸ™‚ I also have some weight to lose before my wedding in 8 months so I’ll see you along the road to weight loss!

Katrina June 28, 2011 - 10:45 AM

Yay! A wedding is a perfect excuse to join in!!

Jill June 27, 2011 - 11:17 PM

Hi Katrina congrats on the beginning of your journey, I am going to join in , I had lost 43kgs through weight watchers and through bad binging habits I now have only lost 11kgs. So today I have taken charge. I am still following weight watchers, last night I pulled a basket out of my house organising supplies and filled it with today’s food, other than my dinner. But my brekkie, lunch and snacks were all in there and pointed out so I new I am on track. This morning waking up I feel in control and hey even a little organised.

Katrina June 28, 2011 - 10:46 AM

Graet work Jill, on a mission, we can do it, I am loving the enthusiasm!

Sar June 28, 2011 - 3:35 AM

I have been picking up on some advice from Michelle Bridges, TBL trainer, and I want to pass on what motivates me to eat well and exercise for health…Dont Think, Just Do. Dont get paralysis by analysis, dont analysize everything about diets and exercise, just keep it simple. Your trainer is right about the 20% exercise/80% diet = weightloss, Michelle even put up an example about two people: one who didnt change their diet and exercised like crazy every day, and one person who didnt exercise but changed their dietary intake…The one who didnt exercise lost the most weight simply because of the food factor. Exercise is ultimately for health, strength, well being and protecting your future self against injury and problems. In Michelle’s book she also has a great saying to get the runners on the feet and the healthy food in the cupboards/stomachs…Just Freaking Do It (the clean version!!)

I love your strength of character to post a pic of yourself and to publicly declare your weight loss goals, this shows to me that you have what it takes to reach your goals until you find your happier, healthier version of you not too far away!! I’ve lost 9 kilos in the past year and I can tell you any amount of weight loss is life changing/mood changing/personality changing/FASHION changing (!!) and it is all soooo exciting. My kids are happier, my husband is happier, and all because I am now happier – I’m now not taking out my self-loathing on everyone around me. GO FOR IT you shrinking housewife you!!!!! xx

Katrina June 28, 2011 - 10:49 AM

LOL, thankyou so much Sar I enjoyed reading everybit of this comment. Would you like to join in on the FB and give motivation to the others, you have a real nac, reading this makes me want to go for a run around the block. I’m going to paste this onto The Shrinking Housewife page πŸ™‚ Thankyou Sar x

Kylie Ofiu June 28, 2011 - 8:14 AM

I want to lose a bit more. I have lost 17kgs since my 2nd daughter was born. It was more, but some crept back on.

Go you for posting your pic and being so honest. I don’t know anyone who has really had success with Jenny Craig. Your new plan sounds great though.

Good luck. I’ll join you. 5kgs for Blogopolis! πŸ™‚

Katrina June 28, 2011 - 10:59 AM

yay, looking forward to meeting youa t Blogopolis. We can do it!! 17kg is awesome, please feel free to stop by The Shrinking Housewife FB page and give any tips!

Joyce Ries June 28, 2011 - 12:41 PM

Woohoo you can do it! I wont join in as I dont need to lose weight, but I will tell you my story, Last year I lost 18kg! 2 weeks ago I had a baby and am now back in my pre pregnant clothes…mostly just by eating well now, but I joined the 12 weeks body blitz. 84 days of eating well and working out- you can stay focused for that long- its nothing in the grand scheme of things! Good luck on your journey πŸ™‚

Katrina June 28, 2011 - 1:08 PM

Thankyou, Please pop into my The Shrinking Housewife FB page to give any tips!

Toni Blackmore June 29, 2011 - 3:14 AM

Gosh, you’ve already got a healthy glow, look forward to future posts. Would love to see other comparison shots of you and your (beautiful) trainer. Perhaps linen cupboards or laundries πŸ™‚ All the best.

Katrina July 2, 2011 - 2:21 AM

LOL Toni, the sunshine in the background helps. Kate is gorgeous and great motivation to keep going. What comparison shots are you wanting, her laundry and my laundry???

Haircuts4 June 29, 2011 - 4:08 AM

Katrina you are my inspiration and make my job that much more enjoyable. I feel so blessed to be a part of your journey. Love your blog and all your tips on becoming more organised, I am going to start today! Your pt Kate xx

Katrina July 2, 2011 - 2:23 AM

KATE!!!!!! I couldn’t be doing this without you. You worked me hard today, I’m feeling very tired and guess what……MY LEGS ARE SORE!!! Looking foward to having my 12 month after shot with you beside me and me trim, healthy and fit πŸ™‚

dani.brennan June 29, 2011 - 3:28 PM

Hi Kat, just joined you on your new facebook journey, although will be patiently watching and starting mainly on an eating healthier approach and light treadmill until my baby is born in 4 weeks time.. Im having a c-section, so give me a few weeks to recoup and ill be on the bandwagon.. but as I said in my post and as your stop sign clearly states, stop making excuses. LOL.

Katrina July 2, 2011 - 2:27 AM

I’m glad you like the stop sign, I love it too! Wow Dani, you should be resting up as much as you can. I am looking forward to this journey, been on it a few day’s now and feel fantastic. Wishing you all the best with your new little bub, enjoy all the cuddles, smiles and love he/she will bring xx

Christine June 30, 2011 - 10:42 PM

Congrats on beginning your journey. Will be popping over to your Shrinking housewife blog to follow your journey there. I’m also on the weightloss journey, I have about 45kg to lose (i know shameful but we all have to start somewhere). I’ve been attempting to blogo the journey out so feel free to have a look http://www.ozdiva.wordpress.com

Katrina July 2, 2011 - 2:43 AM

Not shameful, I am probably not being realistic with the amount I have to lose, alot. But we can do it, we can get there, so happy to be doing it together!

Jamesj333 July 1, 2011 - 2:42 AM

Hi there Katrina

You rock !! keep it up . I’m on a mission myself too,to be healthy in my body. i lost 27kg but have but back on 2 dress sizes. So I enlisted the help of a personal trainer .

Would love to join you in your mission .

have a great weekend Jacky

Katrina July 2, 2011 - 2:55 AM

The trainers are great motivation, there is no way I can not go when I know Kate is there waiting for me. Good luck, looking foward to sharing the journey with you.

Kaye_85 July 2, 2011 - 11:16 PM

This might sound a little odd, but what font is that for your goals?

Katrina July 19, 2011 - 7:28 AM

Not strange Kay, I really like this font, it’s called fineliner script, you can download here: http://www.dafont.com/fineliner-script.font

Karen July 6, 2011 - 9:10 PM

Hi Katrina. This is a encouragement from me to keep going as seeing u last saturday at the pics I noticed the u have lost weight even though it didnt show on the scales. I am back on track on the treadie each morning (weekends included) running 5kms in 30mins now. As soon as u feel fit enough we should make to time to do a afternoon or evening jog together as running on treadie by myself can get boring after a while. Keep it up and don’t give up as I would love to see the Katrina b4 the kids were born. After loosing 5.5kgs myself I can tell u that I feel a big difference in myself as well.

Your Friend – Karen

Katrina July 19, 2011 - 9:22 AM

I’ll be jogging with you before you know it!! thankyou for your encouragement and support, your such a lovley friend xx


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