Saturday, December 6, 2008

Initial Measurements

Initial Measurement
Monday November 24th, 2008

Initial Photos

(Not sharing just yet maybe when we have some afters to show too)

Initial Measurements (Derived from DEXA scan)
Body Weight = 277lbs (125.5kg)
Lean body Mass = 128lbs (58kg)
Fat Mass = 150lbs (68kg)
Body Fat % = 53.9%

Neck = 14.8in (37.5cm)
Shoulders = 46in (117cm)
Chest = 47in (120cm)
Left Arm = 14.8in (37.5cm)
Right Arm = 15in (38cm)
Waist = 50.6in (128.5cm)
Hips = 56.9in (144.5cm)
Left Thigh = 29.7in (75.5cm)
Right Thigh = 29.5in (75cm)
Left Calf = 18.5in (47cm)
Right Calf = 18.5in (47cm)

Profile of Mood States Score
Tension-Anxiety = 13
Depression - Dejection = 8
Vigor = 9
Fatigue = 19
Confusion - Bewilderment = 7

Progression Questions

Q1: Please describe your body as you see it at the beginning of this course.

I really hate my body. It fails me continuously. I am plagued by injury and pain. I am HUGE! Clothes never fit me properly. I'm always struggling with keeping buttons done up and clothes in the right places etc (my shirts ride up and my pants down) I don't fit into places most people do like theatre seats, planes seats, I even get squiched into toilets especially those with sanitary bins and I had the worst experience of being jammed between one of those and a wall at our Parramatta club last week. I promote and sell health and fitness and yet I am the worst example ever.

Q2: Please describe your nutrition and exercise habits as you see them at the beginning of this course.

What habits? I work extremely long hours and I never have me time. My food is whatever is handy and quick at the time. Generally I eat most of my food from the cafe next to work. I skip meals alot because I just don't even have time to pop next door and get it or eat it. And when I get home at night I am too tired to cook and really don't feel like eating anyway.

Exercise is virtually non existant although I am catching up with a girlfriend once or twice a week generally for a half hour swim (22 - 25 laps) and a spa. I bought myself some cycle shoes so I can get involved in spin classes again without my plantar facsiitus playing up but my ankles really kick up a stink and I can't move the next day. Plus I seem to be working from 8am to 8, 9 o 10 pm most days anyway so I never get a chance to train.

Q3: Please describe how you'd like to see your body at the end of this course.

I want to shrink! I want to be more comfortable in the clothes I own and with what I do and where I go. I'm praying that my body becomes more co operative and that after my surgery (one ankle in March ish but other one will still need doing) I am moving around more easily and with a lot less pain.

I want to be able to show people that I am acheiving my weightloss and health goals too. I want to be the product I sell and promote to others.

Q4: Please describe how you'd like to see your nutrition and exercise habits at the end of this course.

I'd really like this to become natural to me. To crave the right kind of foods to eat well without having to constantly fight with myself over it.

I'd like to train no matter what and be comfortable again training in the club. I'd like to be able to move a lot easier and enjoy the success' I used to when training in the past. I want that addiction that "I must train because that's what I most want to do" feeling back again like I used to.

Again I want to be a perfect example of what I promote and sell.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Precision Nutrition

Well it all kicked off today officially. Yeah yeah I know it's the 25th today but I never took into account the time differences did I! So the first daily lesson / homework task / assignment thingy was so simple it was all about introducing yourself and letting them know your 3 top goals. My biggest trouble was keeping it short enough that you didn't have to print and bind just to follow.

And 3 goals? OMG I went from 3 is too much to Only 3? To which 3?

Ah well. I am really excited about this program and I am sure you will hear endless endless follow ups from me about it. I'm sure it's going to get harder :p

In preparation I have gone and had my DEXA scan done. That was so depressing! Jarrod bought up my last scans for comparison. They were supposed to be going in reverse not gaining weight. Bah. I've ought out a GP for myself (Jason's GP) and also had my blood tests done. (more on that later) I have taken my before photos. (So not posting them here until I have comparisons cause it's just too depressing)

I need to go shopping and do a bit of a cook up. I think I'll follow the quick start in the book and go from there. There's a few appliances I could use but since I am short alot of cash they can wait. But not too long. I know!

Dear Santa,

Can I please have.......

Oh wait, do I need to give Santa an invite to my blog or is it more automatic cause he's so magical and stuff?

I got this image from Organized Doodles blog a little while ago and although I thought there wasn't long until Christmas and Oh how it had sneaked up I am still somewhat suprised at how close it is! But I love this pic! Check out his blog he's very talented.

Last weekend was the NSW Dutton Rally - the final for the year and always heaps of fun. unfortunately something hit me Friday morning very suddenly I stopped breathing for about 30 seconds then went into fits of coughs then about 5 minuteslater stopped again and followed by a tight chest and heaps of coughs. Seems I had an allergic reaction to something and I am so greatful to the Medical team that was at the track you have no idea how scary that sort of thing is. The guys and girls at race solutions are highly trained medicos. I often watch medical emergency just to see them on tv at their "other job" haha.

I had another minor turn last night where I ended up in emergency and so my trip to the doctor wasn't to be delayed any further. While I was at my GP today I got him to include my other neccessary blood tests along with the ones he wanted to do . I hate needles but the girl at the pathology was amazing. Didn't hurt one bit!

So I have had today off work to get all that sorted out and now I am looking forward to kicking into Precision Nutrition with gusto!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Big photo Post Ahead!

So it's been a long time AGAIN! I just have to admit to not being good at frequent updates. I always think I have nothing to write about until I start looking at recent photos and thinking about what really has been happening and what I can write.

Ah well I'm here now with a massive photo post so I hope you guys are all on some form of broadband internet :p

Since we last caught up I played dress ups for an Open Day at work which we called "Armageddon To The Gym" It was the last day for one of our more popular deals tha we wont have back this year so we played it up a bit.

Don't ya just LOVE my hair - you might recognise the style from my last post which is where I got the idea. No product, no effort whatsoever just wash, sleep and go to work. Almost the same goes for my eyes. I just layered on thick thick eyeliner and went to bed and woke up like this.

The first photo is James and I. James is one of the Membership Consultants that works for me. He's a great kid, 18 years old. And does the voice of the Joker from the latest Batman movie perfectly. Yes the Heath Ledger Joker! It's truly freaky so we had to give him Joker make up.

This next photo is Laura and I. Laura is my immediate superior. The Club General Manager. She's a Mayven Raven in this photo. A PVC dress with feather trims. We're not the most compatible team and that's all I'm saying about that right now.

A nice close up selfy of me. A bi freaky huh!

After all that fun and merriment a friend of mine has come up to visit me from Melbourne. His name is Jack and he was one of the Membership Consultants I worked with at Bayside until February this year. He's moved on to Tarocash now and really doing well. It also doesn't interfere with what he really wants in life which is to grow his Network 21 / Amway business. He's very pasionate about it and doing well.

He was up here for a conference and stayed the rest of the week to visit with me. I put him up in our spare room and spent most of my time at work so he came to visit often for workouts.

In this photo it was about 10:30pm and I'd been here at work since 7:45am but one of our receptionists got sick and I couldn't get anyone else in to look after the club. So Jack and Jason came down to the club with some dinner for me.

I did take the Thursday off work though so I took Jack for a quicky tour of the area. We started off with Brekky at Dunes in Palm Beach.

Palm beach is where Home and Away is filmed. We were hoping to catch them on a shooting day but I still haven't managed it despite my million and one visits there.

From there we set off back down the peninsula. A need to use the ladies and a bit of a thirst saw us stopping at the Mona Vale Hotel for a drink in their beer garden. I have some photos somewhere but God knows where! It's an amazing pub.

We moved on from the Mona Vale and into Manly wher we cruised the Corso for a bit then jumped on a Ferry into the city.

The original plan was to head over to Darling Harbour and jump on a water taxi for a tour of Sydney Harbour. But then we saw the jet boats and a simple tour just wasn't going to cut it anymore.

At first we jumped into a different companies jet boat tour than this one but unfortunately their boat broke down on us twice. So I got on the phone to Jase and asked him to find us another jet boat company. So he did and eventually we went with this mob.

The guy with the camera got us both into these water proof ponchos. Ready for the ride ahead. Let me tell you these things are a steam room on a hot day! It's all ok when the boat starts moving though.

Then before the boat pulled away they took a bit of a group shot. Check out the driver he looks like Iceman!

The next half hour was filled with screams and laughter. I had an absolute ball and so did Jack. We were so wet but the people in front of us had actually decided to forgo the poncho and were alot more uncomfortable.

This is definitely something I would LOVE to do again and again. See the after photo below. Jadey with curly hair. If only it would stay nice like this.

Being Jack's last night we thought it best we should pop down to Manly and drop into one of the trendy little bars for a couple of cocktails. This one I'm holding sounded so good and turned out to be a fancily naked Caprioska. Luckily enough I lile caprioskas.

I was so sad to see Jack leave. We always have so much fun and so many laughs.

Friday night James (as seen in photos above) and I went to see Billy Elliot at the Capitol theatre. It's a musical that has now closed. Until recently apart from one show (42nd Street) I saw in year 7, I hadn't been to see any live shows. Then I got the free tickets to Priscilla from the boss and now Billy Elliot.

I loved Priscilla for it's comedy and laughs. But Billy Elliot was fantastic for the stage and emotion. And the acrobatics was brilliant. The kid we saw play Billy (There's a few of them) was really talented in this area.

Anyway James was really happy in the end which was great. He's seen it 8 or so times!

Things at work have been travelling along OK. I lost my newest Membership Consultant and my Oldest Membership Consultant in the past couple of weeks. So I have gone from 4 staff members and looking for a fifth to 2!

Eek! Do you know anyone looking for a sales job in such a great industry? Give them this link!

Apply for Willoughby :-)

And finally in other news I have taken a massive plunge. After reading about it on Skwiggs blog and signing up to the email newsletter thingys awhile back I was prompted to buy the Precision Nutrition Series and Gourmet Nutrtion vol 2. Afew months ago. Of course I was so excited when my package arrived and I pulled it out of the box and I freaked out and put it in another box ready to move to Sydney without reading a single page.

Then I started thinking about how badly I needed help with my nutrition. I mean exercise has been and will continue to be a challenge for me so what else can I do? And everyone keeps saying that the most important part of any weight loss program is the nutrition.

"Jadey it's 80% nutrition you know!"

Then got an email asking if I wanted to go on the waiting list for the Lean Eating Coaching For Women group which was due to open soon and I thought. Hell why not!

Then I got the email saying that they were taking people on and now was my chance thanks to the fact that I was on the waiting list. Well I thought about it for a bit because it's not cheap. Especially thanks to the fact that the Australian Dollar is almost worth wiping your butt on at the moment due to it's value. But after thinking about it. If I was to hire myself a nurtritionist for the same monthly price I would probably only get to spend an hour a month with them and this is DAILY coaching so I'm very excited!

It all starts on November 24th and goes for 6 months. To be honest it can't start soon enough for me. I am booked in with Jarrod ( ) for a Dexa scan on the 24th so I have a really accurate starting point. I'm not looking forward to that part. I have jumped on the scales and it's a very depressing view point. So are my before photos.

The before photos posted 2 years ago when I first started trying to lose this weight (when initially I had so much success!) Were taken after losing quite a bit of weight at about 110kgs and I am SIGNIFICANTLY bigger than that right now. Enough to make me cry.

But onwards and upwards to better things hey!

Fingers crossed for me!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Photo of The Day

This message came up on one of our Printers at work today. Nothing was going right for me and the end of the day did finish with some network problem that shut down our phones and computers that no one could fix. So yeah. "There is no help available for this"


Friday, October 24, 2008

Does Reading Blogs Make YOU Hungry?

I've started catching up on everyone's blogs. I'm fairly certain that bloglines hasn't been updating properly because after checking everyones blogs I keep logging on to find logs that are days or weeks old but haven't been on my list.
As I've been catching up on people's blogs I find I neeed chocolate. I neeeed bread. I NNNEEEEEEDDDDD whatever everyone is writing on their blogs about. Seriously! You tell me you enjoyed some chocolate and I want chocolate. You tell me you avoided chocolate and I want chocolate.
Arrgghhh This reading blog stuff could make me fat :P
ERRRrrrrr fatter.

Ah well. I have had the day off today because I am working over the weekend. Picked up my car from the Mechanic after forking out $1600 for all the oil leaks and hoses and timing belt and blah blah blah to be fixed.
Decided to go via the chinese in the foodcourt at Chatswood Chase to get some BBQ Pork Buns. And as I sit in the carpark my window gets stuck, DOWN! After almost bursting into tears in frustration and playing around with all the other windows I figured it was just mine that wasn't working. Then just as I'm about to give up it moves! Just a little and stops and wont go up or down. Argghhhh. Ok just keep trying it worked last time. Yay finally the window goes up.
Then as I'm about to buy my BBQ pork buns I hear a voice say "Jadey" and it's Simmo! So I sat and chatted with her for awhile. The people you run into!
So I got my Pork buns and I was headed for home and I stopped at the lights near Westfield to see 3 of the Membership Consultants who work for me. So as I was stopped we chatted and some plumes of smoke drifted past my car as Ash says to me "Jadey, what's the matter with your car???" Oh shit that belongs to me? I'm in trouble now.
So I called Jase who after some investigative work told me to go back to the garage. When I got there we thought we'd try a thicker oil incase it didn't like the thin oil we put through it. Nope. Doing the work on the car we just did caused a new problem with the valve stem seals. So now I have a smokey car and the only way to fix it is to rip the engine out again and replace. Oooohhh there goes another $1000+ up in smoke. Literally.
I'm going to leave it until after Christmas. Other than the smoke blowing it's not causing any further damage so the damn thing can wait. I don't like spending money on it anyway cause it's not MY type of car. It's not a sports car or a 4wd or a muscle car it's just an A to B car. *YAWN*
Ok so the only other discovery I have made recently is that my hair is not in a let dry naturally cut. Not at ALL! I can't pull it back into a ponytail and it doesn't dry so good. Even my GHD didn't know what to do with this mess. I'm still boofy!

Why do I persist in putting up embarressing photos of myself? Oh yeah cause I think it's funny :p
Night peeps! Have a great weekend!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Weekend Wrap Up

Hey all! It's been a fairly quiet weekend around these parts. We didn't do anything Friday night, I worked Saturday and Sunday Jase went out to the drags while I went out to the Dogs Day Out.

Jason basically spent all of Friday night cleaning out the study. SOO much clutter has seen the last of it's days in our house. I was so suprised and over them moon! The study is NEVER clean. His motivation is the fact that he wants one of the big trestle desks so he needs to clean up or it wont fit in the room!

We are in desperate need of a few good bookshelves though. I have books and the like all over the house. And a filing cabinet or two wouldn't go astray either. I really like the big white trestles too. Even though I am never in the study. I much prefer to be on the couch upstairs or in bed - either way with my lappy where it belongs (in my lap) in front of the telly watching whatever happens to be on at the same time.

We really need to work on decluttering the rest of the hosue as well. Oh ok forget that I live with an 81 year old woman. She loves her china dolls and little knick knacks. But we can get rid of a whole pile of other stuff anyway.

Saturday I was at work. I also had some spare time on my hands and so now I have discovered many iPhone applications. I now have a budget manager, iBowl, Audi A4 race car driving, Toilet Mate (I can see this being the most handy application ever!) and Near Me

Most were free, The budget manager cost me though. Not A cheao one but I'm hoping it will pay for itself.

Sunday morning I enjoyed a sleep in while Jase went to the drags. It was a hot one today. Storm and I eventually headed up to the local oval here (about 1km away) for Dogs Day Out. I wasn't impressed :( In years gone by they have had better stalls and more activities. I'm upset I missed Dogs Day By The Bay at Bayview. That's always a good doggy event.

The rest of today I have been sitting in front of the television catching up on stuff recorded on the IQ and doing my ironing. I got this great ironing "net" from magnamail (or something) so I can iron anything on the highest heat over printing, on more delicate clothes. It stops any shine as well! Makes life a bit easier.

Then tonight Jase and I went out for ice cream at royal copenhagen in the Manly Corso. We've been going to Cold Rock lately when we want ice cream but really with all the add in's I like etc Cold Rock is really VERY expensive. We got 2 icecreams from Royal Copehagen for what I would have paid for 1 at Cold Rock.

I shouldn't have had it at all since I am not losing weight (weigh in Saturday morning was 124.8kg) but hey it's much better to buy the occassional ice cream than buy a tub. A little of the good stuff.

I think I've been scaring people with my new hair but overall the response has been positive. I found my diary in the study clean up (been missing since I moved up from Melbourne) I'm so glad I have it cause now I can transfer birthdays etc to my electronic diary. (Not that I remember to send cards or call or anything)

Anyway I am going to watch a movie with my boy and he's refusing to start it until I get off the computer (He's foreign to this doing two things at once stuff like most men) So best I keep moving.

Have a great week!

Friday, October 17, 2008


I bought myself the new 3G iPhone. I never was going to buy one, because quite seriously they don't file share via bluetooth, they don't MMS and they are rather chunky!

BUT I am honestly in LOVE with this phone. It does everything! It carries my whole LIFE and syncs seemlessly with my laptop. I have a diary, my music, my to do list, a notepad, email, internet, weather, photos, sms conversations and even phone calls!

It does fit comfortably in my pocket and it's not as chunky and annoying as it seems!

I heart my iPhone!



I got my hair done this afternoon. I have gone from a blonde colour with BAD roots to a gorgeous DARK brown with red undertones. I absolutely adore it but it's a huge change all at once. I don't know that Jase is all too keen on it just yet but he reacts the same way everytime I change my hair.
With the cut and colour it took 4 hours to do my hair today. Nice and quick (in comparison to a going blonde anyway hahaha)

These are my new cycle shoes. As most of you know I have to have surgery on both my ankles but I also have plantaar fasceitus (sp?) in both feet as well. This meant that getting on a spin bike was extremely painful for me as the lower tendon in my foot would pull tightly and I would end up with pins and needles through my foot and severe pain for a LONG time afterwards.
So the theory (which has seemed to work) is that although nothing is going to stop my ankles hurting while doing this at least I can help my feet a little bit and get back into some cardio. The soles of the cycle shoes are actually solid you see. You can't walk around in them. The solid sole stops the arch of my foot from stretching and therefor helps with the pain. Oh my how I have missed doing classes. They are so much more fun than training on your own. (I am the girl that was too scared to do a class in the past so typing this is so funny!)
So far Loz and I have gotten together on Wednesday morning at the very unGodly hour of 6am to do a cycle class. The instructor was lovely but I had picked this particular class for it's instructor and this week we had a fill in! Oh well she was great anyway. She will be teaching this wednesdays class as well because Sharon (desired instructor) is in Bali. Hurumph to all these people going on Holidays. When do I get to go?? I loved the class anyway but those of you that have ever done them before knows that now a couple of days later OMG I am so sore!
It's all worth it when you burn 1211cal in 45 minutes though :P
I went over to Nick and Carissa's last night to drop something off for them. (Those of you that know Carissa should know they moved in together a few weeks ago and everything is bliss except their creepy neighbour) As I was sitting on the couch I moved the position of my legs and something in both knee and ankle on the left hand side protested loudly. I have been off my feet and crying since. It really bloody hurts! I am stuck upstairs because going up and down is KILLING me so I had my lovely boy bring dinner up for me and now since I am not moving anywhere I funnily enough find more time to blog.
I have had today off work (RDO not a sickie) and I'm working tomorrow so hopefully my crutches can stay in the boot cause I haven't pulled them out since I have been back in Sydney.
So anyway this is whats been happening in my life. I am catching up on your blogs. I am waaaayyy behind with many of you. I am trying to comment though. Although most of the time any comment is useless and out of date by now.
Love to All!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Hey guys!

Way overdue for an update here so here I am. I hope you liked the photo montage below. It was supposed to be my quick way of blogging but it ended up taking forever! I could haive written a post all about it instead.

Interestingly enough I posted some of the below photos on my facebook page as well and one of the readers here I have never met before (Hi Nicole) actually recognised someone from my photos. Seems we have had a mutual friend for years and not known a thing about it.

I have been trying to get everything under control food and exercise wise. I have improved but my weight is still in yoyo mode. My last recorded weigh in was 124.9kgs. I've been using some scales at work where you pay your $2 and it gives you a print out with everything like your height weight BMI and suggested BMI and Weight range.

That was last Monday and I haven't been able to weigh in this week because I think the machine has too much money in it. Obviously I'm not the only one using it.

It's really depressing because I know I've been really good with my food about 75 - 80% of the time. And my activity levels have increased. Not dramatically, but they have increased.

Oh well.

Other than that!

I had my team at work around for a BBQ on the weekend. Jase and I really cooked up big (I even had vegetarian food for one of my team members) I suprised myself with what I can actually cook and put together.

It was a great night with plenty of laughs and the guys are much more comfortable as a team now I think. The guys have been so happy to get together like this. Much more casual no worries about work etc.

I also scored some tickets from work to go and see Priscilla the Musical last Thursday night. It was the first show I had been to since a school excursion in year 8 to 42nd street. I want to go see more! It was funny, it sucked me in. It was so much fun! Jase and I went together so he got to meet a few of the guys from work which was cool.

I also scored some tickets to Burn After Reading but we had some dramas at home last minute and I couldn't go. I was so cut! I hope Jase wants to come to the movies and watch it with me.

Have had some teething issues with my new manager but they were expected. Not sure exactly what I should do to be honest. But I'm just going to keep on keeping on. I love everything else about where I am at the moment.

Now I don't know why I am still typing at 10:30 at night when I agreed to do a Spin class at 6am tomorrow morning. First spin class in about 2 years so I am going to HURT SO BAD in the morning.

I got myself some new cycle shoes to help overcome the feet issues I have. Not as badly as they could be. And I have to do something for exercise! So wish me luck and keep your fingers crossed for me. (Ali any tips for me on this one? I know you are quite the cyclist)

I'll post some photos when I can either a) find some on the net or b) take some haha

I like them cause they have funky patterns - I'm such a girlly girl sometimes.

Ok before I sign off. I want to say a special thanks and goodbye (in blogworld) to Beckie. This is one amazing woman. One of the most genuine, funny, talented, friendly, amazing people I have met through blogging. I cried real tears when I read that Beckie has had to stop blogging because it's time to commit firther to her real life.

Thanks for everything you have contributed to the blogging world Beck and to my life personally. I am certain that like others gone before you (Philippa for example) everytime I log on I will still look for your contributions and miss them terribly when they aren't around. I am so priveledged to be able to count you as a friend and confidante.

If you ever wanted to be a casual blogger like me I'd follow ya hahahaha.

11pm now - I'm off to bed. Night all!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Photo Post

The Home and Away Beach - Up the road from where I now Live (Lucky me huh)

May and Nikola - Friends and Nikola now works for me

The Bride and Groom Rob and Morena - Married 4th October 2008

The Fitty First Wedding Team - Nikola and I

May and Nikola

MMM Brazillian dancing - I need to find shots of the boys doing Capoiera

End of the night - This chick is a riot shame I forget her name

Dancing - The look of Love

Nikola and May - They are great dancers

Bride and Groom discussing Tactics

There was a dance competition

Nikola and May got pulled up for being too good!

MMM The Brazillians - The black guy in the background is the hottest

May and Nikola getting told off

Oh to have an Arse like This

I'm sure you know these people now


Pat, Me & Anne

Anne, Pat and I

Pat, Me and Anne

Pat, Me and Anne

Ash - we have lucky dips and toys at work

Ash again - the afro IS a wig :P

Rowan and Ash

Our "Outreach" Stand

Me at 125kgs - This is my WORST photo ever

No time for a proper post I thought I might get some photos uploaded after all a picture does say a thousand words huh.