The Bridge Climb, AWESOME view!!!

Sunday, May 30, 2010


My name is Jess. I moved back to Sydney in January after living in Melbourne for the last 8 years and decided that 2010 is the year I do things for me.
I started with focussing on my weight and getting fit and so on the 1-1-2010 I committed to doing Michelle Bridge's 'Crunchtime' program and was surprised at how little I actually knew about food and exercise. One of the hardest lessons I learnt was how much food I was actually consuming. When I completed one of the suggested tasks about counting the calories you would 'normally' consume and completing a food diary, I calculated my breakfast alone at 1800 calories, and considering my daily intake should be 1200 calories I decided not to eat much for the rest of the day. It was a hard lesson to learn.
I then moved back to Sydney on the 23-1-10, again a decision I made for me and I found it quite hard for the first 3 months to settle in. There was a delay in my Nursing registration and this put alot of strain on me both emotionally and financially and there where a few weeks there where all I could think about was going back to Bendigo. So I made another decision.
I enrolled in Michelle Bridge's online 12WBT program and through the forums met other Sydneysiders with similar interests and slowly but surely I am finding a little groove where I fit in.
I have lost 21.45kgs so far this year, I now weigh in at 77.2kgs and have 7.2kgs to reach my goal. I have full time work at St Vincent's Hospital and I finally feel like things are settling down and my challenge over the next month is to get into a routine with my diet. Round 1 of the 12WBT taught me about exercise and I now have a great weekly routine that I can adjust with shift work but I still struggle with food. I have decided to do round 2 of the 12WBT to focus on my diet and with the two together... well, I can't wait for the results!
As part of round 2 I decided to set up this Blog site, so that I can reflect on where I have been, how I have felt and hopefully help someone else going through it also.
Who knows what the future holds... But it's my choice to find out...


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Where to start?

Ok, so this is my first blog. Hmmm, I'm gonna go think and then I'll come back...