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    Blood, Sweat & Guts - Sandy's Story

    Why I'm doing it, How I'm doing it, My Diet & Diet Sheets, My Training/Toning Regime, My inspiration


    Hi Everyone,

    I'm Sandy, I used to be 9st4 pre-babies and physically fit (Army/gym/classes etc) I have 3 kids 19, 17 & 4. well you know the story...baby baggage +++
    1998 - diagnosed with Hip Dysplacia --Shocked as so fit, out on exercise with Army when I injured my hip.
    2000 - Had massive hip operation -cut pelvis in 2 and moved ball & socket to re-align joint, traction for 2wks (17wks non-weight bearing) then had to learn to walk again
    Couldn't exercise anymore due to pain and trouble in walking - weight piled on etc etc

    14st 1 lb 4 oz - my heaviest ever! Refused to buy bigger clothes. I had been to weight watchers on and off for yrs but knew that when Atkins first hit the headlines and I tried it - I knew it worked, so thought, ok back to it. I set a start date: 1st September 2012 and I read, read, read, and did lots of research and planning before I started, I printed off recipes, done my shopping and was well prepared for the 1st to arrive.

    I did induction slightly differently.... instead of hardcore day 1 -GO! The first week, every carb I would normally eat - I halved it over first 2-3days and increased whatever protein I was having in a form of transition if you like. ie Bacon sarnie became 1 slice of bread cut in half with 4 rashers of bacon and so on, then quartered the carbs until I was only on protein and carbs were under 20g. That way I managed to miss out the headaches.

    Then the diuresis starts (wee wee wee) as ketogenisis kicks in - water molecules stick to glucose molecules = bloating, ankles swelling as the day ends, tight waist bands etc. As the glucose depletes, away goes the excess water, down the loo. I had to weigh myself on day 4 and got such a shock, id lost 4lbs straight already - wow thats like two fab wks at weight watchers. By the end of the week I weighed 13st8.8, two wks later I weighed 13st5.

    I went on an all inclusive holiday at the beginning of Oct - tried my best to stick to plan, but by day 2, I was really hungry as the protein wasn't really available to keep to plan, so came off but tried to stick to what I could for damage limitation. 13st13.8 when I got back :0( BUT I was 13st3.2 by the end of that week post-hol :0)

    I started Zumba 4 weeks before xmas - loved it - hard, but I managed (12st12.0) so my hip held out. then the following wk added an extra Zumba class, wk before xmas I did 3 class.

    Started Free Weight Training 7th Dec - Using dumb bells to target arms, chest, shoulders, back, legs/bum (squats/lunges) and bought a swiss ball. As the weight was coming off, my arms, bum and belly were starting to look saggy - CAN'T HAVE THAT, i said, hence doing something about it. Slowly increasing classes and weights as I felt able. Made my motivation shoot up when the cm's started coming off rapidly too.

    Measurements at the start:

    Chest 84cm Waist 87cm Hips 114cm Upper Thigh 66cm Lower Thigh 56cm Calf 44cm Arm 34cm Weight 14st1.4

    Today (6/1/13):


    Chest 75cm Waist 71cm Hips 101cm U Thigh 57cm L Thigh 50cm Calf 40cm Arm 32cm Weight 12st2.0

    I have started a 12 week programme for woman to tone and create curvy muscles - I use dumbells, swiss ball and multi gym (Maximuscle 179 Argos) Its 35-40min Mon and Tue, Wed off, 35-40mins Thurs and Fri, wkend off, but I do Zumba 2-3 times a week now and Pump class if possible. I can feel the muscles under my skin now and my legs, waist and arms are toning up lovely - Im so pleased with what Ive achieved in such a short time.

    But remember...... you have to want to do it!!!

    This is my look I am aiming for:-

    Blood, Sweat & Guts - Sandy's Story-toned.jpg

    and this is what I was doing this morning:-

    Blood, Sweat & Guts - Sandy's Story-pike.png

    I couldn't have done that a few wks back carrying all this extra weight:-

    Blood, Sweat & Guts - Sandy's Story-motivation-sock2.jpg my motivation sock (full of rice that I exchange each week for weight loss)

    Anyway... thats my journey so far xxxx
    Last edited by SandyT : 18th February, 2013 at 02:10 PM
    The Journey so Far:- Start 14 st 1.4
    1st Goal - 13 st 1 Done it!!!
    2nd Goal - 12 st 1 Done it!!!
    3rdGoal - 11 st 1
    Ultimate - 10 st 7

    My waist is now 27.5".....thanks to weight training & Zumba - much love xxx

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    Hi Sandy

    Good to see your diary and thanks for sharing your story so far - that's fab
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    Hiya Sandy

    So great to see your diary, and what great motivation - you will absolutely nail it!
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    Well hello Dr T

    Glad u have a diary

    Loving the exercise!!
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    Loved that induction how u did it! I've been feeling awfull today and had bad headaches all week wish I had took that approach!

    Have a lovely eve xxxx

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    Eee I know, can't do the headaches, but worth a try next time. My shoulders and obliques were killing yday lol - I went to Zumba on Sun night and last night too!!!
    The Journey so Far:- Start 14 st 1.4
    1st Goal - 13 st 1 Done it!!!
    2nd Goal - 12 st 1 Done it!!!
    3rdGoal - 11 st 1
    Ultimate - 10 st 7

    My waist is now 27.5".....thanks to weight training & Zumba - much love xxx

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    Blimey!! Is Zumba hard? I'm starting aerobics next week there's a few Zumba classes too, think I'd probably make an idiot of myself lol x

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    If you like dancing - doesn't feel like exercising but it's designed to use every muscle in yr body!
    I found it hard to keep up on 1st go and wasn't sure but went back and now I'm hooked, been twice this wk already.
    Its based on Latin, Spanish, Mamba, samba, meringue music so it's all go.
    The Journey so Far:- Start 14 st 1.4
    1st Goal - 13 st 1 Done it!!!
    2nd Goal - 12 st 1 Done it!!!
    3rdGoal - 11 st 1
    Ultimate - 10 st 7

    My waist is now 27.5".....thanks to weight training & Zumba - much love xxx

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    Ohhhh I may give that class a go then! Don't wanna look like a twonk though if I can't keep up lol I'm so unfit! Xxx

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    Give it a go, hun, lots of people I know love it and hate if they miss the classes
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    Here here- like the instructor says "if you can't make it - fake it"
    theres no rules to Zumba and its a non verbal que class, you just wiggle and giggle and have fun that's why it says Zumba, come join the party!!!
    go bet u get hooked :0)
    The Journey so Far:- Start 14 st 1.4
    1st Goal - 13 st 1 Done it!!!
    2nd Goal - 12 st 1 Done it!!!
    3rdGoal - 11 st 1
    Ultimate - 10 st 7

    My waist is now 27.5".....thanks to weight training & Zumba - much love xxx

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    Oh go on then Uve persuaded me!!
    I start thurs!

    Hope Uve had a good day today Hun xxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandyT View Post
    you just wiggle and giggle and have fun that's why it says Zumba, come join the party!!!
    LOL sounds good to me
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    Morning Sandy, I'm a Zumba addict too. Actually had to cut back my classes as was costing too much - oops!
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    Haha I'm heading that way too xxx
    The Journey so Far:- Start 14 st 1.4
    1st Goal - 13 st 1 Done it!!!
    2nd Goal - 12 st 1 Done it!!!
    3rdGoal - 11 st 1
    Ultimate - 10 st 7

    My waist is now 27.5".....thanks to weight training & Zumba - much love xxx

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    How are your menus going Sandy, still enjoying it?
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