Thank you for stopping by to perv on my blog, as I fight myself to change my old habits and make new ones to get fit. I don't get it right all the time, but I'm still here and I'm still working at it.

Tamzins Double Dog Dare You Ticker!

My homage to the 14lbs that I lost on Allan’s DDDY Challenges. A watering can for the vast oceans of water that I have learned to drink and love every day.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Catch up & weigh in

Friday - running! 5x5min/1min walking between. Its getting HAWT!!! Sunday - Walking - 1 hr good paced walking. Spent the rest of the day running around and keeping busy. NEED TO GET TO BED EARLIER. omg. I'm killing myself with the late nights. Weigh In: 288lbs (down 1.6lbs) This week is packed: Tonight is running, then softball Tuesday - weights Wednesday - running Thursday - weights Friday - Habitat for Humanity! That will knock me on my butt!! Saturday - traveling Sunday - traveling This week is going to be a tough one. But I know that I can do it. Tuesday is going to be weights and prep day. Food, lunches, weekend packing in advance!! Water is ok - not great. Period is going to start this week. *joy* that could be part of the reason why I've been holding more water than usual. Going to pound my way through 5L today. down 1.5L at the moment. Get another 1.5 in me before leaving the office and then tonight I'll be moving around and drinking. back... to... work!!!!! WALL O'TEXT...don't know who to fix it and don't have time right now. stupid blogger. RAWR :(

Friday, March 25, 2011


Ahhhh last night I got back on on the trail for a run with my running buddy.

I have to say, I REALLY NEEDED THAT!

Its getting much easier and we ended up running longer sets then intended because we were so busy chatting and moving.

5min walk
5min jog
1min walk
6.5min run
1min walk
6.5min run
1min walk
5min run
5min walk

my ankles are really swollen and its been creeping up my legs. I've been trying to get lots of walking at work done, but the desk is where my magic happens, and this week has been crazy. So sitting sitting sitting.

So very not good.

Water is better, as is food.

Tonight we are back on the trail for another run - making up for missing on Tuesday. Sunday is the long slow day - 3.5mil walk is on the books.

Looking forward to the weekend and catching up on my blogs. :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


a couple days late.

This past weekend was a blast. The sun was out, we spent all day throwing heavy things around in the grass. I got my workout, that is for sure.

The rest of the weekend was a lot of driving, and then cleaning and organizing.

The Good:
I pulled out all my short pants from last summer. Its getting hot here. And there are 2 pairs of pants I bought last summer that finally fit me!! HURRAY!! solidly in the 22's and out of the 24's. I have a skirt and another pair of short pants that are 20's...just hanging in there waiting for me.

Sunday I did a big walk as well - 3miles in the heat. Got to get accustomed.

The Bad: I got a massive sun burn on my arms. Poor application of sunscreen. And then... Mondays weigh in:

289.5lbs ... thats a big gain +6lbs and change.

wow.... um. Well I don't know what to say there, but that weight loss is hard, and I don't think that is a realistic number based on my clothing. But it was on the scale so it goes here.

I'm pretty behind on water and the intense day of exercise might have a little something to do with that as well.

Regardless, I'm still carrying on. Tonight is massage night, Thursday Friday and Sunday is running this week. Which is a lot more fun than I remembered. Quite enjoying it really.

okay - no more time for this right now. Must get to work.

Friday, March 18, 2011


Yay!! got out and did my Thursday run with my buddy. Tuesday was a skip as she was out of town, but I did a walk with the hubby instead.

Ahhh exercise. It just feels so good once I’m out there… but by gawds, I never want to start!!

I hate the dark mornings, but I love that it is light out until 8pm. We did a little trail run in the dirt paths at the park. 5min jogging, 1 min walking times 5 times. We also got a little lost… on a trail I didn’t know where it ended, but it was nice and just meant we eneded up with an extra 10min of walking after the running was done. No harm done there!

I also did a little bit of weights with the hubby after and had a good sleep last night!!

My legs and shoulders are sore, so I have to be sure to get in some more stretching.

This weekend I’m up in the North Texas enjoying a Scottish festival! Lots of fun and festivities! I should be back Saturday night, so I have my Sunday run to do. Or we may just do a log slow walk. That would be good too.

Yesterday I wore a 1x shirt that I bought three months ago. It finally fit!!! I regret not taking pictures of it then and now.

In fact it is totally time for more pictures and I've been lazy and not doing it. Time to get my photo ON. Another project for Sunday.

For eating and watering: Eating has been on and off, but all my clothes are feeling good. I’ve still not been getting enough water, I can tell since I POUNDED my half Liter in the car this morning so fast I forgot if I had even had it. HA!!

Right. Work is slow, there is next to no one in the office so I can get some blog perving caught up!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Monday Weigh In

Ahhhh what a great long weekend, we were up in Austin for the start of the SXSW event there. Very fun. Also did some cave exploring and walked around a lot.

We ate out, but I made good choices, and mostly we ate 2 meals a day, with a snack. Lots of water, but I should have had more. That is the goal this week - MORE WATER. Back in the office today and kicking off a very busy week.

Now to the good stuff.

Weigh In: 283.2lbs!


-4lbs this week. I'm very pleased.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


I have my running gear with me, so I'll be stopping in tonight to get changed at my running buddies and then we are hitting the trail! Can't wait!

This weekend we are away and I have plans to make sure that we get in plenty of walking and hiking in Austin. Not just eating. >.>

Packing is half done, car still needs some stuff shifted out to the house. But I'm excited.

Did a mid point weigh in and I am down from monday (YAY). So I'm going to keep that going for the weekend and I'm looking forward to the next weigh in.

Not much else going on here. Need to up the water today, missed my morning drinking fest on the way to work as I didn't have any extra bottles in the car. Damn! Catching up is always harder then if I just had been prepared in the first place.

okay - back to work!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tuesday Catch up

Yesterday at 4:30pm...my phone alarm went off and I realized.. that I had booked my massage on Tuesday night NOT Thursday night. Oops!!!!

Skipped the running and went to my massage, which was amazing! I felt totally relaxed and fell asleep last night before midnight. That hasn't happened in a month or more.

I'm going to try and get a quick walk in tonight, but I might not be able to get that done. Thursday night we are off to Austin for a long weekend, and I have not done any packing or prepping. Oops! And the car HAS to be cleaned out before we leave.

I am going to do my after work run on Thursday, then home, quick shower, stuff into car, dog to the sitters and then out! We usually don't leave the big H until 7.30 or 8 anyway. The traffic is much less savage at that time.

Today is one of those busy days were not much gets done. Meetings, appointments. I'm finally at my desk today with my lunch (cucumber salad and 2 deviled eggs) and getting stuck into the afternoons workload.

*whip cracking sound* must get to it!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


OMG I had a good time last night. Ended up playing second base (because of my huge bewbees!! hahaha second base...ha... I'm so funny!!).

I got a bruised hand for one of my efforts. Man that guy could zing in a ball. It was a lot of fun, I didn't get on base, but we were well out classed by the two other teams we played.

However, I got out and did a buttload more exercise than you would think, and had a lot of fun doing it.

One of hte best parts was the bats. There were bats swooping in catching bugs in the lights!!! You could hear them doing thier sonar calls.

Tonight is jogging with my friend. Which is going to be great since I'm a little tight in the legs and this will loosen it all up.

Also... on a good note. I went to bed just starting to get hungry last night. Haven't done that in a long time.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Lunchtime Fun!

Everyone else is doing it... so I will too. ha!

Age: 36
Bed size: King!
Chore you hate: dishes
Dogs: Aussie cattledog x rottie, rescue doggie that has been with us for about 6 weeks.
Essential start of your day: water, must get that first liter in before I get to work. "drinking and driving!
Fave color: orange
Gold or silver: Silver/white gold, I very very rarely wear yellow gold, only one ring that is a family heirloom.
Height: 5'9"
Instruments I play: nadda! I used to sing in choir though
Job title: Legal Assistant
Kids: Zero
Live: The great state of Texas
Mom’s name: Gillian
Nicknames: Tamzin
Overnight hospital stays: many many many.....lots of broken things on me
Pet peeve: cell phone being checked in movie theaters.
Quote from a movie: "there is no spoon"
Right or left handed: Lefty!
Siblings: 1 - slightly older brother
Time you wake up: 6.45, and then every 10 minutes after that until 7.25 when I am officially late to get to work.
Underwear: boy cut shorts. I love them!!
Veg you dislike: okra...its too slimy
What makes you run late: Husband mostly! hahaha
X-rays you have had done: teeth, ankle, wriste, elbo, ribs, spine, neck, lungs, knees, hips. I could pretty much assemble an entire me in skeleton!
Yummy food you make: baked salmon
Zoo Animal, favorite: TIGERS!!!!! and all the rest of the big cats.

Weigh In

This mornings weigh in was same as last week.

287.2lbs. no change.

Tonight is slowpitch with the office!! Very excited! So I'm going to have to run home, change and get back to the fields to play for a couple hours.

Water, Fruit, granola bars. Husband is coming to watch. Will be a nice night out of the house.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sunday done

Bad weekend for sleeping, but a good weekend for reading. I was really tired today after a poor nights sleep, but I DID get in my 3miles of walking today.

Very pleased about that!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Thursday Run done!

Well, my legs have been hurting but having a buddy to motivate me to get out there is great. Met up at 6.30 for a 30+ run.

Warm up 5min walking.
5min running
1min walking
ended with a shorter walk.

It was hard, but I did it and there is only progress to be made. Sunday we are going to do a 3mile walk with speedy and slower walking intervals. Our "long slow run" of the week, until we build up a bit more.

Also last night did 60 min of some light weights. Throwing shot put and some other fun stuff for the highland games. My shoulder was sore, but I did light and was good and warm when I started.

Last night I slept like a baby. Neck and sholder feel even BETTER today, so that is awesome news.

okay - almost lunch and the boss has a meeting so I have to go and get thiers. Time to "run"! haha

Thursday, March 3, 2011


ahhhh, much better!

Two and half weeks I've been suffering with neck and shoulder pain. I finally broke down and got a recommendation for a Chiropractor, after getting a super massage last week and it only just helping slightly. I couldn't go on without some intervention!

This chiro works on people AND animals. Mostly horses and dogs, so I figured that she must be strong enough for a thick girl like me if she can handle a horse! HAHA

She did an amazing job. Best Doc of Chiro that I've seen. My jaw has been clicking for oh... 10 years from an old rugby collision. Fixed. I can't even tell you how strange it is that my jaw IS aligned now.

I had the best nights sleep last night that I've had in 2 weeks. YAY!!

Running tonight. My legs are hot and sore today. So tonight's run is going to be hard to start, but at the end I know I'm going to feel great.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Running and a Weigh In

Okay, so the good news is that the weigh in was not as bad as I thought that it would be.

This morning I hopped on the scale and it was:


Feb 9th I was up to 289.5, so this is good. I thought that I was well into the 290's again.

Okay, so I'm doing okay and now that I'm adding my water and some movement into my days, then I am set to get some progress.

Last night I went for my first run in gawds now how long. A year? Likely more. This is what we did.

5min walk warm up.
5min jogging
1min walking
repeat 5x's
5min walking to cool down

It was good. We covered about 2.5miles and I can feel it in my legs today. I'm very very pleased. Thursday's run... I'm actually looking forward to it.

okay - back to work here. Its sunny, and I would rather be outside, but I will just have to enjoy lunch in the park.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

the fat came back....

the very next day,
the fat came back,
she thought it was a goner.
But the cat came back;
it just couldn't stay away.
Away, away, yea, yea, yea....

I haven't even dared to step on the scale. I will have to do that soon.

Here are the things that I am doing:

  1. I now have a date with a friend to meet at the park on T/Th for a 30 min jog.
  2. I am back drinking my water. Trying to get back up to 5L a day
  3. I have a thursday night (post run) date to do weights.
  4. I am going to make a commitment to go to one step/cardio class a week at the gym.

I took all last week off and I totally renno'ed the bedroom and master bathroom. New paint, furniture, cleared out a BUNCH of old shit, 5 bags of clothing donations, shoes, bags. You name it. The bedroom looks amazing now. And I had a massive week of exercise. Bending stooping sweeping, rubbing painting. My shoulder and neck are totally locked up now.

My eating has been RUBBISH though, and that is what has packed the weight on. I'm guessing about 10lbs.

Anyway, that is the cliff notes on my last few weeks. Time to get back into blogging and losing. Enough time piddling about feeling sorry for myself and how hard it is to lose weight. Its hard being fat. Time to get out. Spring is here, the sun is out. Make some changes.