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A few words

A few words

I have recently been having a few words with myself since my last weigh-in, you may or may not know that I have been attending Slimming world since October 2014, since then there have been good weeks and there have been bad weeks. Last week saw a gain and I felt awful, I guess it was to be expected but I still felt bad and have since had a few words with myself.

I am thinking this gain came from a few naughty treats or possibly the past few weekends catching up with me…..Whoops! well it was needed and I really enjoyed letting my hair down for a while.

After having a few words with myself I have made a promise to myself to get back on track and get focused again. I would love to get to target for my birthday in August, this would be awesome and the best gift to myself ever, this would mean that I would need to lose 2 lb a week between now and my birthday (if no gains get in the way). This may sound easy for some and harder for others but all I can and WILL do is try my best, after all this girl loves a challenge.

My losses have been lowest 1/2 lb and my highest  5 lb in a week.  There have also been gains in-between these losses on the odd week here and there.

I have now been using my syn box a lot more as this slipped a bit. This is a box that I have been using to put all my daily allowance treats in (measured), when the box is empty I would then know that I was at my daily allowance of syns, I find this really helps me to keep track of what I have had that day.

So far I have lost 2 st 8 lbs and I really don’t want to ruin my weight loss by putting it back on. Since I have lost my weight that I have lost so far I already feel more healthier, happy and confident in myself and this is with only loosing half of what I want to lose.

So since I have had a few words with myself I made a promise to myself to get back on track, I went back to treating my weight loss like it was a first week again, used my syn box a lot more, I even put pictures on the fridge of before my journey and a more recent one, now I see these pictures everyday and see how far I have come so far, I also remembered my reasons for wanting to join Slimming World and that feeling of my first loss and how amazing I felt.

Moving forward a week and my weigh-in night, guess what it has all paid off I have gone and lost 4 lb this week and I feel amazing, yes I beat myself up a little over last weeks gain but I needed that kick up the bum to get me fully focused again.

The challenge is now on, I am going to try my best to get a minimum of 2 lb loss every week between now and August so I can be at my target weight for my birthday…..Fingers crossed!

This was me last June.

A few words

This was me this week. I’ve still a long way to go but I’m feeling much more healthier, confident and happy in myself, this is after 25 weeks.

A few words

 
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Goodbye weight loss

 Goodbye weight loss

 

All I can say right now is “WOW” It is just amazing, I am now two and a half stone lighter than I was when I started my weight loss journey back in October, goodbye weight loss, goodbye two and a half stone.

This is madness, I never in a million years had thought I’d get this far….But I have and I am doing a happy dance right now!

I have been sticking to plan as much as possible, yes I have had the odd what I call “naughty night” where a nice take-away or night out would be enjoyed, but how boring would my journey be if I didn’t.

I have been making a few changes to my day-to-day life since my last post:

Leaving the car at home and walking to work when I can.

I have been feeling more active so I have been having more active fun with the boys, this is something I am really enjoying.

Still going to the gym but spending that bit longer there.

Now the weather is better I have been enjoying bike rides with the kid’s.

Enjoying long walks.

The biggest help of all has been meal planning. Preparing meals in advance and freezing them has been a great help to me with being a working mum and not having a great deal of time for meal preparation.

I have made myself a little treat box called “syn bin” I would fill this up with my daily allowance of treats, once the box was empty I was then aware I was at my daily allowance, anything eaten after that I was then over that allowance. I find this helps me a great deal to help me keep on plan.

Lots of little changes that have helped me to continue my journey and receive this last night at group.

Goodbye weight loss

All these changes have helped me get to where I am at the moment along with attending group every week, everyone in group is so friendly and supportive whether it be a loss that week or even a gain, I have never felt judged or made to feel bad. Every week I have walked away from slimming world group feeling positive and with fantastic advice to help me through the week.

Some weeks I would get weighed and think oh no I have only lost 1 lb this week, but when I saw this at group I now think differently.

This is what lb of fat would look like.

 Goodbye weight loss

 I will no longer say “only a lb loss this week” again after seeing this.

I am really enjoying my journey with Slimming World (link added for anyone who may wish to search for a group local to them). I am now half way to reaching my target and would never of got anywhere near where I am now without their help. I am hoping to reach my target by my birthday in August, this would be my birthday gift to myself. How great would that be, saying goodbye weight loss, goodbye 5 stone for a birthday gift to myself, it would be amazing!

When I set myself this challenge to loose 5 stone it was something I thought would have taken me forever to achieve, so to get this far already has amazed me. Have you ever set yourself any challenges?

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January weight loss update

 January weight loss update

 

January weight loss updateI said I would keep you all updated on my weight loss, so here is my January weight loss update. Well I have surprised myself, I am still going, admittedly in the past I would have given up by now but I am surprisingly still going. I started my weight loss back in October, I started because I was looking at pictures of myself and hated what I was seeing, I looked and felt like one bit fat lump and if I admit it to myself I just did not feel good about myself. I was feeling down due to health problems and being in pain a lot of the time so I took to comfort eating.

Three months on and I am still going, I started my weight loss journey on the 8th October and on the 20th October I was awarded my 1/2st award and that felt amazing and gave me the drive to carry on. I was then awarded my 1stone award on 12th November and I will admit it brought a tear to my eye as I never in a million years thought I would keep this up. On the 22nd December my christmas came early and I was awarded an award for 1&1/2stone weight loss and words can’t describe how I am feeling at the moment.

My aim at the start of my weight loss journey was to loose about 4-5 stone, my dream is to be able to fit back into my wedding dress as I keep scaring Ian that if/when I fit in it again I would love to renew our wedding vows as the kid’s keep asking for us to do it as they would love to see us get married, they say they want to walk me up the aisle.

So if there is anything I would love to happen this year for me it would be to reach my dream weight as I have never really stuck it out before when dieting, so here goes, lets see if I can do it.

This was my January weight loss update, more diet updates to follow soon!

january weight loss update

 

 

Disclaimer: I have not been compensated in any way to write this post.