I’ve been pretty bad at blogging recently. Things have been quite hectic, after being made redundant things were a whirlwind of meetings and interviews, until accepting a job offer. Then I spent time learning and settling into my new job – which is still ongoing. The office also has communal snacks and birthday food when it’s someone’s birthday. There have been a few birthdays since I started, and my self control wasn’t up to the challenge of junk food on top of everything else going on. However, I haven’t gone too far overboard.
I’m currently sitting at 5.5 pounds lost since I rejoined slimming world, I’d like to get my stone award in the next 6 weeks.
Exercise-wise, I’ve signed up to do an exercise course called Dawn Breakers. It’s a workout class every weekday at 6am for 6 weeks. I’ve done 2 so far, and it is hard. I’m so unfit…I ache all over just from 2 workouts, and I’ve 28 more classes to go to. The class consists of 20 exercise that you do for 45 seconds, with a 25 second break in between, like tabata training. Each day focuses on a different muscle group. Monday was abs, and today was endurance – so lots of cardio moves.
We did photos on the first day, so once we do after photos I might post them here. We’ll see how I feel about it further down the line…
Another tough week, I’ve been made redundant so I’ve been focusing on job hunting more than anything else. My last day at work is Tuesday, so I’ve a few things to wrap up and then I’ll be stuck at home until I find a new job.
With all that going on I’ve not been focused on staying on plan at all. Luckily, I still managed a small loss this week – half a pound, bringing me back to half a stone loss overall.
Oh boy. It’s been a tough week.
Let’s start with the week following my birthday. My best friend made a lovely cake, it was ginormous. There was also the cake that I bought, so we had a lot of cake to get through. I did bring them into work to get them eaten, but still. Lots of cake was eaten by me too. As expected, I had a gain at the end of the week, 6 pounds in total. I wasn’t too worried about the gain, I was confident it would come off again.
Jump to this week, and work has blown up. I’m facing a 50% chance of being made redundant, so it’s been quite stressful. Subsequently, I’ve not been focused on staying on plan. Despite this, I still lost 2 pounds of birthday cake bloat.
My total loss now sits at 6.5 pounds. I’m a bit disappointed that I’ve gone backwards, however I don’t feel that I’m out of control. Planning ahead is going to help me this week.
This week was the run up to my birthday. I knew that the weekend would be full of birthday food, so I tried to ensure I was eating well in the run up to it.
Weigh-in went well, I lost 2.5 pounds. In 12 weeks I’ve lost 11 pounds – it doesn’t sound all too impressive, but to me it’s great news. I’m showing myself that I can stick to plan and not sabotage myself like I usually do.
Back on plan today, though there is a lot of birthday cake left to get through…
This week I’m aiming for a 1 pound loss, more if I can manage it!
Week 11 continued my streak of eating well and staying on plan, I was on track to lose another couple of pounds. Until we got to Friday.
I was going away for the weekend to see my family, and we had some food that needed to be eaten. Mainly bread, so my dinner consisted of a half baton with bacon and egg. And a cheese roll.
As you can guess, weigh in the next morning showed the bread-bloat and I ended up maintaining.
Next weigh-in I’m hoping to see the bread-bloat weight come off, and more. I’m aiming to get my 1 stone award this month, 5.5 pounds to go! I would like 3.5 off this week, then only 2 pounds to lose the week after, following my birthday…
It has been a good couple of weeks, I’ve been on plan and steadily losing weight. This week I even received my half stone award 🙂
I feel really good about being on track, but there is still a niggling worry that I’ll fail and go on a huge food binge…planning my food has really helped me stay in control so I’m going to keep up with that!
So far I’ve lost 8.5 pounds. I’m aiming to get a stone off by the end of February, even if my birthday is in the middle of the month.
I set out a non-food rewards list for each half stone I lose, both small and big things. My first reward was a new book – so I popped into Waterstones and picked out Veronica Roth’s new release – Carve the Mark.
I’m so pleased with myself, I’ve consistently lost for the past 4 weeks!
Back to weigh in this morning. Now the holidays are well and truly over, I’m back to my regular schedule. Unfortunately, this does also mean I’m at risk of slipping back into eating unhealthy foods. To get around this, I’m going to plan out my meals. I’ve bought a few Slimming World meals from Iceland to help when I need some quick dinners too.
Now, weigh in; 2 pounds off.
I’m pleased that I didn’t put back on all of the weight I lost while I was ill. I need to keep on plan and keep the losses coming. This week will be my first full week back at work, so meal prep will be doubly important.