Weigh In – Slimming World week 3

Week 3 of slimming world was not a good as the previous two. I had a feeling I hadn’t lost as much, turns out I was right…

Last Weeks Weigh In: 16st 0.5lb (224.5 pounds)
Week 3 Weigh In: 16st 0lb (224 pounds)
Loss to Date: 11.5 pounds

I was hoping for a 3 pound loss this week, but I knew I hadn’t got it and the scales showed that. I went over my syns on a couple of days last week and I think that caught up with me this week. But there we go.

Apologies for the short post this week, I have a lot to do this morning!!

To Lose for Club 10: 12.5 pounds
To Lose for Ultimate Goal: 91 pounds

Goal for Next Week: 3 pounds

Have a good weekend!

Weigh In – Slimming World Week 2

Another week has flown by! This week was harder. I found it much harder to resist foods and ended up going over my ‘syns’ on 3 days this week. Oops. I also did a couple of ‘SP’ days (speed/protein foods) to try and boost my weight loss and make up for the over-syn days.

Well, without further preamble, my weigh in:

Last Weeks Weigh In: 16st 4lb (228 pounds)
Week 2 Weigh In: 16st 0.5lb (224.5 pounds)
Loss to Date: 11 pounds

11 pounds in 2 weeks…I still feel a bit like this is all temporary and will suddenly pile back on again. I think I’m just worrying about putting the weight back on again, only time will show me I can keep it off, I suppose.

To Lose for Club 10: 13 pounds
To Lose for Ultimate Goal: 91.5 pounds

I’m not feeling a difference in myself with what I’ve lost so far, my clothes still feel the same and I don’t think I’m any smaller. I have no idea where the weight is coming off from!

Slimming World Week 1

As you all know, I started Slimming World a week ago. The plan is easy to follow, though I struggle with it when there are trigger foods around! I’m not going hungry, which is great. Planing food ahead is really important, and something that I’m having to spend a lot of time thinking about.

First Week Weigh in
Start Weight: 16st 11.5lb (235.5 pounds)
Week 1 Weigh in: 16st 4lb (228 pounds)
Loss to date: 7.5 pounds

7.5 pounds in 1 week. I knew it would be a big loss in the first week but that’s still a lot! I received my first 1/2 stone sticker and certificate which was kind of embarrassing but gratifying at the same time. I know next week’s loss won’t be as much, which makes me feel a bit sad – it would be amazing to lose half a stone every week! I’m aiming for a 3 pound loss for next week. Which is good as yesterday I overindulged on the wine…

Weigh ins…

For a very long time I’ve done ‘Weigh in Wednesday’ posts. I like doing it on a Wednesday, the title has a good ring to it. But, my Slimming World weigh-ins are on a Thursday evening. These will differ from weighing in on a Wednesday morning as usually I wouldn’t have eaten anything, then obviously on a Thursday evening I will have eaten through the day. So, I’m going to switch to the Thursday weigh-ins, otherwise things will get confusing!

Additional to the above, I think I need to reset my weight goals in line with the Slimming World ones and run with it from there.

SW Start Weight 04.06.15: 235.5 pounds (16st 11.5lb)
Club 10* Goal: 211.5 pounds (15st 1.5lb)
Ultimate goal: 133 pounds (9st 7lb)
*Club 10 is losing 10% of your original weight

Self-Imposed Goals
1st Goal: Reach Club 10 goal (211.5 pounds) by 16.07.15
2nd Goal: 204.5 (14st 8.5lb) by 06.08.15
3rd Goal: 190.5 (13st 8.5lb) by 24.09.15

For now I’ll stick to those, then when I reach them I can set some more! Have a great weekend!

Race For Life 2015 – Post-Race

Yesterday I did Race for Life. It was a 5k route, and as you may already know, I walked it due to recovering from surgery. My goal was to walk the 5k in 1 hour.

I enjoyed the route more than I did last year. I found that because I was walking and not constantly thinking ‘I really should be running’ I had more time to enjoy the park. After the first 1k we came to the toilets, I needed to go so I left the crowd and got in the que. When I came out again, I found that I was behind everyone…All 2500 people. Excluding the few people who were in the toilet still. Myself and a lovely Scottish lady set off at the same pace, and accompanied each other around the rest of the race. We kept a really steady pace and overtook quite a few of the other walkers. (I felt quite pleased about that as I didn’t want to be last…)

I did feel like I wanted to run, but I held back and settled into walking it. I felt good, I had no problems with my wounds – kind of almost scars now – other than the waistband of my trousers irritating them a little bit. I’m hoping that means I can start doing more activities…

The last little stretch to the finish me and my companion jogged to the end, with her grandchildren cheering us on. The race clock said we finished at around 1h8m, but it did take a long time to get over the start line so I was sure I had reached my target…

Race Stats

Distance: 5.2 kilometres
Race clock time: 1:08:00
Actual time: 56:25

race for life route

race for life stats

Race for Life Battersea 2015

Finished!

 

I had a really good time, and to top it all off…at the start of the race I bumped into Julie Creffield who runs the website & blog The Fat Girls Guide To Running – I may have fangirled a bit!!! I also crossed paths with her during the run 🙂 🙂 Meeting Julie really topped off my evening!

Race for Life 2015 – Pre-Race

Today is the day. I’m going to be doing Race for Life this evening after work, I wont be running as originally planned, but I will be walking it. Possibly getting some power walking in there once I’m warmed up! (Providing my insides don’t burst out of me…)

I’m aiming to complete the 5k route in 60 minutes – this is 15 minutes longer than it took me to run it last year, but I know that my fast walk is a similar pace to my jogging pace soo…it makes sense.

My plan for is to start off gently, then once I warm up a bit – maybe after 10 minutes or so (after the crowd thins out at the start of the race), increase my walking speed and get into a comfortable faster pace. I will be listening to my Harry Potter audio book along the way, which I am sure will make the time fly by! (I LOVE HP)

You can still donate to Cancer Research through my sponsor link, every little helps!

RFL15 Pre-race

See you on the other side…

Big Changes

If you’ve been reading for a while you’ll know that I’ve been trying to lose weight and be healthier off my own back for a long time. It hasn’t been going very well, and I have only slowly gained weight over the past 3 years.

So…I joined Slimming World. Thursday evening I went to a meeting and that was that…I now have a food plan to follow and have to start thinking about food in a different way, and actually follow it and plan food out and attend the meeting each week and eat within the syns and within the healthy options aaand I’m feeling a little anxious about it.

Today was my day 1 of Slimming World. I was surprised at how easily I could incorporate what I already had in the house into the food plan. Though I had some problems with some smoked mackerel – the starter pack book said it was worth 10 syns, but when I put it into the website this evening, it said it was 2.5 syns. Soo that obviously is a big difference and it confused me and has made me worry that I may be eating the wrong amount of syns…I guess I should bring it up with the lady who runs the group and she what she says.

Anywho, we shall see how this goes…

Also, FYI, my Slimming World weight was 16st 11.5lb (the meeting is in the evenings so it will always be heavier than my Wednesday weigh ins…)