Slimming World Week 6

Post Christmas weigh-in. these have never been particularly kind to me – I love the food at Christmas so tend to overindulge and eat everything.

This year, I don’t feel as though I stuffed myself stupid. there were times when I maybe didn’t need to dig into the cheese and biscuits…but I didn’t feel like I’d stuffed myself stupid. I definitely snacked less than usual.

I’ve also been ill all over the Christmas period. I think it’s flu, but it’s moved into my head so I’m so stuffy, wheezy and half deaf. Very uncomfortable!

Anyway, weigh-in was on new years eve, and I was surprised to find out I had lost 4 pounds. This brings me down to a pound under my start weight when I rejoined in November. I’m so pleased I managed to loose the weight I had put on since rejoining. Now I just need to keep going…

Slimming World Week 4

I was expecting a gain. I hadn’t been on plan aaand that always means a gain.

What I didn’t expect, was to be quite as upset by it as I was.

I felt like I was spiraling, and I wasn’t sure how to stop it. I didn’t want to get bigger and put on more weight, and I was panicking about how to get myself under control. A little understanding and a cuddle helped me pull back from the panic precipice. Afterwards I began to plan, and I started to feel better – more in control. I’ve not been perfect, but having planned out dinners has really helped.

2 week hiatus

I’ve not been to slimming world for the past couple of weeks. The first week I booked off because I was away, the second I wasn’t well so couldn’t make it in. Of course I ended up not sticking to plan and eating some off-plan things. some days were fine, but I’m not expecting a loss when I go to weigh in on Saturday. All I can do is get back on plan, and stick to it – something I’ve always found difficult, especially when I have a lot on!

Food planning is going to be crucial this week – it’s the run up to Christmas and everyone will be feeling festive, ¬†which will mean food & indulging. It’s a hard time of year to be dieting!

Slimming World Week 2

Put on a pound this week, I’m not too worried though – it’ll come off again next week! Plus extra – hopefully. Just need to keep myself under control with my syns!

Total loss: 2 pounds

Planning to do a lot of meal prep and planning this week…aiming for a 2 pound loss this week.

Slimming World first week weigh in

Week 1 back at slimming world, and weigh in went well.

I’m 3 pounds down this week, bringing my total weight loss so far to… 3 pounds. I am pleased, but I also could have done better! I was well over my syns on a few days this week, so I’m lucky to have had a loss!

Andrew and I are having a date day tomorrow, so I’ve planned a 3 course meal, Slimming World style. I’m coking a few things from last years SW Christmas recipe book – the main course being duck in cherry sauce – so looking forward to it!! If I remember I’ll post a few pics…can’t promise anything though…It might be too delicious to stop and take a pic (hopefully)!

PS…it’s not too early for Christmas decorations, right? ūüėČ

Reboot

Hello, it’s been a while.

I’ve been pottering along for a while, and have found myself at a bit of a loss with being healthy recently. I don’t have the motivation to create and stick to a food plan, or an exercise routine. I have so much going on that I’ve found it near impossible to do anything to be honest!

I made the decision last week to go back to my Slimming World group. I need the support and the motivation of going to group every week. It’s hard to admit when I can’t do something – I prefer to be independent and rely on myself, which has got me nowhere so far.

Going back to SW felt good, the friends I had made there before gave me a warm welcome and have been nothing but supportive – even when I admitted to overeating over the weekend following my first time back!

Keeping myself on track after the first month will be the difficult part – I know from last time I did SW how easy it is to slip and overeat on your Syns. That’s what ruined me last time…on the upside, I know that now and can attempt to control it. I’ll be using my bullet journal to keep track.

Here’s hoping for a good first week back at Slimming World…

Deadlift? Dead legs…

Recently¬†I was at the gym, following the weight lifting programme I’ve mentioned before. One of the exercises is a straight leg deadlift. I’ve been careful the past few weeks not to push myself too hard or lift too heavy, so I could make sure my form was correct¬†&¬†avoid any injuries. This time¬†I decided to push myself.

I picked up a 20kg barbell, and found that too easy and could easily finish my reps. So I picked up another one, which turned out to be 35kg. This was a perfect weight – heavy and challenging. It’s been a long time since I lifted anything that heavy! I really enjoyed it. I felt like an absolute boss after finishing my sets! The next couple of days, however, I was very stiff and achy! I may have overdone it a little bit…

I’vibram-bikila-evove also started to do Zombies, Run! again – it’s a running app that simulates zombie chases and has a story to listen to as you run. It’s a lot of fun, and I recommend giving it a go!

Speaking of running, I’ve been looking into barefoot running recently. I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and decided to invest in a pair of Vibram Fivefingers. For those who aren’t familiar with these trainers, they’re running shoes that simulate a barefoot feeling, while protecting your soles!¬†Picture on the left!

Once they arrive, I’ll start out slowly and build up some foot strength – and post some updates.