Weigh In – Slimming World Week 12

Hello, it’s been a while. As you can probably guess I’ve been off plan for a while. Hence the no posting. I have still been going to slimming world every week, but I’ve not had any motivation in keeping to the plan. I also had a holiday, work stress, and the stress of moving house! Busy busy.

I am pretty much back up to the weight I started slimming world at, but I was heavier and actually had a loss this week so…I’m getting back on track.

Current weight: 16st 11lb (235 pounds)

6 week goal: 15st 10lb (220 pounds)

Next weeks goal: 16st 7lb (231 pounds)

Meal planning is essential going forwards, I always do better when I know what I’m going to be eating…

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Runday Monday (Kinda!)

I brought my running gear into work with me on Monday, and after work I headed over to Battersea Park.

I had a backpack with all of my clothes, water, and tablet in it on my back. I’ve never ran with a pack on my back before so I found it quite difficult!

I ended up walking most of the route, I had too many issues all at once…

Running was too hard; my shoes were rubbing; the backpack unbalanced me; my earphones kept falling out; and I had indigestion.

It was not the most comfortable run I have ever done…

Distance: 2.6k

Time: 40 minutes

At this rate I’ll be completing the 5k in 1 hour 20 minutes. Not particularly good at all! I only have 3 weeks left until the run, so I’m kicking myself up the bottom and pushing myself into training.

On the plus side ‘Zombies, Run!’ episode 2 was good, I’m still enjoying that and am looking forward to continuing with it!

I’m still raising money for this run on my Justgiving page, the link is on my sidebar >>>>

I’m going to die!!!

Weigh in Wednesday

It’s Wednesday and I’m weighing in!
I know I missed last week. Bad me. But, I was unrealistically heavier because of the birthday food I had been eating, I’m almost back down to normal now, so I figured it made more sense to wait it out…

Last Weigh in: 228 pounds
Today: 229.8 pounds
To Lose for Goal 1: 20.3 pounds

So it looks like over my birthday I put on just under 2 pounds. I want to say that this is forgivable because it was my birthday blah blah, but actually I don’t think it is. Especially as I have a goal to hit.

I’m not sure why I can’t stick with eating healthily, I always mess it up and eat crap food. Tips are welcome…

Biscuit Ban
I have been banning myself from having biscuits for two weeks. So far, the only indiscretion has been eating Cadbury Fingers and not realising they are a biscuit. I always thought they were mini chocolate bars! Damn you misleading Cadbury…
Me 1 – 1 Buscuits

Goals for Next Week
Weight: 226
Food: Avoid biscuits and eat within 1500 calories
Exercise: Stick to Ben Nevis training plan

See you next week…Happy Wednesday…

Weigh in Wednesday

First Weigh in Wednesday in 2015!

Last Week: 227 pounds
Today: 227 pounds
To lose for goal 1: 17.5 pounds

Maintaining is better than gaining! Though during the week I went up and dropped back down again, so…technically I lost weight this week. Just not in comparison to last week!

Food
I’ve been very so-so on my food this week. I need to put more of a concious effort into the choices I make and stop letting my emotions choose the food. #emotionaleater.

Exercise
I went back to running on Monday, it was difficult! Harder than I thought it would be. Now that I’m a bit more recovered from it I am cautiously looking forward to tomorrows run…Kind of.

Sleep
Sleep is always a big problem for me. Back to work means early mornings and late nights. I need to get into the habit of being in bed as soon as possible after getting home from work!

Goals for Next Week
Weight: 225 pounds
Food: Eat 1500 calories 6 / 7 days
Exercise: Burn 3500 calories
Sleep: Get 8 hours sleep 4 / 7 nights

Weigh in Wednesday

Morning one and all. It’s a week until Christmas and there is food all around. Oh the temptation…

Last week: 221 Pounds
Today: 220 pounds
21.12.14 Goal: 205 pounds – 15 pounds to go.

Clearly I’m going to miss out on my December goal. Theres no way to drop 15 pounds in 4 days without having some sort of major surgery…
On the plus side, I am back down to my lowest weight this year and I have some time left in 2014 to reach a new lowest weight.

Food
Last weeks goal: Eat within my calorie limit 6 / 7 days
I did: 4 / 7 days
Not so great on the food front, I know I’m eating badly but I’m really struggling to eat well. This holiday season is always all about the food, which makes is doubly hard for me because I love food, socialising around food, and overindulging over Christmas. I think this year will be slightly different because I am more aware of what I’m eating, so while I know I will overeat, I will also be curbing it so it doesn’t spiral out of control…

Exercise
Last weeks goal: Burn 1600 extra calories
I did: 587 calories, but overate by 1000 calories – 587 / 2600
I haven’t exercised anywhere near as much as I should or could have. If I had, I probably would have lost more weight this week. I need to keep trying for this.

Sleep
Last weeks goal: Get 8 hours sleep 4 / 7 nights
I did: 1 / 7 nights
That’s pretty bad. To be fair, there were a couple of nights that were between 7 and 8 hours sleep! Over the past 2 nights I’ve started to do a 5 minute yoga routine before bed. This has helped me to relax and get to sleep more quickly, so I want to continue this!

Goals for next week
Weight: 218 pounds
Food: Eat within my calorie limit 6 / 7 days
Exercise: Burn 1000 calories
Sleep: Get 8 hours sleep 4 / 7 nights

I will be doing a weigh in post on Sunday, to write about my 3 month goal and to rejig my upcoming goals to make sure they’re achievable!

Weigh in Wednesday

Christmas, Christmas, Christmas!
The season of all things food. 15 days until Christmas day, and I’m looking forward to it! I don’t know how I’ll manage to hold myself back and not eat everything in sight…

Anyway, weigh in:

Last week: 221 Pounds
Today: 221 Pounds
21.12.14 Goal: 205 pounds – 16 pounds to go

Well, maintaining is better than gaining I suppose. I have 1.5 weeks until December goal and I don’t think I’ll get it. I need to be extremely strict on myself in the run up to Christmas to get into the right mindset of controlled eating. I know I’m not going to hit 205 pounds before Christmas, but I’d like to get as close as I can.

Food
Last weeks goal: Eat within my calorie limit 5 / 7 days
I did: 4 / 7 days
Better than last week, but some of the days were ‘by the skin of my teeth’ within…
Obviously this still needs to improve.

Exercise
Last weeks goal: Burn 500 extra calories
I did: 250 calories, but overate by 1400 – 250 / 1900
I actually think I burned more – especially when weightlifting at the gym on Monday. However, I didn’t measure this with my HRM so I’ve no way to confirm this. I’ll just stick to what I know I burned and improve for next week. I’m still very achey from the gym on Monday, which makes me want to never move again. Obviously that’s not an option…

Sleep
Last weeks goal: Get 8 hours sleep 4 / 7 nights
I did: 3 / 7 nights
This is better than it has been, but still far lower than it should be! I’m finding it hard to switch off in the evenings, too much to do; too little time.

Goals For Next Week:
Weight: 218 pounds
Food: Eat within my calorie limit 6 / 7 days
Exercise: Burn 1600 extra calories
Sleep: Get 8 hours sleep 4 / 7 nights

Weigh in Wednesday

IT’S DECEMBER
How exciting. I’ve been really feeling the Christmas spirit since we got into December! Only 22 days to go!

As for today, here’s my info:

Last Week: 224 Pounds
Today: 221 Pounds
21.12.14 Goal: 205 – 16 pounds to go

I only have 2.5 weeks until my December goal. I can’t see me hitting it in that time, but I will try to make some headway towards it – I would love to lose at least 14 pounds by the end of the year. But we’ll see how that goes.

Food
Last weeks goal: Eat within my calorie limit 5 / 7 days
I did: 3 / 7 days
Not good enough, I’ve really slipped this week and need to get back on top of my eating. I’ve been hungrier than usual the past week, but I’m hoping that will settle back down this week.

Exercise
Last weeks goal: Burn 6000 calories
I did: 200 calories, but overate by 3000 calories. 200 / 9000
I think this goal is getting unmanageable. I need to set more achievable goals instead of carrying on the count from week to week. So, for now, I’m writing off the calories and setting smaller goals that aren’t quite so daunting. Exercise is starting to get there, I’m doing cardio at least once a week now. Let’s keep up that habit!

Sleep
Last weeks goal: Get 8 hours sleep 4 out of 7 nights
I did: 1 / 7 nights
That’s terrible… well, we all know I need to improve this.

Goals For Next Week
Weight: 219 Pounds
Food: Eat within my calorie limit 5 / 7 days
Exercise: Burn 500 extra calories
Sleep: Get 8 hours sleep 4 / 7 nights