Slimming World Week 8

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.

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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.

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? šŸ˜‰

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…

April…Oh. May Actually…

I have not been keeping up with posting at all this year have I? Ah well. These things happen.

I’ve been thinking a lot about weightlifting recently, alongside swimming & Pilates. I still enjoy Spin, however my knees and ankles are getting stiff and painful from doing it so I think I need to decrease the frequency I do that, and replace it with swimming which is much easier on the joints!

I have my wedding to think about now, so I really need to get serious with my eating habits and stop prancing around with junk food. The exercise part I can do, I just really struggle with food!!

I did eat loads of melon today though, which is an improvement on cookies. I’ll get there. I need to practice resisting urges & I have some techniques I can do to help with that, just need to keep practising resistance.

Went to the gym yesterday, and did day 2 of a programme I got from bodybuilding.com. They have printable logs to fill out as you go, which are extremely handy! I’m going to crack on with this and hopefully see a pleasing result by the end of the month (it’s a 12 week plan but will be tracking and measuring monthly).

 

March Goals

Happy March…

I have been so inactive on here, my apologies!

January was hard – I had to leave Slimming World due to financial difficulties, so it took me a little while to adjust to that. Then February came and flew by; it was a busy one for me, my birthday month so you can imagine what my eating habits were like! On the more positive side, I’ve been doing pilates and spin classes every week, and I’ve been dipping my toes back into running. So on the exercise front, I’ve been doing really well and I’m proud of myself for sticking with my classes.

Alongside this, I’ve had a couple of health checks – one in January, and one on 1st March. In these they measured my body fat, which I am interested inĀ keeping track of…here’s how I’m doing this year…

Body Fat…

January BF: 45.5%

March BF: 43.79%

Difference: -1.71%

Weight…

January: 250.5 pounds

March: 252 pounds

So I have put on weight since the beginning of the year (not much, I might add!) BUT, I have lost body fat sooo…that’s a win for me! I’m trying to eat well through March, and keep up with exercising regularly – which I have been doing with pilates and spin.

Fingers crossed for more loss at the end of March!