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…
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…
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…
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!
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.
As mentioned in my last post, I’ve been following a programme from bodybuilding.com. I’m on week 3 of this now, and it’s going well. It’s not too repetitive as each day I’m doing something different, and I enjoy weight lifting. Though I have to admit I don’t always complete the HIIT cardio after each workout…my knees have been bothering me a lot, so I’m trying to take it easy on the high impact cardio front! I will be doing some intense spin classes this weekend, so I’m sure that’ll catch me up on the cardio sessions I’ve missed.
I’ve also been following slimming world again, this week – so far – it has been going really well. Because I did it before I don’t have to think too much about it, and have been able to make better (free) food choices – leaving me feeling full and proud of myself for eating well. Happy. I do need to be careful with measuring my healthy A choices – my measured daily dairy intake for those who don’t know slimming world.
I feel like I’ve lost a little bit, and I’m feeling much better about myself at the moment – the endorphins from exercising are doing their job!