Slimming World – Catch up to week 21

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…

Slimming World – Week 15

Another tough week, I’ve been made redundant so I’ve been focusing on job hunting more than anything else. My last day at work is Tuesday, so I’ve a few things to wrap up and then I’ll be stuck at home until I find a new job.

With all that going on I’ve not been focused on staying on plan at all. Luckily, I still managed a small loss this week – half a pound, bringing me back to half a stone loss overall.

Slimming World – Weeks 13 & 14

Oh boy. It’s been a tough week.

Let’s start with the week following my birthday. My best friend made a lovely cake, it was ginormous. There was also the cake that I bought, so we had a lot of cake to get through. I did bring them into work to get them eaten, but still. Lots of cake was eaten by me too. As expected, I had a gain at the end of the week, 6 pounds in total. I wasn’t too worried about the gain, I was confident it would come off again.

Jump to this week, and work has blown up. I’m facing a 50% chance of being made redundant, so it’s been quite stressful. Subsequently, I’ve not been focused on staying on plan. Despite this, I still lost 2 pounds of birthday cake bloat.

My total loss now sits at 6.5 pounds. I’m a bit disappointed that I’ve gone backwards, however I don’t feel that I’m out of control. Planning ahead is going to help me this week.

Slimming World – Week 12

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!

Slimming World – Week 11

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…

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…

Week update

Hello!

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!