It’s the end of July, and I’ve not updated anything on here for a while.
I’m not sure what week of slimming world it is anymore, but I have still been going.
To date, I have lost 8 pounds. Today’s weigh-in was a maintain, which is good considering everything I’ve had going on recently.
Exercise-wise, I’ve not been to roller derby for a few weeks now, but I do intend to go back next week. I’ve also laid out a plan of things I would like to achieve physically in my bullet journal – some are small simple goals which build up to bigger ones. For example, walk 1 mile 3 times, 1.5 miles 3 times, 2 miles etc. I’m working on building up my endurance so I can do more activities without being so out of breath or tired afterwards.
Not knowing the week number is bugging me, I’m just going to go and work it out….it’s week 36 of slimming world now. I feel a bit ashamed that I’ve only lost 8 pounds in that time, well over half a year has gone by and only 8 pounds lost. I have 130 pounds left to lose to hit my goal weight, that’s over half of my current weight that needs to be banished.
Keeping track of my food is the main issue at the moment. I’ve started using MyFitnessPal again to do this and I want to keep it up.
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.
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.
It has been a good couple of weeks, I’ve been on plan and steadily losing weight. This week I even received my half stone award 🙂
I feel really good about being on track, but there is still a niggling worry that I’ll fail and go on a huge food binge…planning my food has really helped me stay in control so I’m going to keep up with that!
So far I’ve lost 8.5 pounds. I’m aiming to get a stone off by the end of February, even if my birthday is in the middle of the month.
I set out a non-food rewards list for each half stone I lose, both small and big things. My first reward was a new book – so I popped into Waterstones and picked out Veronica Roth’s new release – Carve the Mark.
I’m so pleased with myself, I’ve consistently lost for the past 4 weeks!
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.
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? 😉
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!