Hitting Restart

2015 has passed us by, and I’m heavier than ever. I had a lengthy chat with my Slimming World consultant before Christmas, and we’re going to hit the restart button on my weight loss. Fresh for 2016.

2016 Restart

On that note, I have a clean slate and a new start weight.

Start Weight: 17st 11lb (249 pounds)

After Christmas weigh in: 17st 12.5lb (250.5 pounds)

30-01-16 goal: 17st 5lb (243 pounds)    -7.5 pounds

I’m feeling positive, and have lots of inspiring recipes to try out. January is going to be a good month!

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Weigh In – Slimming World Week 13

First week back onto doing Slimming World for a while, and it was tough. I had fallen back into the habit of just eating everything all the time and snacking a lot so I really struggled this week. I did a food diary all week and tracked my syns – even when I went massively over! I only managed to stay within my syn allowance on 1 day this week…oops.

Last Weeks Weight: 16st 11lb (235 pounds)

This Weeks Weight: 16st 9.5lb (233.5 pounds)

Loss to Date: 2 pounds

To Lose for 6 week Goal: 13.5 pounds (By 10.10.15)

I wasn’t expecting a 1.5 pounds loss this week. quite pleased with it, so I’m feeling more positive about being back on plan and keeping up with it – all down to the meal planning! I’ve discovered a few very interesting looking recipes on the SW website, so I’ll be aiming to give some of those a go soon too. Especially the desserts!!

Goal for Next Week: 16st 7lb (231 pounds)

Have a good week…

Weigh In – Slimming World Week 2

Another week has flown by! This week was harder. I found it much harder to resist foods and ended up going over my ‘syns’ on 3 days this week. Oops. I also did a couple of ‘SP’ days (speed/protein foods) to try and boost my weight loss and make up for the over-syn days.

Well, without further preamble, my weigh in:

Last Weeks Weigh In: 16st 4lb (228 pounds)
Week 2 Weigh In: 16st 0.5lb (224.5 pounds)
Loss to Date: 11 pounds

11 pounds in 2 weeks…I still feel a bit like this is all temporary and will suddenly pile back on again. I think I’m just worrying about putting the weight back on again, only time will show me I can keep it off, I suppose.

To Lose for Club 10: 13 pounds
To Lose for Ultimate Goal: 91.5 pounds

I’m not feeling a difference in myself with what I’ve lost so far, my clothes still feel the same and I don’t think I’m any smaller. I have no idea where the weight is coming off from!

Slimming World Week 1

As you all know, I started Slimming World a week ago. The plan is easy to follow, though I struggle with it when there are trigger foods around! I’m not going hungry, which is great. Planing food ahead is really important, and something that I’m having to spend a lot of time thinking about.

First Week Weigh in
Start Weight: 16st 11.5lb (235.5 pounds)
Week 1 Weigh in: 16st 4lb (228 pounds)
Loss to date: 7.5 pounds

7.5 pounds in 1 week. I knew it would be a big loss in the first week but that’s still a lot! I received my first 1/2 stone sticker and certificate which was kind of embarrassing but gratifying at the same time. I know next week’s loss won’t be as much, which makes me feel a bit sad – it would be amazing to lose half a stone every week! I’m aiming for a 3 pound loss for next week. Which is good as yesterday I overindulged on the wine…

Weigh ins…

For a very long time I’ve done ‘Weigh in Wednesday’ posts. I like doing it on a Wednesday, the title has a good ring to it. But, my Slimming World weigh-ins are on a Thursday evening. These will differ from weighing in on a Wednesday morning as usually I wouldn’t have eaten anything, then obviously on a Thursday evening I will have eaten through the day. So, I’m going to switch to the Thursday weigh-ins, otherwise things will get confusing!

Additional to the above, I think I need to reset my weight goals in line with the Slimming World ones and run with it from there.

SW Start Weight 04.06.15: 235.5 pounds (16st 11.5lb)
Club 10* Goal: 211.5 pounds (15st 1.5lb)
Ultimate goal: 133 pounds (9st 7lb)
*Club 10 is losing 10% of your original weight

Self-Imposed Goals
1st Goal: Reach Club 10 goal (211.5 pounds) by 16.07.15
2nd Goal: 204.5 (14st 8.5lb) by 06.08.15
3rd Goal: 190.5 (13st 8.5lb) by 24.09.15

For now I’ll stick to those, then when I reach them I can set some more! Have a great weekend!

Big Changes

If you’ve been reading for a while you’ll know that I’ve been trying to lose weight and be healthier off my own back for a long time. It hasn’t been going very well, and I have only slowly gained weight over the past 3 years.

So…I joined Slimming World. Thursday evening I went to a meeting and that was that…I now have a food plan to follow and have to start thinking about food in a different way, and actually follow it and plan food out and attend the meeting each week and eat within the syns and within the healthy options aaand I’m feeling a little anxious about it.

Today was my day 1 of Slimming World. I was surprised at how easily I could incorporate what I already had in the house into the food plan. Though I had some problems with some smoked mackerel – the starter pack book said it was worth 10 syns, but when I put it into the website this evening, it said it was 2.5 syns. Soo that obviously is a big difference and it confused me and has made me worry that I may be eating the wrong amount of syns…I guess I should bring it up with the lady who runs the group and she what she says.

Anywho, we shall see how this goes…

Also, FYI, my Slimming World weight was 16st 11.5lb (the meeting is in the evenings so it will always be heavier than my Wednesday weigh ins…)

Weigh in Wednesday

Good morning! It’s that time again…the after-Easter weigh in. And yes, I have been eating chocolate.

Last Week: 225 Pounds
Today: 227 Pounds
To lose for goal 2: 28 Pounds

I’m not surprised at gaining with all the chocolate and big meals I’ve been eating. I’m hoping that once I’m back to a healthy eating plan that will easily come off again. I want to plan out my food again as that was really helpful when I was doing it before, but I;m not sure when exactly I’m going to have time to do that! I’ll try to do it tonight but we shall see…

Biscuit Ban
The biscuit ban is over! I surprised myself with this, I did much better than I thought. I did break the ban a little early last week, but I don’t feel bad about it. I’m going to do biscuit ban for a further 2 weeks starting from today.

I’m finding it quite difficult to motivate myself to exercise at the moment. This is probably heavily related to feeling tired all the time, so I’m trying to get some more sleep at the moment. it’s not been working very well so far!

Goals for Next Week
Weight: 224 Pounds
Exercise: Go out on 2 runs