Slimming World – weeks 9 & 10

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!

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Weigh in Wednesday

I missed weigh in last week, I was in Birmingham for work and had no scales. Oops. I know the past couple of weeks haven’t been great food-wise, so I’m expecting the worst!

2 weeks ago: 225 pounds
Today: 228 pounds
To Lose for Goal 1: 18.5 pounds

Gained 3 pounds in 2 weeks.
I have 6 and a half weeks until my first weight goal, and I’m quite far off at the moment. I need to lose 3 pounds a week to reach it…seems a little daunting! Especially as it’s my birthday tomorrow and I will be eating cake and whatnot…

Urg. I’m going to have to exercise a mass amount of restraint this week. And for the whole 6 weeks! Waaaa

Okay. Well, getting down to business as it were, I have lots of walks planned and not much money to buy food. Therefore, I have no snacky foods at home and some exercise planned. It is possible to do this! I can do this.

I’ll be tracking my food religiously and logging exercise. I’ll be making better food choices, and avoiding the biscuits at work at all costs. No biscuits for 6 weeks.

In fact, I’m setting that as a challenge!

6 week challenge
No biscuits for 6 weeks.

Boom. Done. I’ll keep you posted…

For next week:
Weight: 225 pounds
Food: avoid biscuits and eat 1500 calories a day
Exercise: Go on a long walk or hike at the weekend

Weigh in Wednesday

Morning one and all, it’s another Wednesday.

Last week: 221 pounds
Today: 223.5 pounds
To Lose for Goal 1: 13 pounds

I’m glad to report I’m feeling better this week, though not fully recovered as of yet. The monumental weight loss last week – at least partially – must have been down to being ill, and vomiting the night before weigh in. I’m not too distressed by the gain because it’s a sign I’m getting over tonsillitis. Overall it’s still a loss of 4 pounds this month.

Last week a comment VetRunner posted got me thinking. VR said “try not to put too much pressure on goals, try to enjoy the things you are trying to achieve” (ie the general process of losing weight and being healthier). Sound advice. I mulled it over, and I do tend to lose sight of the process and feeling good when concentrating on the numbers and goals. Going forward I think I should remind myself of that now and then! With that in mind, here’s my week roundup:

Food
Last weeks goal: Eat within 1500 calories 6 / 7 days
I did: 4 / 7 days
Not too shabby, and the days I didnt make it were not over by too big of a number. I feel that I need to learn more about healthy snacks and find ones that I like enough to substitute for unhealthy snacks. The volume of my eating has decreased, which is good. It’s nice to be thinking about food less inbetween meals!

Exercise
Last weeks goal: Burn 1000 calories
I did: 0 / 1000
I did, in fact, burn calories through the week and get some walking in as my exercise. However I ate back those calories so they don’t count as additional burnt off! I’ve enjoyed being out walking on my lunch break, it does me a world of good to get out of the office. This week I’m hoping to get running again if I’m feeling recovered enough, I want to feel like I am able to run again.

Sleep
Last weeks goal: Get 8 hours sleep 4 / 7 nights
I did: 3 / 7 nights
Getting more sleep makes me feel better about my whole day. Unfortunately, I suck at getting enough sleep during the week. I’m working on this and am hoping to get into a good wind down routine in the evenings which will help.

Goals For Next Week
Weight: 221 Pounds
Food: Eat 1500 calories 6 / 7 days
Exercise: Burn 1000 calories
Sleep: Get 8 hours sleep 4 / 7 nights

3 Month Goal – December & Updates

Okay so it’s the first 3 month weigh in. We all know I wasn’t going to make it! I’ve been thinking about it, and I’ve decided to set new 3 month goals for 2015. It makes more sense to me to have them through 2015 rather than split over 2014 and 2015. More logical in my mind!

Start Weight: 220 pounds

By the end of 2015 I will weigh: 178 pounds

3 Month Goals

March 29th – 209.5 pounds

June 28th – 199 pounds

September 27th – 188.5 pounds

December 20th – 178 pounds

Overall, this is a loss of 42 pounds.

3.5 pounds a month – approximately 1 pound per week.

It’s an achievable goal! I can loose 1 pound a week minimum.

I’m looking forward to doing this, I don’t want to be fat anymore! I mean, I didn’t want to be fat in the first place, but I still ate myself right into it and have stayed there. This year was the first year I have actually lost weight, but I don’t feel proud of it because I should never have been this big in the first place.

2014 stats

Start of 2014 weight: 230 pounds

Highest weight: 236 pounds

Weight now, before Christmas: 220 pounds

01/14 – 12/14 difference: 10 pound loss

Highest Weight – Now difference: 16 pound loss

Overall, I have lost weight this year. For the first time since…ever probably!

Treadmill Tuesday

I missed my running group on Monday evening – this was due to not having the car again because the parentals motor is out of action. I had planned on gyming instead, but ended up not going, and went tonight instead.

I had very little time at the gym because my train home was delayed, so I hopped onto the treadmill and got started.

Distance: 2.26km
Time: 26:41
Incline: 2% average incline

I pushed myself to run for 1k. I got there, then I pushed myself to run 1.2. I got to there too, and decided to push for 1.5k. I got to 1.5k, and took note of the fact that I just ran for 15 minutes without stopping. That’s the longest time I’ve ever ran for before!! I did this at a pace of 6km/h. Once I hit the 1.5k, I slowed to a walk for a little while, then did a fast paced run at 7.5km/h to stretch my legs out and push myself. This pace didn’t last long, and I worked my way back down to a walk before cooling down.

I’m really glad I went to the gym this evening, I acheived something I didn’t think I could!

On a seperate, but related note – I think I am in need of a gait analysis and decent running trainers! I think it would help to alleviate some of the ankle and knee pain I’ve been feeling…

Happy 2nd of December!

Weigh in Wednesday

Morning one and all, would you believe it’s November already?? Where has the time gone??

It’s another Wednesday so here we go:

Last week: 225 pounds
Today: 224 pounds
1 pound loss and I hit the goal of 224 set last week! Yazoooo

If you remember, or for those who are new around here, I set some goals in 3 month intervals. The first one is 205 pounds by 21.12.14 – I am currently 19 pounds away from that. If I can lose 2-3 pounds a week this month (around 10 pounds by the end of the month) I’ll be in good standing to get at least somewhere near 205 in December. But it means really knuckling down.

Food
Last weeks goal: Eat within my calorie limit 5 out of 7 days.

I didn’t do particularly well on this one, I managed 2 out of 7 days. Which is better than some weeks previously, but not where I need to be!

Over the weekend I was away for a friends birthday (HI MAXX HAPPY BIRTHDAY) and there was cake and nibbles…but I do think I was much more controlled than I would have been before, and made some healthy choices. Improvement in my eyes…

Exercise
Last weeks goal: burn the extra 2500 calories I overate by last week.

Weeelll…this didnt happen, though I did keep track of it. I ate an additional 2500 calories this week, so I am still over my intake. But by 5000 calories this time…

Didn’t do so well on the exercise front this week, however I did do a huge amount of walking on Saturday and Sunday which helped to counteract the pizza and cake. I had fully intended to go running with my running group on Monday evening, but my car isn’t working at the moment and I was still exhausted from my busy weekend.

Sleep
Last weeks goal: get 7-8 hours of sleep a night 4 nights out of 7

Didn’t do so well on this one either, got 2 nights of decent sleep out of 7…Clearly that needs to change!

Goals for next week
Weight: 222 pounds
Food: eat within my calorie limit 5 out of 7 days
Exercise: Burn 5000 calories. This may be a little unrealistic, but we’ll see how it goes.
Sleep: Get 4 out of 7 nights good sleep – 8 hours

Happy Wednesday!

After weigh day post

Morning all.

So I weighed in yesterday, at 230 pounds. I was curious and weighed myself again this morning, and I had magically gone down a pound to 229 pounds-which was the target I set myself last week. I’m not sure if it counts for this week or not, or if I have to try to keep at 229 pounds (or less) until weigh in next week for it to count. Technically, its the start of a new weigh in week today so maybe it has to be 229 next week?

Then again, its still a weight loss…

So HELL YEAH! UNDER 230 FINALLY!

🙂