The Aftermath of Holiday!

Before: Managed to lose 7 pounds before going away which is, of course, good news.

During: Ate like a pig, swam a lot

After: Discovered I put back on 5 pounds while away, which jumped me up to 219, then put on a further 2 pounds, but am now back to 218. (This jump up and down is due to a scales malfunction I believe, I think my trusty scales are not long for this world. Also my family scales tell me I’m lighter 😉 making me more inclined to use those instead!)

I am now hovering around 218.

Restarted the 30 Day shred, missed yesterday (day 3) but going to do it twice today to make up for it. I have a tracker up on the wall, and my sister is doing this with me, so we can support each other and stay motivated!


Graduation (in 10 weeks): lose 24 pounds (193 pounds) 2.4 pounds per week.

Complete 30 day shred and venture outdoors to start running again!

Keep up with food diary.



Weigh in Day

Last weeks weight: 211 pounds

Current weight: 211 pounds

Goal for next week: 209

Maintained. Much better than putting back on which was what I was expecting. It’s been a bad food week! goal for next week is lose 2 pounds. I’ll be doing a lot  of walking this week so I’m hoping to tamper that with healthy foods and generate a loss.

The squat challenge is still ongoing, however I missed a couple of days so now I’m playing catch up by not having my rest days. If I am not too tired by this evening I may try to catch up on a days squats, and then I’ll be back on track.

I really want to start running again. I’ve been thinking about this this week and I want to get back into it. It felt good-afterwards anyway! I’m not sure if my ankle will be able to handle me running. It’s been sore and stiff the past couple of days. I guess I should keep exercising it and see how it feels in a few days!

Weigh in

Last weeks weight: 213 pounds

Current weight: 211 pounds

Goal for next week: 209

No idea how I managed that! But lets do it again for next week! So far so good with my 18 week plan.

Not really any changes with measurements, but that will happen when I lose more.

Wanted to go swimming this week, but I’ve come down with a bug that’s been going round. swimming always makes me even more ill if I’m a little ill. I’ll have to stick with my squats and walking everywhere-and sort out my diet!


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30 day squat challenge

Firstly, huge apologies for being MIA for a while!

Secondly, injury update! My ankle is healing slowly, so very slowly. I can walk it on now, pretty much normally again. it is still a little tender to touch, and I have reduced flexibility in it because of the ligament damage – if I turn it too far one way or the other it hurts, also when pressure is on it.

And back to the post’s title!

I found this online today, so I’ve decided to do it. here’s the rundown:

Day 1-50 squats
Day 2-55 squats
Day 3-60 squats
Day 4-Rest
Day 5-70 squats
Day 6-75 squats
Day 7-80 squats
Day 8-Rest
Day 9-100 squats
Day 10-105 squats
Day 11-110 squats
Day 12-Rest
Day 13-130 squats
Day 14-135 squats
Day 15- 140 squats
Day 16-Rest
Day 17-150 squats
Day 18- 155 squats
Day 19- 160 squats
Day 20-Rest
Day 21- 180 squats
Day 22- 185 squats
Day 23- 190 squats
Day 24-Rest
Day 25- 220 squats
Day 26- 225 squats
Day 27- 230 squats
Day 28-Rest
Day 29- 240 squats
Day 30- 250 squats

My thinking is, I can do these with my weights as well, or I can do them along side swimming, and maybe once my ankle is better alongside Jillian’s 30 Day Shred!

I’ve printed a chart with the amounts of squats on it, so I can cross them off each day and know where I am with them. I hope I stick with this.

Weigh in

Highest weight: 213 pounds

Last weeks weight: 213 pounds

This weeks weight: 211 pounds

Progress: -2 pounds

I seem to be yo-yo-ing around these figures. good news is that I’m back to healthy eating this week, and will maybe be able to get back to some exercise-depending on how well my ankle takes it! Swimming is always on the cards, but walking to and from the leisure centre could be difficult. We shall see.

I would like to be under 210 at my next weigh in.

30DS: Day 5

Still struggling with the push ups, but I’ve not given up on them yet. I hope I wont.

Literally have sweat running down my face, gross, but I’m thinking of it as fat leaving the body.

Feel more motivated to do this, heard from my family today and they are all doing well with their own weight goals, so I need to keep it up or be the fat one in the family! 😉

I pushed harder on the cardio parts today, and I didn’t stop as much during the strength section as I did at the beginning-just in the push ups.

Also went swimming  today, did 16 lengths, 1/4 mile. Probably a good thing after my overeating yesterday!

Absolutely no need for a rest day, could’v done with one yesterday but  I chose not to have one. Feeling good about keeping up with this.

To weigh, or not to weigh…

I really didn’t want to weigh in today because I knew I had put on. I was right.

Highest weight: 213 pounds

Last weeks weight: 212 pounds

This weeks weight: 213 pounds

Put on the pound I lost last week.

Feel very stuck. been this weight or hereabouts for a year. drastic changes need to be made. and exercise needs to happen every day.

I bought Jillians 30 day shred DVD and was hoping it would arrive today, no such luck, it hasn’t been dispatched yet. A little annoyed about that, I want to do a workout today when I’m back from work and go swimming. Or, run and then swim.

It’s my food intake that’s letting me down, I did a lot of exercise last week and still put on. My food diary is a mess of overeating in the evenings. I need to actually plan my meals.

This week will be better. 3-7 pound loss would be good.