Weigh in Wednesday

It’s here! The post you all wait for with bated breath. I’m joking!

Today I’m going to do a round up of my progress so far as well as my usual weigh in. It was pointed out to me recently that my posts make it seem as if I’m not making any progress…sooo I’m going to lay it all out as well as reestablish my goals.

Weigh in
Last week: 231 pounds (water weight! )
This week: 227 pounds
Next week: 226 pounds

Progress
Highest weight: 234 pounds – recorded just after Ben Nevis
Progress: – 7 pounds

This may not seem a lot for the amount of time, but it’s definitely an improvement on dancing around the same few pounds all the time.

Goals:
At the beginning of the year I set a new years resolution to lose 2 stone (28 pounds) by July. Obviously, that hasn’t happened. I’m now aiming to loose a minimum of 28 pounds by the end of the year. So far, I’ve lost 7 pounds of that, leaving 21 pounds to go. This is achievable!

End of year goal: 206 pounds
Summer 2015 goal: 178 pounds – a further 28 pounds

Ultimate Goal: 130 pounds
This may change when I get there, depending on what I feel healthiest at and whether I feel like I need to loose more.

This week’s updates
Food:
I’ve been pretty good this week. The only bad day was yesterday, when I was given a box of chocolates from my colleagues for passing my driving test. Oops. I regret nothing, and I shared! This week I need to keep up with the good foods, and throw some more fruit and veg into the mix.

Exercise:
After the success of Pretty Muddy at the weekend, I need to make sure I jump back into running this week-otherwise I’ll loose all momentum! I’ve also been considering taking part in a 6 week power lifting course at my gym. Not because I want to bulk up, but because lifting trims you down quicker than cardio alone. And who doesn’t want to be able to lift heavy things?

Life:
Positive. Feeling good. I passed my driving test yesterday which I think will up my mood for at least a week! I also managed to get a long sleep in at the weekend, though I’m still tired and behind on sleep at the moment. Work is busy, as always. I’m looking forward to the weekend, have a busy one planned!

Hope everyone has a good Wednesday!

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Weigh In Wednesday

Morning one and all.  It’s been a beautiful weekend, filled with good food and good company over on the emerald shore. AKA Ireland. With that in mind, I was pleasantly suprised with my weigh in.

Last week: 231 pounds
This week: 230 pounds

Goal for next week: 229 pounds

Lets keep fingers crossed for going under the 230 barrier next week!

Food:
This week I’ve done well on the food front. Over the weekend it was difficult as I was away, so I’m hoping this wont catch up with me next week. This week I’m still trying to incorporate fruit and veg into my diet to ensure I stay fuller for longer and snack less. my teeth have been kiling me over the weekend-pesky wisdom teeth are coming through-and after having lots of sugary things and realising it made my teeth feel worse, I’ve curbed my sweettooth for the moment. We’ll see how long that lasts.

Exercise:
I was intending to do a 5k with my gym this weekend, but I havent been running since my last 5k in the middle of the month. My intention was to go for a run yesterday, but I’ve fallen prey to the office flu bug-which stopped that plan in its tracks. Still need to get into a regular routine of running and gym, but I’m worried about wearing myself out and making this flu worse. This may have to wait until I’m recovered to be put into practice.

Life:
Feeling busy as always, trying to juggle work and personal life. It’s still really important for me to try to take some time to relax and unwind each day. I also desperately need to tidy and organise my bedroom. Such a mess at the moment!

Weigh in Wednesday

On an actual Wednesday! Huzzah!

Last week: 232
This week: 231

1 pound down. I think this is definitely due to water retention, as my eating is not good enough to warrant that loss. But it will be! I need to make a huge effort with what I eat. I always say this, but as soon as I’m faced with biscuits I give in and eat them. Damn my insatiable need for sweet things…

Food:
As I said above, I’m going to make a herculean effort to avoid my trigger foods. I’m doing well at home, there are chocolate bars in the fridge that I have not touched. Though it helps that I’m not there all day…
I need to befriend fruit and veg. I don’t eat enough of it!

Exercise:
It took a couple of days to recover from last week’s 5k, so I haven’t done much outside of my usual everyday walking. I need to go on at least 1 run this week, then pick it all back up again next week if I want to have any chance of improving my time in the next 5k.

Life:
Work is stressful, I dont sleep much and I feel like I’m always busy. I need to make sure I take some time to relax and let go of the days stress. Best time to do this would be before bed, which will help with getting to sleep.

Happy Monday

Start Weight: 205 pounds

Last weeks weight: 207

Current weight: 206

Progress from last week: -1  😀

Overall Progress: +1 pound

Quite suprised I didn’t put on, I was sure I was overeating too much. At best I was hoping to maintain, but no! I lost a pound, hooray! Almost down to my start weigh again. It’s taken long enough! once I pass that I will  feel like any weight lost from now on is real progress, not just trying to get back to an overweight target I should have been long past already!

This week is going to be difficult, le boyfriend is over and I always end up overeating when he is here, he is always hungry. If I do eat more than usual while he’s here, I’m going to make sure it’s fruit. Whether he likes it or not!

Aiming for a loss of 2 pounds or more, to get me underneath that start weight!

My fitness freak friend suggested I aim to weigh 180 by the time everyone is back at uni (4 weeks from now) that’s 26 pounds in 4 weeks. I’m not sure that’s even possible, but I suppose if I exercised 4-5 times a week it would happen. I think I’ll look at this as my ambitious target. Still aim for it, but not get too upset if I don’t achieve it…

weigh day monday

Start Weight: 205 pounds

Last weeks weight: 207

Current weight: 207

Progress from last week: no change

Overall Progress: +2 pounds

maintained this week. I had a feeling that I wasn’t going to be losing anything. But I didn’t put on, which is the good news!

Aiming to lose 2 pounds again this week…

This week I’m hoping to start up running again, my chest infection is slowly going away so I’m hoping  if I start slow and take my asthma pump with me I should be OK.

Have a bit of a stressful week ahead of me, I’m likely to comfort eat. I’m going to have to exercise my willpower and not eat bad foods. fruit and veg FTW!

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Yum yums

I just had a really nice dinner, and I wanted to share it 🙂

 

Ingredients:

1 sweet potato

spinach

breaded haddock

 

Method:

-Peel sweet potato (while water is boiling) and then chop into chip shapes

-Cook sweet potato in boiling water for 10 mins-or until soft- while the oven is heating up

-spray tray with oil (1 cal spray stuff) and put the home made chips and haddock into the oven for half an hour

-depending on what kind of spinach you have, cook the spinach so that all the food will be ready at once. I used frozen chopped spinach so I set a timer for 5 mins before the oven food was done.

-serve onto plate with any sauces of your choice (bear in mind the fat/sugar content)

Voila! A healthy, well balanced meal.

If you don’t think it will fill you up then you can bulk up on the spinach or add other vegetables like carrots or broccoli.

Bon appetite.

 

the time of week when I broadcast my weight on the internet…

Start Weight: 205 pounds

Current weight: 208

Progress so far: +3

No progress, but on the bright side no gain either. This week is going to be difficult because everyone is back at uni, and will want to meet up and drink/eat. I’m going to have to be really careful with what I eat. (Although, thinking about it, that’s not really a big change)

I’m glad I went running twice this week. I probably would have put on if I hadn’t! Speaking of running, I’m planning on going today. at some point. I NEEED to. Probably this evening.

doing this week’s shop later on, not going to buy any crap. fruit and veg FTW!