Monday, 5 January 2015

Errr, hi!

Sheesh! It's been a long while since I posted here.

I bet you all just thought 'yeah, yeah.. Just another failed attempt at someone losing weight' didn't you? ... Not so! I never quit, never stopped.. Life just changed a bit. I got a job, got busy, started changing as a person..

 Having a job and meeting new people, along with the weight loss, has boosted my confidence.
It made me look back to before Slimming World and realise how sad I was then. I mean, I knew I was sad at the time but now I realise just how sad.

Anyway, this ain't about that.

Give or take a few pounds I have lost a total of 7 stone now, I have my award but I gained 3lbs over Christmas/New Year so I think that took me slightly under. I did also hit my 100lbs loss, but I've gone under that too.

So, what'll the new year bring? Lots more of the same I hope! I am determined to keep on this journey and to get to a weight and size that I feel comfortable with.. It's a way off yet, but I know that I can do it. Towards the end of last year, I got too complacent I think and lost a stone in the second half of the year, which to me just isn't good enough.. I was so up and down, so I need to do better!

I have the new books from Slimming World, but I don't feel like things have really changed that much. I will give them a read at some point though and get my way around the few changes.

I'm now officially back on track after Christmas, etc. My head is in the game and I want a nice loss this week, and each week coming up. Yes, I know it's going to be bumpy along the way (it always is), but mostly bump free I hope!

Thanks for reading. Happy New Year!

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

I just wanna talk.

Yep, as the title says. I just want to talk, or write. No specific things on my mind, basically just a jumble of thoughts about my journey so far and how I am feeling.

This Friday will be my one year anniversary of joining Slimming World. I can't quite believe it, time has really flown by. When my consultant pointed out that I had lost 6st 1.5lbs in a year (plus/minus whatever happens this Friday), I shrugged when everyone else was applauding me and saying that it was amazing. I said to my friend beside me that I wasn't sure if that was really that great, she told me in disbelief that is was half a stone per month... It sounds good like that.

I think part of the thing with me is that I was losing quite rapidly when I first joined, and I want it to always be like that! I knew it would slow down and regulate more as I went on.. I just feel that I lost a large chunk of that 6 stone in the first 6 or 7 months, since then it's been slowing more and more, with gains creeping in.

It shouldn't bother me, I know this. I always realised this would happen, we just always want more, don't we? Anyway, that's a small thing that I am coming to terms with, it's never going to be like it was at the start, since when I joined the change in my lifestyle was a huge shock to my system, and now my body has become used to the way that I have changed my bad habits.

And I really have changed them.

I like the fact that my body is used to it, that it almost expects good things.. Does that sound utterly ridiculous? I feel like it might! What I mean is that pre-SW I ate whatever the hell I wanted without caring - now I am conscious... I am so proud of that change that I have made.. It really is massive for me, someone who knew nothing about what eating well was, I never understood and I didn't care.

So let's talk about some of these changes. The hugest is just being aware of what I eat, how good or bad it is, whether I should or should not put it into my mouth, there was no question before - if I wanted it, I ate it. So there's that. Also, drink.. I know SW say that Diet coke is fine to drink and is syn free, but everybody knows that fizzy drinks aren't the best thing in the world for you. I now drink 2 litres of water a day, every single day (unless I am away and I don't keep up with it quite as well).. I do not and never had been a hot drink person, it was always diet fizzy drinks.. Not diet because of the health thing, just because I preferred the taste. Now I don't remember when I last had a drink of diet coke! I do have some in the pantry and I do treat myself to a glass sometimes, but it's a treat.. never did I think a diet coke would be considered a treat.  Oh, I do also use it in diet coke chicken, which is a total meal fave for me and my boyfriend!

So anyway, my one year is coming up on Friday, I am interested to see how I'll do this week, I've been focused and on it and I am hoping for a good result. The following week I am going to see my family for a week.. I dunno how that'll go.. good and bad days I guess, but I will not go totally off track. I cannot allow myself to do that.

Okay, that's me for now. This was totally rambly and from the top of my head. There will probably be more to come!


Monday, 30 June 2014

Erm.. Hi!

Sorry for the lack of updates, it's been a little up and down for the past few weeks and I made a video about it.

I finally got my six stone award.. then lost it again, but now I have it back and I am not prepared to lose it again! :)  I also got my bronze body magic award.  Yes, you heard me right, I've been getting active!

Take a look!

Monday, 19 May 2014

Now, where were we?

Hi everyone.

I'm sorry for being so bad at keeping as up to date as I should. It seems like time just passes me by and I keep thinking I should update but then I forget and before I know it it has been ages since I posted.

So after the last post of excitement of losing five and a half stone I lost another pound the following week, but I then had a couple of tough weeks, first with a half a pound gain (just before star week) .. Then the following week was star week and I gained another 2lbs. I get so sad when this happens, even though I know it's just the way my body is at that time of the month. It was more frustrating this time around because it took me behind my five and a half stone award which I had already got, then I felt like I no longer deserved it.  Crazy!

Everyone reassured me I'd be fine and I would make up for it but I wasn't convinced (It's like I convince myself that I am failing and this is it - very silly!)  Anyway. after the two weeks and 2.5lb gain I went and lost 4lbs and then 2.5lbs the following week, so it seems that everyone was right.

So I'm now at a total loss of 5 stone 12 lbs. So close to the 6 stone, baby!  I also went into the next stone bracket on Friday and my god, it made my day so much! The problem now? ... This week I'll be due on again and the following week I'll be on, so who knows what they'll bring. It's so unfair that my period can possibly mess up two weeks of my slimming each month! Grr!!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Five and a half stone award!


That happened!

Seems like ages ago since I was telling you I had got my 5 stone award.. I did kind of hit a point where I felt I was getting nowhere for a while there.. Then I had a 2lb gain (All weeks not mentioned here are listed in the sidebar to the right, week by week).. The gain was from a week at my Mum's enjoying myself anf then star week, but then a nice big loss which pleased me greatly and gave me the 5.5 stone award a lot sooner than I thought.

I feel good, I feel happy and pleased with my progress so far. I am as determined as ever. :-)