Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Weigh In #10

As ever, I'm disappointed with my weight loss this week. But I need to quit with the negativity and realise that I've lost 23.5 pounds! In ten weeks! That's not too shabby at all. Also tonight I finally got my Club 10 award so I'm officially 10% smaller than I was in January. Plus I got Slimmer of the Month for March (9.5 pounds). So maybe I should just shut my mouth and be pleased?! Yes, I think I will.

The next couple of weeks are going to be tough with regards to losing weight. It's my friend's 40th birthday on Saturday so that'll be a boozy night on the tiles. Then next weekend I'm off to Barcelona for five days. Tapas and sangria are not Slimming World friendly so I'm just going to have to be incredibly strong willed and try and make some decent meal choices. Ugh.

4.5 pounds and then I get my two stone award. I WANT IT NOW! Greedy Helen.

Starting Weight: 227 pounds
Current Weight: 203.5 pounds
Weight Loss This Week: 1 pound
Total Weight Loss: 23.5 pounds
Target Weight: 140 pounds

63.5 pounds to go!

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Weigh In #9

I'm starting to get greedy. Not in terms of food, oh no. In fact, I'm probably eating far more healthily than ever before. And my portion sizes are greatly reduced due to a diminishing appetite.

No, I'm starting to get greedy with regards to my weight loss. I lost 2.5 pounds this week which I know is fantastic. Except that I can't help but feel slightly disappointed. I really wanted 3 pounds. I wanted my Club 10 award. I wanted to have lost 10% of my body weight.


This last week was absolutely a 100% Slimming World week for me. Probably the best one I've done since I started this little journey in fact. I wrote down everything I ate, every last little syn was recorded using the online food diary (which I love, fyi), I drank huge amounts of water, I exercised (Davina McCall has ruined my thighs) and I ate loads of speed and superspeed foods. So I expected more than a 2.5 pound loss. So I'm disappointed.

Ugh. Get a grip Helen.

Starting Weight: 227 pounds
Current Weight: 204.5 pounds
Weight Loss This Week: 2.5 pounds
Total Weight Loss: 22.5 pounds
Target Weight: 140 pounds

64.5 pounds to go!

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Weigh In #8

Chuffed doesn't even cover how I feel right now. After a weekend of kebabs, chips, booze and all manner of unholy things I was expecting, at best, a maintain. At worst, I thought I might have gained a couple of pounds. Hurrah, hurrah and thrice hurrah for the fact I lost half a pound!

After a couple of less than perfect Slimming World weeks I now want to get myself back on track and have a 100% week this week. I'd love to lose three pounds next week as I'd get my 1.5 stone award and my Club 10 award (10% of my body weight lost). So strawberries, grapefruits, broccoli, lean meat and plenty of water are back on the agenda.


Starting Weight: 227 pounds
Current Weight: 207 pounds
Weight Loss This Week: 0.5 pounds
Total Weight Loss: 20 pounds
Target Weight: 140 pounds

67 pounds to go!

Monday, 15 March 2010


Things to not do when you're trying to lose a lot of weight:

  • Drink a lot of gin. Some wine. A bottle or two of beer. A bit more gin.
  • Eat kebab meat and chips at 4am.
  • Eat a double chicken burger and chips for lunch.
  • Miss your run on Sunday because you've not had enough sleep/you have a hangover.

You know what though? I enjoyed every single minute of it. I'm expecting a gain tomorrow at weigh in but, for once, I'm not too upset about it. I had a damn good weekend and I'm not going to beat myself up about it. That was always my problem in the past. I'd slip up and then think 'Oh well that's that then, I might as well give up'. And then I would. I'd give up. Now I allow myself to fail occasionally. I allow myself to eat what I like for one day, drink what I like and dance with ridiculous abandon until 4am.

But then, the next day, I get right back on the Slimming World wagon.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Weigh In #7

After last week's little blip I seem to be right back on track. And then some! I was expecting a fairly decent loss this week as my work trousers are starting to fall down. I wasn't expecting 6 pounds though! So I'm feeling rather smug right now.

To be honest I needed a decent loss as I've had an awful day. If I hadn't lost a lot tonight I could just see myself shoving down a Zinger Tower Meal. Thankfully there is no call for fried chicken just yet!

I'm also quite surprised as I was away this weekend on a training course. It turns out that drinking a bottle of gin and eating lots of lettuce and fruit can do wonders for you! Although I wouldn't recommend the resulting hangover.

Starting Weight: 227 pounds
Current Weight: 207.5 pounds
Weight Loss This Week: 6 pounds (!!!)
Total Weight Loss: 19.5 pounds
Target Weight: 140 pounds

67.5 pounds to go!

Thursday, 4 March 2010


I've been doing Slimming World for six weeks now. I may not have lost quite as much weight as I'd hoped by this point but I am looking better. I look in the mirror now and I don't hate what I see. My waist is becoming more pronounced, my arms are thinner (I began to hate them the most, after C said they were his least favourite bit of me), my legs are becoming leaner (thanks to the running) and my face is definitely about half the size it was before (no more moon face here).

I've found a few things over the last few weeks that I really like or that really seem to help and I thought I'd share...
  • Fennel tea. Amazing for the digestion and bloating.
  • Marks & Spencer chunky steak (400g tin) is syn free and bloody lovely! It's perfect for lunch at work on an Extra Easy or Original day.
  • Also, Marks & Spencer have started doing little individual bags of mixed vegetables that you can steam in the microwave. They're currently two for £1.00 and, again, are perfect for lunch at work. I had sugar snap peas, carrots and broccoli today and they were lovely.
  • Green tea tablets. I use the ones from Boots (£6.99 for 90) and they really seem to help with digestion.
  • Grapefruit. Nothing earth shattering here but if I eat a grapefruit with a meal at least once a day I seem to lose more weight.

 If anyone's got any tips they'd like to share then they're always very welcome!

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Weigh In #6

I'm frustrated. Super super frustrated. I lost 10.5 pounds in my first 3 weeks but in the last 3 weeks I've only lost the equivalent of 1 pound a week. I expected my weight to plateau a bit but I didn't expect it so soon. I've got such a long way to go and I can't bear the thought of it taking so long.

But I know I have to look at the long term, rather than the short term. So I'm trying.

I knew I shouldn't have had that bloody kebab on Saturday. Damn you gin, you make me do stupid things. I thought I'd saved enough syns that it wouldn't matter but obviously not.

Oh well, I'll get it off next week, and more!

Starting Weight: 227 pounds
Current Weight: 213.5 pounds
Weight Loss Gain This Week: 0.5 pounds
Total Weight Loss: 13.5 pounds
Target Weight: 140 pounds

73.5 pounds to go!