Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Weigh In #23

Could I be any more pleased? No. No I couldn't.

4.5 pounds and a loss of 50 pounds in total! I can't quite believe that I've lost 50 pounds. It just seems like such a huge number. Plus I don't actually feel like I look THAT different. Although my friend (who's been travelling for three months) told me that she barely recognised me. So maybe I do!

I am really chuffed with my loss this week but I do think I deserve it. My eating was 100% on plan, only one gin and tonic all week and I stuck to 6.5 syns a day. There were many times I felt like reaching for the Ben & Jerry's, but I didn't. Until after weigh in anyway, when I weighed myself 100g of Chocolate Macadamia (13 syns) and relished every mouthful. I even ate it with a small spoon so it would last longer!

I also got my 3.5 stone award last night. Finally. It feels like this one's been a long time coming!

Starting Weight: 227 pounds
Current Weight: 177 pounds
Weight Loss This Week: 4.5 pounds
Total Weight Loss: 50 pounds
Target Weight: 140 pounds

37  pounds to go!

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Weigh In #22


The less said about this week's weigh in the better.

As I wrote in my previous post, I've been really struggling to stay on plan and not eat everything in sight. So there you have it... a 1.5 pound GAIN. Only my second gain since starting Slimming World (and the first was only a 0.5 gain on star week) and I'm absolutely fuming with myself about it.

I debated with myself all day yesterday about whether to go to weigh in or not. I knew I'd put on and didn't want to see it on the scales. I convinced myself to go though and I'm so glad I did. Group was great and it's really given me the kick up the bum I needed to stop cheating! Instead of going home and cracking open a bottle of wine/pint of ice cream/box of chocolates, I headed straight to Sainsburys after the meeting and spent a small fortune on healthy, syn free food.

I think I need to realise that the things I could get away with at 16 stone are not going to wash now I'm in the 12 stone range. I've been lucky in the past that my naughtiness hasn't shown on the scales. I guess it's finally caught up with me!

I'm 100% back on plan as of now and intend to stay here for the foreseeable future! I want target before Christmas. I wanted to be there before my birthday but I think that's unlikely now.

Starting Weight: 227 pounds
Current Weight: 181.5 pounds
Weight Loss Gain This Week: 1.5 pounds
Total Weight Loss: 45.5 pounds
Target Weight: 140 pounds

 41.5 pounds to go!

Monday, 19 July 2010


I don't like to admit this but, seeing as this blog is supposed to be brutally honest, I'm struggling.

Really struggling.

Since I went to Glastonbury (four weeks ago) I've only lost two pounds. And I gained one of those back this weekend. So one pound lost in four weeks. I could have been another half stone lighter if I'd just stuck to plan 100%. But I haven't. And I'm so angry with myself.

I've had way too many treats. I've had chocolate. Ice cream. Crisps. All things that I shouldn't be eating. I was doing so well a few weeks ago and now I'm just so annoyed with myself. And frustrated. Losing this weight is the most important thing to me at the moment and I've just been playing at it. I need to get serious again and get serious fast.

When you lovely people leave me nice comments and say I'm inspirational I feel like a fraud. I refuse to let myself go back to the way I was. So as of now I'm back on plan. I'm writing it down here so that I'm accountable for it.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Weigh In #21

Two pounds off! Unfortunately I feel like I've let myself down this week. I was perfect up until Saturday night. 100% on plan, loads of water, scan bran every day, at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day. Then Saturday night hit and I ate half a tub of Ben & Jerry's. Then Sunday came and I'd promised to make cookies for the staff at work. Obviously I had to test them. Six cookies later and I was feeling pretty sorry for myself.

So I'm probably quite lucky that I lost two pounds. I wanted three, but ice cream and cookies do not a three pound loss make.

In other news, the size 14 skirt that I bought three weeks ago is now getting a bit big. And, bizarrely, my feet have gone down from a size 6 to a size 4.5! One of the stranger side effects of my weight loss! Also, I can't tremember the last time I was below 13 stone. It must have been about 10 years ago!

Tomorrow is a new start. No more ice cream. No more cookies. Onwards and upwards! I want my 3.5 stone award next week. No, scratch that, I need my 3.5 stone award next week!

Starting Weight: 227 pounds
Current Weight: 180 pounds
Weight Loss This Week: 2 pounds
Total Weight Loss: 47 pounds
Target Weight: 140 pounds

 40 pounds to go!

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Weigh In #20

Eek. My first maintain!

I would, ordinarily, be pretty upset. This week, however, I'm relieved! On weighing myself on my home scales after I returned from Glastonbury I found that I'd put on 7 (!) pounds. Sounds like a lot but my body is always strange like that. I can put on huge amounts in very short spaces of time, but then, usually, it drops straight back off. As it has done this time. Phew!

Am back on plan 100% this week and gunning for some big losses in the near future. I want that 3.5 stone award in the next couple of weeks! And the 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5 and 6 stone awards of course! Although I think some of those are going to take a while longer.

Why can't weight loss be instant?!

Starting Weight: 227 pounds
Current Weight: 182 pounds
Weight Loss This Week: 0 pounds
Total Weight Loss: 45 pounds
Target Weight: 140 pounds

 42 pounds to go!