Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Weigh In #29

Can I get a HELL YEAH?!

Four pounds off! I got my 4.5 stone award and won Slimmer of the Week. The horrific Fast Forward was worth it! I'm not going to lie to you, it was hard work. And I was so hungry most of the time. But it's given me a pre-holiday boost and that's good enough for me.

I'll write a proper post all about it when I get back but, seeing as I'm leaving for the airport in 20 minutes, for now it's au revoir! See you when I get back xxx

Starting Weight: 227 pounds
Current Weight: 163.5 pounds
Weight Loss This Week: 4 pounds
Total Weight Loss: 63.5 pounds
Target Weight: 140 pounds

23.5  pounds to go!

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Weigh In #28


One pound off. As ever, the greedy slimmer inside of me wanted more. I've now had two 100% weeks in a row and have only lost 1 pound in that time. Still, better off than on. And at least the gain from last week has disappeared. In an effort to kick start things again I'm going to follow the 'Fast Forward' plan this week. Basically it's like Slimming World Extreme. There's no free food at all and you have to stick to it rigidly. I shall report back next week, hopefully with an amazing loss.

I've offically got less than two stone to lose now, which is rather fabulous. I thought I'd share a couple of pictures of myself in clothes that used to either be very very tight or not fit at all. Non scale victories rock!!

I bought these jeans for my holiday to New York last year. They barely fitted and, by the time I got home, they didn't fit. Look at them now. It's rather fitting that I'm off to New York again next week. Same city, completely different girl.

These were the first skinny jeans that I ever bought. They were skin tight on me. Now? Baggy baggy baggy.

This is my last Slimming World week before my 8 day holiday. During which I'll probably gain 10 pounds. But, you know what? I know that I'll get it off again, super quick.

Wish me luck with the Fast Forward!

Starting Weight: 227 pounds
Current Weight: 167.5 pounds
Weight Loss This Week: 1 pound
Total Weight Loss: 59.5 pounds
Target Weight: 140 pounds

27.5  pounds to go!

Monday, 6 September 2010

An explanation

Oops. I think it's about time I wrote and explained my absence from here.

I've been in a bit of a rut, to be honest. I weigh myself at home every day (I know it's not the Slimming World way but I know exactly how my scales measure up compared to the ones at group) and, last Tuesday morning, despite having had a 100% week and having no more than 50 syns, I'd gained 2 pounds. Inexplicable and really really frustrating. I didn't see the point in going to group only to be told what I already knew, so I skipped it. And, of course, for the whole of Tuesday, I ate anything and everything that I could lay my hands on instead.

I woke up on Wednesday and I'd gained another 1.5 pounds.

I was incredibly down and starting to feel like I'd never get any smaller than I am now. The dreaded plateau had reared its ugly head and I felt bloated and horrific. I'd conveniently forgotten that star week was due and had instead decided I was just always going to be fat. Ridiculous.

It got to Friday and I'd been 100% again from Wednesday onwards and still the scales weren't going down. Cue more frustration. Then I realised that I've been doing this for almost 8 months. I've been eating the same things week in, week out for 8 months. So I've changed things up. I'm eating less fruit and far more vegetables (before only one of my five a day was coming from vegetables, now four are). I'm eating more fish (which I never normally eat) and I'm sticking mainly to red days (my body does not like carbs, fact).

This morning I'm the lowest weight I've ever been (for as long as I can remember anyway) and although not looking forward to weigh in tomorrow, I'm not filled with dread.

I tried a pair of trousers on last night that I bought in New York in 2000, the year I left school. They were tight on me even then. Now? They're loose. Rather fitting considering I'm off to New York next week.

Here's to being thinner than I was at 18!!