Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Weigh In #37

FINALLY! The 5 stone award is mine!! It feels like this one has taken forever (I got my 4.5 stone award the night before I went to New York in mid September) but it's mine all mine so that's all that matters! Two pounds off and I also won Slimmer of the Week (shared with another lovely lady) so I'm feeling pretty chuffed right now.

You might notice in the figures at the bottom of the post that I've decided to change my target. I originally set it at 10 stone because that is such a magical figure to me. I don't remember ever being 10 stone. EVER. However, I feel like I'm almost at where I want to be. I feel that, if I lose another 9 pounds, I'll probably be really happy with myself. And if I'm not then I'll just re-adjust my target again!

Plus, it might be a bit of a cop out, but I have to admit that I really would love to hit target before Christmas. And losing 9 pounds is just about feasible. I just think it would give me such a massive boost to go into the festive period at my target weight. Then, come January, I might or might not decide to lose the other half stone. (plus whatever I've put on over Christmas, of course)


Starting Weight: 227 pounds
Current Weight: 156 pounds
Weight Loss This Week: 2 pounds 
Total Weight Loss: 71 pounds
Target Weight: 147 pounds

9 pounds to go!

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Miss Slinky

Just a quick post today to show you this photo that my Consultant sent round to the whole group this week. It's not a bad photo... until you notice that my sash is upside down! Mortifying!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Weigh in #36


Finally, a good loss! It's been a long time coming but it was worth the wait. I did have an extremely good week food-wise so I think it's well deserved. I went out on Saturday night and had a few drinks but stuck religiously to spirits and diet mixers (save for one apple juice when the diet lemonade ran out!). I definitely didn't go anywhere near my limit on my syns and thankfully the scales rewarded me last night.

Oh, and I won Miss Slinky at my group too. Which is lovely and quite unexpected. As I won Woman of the Year at my group earlier in the year, I wasn't really expecting the second award! Gratefully received though and I'm just waiting to hear from my Consultant as to whether or not I meet the criteria to go forward to the district finals. As I missed out for Woman of the Year, I'm really hoping I can go this time!

So, I'm now 1 pound away from getting my 5 stone award. It feels like this award has been a long time coming (which it has really, I got my 4.5 stone award in September!) but I'm hoping that I'll get it next week.

Also, I'm finally under 20 pounds away from my target! BOOM!

Starting Weight: 227 pounds
Current Weight: 158 pounds
Weight Loss This Week: 4 pounds 
Total Weight Loss: 69 pounds
Target Weight: 140 pounds

18 pounds to go!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Weigh In #35


I'm back. After that post in which I threatened to unceremoniously dump Slimming World I've done a lot of thinking, a lot of talking over on Twitter and a lot of moaning. I didn't go to weigh in last week but I did go to my Consultant's house on the Wednesday evening instead. I sent her a 'HELP ME' email and she invited me over and gave me a good talking to. In the nicest possible way.

I left her house feeling so much happier and 100% more positive about this whole weight loss journey I'm on. It was my birthday last Thursday and I was full of good intentions to not go overboard. I failed. Miserably. I went out for a three course meal on Friday, plus wine. Then had a chippy tea, pints of cider and party food on Saturday night. Then a hangover Burger King on Sunday. Oops.

But my mentality had changed because not for one minute did I consider not going to group on Tuesday. I knew I'd have a gain but I accepted because I knew I deserved it.

And gain I did. But only 1.5 pounds. It could have been so much worse and I was actually pretty happy with that. I took in my old work trousers to group and put them on for all to see. They're a size 18 and in January I could only just fasten them. In fact, if I had a big lunch I had to undo the top button. I'm now a size 12/14 and they look like clown trousers on me. Sometimes non scale victories really are amazing!

Ever since group on Tuesday my head has been 100% back in the game. I've made syn free hummus, I've eaten loads and loads of superfree foods and I just feel so much happier. I think that, subconsciously, I'd started restricting my food intake. I'd started counting calories and depriving myself if I got above 1200 in a day. Ridiculous. I know that Slimming World works but it's like my brain decided to make losing weight harder for myself! I was hungry all of the time and I clearly wasn't eating enough.

This week I've been stuffing jacket potatoes down like there's no tomorrow and I'm loving it. God bless green days!

Starting Weight: 227 pounds
Current Weight: 162 pounds
Weight Loss Gain This Week: 1.5 pounds 
Total Weight Loss: 65 pounds
Target Weight: 140 pounds

22  pounds to go!

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Weigh In #34

Sorry this is late. I'm feeling extremely frustrated by my weight loss/Slimming World in general and just completely forgot to update last week.

One pound off. Meh.


Another 100% week, another disappointing loss.

I'm absolutely dreading weigh in tonight and, to be honest, I'm probably not going to bother going. I weighed myself this morning and have gained 1.5 pounds since last week. And I've been 100% on plan. Again.

I think me and Slimming World might be about to break up.

Starting Weight: 227 pounds
Current Weight: 160.5 pounds
Weight Loss This Week: 1 pound  
Total Weight Loss: 66.5 pounds
Target Weight: 140 pounds

20.5  pounds to go!