Keep on fighting: Slimming world update

Thursday, 21 August 2014

hey,

So i was really bad and didn't post last week and i have to admit its because i was a bit embarrassed because it was my second week and i gained 2lbs back. Now its not loads and i expected it because i literally was off track from sat-weds and had a very good time eating what i wanted when i wanted, including cake, sweets and takeaway. so really actually i was lucky was only 2lbs.

This week though i got refocused and started planning better again as that is really the key to slimming world and happy to say i lost some weight. –1.5lb only but its still a loss and its a step back in right direction and i am hoping to carry on staying on plan this week.

One thing i do need to think about though is what i am eating because i seem to eat a lot of same things, omelettes or bacon sandwich for breakfast, jacket potato with beans for lunch and then whatever I decide upon for dinner. I’m not being very creative and i really should be.

Next Wednesday i am off to house sit as well so not sure how going to go about my weigh in either as usually weigh myself at home on my scales, i may just take them with me and say sod it to rest of my family. But it will be a good opportunity to experiment more with food as will be just me and nobody else to answer to and i can create a menu and buy foods i need for it.

I would love suggestions on your favourite things to eat on slimming world.

Fingers crossed for another good week, only 3 weeks until Holiday so would like another 7lbs gone please so fit into my new clothes better! Wish me luck.

Here is some of what I have been eating this week

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my first week on slimming world

Monday, 11 August 2014

Helloo

So i am a little late posting this as my weigh in day is Thursday but had a great first week, lost 7lbs whoop and got this little beauty.

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I’m a total sucker for rewards like this so i am hoping be a good motivation to stay on track.

This weekend was a bit crazy for me as went to London for the day and then on Sunday was my nephews birthday and his party. We ended up walking virtually all day on Saturday, was crazy, 8 miles and 18,000 steps later! I still feel achey today!! I didn't track over the weekend but I did try and make good choices and stick to three meals a day with healthy snacks of fruit if I could.

But now its Monday and i am back on track and fingers crossed will get another loss come Thursday. But in the mean time here's a few of the things I have been eating lately. 

 

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Switching to slimming world

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

helloo

so i know its been a while, in fact i hadn't realised it had quite been so long. eeeek. but well tbh i have been in a really bad place and struggled to get the motivation to do much of anything let alone blog or come online. if you follow me on social media you will notice i was just as quiet on there too. i needed space to sort my head out.

I wont say i am suddenly all better because I'm not but i am in a much better place of mind then i was in July. I went off track, i stopped doing much of anything and just stayed in a funk. But now i am focusing on moving forward. I enjoyed spending some time with my bestie in July, I spent time with my nephew and i just focused on me. Mostly i shopped for my holiday. Shopping makes everything better.

But now to the important bit that you are probably awaiting an explanation of, I switched to Slimming World. Now i have tried this before but never really got on with it, but after taking a break from weightwatchers and struggling to refocus i decided to follow in footsteps of those around me. Lots of friends on Facebook and colleagues at work have had great successes so it seemed to me would be worth giving it another try.

This is only my first week but i am going well so far, it requires a lot more planning ahead, and thought when it comes to eating out, but i find i am snacking less and eating more filling meals. I’m also spending less money as i am having to make my lunch at home rather than buying it at work which i was very guilty of during the month of July.

My weigh in day is now a Thursday morning so wish me luck and i shall leave you with some pictures to sum up life lately.

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weekly weigh in–12 to go

Friday, 20 June 2014

Its Friday, that time of the week where i step on the dreaded scales. They were definitely dreaded after my binge at the beginning of the week but a few perfect days back on track and I managed to lose 0.8lbs YAY. Its not great but its something and a step in the right direction.

I have 12 more weigh in’s left until Holiday, fingers crossed for some better weeks so that my holiday clothes fit in time. I am ashamed to say i still haven't done any exercise, well unless taking the stairs at work counts ha.

I’m hoping to try and so some more with my nephew this weekend and this should mean moving more but motivation for the gym is like zero and not having much luck with PT sessions either. Though in this hot weather the last thing anyone wants to do is go to the gym ha.

But for now i am enjoying eating healthy, staying within my points allowance and eating lots ha.

86 Days: recovering

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

The last few days haven't been great for me, I have been recovering from a blip I let myself slide into and that in turn resulted in a binge, the first in a while, which is even more frustrating. But I have got myself back on track the last few days and feel like my head is slowly sorting itself out as well.

One of the things I am trying to do in order to help myself feel better is to look after myself more, I have started a routine of cleansing and moisturising my face morning and night and taking my make up off at end of day. Its only something simple but its a step in right direction as its something I had stopped doing.

The other thing is to wear make up everyday for work, I don't always wear it on weekend, that usually depends on what am doing, but I feel much better when I have it on. I have even been adding a splash of colour in terms of lipstick which has been a nice change. Here is just two examples, of course ignore the rest of me ha.

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I have also been making most of sunshine where possible and enjoying ice lollies galore from the list in the weightwatchers magazine. Twisters are my favourite at the moment, a full sized is only two #propoints and mini twister is one #propoint. So i have stocked up in the freezer but I seem to be sharing them with a certain little monster.

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My view at lunch twice this week. Love it.

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I also have still be rather lazy and not gone to gym yet, my review got cancelled and I need to phone and rebook it but just haven't got around to it yet, I’ll probably pop in again when get 5 minutes between visits as its easier when my calendar is with me. So that means I haven't been able to open the little beauty below yet.

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Although there seems to be something in the water in my house as everyone is in a bad mood this week or grumpy, including the little monster, but he is here for weekend again so that means lots of Dec/Auntie Sarah time so opportunities for more moments like these.

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Fingers crossed for weigh in on Friday, hopefully have done enough to undo the damage from my binge, if not well I know what I did wrong, why it happened, and its time to move forward.

91 days: weekly weigh in

Friday, 13 June 2014

Yup its that time of the week again, weigh in day, I’m very pleased to announce that yet again i have lost some weight, 1.8lbs down whoop. It just shows that dropping those three propoints a week actually worked for me. I’ve really enjoyed being on track this week, its involved lots of salads for lunch, and BBQ’s for dinner and fruit for pudding. Summertime always has best kind of foods #nomnomnom 

I used most of my weekly propoints on eating out last week whilst at my besties, but this week I don't have much planned in terms of eating out so i am going to try and experiment a little with my weekly propoints. Starting with today and eating some skittles which i was good and weighed out so could point them, and then might have some more tomorrow just because I can ha. Or maybe some dairy free ice cream. hmmm. or chocolate.

Lots of options as you can see especially as i discovered recently the delights of Waitrose and the extent of their free from foods. They do granola breakfasts on the go, chocolate, cakes, and chocolate shots which can be used for milkshakes/hot chocolates or as sauce. I cant wait to try it out at 12 calories a tsp.

Now i have the food side of things under control i need to make a start on the exercise and the first step is my gym review on Monday morning. 7.30am nice and early eeep but it was that or wait two weeks and i didn't want to wait that long! I’m going to try come up with some kind of plan and look into personal training sessions with the instructor as well.

I’m hoping to try and move some more over the weekend by going for walks, cycles or swimming, lots of options but depends on how I feel and how hot it is!

I was going to overload you with some pictures from what I have eaten this week but if you follow me on Instagram you would have already seen them. But I will show you the present I got myself for a reward once I have gone back to the gym.

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You can see what’s inside once I can have it! hahaha

96 Days: summertime

Sunday, 8 June 2014

It’s official our holiday is booked, we are off to Bulgaria in September whoop for a week, I cannot wait! I love going away on holiday, just a week of sunshine and bliss. Talking about sunshine how nice has the weather been this weekend?

Me and my bestie went for our spa session this morning as i mentioned yesterday, best back massage and facial I have ever had, then went off to have some pub lunch and sit enjoying the sunshine.

But tomorrow is back to reality which means work for me booooo. At least by going back to work this goes means back to reality and a routine for myself. I’m working locally which means I can come home for lunch so no prep tonight for me, but after this weekend and realising how unfit i actually am i want to try and encourage myself to go back to the gym. I know i said about personal trainer and i am still looking into it but if i can encourage myself to go now had bit of a reality check then that money could be spent on a regular back massage or even possibly coaching which have been discussing with weight loss bitch.

Its hard to know really which route is best for me other than that i need to try and get some form of routine and look after myself. I know exercise is the best way forward for me, that's why i still am considering personal trainers until i know i can do it on my own. It may be i could even possibly do both it depends of course on my spending habits haha.

What do you find are your best tools? How do you motivate yourself?