So official weigh in - result!!!! Another loss. That's a stone in 2 weeks. I do believe though that this week it will either be a very small loss or a maintain given the huge amount in a short space of time. I have managed 3 days this week where I have actually managed 3 meals in one day, rather than breakfast then nothing but coffee until late evening and all meals have been on plan. Had a bit of a blow out last night and had beer and pizza but life is for living. Hopefully it won't have done too much damage but if it has, then I know what I've done and I deserve it. Back to two spin classes this week (in between still visiting Mum in hospital) and also Boogie Bounce (the most fun anyone can have on a trampoline). Mission Skinny is definitely back on.
Still off work with the whole stress element of Mum which has only got worse but due to legal reasons I cannot elaborate on now. I haven't been able to go to the gym or work out generally for about 6 weeks now apart from last Thursday when I actually got to go to Boogie Bounce (more on that to follow). There's been a lot of sitting at the end of a hospital bed and a lot of drinking coffee but I'm happy to say that given that the diet odds are against me I actually lost 8 1/2 lb last week. Its weigh in day tomorrow. I have managed 2 spin classes this week but I find that after a break from exercise and heading straight back into it I normally get a gain. This is due to your muscles retaining water as they think they are being damaged. Eventually the whoosh effect happens (in a few weeks) another massive loss should be on the card. I will post links to the "medical" explanations of why we gain when we first start exercise and the "whoosh" effect later. But for now its fingers crossed that tomorrow will be a maintain but if its not I know why. Off back to the hospital now. I'll check back with you tomorrow with the official weigh in result
Hey guys. I know its been a couple of weeks but I took myself off to see family back in the country for a couple of days. It was a relaxing long long weekend stress free with good company and good food. Made good sensible choices where I could but if I wanted it I had it as I knew it was just a "break away". Came back and unfortunately my health and surrounding factors have taken a little bit of a dip. However, apart from the steroids (which either make me eat anything in sight or have my head down the toilet) I'm having to take on top of some new medication food choices are still on plan. No gym unfortunately which is driving me mad but hopefully the Gods of the Scales will be kind to me this week. Lots of friends rallying round me plus a new venture in the pipeline going back from my younger days gives me lots to look forward to. Watch this space. Oh and passport has arrived so I can officially book my trip to Holland - happy days
Its the end of the week - been back on plan as much as possible between hospital visits for the last week and a little bit, but have got the result I wanted. 6 1/2 lb off since my last post :)
Still battling with skipping the odd meal which I know isn't good but its either that or eat the food from the hospital canteen which consists of chips chips chips and a side order of chips! I know I'm drinking far too much coffee but needs must. Managing my time better this week has also meant I've been able to get back to the gym which has made me feel much better. I suppose its all about learning to combine the diet with this new lifestyle for a while but I think I'm getting there. Mission Skinny is definitely back on and I'm enjoying getting back into the challenge. Lets see if next week is as kind to me. Time to reward myself with a glass of wine (well within my syns) - so cheers - I hope you all have a fantastic weekend
really need to get my backside in gear. So much has been going on since before xmas that I've not felt able to share with my nearest and dearest but I've got to grow up and deal with matters as they aren't going to go away. Without boring you people with my woes I received some pretty decent advice this week.....Be Kind to Yourself! My weight loss is an extremely important part of my life that I've ignored for a while now, simply playing it and then beating myself up when I'm not getting the results for which I am the only one to blame. So, deep breath and lets start this again. With the support of some very good friends I have I'm going to try and concentrate on me for a change as I have realised I have no control over what other people do, only myself. #missionskinny is back on
Hey guys. I know I've been quiet but its all down to being out of action. Finally after quite a few years of suffering they've removed my gallbladder - I am now pain free (apart from the associated after surgery pain). Had a few weeks "off plan" and have experimented eating foods that I haven't been able to eat for many years. This has resulted in a gain in weight. In the grand scheme of things its not that bad, half a stone, but given the amount of cake, cream and chocolate I've eaten it should be alot more. It has made me realise though I haven't missed this "bad" food and I am now back on plan and feeling cleaner already. No gym for the next 4 weeks so I'm trying to walk as much as I can. A little is better than none at all and I'm still lapping those that are sat on the sofa. 2 days back on plan and I've already lost 2.5lb so hopefully it won't take long to get the rest off then I can concentrate on my original target. Still signed off work so hopefully will get more recipes and ideas on here during the next week. Standby for my Lemon Curd/Mousse - its devine and syn free
Wednesday night is my weigh in night. I'm not like the majority of people who go to class, weigh in, stay and then go home and have a "treat" night (favourite takeaway for example). I stay to group then go home and treat it like every other night - that works for me. But tonight after hoping to call an interim target while I get my operation out of the way (T minus 4 weeks and counting) I lost more than I had planned. 3 1/2lb! This is not a bad thing. Its a very very good thing but the dilemma was now I have to re-evaluate my target. Decided just to carry on with the goal I had already set in place - so fellow fat fighters I have just 6lb to go to target. Eeeeeek
So I've done something out of the norm. I've celebrated with a half vol (thats dutch for low fat) Chocomel my favourite dutch drink, whizzed up in the magic bullet with ice to make a thick ice cold milkshake - and It still comes within my syn allowance HAPPY DAYS. I just need to stay focused for the rest of the week and not get complacent. Hopefully I'll be posting another loss this time next week -
See you all Lighter & Brighter xxx
These are my "lbs lost" and "lbs to lose" jars. There's a glass loveheart to represent each lb. Unfortunately I don't have a jar big enough or the equivalent hearts to show the amount of weight I have already waved goodbye to. Its a brilliant feeling after weigh in to come home and remove them from the to lose jar. Going going - gone!
So finally summer has landed. I got my suitcase down to get my summer clothes out and got the shock of my life! They've been packed away for the winter since my holiday to Cape Verde last October. Tried my favourite shorts on and they were too big! In all fairness I haven't lost that much weight since then but I have obviously toned up. I'm not sure whether I'm pleased or gutted because I'm going to have to replace ALOT of my holiday clothes (ok I'm really pleased lol). The hard work is definitely paying off. This has given me new motivation