Not the week I wanted but a good result…

I lost 4Lbs!!!

not the 14 I was aiming for but I was ill for a couple days, got sent home from work and well dropping out of routine does make things worse. but I lost the 2.5 i put on and then lost a lil more.

Not too shabby ๐Ÿ™‚

Total loss of 5Lbs so far… but i start meetings Friday 3rd Feb.

I’ve set a new goal, 10Lbs to lose in 2 weeks – before Sunday 5th Feb. those 10lbs will mean I have lost 10% of weight in 1 whole year.

Which isn’t too bad after the rubbish back and forth I had from July til now.

wish me luck… couple more weeks til a picture comparison… *gulp*

No stats week…

I’ve decided not to add my Fitbit stats this week, mainly because they are AWFUL! I had a really bad week, mostly due to the weather. When you have to walk everywhere you hate turning up to places soaked, so lack of gym, lifts to or from work has made hitting my goal harder. So this week is a fresh, it’s not been the best of starts but I think I have averaged out some stuff plus Saturday I’m travelling back to the homeland *YAY*

I do have some news to share, I was at work the other day and someone who had been on holiday for a week came back and she looked at me and said those wonderful words all of us on this journey get so excited to hear…

“wow, have you lost weight?”

I ended up grinning from ear to ear and I loved it!! A long with all you lovely people that can see a difference in my pictures, it’s a proper boost builder and lets me know that just because I can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not happening.

If I get a chance I shall update on Saturday after weigh in (which I’m not expecting to be great this week after Family meals most of the week) otherwise It’ll be a very long update in about 11 days ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a lovely Friday โค

Where am I now??

Where am I? Now that is an interesting question…
I have come to the realisation that I just kinda skim past the good things in my life and just have a massive ARGH!!! when having a bad day, So I’m being more Positive!

Here is a little update as to what is going on in my life right now,

I am still waiting on a start date for my new job, which sucks as I just want to get started. lol. but In less than 2 weeks I am off work for a week and celebrating my Birthday ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m going to be 27… wow feeling old!

Lots of fun to be had seeing all my favourite people. In Birmingham for a few days with the bestie, some old work friends in Leicester on Thursday and then Friday I get to see one very awesome person that is still incredibly supportive of my weight loss even though i’m miles away.

I’ve deleted my online dating profile cause well it wasn’t doing anything for me.

I’ve registered on my Open University Course of Education Studies to start in October (I am VERY excited!!)

My number one plan with my extra money from my new job is to save to buy a house (which includes moving away from South Wales)

I’m going to the Gym and on Long Walks and being more active than I have ever been. EVER!

I’m sticking to my food plan, I have room for snacking, if I need it and a list of snacks and point values (which maybe I should write on here at some point?) but most importantly I am not starving myself.

I am overall very happy right now, I aim to stay this way, take each day as it comes and just deal with things as and when they happen.

Hope you are all having a lovely week ๐Ÿ™‚ ย 

 

Stats!!!

Fitbit stats for 27/06/16 โ€“ 03/07/16

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Compared to previous weekโ€ฆ

  • Steps: +2551
  • Miles: +1.1
  • Floors: +16

Last weeks goalsโ€ฆ

  1. Walk at least 70,000 steps
  2. Aim for 4.5miles a day
  3. Walk at least 70 flights of stairs.
  1. DONE ๐Ÿ™‚
  2. DONE ๐Ÿ™‚
  3. DONE and then some ๐Ÿ˜€

Goals for the week aheadโ€ฆ

  1. 77,000 steps, 11,000 a day
  2. Hit my 35mile a week goal
  3. 100 flights of stairs!!

Did someone say Stats?

Fitbit stats for 20/06/16 โ€“ 26/06/16

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Compared to previous weekโ€ฆ

  • Steps: -10724
  • Miles: -4.62
  • Floors: +12

Last weeks goalsโ€ฆ

  1. walk at least 77,000 steps. Have 1 day where I hit 16,000!
  2. keep up the 5+ Miles a day
  3. hit 90 flights of stairs.
  1. Half Done… Missed a 1 day of 16,000 :/
  2. Failed ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
  3. Smashed it ๐Ÿ™‚

Goals for the week aheadโ€ฆ

This week has already started badly so I’m going to make these easier;

  1. Walk at least 70,000 steps
  2. Aim for 4.5miles a day
  3. Walk at least 70 flights of stairs.

This is going to be a long one…

Aloha!ย 

So here I am on the 26th June 2016 and having hit yet another brick wall when it comes to weight loss, yes last weekend was a bit rubbish having friends over which included a Chinese on Friday night, Chip shop at the beach and Harvester for dinner Saturday, Cooked breakfast and Ice cream at a different beach on the Sunday. Having friends come and visit is awesome. just not for my diet so much!

I made an awesome purchase the other week on a recommendation from my sister. The WW journals are good but they take a bit much to fill in… they are quite thick and heavy but she found something better, a diary by Fox and Moon. They do diet friendly diary’s, Suitable for WeightWatchers and Slimming World too.

This is mine…

IMG_20160614_182334ย I got it on Sale, It made me giggle.

It makes meal planning easier with a space for a shopping list also. I’ve since found other people that do similar diary’s so a quick google search could point you in the right direction…

Yesterday I did this;

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I’ve planned my meals and points for everyday and then went shopping and got everything I was missing. Today I am having a Chicken and Veg soup and French Stick for dinner at a wonderful total of 11 points ๐Ÿ™‚ (winning) Lunch didn’t go to plan today though, we got stuck in the Swansea city centre because of the diversions in place for the Swansea Half Marathon. So ended up having to eat in town which gave me a 25point lunch instead of 17. BUT I did leave myself 18 extra points to use today before having to go into weeklies.

Exercise wise I have been doing well. I’ve been at the gym and my steps have been pretty good too. I’m thinking about upping my step goal to 11,000 instead of 10,000 and then maybe every month or 2 up it by another 500 as I am averaging 11,500 at the moment.

Working 6 days last week has really messed up my mood. unfortunately I’m doing it again this week and I’m unsure I’ll be able to cope. Today is my day off. I kinda promised myself I would go to the gym but it is now 16:30, the gym shuts in 3 hours and I’m watching The Blacklist with no intention of moving. but I honestly think I need a day to rest, a day of nothing. Sounds stupid I know but I honestly just want to sleep all day, So I imagine even if I did make it to the gym today I would easily give up and not do much. I think it is a matter of balance, for my 1 day off in the middle of 13 days of work I think I just need to do nothing. I kind of regroup day? does that make sense? have I just waffled on about nothing for the last 5 minutes and just making up excuses?

I’m approaching my first big goal day, it’s 3 weeks away, I was hoping to be 60lbs down but I’m not even half way towards that. Yes it’s getting me down. I just want to be able to focus, get the weight off and be happy… it’s just going to take time. things go up and down all the time. I just need to break down this wall and move forward.

As the wise prophet Dory would say…

“Just Keep Swimming…”

Ready for a New week :)

Monday tomorrow so time for a new week ๐Ÿ™‚

First I shall talk a little about last week… I had a brilliant weekend, smashed my step goal and carried it on for the working week. I went back to the gym, I need to work on it a little more to get back to where I was the last time I went to the gym! I will get back to it. will just take time. aiming on at least 3 days a week with a bit of luck ๐Ÿ™‚

The weekend has been AWESOME for 2 reasons;

  1. My best friend came to visit for a couple days, we walked up to the Beach and around, visited the really nice Ice Cream parlour, played games and just chilled out. much needed fun.
  2. This happened….
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I won the Workweek hustle this week! I never win anything, okay granted there was only 6 steps in it but I’m super chuffed!!! ย ๐Ÿ™‚

So this week coming and the next I am working 6 days ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I am having to try and fit in Gym time around it (the problems of not having the 24hr gym I had before :p )

4 weeks to go til I travel to Birmingham… hoping to hit the 290lbs mark by then ๐Ÿ™‚

I didn’t weigh in on Friday as I was getting ready for visiors, so 11lbs to go… Wish me luck ๐Ÿ™‚