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This is not an April Fool…

So here I am updating my blog for the first time in over 2 months (as it was pointed out to me… sorry 😦 )

So what’s been happening? I’ve been working long days and experiencing some issues that I believed were resulted in my hospital stay in September.

I’ve been going to WW meetings, actually being weighed by other people is scary, but I’m going, and still going, I had a few slip ups and I think that was stress, so in all I’ve lost 3lbs in the last 6 weeks,  I know it isn’t much but it’s something.

I saw my neurologist on Wednesday who thinks I’m suffering migraines which is causing all the issues i’m having so, i’m being put on medication for that. I’m so relieved. I can finally put my mind at rest.

So… This is just a quick update to say I am still here and still working on things.

And to celebrate spring… “Bikini body here I come” hahaha

🙂

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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 🙂

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*

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It’s Goal Time…

Time to set some goals, I mean it’s not like I have anything better to do while I’m stuck in this hospital Ward for the next 24ish hours….

I have 9 weeks before I start my new job, that’s 9 weeks I can focus on my food and exercise…

I’m going to split it into 3’s (3 goals of 3 weeks) but then an ultimate goal, a minimum weight loss for the 9 week period (which will be based on the 295lbs I weighed at home a couple weeks ago).

Hopefully things will be a little better as my dad has finally had a telling off from the diabetic nurse for his diet and ALL the Ice Cream he eats… after years of nagging him finally he is listening which means more of what I eat in the house, easier to make the same food for 2 than 2 different meals so It’s a great time to look forward.

I have purchased a new Diary from Fox and Moon, The WeightWatchers friendly diaries have had a little facelift. but it’s excellent, a Fresh start and a Fresh Diary to work with. That’s waiting for me for when I get home.

So First Goal…

20th November
Lose 28lbs (2 stone)

3 week Goal…

9th October
Lose 10lbs

It’s time to get out of here and work my arse off!

THERE IS NO GIVING UP THIS TIME!!!

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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 🙂

Have a lovely Friday ❤

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It’s that time again…. **Brave Face**

HEY!!!

So it has been 5.5months since I started my weight loss journey using WeightWatcheers
(OMG, has it really been that long?)

Well with the big move inbetween which gave me some issues I’m not where I was planning on being at this point, but that’s okay I’m still going in the right direction but I thought I would have a look at me now compared to that dredded picture that I shared at the start of this journey, the one that made me see just how out of control I was…

Here is a side by side comparison, I am 1 dress size smaller but I honestly struggling to see a difference :/

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My arms look a little different I guess.

I am hoping that in a couple months I can add another picture and be like WOW there’s a difference, but in the mean time I know I am going in the right direction and that is what we are aiming for…

Til Next Time

🙂

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BOOM!! That is how you break a wall ;)

Weigh in day and the results are…

Drum Roll Please….

3.5 lbs loss!!! That’s 8.5 lbs in 2 weeks!!!

I am BEYOND happy. Not only that but I have Finally broken through my wall and the 300 lbs Goal I set myself MONTHS ago!!! New Goal is 250 lbs,

31.5 lbs down, just 147.5 lbs to go 🙂 9.5% of my body weight gone (For Good this time!) and I’ve lost 17% of the amount of weight I plan on losing… This is huge… it means just 13.5 lbs to go and I’m a 1/4 of the way to where I want to be!!!

Despite getting locked in at work tonight and missing my train and getting caught in the pouring rain… Today has been AWESOME

 

HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYONE!

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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 🙂 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 🙂  

 

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I went to the Gym, why am I not skinny yet??

CRISIS!

I’m struggling to get to the gym, I hate my job and it’s all crashing around me, still waiting for a start date on my new job and that’s kinda getting me down. All I want to do is shove my face inn a massive bowl of chocolate and only resurface for air…

BUT I WON’T!

I’ve come too far to go back now. I keep telling myself;

If Losing Weight Was Easy, Everybody Would Do It. 

I don’t want to give up, I want to keep going. I enjoy what is happening to my body and I want to be fit and healthy. Some days it feels as though it doesn’t matter what I do, it isn’t enough. I’ve lost 2 stone, which is incredible (especially for me) but There is still another 10 stone to go…

It will not happen over night, but I need something now, a new dress size, a nice comment… just something!

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This is going to be a long one…

Aloha! 

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_182334 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 🙂 (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…”

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Ready for a New week :)

Monday tomorrow so time for a new week 🙂

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 🙂

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!!!  🙂

So this week coming and the next I am working 6 days 😦 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 🙂

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