About Me

I am a 33 year old mum of two who has spent her entire teenage and adult life struggling with her weight. I am not going to struggle with it anymore. I am in charge!

Saturday, 22 October 2011

This would be so much easier if.....

I was never bored, hungry, tired, sad, happy, celebrating, commiserating .............

The list is endless.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Weigh in

Well I haven't done this for a while!

Weight - 11st 4lbs- This is 1lb up on the last time I weighed in here BUT I am happy with it because it's 2lbs less than Monday!!!
Body fat - 35% - 1% up since last time I weighed in here/5% total loss.
1/2in gain from chest since last time. (I really don't need to keep saying that do I? You get the idea) .
1/2in gain on waist.
1/2in gain on hips.
11 1/2in total loss.
I am kicking myself that I have spent the last 6 weeks stalling and the last 13 weeks making no progress at all but I know that I didn't really feel it in that time. I am going to focus on the fact that in that time I easily have re-gained everything I had lost (and more). In the past that is what has happened. So I am going to convince myself that this is a positive thing. I have managed to sustain my weight loss for 3 months. Now it's time for the next attack.
I have 5 weeks till my birthday. I AM going to be reach the new low weight I talked about by then. The lowest weight I have been at in the last 12 years is 11st 2lbs (156lbs). That means my very lowest aim is 3lbs in the next 5 weeks. That is a very low pressure goal.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Two posts in two days. That hasn't happened for a while!

Yesterday was a good day. I stuck to my food plan and did manage to go out for a run in the evening. My short, fast run consisted of 1.01 miles and took me 9m 56s. To say I am chuffed to bits at being able to run a mile in under 10 minutes is something of an understatement.

I think it is going to take me a fair bit of effort and determination to get back on my journey but for now my main focus is trying to make sure I get back to eating properly rather than grazing all day long. Grazing all day would probably be fine if I were eating sensible things but when it is mostly cakes and chocolate that I am grazing on that's not so good!

Today has been a good day too. Mostly. I did eat an un-necessary and un-planned chocolate bar at lunchtime but it was a 15g bar of good quality, dark chocolate so I will go easy on myself there.

One thing that I have noticed since I started this journey is how much of a good impact it has had on my children. They have always been healthy and active but are now even stronger, healthier and fitter than ever before. For that I give myself an A+.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Sneaking back in

I have tried several times in the last month or so to get back in the swing of things but it hasn't been happening. I am considering myself VERY lucky that I haven't gained more than I have. I have gained 3 pounds since my last weigh in post. That has taken my current weight back up to 11st 6lbs (160lbs). This morning I have woken up feeling ready to get back on the road. I'm not sure why the change but I do know that every part of me is screaming that I am so not ready to settle here.

As for what has been happening for the last month (probably closer to two in actual fact) I haven't strayed too far from what I am aiming to achieve. I have managed to keep up the running (bar a rest for over training and a cold). My running time has slowed down a little but I can run for longer. Food wise I have not been eating the best way but I have (mostly) stuck to meal times.

I have planned my meals for today and evening meals for the rest of the month. I am going to work on a day by day basis for the meals during the day, partly because we are trying to make sure that we don't spend quite so much on food and eat what we have in unless we REALLY need to shop. If I can combine that with losing weight then I will be a happy bunny.

One thing the last couple of months has shown me is that I can do a reasonable job of sustaining a weight.

Another thing I am going to start doing again is blogging most (if not every) day. So I apologise for the random drivel that will be finding it's way into your blog feed.

First of all I am aiming at getting back to losing weight. Next goal after that is to get to a new low by my birthday. That gives me about a month to lose at least 4lbs. I'd love to get down to 10st something but I am not going to approach this with any pressure.

Have a marvellous day everyone.