Friday, 31 December 2010
Hopefully i'll be back soon with my weightwatcher head back in place and feeling better about things.
Friday, 17 December 2010
Also, am off sick from work with what i think is neuralgia - basically - face ache. It hurts so much, going to try to get to docs today, see if i can get me some stronger painkillers as paracetamol are doing naff all. I also have at least 4 mouth ulcers to which are agony, but on the plus side I dont want to eat :)
Friday, 10 December 2010
Feels good to be doing the old plan at the mo! I know what im doing and what I can have!
Thursday, 2 December 2010
Im now 12st 10lbs (or 178 lbs), i think this could be my lowest weight since I was school age, yay! Oh and i have new pyjamas - in a size 12-14, so chuffed, although my brain is still struggling to comprehend that im anywhere near a 12!!
Monday, 29 November 2010
Im off work today with a poorly little one, so desperately trying to get back on track. I have to admit though to being totally bored and fed up of counting points! Fingers crossed for a stay the same this week , and getting back to it from today.
Saturday, 27 November 2010
Friday, 26 November 2010
Im going out tonight (shock horror!!), its a wedding reception - and im wearing a dress, eep! I havent wore a dress for years (apart from my wedding dress and the bridesmaid dress i wore in June!). Its a size 14, and if i get any half decent pics i will share!
Sunday, 21 November 2010
I didnt make it swimming on Friday, it was a gorgeous sunny day so i decided to go for a walk instead of swim, and walked about 3.5 miles (4 activity points), on saturday I went for another walk, about the same distance, so 4 more activity points. ALso on Saturday I broke into my weekly allowance, had 7 points over my daily allowance. This was mainly because i did pasta and bolognase for tea and it worked out at 11 points (shock horror!!), need to find some lower alternatives!
Thursday, 18 November 2010
Had a good day so far, should still come in under points and with none of my weekly allowance used.
Back to work tomorrow so the daily blogging might drop a bit, although i am finding it very helpful to write every day.
I did a buffet for Kierons birthday and didnt pinch any sausage rolls, pork pies, egg butties or ham butties, or mini pizzas! I kept my mitts off the various crisps and cakes too. While everyone else tucked in i made myself a fully pointed chicken sandwich! Another thing that has disappeared from my childrens parties is alcohol!! I now drink water or i'll have a coffee!
Looking forward to weigh in tonight, it'll be a bloody big improvement on last week, lol!
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
The funeral went ok, it was the strangest funeral though! There were 6 of us there, including the funeral director. We played Will Young, Evergreen as entrance music, then i said a few words, we played Mancunian Way by Take That as Dot was originally from Manchester and moved to Blackpool and theres a line about travelling the mancunian way, before the lights came and took us away - we thought fitting for Dot. Then my mum shared a few of her memories, as Auntie Dot was like a second mum to her, then we said the Lords Prayer and played Vera Lynn, We'll Meet Again. So very personal and touching, i hope we did her proud :)
I'm still of work so I finally went swimming this morning! I did 20 lengths of the 25 metre pool, it took me 25 minutes, and it was non stop. I did have a wobble when i got there and drove around the car park twice thinking "I cant do this". And when i was in the pool i had a brief moment of "everyones looking at the fat girl who obviously hasnt swam in years", but no one did really, its all in my very silly head!
Got a shock in the showers too. All the erm, older, ladies dont appear to have a care in the world, all stripped off and showering together! I kept my eyes to the front and my costume firmly in place :D
Monday, 15 November 2010
Activity wise, well, I spent an hour ironing! I took Jake to his party at the swimming pool and spent an hour splashing around in there, so probably not really enought to earn any activity points, but at least I was moving around.
Had a few people round for Elliots birthday which involved cakes and crisps, but i didnt have any.
So, still going good. Today is Auntie Dot's funeral, i'm a bit nervous, she didnt want a minister or anything, so its up to one of us to say something. SHe only wanted family at the funeral, so thats me, my mum and my cousin Sharon. My mum will probably be too upset to speak and Sharon hasnt seen her for years and doesnt know her that well, so that leaves me. Im no good at speaking but there'll only be the few of us.
Sunday, 14 November 2010
I went for a walk, but didnt go as far, still earned 2 activity points though. Not sure i'll get out today for a walk as Ihave a mountain of ironing to get through and its my eldest boys 9th birthday so have people coming round after. Need to get balloons and things up before he comes home from his dads, oh and wrap his presents, oops! Also Jake is going to a party this afternoon, its a swimming party though so i might get in with him, that's a bit of activity for me!
Had a sneaky peek at the Wii Fit last night and was 13 st 6lbs, so 4lbs down! Not sure how accurate that is, but its spurred me on anyway!
Saturday, 13 November 2010
The swimming didnt happen, got to the pool and it was closed for school lessons. But, it will happen, I am not back in work now until next Friday so I intend to go at least twice before then, and have also decided im going to start going on my way home from work on a Friday, I finish at lunch time and my mum has Kieron so she wont mind an extra hour with him!
I went shopping, as I unpacked everything I worked out the new points values and put all my little stickers on that we were given in the meeting. I am on 30 points per day and yesterday I had all 30 points, but didnt use any of my weekly points. Had a mini disaster when I dropped our tea all over the floor, but I had already served part of mine up so it just meant the rest of the family had takeaway!!
My friend Helen called round a we decided to go for a "little" walk, and we managed 3 miles, and we both enjoyed it. Am going to attempt some more walking today, although I will have Jake, my 6 year old, and he doesnt like walking much!! While we were walking we discussed my binge eating. It all started with 2 mini mars bars on halloween night, and i think i was chasing that fix again. The one thing i didnt have during my binge was chocolate - but maybe that would have sorted my cravings, mmmm, I dont know!
Friday, 12 November 2010
Anyway, im raring to go this morning. I am fully armed with my calculator to go shopping and calculate the Propoints values of everything. I cant wait to have a banana or pear or some grapes knowing they're not costing me any points - it used to bug me having to spend 1.5 points on a banana when i could have a WW choc bar instead, lol!
But first, im going swimming! I am off work for a week, so I intend to get some me time in, once i've dropped Kieron off with childcare. The last time I swam was in 2007 on honeymoon, and that was just splashing around in the water really, today i intend to actually swim! Wish me luck!
Ive been awake since 4am planning receipes in my head! This new plan couldnt have come at a better time for me. New focus and something new to get my teeth into. Hopefully those 11lbs will very soon be vamooshed.
Ive also cleaned up the Wii Fit and am going to get reacquainted with it over the coming weeks. Weighed in last night and it is pretty accurate to the WW scales so will give me an idea how im doing over the next week.
Thursday, 11 November 2010
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
*kick* *up* *the* *backside* *BOOM*
I cant stop eating :( Im shovelling it in without even thinking about what im doing. Dreading weigh in tomorrow, but i know i'll have gained weight and hopefully it will kickstart me back into positive weight loss mode again. New plan = new start, fingers crossed.
Now wheres that needle and thread in the meantime to sew my bloody gob up............
Saturday, 6 November 2010
Im on a binge eat at the moment, it started on Thursday and im just eating so much crap its untrue. I dont want to do it, its like a compulsion, an itch that has to be scratched with bad food and the badder the better.
Will be back when im back on track and feeling positive!
Thursday, 28 October 2010
Oh My God!
Oh My God!
Im in the 12's!! I am 12st 13lbs! I lost 2 lbs this week. I got my 19th silver seven and have now lost 9st 8lbs!! For any who dont deal with lbs and stones, thats almost 61 kgs!!
Thank you to all who have taken the time to comment on my blog over time, and especially on my last post, some really nice comments there and it feels fab to know that others see me as an inspiration!
I bought a size 14 dress to wear to a wedding at the end of November, and it was pointed out to me that it may be too big by then. My brain will not comprehend this thought, I cant think that i could possibly be a size 12!! I have never in my adult life wore a size 12. Its scary, but the thought that I could go and but a size 12 is such a thrill too. I would never have thought it remotely possible 2 years ago :D
Saturday, 23 October 2010
I have joined weightwatchers, not to mention slimming world and rosemary conley, many times, in order to battle my weight.
In 2007, leading up to my wedding, in August 2007, I lost 3 stones, going from 21 and 1/2 stones to 18 and 1/2 stones. I felt good on my wedding day, and vowed to continue to go to weightwatchers as soon as the honeymoon was over.....
......fast forward to October 2008, 14 months married and I was a mess. I had gone up to my biggest ever weight, and my health was affected. My periods had more or less stopped, i only had 2 cycles in the whole of 2008. I was wearing size 28 clothes and almost bursting out, but i refused to go up to 30. My breathing sounded awful, if i walked across the room, I would be sweating and breathing heavily. People looked worried if i stopped to talk to them, they thought I was about to keel over, I gasping for breath so much. I spent every spare moment I had in bed, sleeping, I didnt have the energy to do anything else.
In September 2008, i went to the hospital about my lack of periods, and was told very bluntly that I needed to lose weight.
One day in October I had to ask my 9 year old daughter to put on my shoes and socks for me. I was mortified, embarressed and disgusted I had let myself get so bog. That day was 2 years ago today. I went to weightwatchers that very night, weighed in at 22 stone 7 lbs (315lbs). I was horrified at having my weight confirmed, but not surprised. I had gained 4 stone in 14 months. Looking back and trying to work out my points im not surprised, I was having around 60 points a day (at least!)
My first week I lost 5lbs, but gained some confidence in myself! By the end of month 1 I had lost 14 lbs. It took a while for the results to start showing in my appearance, but from the inside I was thrilled. By the end of January, I had lost 37lbs (including losing over Christmas and New Year!!) and by body kickstarted back into action with my periods restarting (TMI I know, but its important!). In March, I realised they had stopped again and something didnt feel right! Turns out I was pregnant with baby no 4! I weighed 18 st 11.5lbs when I found out I was pregnant. Panic set in, how could i possibly go through pregnancy without piling on all that weight again, and ending up even heavier?
I spoke to my leader, who informed me I wasnt allowed to do the plan while pregnant. I thought I was scuppered, how could I do it without her support? I stuck to the plan for the next 3 weeks, and then chronic sickness set in. I was sick up to 15 times a day at first, then while on meds it reduced to a more manageable 3/4/5 times a day! Horrible to cope with and it made me miserable, but it resulted in me weighing in at 19 st 1 lb the day before i was to be induced. So only a gain of 3.5lbs, Kieron weighed in at 9lbs 5 oz on 17th November 2009.
I rejoined ww in January 2010, weighing 17 st 13.5lbs! I have stuck to it ever since and my goal is becoming much closer!
So now, I am 132lbs lighter, I am wearing size 14 clothes, I have confidence I havent had for a long time. I can put on my own shoes and socks! I fit in the bath and can shave my legs while in there without feeling Im about to pass out! I have lots of energy, I can play with my children. I can fit on a swing and swing higher than my children (and feel so free while doing it!) Im learning lots about cooking healthier food, and enjoying trying new things. I have my picture taken without cringing or hiding from the camera.
Theres a way for me to go yet, but even 2 years on im more determined than ever to get there and to feel even better than I do now!
Thursday, 21 October 2010
So total gone 132 lbs, total left to lose 23lbs!
Saturday, 16 October 2010
Thursday, 14 October 2010
I have been extra good this week to compensate for binging on Saturday night. I didnt point my binge but guessed at 20 points, maybe i overguessed, but whatever i did, it worked!
Im now 13 st 1.5 lbs!! Wow! Its coming up to my 2nd anniversary of joining weightwatchers (this time!) and im still going strong and ever so close to goal. Only 23.5lbs to go!
Thought it about time I updated my "current pic" shot so thats at the side ------------>
Wednesday, 13 October 2010
I bought a pair of almost knee height boots! This may not seem a big deal, but to me, having so many years morbidly obese I am thrilled. Never have I been able to buy a pair of boots that go anywhere past ankle height, unless i go to "a store for the larger lady". They would never fit over my massive fat calves.
So to try some on and have them fit in a "normal" persons shop is a blinking good feeling. Now i just need to find summat to wear them with.
Incidentally, while talking about boots/feet - I always used to wear size 8 shoes, and they were tight, now im a comfy size 7, so some excellent shrinkage of me feet there!! Lol!
Ooooh ooooh oh and ...... size 16 are now too big for me, but size 14 dont yet fit, so I am now officially a size 15 in clothes :)
Sunday, 10 October 2010
Im fed up of this, why do I do it to myself.
Feeling better today as we just got back from Ingleton Waterfalls, 4.5 miles walked, plus most of it is up steps and hills, so that should get rid of some of the overeaten points. Plan is to try to have only 18 points a day from now until Weds, and fingers crossed by Thursdays weigh in i'll have eradicated the damage.
Thursday, 7 October 2010
Saturday, 2 October 2010
I went shopping on Thursday, i bought clothes - trousers and a blouse for work - in a size 14!! They are still an ickle bit too small, but i can get in them and fasten them, they just look a little silly! Wont be long though!
Also, my old jeans! My old staple, the only clothes i could wear at one point (outside of work that is), size 26-28. And I now fit in one leg of them!
Thursday, 30 September 2010
I lost 1lb this week. Ive been good and stuck to plan so a pound will do!
I went back to my old high school on Tuesday to have a look round for my daughter starting next September. It was so strange! Like stepping back in time, but it was soooo different too, i couldnt beleive how much its changed. Anyway the good thing is that Olivia is now looking forward to going, whereas before she went she didnt want to go there.
Thursday, 23 September 2010
SO what did i do different!!? I track every week so having the class tracker surely wouldnt make that much difference. Wrong!! As i knew other people would be seeing my tracker this week i made a concious effort to vary my foods, tomake sure i got my 5 portions of fruit vegy stuffs every day (most days having way more!). I also bought the "Fabulous & filling" recipe book and made a couple of things out of there. I made some 0 points soup to have, which lasted me from Saturday til today, and was gorgeous and filling!
It was my daughters 11th birthday yesterday, and i did all the same foods that i pigged out on last week. But because i had the tracker, i didnt have any of it. I had a ww ready meal instead, but treated myself to a crispy chocolate cookie and a chocolate orange brownie - both made from the recipe book, total of 2.5 points for both!!
Feeling fab and focussed and ready to go again!! Only 2 stones to go to my target :)
Sunday, 19 September 2010
Except I overidulged on mini pizzas, mini sausage rolls, potato wedges, cocktail sausages, pork pies, and to top it all off a jaffa cake bar and generous slice of birthday cake. Oh, and i forgot the onion rings and cheese puffs :/
This then led to me carrying on being "naughty" for the rest of the week, including all day Thursday. Got to scales and had gained 1.5 pounds, which I dont think was too bad after everything I put away. Im just hoping the "true" damage doesnt catch up to me this weeks weigh in.
I have the class tracker this week. Everyone who has had it so far has lost weight, and usually a good weight loss too, so no pressure!! I have been so so good so far, and hopefully having this tracker for the week will help me get back on track. Its my daughters birthday on Wednesday, so fingers crossed i can resist all the bad foods, and just eat my own meal that im going to make seperate from their "party" nibbles!
Saturday, 11 September 2010
This could all change next week though, I pigged out and binged my way through last week. Fell off the wagon in spectacular style. Scared me really as I thought I had all my food demons beaten, it seems not, they are still there, and they can come back to get me sometimes. But i've knocked them all on the head (I hope), again for a while and as of yesterday I am back pointing and tracking.
Weigh in - I lost a pound! I have no idea how, but due to all the binging I am not going to be surprised if I have a gain next week, even though I plan on being good!
I suppose what i should have done is come here to my blog or log on to the boards, I m sure that would have encouraged me to stop the binging, but i didnt think of it. I didnt think of anything other than what i could shove in my mouth next. I just don't understand why i do it, rarrr!
Wednesday, 8 September 2010
Saturday, 28 August 2010
My mum has been struggling the last 3 weeks and has stayed the same. I kept trying to advise her, and found that she was having only 15 points ish a day, instead of the 21 she is allowed. So i told her to try 21 points for a week and see what happens, I also gave her a lesson on her WW scales, so she started weighing/tracking last Monday, and come Thursday weigh in - she lost 2.5lbs!! So just goes to show that tracking might be boring and seem like hard work to keep on top of - BUT IT WORKS!! So she finally got past that 1 stone barrier. She goes on holiday in a week though, so no doubt she'll put a little back on, especially all inclusive!!
Im ever so close to my BMI being <30, im nearly overweight! Yay!
Sunday, 22 August 2010
Darren and I went out for an Indian last night. I think i chose quiet well, I had shamee kebab starter, and tandoori chicken for main. It was lovely! I also had quiet a lot of wine! A whole bottle with the meal, then we went for a few drinks and i had 4 wines. A lot for me these days, being virtually teetotal! I declined any dessert too, despite them looking sooooo good! But i was full, and unlike the old days i dont eat when im already stuffed. Before WW, i'd have had onion bhajis and poppadoms to start, a chicken korma with a full portion of pilau rice, and probably a dessert too!
Today I have been rough, rough, rough! I threw up during the night, so most of meal came back - i hadnt pointed it but im not sure if i would have needed to as i didnt keep it! (Sorry for way too much info there!) Today, ive had 2 glasses of full fat pepsi, a 500ml strawberry milkshake and toast with jam on to try to combat the hangover! Ive also had a sunday lunch - loads of veg tho and not much meat! Anyway i dont have the energy for pointing today, therefore i've had the whole weekend off tracking, back to it tomorrow, and hoping for damage limitation by Thursday!
Friday, 20 August 2010
Very important things first, weigh in - i lost 1/2 a pound. Am happy with that, its in the right direction, and after all the cough sweets and medicines i've been having I wasnt too sure how it would go.
I've had a very emotional week, kicked off by 2 weeks of not a lot of sleep. Which resulted in me having some sort of breakdown at work, through sheer exhaustion. I felt like I could no longer function! Anyway as the week has gone on i've gradually caught up on sleep and am feeling much better.
Something im very proud of this week is that I didnt comfort eat! I was feeling so down, and in the past would have binged on crap food. But my head wouldnt let me do it! I just thought to myself that if i did, I would feel 10 times worse afterwards. So I feel i've beaten a few food demons this week and am so proud of myself. Maybe, finally, just possibly, after all these years I have finally cracked it :)
On Thursday, it was getting on for 8.30 before i got chance to eat, and I have nothing in so i went out to get a kebab (a chicken one so wouldnt have been TOO bad!), but I walked past the kebab shop and bought a WW meal instead! Arent I good?! Main reason though is because me and hubby are going out for a meal tonight, for our anniversary, and i intend to eat whatever i feel like, no point counting tonight! We only have baby at home until Monday night, so should be a quiet weekend! Olivia and Elliot are off on holiday with their dad until next Friday and Jake has gone to Butlins with his Nanna and Grandad. Peace and quiet, ahhhh!
Thursday, 12 August 2010
Last Thursday I was ill after WW meeting so Thursday and Friday I was very much drastically under points. I think i had 10 points in total on Friday.
On Sunday we did the Ingleton Waterfalls trail again, which I enjoyed, and didnt find it as difficult as the first time we did it.
Ive had a cough/sore throat/cold since weekend too. The cough has got considerably worse the last 2 days so yesterday I was scoffing cough sweets all day, so havent a clue how they will affect things.
The weather is awful, so despite having been off work for 2 weeks i have done no exercise whatsoever. Im going to have to find something else to do other than walking, but thats not easy with 4 children around who all want to do different things.
Im also well and truly shattered, I haven't been sleeping with the coughing, and Tuesday night only got a little bit of sleep from approx 2.30 til 5.45, up with Kieron. Last night Jake and Kieron took it in turns to be up through the night, Kieron just playing! And Jake being sick, bleurgh!
Will report back later on Weigh In result.
Saturday, 7 August 2010
If ever i needed a reminder not to get pregnant again, that was it!! I had 7 months of feeling like that while I was pregnant, and i cant believe it became a way of life i got so used to it!
My mum stayed the same this week, but isnt following the plan properly at all! She wasnt eating enough, having about 15 or 16 points per day, when she should be on 21. So this week she cut back even more, she doesnt believe me when i tell her if she eats more she will loose weight!!
Thursday, 5 August 2010
Friday, 30 July 2010
My mum weighed in too, she lost 2lbs this week, she has 1lb to go now to her first stone off.
I bought some chippy chips last night on the way home from WW. One portion split between the three children, and i had about 10 myself. Just to see what they taste like - i have craved them a couple of time recently. Im glad I tried them, because i probably wont bother again! I didnt enjoy them at all, and i dont know if it was my imagination, but my jaws ached while i was eating them! Must be all the grease, Ugh, wont bother again!
On the NSV front, I was getting in the bath the other night and caught sight of myself, well to be more precise, of my bare bottom - and for the first time in a hell of a long time, i thought, mmmmm not bad!!
Sunday, 25 July 2010
Thursday, 22 July 2010
WHen updating my weight charts a few minutes ago i realised something quiet exciting!!
I AM UNDER 200lbs!!!! YAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!
Thursday, 15 July 2010
I have had a good week so was hopeful for a good result. I did the 10k on Saturday, went belly dancing on Monday, and have had a couple of hour long sessions on Wii Fit Plus. Ive also stayed within my points all week.
ANother thing - onions - red ones to be precise! I cant get enough of them! I never used to eat an onion unless it was deep fried in batter and leaking grease all over my 12 inch pizza! I though onions were vile - now, im asking for extra onions, and adding onions to almost everything i eat! Love em!! Another example of how much my food tastes have changed :)
Saturday, 10 July 2010
Thursday, 8 July 2010
On another, not so very happy note, i am not happy at all! Im supposed to be doing my 10k Race For Life this Saturday. An event I have been building up to and planning for 4 months. An event my husband knows all about and has heard about for the last 4 months. He's been told he HAS to work (which i dont believe a word of - I think he WANTS to work, something always comes up when im doing something for ME). So, i have no one to watch the children (ive asked everyone i can think of), therefore i can now not do my Race For Life. I am sooooooo upset its untrue.
There isnt just this issue, theres many many things that are winding me up about him at the moment. He really is so selfish, and i had to get some of it out before I scream, rant and rave.
Monday, 5 July 2010
I used to go belly dancing three years ago, whilst on one of my less successful stints at weightwatchers. I really enjoy it, i dont know why I stopped going. I took Olivia with me as I thought it would be good for us to have some mummy/daughter time together.
Two NSVs while i was there too! First one is that I didnt have to stop to catch my breath and guzzle water after the warm up! In fact i didnt have to stop all the way through. Second NSV isthat when doing the stretches I could do the standing on one leg holding your leg up stretch! I couldnt do this before as I couldnt reach my foot to hold it up!
Saturday, 3 July 2010
Measurements were taken today (3rd July) and last month (5th June)
Right arm was 15.5 inches now 15 inches loss 1/2 inch
wrist was 7 inches now 63/4 inches! loss 1/4 inch (a lot for a wrist!)
Right calf was 14.5 inches now 14 inches loss 1/2 inch
Boobs was 41 inches now 40.5 inches loss 1/2 inch
under boobs was 38 inches now 35.5 inches loss 2 1/2 inches!!
belly was 44, still 44 inches - no loss
right thigh was 28 inches now 27.5 inches loss 1/2 inch
So total loss in the last month is 4 3/4 inches!
But, compared to when i first measured myself, at 20st 8.5lbs, on 3rd Jan 2009:-
Right arm was 18.5inches - so 3.5 ins down
Under boobs was 43 inches - so 7.5 ins down
Belly was 55 inches - so 11 ins down
Right thigh was 34.5 inches - so 7 ins down!! Wow, cant believe Ive lost as much off my thighs as i have under my boobs!!
Feeling much better now :)
Thursday, 1 July 2010
Still, its off, its in the right direction and i've lost 107.5 lbs. Onwards and inwards!
Monday, 28 June 2010
I always work out on a Sunday night my average daily steps for the week, ie total steps divided by 7. This week I actually, finally managed to average over 10,000 steps per day, and thats without wearing my pedometer on Thursday, if i'd worn it then i'd have been well over 11 or 12,000 (Doh!)
On Saturday hubby and I took the 2 youngest ones to Hollingworth Lake (thats my 3rd time in less than a week! It is a lovely place though!). We walked round once (approx 1.5 miles), but then I had to stop cos i was wearing daft shoes (doh again!)
On Sunday, i made up for it by going for a walk, approx 9km, so over 5.5 miles. Very pleased with myself, but im feeling it today! My hips are quite sore, which isnt good considering I am doing a 10k Race For Life in 12 days, Im going to need to try to get out most days this week and next for a good walk every day.
Today, I spent 1.5 hours ironing, then 3 hours sorting out the childrens rooms, which were a disgrace, so it kept me on the move. I then didnt have time to go walking as I had to pick the children up, so had a quick 30 mins on the Wii Fit.
Day off tomorrow, (as was today!), but I intend to spend it on time for ME! Im planning a walk, help my hips get used to it. Then chilling out, relaxing bath and reading for a while. Might even dye my hair :)
Friday, 25 June 2010
I've now lost 7st 9lbs, which is the same weight as my 10 year old daughter! Ive tried lifting her and cant shift her off the ground, so how i used to get around lugging all that weight with me I have no idea! Well i do - with difficulty and pain and breathlessness!
My mum lost another 2lbs this week, so has now lost 10lbs and is doing well!
I felt I had a really good week this week. I have been eating lots and lots more veg with my meals to bulk them out more. I still eat quite a lot of snack type things (ie WWers biscuits and things), which i want to get used to cutting out for when my points really drop. So im getting used to more veg! And i have to say enjoying it! Only thing is, my insides are like a wind turbine! OMG the farting!! Ive been tempted to move my desk into the corridor at work just in case, but so far i've managed not to let any escape while at work!! All the ass clenching must be firming my bum up a treat!
Ive also done a lot of walking this week, getting 10000+ on my pedometer in aerobic mode on 3 days! Ive been drinking water too, lots more than normal.
TOTM is looming so we'll see how that goes over the next week, and bring on another good week!!
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
I cant make official weigh in again this week as my daughter is singing in her school choir at a local music festival, so my mum and i went to a different meeting - meaning weigh in was a whole day and a half earlier than usual! Anyways, my mum lost 1lb, total now 8lbs in 4 weeks, and I weighed in at 14 st 13.5lbs! So half a pound down from last week and 1.5 lbs down from last "official" weigh in nearly 2 weeks ago!
Im very pleased with that result - i had 2 days totally off plan last Thursday and Friday. Thursday night i had a chinese takeaway, and lots of nibbles, not to mention orange juice and champagne. Then Friday, it was bacon butties followed by strawberries and champagne, then a chicken dinner with apple pie and ice cream dessert, and i lost track at the buffet, and with alcohol - i drank white wine and soda all day.
So - woop woop to being in the 14s!! Bring on the 13s!!
Sunday, 13 June 2010
Saturday, 12 June 2010
Wednesday, 9 June 2010
I dont think i was this excited about my own wedding! Its probably the thought of having a full nights sleep tomorrow thats doing it!
Thursday, 3 June 2010
Saturday, 29 May 2010
Anyway, as I said I need some low fat hangover cures! Obviously the "usual suspects" that used to work are out - ie McDonalds with a Extra Large full fat coke! Followed by at least 2 litres of coke! Or the other option is a big fat fully fried fry up! Golden syrup porridge oats just dont cut the mustard with hangovers!!
Only 13 more sleeps til THE WEDDING!! Yay, cant wait to show off my new figure in my lovely bridesmaid dress!!
Thursday, 27 May 2010
This week has been a good week. I did a fair amount of walking on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Tuesday i did loads as I went on a school trip with my sons class, walked there and back (approx 5 miles) plus stood up all day apart from 20 minutes while eating lunch. I certainly wouldnt have been able to do that before I lost weight, even the standing for a few hours would have worn me out, without the 5 mile walk!
I also stayed within my points (and still havent got round to putting a couple of days worth of trachers on here, i promise i will!)
Friday, 21 May 2010
Sunday, 16 May 2010
Im glad to say that times have changed. Today I had music blaring while ironing and still had energy after 3 hours to be dancing to the music. I now iron downstairs and have to make at least 6 journeys up and down stairs to take it all up, I didnt need a sit down even after all that!
Thursday, 13 May 2010
I havent done anything different so im not sure why i;ve had such a big loss this week (but im not complaining!!) Fingers crossed it stays off and i dont see a gain next week, as has happened before when i've had a big loss I wasn't expecting!
It was my intention this week to post a couple of days worth of trackers as some people have asked what I eat. As for exercise I really dont seem to be getting around to doing much, although I am walking as much as I can fit in.
4 weeks today until the wedding, but i've taken my dress to have a corset fitted, just in case i dont get in it!!! I only had about an inch to go but its just not worth leaving it any longer. At least now i know it'll fit, and the corset will hold "the girls" in place!!!
Thursday, 6 May 2010
Im well and truly in the 15s now, at 15st 10.5lbs. Im feeling really good about myself! I still cant take compliments though! I was told on Tuesday that im looking "too thin"! WHAT!! I felt like screaming, im still obese - how can i be too thin! People look at me like im daft when i say ive got over 4 stone to go! My clothes must be clever at hiding the "real me"!!
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
Ive had 9 points today and dont feel like any more!
I went today to meet up with some ladies from a pregnancy forum i joined when pregnant. We met up at Heaton Park and had a little picnic. I was having a good look round, as I have signed up to do a 10k Race For Life there in July. I think i'd better get some serious training in! Theres more hills than I remember!
Anyway, off to feel sorry for myself! Kieron isnt well at the moment so I have not a lot of chance of getting the rest I need! I think politicians would win many a vote if they brought in sick pay for mummies! Supplying an au pair would be good!
Thursday, 29 April 2010
It also means I got my 13th silver seven! I still love getting them no matter how many i've got!
Im feeling very confident at the moment. Im eating even better since being back at work as I take lots of fruit to snack on during the day. Im also drinking much more water.
This week i decided to try to count up how many points I was having on a typical day before Weightwatchers! All I can say is, its no wonder i got to 22st +. I was having on average well above 60 points a day :-0
Here is what would have been a typical day:
Breakfast - toasted teacake and 1 slice toast (both with so much butter it dripped down your chin!)
lunch - either a baguette with cajun chicken or a large chicken tikka pastie & large sausage roll, iced finger or cream cake
evening meal - takeaway 3-4 times a week, norm would be a 9 inch mighty meaty pizza, onion rings, some fries (with lashings of ketchup of course), and a couple of slices of the free garlic bread! Dessert would be either a double pack of cream cakes, or a double pack of pecan & maple pastries, depending on whether I had cream cake or iced finger at lunch!
Snacks - afternoon, packet crisps (walkers Max!), can cherry coke, snickers
Evening - large Dairy Milk or large bag peanut M&Ms, 2-3 packs of crisps.
I told my friend Catherine who comes to the meetings with me, and she reckons all that would have been on a particularly bad day, but NO, it would have been most days!
No wonder i managed to gain 4 stone in 12 months! Looking at it now freaks me out a little that I ate that amount - and as for where the money came from to eat all that, who knows! I cant even remember what i would have cooked on the rare occasions that i did so! I was certainly never actually hungry!
Thursday, 22 April 2010
This week i had a few targets in mind:-
1 lb would take me to 90lbs lost
2 lbs would take me to 6 and half stone lost
2.5 lbs would see me in the 15s for the first time in about 5 years i think!
Anyway, i got l lb off this week, so 90lbs lost!!
Next week i want another silver 7 and to be in the 15s!!
7 weeks now until bridesmaid day. Still got a couple of inches to go to get in that dress, next try on in 4 weeks, then i'll panic! At the mo im still thinking i can do it!
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Also on a Scale Victory front, i've been waiting for ages for the "obesity" level on the Wii fit to drop - its been right up at the top since i started using it, and now its started falling! Something else for me to try to get a pic of when i next remember!
Thursday, 15 April 2010
Not a lot else to report. Off to bed, am shattered today, think its going back to work and still having not a lot of sleep at night catching me up!
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Im back to work this week, although part time so i have Wednesdays off. I should be doing loads at the moment to catch up in the house but I cant be bothered!! It only gets wrecked again with an hour! Its going good so far, ive found it easy to stick to my points. Ive upped my water intake loads, and ive been using my lunch times to go for a 20-30 minute walk, rather than sitting on my backside browsing the net all lunch time! So fingers crossed for a good weigh in! I went to my mums earlier and she called my "slimbo"!! Said i look as though ive lost more weight this week. Its probably just cos she hasnt seen me for 3 days when she's used to seeing me every day!
Will report in after weigh in tomorrow :)
Thursday, 8 April 2010
Over Easter I allowed myself a creme egg (3.5 pts) but froze it to make it last longer! The chocolate was fine but the gooey inside was a bit weird! For Easter I got a malteaser bunny (also 3.5 pts). Oh My - they should be taken off the shelves immediately! Oh they are just stunningly gorgeous! Its a good job I only had one in the house or I could have easily binged! I bought 2 for my mum and she ate them both at once!
Ive been active this week, but not in the walking sense, ive been decluttering, tidying and cleaning. I also spent a couple of hours on the Wii but not as much as I'd have liked.
Ive had TOTM this week and usually gain a little arouind about then.
So to weigh in tonight and was expecting a small loss, STS or maybe even a gain due to TOTM, but i Lost 4lbs!! So pleased with myself!
Back to work on Monday, not looking forward to that at all, just cant see how im going to find the time to get anything done! Eeek!
Thursday, 1 April 2010
We're setting summer goals at next weeks meeting. My first goal is to get into my bridesmaid dress in just 10 weeks time - eep! I also want my 100lb certificate before then, so I'll have a good think about a longer term goal to set for myself to see me through.
Thursday, 25 March 2010
Ive changed my target weight to 11st 6lbs from 12st 7lbs. So Ive got a little further to go, but im ready for it (at the moment! No doubt it'll get harder and harder but im still focussed enough to feel its acheiveable right now!)
Monday, 22 March 2010
Sunday, 21 March 2010
Food wise, we went to Burger King, i had a children's chicken bites meal, which i think works out at 10.5 points (im sure they gave me regular fries instead of small otherwise i'd have said 8 points!). When we got home we called at the chippy for chip barms - except i didnt get one and had a "good for you" ready meal instead!
Birthday tomorrow and ive just seen the cake my friend has made for me on Facebook!! Think i'll be having a very small piece, it looks very calorific! Will put some pics on tomorrow of cake and some taken today too.
Thursday, 18 March 2010
Its my birthday on Monday, but i have no elaborate plans so hopefully wont be a problem for next weeks weigh in!
Im going to Blackpool on Sunday to go on the Pleasure Beach with my friend and her man, and my hubby and the 2 oldest children. I hope to do lots of walking and make sensible choices food wise, so again im hoping not to sabotage myself!
FIngers crossed for next weigh in!
Sunday, 14 March 2010
Thursday, 11 March 2010
I also have time of the month so that doesnt help matters! But, lesson learnt. In future i need to make sensible choices. There was no need for me to choose burger & chips or the cheesecake, but I made that choice and I ate that food, no one made me do it.
Onwards to a loss this week!
Sunday, 7 March 2010
Heres a pic of me with Kieron - think this is the only pic we've had together and he's nearly 4 months :( Ive got loads of pics of him but i need to start getting in a few more with him!
Oooh and other news! One of my targets has been to be able to wear my engagement ring again! I got it on today! Im so chuffed. I had to take it off again after a while as it is just a little too tight! But it went all the way on which it hasnt in ages - a NSV!!
Saturday, 6 March 2010
And its a good job really! We stopped for a pub lunch at the end and i decided to have a treat - my first one since New Years Day! I had beef burger & chips (although i did give quite a few of my chips to Elliot so i wasnt totally bad!). I didnt share my New York cheesecake with anyone though - ooops! I really enjoyed it though, and wouldnt of had anything like that if i hadnt had the 3 or so mile walk first!
Ive just been to the shop and walked there too, so about a further mile!
I tried on my bridesmaid dress earlier - there'll be no more burgers or cheesecakes for me! I need to loose about 4 inches round my back and middle if im to get in it! 3 months and 4 days to go!
Friday, 5 March 2010
Thursday, 25 February 2010
Yay!! I did it, i got my 75lb certificate!! I lost another 2lbs this week, taking my total to 76lbs! My WW leader had already ordered it so I actually got it at the meeting tonight!
Ive had a good week. Ive had lunch out twice and made sensible choices, and didnt feel as though i'd gone without at any point. Hopefully, fingers crossed, i've got this healthy eating lark sorted! Never again will i feel the need to eat multipacks of crisps, 6 packets in one sitting, washed down with 2 litres of cola and a family sized choc bar!
Onwards to the next certificate now - 100lbs here I come!
Friday, 19 February 2010
Havent had time to blog very often, but things are still going well. Ive now got a silver fitpiggy on Wii Fit Plus and havent missed a day in 3 weeks! On Sunday me and hubby took my mums dog for a 2 hour walk. I really enjoyed it, but think i've got damage to my pelvis from the complicated birth i had, so after half hour or so im in agony when walking. Soldiered on though, brave me!
Next goal is another pound next week to get me my 75lb certificate! Have got 2 lunches out this week so fingers crossed I can behave myself!
Thursday, 11 February 2010
I lost 3.5lbs! Yay, omg i nearly ran round the room, im so thrilled and excited! I have the biggest grin on my face! Ive now lost more weight than i have left to loose. Im over half way there!
I have made an extra effort this week to eat all or most of my points, as i wasnt really eating them all before, was probably 4-6 points under each day. So i think thats helped. Ive also been on the Wii Fit plus every day, and been a bit more adventurous than just playing the games! Ive been doing some of the yoga and muscle exercises too - and whats more ive been enjoying them.
Next target is to get my hands on that 75lb certificate! My leader said tonight that she would order it now, but i told her not to! Dont want anything to jinx me!
Thursday, 4 February 2010
This week has been good. Ive eaten out twice and made sensible choices (choosing salad when offered chips or mash!!). Its my mums birthday today so i cut myself a slice of cake for after weigh in! Thought i had 3 points worth, but when i weighed it, it worked out at 8 points! Eek! So i cut off 5 points worth and just had the 3 instead! Once upon a time i would have just eaten the full slice. Not any more!
I went shopping on Saturday and bought my bridesmaid dress for my best mates wedding in June. Im currently a size 20, and ive bought the dress in a 16 - so i have something to aim for and im determined to get there (well i have to now i have the dress!) The dress was reduced from £90 to £27 in the sale so couldnt not buy it!
Ok, Karon gave me an award last week and i duly completed my 7 facts. Now i'd like to nominate my 7 people whose blogs i enjoy reading. So here goes:
Joanne - Jo's Journey
Enigmanda - Seeing A Little Less of Me
Phil - The Incredible Shrinking Man
Lanabanana24 - The Road To Success Is Not Straight
Natasha - Girl Stuck In a Rut
Mandy - I dont Skinny Dip - I Chunky Dunk
Shaz - Chewing The Fat
This week I have had a couple of goes on Biggest Loser on Wii and i also got Wii Fit plus which i am really enjoying. We've all been doing it together and having a good old giggle, am liking the calorie counter on Wii fit plus!
Friday, 29 January 2010
Thursday, 28 January 2010
I seem very tired a lot of the time though, so its hard getting into any exercise - and the long mammoth walks i was planning still haven't happened!
Thursday, 21 January 2010
Still it is a loss, and takes my total since starting this journey on Oct 08 to 65lbs!!!!!!!!!! Only 5 more lbs to 5 stones and then 5lbs after that is 75lbs! Its so close i can almost reach out and touch it!
Not much else to report, am feeling a bit naff with a cold thats started today but hopefully it wont be around for long!
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Saturday, 16 January 2010
On thursday at the meeting, i bought 2 boxes of Weightwatchers choc bars. Big mistake. I ate 1 on Thursday night - no problem there. Last night I ate 3 of the buggers one after the other, plus the one that i'd already eaten during the day. Just pointed up though and i've still come in under points (by one point!) so thats good. That must be down the pizza I had for tea - a weightwatchers one, 5 points it says on the pack - bargain i think! A pizza for 5 points. Woop! It was the tiniest thing i've ever seen!! Was very nice though!
SO lesson learnt. I dont need chocolate, so i dont need to buy it. If i do buy it i will eat it ALL, so no more!!
Thursday, 14 January 2010
Still all going good, sticking to points. Havent had any chocolate and im not missing it (although i have just bought two packets of WW choc bars!!). My nightly treat is a Skinny Cow hot choc and a packet of french fries once all the children are in bed and that does me!
Saturday, 9 January 2010
As I thought Thursdays meeting was cancelled so I still haven't got an official start weight, but i weighed on my Wii fit at the same time today as i did last week, and weight was 18st 2lbs!!! Woop woop - thats a loss of 7lbs!! Am most very pleased with that!
Im enjoying the new series of Biggest Loser USA. Ive also set a few programmes to record. Sky Real lives are showing lots of extreme diet stories in January so i'm recording them. And Lorraine Kelly is doing a programme on Bio channel to sort out Emma and her family (from X factor = below), this looks good! Also My Big Fat Diet Show on channel 4. So if I cant find some inspiration in that lot, I wont find it anywhere!!
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
Its highly unlikely there will be a class tomorrow evening, so it looks like i'll have to wait until next week for an official weigh in. I just weighed myself on the Wii though and was 18st 4lbs!!!! thats 5lbs less than Saturday! Woop woop! Im not taking it as gospel though as i'd prefer official weigh ins - but its going in the right direction and the Wii seems pleased with me!!
Monday, 4 January 2010
I put a new battery in my pedometer this morning so its all set for counting my thousands of steps - once all the snow goes that is! Cant walk out there at the minute, not with a pram at any rate. Its coming down thick and fast out there as i type and the highest temperature today was -1, so i cant see the snow being gone any time soon. I will have a lot to make up for when i get chance.
Was supposed to do Biggest Loser on Wii tonight but havent got round to it so will try to find time tomorrow. As long as i do it tomorrow i wont have missed a work out.
Also, a new season of Biggest Loser USA started tonight on Sky Real Lives, so i'll be recording that, so i can skim through all the crap chat on it. I love the programme but sometimes it bores me rigid! So inspirational though, and of course watching Bob is a nice bonus ;)
Saturday, 2 January 2010
I've been on the biggest loser Wii game, did the 6 minute warm up and the 23 minute workout!! I'll probably not be able to move tomorrow!! Felt good though. My weight was 18 stone 9lbs! So i've gained around 10 lbs over the Xmas and new year period.
So far so good :D
Ive been shopping and bought lots of healthy food stuffs. Got my daughter to take before pics of me, kept saying "you'll have to take another, that ones horrible" - then realised they were all going to be horrible - after all they are before pics! Im wearing pyjamas that only just fit me - so hopefully in a couple of months they'll be too big!
Will take measurements and weigh on Wii fit later, and if i have time will do some Biggest Loser. Its snowing again today so my idea of getting out walking isnt going to happen as i cant push the pram through it. Rarrrr!