I don’t quite know how or why…

BUT I have lost 5 lbs this week! I have no idea how as I don’t think I have been eating enough this week (missing meals) but I am ecstatic!

I am now in the next stone bracket and exceeded my first stone loss, very pleased and proud of my self right now.

My BMI is now 44.1 meaning I am 0.1 off making my august goal, with one more weigh in, in august I am feeling pretty determined right now… I always do think BMI is a load of poo but I suppose reducing it isn’t going to harm me.

So here is the weekly breakdown…

Week 1 (02/07/2014) – -3lb

Week 2 (09/07/2014) – -3lb

Week 3 (16/07/2014) – -2lb

Week 4 (23/07/2014) – -1lb

Week 5 (30/07/2014) – -2lb

Week 6 (06/08/2014) – -2lb

Week 7 (13/08/2014) – +1lb

Week 8 (20/08/2014) – -5lb

Total – 17lbs

 

 

My first gain…

It’s not good news folks… I gained 1lb! It had the potential to be more so I am grateful yet gutted I suppose. It’s been a stressful week (and when I say stressful I’m not talking about can’t find a matching pair of socks stressful, I am going through a hell of a hard time but I don’t like to go into the facts but maybe when it is all over I will let openly speak about it) and I know that is no excuse but it does effect my eating. Anyway…

Week 1 (02/07/2014) – -3lb

Week 2 (09/07/2014) – -3lb

Week 3 (16/07/2014) – -2lb

Week 4 (23/07/2014) – -1lb

Week 5 (30/07/2014) – -2lb

Week 6 (06/08/2014) – -2lb

Week 7 (13/08/2014) – +1lb :(:(:(:(:(

Total – 12lbs

First weigh in of August…

another 2 pound off! YEYYYY!

Week 1 (02/07/2014) – -3lb

Week 2 (09/07/2014) – -3lb

Week 3 (16/07/2014) – -2lb

Week 4 (23/07/2014) – -1lb

Week 5 (30/07/2014) – -2lb

Week 6 (06/08/2014) – -2lb

Total – 13lbs

I am now 1 pound away from a stone, if this isn’t motivation for week 7 I don’t know what is! Bring it on!

August Goals…

- Hit the next stone bracket (3lb to go) & hit my first stone loss!
– Reduce my BMI, aiming for 44 or less.
– Complete the 30 day app.
– Take measurements on the 1st and the 31st to compare and hope for a decrease.
– Use firming cream everyday.

July Goals… The Results!

- lose at least half a stone. accomplished! I lost 11lb.

- go to the gym/swim at least twice a week. failed! I got a bit lazy mid month.

- drink 2 litres of water a day. nearly! I find it easier to do it on work days but my water intake has definitely increased.

- 1 treat day a week. easy!

- eat my 5 a day everyday, even if it’s a treat day. again nearly! I have done most days, but like the water I have definitely increased my fruit and veg intake.

 

Summary – I think I have done well this month and I will try and continue next month with all of the above, It is 1 days off being August so I need to set some more goals if anyone has any ideas please feel free to share them! Thank you!

p.s I now have over 250 followers! YEYYYYY thank you everyone!

Week 5 weigh in

Last weigh in of July 2014 and I am another 2 pound down! Super happy with the results so far, hopefully I can continue on the same track through August.

Here is the breakdown…

Week 1 (02/07/2014) – -3lb

Week 2 (09/07/2014) – -3lb

Week 3 (16/07/2014) – -2lb

Week 4 (23/07/2014) – -1lb

Week 5 (30/07/2014) – -2lb

Total – 11lbs

Topics to discuss regarding weight related journeys…

There are many questions that go through my head on a day to day basis.. I am very much a worrier and also a very curious person and like to hear other peoples experiences and opinions.

Firstly ‘Will I get excess skin/saggy skin if I lose weight? Is there anything that can be done to avoid this?’ I think about this quite a lot! I have quite a lot of weight to lose and I don’t want to go from hating my body already to still hating it at the end of the journey… Has anyone experienced this? What do you do to prevent it? What creams/What exercises? P.s Surgery is not an option!

Secondly ‘Is there any truth in the contraceptive pill making you struggle with your weight?’ I personally have been on the pop pill (cerazette) for over 2 years and within that time I have fluctuated in weight quite a lot whether the pill has anything to do with this I do not know. I also haven’t had a period in the time I have been on it, I always think that this cannot be good for my body… What is your knowledge and understanding? Have you has any experience with coming off it or going on it and it effecting your weight?

Lastly! I have never ever had a straight answer off a fitness instructor/health expert ‘Regarding weight loss what is the best way to do your workout? Weights and then cardio or cardio then weights? Or does it actually make no difference whatsoever?’

if anyone has any other questions please ask them as I would like to think I am not the only one who thinks about random stuff like this! Please share :)

Week 4 – Weigh in!

So I am on to week 4! Who would of thought it hey… week 4 and I’m still here and not even had a meltdown blog yet about how I am such a failure haha! Today as I have done for the past 4 Wednesdays I have hopped on the scales and again had a positive result when I was actually expecting a negative one, last week was a bit of an up and down week and I made some pretty rubbish choices food wise and admittedly I did no exercise (apart from a 6 hour deep house clean) so that’s one July goal out the window but on the other hand another 1lb down so that is a total of 9lb in 4 weeks! Not much but I am super happy it is a loss and not a gain!

Week 1 (02/07/2014) – -3lb

Week 2 (09/07/2014) – -3lb

Week 3 (16/07/2014) – -2lb

Week 4 (23/07/2014) – -1lb

Total – -9lb

Pretty motivated now and eager to sort out last week and get myself doing some exercise and making some better choices!

Good luck to anyone else on this whole lifestyle changing journey and lets hope this is a good one for all of us! << feeling the love today haha!

 

Weigh day…

So I am on to my third weigh in and after my treat day going a bit over the top I was worried that it was going to effect the outcome when I jumped on the scales this morning BUT to my surprise I am another -2lbs down! Very happy with that it may of been another 3 if I wasn’t so greedy on Sunday but no point dwelling on the past I am just super pleased it is a loss and not a gain.

Here is how my weighs in look so far:

Week 1 (02/07/2014) – -3lb

Week 2 (09/07/2014) – -3lb

Week 3 (16/07/2014) – -2lb

Total – -8lb

I am feeling really good about the whole ‘dieting’ situation and just looking at my results is spurring me on instead of making me feel like it is an excuse to be able to eat which is what I used to do. It is officially 21 days, apparently that is how long it takes to form a new habit or to kick a habit (I have mentioned this a lot in previous posts). It is only mid July and I have exceeded the half a stone mark which I mentioned would be a goal for July, so because of this I am now changing that goal to just keep it off.