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.

Happy weigh in day to me.

It’s Wednesday… that means one thing… Weigh oneself!

- 3 lbs, the same as last week, very happy with this results and the fact it is continuous makes me think it is a good thing.

So to summarise so far..

Week 1 (02/07/2014) – -3lb

Week 2 (09/07/2014) – -3lb

Total – -6lb

There is 3 more weigh in’s left of July and I am 1lb off my July target so I am very pleased and all the rest of my goals are going well too.

Am I a changed women? Maybe.

 

Weekend reflection…

Monday morning EUGH – back to reality.

Weekend goes far too quick, I had Friday off and went on my date Friday night which went quite well I think? I’m unsure though as I am useless at reading people and when it comes to thoughts and feelings I’m pretty much a disaster. We have spoke since and hopefully going to arrange a second date for the weekend after next but I’m not going to get my hopes up just in case.

We had Chinese and I just had chicken chow mein, this was my treat day treat. Saturday was quite a lazy day and I went to bingo in the evening and then on a little bike ride to test my new bike out eventually only did 2 miles but hoping to get out on it again tonight and do at least the same.

Yesterday I was at a christening all day, had a pick at the buffet but didn’t go on a complete binge had a sandwich and a couple of bread sticks and dips, no cake!

So yeah I’m in a bit of a whatever mood but I’m trying to stick with the healthy eating and going to go swimming again before work tomorrow and hope for some good results on Wednesday when I weigh myself.

Anyway hope you all had a good weekend! 

 

Good mood Monday,

Well there’s a first for everything… being in a good mood on a Monday, am I okay I ask myself?

So it’s nearly a week since I started my healthy eating AGAIN, I am not gonna say that I am smashing it BUT I am a being a lot better and a lot more cautious than just picking up junk and feeding it to myself without even feeling guilty. I will weigh myself Wednesday to see if I have shed any pounds, at the moment I don’t feel as though I have… Just feel a bit like a whale if I’m honest.

But guess what? I have got myself a date! yes an actual date with an actual guy (who is very good looking in my opinion) I haven’t known him long but we have spoke a hell of a lot over the weekend and we seem to get on really well, so we have arranged to go for a drink on Friday night. I am actually so nervous, this will be the first date I have been on since I split up with my ex and lets face it I don’t exactly have a good body so lets hope my personality wins him over. I feel a bit better as he has told me he has weight issues in the past and shed 7 stone so I have openly admitted I struggle with my weight and it hasn’t seemed to of put him off just yet so fingers crossed for me word pressers! If anything at least it has give me motivation to be good this week, as I do feel sorry for him having to sit in a public establishment with me.

On Saturday.. I bought a bike! I haven’t rode it yet as I need to pump the tyres up and I am lacking a bike pump, but it was a bit impulsive but good impulsive I suppose, so I am hopefully gonna start cycling the fat away as soon as it is up and running.

Anyway just thought I would give you a little update, I may update again on Wednesday if the scales are kind to me, if not then I’m probably too embarrassed as all I seem to do on this blog is fail (but its just me being honest, if I wasn’t I may be a size 8 by now haha)

Have a good and healthy day people!

Summer starts now…

Kind of. Last night I officially left college qualified in level 3 AAT, so that’s college done for the summer and not a whole year off as apparently I will be going back in September after all the nonsense I have had with student finance etc. I had got it into my head I was taking a year out and concentrating on myself which I was kind of looking forward to but if I can manage to get onto level 4 next year then I cant really refuse.

I’m in a pretty rubbish mood considering I should be over the moon I have passed etc but I just don’t know what is up with me. I have a feeling its to do with all these plans being up in the air. I like to be organised and have a plan of action but until uni results come through and I know for definite if I can enrol onto AAT next year I’m a bit ‘MEH’ which is the only way to describe how I feel right this moment. The one certainty is that I have until the end of August off college so m week nights are now pretty much available and I want to get back to the gym. I have 2 near full months to make big changes (body/health/fitness wise) so I need to grab this opportunity with both hands and start now!

Anyone sorry to bore you with my problems but just feel as though I needed to vent some of this mood, today I am going to try and make a bit of a plan gym/exercise/food wise to make me feel a bit more organised which may help me feel a bit happier.

Enjoy your day folks.