Lifestyles, Slimming World

Week 23 @ Target: and we yoyo again!

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So I started off the month well and I go in on the second week feeling pretty alright – not perfect admittedly, but alright and have put on 2.5lbs!!!! So that made me pretty annoyed if I am honest, however it did spur me to get on it and organise my week.

I wrote out a plan at group last week and this made me feel more in control, while I am not saying that I have 100% kept to this week’s plan, my derivations haven’t been far off and the other eating options haven’t been all synful, so I am feeling better overall. But at this rate who really knows?

Rather than think up a brand new monthly motivation I’ve decided to carry on last months motivation again, as I really should have done it and I don’t have any excuses not to lose in to the next stone bracket this month!

So wish me luck for the month and this week’s weigh in!

 

Lifestyles, Slimming World

Week 20 @ Target: needing a bit of motivation

So I had a stinker of a cold, in fact, I still have a stinker of a cold, and it won’t go away. Thus, in true old wives fashion I fed the cold, I REALLY fed the cold! I was therefore not at all surprised to find I had put on 2.5lbs this week!

I don’t think this was also helped by the monthly curse rearing up on weigh day (great timing!), however it wasn’t the sole reason. I was bad, very bad. I felt rubbish and just ate what I fancied, and as I was at my lovely in-laws at the weekend I had no control switches.

We had a very nice Chinese, and lots of other food. BAD, BAD, BAD! But despite this I am feeling OK, yes it was a gain which I didn’t want but it is a new week, new start so lets just go from there.

I have also, as promised, been thinking about my monthly motivation for February. I’ve given myself a tough one, by the end of the month I want to be in the next stone bracket, a goal that has been eluding me since after my illness! I think this one will be especially hard with February being so much shorter – so fewer weigh ins in which to achieve it! I will have to be much more disciplined and focused. Oh crap!

Wish me luck!

xoxo

Lifestyles, Slimming World

Week 17 @ Target: a bit of a blip…

So I came in with a gain this week, which I have to admit to being rather surprised about as I was pretty good, a few hiccups along the week maybe but overall not awful, but I didn’t get overly complacent.

I can really only attribute it to the fact that I had wine, and a very nice lunch on the Sunday at some friends, and had the alcohol nibbles! But it  was so lovely to spend time with these people that the syns were kind of worth it! I had a great afternoon, great time, great conversation. Just really fab.

So not the week I would have liked, but totally fixable, and I can be on plan all this week. I have a meal out tomorrow for a friends birthday, but it is Miller & Carter so absolutely options I can cope with.

xoxo

Lifestyles, Slimming World

Week 15 @ Target: 2017 #goals

Hello, all. So as you may know I am not really at target, not properly, and I do think my target was hard for me to keep following my illness and recovery. It didn’t at the time feel like a natural weight as I hadn’t got there naturally, however I do need to re-kick my weight loss, exercise motivation and get out of my post-recovery slump.

In 2017 then I have decided to set myself a monthly weight and fitness goal, to give myself bite size motivational targets to stop me reaching for the pies, crisps, chocolate – anything really! After coming in last night with a 2.5lb gain, which I totally deserved after my hedonistic new year eating (unfortunately not so much with the drinking with UC) it has given me a wake up call to be better and more focused.

I am therefore setting myself the goal of losing my festive gains (3.5lbs in total) by the end of January, sustain it, and to ensure that I am exercising at least once a week, I need my exercise routine back. It’s not a massive goal but a small one, and one at the moment where I am swinging in to things that I think I can manage.

Wish me luck!

xoxo

Lifestyles, Slimming World

Week 13 & 14 @ Target: Festive period….

Sorry I’ve been a bit AWOL the past couple of weeks, I just really wanted to chill and relax and get away to some extent from the computer, working in an office style environment means I never feel very far away from technology and I wanted to cleanse a bit overall.

However, lets crack on. So on Week 13 (so pre-Christmas) I went in with a 1lb loss, which I found surprising having had a week of Christmas meal and meet ups, even a full on meal on weigh in day. So I was pleasantly surprised, but it was nice to go into Christmas with a loss.

So I of course vowed to be good over the Christmas period, and not over indulge, in reality me and food were great mates and I ate like I wouldn’t see food again (well that’s what I felt like!) and I went in to Week 14 (post-Christmas), with trepidation….however the result wasn’t that awful having only put on 1lb. So I was rather happy with that result, and not the worst I was expecting.

Tonight’s weigh in however could be a whole different story….as my eating shenanigans didn’t stop as I had more evenings out and a birthday in the New Year. But that’s fine. Whatever the result is I will deal, and it can be addressed/dealt with.

Besides it’s a New Year. New Start. New Chances.

xoxo

Lifestyles, Slimming World

Week 12 @ Target: and we have a gain!

I am such a yo-yo at the moment! I gained 2.5lbs this week after losing 1.5lbs last week. But in all honesty I wasn’t great this week, I really had one of those not giving a crap weeks. I don’t know why exactly, is it the season, the going out, or just the fact I am overall having a bit of an existential crisis at the moment after this year.

I don’t know and it may be nothing to do with that at all but just in fact my sheer sheer lack of willpower to cake, chocolate, crisps and all bad things. But hey it’s not the end of the year yet, I may still win back some losses before we hit 2017.

But wish me luck as this upcoming week is a proper pitfall of a week, full of team lunches, friends Christmas gatherings and pantos!

xoxo

Lifestyles, Slimming World

Week 9 & 10 @ Target: …we have a loss and then a weekend away…

I was very very pleased to have a 3lb loss in week 9, to be honest I was surprised to have had that high a loss this weigh in, I was much better but not amazing… but I guess that I was better and more aware of my food intake so rather than being negative and self-deprecating i should pat my self on the back. So that was definitely a bonus.

It was very nice going in to Week 10 with a loss as I was away at the weekend from Friday – Monday in Birmingham for the Christmas Market, which I love going to, in fact I just love going to Birmingham. It was where I went to Uni after all. But I really wasn’t good with the food, oh I tried, and I ate moderately well on occasions but then I couldn’t resist macaroni cheese and that was it….I was done! So I did come in with a 2.5 gain this week, which I am fully aware that I totally deserve!

But hey ho it is now another week, another fresh start, another chance to try. So i’m not going to beat myself up about the gain and just start with a new week ahead. Life’s far too short to stress over some lbs and that is one thing I have definitely learned in 2016!

xoxo