Lifestyles, Slimming World

Week 24 @ Target: planning pays off!

Planning really does pay off, I came in with a -2lbs off this week!

While yes I did veer from the plan at times I was a lot more conscious this week of not falling off the bandwagon completely – and as I can’t have sweet things, this helped with my willpower. Sort of….

But, anyway, coming in with a loss felt really really nice. Perhaps it is the promise of Spring, perhaps I just had my head on straight, who knows but I had a loss so I am happy.

And I damn well repeating it next week!!

xoxo

 

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 22 @ Target: a good beginning to March

I came in last night with a 1lb loss, so while I definitely didn’t get in to that next stone bracket it was a loss so I am pleased with that. It just gets my month of to a good start and hopefully gets me in to the zone.

As I have also decided to give up refined/processed sugar for Lent the non-eating of cakes, biscuits, ice-cream etc. I hope will pay some dividends – though I am divided on yoghurt? Is this bad sugar? I am allowing natural sugars – so in fruit, honey etc. but is yoghurt also processed???

Anyway, I will keep you all updated.

xoxo

Lifestyles, Slimming World

Weigh Day Nerves!

I have my first weigh in this evening after what feels like ages away, though I’ve only missed one, as I usually go Tuesday but I am going to a different group tonight so I won’t leave it another full week, and I am feeling nervous. I am doubting that I met my target from last month – which is disappointing BUT lets not be negative! I am hoping it isn’t too awful but will update soon.

#nervous

xoxo

Lifestyles, Slimming World

Week 21 @ Target:equlibrium

So sorry for the later update – it’s been a funny old week.

But at least my weight stayed the same! So that is something, an annoying, frustrating but probably my own fault something!

Has anyone else ever had such a long funk period? I feel like it has been going on for ages and ages, and I can’t quite figure out how to kick-start myself again. I make attempts, small efforts but I somehow completely undermine myself and give in to temptation, and have no willpower at all!

I think I am going to have to do a re-boot, and with Lent coming up I think it is the time I made a decision on what I am cutting out, last year it was caffeine and that was hard but I did it. This year? With a sudden onset of a sweet tooth perhaps chocolate and refined sugar? So basically no ice-cream, chocolate, sweets, biscuits….that is sounding so hard to me as I write this….but then it should be. Yep! Come Wednesday 01 March. No refined sugar or chocolate!

Sorry this deviated away from a post on my current weight loss, but currently that is my issue, lack thereof! So I need to get going!

Does anyone have any good sugar free snack ideas??? Please share!

Wish me better for next week!

xoxoxo

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 18 @ Target: maintaining status quo

So I went in this week and nothing had changed from last week. I maintained. Which while not quite what I wanted was still absolutely fine with me overall. I am not sure why I didn’t lose as I can’t really say I was that awful but perhaps not good enough. I’m not sure. I know I went in that day feeling very bloated – but it’s not really an excuse!

Still hoping to do better next week and I am going to get lots of exercise in where possible!

I definitely have to get in focus as otherwise I will not meet my January motivation target! I can do it!!

xoxo