Monday, 28 January 2013

Dairy Milk Oreo....

So this weekend I gave in... twice!

I am feeling pretty terrible about it now and absolutely dreading getting on the scales tomorrow but instead of completely going off track I have stuck to plan for the rest of the time and not going to have any syns today or tomorrow.
I would be happy with even a 1lb loss tomorrow now even though I was hoping for 3lb so I could get my 1 stone award but I don't see that happening now.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

weigh-in number 2

So this week I have been mainly snowed in my house. Haven't had much opportunity to exercise but plenty of opportunity to be eating things I shouldn't be, I resisted (most of the time!)

Below is a couple of pictures of what I have been eating this week.

I attempted smash pizza after hearing nothing but good things, unfortunately nothing can compare to a large Dominos pizza, however, that's one of the reasons I got myself to this weight. I hasten to say I will not be making it again, it was revolting!

I have salad with every meal and sometimes in-between as I hate fruit since having me second baby.

Some meals this week:
  • Syn free chilli with jacket potato and salad (one of my favs!)
  • Batchelors macaroni cheese made up with just water and salad
  • Chicken pasta bake
This week I wasn't looking forward to weigh in, I felt I hadn't been good this week even though I had never done above my 15 syns per day but I was dreading standing on them scales. I knew if I wasn't happy I would want to give up.
Turns out I was happy, another 3lbs off!! 3lbs more this week and I will have lost a stone in 3 weeks.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Forget the Golden Globes & the Oscars...

Forget the Golden Globes & the Oscars... this is my award season!

Weigh in time, I had weighed myself at home (I know I shouldn't!) and from my home scales had lost 5lbs. I was happy but annoyed, if only I hadn't had that bar of Cadbury Bubbly on Saturday night maybe it would have been more?

The numbers always seem so high on the scales, I am determined to be in a place where I can be proud of what they say.

Last night I was very proud! 8lbs gone. Just like that. My first every award with slimming world. I had never stuck at it long enough before to get one.

To say I was happy was an understatement. My partner thought we should celebrate with a takeaway, that or chocolate seems to be his answer for everything. But I resisted, a slimming world fry-up it was instead.

Fingers crossed for 3lbs this week!

1st week in.

I was back... my third (and hopefully most successful time at Slimming World).

I had the motivation to loose weight, I had the support to loose weight now I just had to prove to myself I could do it.

I knew I was overweight, I always had been on the slightly larger side to put it nicely and only being 5ft 1" doesn't help.

I have had two caesareans within 14 months of each other, the most recent 20 weeks ago. I had finished four years of steroid treatment for endometriosis which didn't help my weight either.

I knew it was time to do something different, I didn't want to be the fat friend/girlfriend/daughter or mum anymore.

I was 16st 10lbs - the heaviest I had ever been. I was embarrassed and disgusted that I could let myself get like that, I wouldn't tell anyone what I weighed, I hated looking at myself in the mirror.

My first day didn't start off as well as I had hoped and I nearly gave up at the first hurdle, skipped breakfast skipped lunch and didn't eat till dinner. I was tempted to go off track totally but I didn't, I knew if I did that there would be no hope for the rest of the week so chicken & bacon salad it was!

My first week was surprisingly easy, I didn't have to change dinner time meals too much to what I was already cooking. For me it was making sure I was eating three meals a day, with a new born baby I would often get to dinner time and realise I hadn't eaten or had a drink all day.

Breakfast was porridge or toast (HEB) with milk or cheese (HEA).

I could easily not use any syns in a day, I was saving them for the weekend. I needed chocolate!

Since being with my partner I have developed somewhat of a sweet tooth, I know I could still eat chocolate on slimming world but I wanted to try and save this for weekends only.

Some meals this week:
Chicken stir fry with vegetables noodles and an Asda Chow Mein sauce
Homemade burgers, slimming world chips and salad
Cottage pie, new potatoes and vegetables