I will get to my 1 stone weight loss ……

Grrrrrrr.  I lost half a pound!! So I am half a pound off that 1 stone mark.   Soooo frustrating but I am not giving up and I am doing all the right things.  I am keeping a food diary so will ask someone to  take a look at it next week at Slimming World.  I am exercising 4 times a week and before I was doing nothing so surely the weight loss should be showing??

It must be something I am eating.  Yes I do have the occasional treat but I am not going to stop eating those sort of things forever  just eat them in moderation and this is a lifetime habit not just a short term thing.

I will continue what ~I am doing excercise wise and I will just have to keep an eye on what I am eating. Perhaps I am not eating enough?? i.e. my main meal?  I just don’t know.  I have stopped eating bread,  I have 1 x packet of crisps a week (compared to 3/4 packets a day which is what I used to consume), I hardly ever have pasta now. I try and eat salads, chicken, jkt potato sometimes basmati rice, fruit.  My diet is so different now compared to what it was 3 months ago and I seriously am expecting more weight loss than this especially with all the excercise I am doing.

Oh well, next week is another week and I will hit the 1 stone loss next week. Then I have to aim for my next half stone.

Bye for now.


Will I or Wont I??

Weigh in tomorrow.  Will I achieve my 1 stone loss??  (I only need to loose 1lb)

I have had three successful runs this week and did the Davina intense toning workout tonight. I havent overeaten or eaten anything I shouldnt have but I seem to be weighing heavier on the scales. I’m not sure why but lets see what the scales tell us tomorrow.

Until tomorrow………………

Can I have a moan??

I work part time because I am a single mother with a 3 year old.  I chose to take less money for less hours.  So why am I still working when it is nearly 9pm??  Yes I know I am very grateful that I have a job and a good job at that but I am only supposed to work part time!!  Grrrrr. I have a pile of washing to iron, my nails to paint before I go into the office tomorrow and loads and loads of clothes to put onto ebay so I have some spending money for my holiday. When am I going to get a chance to do all these things when I have to work every evening!!!

Ok again I have a job and sometimes it is quiet and I am bored but it seems to go from one extreme to the other.

Anyway rant over. I do like my job but I have been sitting in front of my computer since 8.30am with only 1hrs break at lunchtime where I managed to fit in a run.

The good thing is I have hardly eaten a thing today so fingers crossed for a positive weigh in on Thursday.

Sorry everyone I just needed a good old moan about the fact that I have a very good part time job which sometimes I have to work more than part time hours doing.  But I do appreciate the fact that I get paid at the end of the month and have a job.

A Few Months in

I am averaging approx 1lb weight loss per week. If I can keep this up for the year then thats 52lb in a year or 3 stone 7lb.  If I can achieve more weight loss than this then fantastic but I have been informed by several sources that the recommended weight loss is 2lb a week to sustain that loss.  Ok so 2lb a week would be 7 stone!!! (My target)!!  Gosh I had best get the Davina DVD out more often.

On Saturday I ran with Rebecca again and we did a different route than the normal one.  There were a few tough hills and wow did they hurt but surprisingly I wasnt too stiff the next day.  We are going to try and do a different route on our weekend runs and in a few weeks time we will try some interval training to up our pace.

This evening we booked our flights for our holiday.  You should see me I am soooo excited and I know Olivia will be when I tell her.  IT will be her first holiday abroad and she is going to be a Bridesmaid too!!  (Well we did take her to Lanzarote for a holiday just after Russell died but she was only 6 months old and can’t remember it)  I have just over 3 weeks to shift some more weight before we go and I am looking forward to the challenge of running in the heat.  (If I can’t bear the heat the hotel has a gym I can workout in).  Yippeeeeeeee.

I was so pleased to hear that my Step Daughter Eloise and her Mum (Donna) completed their first week of the Get Running training this week.  Well done Donna and Ella, we can all run the Race for Life together later in the year.

Have a good week everyone.


Davina workout – Tick

davina_intense_300[1]After a tiring day at work and a toddler who would not go to sleep because she had had 10 minutes sleep during the day I managed a Davina workout with my lovely friend Missy. Tonight we did the Davina Intense Cardio Box workout and wow was it intense! I was very pleased to see that Missy was out of breath and sweating buckets too as she is a very fit person.

It is so difficult sometimes to motivate yourself but wow is it worth it once you have completed it.

Run tomorrow with Rebecca.
Weigh in!!!!!

Its amazing how nice weather can perk you up

Its so nice to have a bit of warmth when you go outside. I even went outside today without a coat on!! It makes me feel so much better when the weather is nicer. I feel like I can take on more.
My run today was fantastic and I had company. Rebecca returned from walking up to Everest Base camp last week and has come back about 2 stone lighter and fit. She joined me for a run (she hasnt run since last summer) and she managed to run the whole 30 minutes with me and she made it look easy! Well done Rebecca.

I have been weighing myself on the scales (I know I shouldnt but I cant help it) and today the scales read 17stone 12!! Whoo hooo!! I know that the scales will not say that on Thursday when I weigh in but its the first time they have read that weight since I started my life change. They are going in the right direction. My body does feel slightly different – I can now bend down and touch my toes and my tummy is not as obstructive. I am aiming for the total 1 stone weight loss on Thursday. Fingers crossed.