17lb loss so far – 5 stone 11 still to go

Another 1lb off this week.  I am quite happy with that loss as I did eat a few naughty things over the weekend.

As the title of todays blog states I have lost a total of 17lb (1 stone 3lb) so far.  That is an average of just over 1lb weight loss a week which I am very happy with.  If I can do this all year that will be 52lb or 3 stone 7lb on one year.

I had a great run this morning with Rebecca and enjoyed the run whilst I was running as well as afterwards. It was rather windy but we did it and our pace was pretty good too.

Its all good.   Onwards and Upwards!!

Long time no blog

Sorry sorry sorry to those of you whom are following my blog.  I have not posted for over a week.  I dont know where the time has gone. I have been frantically selling things on e-bay trying to raise some spending money for our holiday and so by the time I have done this I have had enough of sitting at my desk and lap top!  One day I will upgrade to an ipad and life will be so much easier.

Well you will be pleased to hear that last Thursday I weighed in and lost a total of 3lb. I was as you can imagine very very happy. I also got my 1 stone weight loss award and slimmer of the week award!!!  So my total weight loss is now 17lb.  Only 5 stone and 11lb to go (i’m getting there slowly).

Last Tuesday I had a terrible run.  I only managed to run for 10 minutes and ended up power walking the rest.  So I continued as usual and did my usual run on Thursday and yes it went fine. I managed it without stopping and ran for a full 30 mins (with a few wee stops for  monty!).  On Saturday my run was fine and Mondays run was also fine so hopefully I am back on track again now.  I am noticing that my breathing seems to be holding me back and I am wheezing so I think a trip to the doctors is required to check that I am not asthmatic or something.

I have not done Davina this week as I need to fix my DVD player which seems to have gone up the swanny.  Hopefully this will be sorted out soon as I am missing my living room workout.

So – tomorrow – weigh in again.  How do I think I will do?  Hmmmmm.  I have been sensible with my eating but I did have a Mr Whippy ice-cream on bank holiday Monday with a chocolate flake in it!  I have felt guilty ever since for consuming this and so if I have remained the same or put on weight then Mr Whippy was the cause.  Its my own fault and I will know next time not to have a Mr Whippy ice-cream.  It was very nice though.

I will be going for a run in the morning and I am looking forward to it.  It is so nice to be able to run now the weather is a bit better, especially early in he morning before it gets too warm.

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.

Good but could/should have been better

Thursdays weigh in resulted in a 1lb loss. I was disappointed as I had been watching what I ate (using the app) and I also exercised 6 out of the 7 days. Not sure why I only lost 1lb and was hoping for 2-3lb loss but hey ho. I will have to try and loose that next week now instead. One possibility is that it is hormone related. Another is that perhaps I need to cut down on the amount I am consuming. I will just have to see how next weeks weigh in goes.

Have a great weekend everyone. If you are overweight think about everything you put in your mouth. Eat it if you wish but remember that a moment on the lips is a lifetime on the hips!!

There must be something wrong with me!

So today was a great day at work until I got home and took a phone call from a work colleague with some news which (I shall say it politely) put me into a bad mood. I had every intention from the minute I woke up this morning to do a Davina workout when I got home. After this phone call I felt pretty flat and all motivation had gone. Then somewhere out of the blue I found the inner me making me continue with my intentions and YES I DID IT!!! I did a 10 minute warm up, a killer Fat Burning 30 minute session with Davina and a 10 minute cool down and stretch.

There must be something wrong with me. I ran on Sat, Swam on Sun, did a power walk on Mon, Ran Tues (at 6am) and Davina tonight. I have exercised for 5 days in a row. I have not done that since I was at school and in the 1st 8 rowing team!!

I feel great for it – still not happy about work – but that’s my own fault, I messed up and am cross with myself Grrr. Anyway you learn from your mistakes and people don’t get to the top without making mistakes along the way.

Tomorrow is weigh in day. I really want to hit the 1 stone weight loss tomorrow but think I am going to be about 1lb off of this. We shall see. Watch this space……….

Until tomorrow …………..

Where has the last week gone?

I can’t believe that I havent posted to the blog since last Thursday. Where did the week go?

Last weekend was Easter weekend and we did eat out quite a lot and also had a night away at Simons brothers house. I was careful about what I ate but there were a few things which I did consume that maybe I shouldnt have however this always shows on the scales so there is no point in me keeping it a secret.

At the restaurants we ate at I chose my menu selections carefully and mostly had fish or fish meze dishes. At Simons brothers we had Chicken Fajitas for dinner – all the ingredients were home made even the marinade on the chicken. I did however eat a small bowl of sherry trifle for dessert and then consumed some popcorn whilst watching Skyfall on his brothers big cinema screen. The boys ate 2 x mini magnum ice creams each!!! So I felt rather good with myself for saying No.

My running is now up to 28 minutes however I am feeling really fed up with the running and am struggling to motivate myself before a run. Today the run was tough, not only was it very cold and windy but I had a slight pain in my left leg (it might be shin splints but im not sure as never had them before). I did manage to complete the run but I really didn’t enjoy it and was bored!!

The good news is I did loose 1lb at weigh in today, not fantastic but a loss so I am pleased with this. Next week I really want to get a bigger loss and I know what I need to do. Luckily we are not going out this weekend coming so it should be slightly easier to achieve a bigger loss.

I have ordered a Davina DVD and have purchased some small hand weights so I can excercise at home in the evenings. My aim is to do this on most evenings during the week.

My running partner is back from holiday this weekend and I am hoping she will get back into it (she hasn’t been for over 3 weeks), it will be so much nicer to run with someone else for at least one run a week.

Simon has started his triathlon training so we have a little competition going on between the two of us. He is still about 3 weeks behind me on the running plan but I am sure he will soon catch up as I am struggling with mine at the moment. I know I need to go faster but as soon as I up my speed I get really out of breath. I need to find a good interval training app for my ipod so it will tell me when to run fast and when to slow down, then at least I will be getting some guidance. My ultimate would be to join a running club but being a single parent means paying for a babysitter every time I go which will cost a lot of money and also most of the clubs start at 7pm which is Olivia’s bed time and I can’t expect a babysitter to put her to bed twice a week, it’s not fair on the sitter or Olivia.

I am going to persevere with the running as I am determined to get fit and at some point enter a 5K run and even a 10k one.

Another good result

Wow I still can’t quite believe that I lost 1.5lb this week. I was certain that I was going to stay the same. I have been good yet, but I have also been out for a meal for Simons birthday and had a couple of things I shouldnt really have. I guess thats why it was only 1.5lb.

So far 11lb lost so this week my focus is to loose 3lb so I can get my 1 stone weight loss award. This will be tough but I really really want to get there. Then I will only have 6 stone more to loose after that.

When you are on a diet you work out how much you would like to loose and how long it is going to take you. If I can continue loosing at the rate I have been I could loose 6 stone in a year. That would be quite an achievement and obviously once I have lost that weight I need to maintain that loss forever which will be another challenge in itself but we will cross that bridge in the future. For now I need to take each day as it comes and watch, count and be aware of everything that goes into my mouth.

After weigh in I went for my usual celebration/punishment run which today was 10 min run 3 min walk and another 10 min run. I found it quite hard today but the thought that its helping drop the pounds off me is keeping me going. I also had to stop at one point because somehow a thorn got in my trainer and was digging into my heel so I had to remove my trainer and the thorn before I could continue. Ouch!!