Sunday, 12 July 2015

Slim Down Sunday: Week 9

I feel like I'm starting to see a pattern with how my week goes during my weight loss and this week has certainly not been  any exception.

As usual I started with a huge amount of excitement.  If I haven't already said my personal goal each week is to lose 2 pounds.  Of course if it is less than that I do need to accept it and appreciate that I'm still going in the direction that I want to.  I do have my fit bit set so that I eat 1000 calories less than what I am burning which in theory will give me a 2 pound loss every week.

I have been eating well this week, as I'm still counting calories I decided to slowly incorporate things out of my freezer because most of it has been sat there on used for quite a while.  This is one of the things that I do love about calorie counting because if I was doing slimming world I wouldn't be able to have half of the things that I have in the freezer and they would've gone to waste.

On Tuesday I met up with a friend and we'd decided ages ago that we would go to a lovely garden centre and have cake. I haven't had cake in a long time so this was an exciting idea for me.  I chose the chocolate fudge cake which was absolutely delicious and what I did was I just worked out my calories for the day to include it and had a very very low calorie snack for lunch to balance it.  

I must admit that adverts like the one below do still tempt me.  If I focus on a food for too long I was fixate on it a little so I try to push forward and put it to the back of my mind.

I do like to see changes in my body, it just spurs me on to carry on going and achieve my goals.  This week it was my old coat.  I haven't gone this in a really long time as I generally don't really wear coats but since I've been walking a lot more under the weather wasn't good one day, I put his coat on and realized how big it was on me - what a buzz!

So, it brings me onto the weigh in.  Now I'm not going to lie, I have been hopping on and off the scales every few days to see if there's progress which I tend to do most weeks.  This is a buzz if it's going in the right direction but kills me if it's not which unfortunately was the case for most of the week, resulting in a bit of a downer on Friday.  The good thing was however, I didn't just binge eat.  Normally I would have thrown in the towel for the week but oddly, I didn't and kept within my guidelines.  This was a new mind set for me and I didn't realise it at the time but I'm definitely proud of it. 
Anyway, this week I lost another 3lbs!  That's 6lbs in this past fortnight since I changed to calorie counting.  So this brings me to a single pound away from two stone in 9 weeks which I have to say, I'm pretty chuffed with.  I realise I can't possibly lost 3lbs every week but I would rather like it if I could manage it some weeks!  I'm looking forward to hitting my 2 stone goal and then I will be a few pounds away from the next weight bracket down which is ridiculously exciting - I can't wait!
Things to remember: 
  • Every day we have a choice, it's a fresh start and the most important part from any healthy eating plan is to just try and make as many days, good ones.
  • Losing a pound a week is still over three and a half stone in a year!
  • If you're feeling particularly down about your weight, remember that if you stick to a balanced diet then by this time next week you could have dropped quite a few pounds, just the kick start you need to get going!  Even just by cutting down on treats you could make a difference, how good would that feel?!
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If you want to read my previous Slim Down Sunday posts - click here.
If you want to read my explanation of Slimming World - click here.

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