Sunday, 20 September 2015

Slim Down Sunday: Week 19

I'm writing this after a long day at Professional Beauty North so bear with me if this post makes no sense...!  I've been on top form this week with my food.  I did have a Toblerone overdose last Sunday but after that I was on it for the week.  I've tried to cut back on sugary foods again and just rein it in.  At four pounds away from four stone, I really can't afford to slip up if I want to hit that goal by my 20th week.  

I've eaten out a few times this week but that's okay, I've just worked out my calories so that I'm sensible for the rest of the day.  It doesn't concern me when I do this anymore as I'm so used to knowing calorie values that I can roughly work it out and burn off anything with a long walk at the end of the day.

I oddly have fat days.  Officially I'm still fat so that's a hilarious statement in itself but what I mean is I have days that I feel big again, as big as I was and then I have slim days.  I don't want to be that obsessed person and I know when I get to where I am going to be I will chill out but until then, I will keep pushing myself.

I haven't had proper pizza in over four months so I went mad this week and had some.  It's amazing how I savour things that I used to inhale before.  The odd thing is, I don't really crave having more of things like this anymore, it just makes a nice change.

You may have noticed that I like to treat myself to little gifts now where as before I used to reward myself with food.  This week was a little more extravagant but I bought myself a Pandora Rose Gold Bow Ring.  I love this ring so much!  It's so pretty and delicate.  

After all the love I received with yesterday's post, I've finally got the guts together to share my before and current photo with you that I put together when I hit 50lbs.  I'm hoping you can see a difference?!  The before is awful, I'm so embarrassed but this is was the old me, there's no point dwelling on it too much really but the big moon face isn't a good look.  Yuck.

Anyway, my weigh in was brought forward to yesterday as I left my house at 8am this morning for Pro Beauty.  As I only had six days instead of seven to shift some timber, I was just hoping to claw a little further towards my four stone goal.  I'm pleased to say that I've lost another 2lbs bringing me to three stone 12lbs (or 54lbs in total) 

So I'm 2lbs away from four stone now in 19 weeks.  Wow this is almost unreal to me, my mind is completely blown.  People say I should be proud of myself and honestly, I am.  I know I got myself into this mess but you know what, I'm getting myself out of it and I'm doing it pretty fast. I'm determined to do the 2lbs this week, it's happening!  I already have my goal present ready and waiting as of this week, wait until you see it!  Hopefully you'll see it in next week's post!
  • 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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1 comment:

  1. Oh I know all about this feeling, Karen! I don't feel any different and still feel the same as I did when I was at my biggest. Only now when I go into river island (cos I can), I can pick up an 8 or a 10 and it actually fits. But it still doesn't compute haha.

    I'm doing weight watchers and as of Thursday had finally reached my official goal after a loss of 73.5lbs 😨😨 I still want to do another few just so that I don't go back up over it. As you say, I think it's amazing how your tastes change - I was away at the weekend and stuck with fish and chips and McDonald's. I really didn't enjoy any of it.

    Good luck this week - you are doing AMAZINGLY well! :D x


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