Sunday, 11 October 2015

Slim Down Sunday: Week 22

Since I maintained last week I was keen to get stuck into this whole weight loss malarkey this week and shed some pounds.  I joined the gym last Thursday and I had planned to try and lose 5lbs in ten days for my holiday so I was ready to really workout hard. 

The treats have been to a minimum this week, literally I had two mini Daims and a couple of little bits like that but I was so focused on my goal as I knew I didn't have an awful lot of time to do it in.  

When I qualified as a hairdresser last year my mum bought a coat for me, almost as a graduation present as I was finished with college.  As I've mentioned in a previous post, that coat is now a few sizes too big for me but I do still wear it for my evening walk.  For that reason mum has treated me to another coat "for all my hard work losing weight" she said. 

I've been trying to eat different food this week that's fairly low calorie but that will still be enjoyable.  I didn't think very much of the Scratch meal that I bought from Asda although that one was fairly low calories compared to the others in the range, it wasn't as tasty as I would have liked.

Now that I'm past my four stone target I must admit I'm starting to thing about my five stone one.  Of course, each one is bigger and better but five stone is huge to me so I'm keen to get myself a treat ready to mark the occasion which should be in a few weeks time.  Having visited my friend Jacqueline on Friday I have decided that my present will be a Michael Kors watch.  I'm not typically a watch wearer so this will be for special occasions and when I need to give my arm a workout (they weigh a ton!) 

I want to tell you something I'm struggling with this week which is the imagine in my head versus what I see in photos.  In my mind although I feel amazing, I'm still that huge person.  I think my problem with photos is that I spent so long trying to fake a good angle to make my face look slimmer that when I look at recent photos now I wonder if I've kidded myself and that I don't really look like that.  I hope that makes sense?! I keep doing comparison photos, side by side, but then I don't know whether either photos are a true representation of who I am so I find myself asking others "is this what I look like now to you?" 
Me this week
I've sat here today and looked at old photos taken today, six years old and it breaks my heart.  I think the thing is I knew I wasn't happy with what I looked like but I stopped looking at it but now I'm faced to look and compare the two.  I wish I had never done this to myself, let it all get so out of control.  I suppose I figured that this was just me for the rest of my life.  Of course now I see that it was a phase in my life that thankfully I have moved from but I left to pick up the pieces and accept what is left. 
Anyway, onto the weigh in which admittedly, I have been naughty with as I've been on and off the scales all week this week.  As I've been going to the gym every weekday morning, when I've returned each day I have gotten curious where my weight loss is up to so I've jumped on.  Each day the loss was getting bigger and bigger to the point where as Thursday it was actually showing a 4lbs loss which I was so excited for.  Unfortunately when it comes to the actual weigh in this morning my naughtiness meant I was disappointed as it's actually 3lbs which don't get me wrong, is fantastic but I would have preferred 4lbs off!  So this brings me to 4 stone 3lbs (or 59lbs) in 22 weeks.

Next Sunday's post is going to be all over the place because I'm in Corfu so I wont know my actual weight which is going to totally throw me off.  I am in an all inclusive hotel and I plan on being completely, as much as I can, within my calories.  I do think it will be difficult as nothing will be prepared by me but I am ready for the challenge and excited to see if I can manage to shift some weight whilst I'm away.  I do have people that will try to tell me that it's holiday and I can let me hair down but there's no chance of that as that will delay me and I'm not having it.  I will still post as usual though so I can let you know how I'm getting on and the following Sunday I'm home again but later in the day so I won't be able to weigh in until the Monday morning.  Onwards and downwards, wish me luck!
  • 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.
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