If I’m honest, this week has been a bit crap. Despite my massive weight loss last week, I sort of hit a wall mentally this week. Not just with diet and exercise, but with my entire life. On Wednesday I ended up in bed by 8pm feeling like death, and although I’ve kept on top of most things, I feel like it’s taken up all the effort I had to do so – none left for discipline or self control!

Goal for last week

I think we all know where this is going. The gym is going to have to wait until April, when I have some money!

Goal for this week

Get back into the habit of eating well and exercising… and, having started to read That Sugar Book (there will be a review soon), cut right back on my sugar intake!


I don’t think I did any exercise last week, bar the usual walking/running around with or after a toddler! I did try to keep my posture and my abs pulled in because I know that helps my hernia, but that’s about it.
Back to it this week!


I need to make a list of things I can eat for breakfast and snacks. I find that I spend a lot of time wandering around my (very small) kitchen trying to figure out what I can eat. Either I come back empty handed, or I eat a load of junk. Neither is good.

Weight & Measurements

Weight: 168lb. Last week: 167lb
Neck: 14″ same as last week
Bust: 37.5″. Last week: 38″
Waist: 35.5″ Same as last week
Hips: 39.5″. Same as last week
R&L Thigh: 24″/23.5″ Last week: 25″/24.5″
R&L Calf: 14.5″/14″ Last week:  15″/14.5″

Despite putting on one pound, I’ve still taken 3.5 inches off – which is great for a week where I felt like I didn’t really do much. I was so worried I would have put the entire 6lb back on again, so I’ll settle for a net loss of 5lb in two weeks!

I feel like now I know I can definitely do this, I need to get on with it!

Hopefully this week I will begin trialling a new weight loss website so will have no shortage of food ideas and exercise plans.


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Vicky Charles

Vicky is a single mother, writer and card reader.


Sim @ Sims Life · 23/03/2015 at 13:05

Oh chick – you need to change this week’s weight to 168lb!! A typo and a half, my jaw dropped open!!
Don’t let a week off get you down – get back on that horse and take this week by storm! The new weight loss website will definitely give you a new lease! Can’t wait to read your review of That Sugar Book – I know I could help myself by cutting down the sugar in my tea but as I limit myself to 1 or 2 cups a day, I am keeping it for the moment! ;) Hope you are having a good week! #WeightLossWednesday x

    Vicky Charles · 23/03/2015 at 13:37

    Ha! Thanks for pointing that out, I checked the post over twice before posting too! What an idiot!
    That Sugar Book is amazing, I really think it should be handed out in schools and to people generally, like some public service initiative.

      Sim @ SimsLife.co.uk · 27/03/2015 at 18:33

      Bless your cotton’s – had to rub my eyes a few times! ;) Hope you are having a good week chick… honestly… I don’t know about your gym, but my gym is currently making this single lady happy! :) You can do it!! Will definitely look into the book!xx

Ami Elizabeth · 24/03/2015 at 08:10

You absolutely CAN do this. I think you’re doing great so far. I think I’d really struggle to go completely sugar free but am intrigued to see how you get on :) x

Mim · 24/03/2015 at 14:17

You are still doing BRILLIANTLY so keep up the momentum! You are bound to have off weeks, that’s ok – mentally and with the diet etc. Just forgive yourself and get back on with it. I cannot wait to shift the excess weight after this baby – we can do it together :) Mim @ http://www.mamamim.com #WeekendBlogHop

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