Weekly weight in #9

I fell completely off the radar this week, and didn’t update my New Me profile for days. There was a business event in town, and although I knew it was going to be a busy few days I was completely unprepared for just how busy. On Wednesday I arrived home at 5pm to realise all I’d eaten all day was a single walnut. A lot of the seminars I was in overran, which meant no break before the next one to grab anything more than a coffee and a toilet break. My exercise went out the window too, and on most days I took fewer than 5000 steps, since I was sitting in the guildhall, a couple of blocks from my house, for the entire time S was in nursery. I’m determined to get properly back to everything this week though!

The good part of this was that although I went completely off radar on New Me, when I did surface I went straight to the chatroom and there was a lot of support from fellow NewMe-ers (yes, it’s a term… ok, I made it up) to help me get back on track. In the grand scheme of things it is only a few days so it’s important to remember that.

Goal for last week

Last week’s goal was to do more proper exercise – a goal I set without thinking about the week I had planned, and I failed miserably. Although the event was only three days and mostly a daytime affair, it was exhausting and when I got home I had work and blog posts to sort out so exercise was the farthest thing from my mind. I really need to sort that out this week.

Goal for this week

This week’s goal is to just get back into everything. I was doing really well with recording all my food before, and I was starting to get somewhere with my exercise so I want to just start again really.


I think there was only one day this week where I took more than 10,000 steps – and that was the most exercise I did all week! Must do better! I’m finding it hard, considering I work from home and am usually fairly busy either working or hustling to get work in – so on some days the only walking I do is two blocks to nursery and back, and again at home time. I need to figure out how to manage my time better so that I can afford an hour or so out of my day in order to work out – even if it’s just walking – on a regular basis, not just here and there.


Despite not recording my food, I didn’t do too badly with it. Well, in terms of not resorting to eating junk, I mean. I didn’t eat nearly enough, but what I did eat was reasonably healthy. On at least two evenings I ended up having oat cakes and cream cheese for my tea. There was an ice cream thrown in there at one point, but I paid for that with a monstrous headache later in the day. I need to get back to recording my food again this week.

Weight & Measurements

Weight: 165lb same as last week
Neck: 14″ same as last week
Bust: 36.5″ same as last week
Waist: 34.5″ same as last week
Hips: 38.5″ Last week: 39″
R&L Thigh: 23″/23″ Same as last week
R&L Calf: 14.5″/14.5″ Same as last week


So no weight loss, and no real change – except half an inch off my hips! To be honest I’m pleased with that; it could have been a whole lot worse considering I did no exercise and didn’t eat at all well. Also I do feel like my hips are skinner – which at the moment unfortunately means my belly notices more. Fingers crossed I can do better this week by actually exercising and eating better.


Next week will be week 10, so I’m looking forward to doing an overview to see what changes there have been in 10 weeks.


The Musing Housewife




Vicky Charles

Vicky is a single mother, writer and card reader.


Sarah Howe · 27/04/2015 at 12:56

Busy week it sounds! At least all your measurements are the same eh? So no damage done. Hope next week is a bit calmer for you xx #bloggingtojogging

    Vicky Charles · 29/04/2015 at 09:40

    Thanks Sarah. I was really surprised not to have put on any weight. Back to eating properly this week!

Sim @ SimsLife.co.uk · 29/04/2015 at 14:10

I am totally the same chick – need to get back on it and am going back to basics – what I used to eat back when I started on my journey. It worked then and it can work again. The support network in New Me is fantastic – glad it is helping you chick!x

    Vicky Charles · 29/04/2015 at 22:06

    It’s great isn’t it, they’re so supportive. I’ve still not managed to get back to recording my food or exercising; the last few weeks have been so mental. Hopefully tomorrow…

Hannah Budding Smiles · 04/05/2015 at 08:09

I did exactly the same as you being super busy, it’s hard isn’t it?! You did well to keep everything stable though although a walnut a day probably isn’t great! Thanks for linking with #BloggingToJogging xx

    Vicky Charles · 04/05/2015 at 16:11

    lol next time I’m at an event, I’m aiming for 2 walnuts!

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