Weeky Weigh In #11

I think I’m going to stop saying “this week has been busy” at the start of these posts – every week seems to be busy lately.

Goal for last week

Last week’s goal was to find a way to work my food and exercise around being busy… I picked a bad week to do that, since I spent the entirety of Wednesday in London, leaving so early in the morning I didn’t even have time for coffee before I left. That doesn’t excuse the rest of the week though; suffice to say I failed.

Goal for this week

This week’s goal is to get back to eating actual meals. I’ve really let things slide lately and I need to at least eat proper meals!


I think it’s safe to say I’m not a big one for exercising. I keep making false starts, but my heart is just not in it. I think I need to aim a little lower and just try to get in my 10,000 steps per day for now!


On Friday, I was celebrating and decided to treat myself to a bar of chocolate from Thorntons as a special treat. That was the first substantial amount of sugar I had eaten for several weeks… and I really shouldn’t have. I’ve felt awful since, with headaches and cravings for more sweet things.

Also, between running around like a blue arsed fly and generally being a bit crap with the food thing, I’ve not really been eating proper meals. Because there’s no sugar in the house to snack on, I’ve ended up doing that thing where you just wander around the kitchen aimlessly. Other than Friday, I’ve not resorted to eating sugar – but I’ve also just not eaten a lot of the time, or I’ve just eaten eleventy bags of Salt n Shake crisps in a day. On Friday (before the chocolate) all I ate was a bag of quavers and some salted pop corn before having an M&S meal in the evening. I need to sort my shit out!

Weight & Measurements

Weight: 163 lb 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″ same as last week
R&L Thigh: 23″/23″ Same as last week
R&L Calf: 14.5″/14.5″ Same as last week


No gain; no loss. I’m surprised to be honest; I was expecting to put back the two pounds I lost last week. I’m frustrated with myself though; every week I sit here and write these posts, and promising myself I’m going to exercise in the evenings or eat proper meals or whatever else. And every week it lasts two days, if that.

The last couple of weeks, several people have commented that I look better, that my weight loss is obvious – and I do feel better, for the most part. This weekend, with a two-day sugar hangover that saw me cursing the pain in my head every time I moved too quickly, I’ve felt like I really need to give myself a kick up the bum. Bare minimum, I need to at least eat proper meals! And so, back to the drawing board I go. I’m going to keep this picture here at the bottom of my posts each week to remind me of the difference since the beginning…

Weeky Weigh In #1 (1)


Since I re-started my weight loss efforts, I’ve lost 9 lbs and a total of eleven inches over all. My hernia is bothering me less, and several people have commented that I’ve lost weight and my skin looks better so I’m happy with that. I still have a way to go though. There are seven weeks until Brit Mums Live, and I want to feel that I look good when I arrive there.

The Musing Housewife




Vicky Charles

Vicky is a single mother, writer and card reader.


Sarah Howe · 11/05/2015 at 07:41

You can tell the difference so what you have achieved must be working. I think you are right though aiming for regular meals will be the best goal but it must be hard when you are busy all over the place! Maybe batch cook something you could warm up in the week? Hope your head feels better. Good luck!! Xx #bloggingtojogging

linda hobbis · 11/05/2015 at 21:22

With all the stuff I’ve read on sugar, it’s obvious it is highly addictive – they say it’s more addictive than cocaine in fact. I’ve let things slide lately too but it’s so difficult to be consistent. You seem to be doing really well. One of my favourite quotes is from Helen Gurley Brown (she started Cosmo magazine in America) who said that to stay thin you have to eat less than you have been for the rest of your life. It’s that simple – and that simply awful!!! All we can do is keep going. Looking forward to meeting you at Britmums.

    Vicky Charles · 12/05/2015 at 21:42

    Thanks Linda. You’re right; everything I’ve read says it is incredibly addictive. I’ve also read a lot that suggests a lot of obesity problems are linked to sugar, not necessarily the old calories in/calories out thing. I’m not up for the whole “simply awful” business – life’s too short!

Mamavsteacher · 12/05/2015 at 14:20

Keep going honey, you know what to do and you are showing the difference in your face!
With the exercise, just concentrate on one thing at a time like a quick walk round the block in the evening to help reach your count and remember that 10,000 is actually quite a lot if you have a fairly inactive job! #bloggingtojogging

    Vicky Charles · 12/05/2015 at 21:30

    Thank you! The problem is that once I collect S from nursery we’re pretty much house bound. At the moment she’s so knackered after nursery that I can’t drag her off for a walk and even if she wants to go to the park I have to weigh that up against severe over-tiredness. I managed about 8000 steps today – but also no work!

Sim @ SimsLife.co.uk · 13/05/2015 at 11:24

Give me bags of Salt n Shake over anything sugary any day… this is my problem… I could quite happily eat packs and packs all day long! It sounds in the most part that you have had a good week – it’s amazing to see how sugary treats are now affecting you :( Hope you feel better now! There has been a noticeable change in your weekly pictures, you are looking fab! Sim #WeightLossWednesday xx

Hannah Budding Smiles · 17/05/2015 at 08:26

I think the main thing is about how you feel in yourself, so if your hernia is bothering you less and you’re not having as much sugar it’s great! Thanks for linking with #BloggingToJogging xx

    Vicky Charles · 17/05/2015 at 12:00

    Thanks Hannah, I think if I feel better I care less about my outward appearance too!

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