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…
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.