Monday, 24 September 2012

Monday Weigh In

Are you kidding me?! 2lb ON!! No, I'm not kidding.  I feel yuk to be honest - the party is well and truly over. The summer party that is. I had a target didn't I of feeling comfortable and looking half decent in a bikini and I achieved that. I've relaxed and taken my eye off the ball. I need a new goal to focus on now. I thought I'd reined it in on the food front last week - clearly not.  Getting all thrifty making homemade cakes and such hasn't helped. 

Last week I did the Wii dance 3 with wrist weights (3,000) twice. I was sweating and I remember not that long ago that 4,000 was the minimum sweat points I would do and  I found that relatively easy. Just goes to show my fitness levels are down too.  On Saturday I went for a bike ride with my son and it was the first Saturday I really watched what I ate. 

So, here I am sitting typing and feeling hungry. It feels good. I wrote everything I ate today and I worked out to the Your Shape Boot Camp game on the X-box.  Again, I felt much more sluggish than normal. 

My husband said to me this morning "did you read that article about slimming your way to 18 stone?" What he was referring to was women that try all these different faddy diets and manage to put on weight. He said I'd lost my way on the 1970's diet and it pains me to say it he's probably right.  I've been eating wraps and ryvita, the diet lemonade has crept back in (studies have shown it makes you gain weight) and other things that go against the simple way of dieting that has worked for me since I started the blog.

So today I wrote everything I ate down. That helped.  Its not realistic to do this every single day but until you are at a half decent weight I think its essential.  I went back to my sandwich and yogurt and my small portion of our dinner. I worked out. I have set a goal of being under 12 stone by Christmas.  It is achievable and I can do it.  I just have to keep repeating that to myself.

Until next time...


  1. Just get straight back on that horse and regroup again next week. We know there are weeks like this but it doesn't take away from the long term success. I'm looking forward to your first anniversary and a review of how a year of this diet went.

    1. Thank you my dear! I'm hungry - day two. Interesting thing I saw on telly the other night - documentary on the British cycling team and the boss man says that people don't change their mindset unless the suffering is worth the reward. Thought for the day x