Monday, 7 April 2014

Ta Dah!

-5lbs!!!!! You heard correct my friends. I have properly calorie counted for 8 days now and this is the result. I only did two work outs - 1 x weight session and 1 x pilates so I do need to get some proper exercise in this week even with the kids off.

I have been reading weightlossbitch.com recently - she's lost an incredible 23 stone and has lots of useful tips and motivational posts. I pinched one the other day. Its very simple but very effective and here it is...

On the left are the 1lbs (represented by marbles - I figured this was better than mini eggs - why torture yourself?) I have lost at the start of my proper calorie counting and on the right are the 1lbs I need to lose. I merely transfer them into the jar on the left. My daughter wants to keep the marbles once I've finished the transfer, which is an added incentive, as I know she'll be pestering the life out of me about when she can have her marbles.

I have to say though that I haven't had the easiest of times trying to eat 1,200 calories a day - some days I was under as I was aiming for 1,000 so made me under the 1,200 and I think on Saturday I was over by 200.  I am counting my drinks also. I have felt properly hungry and at times could be rather cranky but then I figured I'm cranky after over eating and beating myself up so might as well be cranky but actually losing some weight.  I have to get through the end of this week as the first 14 days are the hardest.

Next up will be a review on some funky workout wear by Helly Hansen. I have to admit I'd never heard of them before but glad I have now and about an exciting event they are holding in the Autumn.

Be back soon...

6 comments:

  1. Fab news!! Keep it up girl. Xx

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  2. well done.... its tough but I find its the only thing that works for me.Shaz

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    1. yes it is tough but no pain no gain - was an eye opener with your calorie in take! x

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  3. depressingly little !!

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    1. do you think? I was quite impressed with 5lbs for a week!

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