Week nine on the diet and I have lost a big fat bugger all! I haven’t weighed myself for a few weeks, my portion sizes decreased, I haven’t been as tempted by fattening foods as I usually am yet over the last few weeks I’ve managed to put on 6lb! Considering I’d only lost 5lb in the first place I’ve actually cancelled out the weight I did lose and added an extra pound to get off too! I’m a bit annoyed but then it just goes to show that relaxing and having a “what will be, will be” attitude just doesn’t work for me when it comes to weight loss.
If I’m going to lose weight I need to be hard on myself and actually restrict my portion sizes rather than relying on myself to make the right choices because clearly I can’t do that on my own. I need to exercise, that much is abundantly clear, but how and when is another story. I must say my activity has increased in that I walk more rather than taking the car since I started using my SlimPod and I don’t mind doing it whereas before I’d have got in the car to go to the local shops which are maybe 300m away but that isn’t enough. I need to exercise, proper get your heart pumping exercise and for that I need time, which with an 11 month old intent on destroying everything in sight and only have one short nap a day I don’t get much time for as you can imagine, but it will have to be squeezed in somewhere. I’d love to go to a gym again but I don’t have the money or the time when you factor in the baby, the 10 year old and the man who works different hours every day and at short notice so committing to a gym membership will be pointless, it will have to be me and the Wii Fit and Just Dance for now.
Having weighed myself my BMI is back over 40 again and my Wii Fit Mii is looking as sluggish and flabby as I am. I looked back over my Wii Fit weigh ins from the last few years and despite putting on most of the 4 stone I lost back then. I have kept off 1 stone 10lbs however and I’m choosing to focus on that instead, that’s 24lbs and around the weight of my chunky 11 month old (and he is HEAVY!).
I’ve treated myself to a few slimming magazines this week for a bit of inspiration and having read the success stories it’s almost kick started my motivation again. Seeing photos of women who have lost half their body weight, which is pretty much what I have to do, at a normal weight and without looking like they have excess skin flapping about all over the place (huge fear of mine) makes me not want to give up. One of my diet buddies Shell, from Quest of a Shrinking Lady is also having the same effect on me. She is following Slimming World, the “diet” I had the most success on and is updating her page daily with photos of what she’s eating. Ordinarily I would just skip past posts like this but I’m almost obsessed with finding out what she’s eating every day because she is losing weight every single week and eating a ton of food while doing it! If ever there was an advert for the fact that you can lose weight and not go hungry or eat boring rabbit food, Shell is it.
I think my aim for next week is just going to be to fit some exercise in rather than saying I want to lose a certain amount of weight and see how I go.
Make sure you check out how my weight loss buddies are getting on by clicking on the links below and while you’re at it pop over to my friend Adele’s (fellow “mummy blogger” from www.playfullearners.co.uk) new website that she runs along with her husband. www.chaosprotein.com they have something for everyone, whether you want to lose weight, bulk up or build muscle and they have some gorgeous hoodies and tshirts for wearing at the gym or when you’re chilling out. There’s 10% off everything in November too!
(no doubt I’ve forgotten someone – sorry!)