Sunday 6 October 2013

Sunday weigh-in : That's more like it !

Last week, I was gutted to see my weight going the wrong way. On Sunday, I replaced my usual roast spuds with braised red cabbage and went to the park with the kids where we spent 20 minutes jumping and throwing sticks, trying to get some conkers down for our nature crafts. I jokingly said on twitter afterwards that that must have been the equivalent of a zumba session ! Well, just out of interest, I jumped on the scales on Monday morning and was stunned to see that my weight had gone back to where it was the week before. Now, I'm not silly - I know I didn't lose 600g in a few hours - but it just reinforced what I already know - weight fluctuates all the time and being a slave to the scales is not good.

This did set me up for a good week though as I was feeling confident. It was still a lovely surprise to jump on the scales and see - 81.9kg. Yay, back into the 81's ! Phew !

Positives of the week

- I made a few sensible swaps which meant I ate the same as the rest of the family but with fewer calories.

- I've been drinking lots of water.

- No time for sport but lots of walking and energetic play with the kids at the park are still better than nothing.

- By setting myself a mini target that didn't focus on the number on the scales, it was easier to keep on track and in control.

- Planning ahead saved me on Friday - taking a Slimfast meal replacement "just in case" avoided unhealthy choices and quick snacks where I could grab them

Current targets 

Last week's target was : Keep eating healthily and stay positive. Start listening to the Slimpod regularly again.Try to get in some exercise, even if it's running around in the park with the kids. (DONE !)

This week's targets : Stay in 81 point somethings and aim for a loss, however small. Keep making good food choices and reaching for water, not diet coke.

Longer-term targets : Get back to the 70-somethings. Get my badges back to "weight lost" being more than "left to lose" (they were on 29lb lost/28lb left to lose just before the summer so let's aim to get back there as quickly as possible.)

Lose a stone (6.35kg) by Christmas challenge : 1kg lost so far - that's already 16% of the target achieved !

STILL TO GO : 14.1kg

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  1. Yay! Well done! Good luck with next week. I desperately need to drink more water but always end up with tea or coffee instead!

    1. My bad habit was diet coke - which I still drink but I'm trying to favour water !

  2. Sounds like you had a lot better week, well done. It just shows that a few little changes can make a big difference, I also drink far too much diet coke.

    Good luck for next week, you're well on target to reaching that stone by Christmas. xx

    1. Every step in the right direction has to be a good thing ! xx

  3. Well done! Running around the park and finding conkers sounds like a brill way to add in some exercise! Good luck with the rest of your journey :) x

    1. You too, just been over to your blog - great to "meet" you ! :)

  4. Fantastic!! Every little helps and I always find that I feel much better after a week of walking - jumping on the scales always amazes me - Love conker picking and being outside is fantastic! Good luck for the next week x

  5. Fantastic work! I love getting out to the park, the one near me is quite a tourist trap but one day I plan to be jogging around it rather than the secluded spot I usually go.

    I know what you mean about the scales, I don't fluctuate as much as I used to but in the past I could put on a lbs in a day!

    It sounds like you've had a positive week which is fantastic!

    Sharon xx

    Beauty, Miscellany

  6. Well done! Scales are a nightmare aren't they, I was weighing myself almost every day at one point and was up and down like a yoyo and it sets you up for a bad week if the scales go in the wrong direction doesn't it! Good luck for next week, here's to more of the same! x

    1. They are a nightmare but they're a hard habit to break too !

  7. well done, glad you had a positive week too


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