Monday, 4 March 2013

Week 8 Weigh-in 2013‏

Hey Guys,
I’m happy to report back this week that I was down 2lbs this week… this is a HUGE achievement considering the rotten week that I have had!

I started the week exhausted having not slept for more than 4 hours straight in 5 nights!! I’m worse than a cranky child when I’m sleep deprived! So I cancelled my Monday night spin, showered and finally slept J
So, I was back on form and ready to make up for slacking off the previous night, however on Tuesday, we received the sad news at home that my gran-aunt had passed away peacefully after a battle with cancer!
It was a sad few days for my mother and grandmother in particular. It was also a lot of rushing around after work, so my dinner and gym plans didn’t exactly go according to my well intentioned plan! But these things happen, life gets in the way of a weight loss plan and for the week that was in in, I just had to take it as it came.  I was counting my blessings and meeting family members that I hadn’t seen for a long time which was nice! (why is it that we only meet our relatives at weddings and funerals? Or is that just my excuse?)
But I didn’t use this unexpected event to go on a binge as I probably would have a few months ago; any excuse for me to jump off the wagon and run into the chipper!!

I had to be clever with my time, so I made sure that I walked for 20 minutes at lunch because I had to cancel all 3 spin classes for the week that I had booked. I stuck to my eating plan for breakfast and lunch and didn’t give into the chocolate biscuits even tho I really wanted too!  And I left the pub after the funeral for a few hours when I knew the finger food would be served to take myself out of the path of temptation! Those tiny sandwiches, cocktail sausages, chicken wings and chicken tenders are delicious and very welcome but I never know when to stop, so I thought it was safer to avoid this part of the day!
I also decided to drive and play taxi and babysitter on the three nights, so I wouldn’t be tempted by the demon vodka J

None of the above was easy, it was a tough and sad few days. I coped with it as best as I could.

I woke up sick on Friday morning and had to go to work! It was a long day! The only positive is that all the coughing was turning my stomach! So I didn’t cheat on my food plan, and I also walked to the shop to buy myself tissues and strepsils! This walk would normally take me 15mins! On Friday it took me 35mins!! I was feeling pretty rotten and very much feeling sorry for myself! I went home, dosed up on cough bottle and went to bed at 6pm!

So after that kind of a week, you can imagine my surprise on Saturday morning that I was down 2.

Its proven to myself that food is 70% of the  battle. People have been telling me this and I’ve said it to other, but never truly believed it, until today.

I had a horrible week, for reasons out of my control, I tried to take control by sticking to my food as best as I could and it worked!!

So the weigh in was a happy ending to my otherwise sucky week.

I hope you had a good week/ weigh in? I’d love to hear from you.

11lbs  lost, 49lbs to go.... 


  1. So sorry to hear about your gran aunt! Fair play for not comfort eating at such a sad time.
    Keep up the good work, you're doing great. You're a great inspiration


  2. Really well done! Sorry to hear about your gran aunt! Keep up the good work, you've given me a kick to get myself moving again. Need to sort out my food intake.

  3. Well done 2lbs down is great, sorry if stuff has been tough but keep up the great work

  4. Well done, sorry to hear about your great aunt but congratulations on keeping it up xx

  5. Thanks ladies for all the kind words :) xx

  6. Well done of losing the 2lbs!! And i'm sorry to hear about your loss :( I hope your feeling better now. I've just followed you, i really like your blog :) - Lilie xx

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