Sunday, 14 April 2013

Operation Skinnie Minnie update #4‏

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Operation Skinnie Minnie update #4‏

Its time to report back with another update of how my month has been and its not been the best of month I must admit!!!
Especially with the two bank holiday weekends thrown in, I had lotsa binges, fell off the wagon, got back on and fell straight back on, right now I’m hanging onto the back of the wagon, my feet aren’t firmly on it, but I’m 90% back to where I should be. I’ve been up and down the same 3lbs for most of this month, so I’ve yet to hit the 14lb mark!! Not good for being 3 months in really!! I’m not meeting any of my own targets and I’m pretty disappointed to be honest.

Now to be fair I can see a difference in myself in some of my clothes, I’m gutted that I didn’t start taking my measurements back in January, but its never too late as this journey is on going, so I’ve taken my measurements today. That way I can report back next month on my scales loss and my inch loss. I’m being advised from all sides that the inch loss is showing more than the scales results.
I’m putting this down to doing so many spin & abs classes, its good that I’m toning and losing and I will benefit from this in the long run as I don’t fancy having excess skin on my person (I don’t imagine anyone sets out to get this on purpose)

So I’m still in the same spot as last month at the moment. I’m 2lbs away from being the lightest I've been in my adult life and 4lbs away from being down 14lb.
Both of these goals seem so small and very achievable, but as you know I've somehow manages to hit the self sabotage button on my brain and this 4lbs at the moment feels like 4 stone to me!!
So I’m planning on baby steps for the minute to get past this particular obstacle. I know that once I pass these numbers and reach these targets, its all new and (hopefully exciting) territory for me.
I’m hoping that once I hit these numbers and get under them that this will be a new motivation for me and spur me on to loose the next 14lbs in less time.
This 14lb loss will be the same stone that I lost 3 TIMES last year and gained it back, so its 4th time lucky for me this time.. and I mean business this time.
Also at the moment I’m refusing to buy myself any new clothes (even though I really need some spring/summer work wear) until I’m buying them in a size smaller.
Oh I almost forgot, in the last few months my feet have shrunk!! I’m pretty gutted by this! I never realised that this could happen! I thought that your feet stayed the same all of your grown up life and like handbags were friends for life L So I’m afraid to try on half of my collection for fear that they no longer will fit me L Everything else I’m quite happy to put in the “they don’t fit me” pile, but not my lovely and pretty shoes!! *sigh* It’s a bittersweet side affect I guess, and feck all I can do about it.

For the month of April my target is to be down at least 2lbs each week. If I can do this, then I should be able to get back on track and get cracking on stone number 2

If there’s anything in particular you’d like me to do a rant post about, do let me know and I’ll see what I can do, I've got a few half written posts on the go all the time; these posts seem to be the ones that people like to read and can relate too, so feel free to make suggestions J

I am also in the process of putting together a photo diary of me from the last 5 years together for your viewing. And I will be making myself a Facebook page when someone teaches me how.

How’s your weight loss journey going? I’d love to hear all about it.....


  1. Your doing wonderful! Keep in mind even though it feels slow going; the more slow or moderate you lose at a time your body will KEEP IT OFF! So you won't have to back peddle later on if you slip up or something. Your doing so well! Can't wait to see that photo diary!

    1. Thanks Meredith :) Its great to get some positive feed back :) I defo need to get the finger out with the photo diary!!

  2. You're doing great, you can do it!

    1. Thanks Chick, I'll get there, I just want to fast forward 6 months and be at my goal.. I've no patience.. lol xx