Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Making Slow Progress & Weigh In Week 7

I tend to be surprised of late when people comment that I’m “looking well” it doesn't happen a lot, but when it has done I scoff and retort with “Eh no I’m not, I’m up a stone since this time last year!”
In my mind I haven’t done anything other than buy clothes in a bigger size for the last 12 months, so I can’t conceive the fact that I could be “looking well” 

BUT I haven’t given up either!! I joined Slimming World 2 weeks before I moved out of home, now if that wasn't the perfect chance to go back to my binge eating and secret eating ways, than I don’t think I’ll ever have one.
I was thrilled to be moving out but fretting and fearful that I would fall into the trap of take away’s and unhealthy habits and gain a fortune of weight.

So my Slimming World Journey to date has been sloooow, super slow if I’m being honest and that’s down to me also, but I haven’t given up. I turn up every Thursday night to see how everyone else is and how they’re doing and I can see how far they've come since we all started in April.
They compliment me, ask how my week was, and cheer when I have a loss on the scales. They don’t judge me if I’m up or down, they support me because they understand that loosing weight isn't as straight forward as we’d like it to be and sometimes life/ bad moods/ crap weather get in the way of having a “perfect week food wise”

So at the moment, I’m loosing pebbles rather than stones, but I’m feeling determined, I’m hoping that all the little pebbles that are 0.5lb & 1lb will slowly add up and my clothes will become a little looser and I’ll start to feel a little bit better about myself and a little bit more confident about facing the outside world this Christmas.

So the next time someone gives you a compliment, Smile and thank them; take it, I bet it will put an extra pep in your step.

Because people don’t say these things lightly, clearly they like what they’re seeing and can see something noticeable for them to comment and compliment.. (Or they desperately want to know where you got that dress/ scarf/ foundation / boots)

I know deflecting the comment is the way “us Irish” are programmed (and it needs to stop) so why not try to make a new and better habit and where possible return the gesture (who doesn't like getting a compliment)

This week, I weighed in a day early and at a different group.. I was down 0.5lbs

Weight lost to date: 6lbs
Onwards and Downwards, the Slimming World way :)

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Friday, 14 November 2014

Guest Blogging & Weigh In Week 6

This week I'm guest blogging over on  The Skinny Doll's blog, so check it out here
This is a first for me and a BIG deal and an honour :)

Sadly I was up 1lb this week, but I'm feeling determined.

Weight lost to date: 5.5lbs
Onwards and Downwards, the Slimming World way :)

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Friday, 7 November 2014

My Christmas Gift to me & Weigh In Week 5

6 more weigh in’s (after last nights) until Christmas week!!! That’s 3 more weeks (for me) before the Christmas parties kick off for the festive season.

So realistically I need to have 3 good weeks of eating well and getting the scales moving down before.
For me this means, staying home, I know that sounds awful and not very fun, but I’m trying to stay out of temptations way, so staying in will be key, plus it will save me money aswell as lbs, which will be a bonus.

So positive thinking J and we will get there because WE CAN and WE WILL do this.

I was pretty disappointed with a loss of 0.5lbs last night, but a good week is never wasted, so hopefully it will show next week.

Last night in group we were all given a cute little Christmas tag on which we had to write down what our Christmas gift to ourselves will be.
Mine will be my 1 stone award by the end of November. 

Weight lost to date: 6.5lbs
Onwards and Downwards, the Slimming World way :)

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Monday, 3 November 2014

November Goals 2014

Just a little bit of Monday Motivation, I think this is more for my benefit than yours, but I thought I would share my November goals.

4 weigh in's for November and only 8 until Christmas Day.... its almost time to start shopping for THAT sparkly dress for the Christmas party, so gotta make these few weeks count...