Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Update.. I'm still here

I’ve been blog dodging for far too long and I think that by getting this all out there, it will be a step in the right direction.

Its nothing that you haven’t heard me say before, but it helps to just let it all out I think.. so here we go

I’ve a lot going on at the moment….. this is true, BUT I’ve been hiding behind it and coasting for way too long this year!

  • I went on holidays in May and the lazy ass in me came home from holidays and moved in
  • We booked our Wedding -  Church and Hotel are booked for  Oct 2017
  • Loads of houses have gone up for sale in our area and we’ve been going to a LOT of viewings
  • I got to season 4 of The West Wing and then my one episode a night rule went out the window ( I’m half way thought season 6 at the moment…)
  • Bank Holidays and good weather = ice cream and lounging… don’t they?
  • I bought a Fit Bit to motivate me.. I have yet to hit 10,000 steps in any given day!!

Something needs to change and that change has to come from me, being asked to take a break from Slimming World has certainly helped to put things into perspective this week!!
I have made no progress in the last 12 months and still weigh the same, so my consultant took me aside and suggested I take a break from the scales for the couple of weeks, I’m welcome to attend the meetings but not to weigh in, I will also no longer be a member of the social team and will revert back to being a regular member.

However, this happening to me just as I feel like I’m gaining control and doing better (even if the scales don’t agree)  is not going to derail me and make me eat all the crap and blame it on being fired taking a break from Slimming World (it could be) But I’ve decided that this is my time to step up and put on my big girl pants and take responsibility for my well being, my health, my weight and my hand to mouth movements…

So I’ve made a plan, after some lovely kind words from super supportive friends I’ve decided that I can do this, I need to do this for myself and I WANT to do this for myself.
I want to feel better in myself
I want to be happy with how I look in the mirror
I want my clothes to fit again (And in time be too big)
I want to stop making excuses for myself
I want to start getting results
I want to be happy in my own skin
I want to gain some confidence in myself
I want all this things for myself, no one else

Like I said at the start, nothing new in any of the above, but I feel the better for getting it out there..
Plan for this month:

  • I’m still following the Slimming World Extra Easy food Plan (similar to H&F on WW)
  • I’ve bought a 10 class gym pass (groupon bargain) that has to be used within 6 weeks of starting. I’m starting this today with the intentions of doing 2 classes a week
  • I’m not going to binge eat come the weekend
  • I will get my fitbit to over 10,000 steps per day

So there you have it, my excuses and my plan of action.. I hope this doesn’t come across as whingey.. I am feeling pretty positive and also determined.

We all fall down, its getting back up and trying again that’s important… isn’t it?

Is anyone else struggling or is it just me? I'm considering a daily diary to keep me on track, would that be of interest to anyone other than me?

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  1. I've been struggling the past 6 months. Again, I'm doing better, I fitter and healthier but it ain't showing on the scales. I'd say I'm next on the chopping block in the social team.
    If you wan to meet for tea lt me know. We can chat and bounce ideas if you like.

  2. I started using My Fitness Pal to log foods and it's been such a great motivator. I got a Fitbit a few months ago and I loved it at first but then I just left it to one side - been picking it up again lately and I've gotten really competitive with myself, I love trying to beat my steps from the day before. I know you can do this Vicki - I have 110% faith in you and I know that all it takes is for one thing to click and you have it, I'm proud of you for sticking with this and you're doing yourself proud too. Best of luck xx

  3. Ah geez girl, you are not on your own. Finally after putting on long finger, went back to ww on Wednesday. 8lbs up since February, i know could be much worse, but am a repeat fallen golden member. I know for me i have to keep attending weigh ins, otherwise ill be back to where i was. Keep chin up, we're all human. Do it for you! We're so worth it.

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