When I started tracking the time I was giving to me, it was with the aim of just starting to help me feel better about myself and for finding a way to hold myself accountable with my weight loss. I’m not in a dangerous weight zone, and this week I actually made it back to my pre-Sprog weight (for the second time!) but I just feel very differently about my body now and the weight is definitely distributed in a different manner.
#FitFamilyFriday was my way of doing this as it was launched around the same time that I needed to give myself a kick up the bum!
So here’s a quick round up of this week.
7th Nov – On plan with Slimming World until dinner time when we were very lazy and opted for pizza but we did have salad with it too! I painted my toes in the evening and had managed some unexpected extra Sprog time which was lovely.
8th Nov – I was feeling very stressed out about various things and gave in to some chocolate crispy cakes that Sprog had made with his uncle and cousins. I did have my hair cut which was lovely.
9th Nov – I managed to find time to wash my hair – there wasn’t much happy me time!
10th Nov – On plan for Slimming World and had a brilliant after school dance party with Sprog before hubby got home from work. Spent some time blogging which is my happy time.
11th Nov – STRESSED OUT at work. -Long day.
12th Nov – School trip. Kids were brilliant, stress gone, felt very chilled out.
13th Nov – Skipped into work but quickly the happy disappeared. Weigh in day – lost 1/2lb again which took me back to pre-Sprog but this still doesn’t quite feel like my happy weight.
14th Nov – quick dash in the evening but did have time for a shower with my posh relaxing shower gel from BeeFayre.
Then as I was thinking about writing this up, I dropped into Disillusioned Dad to read his #FitFamilyFriday post and he was focusing on SMART targets so I’ve decided to try and set myself a couple now.
1. To loose another 3 lbs. I don’t know if this will be a happy weight but it will be another 1/2 stone milestone so it seems a reasonable goal. It is Specific, Measurable, Achieveable, Relevant (it will hopefully make a difference to my self confidence) and Timed – that means I need a deadline. I’m going to say Christmas. I know that if I’m good I can maintain my weight through Christmas so that feels like a positive step.
2. To do one thing that makes me feel good each day. That could be ‘posh’ shower gel, plucking my eyebrows, painting my nails, writing a blog post but I need to make that time for me to be a happy Mama. I think this is pretty SMART – I think I’ll go for reviewing this at Christmas too.
So fingers crossed, wish me luck and off I go!
A happy picture of me (right) this week at a wedding wearing a dress that I wouldn’t have gone near at all since I got pregnant (2 years now!)