Weekly weigh in #11

This week, I have been feeling so much better on the back of my 2 lb loss last week, much more confident – I even wore a dress to work today!

I’ve been really motivated this week too. I have been listening to the Slimpods for Thinking Slimmer now and then but I really need to get back to that more consistently now. I have been making sure that I walk to work more often and move more as well as managing a bike ride at the weekend and then this evening to Slimming World and back.

Dechox 1I am so pleased with how well I am managing the Dechox for BHF too.  I’ve only really wanted to cave in a few times. Today, I even bought chocolate treats for colleagues without buying any for myself or eating any of their chocolate! The sponsorship page is still open, and Hubby and I would really appreciate it.  I feel a little bad that our total is looking so measly at the moment, surely we can do better than £3…click here if you are feeling generous.

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I also wore a top that to work yesterday that I bought when Sprog was about 4 months old and I was still looking pretty hefty! We don’t have a full length mirror at home at the moment so it wasn’t until I went to the loo that I noticed how loose it is now. My trusty work trousers are also looking much more flattering now. I couldn’t help but take a rubbish selfie to show off as this top was pretty tight when I bought it!

So, I headed to weigh in this evening, on my bike, in my super sexy hi-vis top feeling on top of the world thinking that I would have been able to loose weight.

Imagine my horror at a 1lb gain… I have literally no idea where that came from.  I haven’t eaten perfectly but I definitely thought I’d out-exercised the cake this week, apparently not!  I cannot claim lady bloat this time either.

So the plan is this – hit my 10,000 step goal every day, eat better/less, no booze.. fingers crossed!

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I’m on a Dechox!

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March is here, spring will pop up, it’s Hen Do month for one of my best friends and I have officially started my Dechox today!

Dechox is a brilliant idea from the British Heart Foundation which is getting people to give up chocolate for the month. Whilst Dry January etc is a great idea for some people, for me, it’s not a particular vice. I don’t drink very much at all so it really wouldn’t be worth it. This however, is a major challenge! Add to the equation a husband who is equally as addicted to chocolate as I am who is also giving it up and you get potentially dangerous living arrangements for the next month!

The Dechox covers the whole of March and any donations and sponsorship for the Dechox should see me though and I fully intend to make it to the end! So here’s my fundraising page and I would love it if you would be able to donate even just a little bit. My text donation code is MVST99 to 70070 and that will automatically donate £3 to my page for you!

We’d both love it if you could share a few pennies to support us through and to help out a really great charity!

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Weekly weigh in #7

I’ve made a few changes in my world this week which I’m hoping will help me out for the few weeks. I’ve been really enjoying reading everyone else’s posts where we’re clubbing together and supporting each other with our health and fitness goals over the last 7 weeks and it’s great to see the progress that some people are making.  As you might know if you’ve been keeping up with me, I’ve been down and then up and then back down a bit to even out and be back to the same weight as just after Christmas! I felt like I’d lost my way a bit.

I’ve done 2 things to hopefully make a difference to me this week.

Firstly, after reading about how Mummy Melton is going I decided to investigate and then get started using Thinking Slimmer. Using this, I listen to a Slimpod every evening and I love the way it approaches weight loss without talking about inches and lbs but just by talking about how I want to look and feel.  I’m only 3 days in but I have noticed that I’m less likely to snack in the evenings after dinner already.  I listened to a hypnobirthing relaxation script when I was pregnant and that really helped to calm me down about the birth and this works in a similar way by talking to my subconscious so we’ll just have to wait and see the impact over the next few weeks.

Secondly, I’ve signed up to something crazy! Hubby and I are both terrible secret chocolate eaters. We both know that we do it, we both know that we aren’t truthful to the other one about how much chocolate we eat and we both eat it in secret from each other. So we had toyed with the idea of giving up chocolate for lent when I saw the British Heart Foundations Dechox advertised. The Dechox covers the whole of March so whilst lent starts tomorrow, the donations and sponsorship for the Dechox should see me though March and I fully intend to make it to the end! So here’s my fundraising page and I would love it if you would be able to donate even just a little bit.  My text donation code is MVST99 to 70070 and that will automatically donate £3 to my page for you!

I think this week the big change has been that I haven’t been obsessing over step counts or what food I’m eating but I have relaxed a bit. Now just to see if that makes a difference at the scales; I think I would honestly be fairly happy if I maintained this week.

…. the results are in and … I’ve put on 1/2 lb which I’m actually fine with. I know I’ve been less active but I just feel so much better in myself this week. Bring on a big loss next week!

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