Welcome to my Wednesday weigh-in, this is the second in a series of posts about my weight loss journey (I hesitate to say ‘success’, although I’m hopeful) over six months. If you’d like to read where it all began, then you can see the first in the series here.
We’ve all been ill this week, all four of us. It’s hard enough to keep eating well when you feel like crap yourself, but when you have two sick children who spend all night waking you up it’s nigh on impossible. Nothing like being bone-crushingly exhausted to really make you crave sugar and lots of it. So I’ve failed utterly on last week’s goals, despite having got off to a good start on the first day with an early morning yoga session and lots of water. After that I drank not enough water, ate refined carbs and sugar like they were going out of fashion, snacked on biscuits and cake and dragged myself along at a very slow walking pace. Rubbish! The only thing I’ve stuck at was eating smaller portions, but I doubt that did the job bearing in mind all the goodies. Oh well. Another week, another weigh in. I’ll just have to try harder and hope I feel better soon.
Knowing I had this post coming up did help make me feel accountable to some degree, however, so I’ll definitely keep going with it.
This week’s goals
– Drink more water (at least 4 pints a day)
– Reduce sugar and refined carbohydrate intake.
– No snacking
– Dish up the same portion size of food that I give my 1 year old. I am allowed second helpings if still hungry 10 minutes after finishing.
– Do some of the 30 days of yoga programme every morning
– Walk faster.
The same as last week, but perhaps I can actually stick to them this time…
Anyway. Feel free to send tips, or (if you’re a sports clothing brand) some running gear for fat lasses. My vital statistics are as follows, along with a photo so we can have a ‘before’ picture and pray that, by May, there’ll be a noticeable difference in the ‘after’…
I only have to lose a lb a week and I’ll hit that goal weight early.
This week’s vital statistics
Weight first thing: 12 stone 6lb/79.1kg
Bust: a reduced 42″/106cm
This week’s overall inches: 208.5″/531cm
First week’s overall inches: 210 inches/533cm
First week’s weight: 12 stone 6lb/78.8kg
Week’s loss: 1.5 inches overall. No weight loss in imperial and I’ve actually put ON 0.3kg in metric. Ugh!
According to this chart my ideal waist measurement is 25.5inches. Not sure that’s even achievable (esp after two children), but ten inches less than my hips and bust probably is, so given that I’ll hopefully lose a couple of inches from those, also, I’m going to aim for a conservative 31inches, that is a 6inch loss from my waist. Half an inch down this week – hurrah! I contribute it entirely to the smaller portions.
Goal weight 11 stone
20lbs total weight to lose
6 inches off my waist (now only 5.5 inches!)
in 25 weeks from now!