It’s never easy admitting that you need to actually take something like weight loss seriously. Getting lost in complacency happens though.
For the last 8 months I have been gradually losing weight. In fact, by June I had lost 42lb (that’s 3 stone). I was delighted. Really proud of myself. But, that’s as far as it went.
Giving up smoking
I gave up smoking on the 1st July. Completely. No vaping, no replacement products (after the first 5 days), nothing and throughout the month I felt my weight was creeping back up again. However, I didn’t feel ready to acknowledge it at the time, still giving the quitting smoking my all. I buried my head in the sand before thinking that it was okay, because it would all come off again soon…
It didn’t, and last weekend the scales told me I had put 7lb on. It may not sound like a great deal, but it was 1/6 of my total weight loss and enough to make me realise that I have to take this shit seriously.
The First Week
This last 5 days have been great. Signing up to Weight Watchers again seems to have given me back my motivation. And I’m steaming ahead of where I was 7 days ago.
I’ve tracked every item of food and drink that has passed through my lips and I have made myself accountable for each and every Smart Point I have eaten.
I have attempted to snack on fruit, if needed, while looking at which options are the better ones. It’s been a challenge in some ways but not in others.
The Biggest Challenges
There have been several challenges I have faced this week.
- It was Garreth’s birthday on Tuesday and he likes chocolate cake (and yes, I did eat some of the delicious 8SP per 43g Galaxy Ripple Cake.)
- Wednesday, I visited my Bampy. The person who insists on feeding me like I am starving and putting sugar in my tea… (I turned down the custard cream and he did notice that I’ve lost weight overall).
- Yesterday, I took the youngest four to McDonalds after promising them earlier in the week. (I took a yummy, homemade, 6SP Couscous Salad with me.)
- I’m going away tonight but I have made some 1SP and 0SP egg muffin type things to take with me. 🙂
Food and Exercise
I didn’t stay within my daily points (32) every day this week, but I didn’t use all of my weekly points either (42).
Exercise wise, I earned 57 FitPoints with 46,130 steps and 97 active minutes.
That’s a big step forward for me… I have made a point of doing a 15 minute beginner cardio workout in the mornings and I’ve been for a few nice walks this week too.
This week’s Weight Loss
Yes! Yes, I did! This week I lost 6.5lb.
I could be disappointed that I didn’t make the 7lb but it’s only been 5 full days.
Current Weight: 18st 2.7lb
Current BMI: 39.9
Weight Lost this week: 6.5lb
Total weight lost: 3st 2.3lb
Next week’s goal
I would dearly dearly love to be in the 17 stone bracket next week. Even if that means I’m 17st 13.9lb… I would just love to be there.