This weeks weigh in was a weigh and run as i went to a evening class as apposed to my normal morning. I am totally amazed by this weeks loss to say the least. I lost 3lbs bringing my total to 38lbs loss (2 stone 10lbs) im so chuffed. I am only 4lbs away from target.
I cant say ive done anything different this week coz i havent. I didnt do any dog walking, feel a bit tight on the dog. But ive done extra (11 hour) shifts in work and they was plenty of body magic. I ordinarily do three 8 hour shifts a week (i do have 4 kids, a house to run and a voluntary toddler group to run also) and they are mainly on the till in a petrol station with a massive spar. I do replenish stock but everything around the till, ciggys, batteries, chewy, medicines etc. But relatively 80% of the shift is in the same spot. This week ive fitted in two 11 hour shifts which is shop floor, putting out the orders, cleaning the forecourt, stocking up shelves, taking out the rubbish. So as you can imagine, my body magic is in top form this week. They good thing about being in work so much aside from the pay at the end of the month, is that im too busy to be hungry. Obviously i took lots of fruit to snack on and a decent sized healthy lunch. But i didn’t get urges for chocolate.
4lbs away from target, im super excited i can almost touch it. I cant believe how far ive come. Slimming world is amazing. I nearly never made it through those doors. I thought OMG FUSSY EATER ALERT. Most diets i look at want you to eat big portions than i actually do. I only eat small portions at meal times, the older kids eat bigger meals than me. My issue is in between meals, and late night snacks. Walking through the kitchen a little bourbon biscuit here and there. On the hop to work a wispa in the car. My packed lunch consisted of a butty, pack of crisps and one/two chocolate bars. Two sugars in me brew. MY breaky was a massive bowl of cornflakes smothered in sugar. So i was thinking theyare going to force me to eat more real food than i do and no chocolate and treats for the rest of my life…. Ive done slimfast, which work, i was starving never satisfied but i got some weight off. The problem was it all went back on and then some. I tried exercising but still eating the same rubbish, but put on more weight because i was getting off the rowing machine and feeling more hungry, oh a wagon wheel why not 🙂 . I kept seeing people around me with amazing results, friends, neighbours even a family member who has struggled with her weight since a child, shes been at target for around two years…. So after much deliberation i thought lets give it a try, if it doesn’t work fine at least i had a crack at it. On the first day my consultant asked me for a target if i had one and a interim target, i said id like to lose a stone by Christmas. It was after all mid September so that was just about achievable i thought. My fabulous consultant said “oh you’ll easy do that before then” Good with the patter i thought, keep them coming back.. But within 7 weeks i had my stone award, and then achieved two stone the week before Christmas. Another thought i remember is it may take a while to shift my hopeful three stone, maybe a year if not more.. 21 weeks in and im 4lbs away OMG love this plan.
The only thing im not happy with is i still have a bit of flab on my belly. I dont want to lose more than my target (dont want to lose any more boob haha) No seriosly im very happy with my figure, my arms, legs, bum, face etc. Just the excess on my belly. You cant see it when im dress, but when i get changed and see its there it messes with my head. I have had four kids i know…. I really need to do something to tone up that mid section, im realistic and dont think i can shift it all, but just half would do.. If any readers have any hints, tips or advice please please share… Unless its to get surgery im not that annoyed by it….