Wednesday, November 27, 2013
I got a new smart phone today so I am using this as a golden opportunity to make a fresh start as I struggle to lose those last 6lbs. I have been on track for the last few weeks and I think things are kicking in as I am suddenly feeling very hungry so it is time to get a weetabix!
Thursday, November 14, 2013
I am back after a busy 8 weeks, the first 5 were before and the last 3 were after my daughter Katherine's wedding!
In those last few weeks time seemed to speed up and there were not enough hours in the day! I could write a book about all the drama and how to survive it! But the day was wonderful and everyone enjoyed themselves! Even the family disco dancefloor was always packed! The evening ended with an Irish celidh finish! My new son in law, Fergal , entertained us, with along with his friends and best-man, and bridesmaid, singing 2 hours of Irish folk songs! Wonderful! Here are a few of my favourite photos:
I fitted into the dress:
I found I could lose weight without trying those last few weeks and was very happy that I had shrunk to a size 12!
Over the last few weeks I have continued to over indulge, but this time it mattered and my size 12s have got tight and it is time to focus on achieving a healthy regime of eating, developing good habits that will continue, and this applies to lifestyle too!
I have a 15 minute toning exercise routine, which is easy to stick too and easy to restart after a few days of distraction! I do them every day of the week when I am able, and they help keep me fit and toned!
It is the evening that I slip up! So I am working on developing good habits and well planned snacks for this dangerous time of day! It is very difficult and the root of my problems!
Christmas is round the corner and my Christmas challenge is to blog every day and to lose the final 7 lbs by 2014!
What is your Christmas Challenge?
Friday, September 06, 2013
1 1/2 lbs lost this week at WW. My Monthly Pass runs out on Sunday! I am now within 5 lbs from my official goal so classes are free from now on !!! ( I am a Gold Member)!! Really pleased because I thought I would stay the same / gain! The extra exercise must have helped!!
I did lots of walking this week,plus a session on the exercise bike and a salsa workout on DVD. I overdid the calories,slightly but the exercise paid off!! ( I didn't count that in my allowance)
New week, new opportunity! Various hurdles to be overcome this week, I am no saint so I will have to watch it and take a day at a time, be very good when I can and in control making sensible choices when faced with a challenging situation!
Let's hope i can follow my own advice! The dress is hanging in my wardrobe, clearly visible, to remind me to be good!!
Have a lovely weekend people!
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Time to get my act together! I've been messing about the last 3 weeks! At least I have maintained and not gained! I bought the dress for the wedding today in a size 12! I fit it but have to lose another 5 lbs to be more comfortable! It's the kick up the *** I need to get there! Yikes!! How is everyone doing?
Still no news on the bridesmaid dress front! I will go into the shop tomorrow and chase them up! I have an appointment in the Hat Shop tomorrow at 11, I have to take my outfit along!
I have the bag and the shoes are to be sent away today to be dyed to the right colour!! Yes I went to Perditasweddingshoes.co.uk , where you can get beautiful wedding shoes that can be dyed to match your outfit!!
Just the hat to go!!
Saturday, August 24, 2013
I woke at 5am with hunger pains, but I did the right thing and went downstairs and had a healthy snack and a cup of tea, so I could go back to sleep , eventually! I was very tired the next day which is guaranteed to weaken everyone's willpower! Getting ready for my meet up in Berkhamsted with my friend, Liz was a rush and I arrived on time but my hair wasn't behaving as it should. A bad hair day and my dental brace in made me feel very uncomfortable and a little negative!!
We found the hat shop easily and I felt more negative as I glanced around and could only spot one hat that was the right colour, the right shape! The problem was it was decorated with a big black rose and had a black trim and could not be changed - not appropriate for a wedding ( negativity again).
The ladies persuade me to make an appointment next Friday and to bring my outfit! They are going to get more hats in 'Cadbury purple' for me try. This immediately piled on the pressure. It is too early to buy the dress, let alone wear it comfortably! I agreed and put the situation to the back of my mind!
Liz and I had a fun trip around the shops and I spotted my good lace for my Ring Pillow project!!
I drove home and arrive tired and fed up, the worries had resurfaced! I have a power nap to restore my mood and then make the tea - healthy fish and chips, except there were not enough chips for me (disappointing) so I made fish-cakes for me, which are very tasty!
Being vulnerable , my mood was lowered even further by a call from my sister who was in a really negative mood! I managed to distance myself from her mood but my fate was sealed. I got sucked into watching catchup on the TV, then channel hopping and turned into a couch potato and the grazing began!
I was able to account for the damage - nearly a day's dieting allowance! I woke up this morning in a worse spot than yesterday, but I got things in proportion and have cut back today making sensible filling choices including a healthy very delicious bolognese, so i don't feel deprived at all! I will be very very careful the rest of the week so I will limit the damage!!
I will buy the smaller dress on Monday and squeeze into it on Friday!! Anyway no tv tonight. It is family night so lots of fun to be had in good company and no nibbling!
Learn from your mistakes and move forward is my motto!!!!
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