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Had a lazy week, but all is good anyway, and I think I'm back on track

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Well, no harm done. I'm still at 12 1/2 stone ish, even though I've not been accurately measuring food or water, and I haven't specifically exercised ourside of shopping expeditions.

The beauty of this is that it proves something to me. It proves that much of my lifestyle is now geared towards healthy living. OK, so I didn't do ten mins minimum aerobic exercise, but I have done a lot of walking in the course of the week, even though I could have caught buses, or taxis everywhere I went.

My food has been good on the whole. Plenty of fish and veggies, and no meat to speak of, outside of the two sausages I ate as part of a toasted sausage and cheese sandwich the other day. Well, it was a craving, and I enjoyed it, but now I'm over it. LOL

I'm also finding that with the fish I often don't need potato with it, just veg, so that cuts the calories down further.

Water has been pretty good. even choosing sparkling water over coke when I've had to eat out. I've had the odd glass of wine, which has been nice, but nothing excessive.



There was that pint of lager that came as part of a meal deal the week before...

And the chicken korma it came with was vegless.

But hey, nobody's perfect, right? LOL

Anyhoo *ahem, cough, cough*

And the real awesome bit? I am officially a size 16! Not in between 16 and 18 anymore. I went to try on six pairs of Marks & Spencers jeans, and two of the three size 16s were so comfy, even seated, that I bought them! And one of the pairs was a 'slim boot'! So I didn't even bother trying the three size 18s on!

I have thrown out and/or donated all my old scruffy comfortable size 18 jeans! You would not believe the state some of them were in! LOL

And a chap in charge of the changing rooms at the big Sainsburys told me I looked slim!!! :-)

I am so pleased! To get back to a comfortable size 16 was my goal. I don't think I will ever get much smaller because I want to still enjoy my food, and I can't enjoy margarine, sweeteners or salad. :-)

Oh, guess what I bought to wear while boxercising:

And in other news...

We had a surprise visit from a flock of Waxwings yesterday:

I spotted them as I was seeing the gardener out. He came round to measure up my garden and quote for some work I have planned, and they were feasting on the neighbour's cotoneaster. Then they flew into the tree opposite, which is where they are in the photo.

Never seen them here before! Awesome sight!

So, I'm back on target:

Today I've done 30 mins exercise with Kendall Hogan. I love this routine:


I'm on target with my water, and heading that way with my freggies as well.

Well, the dishes are beckoning, so I'd best head for the kitchen.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Lex xxx
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  • _LINDA
    emoticon emoticon emoticon getting into 16's and a compliment to boot! Its great to have a healthy lifestyle, but total deprivation isn't what they had in mind, just all things in moerdation. That line nothing tastes as good as thin feels is bull, nothing tastes as good as my Cheetos and thats a fact Jack!!
    Enjoy what ever you fancy, just not every day;-)
    Linda xxx

    1875 days ago
  • BOVEY63
    Congrats on getting into the 16s!
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  • CARLA-216
    Congratulations on comfortably fitting into a size 16! You are a role model of how to make the change for a healthy lifestyle a lasting one. I want to be like you when I grow up!

    I love the waxwings in the tree! I love seeing birds in my garden that I've never seen before. Haven't seen any new ones recently, though.

    I hope you have a great week!

    1877 days ago
    1877 days ago
    looking good Lexie! it's true we do become accustomed to healthy eating and chose better things when given the choices. I have always loved a "full English" but the thought of fried bacon and sausage doesn't have the same pull. Grilled is the only way these days.

    Love the cat pictures. You must have to spend hours on your blogs, it's much appreciated.
    1877 days ago
    Hi Lexie, nothing wrong with having a little time of. It looks funny seeing you having a pint you seem more of a wine lady to me. It is a good feeling to get into the smaller size and feel comfortable. I am on-line less as I am trying to study again without huge success lots of books and pages saved with notes...
    Hope you have a good week the weather is a bit milder so helps with motivation
    Anne :)
    1877 days ago
    Great news Lex. Good for you hun emoticon
    1877 days ago
    Wonderful news!!! You are doing great!!! (A pint and some wine as never hurt anyone!! emoticon )
    1877 days ago
    Back on the fast track emoticon
    1878 days ago
    emoticon News!! Good for you!!
    1878 days ago
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