Monday, 31 May 2010

Good weekend but rubbish bank holiday...

Well, the title says it all really.  I had a good weekend that consisted of going to a wedding on Saturday night and eating and drink A LOT.  Yesterday I was so hungover that I struggled with food too so when I got on the scales for WI this morning I'd gained 2lbs on last week.  Talk about gutted!  However, as I ate quite late last night I'm gonna weigh myself again tomorrow morning to see if I get the same result.  It put me in a stinker of a mood today though.  Just felt really annoyed that I can put on so easily even when I've saved points and everything.  Have had a good day today points-wise and have earned 6 activity points too so feeling back on track now.  I do, however, have a meal out tomorrow night so going to try and save points all week to make up for what I'll no doubt go over tomorrow. 

I went for a swim last week and did 100 widths of the pool (equivalent to 40 lengths of a 25m pool).  I felt great whilst I was swimming but then when I got out and was trying to get changed I had a sudden dip in blood sugars and I could hardly stand up.  I'd only had 6 points all day before going and I think I over did the exercise causing me to go weak and light-headed.  It took me ages to get my clothes on and I was just desperate for food.  When I managed to get out of the changing rooms I went straight to the vending machine and bought a snickers.  I shoved it straight down my gob and I could feel my sugar levels come up immediately!  Don't think I'd have been able to make my way home without that snickers!!  So, the moral of the story is not to do 100 widths of the pool having had a bad tummy and hardly any food!  The rest of the week was really good for me food-wise but I did no exercise at all.  I'm on half-term this week and I'm hoping to up my activity a bit.  Even hoping to get back on my bike again!!

Monday, 24 May 2010

Back on here again!

Ok, so I've not posted for a few weeks - mainly because I got so frustrated with this site not letting me add a weight loss ticker.  I've seen so many on other blogs but no matter what I do it just won't have it!  Never mind, eh?!  Anyway, where am I up to with my weight loss?  Well, the week before last I had an incredible blow out food-wise.  I cheated all week and was secretly eating behind my partner's back.  This led to a 5lbs gain last Monday!  I gave myself a good talking to and got right back on track.  I weighed in today and have lost that 5lbs again so my weight is now 22st 1lbs.  Martin has also had a good week and lost 4lbs taking his total to 1st 1.5lbs now!  I think he's surprised himself at how well he's doing!

I've been off work today due to have a bad tummy but, to be honest, I think it's all stress related.  I was told I am being made redundant a few weeks ago but I am employed until the end of August (I work in a school).  I'm finding it more and more difficult to keep going in everyday and I think the stress is manifesting itself with a bad tummy!  I cannot wait to be out of that place for good!

Martin and I had made a pact that he's going to play football tonight and I'm going to go swimming.  However, I'm not sure whether swimming is a good idea given my tummy.  Might just have to wait and see.  I've only had 2.5 points today too so I'm going to flag on energy if I don't eat before going swimming. 

I'll update you with what I decide!

A x

Sunday, 2 May 2010

So, I've finally got myself a blog to document my weight loss journey with the hope it'll help to keep me on track so this time I can actually get to goal!

The photo here was taken on Easter Sunday with my little nephew and 2 step-children. I'm weighing my heaviest of just under 23stone here. I am 5'10" so I need to lose half of my body weight (gulp!) to get to a healthy weight for me. I'm currently at 22st 7.5lbs after 2 weeks following the WW plan religiously. My OH, Martin, is also doing it and he's doing pretty well too! Am very proud of him as he's not really clued up on healthy eating and cooking so although he's relying on me a lot he's really making an effort. So, here's to the start of my weight loss journey. Hope you enjoy reading about it! Alison x