Tuesday, 27 November 2012

"Stressed is desserts spelt backwards"

So this week has been rather challenging, both emotionally and in terms of staying on track. I've tracked everything I've eaten but I'd be lying if I said I'd been an angel this week. The total opposite; over the weekend I sort of ate everything in sight rather than crying. Not ideal.

This sort of explains my week.

So this morning I was dreading weigh in. But I was pleasantly surprised with just a 1 lb gain. Admittedly I was a bit upset as I was just half a lb away from that big 6 stone. But I will get there. Looking at graphs like this shows just how far I have come.

It just shows that this journey is not all plain sailing but I have come so far and 1 lb isn't that much in the grand scheme of things. 

In term of my Where Are My Knees? ten week pledge I am now at 5.5 lbs lost with 4 weeks to go till the big day. Hoping I can loose 1 lb a week till then which will allow me to reach my ten week pledge goal, crack the 6 stone barrier and put me at a weight of 10st 10lbs. All these little goals give me something to focus on. 

Something else I am also proud of is tracking for 30 days straight with My FitnessPal. I can't remember the last time I stayed tracking for this long. 

The exercise is still slacking, well actually none existent. But it will come in time. I know how much better it makes me feel but when you haven't been for so long it's hard to break down the barriers and thoughts such as "oh well everyone will be looking at the fat girl in the gym". Hard to believe that I still see myself as the fat girl, let alone that people actually stare at others in the gym when I know this isn't true. Any tips on how to break this cycle would be much appreciated :)

Lots of Love


  1. Wowza, you're doing great! I need to give MyFitnessPal another shot, I keep forgetting to update it. Keep it up!


  2. Well a) you are not fat in the least! b) going to the gym has to be a habbit. I have been a bit lazy recently and have missed a couple of sessions... the best advice I can give which I tell myself and hope it works... is just go... just get up and go... it will stop any self guilt you may feel and you will feel alot better for going.

  3. hey sweetie, sending big hugs for the stressful week you have had, you know i'm here if you need to chat. I hope things will get easier for you and you'll be able to gain some refocus. Well done for tracking what you ate though even if you did go over, at least you know why and you can focus on getting back on it. Exercise is a nightmare for me as well. Keep telling myself oh ill go on this day, but never do! My gym have a 12 passes for £12 in december at moment so gonna persuade a friend to come with. Think sometimes you just need someone for that first time back. Good luck.
    S xx

  4. Haha, I love that quote!! I like that you are still focusing on the positives even though you've had a rough week - well done! Your chart looks fab and being anywhere near a 6 stone loss is still incredible! Good luck with the coming week! x

  5. You're doing amazing and look fabulous.
    Keep it up. You're an inspiration x