Friday, 29 October 2010

Week 2 weigh in.

I did so much better keeping nearer the calories I should be eating this week. Last week I went over by about 1000 the whole week. This week I've gone over 100, up to now. I've changed my weigh in day to a Friday as I find weekends harder and it gives me a week to pull it back if I do slip. Yesterday I was craving chocolate so I had a Cadbury's Bliss bar and half a Mint Aero, but they were in my calories for the day.

So my loss for this week is-


So that is 5lbs in 2 weeks!!!!

I'm so pleased with myself and look forward to next weeks weigh in :)

Monday, 25 October 2010

Monday Ponderings- Matching Underwear

I have a lot of underwear. When I say a lot, I mean approx 100 pairs of pants and more socks. There was a time I couldn't go in to a shop without buying either. Out of all the pants I probably only have 6 matching bras. I've never been fussed with things matching to be honest. As long as it's clean, I'm happy.

Anyway, I read somewhere that men like it when ladies wear matching underwear.

I'm not convinced really...

So, do men like it?

 And ladies, do you wear matching underwear?

Please leave a comment below :)

Sunday, 24 October 2010

1st week on WLR

It has been an eye opener, to say the least. I put my details in to weightlossresources and put that I'd like 2lbs loss a week. That gave me 1100 calories to have a day. Easy I thought. I actually went over my calories on 4 days out of 7. The plus side of it though is, I did consciously eat less than I usually do. So I'm happy to say I've lost............


Very happy with that. Next week I'm going to try harder to stay within calories and possibly throw some exercise in. If I do do some exercise it gives me extra calories so would compensate any slips I have, but I think concentrating on only eating 1100 calories a day would be a better thing to do this week...

Things that will help are-

Menu planning for the week.

No junk in the house.    If it's not there, I can't eat it!

Record everything in my food diary. 

Eat less than this week!

According to my goals and results chart, I should reach my goal weight by 24th December.  Lets see if I can do it!

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Rejoined Weight Loss Resources!

I've finally rejoined Weight Loss Resources! I find it really helpful and it gives a great insight to what calories I am consuming. I've been back for 3 days now and did go a teeny bit over my calories on the first couple of days but I am managing to tweak my food intake. I'm amazed at how much certain things are calorie wise.  I've always been a late night snacker but I'm trying my hardest not to be anymore. You can't change a habit of a lifetime overnight though so I'm not being too hard on myself if I do have a little slip up. I do think that a little bit of what you fancy does you good. I can't deny myself anything as I want it even more. Then when I do get it, I go a bit mad. My will power is getting better though. I have a 12 pack of crisps in the cupboard that I'd normally have troffed by now. I have some dark chocolate in the cupboard if I need a bit. All in all though, so far so good. First weigh in is on Sunday. I'm hoping to get back into doing my exercise dvd again at some point but right now I'm concentrating on what I'm eating.

Friday, 8 October 2010

5 weeks of no smoking!!

I have been a non smoker for 5 whole weeks today. It has been a lot easier than the last few times I've quit and I haven't strayed at all. I used to go around to a friends house and have a coffee and a fag. She consciously made the effort not to smoke around me in the first couple of weeks but now I can sit with her while she smokes and not even want any. I've even been out drinking and not smoked, which is a miracle!!

It has had negative effects on me though. My chest feels rough every morning and I've struggled with severe constipation for the last 3 and a half weeks. After 2 weeks of taking laxatives and a week using suppositories I can safely say that is not the case anymore. I'm hoping now that's the end of any more problems in that area! I have also gained weight, which I'm really not happy about!! But hopefully I can get back into my exercising and lose it again.

I've used the money I've saved to treat myself to a couple of new tops.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Day 4 I can't do it!!!

Have just attempted Jillians 30 Day Shred and couldn't do all of the press ups. I stopped at 10 minutes in the end. So gutted!!

My insides feel so bloated and I'm in pain today. I feel quite sick.

I've just recently been to the Drs as I've been suffering from constipation for the last few weeks so it's probably that. I was hoping the exercise and presciption I was given would get things going but it hasn't :(

I'm sure there's an underlying problem as well as I'm not eating an awful lot but I'm gaining weight quite quickly *cry*

Will try again tomorrow with the dvd...

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Day 3 of 30 Days Shred

So todays exercise nearly didn't happen. My legs were really aching a lot yesterday so I did some extra stretching on them. It seemed to help quite a bit. I had a rough nights sleep and have feeling a bit rubbish all day. It's also my mums 60th today so I took her out for dinner tonight. She went home about 9.45pm in the end. I did just want to crawl into bed and zonk out, but then decided that if I was going to do this, I had to do it!

So, at 10.15pm tonight I pulled on my workout clothes and got on with it. Go me! ;)

I did better tonight as well and didn't stop at all. I'm still doing level 1 and I feel it's definately working. I'll give it a few more days then might think about moving on to level 2.

For me, extra stretching after doing it is the way to go.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Day 2 of 30 Day Shred.

My legs were aching when I woke up this morning from doing the exercise dvd yesterday. I had to take it easy going down the stairs! Oh dear! So unfit!!

I did do it again earlier though and this time used some tins of soup as my hand weights. I stopped twice for a quick breather and slurp of water. I was a sweaty mess again though.


Shower here I come!

Monday, 4 October 2010

Day 1 of Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred

I've recently bought this exercise dvd and today was the first day of doing it. I did Level 1 as I haven't exercised for a while and boy, it was tough!! I decided to buy this dvd as I think Jillian Michaels is amazing. I often watch The Biggest Loser and she knows how to work people!  There are 3 levels, each with a 20 minute workout, including warm up and cool down. I think it might be a while before I move up to the next level but I'm going to give it my best! I weighed and measured myself this morning and will do the same in 30 days time. Now I think I need a lie down...

Wish me luck!