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Not such a great start!


So far my diet has been going well. Last week I went to weigh in to discover that I lost another 2lb, making a total of 7.5lb and earning me my first silver 7! This week hasn’t started too well though….

This weekend I went away to see family and had a great time, but, what with the fish and chips, wine, chocolate and food prepared for me, I wasn’t really able to work out my points properly! One thing I vowed when I started this diet was that I would still allow myself the occasional blow out because life isn’t always just a case of plodding along! Trouble is, I feel like I have let myself down a bit!

Thing is though, I really haven’t been all that bad. Sunday I managed to claw back some of my over spend and on Saturday we went for a decent walk along the seafront. Today I’ve made myself be pretty strict, so on my calculations I only need to claw back about 3 points tomorrow which is do able and then I still have 2 days till weigh in.

I think the reason I’m concerned is that next weekend is my birthday, so I’m out for an Indian on Friday night and having Pizza with a friend and our kids on Saturday night and I’m more concerned that if I find out on Thursday I’ve put weight on this week then I either won’t enjoy next weekend so much, or I will fall completely off the wagon and give up!!

So, help me out here, any one got any tips as to how to deal with losing weight when temptation is climbing in your mouth!!

September 20, 2010 Posted by | Mummy Tummy Begone | , , | Leave a comment

Weigh in number 2

Well I am late again with my weigh day news!! It’s now almost a week since my last weigh in but as promised here is my update!

The week didn’t go as well as the first one. I don’t know why but I started to feel hungry between meals and wasn’t filling up on fruit because the selection in the supermarket wasn’t the best when I went!

I walked into the meeting in Thursday evening feeling tired and bloated, convinced I had put in weight. And the result was…….another 2.5lb loss, making a total of 5.5lb!!

To say I was happy is an understatement!! This week I am actually looking forward to weigh day even though that may sound strange! I can get my skinny jeans on comfortably now and my middle is definitely shrinking. I’m already feeling less run down and tired and the best of it is I can eat what I want!!!

Watch this space for the next instalment!!

September 14, 2010 Posted by | Me, myself and I, Mummy Tummy Begone | , | Leave a comment

Darkness Falls

It’s dark in here

Someone turn on the light

Let me see what’s going on and who is here with me

It’s dark in here

I don’t know which way to turn

I can’t work out what these noises are without the sense of sight

It’s dark in here

When will the dawn break

I need this weight to lift from me it’s wearing me down

It’s dark in here

I’m getting used to it

I know it’s not perfection but it’s comforting in it’s familiarity

It’s dark in here

But I’ve forgot what bright feels like

Maybe it’s just better to say dark is the new light

It’s dark in here


When did the light disappear?

When was it replaced with fear?

Will I ever see the light again…

September 10, 2010 Posted by | Me, myself and I | | 7 Comments

Weigh In Number One

Regular readers will no doubt recall that not so long ago I wrote a post about the fact I have signed up for Weight Watchers again and am determined to lose the extra weight I’ve been carrying around for most of my adult life. So how did my 1st week go?

The food side was ok, I switched from high fat snacks and started eating lots of fruit and swapping high POINTS value carbs, with soups and low point alternatives. As far as being active is concerned, well that didn’t change much but I have been looking at the small ways I can be more active in the normal things I do. So I was parking at the far end of the supermarket car park instead of as close to the door as possible. I take the washing upstairs in a couple of trips instead of taking a big basket at once and have just generally made my self put more “umph” into anything I have been doing.

I felt great for the first few days but as weigh day approached I started to feel bloated and like I had put weight on rather than lost it. Off we went for weigh in last Thursday and I was expecting very little if any change in my weight.

I got on the scales and…………..I’ve lost 3lb! Now whilst this doesn’t sound much – especially when I think about the massive 6 stone I want to lose in total, to put that into perspective, it’s only just under a quarter of a stone! Which means I am on track to lose it all within a year and that’s my aim. There’s no point in losing it too fast because I know it will go back on just as fast – slow and steady wins the race so to speak!

This week is going pretty good so far, and I have to say that I am beginning to find it more natural to listen to the full signals and I am eating less but not feeling hungry, so fingers crossed for more good news this week!!!

September 6, 2010 Posted by | Mummy Tummy Begone | , , | 9 Comments