Fabulous first week - now to keep the motivation going!
Well...I had a real "Wow!" moment weighing in after my first week back with SW. I'd lost 13.5lbs. :eek:
Now - I need to qualify that a bit :
- I have huuuuuuge amounts to lose, so I know the first week isn't representative!
- Water loss - probably a few pounds :)
- When I weighed in to discover I was 22st 11lbs :sigh: it was mid-morning and I was dressed. Not heavy clothes, by any means, but jogging bottoms and a light fleece top weigh something, after all...
So after the first week back on plan when I weighed first thing in the morning (post loo visit, and naked :eek:) to discover I'd lost almost a stone was something of a shock. In fact I had to double and triple check it to make sure I wasn't seeing things. In fact, I was only looking at the "pounds" on the scale to start with and I had one moment of thinking "Oh heck, how have I *gained* half a pound after being so good?!" then I looked at the "stones" side and nearly fell off the scales. Despite knowing I didn't really lose 13.5lbs I'm going to damn well claim I did :8855:
I can't believe how good it made me feel - knowing I'd loved my first week back on plan, eating great food, not being hungry, not feeling deprived *and* having that great result. I skipped through yesterday - people at work remarked on how happy I looked :D (didn't tell them why, though!). So, now I'm starting this diary to remind me of that feeling in the time to come because I know not every week is going to be this easy. Oh boy.
This is the second time I've tried SW to lose weight. I did it successfully once before, probably starting from about 21st and I got down to 16st then, I don't know what happened. I just gave up I suppose. I got lazy. I ate too much crap and I drank too much beer and I'm back where I started, and then some!
I've never joined SW properly before. I used a friend's photocopied books (shhhhhh!) and I never went to a group. I'm so not a happy clappy group person. So I have joined up online (found a £40 off code!) and I'm really liking the online food diary and the syns thingie. I hope that by doing that, and by posting on here I will remain accountable to myself and to you guys. (And also, if I'm doing something fundamentally wrong, I know someone will spot it and shout at me :) .) This whole site has been inspirational for me and I intend to stick around.
So hello fellow WEMITTs :wavey:
Food diary - Friday 24/01/2014
B : 40g All Bran (HEXB1), 4 tbspns Onken FF Vanilla yoghurt (1), strawberries
L : 2 roast chicken thighs (no skin, fat), salad of lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, celery, spring onion, pickled jalepenos, FF dressing
D : Gammon steak, stir fry veggie pack, Aldi chinese sauce (3-5 syns, depending on which one I use and how much)
Snacks : 2 Ryvita + 30g cheddar (HEB2 + HEA1), liberal amounts of fruit
Food diary - Saturday 25/01/2014
First - an update to yesterday's Red Day. I had two alcoholic drinks last night for 16 syns, so a total of 20 syns for the day. I am not worried about going over 15 because it will even out in the week. Everything else was to plan and I enjoyed the food very much. The gammon stir fry was really tasty.
Today is a Green Day :
B : B : 40g All Bran (HEXB1), 4 tbspns Onken FF Vanilla yoghurt (1 syn), strawberries
L : Wholemeal Spaghetti with a HM tomato, onion, sweetcorn and chilli sauce with some spicy salami (3.5 syns)
D : Cheesy (HEXA1) spicy SW chips on a bed of salad, salsa and jalepenos (can you tell I adore spicy food?!) - saw something similar on the "what's for tea" thread and just :drool:
Snacks : Clementines, apple, banana, grapes
HEXA2 : Milk in hot drinks HEXB2 : Not sure yet
Just been shopping so am all stocked up for this week. Got two packs of whole wheat spaghetti from Aldi for 59p each - it's usually much more than that. The super 6 didn't inspire me this week, but I have lots of salad and fruit.
(ETA : Lunch was amazing - but the kitchen, my previously white shirt and the cooker hob all now need a good scrub. Opening tins of tomatoes is obviously trickier than I thought!:tomato:)
Food Diary - Sunday 26/01/2014
I had a disturbed night - I was up from 3am - 5am because I couldn't sleep. So I had a cuppa and watched a DVD. Then I was sleepy again, so went back to bed until 10am :eek:
So proper breakfast today didn't really happen :o
B : Banana, clememtines, plum
L : Roast chicken, roasted new potatoes & parsnips in Frylight, carrots, broccoli, cabbage
D : Not sure yet - but I have my HEXB to use, so might include that
HEXA : Milk in tea
Syns : Stuffing ball (l/o from Christmas, I have a bag of these and pigs in blankets in the freezer) 3 syns, Gravy (from granules) 4 syns
The chicken is roasting and the whole place smells amazing :)