back again, this time for good! my weight loss journey
So, I used to be a member here quite a while ago (roughly a year and a half I think as it was before I got married), things got a bit busy and I stopped posting as much as I used to and it then fizzled out totally. The last time I weighed in on here I was 359lb and as of this morning I was 365, so 6lb heavier
I've been following Slimming World online for a few months now after finally signing up online (our local group is on a monday night, which I don't go to as it is my only full day at home with my hubby - Chris), but recently become a bit demotivated and my weight started yoyoing. So I thought to myself that I should come back and start posting on here again to try and give myself a much needed boost.
My ultimate goal hasn't changed, I want to lose weight so that we can have children or get the help that we could possibly need. And I can't lose the weight if I don't stick to it properly.
But, in the meantime I'm going to set myself little goals and take it from there. I tend to buckle under pressure and that's what I want to avoid this time around. So, my first goal is to lose 14lb before christmas, very doable and not too high a goal that I'll freak myself out.
So, to update things personal life wise. We got married back in July last year. We had glorious sunshine and a near perfect day (we had some issues with one of my cousins causing some trouble), but the main thing is that we're finally married and I love Chris so much and wouldn't change him for the world. After the wedding we spent a week at Chris' mum and dad's house while they were away and planned our honeymoon. We chose a villa in turkey and flew out on Chris' 30th birthday this year. It was complete and utter perfection and I can't wait for us to be able to go back again
Things haven't really changed with mum. We're still in the same situation plodding along and just taking each day as it comes.
And as for Bruce, he's got a bit bigger (as you can see)
Food for today -
Breakfast - I had porridge mixed with defrosted fruit (hexa and hexb)
Snack - grapes, nectarine and yoghurt
Lunch - chilli con carne on top of a rice fusions pouch (1.5 syns)
Snack - scrambled egg and baked beans
Snack - watermelon
Dinner - lamb stew filled with carrots, leeks, onion, mushrooms, potato and lamb of course (1 syn for gravy granules and flour that went into it when I cooked it)
Supper - hot chocolate (5 syns) and special k biscuits (5 syns)
Last edited by EmmyR1984 : 5th October, 2014 at 02:09 PM
Hello again Good luck!
Hi Emmy and welcome back!
Sounds like the wedding and honeymoon went brilliantly, so pleased for you.
And wtg on the focus, you can do it!
Hi Emmy - I saw your post on the main board where I usually hang out and thought I'd stop by and say hi.
Congrats on wedding - sounds like the weightloss is the icing on the cake for you.
Hope you get there xx
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone
Feeling good about getting back on plan. Have just made myself scrambled egg and beans as I was quite hungry (I put lunch in the oven too early and it was ready just as football kicked off, was soon hungry again lol).
Haven't got a massive amount of superfree in the fruit bowl/fridge at the moment, so, definitely need to get online and alter our food shopping ready for tomorrow morning
Welcome back hon, and good luck! xx
- Rep Power
Start Date: 08/08/14
Start Weight: 20st8lb
Current Weight: 18st10lb
Goal Weight: 16st0lb
Start BMI: 51
Current BMI: 46.4
Goal BMI: 39.7
Total Weight Loss: 1st12lb
Weight to Lose: 2st10lb
% Lost 9.03%
Just wanted to wish you the best of luck, I'm sure you'll do brilliantly
ps your dog is gorgeous!!
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Start Date: 01/07/2014
Start Weight: 25st6lb
Current Weight: 22st9lb
Goal Weight: 15st6lb
Total Weight Loss: 2st11lb
Weight to Lose: 7st3lb
% Lost 10.96%
Hi Emmy, I have restarted my diet more times than you would believe, but all we can do is keep trying like you I am giving myself more realistic (smaller!) Targets this time to keep myself motivated. We WILL get there eventually
Definitely feeling a lot better in myself after being on plan yesterday I think I really needed that for motivation and to show myself that I can do this.
I've done a rough meal plan for the next 5 days and stuck it to the fridge. Hopefully that will help me on those moments where I'm not sure what to make. I'm guilty of picking when I'm bored so I want to keep a running total of my syns used on the whiteboard on the fridge.
I really, really want a stone gone by christmas. I think that would be a huge boost to me
Food plan for today -
Breakfast - watermelon chunks and a nectarine followed by a muller light
Snack - porridge (hexb and hexa) with strawberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants and raspberries
Lunch - spaghetti bolognese (filled with onion,mushrooms, garlic and tomatoes), no cheese on top as I'm using my hexa on mid morning snack
Dinner - steak, actifried chips, mushrooms and oven baked tomatoes, mayonnaise on the side (2 syns)
Supper - hot chocolate (5 syns), special k bar (5 syns)
Hi Em welcome back. Congratulations on the wedding.
You seem to be determined and doing well on the plan. I am sure you'll have that stone off.
Food sounds lush, happy you're feeling good... it's amazing how being on plan can make us feel xx
Originally Posted by EmmyR1984
What a gorgeous boy!
Well done love for all that you've achieved - congrats for the wedding too Good luck for everything going forward xx
Ok, so the plan for tomorrow was to attempt to make the sw version of pulled pork tomorrow night. The only problem being that when we had our food delivered today I got a 3.5kg lump of pork shoulder So I'm doing a swap with my mum (she's putting the joint in the freezer for christmas) and she's going to buy me some pork steaks to try and use instead. It may mean a shuffle around of food depending on whether she does a food shop tomorrow or not, but I have plenty in the freezer one way or the other
Pretty much ready for bed, even though I haven't really done anything all day. Chris is back to work tomorrow and there's a possibility of him having to do 3 nights in a row instead of 2 which I'm not really looking forward to. It makes things easier for me food wise as he's so fussy, but I really miss him when he's not here
Hey hun, I'm in the same situation with OH and work.. he works late nights sometimes 4 days a week so we barely get the night together Do you do date nights? doesn't have to be somewhere out, maybe cook something SW friendly for you both, get some wine in (if you drink) and watch a movie? Hope you are ok x
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