Kay's journey to health and happiness
Hi everyone .
It's the start of 2014 and I think keeping a diary on here will help keep me on track. I lost 3.5 stones in 2013 on SW. I have had an enormous amount of support from many of my friends on here who have been a great inspiration to me. Your diaries have helped me a lot and so I wanted to share my experiences too. I have another 4 stones to lose this year. I am not great at posting everyday and every meal I eat but I will try my best to keep my diary up to date.
In 2013 what worked for me was doing body magic along with my green days, those were the weeks I lost the most. I know its different for everyone. I also loved doing the monthly challenges set up by Texty and Daz (normally in the off topic section on here), its a great way to keep track of your progress week on week. I like breaking my goals down so it seems more achievable and the monthly challenges really help with that.
I am also a big foodie hence I have a thread on here with all my Indian recipes made the SW way. I have cooked Indian food all my life and love to share my recipes with other members. I also love getting ideas and tips from others on their fab recipes (Pete's recipe book is brill also ! check it out in the World Recipes section) . Some of the food pics on here make me hungry all over again even after I've eaten . Perhaps that's why, after trying so many extreme diets I have had the most success with SW because I don't have to run away from food anymore. I just need to train my mind to prepare meals in a much healthier way and allow myself treats now and then to really enjoy and appreciate them, rather than stuffing my face as I have done in the past.
I am an emotional eater, so learning to reward myself with non food treats is something new to me but I have started to enjoy it more. Also as the weight drops off, shopping is so much more fun ! I have had some nice comments from some friends and others well, they say `you should stop or you will be too thin ' what they really mean is please be the fat friend you've always been next to me in my pics so I look slimmer . But guess what, I will stop when I feel it's right !
My main aim on this journey is to be healthier and happier, which is the title of my diary . With the weightloss I will gain more confidence in myself. Although I have a number in my mind I don't want that to be my main focus. It's the journey that's important to me not the destination.
I hope you all pop in to read my diary as I have yours and we can share ideas and help and support one another along the way. I do know a fair bit about the plan having lost 3.5 stones, but I am no expert, I learn something new on here each day .
I wish you all a successful and fab 2014 on your weightloss journey's, and hope you all achieve the goals you have set out for yourselves !!!
Hugs Kay xx
Last edited by Kay003 : 28th December, 2014 at 02:02 PM
Hi ev1 ,
I have been away for a while. I'm back now and went to group this morning. I had a huge gain but was expecting that since I had my sister over from the US over Christmas and New Year. She's only just gone back. I managed to lose 3.5 stones last year but I am now back to only 2.5 off . I have a lot of catching up to do ! Anyway I've managed to do my food shop for the week and am getting straight back on plan now ! I'm heading to the gym also today for some body magic. I get weighed on Tuesday's so hope to lose 3lbs by next week. I'll update my diary soon with my daily eats . I'm sticking to green days this week and will see how I go.
Well done on you loss so far I look forward to reading you diary
Also about to check out your indian recipes, I just got back from Kerala on Friday!
Thanks for reading my diary . I hope you like the recipes on my thread, let me know if you have any requests, I'm always updating new recipes on there. Wow u just got back from sunny Kerala, I'm jealous ! The weather is lovely there not to mention the local cuisine, yum yum !
Originally Posted by Chicaloca
x2 Granny Smith Apples
x1 Protein Shake
Syn Free Vegetable Soup
Quorn Chicken Tikka pieces with salad
2L Bottle of water
x1 fennel tea
x1 Dr Stuart Liver Detox Tea (I buy this from Holland and Barrett, it's fab for cleansing the system).
I know Dr Stuarts range also do a Slimming Tea, I've never tried that one but have heard some good reviews about it online. I may buy some once the liver cleanse one runs out.
I went back to the gym today after a long time. It's always harder the first week, getting back into a routine. Anyway I managed to push myself and burned 500cals so really happy with that .
Treadmill - 240 cals
Cross Trainer - 100 cals
Rowing Machine - 160 cals
Total Cals Burned 500.
Also did some weights on the Tricep Extension.
x10 reps @ 60lbs - 5 sets. (for the bingo wings ! )
I hope to go gym tomorrow too. I will be sticking with the green plan for this week. I hope I have a 3lb loss next week. I really need it.
Coooeeeee Kay im here to subscribe my lovely. I look forward to reading your diary xx
Hello Kay!! Glad you're back, I missed your chat You sound serious this week, good luck!!!
Ok so I spent sometime reading my new SW magazine which I love. Some great recipe ideas and I love the section each month on the new products. Talking of which I have bought my new Beanies Irish Cream coffee from Sainsbury's. It's gorgeous ! I'm in heaven ! Yes I love it that much . As it says in the ad, no syrup or sugar needed and less than 2 cals per serving ! Much less than a starbucks or costa coffee.
I will try out the Amaretto Almond one next. They also do a Cinder Toffee flavour which I'm sure is nice but I'm not a big toffee fan. But lovely range though. I think only Sainsbury's stock them. It is advertised in this months SW mag .
Drinking my coffee and still browsing my new mag. I wondered whether anyone has tried the New Covent Garden Soup Co range of skinny soups ?
They are available in all supermarkets at £2.20 each and you can have half a carton as a HEB choice . Great for when your on the go and a quick lunch.
Hiya, found you :-) I'll read your diary with interest xx
Love the smell of coffee Kay but can't get into drinking it, big tea drinker though.This sounds lovely,be a nice low cal threat. I'm loving choc options at the mo but it's costing me 2syns a cup,so only have it as a treat if I have the syns.
Originally Posted by Kay003
Howse your day been toda? I meet the girls for breakfast this morning,did a spot of shopping in Boots, 70% sale was on,got a couple of Soap & Glory sets as birthday prezzies I have coming up & then got a surprise visit from my dad to wish me luck for my work placement on Monday,so I was chuffed.
Last edited by Kay003 : 15th January, 2014 at 06:36 PM
Foodwise I had a cooked breakfast, wasn't hungry for lunch, just had an apple, had SW chips & chicken/chorizo chilli for dinner, a dairymilk bar 5.5syns & 4.5syns, going to bed early as I've had migraine today & I'm abit zonked.
Originally Posted by Kay003
Your food sounds really healthy Kay, what do you spend your syns on?
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