A Newlywed's Weight Loss Journey
I have had a few false starts, and diaries before but I thought I would start afresh and put a line under it!
So hello I'm Featherweight ( or Cat) I am 22 and have been married for 16 days! I got married at 15 stone 10 pounds, after losing 1 stone 13 pounds on slimming world! I didn't start Slimming world for the wedding, I started purely for me. There is no end in sight, just a life plan in place. I kind of like it this way - I'm not thinking oh when I reach XX I can eat whatever I like; I am retraining my self if you will!
This is me and my wonderful Husband on our Wedding day (7/2/2014).
I started SW on December 2 weighing in at 17 stone and 9 pounds. My losses have been as follows:
Start (2/12) - 17st 9lbs
Week 1 (9/13) - 7.5lbs
Week 2 (16/12) - 0.5lb
Week 3 (23/12) - STS
Week 4 (30/12) - 6lbs
Week 5 (6/1) - 4lbs
Week 6 (13/1) - 2.5lbs
Week 7 (20/1)- STS Hen Weekend Away!
Week 8 (27/1) -4lbs
Week 9 (3/2) -2.5lbs
Week 10 (10/2) - Honeymoon
Week 11 (17/2) - STS
I am really happy with my progress so far! I have some how managed to lose or maintain the whole way through - even over Christmas, New Year, my Hen Weekend Away, and most importantly my Wedding and Honeymoon!
I feel like I am making progress this time! This is not my first foray into Slimming World, but I got up the courage to join a group this time. I feel like the moral support and accountability is working for me. Also I never weigh at home now, which is really helping my mental health as I would obsess over the numbers. I think this is the longest I have stayed on Slimming World, and to be honest I think my head is in the right place now.
Oh and exciting news - my Husband has joined as well . It is currently his first week and he is trying really hard. It will make life so much easier when I don't have to watch him munch away. I do feel for him though as he is a chef, and needs to taste some of the food he cooks so syn keeping will be hard for him.
I plan on keeping account of life in general in this diary as well as my food intake and syns. I weigh in on a Tuesday night and always stay for IMAGE therapy.
My next goal is my 2 stone sticker, which is only a pound away! My ultimate goal just now is to hit 9 stone 7lbs - which is another 6 stone 3lbs to get to . I would love to get there in a year, but that may be too ambitious so I am more than happy to take each day as it comes!
I will do my best to post daily and keep myself motivated for the whole journey!
Hi and welcome and congratulations - what a lovely intro and ur photo is fab! U've done really well - with all those exciting things going on - and no gain in sight - brilliant!!
With ur hubby being a chef he'll be able to be v creative with the SW plan - no boring ham salads for u! Good luck with ur weight loss and I've subscribed so I can hear how things go for u.
January 2014: 12st 11 - December 2014: 10st 9
January 2015: Lost a measly 2.75lbs over the month - an upndown 4 weeks - 10st 10.25
Feb 6: lost another measly 0.25lb - disappointed as I've been on plan
Feb 13: sts but after weekend away & a meal out - maybe last week's effort saved me from a gain!
congratulations on your wedding! aw love a good wedding!
Well done to you and your hubby doing your journey together, it helps when they follow the plan too!
Look forward to seeing your pounds melting off :-) good luck
Thank you for your lovely comments I am really glad Hubby has joined, and he is definately getting creative as you will see below. I am a bit nervous that I haven't gained yet, as it it making me all the more scared about falling off the wagon if that makes any sense?
So today has been a lazy day for the most part! A true duvet day. I have pottered about on here and in the house, organising my filofax and doing some of my ECDL training course. I really love a bit of stationary so me, my filofax, stickers and washi tape make for a good time.
My hubby took some unwanted games and DVDs to the entertainment exchange and in return we got over £60 in voucher form. We are now the proud owners of The Big Bang Theory Seasons 1-6 , Wolverine, and Red 2. We are about to snuggle down for some Big Bang after I finish this!
Food wise the day has been interesting! We discovered a new Frylight in Barbecue flavour - it is awesome. Hubby made our tea and got a touch too friendly with the Tabasco sauce HAHA mouth on fire was an understatement.
So with that in mind - Red day
1 Weetabix (half HexB)
1 Chocolate and Fudge Hifi Light Bar (half HexB)
Lunch - made my taste buds do a happy dance
Stuffed pepper ( quark and 40g light Cheddar (HexA) )
Onions (Done on the grill with BBQ frylight)
Supper - made my taste buds scream for help lol
Carrots (done in an actifry with (too much)Tabasco)
Wedges (same as carrots lol) (Hexb)
Morrisons Fresh Ideas Salt and Pepper Chicken (5 syns)
Quark (now known as the saviour of my taste buds)
3 babybel lights. (Hexa)
Syns for Today - 5.
Weekly Syns - 39. May need to embrace the syns a bit more ....
So the food today was fun. I got both yummy, and far too spicy. In Hubby's defence I love spice, and I usually heap it into everything I can, but the actifry enabled the Tabasco a little too much and well lets just say I am still having trouble tasting. The BBQ Frylight is amazing and I highly recommend it to everyone - free of course but makes everything taste that little bit more naughty.
So tomorrow is weigh in and I am really hoping for at least 1lb loss! Especially as I have been helping hubby, it would make me look like a twit if I am telling him what to do if I can't even loss or if I even gain! I feel like I have either gained or maintained, although food wise there is no reason! Gah I can't stress myself any longer about it - I will check in tomorrow night with the weigh in results.
Last edited by FeatherWeight : 25th February, 2014 at 01:06 AM
Congratulations on getting married- pic is fab! Lovely that you're both doing the sw journey together!! Good luck for weigh in tomorrow- hope you get your shiny sticker!!
Ps. Food for today looks yum- don't know if you've forgotten to syn your babybels (not that it matters too much as you've got loads left!)
Thank you! We are both giving it a good old shot! I really want the sticker, I love stickers like a big kid and it makes me feel a touch obsessed haha.
I forgot to put them down as a Healthy extra; as I am doing Red days mostly, I get two HexA and two HexB. Thanks for querying because I do stuff like that a lot - I can be a bit of a ditz.
Hope weigh in went well!! I used to love getting stickers- it's great when the back of your book is covered in them!!
I rarely get them these days as I lose very slowly as I'm nearly at target so my excitement comes in the form of eating a rocky road hi fi bar at class instead if I lose! Haha!! Xx
Subscribing. Congratulations on your wedding. Beautiful picture x
Thank you all for your kind comments and the subscriptions! Ooh I love a good rocky road hifi ...
So weigh in went well and I lost 3lbs .
Yay a new sticker and under a BMI of 40! Both goals met, and I am so chuffed. Also I do believe I am one third the way to target, which seems a touch more manageable now I am getting closer (slowly).
Today has been not the best. I have been in a lot of pain, but I did get to see my Grandparents, and that was lovely. I am still moving heaps of things into the new house so life is a bit chaotic. To be honest if I never had to pack or unpack anything in my life again I would be a happy woman. Never the less I have struggled through the day, and even found time and energy to paint my nails! Can't be all bad if I can get some beauty therapy in. In honesty I am terrible at painting my nail, but they looked really scabby!
Food wise - has been okay! Never have much before weigh in, it is just a habit I have developed, which is silly but oh well. I always have a treat night after weigh in consisting of a Chinese. So my food is random and not the healthiest but oh well.
Chicken with Mushroom (5.5)
2 x Alpen Light (HexB)
Cheese Toastie (2 Slices 400g Wholemeal loaf (Hexb), 80g Catherdral City Light (Hexa X 2)
Daily Syns - 14
Weekly Syns - 53/105
So there we have it - a painful day with a visit to brighten it up! And the best bit was meeting my goal at weigh in! Oh and I can't forget my lovely new sticker! I am currently tucked into bed with some painkillers - bliss!
Last edited by FeatherWeight : 26th February, 2014 at 11:58 PM
Ahh I really want to eat everything in sight! I am just want to eat everything in the cupboard!
I am going to watch the biggest loser and hope it calms down lol. I'll let you know later how bad or good I've been.
Today has been more moving and rearranging of my (too many) belongings. I seem to be getting no where with it, oh well it will get there eventually.
I am still super tired and sore - the perils of fibromyalgia. I don't want to go in medication again as it made we really ill last time, and to be honest at this point the pain is more bearable the side effects of tablets. Only issue is my husband doesn't get home from work until 10pm somedays, and some of the time I am too tired to be much use for watching anything or even some more marital fun if you get me!! It is difficult but he loves me anyway
Gosh today I wanted to munch on everything, but I managed to keep it in check. On a Green Day today -the food is as follows:
Mug Shot Chicken
Bacon (Hexb) (4.5 syns)
80g Lighter Cheddar Cheese (Hexa x2)
Shape apple crumble (0.5 syn)
2 x Alpen light (Hexb)
Freddo Caramel (5 syns)
Daily Syns - 10syns
Weekly Syns - 10/105
All in all not too bad I think - glad I managed to not munch everything in sight!!
H- I think u've done really well there - it's terrible when u have the munchies! Plus ur in pain - which must make it harder to restrict ur food (or it wd for me!)
Originally Posted by FeatherWeight
I find that if I have a small b'fast and lunch I want to eat everything in sight afterwards - but if I have a decent b'fast (like porage or museli and fruit) and a small mid morning snack then a decent lunch (like a chunky soup) and bread) and an afternoon fruit snack I seem to feel fuller.
Hope u feel fuller 2moro!
Well done that's a real achievement - a third of the way to goal wow!
Originally Posted by FeatherWeight
Thanks everyone! I'm quite proud of myself tbh .
I'm definitely going to try to eat more in the mornings and lunchtimes from now on!
Current pet peeve - the ice cream van the stops right outside my door! I've recently moved and I thought yes no more Icecream van stopping at the end of my drive - no such luck! Saying that I have never gone to that Ice cream van in the 14 years I lived in my old place, so it isn't a big deal. However when you are being well behaved, it just adds a little taunt "I have Ice cream I have chocolate Yum Yum Yum" .... Scowls. Good job that I often put on the pyjamas in the house, so I am in no fit state to be seen by the public, should temptation take hold!
In all honesty in the last 14 years it was probably laziness that stopped me going to the ice cream van, not willpower!!
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