I still haven't mastered the art of sewing a zipper, mind you I have only tried about 3 times but it was enough to show me I didn't like it
As you know our weight naturally goes up and down. weight is effected by so many things from exercise, salt in our diet to hormones to name a few. I am looking forward to celebrating your 10% lost mile stone. The different milestones we set for ourselves help to keep us motivated and not make the journey so daunting. The though of losing 9 plus stone was over whelming and seemed like climbing mount Everest. But breaking it down to half stone goals/ next stone bracket/ next BMI bracket and percentage of weight loss is helping me climb mount Everest lolHello all, scales showed a slight gain this morning but I'm ignoring it. I'm going to be down by Friday this week even though I've got nightshifts. Positivity people, positivity.
Well yesterday I managed to get the whole back garden all sprayed with weedkiller, it's a fairly big space so took a while but the sprayer was a great investment, so much easier than messing about with a watering can. However it has played havoc with my dodgy elbow which really felt like it was on the mend, woke up in a lot of pain again this morning. Next time I'll do it left handed!
I also added plant food around the base of my new tree. Please grow little cherry tree!
Then I decided to have a big chill out, it was a new moon last night, and if you're into this sort of thing - I understand not everyone is - it's the perfect time to let go of the old and usher in the new, so I had a fire in my chimnea and burned some old notebooks and papers I don't need to hang on to, along with some new intentions sent up into the ether. If you don't enjoy that sort of idea that's perfectly ok, just scroll on to the next bit.
So today is a change over day as I'm starting my nightshifts tonight. I've made a big pot of chicken curry and I made a batch of keto naans (8 of em) so I had a portion of curry and naan just a short while ago. I've also eaten some dark choc and some crackers (bad chilli) I'm in the process of making a batch of chaffles. I'm hoping if I have enough naan and chaffle to last all week I'll be more likely to behave myself. As I just wing it now with ingredients I shoved 2 bags of grated mozarella in the bowl with 6 eggs, the following is all approximate...12 tablespoons of almond flour, a heaped tablespoon of baking powder, a tablespoon of psyllium husk and a tablespoon of chilli flakes and mixed it all up with a fork, This should have made 6, but it's stretching quite happily to 8. Hopefully they still taste as good. I'll keep some out and pop some in the freezer. I've got soup in the freezer so I'll take a portion of that tonight and a chaffle to eat in the middle of the night.
I have a plan for most of the week's food - but I confess it includes a take away on Friday night. I had one recently and don't usually as often but we have a family one the week I get paid and I get paid on Monday, and as daughter starts her job on Thursday I thought she'd like a takeaway to round off her first week (albeit that it's just 2 days lol)
Was pondering numbers as I like to earlier, and I only need to lose another 3lb's to reach 10% lost.
It would be awesome to end a nightshift week with a loss, even 0.5lb's would do!
Ah well, we will see on Friday morning.
I spent this morning designing new business cards, I've ordered a batch of 1000, and also 2x window stickers for my car. Time to grow
Did I mention I'm all excited?
about absolutely everything?
It doesn't matter if it is slow. The important thing is we are adopting healthier diet and making this our new way of life. When I think back to a year ago my diet was full of processed sugary food. Now very little in the way of processed foods, lots of fresh fruit and vegetables and lean proteins. I feel so much better eating cleaner and have far more energy to do the things i want to.Yeah I'm not overly worried, I'm completely sold on being in this for the long hall and as such I'm putting a lot less pressure on myself, it's all just a big game really. it's taken me 5 months to lose 16lbs, but I can focus on 5 months, or I can focus on the fact I'm 16lbs healthier! I think small chunks and mind tricks are really the only way. I go in 5lb chunks but always looking for anything useful in between, in this case it's 3 more lbs to 10%. Then 1 more after than and that's another 5 chunk. After that it's the next 5, but I'll drop below 12 stone before then so I'll keep breaking it down. Anything closer to aim for!
I hope you eventually get to work where you want and hours than fit in with the family. But in current climate easier said than done. I have seen your craft pictures. I am sure you could make quite a few quid. They make nice little gifts and stocking fillers for Christmas. I love hand made things. When I was a child for Christmas I would embroider my grand parents something like a dressing table set. Old fashioned now but were on point for that generation. I can crochet and knit in a fashion lol but dress making skipped a generation I swear. My mum made all our clothes when we were children. But me and sewing machines are not best buddies lolThe problem is, if I wait with my current employer and allow them to fund me, I'm then tied to stay with them for 2 years after I finish the SVQ and I'm not sure I want to be tied that long. If I was to leave I'd need to pay it back.
I've been looking at one of the agencies and some of them also fund training so it could be that I'm concerned over nothing.
We were chatting again last night and I could just work nights or even days when son is at his Dads which would give daughter more freedom and I'd save £20/week that I pay her for babysitting, making the gap between what I'd earn even smaller. I was talking to her about it today and she's quite happy with the idea as well.
1 agency shift/week without having to pay babysitting = approx £35 less that week. Surely I can make more than that with my craft sales.
I've said I'm going to give it a few months, let her settle into her job and let me get my online shop going and then we'll see.
I also know my son would prefer it, sometimes it works out he's at his Dads when I'm off then comes home and I'm on 4 nights. Sometimes he asks if I'm working that night and I see his little face fall when I say I am. I know he'd love to have me around all of the time he's here. I'd love to be here... my heart is now at home with my kids and in my craft.
I weighed when I got up this afternoon and I'm now done to 173.5! which is 1.5 down from Friday, and on my nightshifts, I think it might be a bit of a delay from last weeks fast as I didn't lose much considering that.
Hope it sticks by Friday.
Well 2 nights down, 3 to go, but regardless of what I do in a few months I only have one more run of 5 in 2 weeks time and after that I'll be down to the 4.
Off to my meditation group in a minute, I started two paintings yesterday too
Well done on getting to 173.5, So very nearly there for 10%, It will be a great motivator to keep up your good work. I look forward to celebrating this important milestone. I know this week my motivation is to get to 4 1/2 stone lost (63lbs) I only have 1 pound to go. I have been chuffed to bits today my physio said she can't believe how much weight I have lost since she first saw me. I find when you get to a certain age people are a little fearful of mentioning it in case it is bad health news rather than weight loss that is planned.I've only shown a fraction of what I can make, I'm 100% sure all I need to do is keep adding to my range especially paintings because they can continue to bring money with printing. And I need to build my audience. It can't happen overnight but if I really invest myself I'm convinced I can do it!
My sleep today hasn't been great, fog kept barking but as son is at club I've been able to keep dozing. I'm up now though and my weight is 173.5 again and I'm beyond pleased with myself
Only 1.5 until 10% gone.