I don’t think that I’ve mentioned weight loss here, except in passing. But it is a huge part of my life at the moment.
The baby is a year old. When I got pregnant with her I had just joined Slimming World to try lose weight, I was at my heaviest. 15st 6lbs I think. I found out I was pregnant, and stopped Slimming World. After I had the baby I was 15st 9lbs. So I had barely put on any weight during the pregnancy, which I was delighted at. I had tried to be good during the pregnancy.
However instead of starting to lose weight then, I managed to put on weight, even though I was so conscious of it and wanted to lose weight. Instead I gained a stone more. At the end of August 2018, I was weighing at 16stone 6.75lbs (230.75lbs).
I decided I had better do something, and I got my head in the game, and started tracking my calories in myfitnesspal and trying to get more steps in. I cut out mindless eating, and planned to have my treats. I’m never going to give up chocolate, so I allowed a little bar or two a day. And I controlled my eating, and I lost weight.
By Christmas, I was down almost a stone and a half. I didn’t go crazy over Christmas and I didn’t put on too much weight, just a few pounds up. So then mid-January I got my head back in the game, and I had had my surgery on my leg then too and I HAVE to do three little walks a day. So for the last month I have done great, I lost a bit more (I did feel it should have been more because I thought I was doing really well but was barely losing) but I went past the stone and a half mark lost.
Then last week I fell off the wagon. I ate a full packet of mini-Kinder bars. Almost a 1000 calories, in an hour. And then I just kept going. The next day was Valentines Day and I ate buns and bread and loads of nice things. And basically the rest of the week wasn’t great, eating wise. And worse for walking. I literally didn’t go on the treadmill all week, and I only walked up to get my pre-schooler one day. So my steps are down loads.
And this morning I weighed. Its not my official weigh day. But I wanted to see. And I was up. Up 4lbs. In 5 days. I am gutted.
I had a stone and a half lost, but I still have three and a half stone to go, to even be in a “healthy weight” bracket. So I need to keep at it. I need to keep motivated, and I need to keep losing. Gaining is not ok.
Also it is less than 6wks now until my eldest daughters Confirmation, and I want to feel nice at it, in a nice dress.
So today is back on track. And this week is going to be a good one. I am going to get my walks and my steps in, I’m going to drink my water and I am going to eat healthily.