Wednesday, 29 August 2012

1st Weigh In

I was a little apprehensive this morning when I woke and remembered I had to be at Slimming World for around 10am.
I felt there was no way I could have lost any weight because I haven't felt like I've been on a diet at all this week; I wondered how I could ever lose weight while still eating the amount I've been eating!

You can imagine how happy I was when I stepped on the scales and was told I'd lost 5 and a half pounds :o)

For the next week I'm going to concentrate on filling up with more of the super free foods and I'm also going to start working on getting a little exercise everyday.
My aim is to start small because I'm still getting over my bad back but I'm sure if I'm sensible, I can start my exercise journey.
I'm going to be doing Just Dance on the Wii to start. I figure I can manage one dance a day and today I'm going to be dancing to Eye of the tiger.
Everyone who knows me will know that I don't dance! but I've always wanted to, I've just been too embarrassed to try....until now!
Although I will be doing it when I'm home alone to start with. I'm not confident enough to do it front of anybody else yet but I'll get there :)

I bought some Hi Fi bars today from the group. I've been having trouble finding something I like for my healthy extra b choice so I snapped up these Chocolate Bliss bars when I saw each one can be used as a healthy extra!

Starting Weight - 31st 1lb/435lb/197.3kg

29 August 2012 - 30st 9.5lb/429.5lb/194.8kg

Starting Measurements - Chest 54"  Waist 54"  Hips 73"(Going to get Ant to help me check these because it's difficult doing it on my own!)

Exercise today: Wii Just Dance - The eye of the tiger. 9162, 23% Great, 47% OK, 30% X, Max Combo 5
I'm not sure how long it took, it sure felt like 5 minutes but I'm so unfit I can't trust myself to judge time properly when every part of me starts to ache and I get out of breath!
I did choose the full version and looking on you tube it seems the average length of the song is four minutes so that coupled with the warm gives me my first 5 minutes of exercise for today.

I know it sounds a bit pathetic but for my weight it's a step in the right direction :)

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Getting used to the new way of eating

I'm about half way through my first week using Slimming World Extra Easy and I have to say, it feels very strange being able to eat all these foods without having to weigh or count calories.

I feel like there's no way I can possibly be losing weight if I don't restrict my intake of potatoes, rice and pasta; every other diet I've tried has had limits on the amount of those foods you could have and if I'm honest, that's probably one of the reasons why I've failed so many times.

I get fed up of having to weigh everything I eat and I couldn't see myself doing it for the rest of my life which is why Extra Easy on Slimming World is perfect for me.
I love being able to make meals that are completely syn free and there are loads of recipes I've found that I can't wait to try.

I just hope that once I've had my first weigh in I'll feel more confident about the eating plan and my weight loss because it's really hard to believe I can lose weight without feeling like I'm on a diet and so far, I haven't once felt like I'm on a diet! :D

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

My quest begins!

Slimming World is going to turn me into the shrinking lady of the blog title!

I went to my first class today and even though I was a little aprehensive at walking into a room full of people, I reached deep down and found some confidence that had been hiding away somewhere.
I'm not going to let my weight rule me anymore, I'm going to be in charge.

I've blogged about my weight before when I found out that I had a hernia. I have to lose weight before it's safe enough for me to have the operation to fix it.
I've felt guilty all year because instead of losing weight, I've gained one and a half stones since I was diagnosed with the hernia last October.

My physical health seems to have deteriorated quite fast in the last few months. I'm having trouble walking, my back has been very weak and painful and I've also started having difficulty breathing.

I'm actually looking forward to going back for my first weigh in next week :)

Starting Weight - 31st 1lb/435lb/197.3kg
Starting Measurements - Chest ***  Waist ***  Hips ***