Friday 2 December 2011

Catch Up.

I can't believe it's been a week since I last posted!  Naughty me!  I kept thinking of things to write about and have had plenty of time, so no excuse.  I think sometimes I get nervous of posting in case it ends up being a completely lame and meaningless post.

But I suppose I have got some things to report.  Firstly, weigh in.

Starting Weight: 17st9lbs (247lbs)
Current Weight: 15st7lbs (217lbs)
Loss this Week: 4lbs!
Total Loss: 30lbs!!!

I was not expecting a 4lb loss!!  All week my scale was showing a 1lb loss, until yesterday when it showed 3lbs lost, so I thought that was great, jumped on this morning and was greeted by this glorious number!  Funnily enough, I have eaten more calories this week.  Probably an average of about 1400 calories per day rather than 1200.  Perhaps my body just needs a bit more than I was giving it?

MAJOR NSV ALERT!!!  Ok, so on Sunday I was at the gym, doing my usual 45 minutes on the bike when I thought I'd have a go on the treadmill, just to see how long I could run for.  2.5 years ago I was training with a friend who's a personal trainer and I managed to run for 7.5 minutes, I was about 15lbs lighter then.  But more recently, I hadn't been able to run for more than about 3 minutes.  So I got on the treadmill, set it going at 4.2 mph, not fast I know, and I ran for EIGHT minutes.  This is the longest I have ever run for in my entire life!  I know it may not seem like much, and I certainly wasn't going that fast, but it is nevertheless, an AMAZING achievement for me and I really want to build on it. Unfortunately my calf muscles absolutely killed me for four days afterwards because I was stupid and didn't stretch.  I'm looking forward to getting back in the gym now that my muscles have recovered.

Now I have to admit something, I haven't been eating that well.  I know it might not seem to be the case because of my weight loss this week, but that's only because my calories were in range.  I've been eating crisps (chips) and 1 or 2 chocolate bars per day, most days.  It's the same as my old, pre-banded pattern, that I would get treats for myself and save them til I was in bed watching tv in the evening and then eat them because they make me feel good.  I feel crap admitting this, but I want to be accountable.  I think one of the problems I'm facing with this, is that at the moment, I'm still losing consistently and I'm eating comforting sugary food.  This seems like a win/win.  But I went to sleep last night feeling like something was wrong, and I know that I want to be healthy, not just thin.  And these foods aren't good for our health, it's not just about our waistlines.  So, although I'm very happy allowing myself a square or two of dark chocolate each day, I don't want to be gorging myself on low quality junk every day.  Any advice or similar problems??

It's been a strange week, I don't know if I'm ill, or just adjusting to all the changes in my body that have been happening lately, but I've been mostly asleep for the past 3 days.  I usually suffer from chronic insomnia, so if I get sleepy, no matter what time it is, I try and take advantage of it because I clearly need to catch up on sleep. But it makes me feel weird.  Only one more week until I'm off from uni for a month over Christmas!  Just need to get through the shitload of work I have to do in the next 8 days.

Love you all xxxxxxxx


  1. Great loss!

    You're right, the candy bars aren't a great idea in the long run. Maybe try weaning yourself off them now, do one a day and then every other day, then maybe 2 times a week, and then one a week and so on. You don't want to feel deprived, but as you lose weight it'll get harder for things like that to not make a big difference in your weight overnight, sadly!

    Also, great job on the 8 minutes. That is definitely something to celebrate. :)

  2. WOW 4 pounds is huge! I have always felt that if you do eat that you have to work it off. I know that totally saying no forever is why I did not choose bypass. I want to be able to eat a bite of candy, not the whole bar but a bite when I choose to.

    So I would say, if you are eating two bars that is NOT acceptable. You also need to be adding time to the workouts to account for those things you are eating that might not be quote good for you!

    Of course limiting them as Ronnie suggested is the best bet!

  3. Great Loss, and great run.

    I hadn't been eating well either but I turned it around on Tuesday and have been sticking it... I think it is totally okay to eat anything just not as much and not as often as the past... chips and french fries are my weakness.

  4. I think everyone struggles with this...especially if they seem to be getting positive reinforcement from it (aka still showing big losses on the scale). I'm not good with weaning...I'm better cold turkey and then slowly adding back in at a more moderate level. Good luck!

  5. Don't beat yourself up chicky. Great loss so be proud of that. Try weaning yourself off or go cold turkey. Figure out what suits you best. Up your gym time - that will help you keep motivated to keep making healthy choices :) this is a learning curve hun so embrace it! Awesome NSV - I couldn't run to save my life lol well not now anyway haha xox

  6. Awesome job on the loss :) I couldn't even imagine running for 8 minutes. I think I might try the c25k thing though. So, way to be awesome! And yeah, I definitely just ate 3 Oreos. Don't stress it. You can't expect to change your whole life overnight. We're all works in progress.

  7. You are rocking it, my friend ! Killer loss and post-post-post ! :)

  8. Congrats on the loss and the running!!!

  9. Congrats on the 4 pounds, Yeaa!!!

  10. Hi I am bella, but you know that as I see that you have become my newest follower. Thanks so much. I am your newest follower. Wow four pounds for a total of are are right you have something to talk about. Then there is the running wow you have plenty to talk about and be proud of....way to go!!!! Oh and welcome to Fumpyville (my blog that is).