Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Weigh-in 9! 2 stone lost!!!

After Saturday's boldness with the riesen bar I got right and angry at myself as you can probably see from the last post. I truely hated the idea of going so high on my points allowance over a bar of chocolate that wasn't even all that nice. I wouldn't have cared half as much if it was a wispa or something I would have actually enjoyed! I did a lot with the eyetoy on Sunday, I also ran / walked for quite sometime on the treadmill. On Monday I played actual games, not the kinetic, but the silly childish games from eyetoy3 with Gavin and had a complete giggle and on Tuesday did the regular kinetic training and a run on the treadmill and 15 mins on my exercise bike.

The guilt of that riesen bar really ate at me for not enjoying it. And on Monday night we added to it by buying a takeaway for dinner. I went for a pitta bread (3points) filled with chicken (2.5 points), veg (free) and garlic mayo (guessing about 8points) but I hadn't eaten much else that day so it wasn't too bad. And because I enjoyed it, the guilt wasn't half as annoying.

I keep doing these sneeky at home weigh-ins with my own (weightwatchers brand) bathroom scales. What annoys me about these scales is that some weeks they seem to be out by a pound or two compared to the ones I use at the weigh-in. And I weighed myself before I went to last nights weigh in and was utterly devastated to see that I'd only lost 2lbs over the week. I worked so hard and really wanted to push myself to the 4lb point, mostly because that would mean I've hit the 2stone mark.

I went over to the meeting not at all amused with myself. But at least happy that I've lost 2lbs.

Those of you who follow me on twitter will know that I didn't lose 2lbs, I actually lost 4.5!!!!

I was floored when I realised that. And I'm now making a resolution that I will not weigh myself up to 24 hours before the proper weigh-in.


So I got my newest sticker! Four silver sevens!!! to represent my two stone mark. and weirdly I got this wee blue stone! Which apparently you get for every stone that you lose. I didn't get one for my first stone which is a bit frustrating, most of you know how I loke to collect wee things and I like keeping them all together, I was going to ask Jackie (my leader) for my other stone, but I was talked out of it. Meh. I will however somehow find another one of those pebbles to put with my new one so I will have a wee collection going :)

Decided to keep it in my purse so everytime I open it to buy something bold it might make me think twice!

Other congrats go to the best friend who joined last week who has lost 8lbs in her first week! Go you!!!!!!

Finally, regarding the weigh-in, I'm going to do a re-cap, as it's been a few posts since I last did one.

Week 1= Inital starting weigh in

Week 2= -9.5lbs!

Week 3= -2lbs

Week 4= -5.5lbs

Week 5= -1.5lbs

Week 6= week off for easter

Week 7= -2.5lbs

Week 8= -3lbs

Week 9= -4.5lbs

So very pleased at my over all progress, can't believe how well weightwatchers is working considering how sceptical I was in the first place.

My aim now is to lose another stone by the first week of July, my graduation (hopefully!).

The dress I initally bought for it no longer fits! So new shopping will have to happen!


Before I go and make lunch (Jacket potato, Low Low cheese and reduced fat coldslaw)

I had someone who reads this blog and sometimes my twitter feed, though she does not have twitter herself and she was talking to me this morning about how she just doesn't understand my need to share on twitter.

My answer to her is that, for me, twitter is one of the most valuable resources that I have. It's helpful that I know five other individuals, all using different methods (slim fast, celebrity slim, general calorie counting and weightwatchers) to lose weight. But other than that it's a community of people who're all just nice and supportive and it's great being told ever week by so many people "well done". I think group support is the only way to do anything right, probably why weightwatchers is working so well for me.

I also don't like facebook. It's way more impersonal than twitter, which is why I don't really use it, I have no pictures or videos on it and I have limited information about me on it too.


Anyway, that's about it for now!

Heading out tonight to see Mark Lanegan! Quite excited!!!

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