Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Weigh-in 12!

Last night was weigh-in 12, and my 13th week on the plan.

After Friday night's drunken silliness I went up a pound on both my own scales and the ones across the road in boots. Meet my scales, ww own brand and no matter what stage the battery is at, is never consistant with the scales in my meeting. I suck balls with my constant sneeky weigh-ins. I really need to knock them on the head.


I then obviously went into punishment mode, and I'm glad I did, because I still managed to get down 1.5lbs!!!!

So doing my usual re-cap

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

Week 10= -2.5

Week 11= -2.5

Week 12= -2.5

Week 13= -1.5


And that means I'm down 37.5lbs! or down 2stone 9.5 lbs.

And playing about with the math (cus you all know I'm a geek and I love statistcs and graphs) I think I've worked out that I should have lost 20% of my body weight by next week.

And I'm 17lbs of my weightwatchers target weight. 12.5lbs off my own target! Wooooooo me :)

So this quick entry is over, I have my last ever essay for university due in tomorrow and then I'll finally get round to my fantastic weekend entry complete with picnic pictures :) and get back into the swing of exercise.

Til then,

Sarah xxx

Monday, 24 May 2010

Archives / Older Entries

Seeing as posterous don't seem to give an archives list and make you rely on the search function, I'm going to try compile one here. Forgive me if it's not always up to date. I may be OCD, but i'm also quite lazy and get bored quickly. xx

JUNE 2010

[03.06.2010] - Spinning Class Review and Weigh-in!

[02.06.2010] - Champions League Final 2010 weekend


MAY 2010

[26.05.2010] - Week 12 weigh-in!

[24.05.2010] - Last exam ever, hundreds of points, evening drinkies

[22.05.2010] - Three month anniversary with weightwatchers

[16.05.2010] - Failing at contolling cravings

[12.05.2010] - Weigh-in11, meeting topic + card talk + rise & shine!

[10.05.2010] - The last week and two birthdays

[04.05.2010] - My week and weigh-in 10


APRIL 2010

[28.04.2010] - Weigh-in 9! 2 stone lost!

[25.04.2010] - Seriously bad Saturday

[23.04.2010] - Answering questions and the food blog

[22.04.2010] - Week 8 and running pictures

[14.04.2010] - Week 7 weigh in

[13.04.2010] - Catch-up and my Easter Mini-Break


MARCH 2010

[17.03.2010] - Joined Weightwatchers



[12.01.2010] - Another Blog

Last Exam ever, hundreds of points, evening drinkies

Friday was a huge day for me, it was my last exam ever in university ever. I just have one more essay to do and then that's me, playing the waiting game until results come out and then graduation!

Mostly photos, hardly any text, but here we go.

It was a bold day, but I did try to keep as close to my plan as I could keeping in mind I didn't go above 16 points on the Wednesday or Thursday and havenn't since.

My breakfast was the first and only bold thing that I ate. Tea


And a (vegetarian) fry, though I didn't eat the soda bread, it was still bad.


Pictures of us 'studying' outside the library, this is Sarah and Pauline.


Me proving I did at least write out notes even if I didn't get round to actually learning them.


Look at these jugs XD


This was me trying to make a good decision food wise, baked potato, beans, jalapenos and salad. Nom!


The rest are some mad pictures from where the night went.


Mark and Jacqui



This was my bottle of wine I had all to me (plus one more glass)



Gearldine and her friend, Kevin? I can't remember, too drunk when told his name. He was lovely though, really sweet.


I adore this picture of me and Pauline




Mark's hair and me.






Me and Gav unaware 'the claw' was about to get us




We left first, I faded, I was well drunk though, it's been ages since i was in that state, so last bus home and to bed. No hangover thanks to four pints of water and then the Saturday and Sunday came, which will be my next blog post. Freeking loved this weekend. But I'll leave that til the next post. Which will probably be put up tomorrow.


Sarah x

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Three Month Anniversary with WeightWatchers

It has been a while, I think about a week since I last updated and I've much to type about. The last week has been hectic due to the last two weeks of university. I had the mother of all essays due in on Thursday (got it in) and an exam on the Friday so everything went on the back burner, I've a wee bit more time now as my last essay isn't due until Thursday so hello blog readers. I've plans for three entries including this one. The first will be this one. Which is going to blither about the last week and Tuesday's weigh-in. The second entry will be mostly a photo entry of yesterdays events - last day of uni and evening drinkies! And finally the third entry will be about today, Saturday, Champions League Final day and therefore a day off work. I've fricking loved today so much!

Before I start anything I have to talk about last Thursday, I was in uni and in one of my classes was a girl who was talking to her friend about quitting slimming world because she's been on it 6 months and only lost 4lbs and she can't understand that program what so ever. The girl went on to say that she wanted to join weightwatchers! And then her friend turned and said "i don't know anyone who likes that group, most people don't lose much at all, stick with slimmingworld, persistance is the key"

I could not hold my tongue. I had to butt in and declare my almost 2.5 stone weightloss in less that three months! All with weightwatchers. And her friend started arguing with me over how it doesn't work. Feck sake girl, I'm in your class three years, have you not noticed the loss? I took off my jacket and the original girls jaw hit the ground (yoh me!), I pulled out my weight watchers folder and helped her work out how many points she's allowed and told her how to calculate them, told her that you can have anything as long as you point it and explained what our free point foods are, slimming worlds seems very complex. And I think I converted her. Quite pleased, gave her my email if she needs a wee chat about it. Weight watchers is awesome!!!

Anyway, I have been very swamped with uni work and my head has been away with itself with stress, last Monday I was working on the evil essay when gav suggested we go for a walk to clear my head. I loved it. As always here's some pictures of the just over 3 mile walk we did.











I didn't realise we were going to walk up and into the country park so made a poor choice footwear wise





Later than evening I had points to spare so I had half a milka with a cup of tea. It was gooood.



Tuesday was obviously weigh-in day, I'm onto weigh-in 12! which is my three month anniversary with weightwatchers, and I went down another 2.5lbs!

So doing my re-cap

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

Week 10= -2.5

Week 11= -2.5

Week 12= -2.5

Which has taken me to my 2.5stone mark! 

Meet my new beautiful sticker!


Down 36lbs in three months! And I am now exactly 14lbs from my target weight! Go me! Be there in no length of time!!!

This week I also bought my graduation dress and shoes so hoping I'll fit into it by the first week of July!

Any of you who know me will know I always wear a claddagh ring. My parents bought me one for my 8th birthday and since then I've always had one. I love it. and a few years ago I bought a new one, just plain silver and I wear it traditionally, which is on my right hand ring finder heart turned in 'cus my heart belongs to Gavin :) 

The last week or so anytime I wash my hands / food I notice it nearly slip off, I nearly lost it down the drain on Tuesday and I took it off wondering why the hell is it coming off? And then it dawned on me, I must have lost weight on my fingers! How incredibly odd!!! So I'm going to have to have a search through old jewelry boxes to find an old one that fits!

These are some dark photos but hopefully you can see how much of a gap there is.



freeking weird!

This week has been the beginning of the rise and shine challenge for me and for the first three days I've adored it. Used my eyetoy and woke up each morning to burn off between 100 and 200 cals. Excellent way to start the day and then I'm doing my normal exercise later in the day, which has been walks so far, no runs yet. Anyway, one of the motivational comments for week one was this!


Thatcher motivational?!?!?! hahahahahaha.

I walked down to my Nana's hose a few days ago which is a few miles in itself, it was a very warm day as I walked through the park


I got to my Nana's flats where she lives on the tenth floor. I could have cried when both lifts were out of order, so began the stairs.



I could have melted, but I felt great for doing them, so I've decided from now on I'm going to walk the stairs, unless loaded with shopping. They'll get easier eventually.

Another wee picture I want to include, This dairy milk caramel is from inside one of my easter eggs, I decided when writing the evil essay that for every 1000 words i get rewarded with a square, which is about a point.


And that's it for this post, tomorrows will be pictures of friday drinkies with end of uni do, and then I'll do another one of the pure aswesomeness that was today.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Failing at controlling cravings.

Just a short wee post to discuss the complete failure of a few days I’m having.

Next to no exercise is being done despite the load of energy I have at the minute. I’m very bogged down in a human rights essay which I’m trying to do for most of today, it’s due on Thursday but I’m aiming to have it down by Tuesday night and handed in Wednesday morning so I can have two days to learn for my sociology exam (the last exam I’m ever going to have to do!).

And my eating has been grand for the first few days of the week, been good and low in points Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Yesterday in work was not goof though. I wanted to munch all around me. The craving for cheese took over and I went for a Jambon.


I figured it couldn’t be that bad and I enjoyed it. A lot. I emailed cuisine de france when I got home for the nutritional info and they were very quick in replying I had 7.5 points of pastry and cheese. I could have threw up when I realised that, I have full dinners less than that. Don’t think I’ll ever have another one of those in my life.  You’d think that was the last of yesterday being bad? It was not. I was meant to go home and get ready to go to local bar with Gavin for some football thing. Mood swing hit me after I got home and I was way too lazy to meet him. SO I texted to say I’d rather stay at home where I proceeded to get very frustrated with the lack of tv signal, munched a packet of walkers crisps – 3 points.


And a pack of smarties from one of my easter eggs – 6 points.


Plus have my baked potato, beans and salad for dinner. And yes, I did put all of them on a plate and sat down to have all my bold munches. As I said before I never have been a fan of eating on my feet. Everything was enjoyed. If a bit spoilt by the later impending guilt hit.

Last nights points, well I gave up calculating. I’ve never done that. Got to the emotional low last night where I just wrote ‘thousands’ in my tracker for the points consumed today. I think, now that I’m working it out it was closer to 25. Two above my celiing. And I did have points to spare from earlier in the week. So hopefully not too much damage.

Normally when I feel guilt like that after a bit of a bad-day-blow-out, I’m right back on track the next day. That is not the case despite the fact I’ve woke up completely grand mood wise and happy that the dull headache I’ve had for the last two weeks is now gone – yay 13 hours of sleep.

This morning I munched a weightwatchers triple choc bar and 2 cranberry cookies (3 points for all) for breakfast, then a late lunch of 8.5, still having dinner later and a 2 point muffin as another general munch. No idea where the desire to munch all around me is coming from. Not sure how to address it, is it stress from uni work which is building up manifesting in a different way than usual? Meh, sorta doubt it, more likely just natural love of bold food tendancies trying to resurface... No clue. Hope it goes soon though. I’ll be completely devastated if I don’t get down the 1.5lbs I need to get to my next silver seven on Tuesday.

Plan to later on tonight print the first of my rise and shine challenge charts (see my last post) as I’m starting that tomorrow regardless of where I am in this essay. 20 minutes before I start the essay again isn’t going to hurt, especially the way I procrastinate.

Anyway. Probably check in on Tuesday with the next weigh-in results!

Sarah x