Monday, 31 March 2014

late weekly roundup

I typed this on Tuesday 25th and forgot to post it. Oopsie.

I have a been a bit annoyed with my weigh in this week.

I lost 0.5lbs, which I know is still good, a loss is a loss and most other weeks as long as I see the number go down I am happy.

But this week I was very strict with myself. I was not allowed any weeklies, everything was tracked of course. But I actually brought exercise back into the equation. Getting 12 weekly points, which I did not eat.

Now I know that it might take a while for it to catch up, but I still find it discouraging on weeks like this. I am an impatient lady, I want results now. I feel worse though because I wanted 1lb so much this week.
I suppose next week will just have to do.

Next week I take my monthly measurements and photos so hopefully a difference will be seen in those.

Positives of this week can be found.
I found an old jumper dress that fits me again!
I bought a new top which I thought I would have to wait a few weeks to slim into, but it fits!
And the big one was that a girl I work with asked me am I losing, it's nice when someone who doesn't know notices my efforts.

Photos of the week are partly from my jaunts around the park, and food.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

February and March Goals Updated

I need more hours in the day, I have a few writing projects on the go and making time for them all is hard.
We have long hit the halfway point of March and I have not even got round to rounding up February and my hopes for March, so here we go.

Tracking, exercise and me time were the biggies and what I wanted to focus on.

Tracking I expected to be difficult because I had a trip away for a wedding as well as Valentine's day to contend with. But with some determination I still managed to track everything. Even on my weekend away I managed to point everything, yes I had a gain but I think if I did not point, it would have been much worse.

I already put up a post about this but I am very proud of my behaviour. Yesterday was St Patrick's day and I managed to have the entire day under points. This is big for me, I haven't been so focused since I joined weight watchers the first time. Managed to lose one pound this week! Yay! Sad thing is losing a point a day, but sure.

Exercise has occurred, but it hasn't been consistent. I am yet to integrate it properly into my life and this is probably what I want to focus on most for what remains of March and all of April.

Me time has also occurred, I have been able to work on a wee writing project and I have been gardening so that has been good. I am hoping to start to get some long walks soon with my camera now that better weather should be coming in but we shall see.

I am ridiculously messy but I like this, it is therapeutic.

I don't think I actually wrote my weight aims last time but I want to average 5lb loss a month, I think it is a realistic and achievable goal.

February's loss was actually 7 and a quarter which was brilliant, and March so far has been 6! So I've broken those goals already!

I would like to get a 5lb loss in April, I am conscious that it will be Easter and a birthday to contend with but it is still doable.

Tracking will have to continue, I can't break my streak at this point (seriously that app is great and really appeals to the competitive idiot that is me). Look! I am at 71 days now!

Exercise, I will make more of an effort, I am aware I have had a great loss so far but without exercise this will not continue.

I will write more here! I have a recipe one to post but I want to cook it again to get better photos as I didn't have my camera charged last time.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Improved behaviours

I am proud of myself for a number of reasons today. If you follow me on instagram you will know that I went to my cousin's wedding last weekend. 

I was good all week in the build up but once there... well there wasn't all that great a choice. So I did what I always do and only ate what I felt was worth the points (that meant me leaving dessert, that part was not good)
And wine. Let us not forget the alcohol. Irish wedding and all that.

Now normally when these types of things happen I do two things.

I stop pointing. Logic being, oh. I have went over my points, so I may as well keep going. Stupid logic. But I do it anyway.

Not this time.

This time I tracked it all. Granted there was a lot of guessing and estimating going on but I still think I managed to get everything down. Partially because I am on such a pointing streak now. I don't want to break it.
I also rarely do the weigh in when I expect it to be a gain. I don't like the negativity. So I skip it a lot of the time.
But not this time.

As a result of the weekend indulgences I was of course expecting a gain. And I got it. Up one and a half pounds.
But I am proud of myself, and quite shocked at how positive I still feel regarding the whole rejoin.
I am hoping by weigh in on Tuesday I will be down that pound and a half. I've did it before. I can do it again!

Only pictures I have are the small amount on my phone, I have more trapped on my camera but no computer to set them free (blogging from the tablet).

Make up done by my sister (who is an actual qualified makeup artist) and lippies is from sephora, it is my all time fav. Apply once at 10am and apply second time at 7pm, that is all. Does not budge.

This is the only full length picture I have of my dress. Lindy bop with irregular choice shoes and bag. Love my hair in this picture.

I changed dresses later into the evening because I was thinking I might have flashed someone with the red dress, so this is me and Gav being daft ,on my cousin's camera.