Monday, February 12, 2018

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: February Week 2

Finally last week the scales started to catch up with me and I lost 1.5lbs. Still 7.5lbs above goal but starting the feel a bit better about it. We went out for dinner with my parents on Friday night and while trying on different outfits the night before I had lost the self consciousness I'd been feeling the past few weeks. My bloating seemed to have gone right down and starting to feel like it was my body again. 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: Feb Week 1

I've now had 3 weigh ins since starting Flex, and I am the exact same weight I was when I went back to class in January. So my January loss is a big fat 0!! I am disappointed, but I am not defeated. I am not sure about anyone else, but I have found since I hit 30 the weight is just sticking to me. It's been getting gradually worse each year but I find it so much harder at the moment to shift those last few pounds. Not only that buy my monthly cycle affects me so much more than it ever had. All of last year I would have 2 weigh ins per month where if I followed the plan 100% I would be lucky with a STS, any sort of stray and I would be up instantly. On top of that, I am retaining water to beat the band those 2 weeks and am so bloated.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: Jan Week 5

So my little binge at the weekend caught up with me and I was up half a pound at weigh in on Thursday. Not surprised or disappointed, but ready to put it behind me and move on. I got off to a great start to this week, had kept some rollovers towards a meal and drinks on Saturday night and while I probably went over a bit, I woke up on Sunday morning and got myself straight back at it. 

Monday, January 22, 2018

Weekly Meal Plan and Weigh In: January Week 4

Last week was my first proper week on Flex and I will be honest as my weigh in got closer, I felt like I had done everything right but I also felt I hadn't lost anything. I was still feeling the pinch in my clothes and I was still bloated. Other than that I was feeling great so on Thursday morning I decided that no matter what the scales said that evening, I would be giving Flex a proper go for at least a month before making a decision on how good it was. I got to my weigh in and was down 1 pound in the week. Obviously ideally I would have liked to have made a bigger dent in the Christmas gain but a loss is a loss. 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: January Week 3

My class reopened last Thursday, so after nearly a month away from the scales I finally faced them. I was hoping to have a full week on track before going back but the weekend was a little shakey but I was back on Monday morning and ready to have 4 great days. Then Wednesday my day just went completely haywire. A meeting that was meant to be over by lunch time ran on for the whole day and we ended up ordering pizza to keep us going (and full sugar soft drinks) and I just went with it. I spent so much extra time in the meeting so I had to work late which meant having a scone and chocolate bar for dinner. The next day was weigh in day, and I was doing well up until 5pm when some leftover sandwiches and pastries came out of a meeting and I went for it....less than 2 hours before getting on the scales, talk about self sabotage. Either way I got to my weigh in a faced the music - up 4lbs. Not so bad considering it was a month over the Christmas period where I hardly tracked at all. 

Monday, January 8, 2018

Weekly Meal Plan: January Week 2

Happy New Year!!!!

I know its been a while since my last post but I decided to take a bit of a break to focus on family time over Christmas. I may have mentioned that my sister was visiting from New Zealand with her family for the first time in 3 years so I had set aside a lot of time to spend with them and my beautiful little niece. I had over 2 weeks off work, and so any time I wasn't spending with my family I was enjoying some well needed rest and relaxation just enjoying the first Christmas in my new home and of course catching up with friends. I missed my last 2 weigh ins before the xmas break, and despite my best intentions I started the indulgence somewhere around December 20th and only really got myself back on track last Thursday. I haven't looked at the scales yet as my leader isn't back until this week, but I can tell everything is a little bit tighter than it was, so I am expecting a substantial gain. I was hoping to get some damage control in this week, but I lost the run of myself a bit yesterday which is not ideal. 4 good on plan days before weigh in will hopefully help. Anyway, Christmas is only once a year and so I will not be feeling guilty over the bit of excess. I had a wonderful time and I am now more than ready to get back to my healthy lifestyle.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: December Week 2

Last week I was so convinced I was facing a gain, and just hoping I could do enough for a STS. I didn't feel like I had gained, and I was doing everything I could to counter the few off plan meals I had. I upped the pace on my runs and it really paid off, as I managed to lose half a pound by the time weigh in came around! I was pretty surprised, but it does just go to show that if you make sure that you don't use a weekend full of events to lose the run of yourself then a loss is possible no matter what. I had 3 days where I had events at which I did not hold back, but other meals on those days were usual on plan meals. I worked hard and enjoyed my treats and it did the job.