So yeah…. -12lbs in one week….
If you would have told me that before I would have laughed it off and said ‘its not possible, there is no way, DON’T BE A DICK!!!’
But there it is… its written in my book, I saw it on the scales and no its not my first week in fact far from it. I’m on week 46 and I have actually amazed myself! Thats almost a stone in one week!!
So obviously I posted my 6st award photo on social media last night, and everything’s exploded. Hundreds of people are now following me from all over the place. We have had almost 200 new members to the support group overnight and nearly 1000 followers on my FB page not to mention Instagram and Twitter.
So firstly…Welcome to my Blog, my groups, my pages and thank you for coming to join me. Please feel free to read my previous blog posts which document my progress almost weekly and have lots of random thoughts that spill out of my head onto here…
But down to what you really want to know. “How the F**K did she lose that in one week?” I hear you cry… Now I will say this before we start….
THERE IS NO QUICK FIX OR MAGIC BUTTON! So if its a quick fix you want then i’m probably not the best person to be looking into but if its about how to REALLY make a CHANGE in your lifestyle and learn a new way of life then please…. continue!
(Quick flashback scene like in a movie – the quick version for those of you that know this already.)
- Xmas 2015 I was over 24 stone decided to lose weight
- January the 11th 2016 I joined Slimming World. First weigh in 23st 8.5lbs
- Around the same time started running (ten seconds then collapse kind of running)
- Built up my exercise over time
- started a blog to keep me motivated
- Fast forward to now and I’ve lost 6 stone and can run up to 10k!
When I started my weight loss was quick and it was melting off me. I learnt about what foods I needed to measure and what I could eat an abundance of. I learnt that if I exercised at least 3 times per week (and I mean got a sweat on for at least half an hour) then I lost more that week than if I just concentrated on food alone. I learnt how to balance the exercise and the food and even began to relax with my food a little as the weight was going and I knew how to control it. I got to the point where I was so relaxed with how I looked, felt and my new routine that little things had started to creep into my day, little snacks, extra nibbles, not so many runs, nowhere near drinking as much water and not so many steps in a day. It never had a huge effect on my weight loss but it all sure slowed down. A LOT!
So a few weeks ago in group, we wrote out a promise to ourselves for Christmas (I was 5 and a half stone gone then) my promise was to really go for it now and lose another stone and also start some real running again and be able to run a full 10k by Christmas! Last week our lovely group leader asked what we were going to do this week to help us on the way to those goals and my promise last week was to do the Slimming world plan 100%. I dont mean the food optimising as to me that is only 50% of it. Sure it works, but if you add the other 50% of exercise then it really works.
So my magical secret that you have all been waiting for??
I followed THE PLAN 100%!!
- I went back to basics
- I re-read my book from front to back
- I was honest and didn’t cheat myself
- I ate all SW free food meals, freshly cooked
- I had 3 meals per day
- I snacked on fruit
- I walked over 10,000 steps every day (moderate)
- I exercised and got my heart PUMPING for at least 30 mins EVERYDAY!!!
- I ate over 10 different speed foods everyday
- I concentrated on Protein and Speed foods at EVERY meal
- I resisted temptation (even when sat in the pub and McDonalds)
- I ate my Healthy Extras
- I drank around 3 litres of water a day
- I ate between 10-15 Syns per day (including my daily chocolate bar!
- Even when I was out with friends I chose salads and had my dressing as syns
So thats it. Thats all I can tell you really. I’m not sure it was a total 12lb of fat that went away this week, I’m sure there was some fat in there but also a lot of water. I will be amazed if I keep all of that off by next week. I’m due a gain next week anyway due to hormones and Endo (Shark Week) So we’ll see what that brings
I feel amazing right now and I wish I could bottle it all up and hand it out to you all.
Thank you all so much for following me. Knowing that I am inspiring others and helping people to change their lives is an amazing feeling and it spurs me on everyday! I am seriously overwhelmed with the amount of support I keep getting from people all over the world whom I have never met! You guys are awesome!
Remember… I’m not Wonder Woman. I’m just like you. I struggle everyday with cravings, motivation, determination and the sofa and blanket and PJs keep staring and me and crying because I hardly spend time with them anymore! Come and follow me and we can help each other out!
Also remember… If I can do this… SO CAN YOU! x x x
Keep the Faith! x x x