Thursday, January 29, 2009

Inch by Inch

A much better week this week. Thank goodness!

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Weigh In: 13 stone 12lbs – loss of 2lbs this week :o)
Chest: 41½" (total of ½" loss)
Waist: 36" (1" loss this week)
Hips: 41" (loss of a cool 2" this week!)

Measuring myself and seeing the inch by inch loss has been a real motivator this week. I’m now thinking of waist size in terms of my goal as well as weight. So, to go with my target weight of 10 stone (my weight at 19) I want to be below a 28" waist. In fact, my sister bought me a pair of Calvin Klein jeans when she went on a shopping trip to New York (I’m the pauper of the family!) and I have never been able to wear them. That’s a goal to work towards isn’t it?

I think drinking water is definitely having an effect. Until I started this I never drank
water unless I was popping a pill. It was coffee all the way. Reading all the articles that Weight Loss Resources has on the site, I should be drinking at least 5 glasses a day! Now I’m up to an impressive 3 glasses a day and I’m adding an extra glass a week!

I continue to be amazed by the
calorie content when I put food into the food database at Weight Loss Resources. One of my specialities is homemade spaghetti bolognaise. The amount that I used to make for my OH, my daughter and myself comes to 2508 calories and that’s without the pasta!

I have, however, rediscovered the absolute delights of the good old Curly Wurly and, a childhood favourite, Finger of Fudge. When you need a choccie hit that’s not absolutely packed with calories, a Curly Wurly at 117 cals or a Finger of Fudge at 110 cals do it for me. Especially if you suck the chocolate off first! :o) Watching me eat a Curly Wurly, my OH told me I was a ‘clatty bird’! (He’s from Newcastle and that ‘apparently’ means messy woman.)

It looks like my new healthy eating regime is helping him out too though. At 14 stone 9lbs and 6’2" he was a little over weight. He’s now lost 7lbs! Obviously, bringing down
portion sizes is helping him out too! :o)

Don't forget to keep an eye out for Weight Loss Resources on ITV1 this Saturday at 5.50pm in a new program called The Feel Good Factor with Eamonn Holmes.

Am going to sign off now. See you next week.