Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Camera Never Lies

Hi Guys,

2nd Blog for this week and another weigh in.

13stone 10lbs!!! Yay! 2lb loss

Chest 42.5" (Huh? An inch on? Maybe it’s my bra.)

Waist 36" (Same as right at the beginning.)

Hips 39.5" (A total loss of 3½ inches! My bum’s getting smaller!!)

So, all in all, not a bad result :o)

I have plucked up the courage to take some pics this week. One of the problems we have when we ask Weight Loss Resources members for their success stories is that, while they are big, they don’t like having their photos taken. It’s only when they get to their goal weight that they become less camera shy. I confess, I am exactly the same. I spent 3 hours looking for photos of me last night and have decided that I definitely prefer to be behind the camera. The only pics I have are of my wedding last year!

This is me at my wedding last year:

This is me from the front this morning:

From the side:

And from behind:

I’m going to update these every couple of weeks so we can all see any differences :o) (I’m so brave!)

Valentine’s Day is looming and my OH would normally take me out for a lovely meal and buy me some yummy posh chocolates. But what do I do this year? He knows not to get me any chocolate so that’s not a problem. I don’t want to go over my calorie quota but love eating out and having a few drinks.

I’ve looked at the WLR Food Database and my normal drink is 285 calories!! (Cheeky Vimto is my fave.) I do drink Tia Maria and diet coke and that’s only 120 so, maybe if I stick to that it won’t be too bad. And for dinner? Well, it depends where he decides to take me. :o) But, if I’m really good today, tomorrow and during the day on Saturday, then the way calorie counting works means that I can save calories and add them to my quota for dinner on Saturday. And if I have a little roll around on the bed with my OH, the WLR Exercise Database will tell me how many calories I’ve burned and add those to my daily quota!!! :o)
Sounds like a plan Stan :o)

What are you guys doing for Valentine’s Day? Any hints and tips to stop me falling off the wagon?

I’ll let you know next week how I got on! :o)

Take care,


Monday, February 9, 2009

Snow Days

Firstly, apologies for not posting on Thursday. We were snowed in and unable to get into the offices where I normally weigh and measure myself. So this week, you’ll be getting two for the price of one!

I have always loved the snow, being a big kid at heart. We had a tiny flurry on Monday but, on Thursday morning woke to find the world covered in a white blanket of cotton wool. The school was closed, my office was closed, the world had come to a standstill. I think we managed to make it til 7.30am before my daughter, dressed up in her thick coat, hat, scarf, gloves and wellies, stood there and asked could she go outside to make a snowman!

Much chilly merriment was had for a few hours while all the children (and the men!) in our cul-de-sac built huge snowmen and igloos. We live at the bottom of a block-paved hill and there was no chance of anyone getting out in their cars so, we decided to take a walk and visit some friends. And our snow day continued on Friday. In fact, since the little flurry we had on Monday, snow has been the biggest topic of conversation!

You would think, with all this extra activity – snowman building, making snow angels, snowball fights – that I would have done well in the weight loss fight. Well, I haven’t! I now weigh 13 stone 13lbs again! I don’t understand what is happening! :o(
OK, so maybe I do a little bit. Popping to the shop daily for my salad and stuff has been more or less impossible and warming, comforting food like cream of chicken soup and hot sausage rolls have snuck their way onto my menu.
My weight gain could completely dissolve my resolve to lose weight but, I’m not going to let it. I am even more determined to stay on the straight and narrow from now on.

What do you guys do to keep your motivation up? What hints and tips have you got that would help me keep my loss steady when it’s cold outside instead of bobbing up and down by a few pounds each week? Help!!

See you all Thursday.

Trudi :o)