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Crazy Woman On A Diet –

So what have I learned about ‘weight loss journey’ self today…Hmmm?

  1. Emotional ‘change the way I feel’ eating, is a sneaky, snidey ba**ard…
  2. I need to learn stronger coping strategies to deal with the obnoxious ’emotional’ hunger…
  3. I resent all the **ckers in the scene I once had so much fun being in…’Grrrr!’…
  4. So called bad days; not so good days, can feel soooo! long & soooo! destructive, when in reality they last a fraction of time & are in fact a learning curve…
  5. I need to focus on my goals & keep a perspective on the time frame. It feels like I done that weeks ago, then moved on, but in reality I was just not as intensely focused. Time does not fly, our focus flies. Reality flies…Perspective! As in I feel like 3 weeks is a mere 3 hours…A few hours of feeling emotional & giving in to so called ‘comfort eating’ feels like weeks. It was a fraction of the time I felt this way. It does not have to rip open my packet of focused ‘In control’ sweets, neatly packed away, looking sweet & me being ever so good not eating them. Then…GIVE ME THE SWEETS!!! RIIIIPPPPP!!!! STUFF!!!…tears! It does not have to feel that way…It is not that dramatic, not that important, it is just a bag of sweets, FFS! I mean this metaphorically…
  6. I can feel my husband relax, as I fail…Is that crazy? Probably, but I can. Maybe its me seeing it that way, because I am portioning the blame, or something. Maybe is doesn’t have to be quite so intense…So what. I ate some sweet in the ‘Fasting! hour’…{Gasp!}…
  7. Those scales. Those ***king scales. Can **ck! right off & die…HOW DARE THEY!!! 14st12lb ‘Woooo!’…One week of eating a lot less, moving a lot more…15st F**CKING! 2.75 lb…WTF!!! Then 30 seconds later 15st1lb…So I gained 3 lbs? Through eating less & moving more…Those obnoxious, horrendous numbers ruined my day…So they’re out of here, fecking, bast*** scales…
  8. To add salt to my wounds…FECKING! annoying, aggravating, neighbour from hell, cackle woman is back. Can my day get any worse…The woman needs a gag. There is just no need for the noise that comes out of that woman’s mouth, when she laughs…She CACKLES!!!…UGH!!! Tone it down, luv!

That is it for now. I’m sure I will think of more things that I learned over the last 3 weeks…

Persistence! Patience! Perseverance!

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One of the main reason’s I am on this healthy eating, weight loss journey. To see her grow up & have her own children. To be a active part of her life. To be here for my husband & my kids. I want to see all my grandchildren & all my great grandchildren. I want to finish my dream garden & dream home. Three weeks is a drop in the ocean. One minor mishap because I felt emotional is insignificant. Is evaporation. Is joining the rain clouds…

Okay! I will shut up now…

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Hold The Press “I lost 3.75 lb” Week Two Weigh In…

“Yaaaay!” I just weighed myself again…{I won’t go into detail, lol} I have lost more then 0.5 lb I origionally thought I had lost. I have lost a whopping…

 

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I am still focusing on the exercise, muscle building to burn more calories & healthy eating, but I am soooo! ecstatic to have lost 3.75 lbs “Woooo!!!”. I have gone from trying to think positive thoughts about the 0.5 lb weight loss – to – ecstatic! Which is sad in a way & another blog post…

 

bd9ab921aeb491a2801a5facd73a2858I achieved one of my goals…The ‘Reach the 14’s on the scales’ goal…How can I award myself. I know…A bar of chocolate…Noooo!!! I am going to award myself with a plant…

Inches are still more important to me…but I want to reach my first target weight of 11st0lb. Mind you my start weight on my last successful diet was 14st12lb…but…I regained the 3st weight loss & went up to 17st+…It is just a number & dwelling on the past won’t help…

I have learned a lot about dieting & my body since then. That was just a learning curve, for this weight loss journey, where I will reach my final destination target weight & settle there…

 

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Day Fifteen – Week Three – Dropped 4 inches Over All – Lost 0.5 lb…

Yeesss! Another successful diet day. Another successful diet week ‘Woooo!!!’…I was going to say that my week two weigh day has been a disappointing weigh day, because I lost ‘Only!’ 0.5 lb…but…I lost over all 4 inches, which is 1″ more then week one. My measurements are more important & I know how stubborn my body can be. There is also other factors, like water…

0.5 lb is a loss. It is going in the right direction. The most important thing to me is inch loss & so far in 2 weeks I have dropped 7 inches over all. I measure my bust-ribs {under bust} waist-hips-bottom-thighs-knees-upper arm…

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This week I am going to start gardening like a crazy woman…I want to put all my plants in pots & cement over the ground where I struggle to keep on top of the weeds. My garden is too small for shrubs & too big for pots. When I move, I want either a huge garden, or a court yard garden. I inherited a garden which had been neglected for years. 5 years on, I’m still battling with the same weeds…

So! Inch loss! I am concentrating on inch loss, not weight loss. Which means carry on the way I’m eating. Yesterday I did not have any food all evening & went to bed earlier. So today, when I start eating at 13pm, I would have fasted for 18 hours, because I stopped eating around 19pm last night…

I am going to start gardening 10 minutes at a time. I want to move all my pots closer together. I have got lots of empty pots to fill…Lots of seedlings to plant & hanging baskets to hang. I am really slow this year…

Measurements

Bust – 44″ {0.5″}

Ribs – 39.25″ {0.5″}

Waist – 42″ {1″}

Hips – 45″ {1″}

Bottom – 44″ {0.5″}

Thighs – 26.25″

Arms – 13″ {0.5″}

Knees – 16.25″

I feel inspired to start focusing more on exercise & getting fitter, but I am not going to go back to eating lots of sugary junk food & processed food. I am going to carry on intermittent fasting 13pm to 23pm {Fasting more when I can} & eating healthy, no dieting…Inch loss is definitely more important then weight loss…

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First I need coffee, then gardening…if I was to do what Paul McKenna says in his book ‘I can make you thin’ I would forget the scales & concentrate on the 4 golden rules & getting active. I am going to carry on weighing myself & measuring myself weekly though. Some weeks I might lose lb’s & no inches…

I am going to exercise to build muscle…5 lbs of muscle burns 250-calories VS 5 lbs of fat burning a mere 20 calories. It is a no brainer. I am not going to start doing exercise I can not realistically keep up, but I am going to be focusing on getting more active & doing more strength training. Starting by moving pots around in my garden…

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“Woooo!!!!” I reached week two. Week one I done so amazingly well. I am one happy chubby, fluffy bunny…

 

 

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My start weight was 15st4.25lbs, so in my first week I lost 2.5 lbs. Which I am very pleased about, considering my body is a stubborn bint, which clings onto fat like a limpet. I think I may have found the answer to my stubborn weight loss…

Cortisol & something I have never thought about, but realised last night…Fecking water retention. I notice how swollen my feet were in a before photo I took. So the healthy eating & drinking enough water should help. I looked at natural herbal remedies, but they are for mild water retention. I have not got extreme oedema, but it is not exactly ‘Just when I’m menstruating’ either…

So I looked up diuretic foods. I eat these foods…

Diuretic foods can include the following: beverages containing caffeine and alcohol, which have a diuretic effect, and several other diuretic foods including celery, onion, eggplant, asparagus, and watermelon are said to have a diuretic effect. In addition, the herbs hawthorn, corn silk, and parsley can be used as diuretics in natural medicine. Of these, hawthorn, (crataegus oxycanthus) is the most powerful.

 

Another reason to eat a healthy diet. A big cause of water retention is too much sodium in the diet. By cutting right down on processed food I am reducing my sodium in take a lot. I just need to wait for my body to catch up…

As for the cortisol. That will correct itself with a anti inflammatory diet…eg- Healthy eating, cut the processed food. I enjoy eating healthy home cooked meals. It takes a little more effort, but it is well worth it, just to improve my health & feel so much better…

Last night I had a few moments wrestling with myself not to break my diet, just to eat a sandwich, after my 23pm food curfew…No! I’m sorry body, I am going to heal you if you like it or not. The pleasure of giving in to eat a sandwich, would have lasted as long as it took me to eat it. Then that feeling of failure…Obviously one sandwich does not damage my whole weight loss journey. It would have just been a minor glip…

I am trying to reprogram my mind to not have that typical ‘Diet mentality’ which is soooo! debilitating & can actually cause weight loss catastrophes…There is not good foods, or bad foods, diet foods & off a diet foods. There is healthy, nutrious food, which keeps me happy, healthy, slim, energetic, motivated, there for my family, which I love with all my heart, so why would I not want to take care of my heart…& the rest of me…

One thing I have noticed. Two people I know who lost lots of weight following a diet. They done really well, reached their target weight, look great. Then they were in hospital with gall bladder issues. I have read about this with other dieters. Also one of the women is now struggling to keep the weight off…So STOP! dieting, start healthy eating that is now my diet. The slimming world extra easy plan is a good healthy eating plan…

Starting this Friday I will be shopping daily. Walking to Aidi’s, which is a 15 minute walk away. I’ll plan the recipe I want to cook the night before. There was a time I would have thought ‘Home cooking is so bland’ & tastes nothing like I expect it to taste, but now my home cooking tastes yummy!

I love meat, poultry, fish, egg’s, cheese, potatoes, rice, bread, cream, butter……On a low carb diet I can eat cream & butter, but no bread, rice or potatoes & it is a tempory fix, you lose lots of water, then you regain said water. Okay so that is very low, low carb. Eating meat, poultry, fish, eggs has got protein, our bodies need protein. They have also got lots of other nutrients…

Nuff said for now…I need more coffee…

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Day Four Of My Weight Loss Journey- 2 lbs Weight Loss – Setting BIG! Goals…

 

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“Wooo!” A successful day three…I decided to weigh myself, because my weight was staying the same on my Wii fit + board. I weigh 15st1 3/4 lbs. I lost around 2 lbs, give or take the odd 1/4 of a lb…

Losing 2 lb’s in three days is pretty good. I would have been happy with staying the same. I know how stubborn to let go of fat my body can be. If I had stayed the same I would not have given up or tweaked my diet to eat less or exercise more. No, I would have just kept going as I am. I am eating how I can eat for life…

I have made changes. HUGE! changes. I no longer pick at sweet junk food. I no longer drink sugary fizzy drinks. No longer eat late at night past 23pm. I eat less sauces, I had salad cream the other day, but I counted the syn’s. I am doing 30 minutes Will fit + each day. I am eating more fruit & veg. I am using fry light. So I’ve made some pretty big changes which I can keep doing forever…’Life style changes’…Forming new habits…

It is important I don’t eat too little. Your body needs calories to burn fat. If I eat to little my leptin levels will drop, my ghrelin levels will rise. Cutting out the sugar {Extreme sugar overload} I am doing my body a HUGE! favour when it comes to cancerous cells. Cut out sugar you starve the cancer cells, but…I can’t. Actually I won’t! cut out sugar all together, that is unrealistic if I want to maintain all my weight loss for life…

Yesterday I had 10 syn’s worth of Mikado milk chocolate biscuits…Today I have got 96 syn’s – 10 syn’s = 86 syn’s…I am adding syn’s on when I exercise. It is a matter of make or break when it comes to my making this weight loss journey work for me. I don’t think a one diet plan fits all. Though healthy eating is a no brainer, our body needs nutrients to function. I am no longer willing to live in pain, with no energy & absolutely no motivation…

I have found eating 14:10 {Intermittent fasting, 14 hours fating, 10 hours eating window} is ultra easy for me. I eat a big, filling, healthy lunch around 13pm, then after 30 minutes Wii fit + exercise I have a smoothie, it is usually about 17pm then. So I go 4 hours with out feeling that I want to eat, but after exercise I want to eat, but its close to dinner time, which is around 19pm. My smoothie consists of a free low fat yogurt, skimmed milk {From my 350ml healthy A choice allowance} a handful of frozen fruit, all blended together. I share my smoothie with my daughter, we have a 250ml glass each…

It is sweet. It is healthy. It is filling, satisfying & ‘Tasty’…No more fizzy drinks & sugary snacks, especially after doing all that exercise…Three days in, I no longer hurt as much when I exercise on my Wii fit +, but my hips are still stiff & hurt if I do the hula hoop {Actually it HURTS!} but…as I said…It is already getting easier by day three. Which means the healthy eating is working & I’m getting fitter. I am aiming to be as active as I used to be, before I was in pain. I used to walk on average 2.5 hours – 3 hours each day. I loved walking…

Maybe I should set myself a long term goal…The walk for life…Hmmm? I am going to look into that. I could encourage my daughters to walk with me…Nope its race for life, but I won’t be running, I know you can walk it as well…Before I sign up & commit myself, I will look into it. After all if its next month I won’t be fit enough. If I have a few months I can get fit enough…Or I could go really big…Walk the London to Brighton wossy, or is that cycling? I will look…

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I need more coffee & had better eat my lunch…

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Day One – Start Weight – Start Measurements…

 

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I did take my before photo’s…OMFG! I LOOK HORRENDOUS!!!…but…It gives me the incentive I need to keep on my weight loss journey. I was going to take ‘reality check, before fat photo’s’  every month, to see the results…but I am going to have a weekly photo shoot. I did not try to look good in my photo’s; my hair was in a tight, harsh, unflattering ponytail & I stood so you could see the fat. At least I wasn’t naked, lol…

I won’t add them to my blog just yet; when I reach the stage where I don’t feel the urge to hide myself away. Which could be some weeks. I am going to scrutinise my photo’s; Force myself to look at every little detail, instead of just seeing ‘Gross!’. How can I care about my body, if I hate it. I know I can lose weight to look & feel better; I don’t even have to lose that much. I feel better when I lose one of my chins…

I am off on my {Virtual} travels; travelling on foot {Virtually}

Oo! Its almost 13pm. I have been fasting for 12 hours. I done 5 minutes jogging on my mini trampoline, which earned me almost 2 syn’s. 5 minutes rebounding = around 35-calories. I will count 2 syn’s as I watered the garden. Surely that burned 5 calories…

I have decided that I don’t want to jump in with lots of exercise. I want to get fit. So I will have 15 syn’s each day. 105 syn’s each week. I drink 2 bottles of red wine each week, which is 54 syn’s {Gasp!} I am not giving up red wine. As this is a life style change, I want to adjust my diet to accommodate the wine…Otherwise I’ll go off the diet…

Food time…