When I stepped on the scale today…

I was down 1.5 pounds! Woop woop! I was so thrilled!

I now weigh 14 stone 7 pounds! That means as of today I’ve lost over 2 stone, or 28 pounds for my US readers.

It has taken me over a year and a half, but I did it. I’m so proud of myself for sticking with it.

I’ve a long ways to go to reach my goal weight or 9 stone, but I’ll get there, even if it takes another 2 years, I’m not gonna give up.

I’m really going to try to cut back this coming week, as I’d like to see a big loss on the scales next week at weigh in. That means, no treats! Other than the slimming world bars. If I want something sweet, I’ll eat fruit!

I’m beyond thrilled that I had a fantastic result at weigh in today. It gave me a real boost of confidence.

Its weigh in day

Its weigh in day. And I am dreading it.
I wasnt totally on plan this past week. I only hope I have done enough and that I will be down when I get weighed.
I’m kinda thinking I may not be down. But you can never tell, you just never know how its going to go.
I’m leaving in 20 minutes to go to my group, be weighed in, and then stay for the talk. I cheated, and weighed myself at home this morning, but I cant go by that. I dont know if my scales is accurate, so I’ll go by the slimming world one instead.
Anyway, wish me luck!
❤ ❤

Messed up sleep schedule

I really need to quit napping by day. I dont get a lot of sleep, so I’ve been sleeping when I can. I know this is bad though. I know I should only nap for an hour or two max, if I do nap. I should set an alarm or something to wake me up and then just get up and stay awake until a decent hour. I napped earlier this afternoon, and now its 2 AM and I am wide awake. I woke up at about 1 AM. I did go to bed early, at around 9:30. But I couldnt settle, even though I was super tired. Has anyone got any tips, on what you do? Do you have a decent sleep schedule? Or do you sleep at funny hours? I cant be the only one who does can I? I doubt I’m going to go back to sleep now. I will probably stay up and read. Its a vicious circle though as I am busy this morning with slimming world, then I work on friendly call in the afternoon, so by 5 PM I’ll be done in. All I will want to do then is rest. I’ll try to stay up until 10 pm or so though I think. I have to get my sleep schedule back on track. I just have to. I know it isnt good to be asleep during the day and awake at night. And they also say weight gain is atributed to getting little sleep. If I want to lose weight I need to look after my body. I’m just so tired of fighting this sleep thing. Its just getting me down a lot. Sometimes I’ll sleep for 12 hours, its rare, but it does happen, especially when I am at my parents house. I love when I can do that. I feel so refreshed the next day when I get a good number of hours of sleep the previous night.

30 minute workout

I just completed my first 30 minute workout of the week! I feel fab now! I cant believe I did it! Exercised for 30 minutes! Yay! I am delighted with myself. I finished it, and then drank a bottle of water to cool down. I entered in the details on the app on my phone. I’m not sure how many steps I did as I didnt have my phone with me, but I’m sure it was close to 10 thousand. I hope it was. I am determined to work out each morning, for at least 20 to 30 minutes. Today was day one. And I smashed it!

Operation transformation, its time I got in shape!

So there is this show on our tv for the next 8 weeks. Its called operation transformation. It is a show where 5 people try to lose weight, get healthy and get active.

A GP, psychologist, fitness expert, and a dietician make up a plan and the 5 leaders follow it. All of Ireland gets behind this show. Its a fantastic way to get active and healthy.

I’ve decided to download the operation transformation app and follow along, and try to exercise for 30 minutes each day.

I even set a reminder on the app to remind me to work out at 8 AM each morning.

I am determined to get in shape and do this. I have to get my belly to shrink. Exercising is the only way to do it.

I already eat healthy, its just exercising that I am not accomplishing.

So heres to the start of me getting in shape and toning up over the next 8 weeks. Bring it, I’m ready!

Weigh in went great!

So I know I said I wouldnt go to be weighed this week. Well I changed my mind and I went!
And I am so glad I did!
I was very apprehensive about going, but I faced my fear of the scales and I just went!
And it payed off!
I was down a pound! I know a pound isnt much but I was thrilled to be down even a little bit!
It gave me the boost I needed!
I felt great! I do wish the weight would come off faster than it has been, but its coming off and that is the main thing!
Next week I am going to go to the morning group, and from here on out my weigh in will be on tuesday mornings, instead of tuesday evenings. I am hoping that going in the mornings, will give me a more accurate picture of what I actually weigh.
But for now I am super happy! I now only have 1 pound to lose from what I gained after christmas! 1 pound and I’ll be back to where I was on christmas Eve!

In the exercise groove

I’m finally starting to exercise every day. I was meant to start on January 1st. But I didnt get to do that. I kinda got sidetracked. So finally on January 7th I am starting, a week late but…oh well. Better late than never, right?
So I am going on the treadmill today, and every day from now on. I really want to shift the fat around my stomach. I really want to tone up also. My plan is to go on the treadmill for at least 15 to 20 minutes every day. I am hoping to do it twice a day on some days. I wont be able to sustain twice a day every day though but thats ok.
I am so excited about starting to work out. I am planning on either reading a book or listening to music while I work out. I have to do something, otherwise I’ll be bored. Walking on the treadmill without doing something is just boring.
If I do this for 3 months straight, I’m sure I’ll see great results.