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.

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!

i wish

its jaylee. im 9. I wish I was going shopping for dresses tomorrow! I like dresses, they’re so pretty. I want to try on all of the dresses in the store. like lauren is doing. carol anne said if we lose enough weight we might get a dress for laurens confirmation too. I hope we can. I want to look pretty! we have to get rid of our belly first though.

that’s the hard part, our belly is fat. I hate it. we need to do more exercise to get it to go down! exercising is hard but its the only way to get rid of fat, well eating healthy also, but that doesn’t get rid of it.

I hope lauren finds a nice pretty dress. she’s probably gonna try lots of them on. she’s excited to go. I would be too I think.

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.

Weigh in can wait

I have decided not to go and get weighed tomorrow. I am going to wait until next week to go. I am switching my group from the evening time to the morning, so my PA Frances can come with me. I hope that getting weighed in the morning will give me a more accurate picture of my overall weight. I was up 2 pounds after Christmas, and I don’t thihnk I’ve lost that yet. I’m pretty sure I haven’t. And I don’t want to be disappointed. So I just refuse to go tomorrow and be disappointed when I haven’t lost anything. I hope I’m making the right decision. I think I am though. Its so hard losing weight. Its such a roller coaster. I’m slowly getting there, very slowly though.