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I had quite a shock this morning when I stepped onto the scales. It's not that I didn't expect more weight gain, but the amount threw me and that voice in my head screamed awful insults at me.

11st 8.8lbs

30,706 steps


Probably the worst week I've had in a long time. I haven't been eating healthy, we went out for a curry on Wednesday to celebrate my mother-in-law's 60th birthday, and yesterday we took the in-laws out for a meal at TGI Fridays to celebrate their anniversary. 

The calorie monsters seem to have got their hooks into me since I got back from holiday and I've consumed far too much. What with alcohol, chocolate, and crisps, weight gain was inevitable.

It's time to make the switch again. 

Weight loss is required, but I don't want to be silly about it and lose too fast. I've done the shopping this morning and I bought no crisps, I've even resisted the temptation to grab a bag out of the cupboard to eat while working. A mini win!

Tip: Lose weight the healthy way


Right now I could easily dive into a crash diet, I could replace meals with shakes and cut out everything I love. I could stop drinking coffee, I could ban crisps and eat nothing but salad. Within a week I'd be craving all the good stuff, guaranteed.

That's the problem with the crash diets, they don't work for very long before you NEED the good stuff. 

My plan is to reduce everything; reduce portions (they've increased since the holiday), reduce chocolate intake. Since Friday I've had no crisps, they're usually my downfall and I've tried really hard to resist them. The cupboard is full of crisps and I know there's a huge bag of Doritos (my mouth is watering right now) but I'm going to let the kids have them. 

There's only one way to lose weight and that's to stop eating so much. So from this week that's what I'm doing. I have my motivation back (yay!), and I know it's time to do something. I'm starting out with the food but as soon as some weight has dropped off I'll be back to the exercise.

How has your week been?


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14 comments:

  1. I love that as I read this I have a family bag of Marks&Spencers 'reduced fat' crisps. I'd like to lose some weight but I'd really like to boost my energy, the less I have the poorer food choices I make, it's a vicious circle! Good luck x

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    1. Hehe, I could *so* eat some crisps right now! :) I'm being good though. Thanks. x

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  2. I can totally relate to you where the food is concerned, once I have been bad for a day or two that's it i want to be bad all the time. I'm planing on making changes one step at a time to help with weight loss. So like you to cut down on portion sizes and caffeine etc. I had to take a breaking from running as I got shin Splints but last night did a dvd and today did a long walk, so it's a start.
    Good luck.

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    1. It's a good start, you've taken steps toward making a change and that's great! Thanks for stopping by. xx

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  3. Oh nooo, so sorry to hear your weight loss plan is not working, but agree that completely cutting out everything at once will only probably make you returning to it a week later. I follow and believe to eat "everything in moderation" and has been working out for me for years now. I have also told you, there are no crisps in my cupboard and if my girls really want come or me, we go to a shop and buy them. that way they are a real treat and not just hanging there in the cupboard...waiting for us to be eating them all the time.
    Watching what you eat is necessary but also start your exercises, and you will feel better about the whole situation i promise! Don't give up!!! Thanks for linking #FitnessTuesday @Fitness4mamas

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    1. Thank you Mirka, I'm working on getting rid of those crisps. The kids will be sick of crisps by the time I'm done so I'm hoping they won't want any for a while. :) You're right, I need to start exercising too. I can tell I'm not good, I'm lethargic all the time. I won't give up, I will lose weight and start exercising. Thanks so much for the encouragement hun, I appreciate it. xx

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  4. I completely agree, weight needs to be lost gradually. I lost lots last year too quickly and unhealthily and when I started to eat again the weight returned! Hope you have a good week x #WeightlossWednesday

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    1. That's the tough part of weight loss, you want it gone ASAP but if you do it the silly way it'll quickly return. I've done it before and I'll do it again, at least this time I've recognised it before putting on 3 stones! Thanks for stopping by hun. xx

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  5. Sorry to hear about your weight, you're right though, it's important not to crash diet and to lose the weight in a healthy way. You'll do it again I'm sure. I look forward to following your journey. Thanks for linking up with #FitnessFriday

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    1. Thanks. I think it's the weekends that are harder, especially when you have plans. I'm hoping to be more sensible now though. xx

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  6. Good Luck! I'm on a health kick at the moment, and even after only a short while of behaving I feel so much better for it!

    Stevie x #FitnessFriday

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    1. It does always make me feel better when I'm behaving. It's the exercise I think, it helps to motivate as well as keep you healthier. :)

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  7. Well done on your mini win! Have to admit that crisps are my downfall, I absolutely love them. Savoury over sweet anytime. However, not having them, I don't actually miss them!
    You have done so well this year and had a target in mind, you have been chilling and enjoying yourself - sounds like it has been a really busy time recently, so don't be too disheartened lovely, you will get back on track as you are so determined! Thank you for linking up with #WeightLossWednesday as always and hope to see you again this week! Sim xx

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    1. Thanks Sim, if I continued to gain weight I might feel bad about it but as long as it's going in the right direction I know I'm doing something right. Hopefully I'll be able to behave at the weekend too, and perhaps see a bigger loss next week. ;)

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