Health and Weight Loss Tips 2

Here we are for week 2 of my health and weight loss series and there's been no progress.

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After the birthday celebrations over the weekend my weight has taken a serious hit.

11st 4.7lbs

Since last week I've put on 2.1lbs - not good. My excuse is that I spent the whole weekend not dieting. It was my birthday on Friday and we took the boys to stay with their Nan for the weekend. I consumed lots of nice food and alcohol - my waistline took the hit.

The pic below sums up how many steps I did through the week.

Monday was okay, but I didn't do my usual walk. I had lots to do, taking Christmas decorations down and such. Not a great start to the week. Tuesday was much better, I walked with a friend in the morning and did more walking in the evening. Although that was when we walked to the curry house - not sure that was a good thing either!

Wednesday was not a good day, no walking (I don't remember why). On Thursday I made myself go on the treadmill. I ran for 1.2 miles and it hurt, I haven't done it for so long my legs had forgotten how. No walking on Friday, it was my birthday so I had the day off.

Saturday the Hubby and I went to London and walked around. We spent most of the day walking. Good day!

Sunday not so good again. I was so lazy I did nothing, we even had pizza for dinner. *hangs head in shame*

I'm not surprised at the weight gain. I ate bad food and I drank alcohol all weekend. Not a great start to the new health kick.

But you know what? I loved every minute. I always knew this weekend would be bad. I'm just lucky that I did a lot of walking, I may have put on more weight if I hadn't.

This week's tip:

Don't punish yourself for a bad week/weekend

Okay so it's been a bad week, instead of letting that weight gain bring me down I'm just going to keep going. Today is that start of another week, in which I fully intend to behave. No bad food, no alcohol, more exercise.

Dwelling on the bad is never a good thing, it brings your mood down and makes you want to eat. Try as best as you can to move on, concentrate on the next milestone or give yourself a new target. Mine is to shift the weight I've gained (the 2.1 lbs) and this time next week I'll be smiling after a fab week of weight loss.

Check back next week to find out.

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  1. You totally deserve a naughty weekend when it's your birthday! I run a Facebook group and weekly linky called From Blogging to Jogging if you fancy joining? Everyone has different goals but it's everything health and fitness related really if you fancy joining xx #PoCoLo

    1. That's great thanks Hannah. I'll check out that group when I get a minute. Thanks for stopping by. xx

  2. Really inspiring. I've eaten far too much chocolate this weekend. Enjoyed it but back to healthier ways next week! Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts

    1. Thanks Vicki. I think it's fine to allow yourself the chocolate sometimes, we can't be angels all the time. :)

  3. I ABSOLUTELY agree! Do not punish yourself - especially as it was your birthday! If you can't let your hair down and forget your diet then, when can you? All the best for this week and thank you for linking to #PoCoLo

  4. I completely agree with you!! Don't beat yourself up, we get one life so live in the moment and enjoy it!

    Thanks for linking to #allaboutyou Morgan xx

    1. Totally Zaz - and I really did enjoy it! ;) Thanks xx