So I'm back. A combination of struggling to get into a good walking routine now I am working again, unseasonal depression (I'm not normally depressed in the lighter months but I have been feeling terrible since Freddie stopped breastfeeding - doctor thinks it may be a form of postnatal depression rather than my normal SAD), and allowing myself to slip considerably during the summer holidays has all taken it's toll. During the summer I have gone up from 152 lb to 171 lb. I was shocked by the figure on the scales, but if I am honest I am not totally surprised.
In the last two weeks I have changed what I am eating though the day. I have ditched the heavily bread based lunched for Subway's Salad Of The Day when I am working, and trying hard to curb my nibbling while I am home. Hubby suggested that the kids had school dinners this half term, which means I am not stocking the house with the treats I bought "for them", so I cannot scoff those. We are struggling to balance that out with light, healthy dinners, but we will iron that out as we go along. My depression means that I am struggling to find inspiration and motivation in the kitchen. But I am trying.
This week I managed a 4 mile walk with Freddie in the sling - it was hard work now that he is over a year old and much heavier than when I started out doing this. Hopefully it's made a difference.
In recent weeks I have been revamping my wardrobe with some beautiful Lindy Bop vintage style dresses, and a few fun dresses from Hell Bunny too. I am loving my new slimmer figure, and treating myself to things that flatter my new shape. I am determined that the only way these stop fitting is by them being too big and needing a smaller size! One of my best weeks this summer was when I discovered that the XXLs and size 18s I have been trying to buy are actually far too big! Long may it continue!
So this is my first weigh in of my new weight loss drive. My last weigh in back in March (wow.... so long ago!)
- Me: 168 lb (12 stone dead on), a loss of 3 lb since I started again last week
- Hubby: ??
- My total loss since Nov 2013: 50 lb
- It's been up and down over the summer, but this is a fresh start!
Things I have learned this week:
- It's easier than I thought to start again
- I have found the determination to lose what I gained in the summer
- Having pretty new things is actually helping my motivation (and I don't care if that's shallow!)
Targets for this week:
- A loss... ANY loss!
- Get out walking - not easy now I'm back at work
- Watch my fluids - DRINK instead of SNACK!
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