I’ve been using the weight watchers app a few weeks…there was a three month offer and i thought it would give me a boost to lose some before going for surgery.
I am not overweight (maybe for my height) but i look in proportion. Curvaceous woman and all that 😂
So heres a close up of the app
I’m actually finding that i stick to my daily allowance which is 23. This allows me to have one treat a day eg a packet of hula hoops/time out and the rest of the day being healthy.
I’ve lost 4 pounds up to now which I’m proud of as needing a wheelchair i don’t get the exercise able bodied people would.
Tonight is treat night and heres what I’m having
I think there’s no point in depriving yourself of something you love.
I have cut out cheese though, i was totally addicted…like i could have it breakfast dinner and tea kind of addicted. Truth be told i don’t miss it at all.
So if you are on a weight loss journey. Any loss is a loss even if it’s a quarter of a pound.
One thing to remember…do it for you. Nobody else.
Thanks for stopping by
Til next time
I am starting to feel less confident with my body and i think it’s because as i sit down in my wheelchair everything gets squashed by gravity pulling it down. I have always been on a rollercoaster ride with my weight, you can read it here:
food and me – my story
However i have spotted that i am forever grabbing the sugary options and need to really think of the goodness my body needs. I do love healthy food it’s just i am easily led when it comes to a treat.
There’s 10 inches between my waist and my bum. My waist is 30 and my bum is 40. There’s nothing wrong with being an hourglass shape. I just think i owe it to myself to think about how I’m feeding it junk.
I have downloaded this app known to so many of you…
It says i am allowed 1240 calories a day. Which i think is plenty. I just need to even out what i am eating and make sure i am allowing a couple treats but healthier ones otherwise I’d fall off the wagon.
Exercise is hard for me because of my health problems and mobility so going on a diet it is.
I think I’ll start tomorrow as its the beginning of the week and whenever you are on a diet these are the famous words
I will keep you up to date, probably monthly as you may get fed up of me withering on about it.
Let me know your thoughts below.
This quote speaks volumes to me and I hope it does you.
You’ve all heard –
- Don’t run before you learn how to walk.
- Take one step at a time.
- If you do something do it well
Well they are all trying to get the same message across. That each thing you want to achieve is a goal and you just need to focus on it but don’t hurry it. You want to get there with a sense of I did it and it was worth every step along the way to reach the goal…
You never just tick off your achievements without putting in effort so please just take it steady whatever you are aiming for in life and make sure you wear a smile and have a spring in your step while doing it.
Happy Thursday, thanks for stopping by
Til next time
All that has been written here today is just off the top of my head, no filter just whatever is on my mind.
It’s now close to 3 weeks into the new year and it hasn’t been the new year I was totally envisioning, but nevertheless its been pretty positive one most of the time.
I started doing weight watchers New Years Day and it wasn’t that I thought I was fat, cos I’m not. I have just got some unwanted inches from being sat/led down a lot. Not being able to sleep in my bedroom upstairs because of the paralysis in my legs and having my bed in the lounge next to the kitchen was asking for a bit of weight gain. I would comfort eat because I felt sad of how life had changed for me in a blink of an eye. Anyway, i am losing weight which is good. Slow but steady and that’s how I prefer rather than all at once.
I’ll keep you updated as my journey with that goes on.
Having a few chronic illnesses I guess they are going to rear their ugly head at some point, and it seemed like January was the month that my anxiety picked. I have been worrying about the future and what life will be like with a disability and will I ever be back to normal. The thing I need to get in my head is what will be will be and just to be positive, not to focus on the things that get me down and I can’t control.
I have also had a bit of writers block of late, so if you were wondering where my blog posts were – its because I hit a wall. I know what I want to write about but putting the words down has been hard. However, i think my mojo is back and I am ready to give blogging my all. I’m going to write from the heart and not whats on trend as I know there are so many people who just follow suit. I always look at writing as being an outlet and also to give people my honest opinion/advice and on occasions make them laugh.
Just so you know, from now on it will be whatever I think about writing on that day and I hope you will still enjoy reading it. Some occasions it may be scheduled but on a whole I want to bring it to you from the brain to laptop to you FRESH.
Keep an eye out for videos and audio messages too as I love adding personal touches to every post.
Love you all and appreciate you reading.
Til next time…
There’s only a selective few that can eat what they want and never gain weight or inches. Unfortunately I don’t fall into that category.
My weight has always been a bit of a problem to me if not to anyone else.
I would say from about 2003 I saw my weight creeping on…there were two reasons for that
- I worked in a fast food restaurant so food was in my face literally all the time.
- I was on the contraceptive injection and it seemed to pile the pounds on.
I remember being 12 stone at the age of 18 and a size 14-16 and it kept creeping on by the end of 2006 I was 13 stone 10.
I was so miserable as you can see by my face so I started going to weight watchers. I loved that you could eat whatever you liked as long as you were within your points. I lost 4 stone in a year following this way of eating. Soon it became quite obsessive that I had to keep losing weight as I believed that perfect people weren’t 10 stone.
I stuck to smaller portion sizes and didn’t snack between my main meals and over a year and a half I got to about 8 and a half stone. Perfect I thought. So why was I still shrinking?
I moved out of my childhood home in 2010 and I lived off a weekly shop of £20 which consisted of super noodles on toast, cottage pie, corned beef and tuna. Not a fruit or vegetable in sight and dropped down to 7 stone 7 pounds which was probably looked on as anorexic but I did eat just not healthy food.
I suppose getting Ill in 2013 and having to move home helped my weight gain. Mum was building me up with her homemade meals and some junk food for good measure. Then 2015 I had a huge operation on my bladder and I was really low so I turned to food for comfort. Then going on an antidepressant for a short time didn’t help.
I’ve gained 3 Stone in 4 years but to be fair my body has been through a lot of upset and food was what I would turn to.
So today as I’m writing to you I’m 10 stone 7 and a size 12. I have been eating a lot of chocolate and cheese lately which my waistline isn’t too happy about. So today I am on a healthier diet that I hope can shift a bit as being short my weight shows.
This was my lunch and I really enjoyed it.
I’m going to eat 1200 calories a day or aim for that and hope for a little miracle.
I’ll keep you informed on how I get on and hopefully you’ll see me post a full length once I’m happy as at the mo I can’t bring myself to do it.
Thanks for reading
Til next time…
I’ve struggled over the last 2 years since I had my big operation with my weight. As I was not very mobile I just used to comfort eat to make myself feel better when in fact it was making me sad. My weakness is chocolate…still partial to a Diam or a Crunchie if I go past one in the supermarket 😋
so I have been on a weight loss journey since October and with Christmas most of the 6 pounds I lost went back on. So new year came and I thought let’s get my head in the game and don’t cave in. I’m 11 pounds down and now back in my size 10s I am so proud of myself that I’ve stuck to it.
Here are a few meals I managed to snap. I really do like eating my vegetables every day the fruit is growing on me…not literally. I’ll keep you updated how I’m getting on in a month or so 😁