Well, it’s been a week since my last update…
Let’s talk stats!
Start weight - 13 stone 4 (84.4kg)
Largest measurements from February, before I lost 5lb from exercise, then put back on 7lb, but at least the exercise made me a bit trimmer )
Waist - 96cm
Hips - 120cm
Thighs - 72cm (x2 )
23 September 2017
Current weight - 11 stone 10.6 (74.6kg)
Waist - 80.5cm (-15.5cm)
Hips - 108cm (-12cm)
Thighs - 63cm (-9cm x 2)
Total weight loss - 1 stone 7.4 (9.8kg)
Total cm loss of waist, hips and thighs - 45.5cm!
I think I’m going to start putting this at the bottom of all my posts to keep me motivated!
Reflection - I’ve been thinking a lot about high calorie foods and how they have contributed to my weight problem and basically everyone’s weight problems! I picked up a packet of (really early!) mince pies and did what I tend to do these days, went looking for the calories and I was absolutely horrified to find they were 257 calories per teeny tiny pie! Situation normal for me around Christmas time (particularly when pregnant!) would be about 3 mince pies A DAY! I also discovered my favourite Co-Op granola squares (which felt like a healthier choice what with the oats and all…) are just under 300 calories, the same as the excruciatingly delicious Tesco Finest triple choc cookies. These are all things I could eat several of in a day and so could most people, particularly parents and other busy people - as a parent I would get hungry between meals and just grab something like this to ‘fill the gap’, yet I was really shoving a small meal down my throat (and straight onto my arse and thighs!)
I don’t want to think that I’m never going to eat any of these foods again, I do really enjoy a good mince pie at that time of year… but now I’ve really looked at calories in depth I’m going to make sure I really take my time to enjoy eating one when I do and not just mindlessly cramming them into my mouth!
Now I’ve hit 11 stone 11, 1.5 stone lost, my next mini-goal is 11 stone 7, just because it’s the halfway point in the stone! With my eldest daughter’s birthday coming up in the next couple of weeks they’ll need to be at least a couple of cheat days,but I’m feeling positive that I can keep plodding along and keep reaching goals!
Hope everyone else is going well - let us know!