Monday, 3 September 2012

Week 1 Weigh-In Result!

This morning, with a combination of trepidation and giddy excitement, I got on the scales.

I lost 2.2lbs this week! My current weight is now 203.4lbs.

I can't tell you how pleased I am, especially considering that I ate quite a few things I shouldn't have last week. I was supposed to have 49 extra points to spend if and when needed, but I ended up spending about 80 instead. 31 points over budget! So I feel like it's some sort of miracle that I lost weight at all, and that I lost more than I was expecting to.


I'm going to definitely try harder this week. Maybe I could have an even better result! But don't worry, I'm still just hoping for a 2lb loss. If I can keep this up, I'll be in Onederland in a couple of weeks. Lovely Onederland. Land of the free.

Losing those 2.2lbs is a huge deal, because I did 5 workouts this week. And I've never been able to lose weight sensibly while exercising, probably because this is what I always do:

  • Get really motivated about getting fit and doing exercise to lose weight
  • Bust my ass all week doing INSANE amounts of exercise, telling myself it'll all be worth it when I weigh myself the following week
  • Either eat way too few calories, telling myself I need to start being hardcore OR eat too many calories, telling myself the exercise will compensate for it
  • Step on scales the following week and see either no loss or a gain
  • Feel crappy that I put in all that effort with exercising
  • Decide that Exercise Doesn't Work
  • Give up and get depressed, and allow myself to pig out for all my hard work

I've been through that cycle so many times but never again!

I'm feeling really good about this week. I've got a whole week's worth of points laid out before me, ready for the eating! Let's hope that the choices I make are more sensible than last week. Here's my Food List of Shame for last week:

  • Half a cupcake (which had SIX points, just for a tiny half!)
  • Caramel macchiato (with whole milk, naughty)
  • Fish and chips
  • Sticky toffee pudding
  • 3 cans of cream soda
  • Bacon, egg and cheese bagel with hash brown at McDonalds
  • Fish and chips AGAIN

Looking at that list, it's amazing that I lost weight at all. I think I'll post a list like that every week to remind myself NOT to eat those things.

Anyway, well done, Me. Well done indeed. I'm not at square one any more. 


  1. Well done on the weight loss! I'm now following - we're similar age and both from Norfolk! x

  2. Thank you for being my first follower! And yay for Norfolkians! :D

  3. well done on your loss hun, I've had weeks like that before, and I would imagine its because its your first week your still eating less then you did before. I'd suggest that you try and incorporate alternatives or lower point versions of the things you had to help keep you on track. good luck with your second week and remember twitter is great if you want help/support

    S xx