Monday, 17 September 2012

Week 3 Weigh-In Result!


I gained 0.4lbs this week. So, my current weight is now 202.8lbs.

But I'm still in the 202s, so that's great! I knew I would have a gain, because I ate so much last week - and I'm glad it was just a small gain. I'm feeling really focused and determined to have a really good week.

Now I know what my ideal calorie intake should be for weight loss (about 1700-1800 for me), I feel much more relaxed about things. Everything's much clearer in my mind now. Before, I had no real idea of how many calories I should actually be eating. I'd always had 1200 on the brain, thinking that it was a nice sensible number because obviously anything below that was too drastic. But now 1200 can just go to hell. I don't want you, 1200!

Of course, I realise that next week I could be writing my next weigh-in post, being super-whiny and feeling really miserable because my magical plan hasn't worked at all and it was stupid of me to think I could lose weight on 1700 a day because that's obviously just an enormous amount of calories. But I hope that won't be the case...

So this week, I'm going to stick to that limit every day, and do about 30 minutes of exercise every day (3 kettlebell workouts, and the other 4 days will just be on the cross-trainer). Hopefully I'll see some results that will take me ever closer to Onederland. Well, I'm pretty much almost there, I'm only a couple of pounds away from it. But I never thought I would struggle this much just to lose 5 pesky pounds to get back under 200, after floating about in the 190s so effortlessly for the last 3 years. Ah well!

Anyway, now I know what the damage is from last week, I can reveal last week's Food List of Shame:

  • Tarte tatin
  • Too many beers
  • Slice of cheesecake and a caramel cream frappuccino from Starbucks
  • Half portion of Philly cheese steak with fries (I thought I was being so good at this point, only ordering a half portion!)
  • A full portion of Philly cheese steak and fries the following night
  • A plate of nachos with everything on it (chili, sour cream, cheese, salsa, guacamole)
  • A full English breakfast (called 'The Ultimate English Breakfast'...)
  • Burger and fries
  • Burger and fries
  • Big plate of pasta
  • Ice cream, sweets
  • McDonalds sausage and egg McMuffin with two hash browns

Wow. I think you'll agree that I outdid myself, there. All that, in five days! I can't believe I only gained 0.4lbs. I was pretty active all week, and it seems to have made the difference. I wonder how much I'd have weighed today if I had done nothing all week instead?

I'm feeling so much happier than I did on Friday night at the end of my week-long binge. And, even though my third weigh-in has been a gain in weight, I feel so good because my head's in the right place and I'm back on track.

I've also started weighing my food. I never thought I'd be one of those people, because it seemed a bit extreme - but I love doing it and knowing exactly how much I've eaten because it makes my food diary on MFP super-accurate. It's been helping me have little revelations, such as "OMG, 40g of cereal is NOTHING!", and so on. That's the standard serving size, according to the size of my cereal box. And it's about a quarter of a bowl. My bowl isn't even that big. My parents have ENORMOUS cereal bowls. If you filled one of those up, you'd probably be looking at 800 calories of cereal! 

Anyway, time to go and waste some more time on MFP. I'm addicted...


  1. At least you know where you stand. I am weighing in tomorrow after a major binge over the weekend. Not looking forward to it. I always weigh my stuff now even when I think I know how much should be having because you always overestimate

  2. Good luck for tomorrow. If you don't have a loss tomorrow, then hopefully like me you'll have one next week!

  3. Well good luck for the next week hun! I am planning to join slimming world this week coming! I have slowly been gaining weight since I got married but now it has to stop. I weigh about 170lbs at the moment and want to get down to around 140lbs so its not too much. Lost 6lbs using MFP over the last 2 months, but just cant manage to keep it up long term. Hoping a proper diet plan will help!

  4. Lol love the food list of shame.. we all have one!