This Week's Weight Loss: 1lb
Total Weight Loss: 15lb

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Week 9 Weigh-In

Oops! I totally forgot to weigh myself on Sunday, then I weighed myself yesterday and forgot to post it!

This week I have lost 1lb, bringing me down to 14st on the dot! I guess this is another milestone ^_^ That said, I am still really struggling to stick to my diet and don't expect to continue losing weight the way I'm going. I think I really need to pull on all my willpower and get back on track...

Lisa xx

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Week 8 Weigh-In

I've lost 2lb this week, which means that I have lost a STONE in total!

I am so incredibly happy - what a milestone. 14lb lost, 6lb to go until I'm no longer classed as obese. Before I started dieting my BMI was 33 on the dot; it is now 30.9.

Last week I wrote that I'd had a really bad run with my mental health, broke my diet several times and didn't lose any weight as a result. I slipped up once this week, on Monday (I had garlic bread with cheese and mushrooms and it was so tasty) but since then I've been back on track and feeling a lot better about my eating habits. I have also rediscovered Earl Grey and Lady Grey tea and am in love! I'm trying to enjoy them with no milk and two level teaspoons of sugar so they don't break the bank calorie-wise.

Ending note: yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay a stone ^_^

Lisa xx

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Week 7 Weigh-In

I just weighed myself and this week I've stayed the same weight. This is not a surprise at all because I've had a really terrible week diet-wise. I had three very fatty, unhealthy meals and in between wasn't counting my calories properly.

As I've already written about, I had my first therapy session last Thurday. This week I've tried to take steps to combat my fatigue and had some success - I saw my nanna on Sunday, managed to go to my voluntary job on Monday and I also went into town and joined the university library as an alumnus! This all made me feel quite positive but, as I tackled this problem, my grasp over my other problems seemed to slip. I didn't make the connection at first but then I realised that I'd ordered a takeaway for the first time in 7 weeks, gotten lazy with my daily allowance and was having even more cravings for bad food - it probably wasn't a coincidence :-)

I won't see my mental health worker again until March 6th so, in the meantime, I'm going to focus on getting my diet back on track and work on my fatigue only as far as it doesn't make the rest of my life fall apart. Today has gotten off to a good start: for breakfast I've had porridge and an Options hot chocolate mixed with coffee!

Lisa xx

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Week 6 Weigh-In

I've lost another pound! This brings my total weight loss to 12lb so far. I'm getting near the stone mark which is very exciting :-)

Despite the difficulties and cravings I've had this week, I'm still sticking to my daily calorie allowance. I've looked at Just Eat and Pizza Hut and Nando's and thought, "I'll treat myself!" - but I've always managed to stop myself and close the website window. I do want to be able to treat myself at some stage, but it's probably much too early right now. Wish me luck!

Lisa xx

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Week 6, Day 5

This is more a Lisa-in-general post than a diet post.

I had my first session with my mental health worker today. I left with a gentle starting point to try and tackle my fatigue, and the option of doing more if I'm up to it.

I think I'm going to try and think of this in the same way I'm thinking of my diet. Before I started it was easy to despair and think, "Oh god, I've gone past the point of return. How on Earth do I get from this huge weight back to the healthy weight I once was?". But it's really helped to break my weight loss down, having this smaller (yet still significant) goal of losing 20lb so I'm no longer clinically obese.

So with my fatigue and depression I've been so upset and frustrated that I can't just get up, be well and go to work. Maybe I need to shift my focus to smaller, more realistic goals and not panic about the big one until I'm within reach of achieving it?

Lisa xx