Monday, 17 May 2010

The results are in....

Ok so last week I told you all about my diet. I started off at 9 stone 9 lbs, Bmi 23. Today, at 7am, when I weighed myself my bmi was still 23 however my weight was 9 stone 6, so a total loss of 3lbs. I'm happy with this although I was hoping for 4 - 4 and a half lbs loss. What is wierd however, is that on Sunday night I did the wii fit body test and it said I had gained 2lbs! But I am putting this down to wearing different clothes (so the weights of the clothes differ) and the fact that you are naturally heavier at the end of the day, and lighter in the mornings. So from now on I'm only going to weigh myself in the morning.

It has been horrendously difficult this first week. On Thursday and Friday I had a terrible energy slump. I realised this was because I had stopped eating chocolate, sugar, pasta and potatoes, and had stopped drinking red bull and pepsi (all things my body was used to and relied on to get through the day). I am obviously going through a 'detox' because I still feel pretty crappy and snappy. I'm hoping next week will be better and I will have more energy.

I haven't had one single packet of crisps all week. I'm really proud of this. I have drank diet coke instead of the full fat variety. I haven't drank as much water as I said I would, but I have drank more water than usual so that's a positive. I have also been drinking green tea, which I can't stand. But I read somewhere it boosts your metabolism, so I have been giving it a go.

If I can lose 3lb more next week I will be very happy indeed.

To celebrate today's result I'm having a cup a soup and a night off from exercising. Oh how I spoil myself!

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

As a way of motivating me...

I will be keeping a weekly record of my weight loss/fitness programme for the next few weeks (hopefully). This is because I can't be arsed to go back to weight watchers. I'm not sure how many of you have been to a weight watchers meeting, probably none of you as you are all young, thin and gorgeous. At a weekly weight watchers meeting you stand in a massive queue with all the other fatties, waiting to find out that you have actually put on weight or stayed the same. You pay for the pleasure too, I'm not sure how much it is these days it used to be about £6.50 when I went. Then you are supposed to hang around for the 'motivational/inspirational' talk afterwards - an ex fatty tells you how to get thin. I shouldn't slag weight watchers off really, I lost 3 stone 6lbs at weight watchers five years ago. The problem is I just can't be arsed to go to the weekly weigh ins and pay all that money for the next few months. So I am attempting to go it alone....

I am going to keep a completely truthful account of the next few weeks (I'm hoping it will only take six - eight weeks to lose the amount of weight I want to lose). I started the whole dieting process properly on Monday, so next Monday will be the grand weigh in.

On Monday morning, according to Wii Fit (My scales are shite so I use the wii fit scales) I weighed 9 stone 9lbs :( My BMI was 23.

The reccomended weight and BMI of someone my height and age (29 5ft 4 ) is anywhere between 8stone 4lbs and 9stone 4lbs (I think but this was based on one of them internet calculator things). The average BMI for someone my age and height is somewhere between 21 and 25. Now according to this my BMI is ok, it is smack bang in the middle. But according to weight I am 5lbs over the 'accepted average'. I would like to get to a nice even 9 stone. I think 9 stone would be easier to maintain, as I still want to actually eat and drink and enjoy my food.

So, in conclusion (GOD I have just gone into uni mode, this ain't a bloody essay although it is as boring as an essay, I apologise) I have bought a pedometer to help me make sure I'm moving my round arse enough. I have been going for 20 minute runs 3 times a week (I can't manage more than 20 mins my smokers cough kicks in) and doing step aerobics on the wii fit for 30 mins each day, whilst watching TV.

Did you know that an average person is supposed to do 10,000 steps everyday! I didn't hence the pedometer. It's kind of hard for me to do 10,000 steps a day with 3 kids. We go everywhere by car, I know we shouldn't but you try walking 3 kids around everywhere it ain't easy. The wii fit step aerobics thing lets you do around 3,000 steps in one session. So at least I am doing 3,000 a day better than nothing I suppose.

As for food.... This is a sore point as I LURVVVE food. I have stopped drinking alcohol as it is full of sugar and calories. Alcohol will now be saved for outings and occasionally at the weekend. I have started making smoothies because generally I just don't eat fruit. It is much easier to drink it. I will be eating brown rice (yuk) and porridge. And I will attempt to drink at least a litre of water everyday.

It is such a huge commitment all this, I can see why skinny people are generally quite boring. Still, it is now or never I have 5 months of uni and therefore no excuse. I will not need to comfort or stress eat, which I generally do when I'm writing essays. I am hoping that this will be the start of a healthier me.

So, next Monday I will weigh myself and be honest about the answers.

But for now, I am off to weigh a cup of brown rice, to go with my stingy amount of chicken ......