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 ......


  1. haha thin people are boring!! love it! good luck....

  2. Thanks Becks I'm dying for some chocolate ! x

  3. Darling, you do not need to lose weight. You don't. I personally would do anything to be 9st 9 - except diet, naturally. And Becky's right - thin people are boring. Have a cupcake and don't worry!