40lb Down!

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Small Goal Big Accomplishment

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My Vision

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In my last blog I shared my goal structure and plan and said my next blog would be about my vision as without it when things go wrong it would be easy to veer off. So when things get tough I am going to revisit my vision and keep myself going.

I would love to hear yours.

 
It is New Years Eve 2016 and as I think about this year the key thing is that I got to goal! I reached goal a few weeks ago just in time for the party season! In total I have lost 62lb.

A couple of weeks ago I celebrated my daughters 3rd birthday and as I look back at the picture from that day I feel so much in pride in what a gorgeous little girl I have and proud of my achievement.

Our Christmas girlie lunch saw me in size 8 jeans and size 10 top (yes I do still have boobs 😊) plus an amazing pair of heels. I had a brilliant time as usual but made smarter choices than I previously have done.
Christmas Eve saw my usual festive gathering of family and friends and this year instead of covering up in a baggy festive jumper I wore a lovely sparkly Christmas t-shirt.
I laugh when I look at the video on Christmas morning of Scarlett’s face as she realises Santa has been and I don’t then immediately think ‘God how big do I look in the pyjamas?’ I’m done with self criticism!
Looking at the pictures from later that day I don’t compare my size to my sister and think how much bigger I look but think what a beautiful trio of women we are and I feel and look amazing in my dress-my Santa hat complements it nicely 😊
So how am I feeling? I feel bloody amazing! I am glowing with happiness and my hard work in the gym has certainly paid off with beautifully tones arms, shoulders and back. For many years I have tried to hide these but now I can’t wait for summer to show these guns off!
When someone looks at me now I smile at them and don’t think that they are looking at me judging me on my size.
Here’s to 2017 and being slim and healthy for LIFE! Happy New Year 😘

Accountability

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I was reading this months Weight Watchers magazine, I read the members success stories first and it always strikes me how quickly the people featured get to goal. I think I may have seen 2 possibly 3 where it has taken a couple of years to get where they need to be and it makes me feel a little inferior as I have been doing Weight Watchers for almost 2 years now and I’m not as far on my journey as I would like to be, but then, as you know from previous posts I’m no angel, easily swayed by the devil when it comes to cheese and wine and I don’t stick to the plan all the time. I know the plan works I just need to get some structure and focus going on so I’ve decided I need a goal structure.
However I can’t just keep this to myself but I need to share it with you so I’m accountable to all you lovely followers who really keep me going with your comments and messages.
As you may have read I’ve bounced around the same weight for over a year currently sitting at having lost 26.5lb (see that doesn’t look great does it? 26.5lb in 2 years? And 6 months ago I had lost more than that!) Although in fairness to myself I am smaller.
So the first target is to get back to having 2 stone off. My goal structure is based on the pounds I have to lose to get to the next target which will either be a Fab 5, Silver 7 or a percent of weight loss. Here we go:
1.5lb.  28lb  Silver 7 (4-2 stone)
2lb.    30lb  Fab 5
1lb.     31lb  15% of body weight lost
4lb.    35lb  Fab 5 and Silver 7 (5)
5lb.    40lb  Fab 5
2lb.    42lb  Silver 7 (6- 3 stone) plus 20% lost
3lb.    45lb  Fab 5
4lb.    49lb  Silver 7 (7)
1lb.    50lb  Fab 5
2lb.    52lb  25% of body weight lost plus my own personal goal
3lb.    55lb  Fab 5
1lb.    56lb  Silver 7 (8-4 stone)
4lb.   60lb  Fab 5 and Weight Watchers maximum goal weight
2lb.   62lb  30% of body weight lost and official goal target
So there it is-looks quite scary like that but it’s about taking it target at a time.
It’s all very well having a goal structure but how am I going to do it? Again this is where accountability comes in. I need to be accountable for my actions and to hit my targets I pledge to do the below:
Stop having a ‘cheat’ night of wine and cheese every Friday (I am going to allow it once a month)
Stop ‘picking’ at the chocolate tin every time I go to my mums house
Stop deciding that as its Saturday night I ‘just won’t count that wine/takeaway’ as I can make up for it in the week
Start having self control
Start finding alternatives to food  to treat myself with
Continue to share my confessions with you all so you can kick my ass when I need it!
That was easy to write but I’m under no illusion that it will be that easy to do which is why I need a rock solid why and vision. These will be in my next blog