Day 152

Tuesday 31st May 2016

I have always loved history and period dramas. I am fascinated about how people used to live. 

I think they would have lived a life with fewer distractions. And certainly with the upper classes the men seemed to do more work than the women, while the women spent their time doing hobbies like drawing, sewing, embroidery, horse riding and things they were interested in. I quite like the idea of that! 

They also seemed to live for meal times. You would often see in a period drama everyone sitting at a table full of food. 

I have always wondered why were they never overweight. They spent there life eating but you don’t see many people in these dramas who are fat. 

Maybe it’s because they didn’t have processed food back then. Everything had to be made fresh every morning and was grown and sourced locally. 

You couldn’t go out and buy a loaf of bread like we can now, it had to be made that morning. 

Processed food and convenience food is so common now that no wonder so many people have a weight problem. 

We live busier lives now it seems so it appears to be so much harder to cook fresh everyday. You have to really plan for it. But it’s definitely beneficial if you have the time.

Start weight 21st 5lbs

17st 3.8lbs. ⬅️➡️. 57.2lbs⬇️total

Start weight 135.6 kg

109.6kg.     ⬅️➡️.    27kg⬇️total


Day 151

Monday 30th May 2016

Bank Holiday Monday which can only mean one thing. A lie in. Well to 8am at least but that is a lie in for me

Today was a well deserved relaxing day at home. 

I have always loved slippers. Slippers are always on my Christmas list. Today, however, I love my slippers more than normal. 

I don’t think my feet have ever ached so much. In the last 4 days I have walked over 70,000 steps. 

I wore my slippers most of the day today. The only time I took them off was when I went for a walk with my neighbour. I think I am a glutton for punishment.  I did only do 3k rather than my normal 5k.

Start weight 21st 5lbs

17st 3.8lbs.        ⬅️➡️.      57.2lbs⬇️total

Start weight 135.6 kg

109.6kg.           ⬅️➡️.           27kg⬇️total

Day 150

Sunday 29th May 2016

We got home from London yesterday afternoon and this morning we got up early to travel to the south coast.

We were going to a Christian music festival called The Big Church Day Out. It means a lot of standing, walking and, of course, dancing.  My feet are still aching from all the walking I did in London. I am feeling sorry for my poor feet.

I just want to put my feet up and relax.

My achy feet have been so worth it. I had a great day. 

I don’t think that I could have handled all this walking last year. I would have only been able to walk half the distance and it would have taken me 3 days to recover after I came back from London!

Start weight 21st 5lbs

17st 3.8lbs.      0.7lbs⬇️      57.2lbs⬇️total

Start weight 135.6 kg
109.6kg.          0.4kg⬇️            27kg⬇️total

Day 149

Saturday 28th May 2016

I am trying to stick to the 8 rules while I have been in London. It has been really difficult. 

For the first 2 nights there was a set menu. The food I ate was good for my diet but it did come out after 9pm which meant it was one rule broken. 

Last night we went to the theatre to watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This meant that I would have had to break the 5 hour rule and eat before the show or eat after 9pm again. 

I decided to miss my dinner instead. I did have an apple in my bag so I ate that. Eventhough the show was great it was the worst one to see when you are hungry!

Jenny told me if you miss a meal you can’t make up for it the next meal. 

So when breakfast came this morning I ate my normal breakfast. All I wanted was more. 

I felt like I was in that scene in Oliver Twist when he asks for more. I, however, had Jenny in my head saying “more, you want more!” (Mr Bumbles reply to Oliver) So I was good and I didn’t give into temptation.  

No weigh in

Day 148

Friday 27th May 2016

I can’t believe that it is now Friday and I haven’t been on one of my regular walks at all this week. 

I was so busy before I left for London that I just didn’t have the time. . Now I am in London though I have totally made up for it.

I always find that when you are in a big city the best way to get around is on foot. Over the last few days that is exactly what I have done. 

It feels like I have walked more in the last few days than I usually do in a week. But when you are in London you have to explore.

No weigh in

Day 147

Thursday 26th May 2016

Today I woke up in London really excited for the day ahead. Got up for breakfast and put on a top that I bought a few weeks ago. It was too big. 

I also wore a really old pair of jeans and found a ten pound note in the pocket. 

Today is turning out so much better than the last few days. 

The reason I am in London is because my Dad’s company is celebrating its 40th anniversary and there is a party to celebrate. 

It’s a black tie do so I am wearing the dress I bought a few weeks ago. I love dressing up especially when I have lost so much weight

I have seen people I haven’t seen in a long time and they can’t believe the change. Makes me feel really good. 

Now all that’s needed is for the music to start so I can dance the night away. 

No weigh in today!

Day 146

Wednesday 25th May 2016

Still feeling very tired and run down today. 

When you feel like that it is very hard to stay focused on healthy eating. Over the last few days I have lapsed a little I have eaten fish fingers and they are not on my food list. 

I have just classed it as a blip and not a failure. A failure is when you give up and I am definitely not doing that. 

I am at present on my way to London for a few days. Which is even more reason why I need to stay focused

I am very aware that when you are away you can very easily eat the wrong food especially with me not feeling so good at the moment. 

I did manage to see Jenny this morning and she is a really good encourager and motivator. She helped me see that I can stay focused. 

When people believe in you it makes you think that you can do it.

Start weight 21st 5lbs

17st 4.5lbs.      0.5lbs⬆️.     56.5lbs⬇️total

Start weight 135.6 kg

110kg.               0.2kg⬆️.    26.6kg⬇️total

Day 145

Tuesday 24th May 2016

I have heard the saying “I feel like I have the weight of the world on my shoulders” many times. 

Today hasn’t been a bad day as everything has run smoothly. So why does it feel like I have the weight of the world on my shoulders. 

When I feel like that usually I would sit and wollow in self pity. When you don’t feel yourself it is really hard thinking about healthy eating, diets and normality. 

However, as I am drawing my feelings everyday and today I drew the world on my shoulders it got me thinking. WHY ?

Why do I feel like that ? 

It could be because I am busier than normal, it could be because its exam season and I could be worried about the kids exams.  It could be hay fever! It could also be because I am feeling a bit run down, it could be a whole number of things. 

But I have come to the conclusion that really I don’t have the weight of the world on my shoulders – I am just tired and I need to go to bed. 

I find things really difficult to cope with when I am tired so I have decided to take my own advice and go to bed.

Goodnight !!

Start weight 21st 5lbs

17st 4lbs.    0.8lbs⬇️       57lbs⬇️total

Start weight 135.6 kg

109.8kg.    0.3kg⬇️.        26.8kg⬇️total

Day 144

Monday 23rd May 2016

Matt my husband loves cycling. He goes a few times a week and cycles about 70 miles when he goes. He loves it. 

One of my goals is to go cycling with him. I however will not be going 70 miles but it would be nice to go a little way. 

Jenny wanted me to try out her personal trainer for a few sessions. Today was the first one. 

I went to the gym where he worked.  I got to try out some of the gym equipment. He certainly put me through my paces. 

I got to use an exercise bike. I have not been on a bike for years. Okay, so it wasn’t a proper road bike, but I really enjoyed it. 

So all I need to do now is buy a bike! 

Start weight 21st 5lbs

17st 4.8lbs. 0.3lbs⬆️.    56.2lbs⬇️total

Start weight 135.6kg

110.1kg.       0.1kg⬆️.      26.5kg⬇️total

Day 143

Sunday 22nd May 2016

I said on day 2 that knowledge is everything. I still believe that. 

Last year my favourite foods would have been chocolate, biscuits, cakes and anything that was bad for you. I would say to myself that I needed to have them or I would go shaky, I needed a sugar fix and basically come up with many different excuses and reasons of why I had to eat them everyday.

This year I have learnt so much, it’s like I am at school and learning things for the first time. I am getting educated 

If I knew years ago of what food can actually do to your body I would not ever have got hugely overweight. 

It has only taken me 45 years to learn but it’s better late than never!

It is scary to think of the amount of internal abuse my body has gone through for years. 

So knowledge really is everything. I am glad I now have it. 

Start weight 21st 5lbs

17st 4.5lbs. ⬅️➡️.      56.5lbs⬇️total

Start weight 135.6kg

110kg.           ⬅️➡️.    26.6kg⬇️total