Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Let The Games Begin....

Seeing as I didn't blog yesterday, I'll quickly update you with my food...

That was all I managed yesterday, and even the SpongeBob spaghetti wasn't enough to cheer me up as food continued to exit me at speeds which really weren't pleasant :(

So onto today, which was a bit of a struggle after a night full of toilet visits and not enough sleep - I finally dragged myself out of bed at around 2.30, still feeling pretty damn rough. However, with most of a day without eating, and keeping my fluids up, my stomach seemed to finally feel a bit better, and I felt up to going to Slimming World.

I was really excited about group this week, as Hague is joining up. Before that though, I had another exciting moment when I got on the scales and found out I'd earnt this....

How much of that was down to the nasty bug, and how much was down to me (I think the bug wins but that's not getting my certificate), is up for debate, but it was a huge shock which made me so happy :) So now my book looks like this;

I'm sure you can understand why I'm a bit attached to my old book - much as I know I should really move over to the new one, I just can't bear to leave all my stickers behind - please note the Slimmer of the Week sticker too :)

Anyway, after all that excitement, it was time for Hague to weigh in - he was expecting to be over 20 stone, but he actually weighed in at just 1/2lb more than now, the race is on. Who will reach his target of 14 1/2 stone first? Hehe - it should make weigh ins just that little bit more interesting now!

When we got in, I was a little bit worse for wear, as being out of the house had worn me out quite a lot, and indicated that I still wasn't right, and so Hague took charge of dinner. I had asked for something light, but we got a bit carried away with the veg!

Quorn roast, with roast potatoes, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and sprouts, plus my HeA of cheese. I was left utterly stuffed, and rather wary of the effects such a huge pile of veg might have on my stomach - but, here we are, a good couple of hours later and all is well :) Such a relief, so I should be heading back to work on Thursday as I have to leave it 24 hours from my last symptoms (that's the polite way of saying it!).

With my stomach happily accepting dinner, I decided to risk some dessert and so utilised my wonderful SotW basket and had some fruit with fat free natural yogurt.

Pineapple, banana and pomegranate. Which was rather yummy. I really should buy pomegranates rather than relying on the rare occasions when I get a SotW basket eh?

Food Diary

Free Food
Quorn roast

Healthy Extras
A - 40g reduced fat cheddar
B - 2 Alpen Light bars

Milk in tea (3)                           3

Total syns                                  3

Not high on syns today, but eating high fat foods didn't seem a great idea, so just the milk in my tea. I also had a couple of Alpen Lights with a cuppa this evening, as I'd had no HeB either! I'm hoping that this weeks loss - after stuffing my face with crap - isn't a fluke, I guess just sticking to plan this week (except Saturday when we're having a curry...) will be all I can do eh?

Good luck to everyone who has taken the plunge to walk into their local Slimming World group this week. I was that person back on June 14th 2012, and look where I am now. It CAN be done, and if you stick to plan you WILL lose weight. By staying at group you will get invaluable support, meet new friends who are in the same boat, and give yourself the best possible chance of reaching your target, be it one or many stone away. Pay, weigh and run isn't the way that Slimming World works, pay, weigh and stay is the way forward. If you have just found this blog and are just starting on your journey, please say hello :) I'd love to follow your journey too x

1 comment:

  1. Hi Karen, I love reading your blog and the emails i get from your posts are the highlight of my evening. Congratulations on another award- you have done amazingly well.