Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Poorly Hague's and Weigh In's

This might be a wee bit later than promised, but hey, at least it's not 5 days late ;)

Recently my body clock has been all over the place. Some may say this is due to me spending all day in bed on Sunday, however I prefer to blame my shifts, and my lack of a week off. Whatever the cause, I woke up at 7am on Tuesday morning feeling wide a bloody wake! I laid in bed for a while, alone, as Hague had spent most of his night firing out of both ends :( I guess we've learnt our lesson about picking up reduced seafood as the minute they hit his stomach last night it was obvious they weren't agreeing with him. Poor Hague :(

So he'd gone to the other room so he didn't disturb me, although I still found myself waking up every couple of hours or so, mainly as I was feeling hungry. Not good when it's weigh in day. I whiled away a few hours chatting to people before deciding that weigh in day or not, I'd have to have something to eat! 

I was going for a light choice, but I seem to have got a bit carried away with my superfree!

It was absolutely delicious, something I'll definitely try again, and it had tons and tons of veggies in for my work challenge too! It did feel weird to have breakfast on weigh in day, but normally I don't drag my lazy butt out of bed until the afternoon on my week off. 7am is a very different thing! 

As Hague wasn't feeling great at all, I rang work to tell them I couldn't do my overtime so that I could stay home with him, and the afternoon passed mostly with him dozing and me wasting time on t'interwebz. I may have also nodded off whilst he had a bath ;)

With a highly lazy day passing, it was soon time for weigh in, and I really didn't know what to expect. After all I did drink a lot on Saturday, but all my nibbles were good. I'd also been  quite low syn for the rest of the week, not something I'd done intentionally, but surely it would help? As I'm sure you all understand, that feeling, that apprehension as you step onto the scales. I'd have been grateful for anything, but the scales showed a 5lb loss! To say I was gobsmacked is an understatement! I can only put it down to the vast amounts of fruit and veg I'm eating, and my sensible attitude to Saturday. I really wasn't expecting such a loss and it got me this too...

I can't stick it to my book yet though as I haven't got my 7½ sticky yet! Hague gave me a funny look when I said that, didn't understand why I couldn't just leave a! ;) So pleasantly surprised, and with my poor Hague also having a great loss of 4lbs we decided to stay to group rather than rushing out. I do have to give amazing credit to my Consultant though, sometimes my group can be quite challenging, and she will always take the time to help people out, to try and work out why their losses are not what they're expecting. Much as I'd love to be a Consultant, I'm not sure I have the saintly levels of patience that are sometimes required....I'm guessing lobbing a pack at someone and saying "Read your chuffing book" isn't quite the support Slimming World encourage ;) 

It did make me wonder why some people do go to group though. They paid to join and get the Slimming World pack which contains everything you need to follow the plan. They have access to the website, which gives you all the support you could possibly need during the week, they pay nigh on £5 a week and still don't seem to have the most basic grasp of the plan. I do find it odd. Perhaps it's just my budgety head wondering why on earth people would waste money, or perhaps I just can't get my head round how people can think that Slimming World will work just by turning up at group with no other change made whatsoever. Who knows! I tell you something though, they can ask for no better support than what they get from Claire, she is brilliant, a total asset to Slimming World through and through. I get asked quite a lot what my secret is, and most of the time the answer is simply "I stick to the plan", but the help I get from Claire can't be ignored. Without her I wouldn't be where I am today, and I hope that some of the trickier members of our group will open themselves up to her help and get to where they want to be :)

Hmmm, that turned into a bit of a tangent, sorry! Whilst pondering on all that at group, my mind was also whizzing through possible meals for dinner. I'm such an awesome multi-tasker, and in the end I decided it must involve Quorn sausages as I seem to have become a bit addicted to those at the moment. 

It's a bit tricky to work out what I have piled on my plate, but I had 3 slices of bread, spread with 2 extra light Laughing Cows each, a tbsp of American mustard shared between the three and a Quorn sausage in each to create hot dogs :) Add in some fried onions, gherkins and chips and it was a damn fine meal that hit the spot totally. I may have splashed out a few syns on it, but it was gorgeous :)

With that eaten, and my various weigh loss trackers updated it was time for pudding. it was a bit of a non scale victory on my trackers, as I'm not longer in the 95th percentile for my weight, my waist size is now just warning rather than health at risk, and my weight to heigh ration is now just very overweight rather than obese. Still horrific maybe for those of you with lower starting weights, but a huge achievement for me! More for my 5 a day challenge with dessert too!

Some kiwis from my SotW basket, plus pineapple and strawberries, all topped with the Activia creamy coconut yogurt, which I'd bought to go into curries and so far have just scoffed! Much rather have these than the flavoured Quark though :) I'm going to miss my Super6 pineapples :(

With dessert eaten, it was time for bath and then bed. It's so exciting here at the MitchyHague's :)

Food Diary

Free Food
cherry tomatoes

Healthy Extras
A - 6 Laughing Cow extra light triangles
B - 2 slices wholemeal bread (400g loaf)

1 slice of Hovis wholemeal bread                  2½
1 tbsp Asda american mustard                      ½
1 tbsp Ketchup                                            1
3 Quorn sausages                                        3
Activia coconut yogurt                                 2½
milk in tea (2)                                              1

Total syns                                                    10½

Not a bad day at all really. A high syn dinner maybe, but it was rather delicious, and now I'm not working this week I shall make a point of trying a new recipe or two, although obviously it must involve much veg! Got to keep pushing on my 5 a day challenge eh?

I'm actually getting quite excited about the Race for Life too. I'm waiting for my race number and sponsorship form - and then I can bug my work colleagues for sponsorship...speaking of sponsorship, have I mentioned that we have a JustGiving page? Easy peasy to donate whatever you can spare, however small, it all helps, so have a think, and if you can spare a few pennies, please just click on the link below and help. Thank you :)

Sponsorship Link for Race for Life


  1. I must say I love reading your blogs, have you always been so positive??? I'm gutted I missed group this week but will be on time next week. Hope you have another amazing week this week and enjoy your time off :) x

    1. Hi Ali,
      Thanks so much for your comment, I'm having a lovely time off work :)
      As for being positive, it depends on how you mean it. A couple of years ago I had what was basically a nervous breakdown, and it's been a long journey back from that. Coming through the other side seems to have left me with a rather nice positive attitude.
      Why waste time worrying about what might or could happen? Stop and enjoy life.

      As for the weight loss, this time my head was in the right place and the positivity seems to have come easily to me.
      Hopefully missing a week will mean you have a fabulous loss next week x

  2. I know what you mean and you have done so well your such an inspiration, I did weigh and have a chat with claire was just late and didn't want to disturb group had a lot going on lately and with the unexplainable gain last week it has been a massive struggle, I have been good though and stuck to plan but that part has come easy somehow just lost my umph when I gained so early on but fingers crossed it will come back because I do believe it helps as much as sticking to the plan???

  3. I know what you mean and you have done amazing and are such an inspiration!!! I did weigh in and have a chat with Claire I was just late and didn't want to disturb the group. I have had so much going on lately and with the unexpected gain last week I have had a hard struggling couple of weeks, hut I have been good and stuck to the plan as that part has somehow come easy to me it's just put me on a massive low, just hope I snap out of it soon so I can focus properly in every way!!! Well done by the way for slimer of the week and your loss and glad your having a good week off see you at group x

    1. I'll look forward to seeing you next week, with a lovely big loss!! xx