Tuesday, 11 July 2017

You have been spared!

I lost 2 lbs this week! So no photo of my flab will be forthcoming I am pleased to say. And I'm sure you're just as pleased to hear.

Not sure how this weight loss was achieved. My Fitbit scores are a little better than the week before and I did spend an hour or so in a very hot soft play centre scrambling after grandsons. I say scrambling because apparently what I was doing didn't count as steps! 

I am having a little treat tonight: we have a bowl of home-grown gooseberries in the fridge that really must be used! So crumble it is. And then I'll have the rest of the week to work it off.

But I mustn't let this go to my head. It can either be an incentive - I've made a good start and will continue - or a noncentive (or whatever the opposite is) - I've lost weight so can over-indulge frequently.

Oh yes, and I've cancelled my Rosemary Conley online membership. Waste of money really. It wouldn't have been if I'd used it properly I'm sure but being accountable to an invisible morph doesn't work for me. So now it's just you and me, people.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

I must start trying

I say that every Tuesday morning just after I've weighed. 

Sadly my resolve fades at the sight of fresh crunchy bread or cheese or fruit or cake or anything yummy really.

But I've gained again this week. When I lose weight it's never more than a pound and usually only half, so how come when I gain weight I do so in two pound amounts?

I know the answer to this question of course: it's because of the aforementioned lack of resolve and sheer greediness.

I am currently 10st 3lbs (almost). Can you hear me sighing? Especially as I didn't 'feel' fat this week.

Right, now, I'm serious. I want you to hold me to account. If I don't lose weight this coming week then next week I will post a photo of my fat belly. If that isn't an incentive for me to be strong I don't know what is. (And you're probably hoping so too.)

Unlike my weight my Fitbit scores were down. My excuse: I just don't have time! And I forgot to wear it one day.

But enough of these excuses! I WILL do better.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

My Fitbit thinks I've lost weight

Weigh day today. And I found I'm down one pound this week. Actually a bit less than a pound but who's counting? (Actually Rosemary Conley is.) But my Fitbit scores were much better.

73,647 total steps
27,867 more than last week

total floors
total floors
118 floors over last week
total miles
total miles
11.67 miles over last week
avg. daily calorie burn
avg. daily calorie burn
118 cals. over last week
total active minutes
total active minutes
321 min since last week
exercising this week
7 of  5 days
exercising this week
4 days since last week
avg. hrs with 250+ steps
5 of  9 hrs
avg. hrs with 250+ steps
1 hrs lower than last week
avg. resting heart rate
66 bpm
avg. resting heart rate
1 bpm since last week
weight change
3.0 lb
weight loss
same as previous week
You'll notice it says 3.0 lb weight loss. That is what would be the case if I'd eaten fewer than 1,801 calories each day. Obviously I didn't. Especially on Saturday, which was our 39th anniversary and we went out for a meal. A rather yummy meal - though a strange smell in the restaurant - where the dessert on its own would have accounted for more calories than that.

Then there was the bag of hand-picked (not by me but a friend) cherries that was at least six times the size of a portion in the supermarket and the coconut and mango cake I made because the mangoes were going off and had to be used.

But apart from that ...

And I've just noticed that apparently I was exercising for 7 of 5 days last week, which is quite clever of me. (No, I don't really understand what some of the readings mean.)

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Why it's not a good idea to weigh twice in a day

After a hot day I showered before dinner last night. The weighing scales was still out in the bathroom so I thought, as a matter of curiosity, that I'd weigh again. BAD decision.

I was another kg heavier! Seriously? How can that be? 

They say you should weigh at the same time each week, which I do, first thing in the morning after weeing but before drinking or eating. It's accepted that your weight changes during the day but which weight is your real weight?

Definitely early morning. Those cherries I ate during the day must have been very heavy.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

I like you roly poly

'Two pounds! How is it possible to gain two pounds in one week?'
'You eat too much,' Husband said.
I scowled at him. 'You're supposed to say the scales are lying.'
'But I like you roly poly. It's sensual and sexy. But I like you slimmer as well because I know that gives you more confidence.' (He's a lovely husband.)

Strictly speaking, according to my Rosemary Conley weigh-in, I have gained 2.5 pounds. Seriously, how is it so easy to gain but so hard to lose?

Then I remember the teacher from the RC slimming class I used to attend saying that fat cells are like balloons. the first time you blow them up it's tricky but each time they're deflated it becomes easier to blow them up again. So really, if you think about it, losing weight makes it easier to get fatter.

Also when you lose weight you need fewer and fewer calories so you have to eat less when you're thin than when you're fat. Which doesn't seem fair at all.

Right, so, proper diet ... no, I really mean it ... starts again today.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

The danger of fruit

Lost 1 lb this week taking me just under 10 st. Not sure how that happened but I suppose there haven't been quite as many treats as the previous week. Still nibbling chocolate (on the quiet) but mostly have replaced bad snacks with fruit. Which would be okay if it were possible to eat only 2 cherries. Or one peach. And not one peach, one banana, two slices of water melon and ten cherries (at least).

I tell myself it's good for me to eat fruit but I can't buy grapes as I will eat a whole bag in one sitting.
'It's only fruit,' I tell myself. Husband overhears me.
'It's full of sugar,' he says.
I poke my tongue out at him. And eat just one more grape. One more before I put them aside. Just one more.

But now I've passed the magic 10 stone mark I should/must be focused. 

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Nearly didn't weigh day

I was very tempted to hide from the scales this week. I felt fat.

Trouble is when I feel fat I get very negative about myself.

And when I get negative I tend to eat.

And when I eat ...

Yes, a vicious circle.

Not doing very well on this diet at all. In fact - unsurprisingly - I put on this week. Probably just over half a pound. (No, I haven't remembered to reset the scales to pounds yet.) 63.8 kg or 140.45 lbs.  Taking me just over 10st again. Almost back to where I started.

Oh phooey.