Thursday, 20 May 2010

Weigh in & Inspiration

I lost 1lb at weigh in this week and I was very pleased with that as really wasn't sure what to expect. I've really got to get my act together as I've been rather lucky to lose and my luck is going to run out if I don't get back on track.

So to remind myself why I'm doing this here's my reasons for loing weight and why I'm going to get to goal....

  • I want to be healthy
  • I want to be fitter
  • I want another baby and I don't want to be plus size and pregnant again. It was horrid being treated as high risk despite having a very straight forward pregnancy and labour
  • I want to be able to buy nice clothes and shop in 'normal' shops
  • I don't want to have to worry about being to big for turnstiles, seatbelts, chairs and so on...
  • I want to be able to keep up with my son when he starts running round
  • I want people to see me for me not just as the fat girl, I don't want to be judged before people even give me a chance
  • I want to buy a much smaller wedding dress and get married when I'm slim not plus size
  • I want to feel confident and not feel the need to hide behind my weight
  • I don't want my son to be embarrassed by me when he grows up and goes to school

I'm going to get to goal this time because...

  • I will not give up
  • I'm looking at this as a lifestyle change not just a 'diet
  • I've started making activity part of my daily life
  • I'm making the effort to understand when my weak moments are and trying to find ways to cope with them that doesn't involve emotional eating
  • Shaun is doing weight watchers with me which makes it easier to stay on track
  • I will not label myself as a failure because of one gain
  • I'm trying not to make excuses to eat and track my points all of the time
  • We've tried cooking new things and actually eat nicer food now than before we were doing weight watchers
  • My head is in the right place and I'm going to keep it that way - I will not lose my weightloss mojo!!
So there's a few of the main reasons for doing this and a few of the reasons why I will get to goal. I just needed to remind myself so I can get my motivation back as its been slowly slipping away. I really want to have a good week as I'm so close to some of my mini goals (half a pound from my 10% and only 3 lbs away from being 18 stone something!)


  1. Everything on your "I'm going to get to goal this time because..." list I was going yup, yup, yup lol it's almost as if I wrote that list! That and I'm only 0.5lb away from my 10% too! I have my WI tomorrow :0/ anyway I'll keep my fingers crossed for you for next week and I hope you get your 10%, you certainly sound super motivated so I'm sure you'll do just fine :)

    Well done on your 1lb loss this week too.

    Lauren/Lozzie/Billysababe xxx

  2. Well fngers crossed we can both get our 10% this week!! I thought a reminder of why I'm doing this was needed its so easy to lose motivation. Love your blog btw! :D