Monday, 20 January 2014

Starting all over again...

So! It's been a tough and weird couple of years and last year didn't really work out as planned. The 'healthy thing' stopped and I went back to my old ways, putting that weight back on. One amazing thing I *did* do last year is to stop smoking on the 6th of February which means I'm in a better place to start being healthy again now that exercising will be easier. I'm 2 1/2 weeks away from being a whole year since I smoked! To celebrate, this year I'm giving up my daily can of coke zero!  I think each year I will come up with an unhealthy habit I'd like to change for spring...
After a rubbish year and a foody Christmas, I weigh 16stone 3lb, or 227 lb. New goals needed!

20th January 2014 Starting weight 227lbs (16 stone 3lbs) - 70lbs / 5 stone to lose
Start weight 16 stone 3lbs, 227lbs. 20/01/14

- 3lbs = 16 stone / 224lbs
- 7lbs = 15 stone 5lbs / 217lbs (10lbs lost)
- 2lbs = 15 stone 3lbs / 214lbs (1 stone lost)
- 3lbs = 15 stone / 210lbs
- 4lbs = 14 stone 7lbs / 207 (20lbs lost)
- 6lbs = 14 stone 3lbs / 201lbs (2 stone lost)
- 4lbs = 14 stone / 197lbs (30lbs lost)
- 6lbs = 13 stone 6lb / 191lb (overweight bmi of 30)
- 3lbs = 13 stone 3lbs / 187lbs (3 stone lost, also 40lbish)
- 5lbs = 13 stone / 182lbs
- 5lbs = 12stone 7lbs / 177 (50lbs lost)
- 4lbs = 12 stone 3lbs / 172lbs (4 stone lost)
- 3lbs = 12 stone / 169lbs
-2lbs = 11 stone 9lbs / 167 (60lbs lost)
- 8lbs = 11 stone 4lbs / 159lbs (Healthy BMI of 25)
-2lbs = 11 stone 2lb / 157lbs (70lbs / 5 stone lost)

Saturday, 28 April 2012

3rd goal reached! - total loss 21lb!

So! I lost 6lb over the last 2 weeks and that means I have reached my third goal of 20lbs lost since February - 20lbs in 2 months! I'm pretty pleased with that, especially because I went away over easter with a group of friends and had to eat when we could - & in line with them - and as a vegetarian, my choices were limited - and so I did put on a few pounds over easter! I've also had to postpone the running / pause the running after two things happened to stop it - 1. my running partner / mum badly sprained her foot and could barely walk, and 2. WE GOT A PUPPY!!  

Her name is KImber and she's a 11 week old lemon beagle, and we've had her for 2 weeks - oddly enough the same length of time since I last weighed. She's gone from 2 to 4kg since we got her! She's my birthday present from my husband for my 35th birthday and so I've not had space to go running as I'm housetraining, teaching her her name, training her to sit, etc - and the 10-15 minute school run now takes 25-30 minutes and is not at a brisk pace. Eventually though, the idea is that she *will* be able to come running with me, which will not only help encourage me, but also keep me feeling safer and keep her nice and fit (beagles can get chubby if they don't get enough excercise, just like me!). She's going to like me being fitter and healthier too.

Also as an added side note, I now weigh under 15 stone and okay, only just. However, I can barely remember the last time I was under 15 stone and I'm not sure it was any time in the last 8 years...

Wednesday, 4 April 2012


I have my 2nd 25 minute run coming up! I'm on week 7 of the 9 week c25k plan but I feel a bit yuck.

I am going on holiday Friday, to winterborne Houghton in Dorset, with hubby, son and 4 other couples (and two other children). I've planned my running route but I'm a bit worried about pub lunches & evenings of drinking, which has always been par for the course with this group of friends but not how I live anymore! Wish me luck!

Monday, 2 April 2012

April 1st - lost 1 stone!

Since starting in February I've lost a stone and am very pleased about it, as you can imagine.
Clothes are fitting better and thanks to the running, my calves and tummy are firming up as well. I'm still size 16, still 36g, still officially obese, but it's still a really good start. Looking forward to lots more coming off!
A 25 minute run tonight, I'm nervous but quietly confident!

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Reasons to be Fit

Reasons to be Fit submitted by c0ffee-diet


So, with the news this morning that I have lost 11lb in total since starting this thing 5 weeks ago, making me 213lbs now, or 15 stone 3lb, and ALSO having just run for 20 minutes without stopping on the cto5k plan (I feel half dead right now), I think it's time to set my goals!

I started at 224lbs. If I aim for 150lbs that takes me to a healthy weight without being too extreme! That gives me :

75lb to lose

Start weight 224lbs - 16stone - 17/02/12
10lb - 214lb - 15stone 4lb - lost 25/03/12!
10lb - 204lb  - 14stone 8lb
10lb - 194lb - 13stone 12lb - bmi overweight not obese!
10lb - 184lb - 13stone 2lb
10lb - 174lb - 12stone 6lb
10lb - 164lb - 11stone 10lb - healthy BMI 11 stone 8lb!
10lb - 154lb - 11stone
4lb - healthy weight of 150lb = 10stone 10lb!