Weight loss Update Post – September

It’s been over  month now since I was all riled up and determined to lose weight, so how did I do so far?

If you haven’t read my first weight loss post and want to catch up on what I am on about, then check out my 47 reasons post. Well for most of the last month it was an epic fail in so many ways. I realised that I was a little silly to start a new diet and healthy eating routine in the midst of the school Summer holidays.

weight-loss update

We had loads of days out, where there was the temptation of pasties, cakes, hot chocolates, ice creams and more. Usually when dieting, I avoid temptations where possible, but in the holidays I was surrounded by them and I’ll admit it – I was weak.

I did lose weight though…a whole 8lbs in total, however this weight was not off my original starting weight, but off the weight I kept putting on from all the temptations that I failed to resist.

Therefore I ended the school summer holidays at exactly the same weight as I started, but in all honesty I was pleased with that, as after all the treats to not be any heavier was a relief!

Since the boys have been back at school, I’ve been cutting back again and mostly resisting temptation. I am currently 2lbs down at 10 stone exactly, but I’ve not gotten in to a single item of my 47 reason clothes yet.

However, I am back in the right mindset, and I think that is half the battle. I know I can do it, as I’ve done it before. I used to be a lot bigger than I am now, and I will show you a ‘lovely’ photo of the size I used to be when I reveal my before shot from this time later on when I’m feeling braver.

Last time when I lost over 2 and a half stones, I did it by getting up early every morning to do an hour on the exercise bike before the school run and just cutting back on food in general. I ate the same, but just less of it.

So from today I am going to do an hours exercise a day, because of my on going back and hip issues for now this exercise will just be fast walking, but I am hoping to build up to more as time goes on. I have a treadmill in my spare room (the bike went ages ago but now missing it!) so on wet days or when I don’t have much time I will use the treadmill, and on nice days I can go for a walk on the beach or to the woods or somewhere else gorgeous in Cornwall.

I have a National Trust membership, so I may even start using this solo for a stroll around the grounds of some of the houses.

I am already cutting back, and trying to avoid temptation, but i also won a competition on Twitter this week for a weeks supply of Slim Fast. When this arrives, I will try it out and hopefully it will give my weight-loss a kick start, I’ll let you know how I get on with it.

I’m not going to be being unhealthy and be starving myself at all, and all the way through my weight loss ‘journey’ (does this word make anyone else cringe now after so many reality tv shows where they’re all on that ‘journey’?) I will be honest with you about what has worked and what hasn’t and about my weight.

I’m hoping to have good news each time, but if not I will share the bad with you as well – gulp.

I will only write a weight-loss post when I have something to tell you, something different I am trying, or just at least once a month to keep you in the loop, as I am sure no one wants to read a post every week about how I lost a lb!

Wish me luck lovely people, as I am sticking to my original target of emptying that bag of 47 reasons by the end of this year! I am now off to get on the treadmill, although I hate not being able to run like I used to, I can multi-task and deal with emails etc on my phone whilst on the treadmill, there’s always a positive to most things!

Stevie x

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  1. 21 September 2015 / 10:11 am

    Good luck Stevie! Sounds like you’re really motivated to do this. After a weekend of eating cake, I think I need to do this too! Hx

    • 21 September 2015 / 6:28 pm

      Thank you, I’ve got my motivated head on again now ;) I do suspect I’ll be a bit achey tomorrow from the hour on the treadmill today though, as it takes some getting used to again!

      Stevie x

  2. 21 September 2015 / 3:42 pm

    Though I’m not a huge fan of the treadmill, I can’t deny the magic of being able to multitask! Also, I wish I’d kept my “47” — I have nothing to wear now. :(

    You can do it!

    • 21 September 2015 / 6:29 pm

      Thanks Meg, I sooo want to get back into some of those clothes!

      Stevie x

  3. 21 September 2015 / 4:03 pm

    Oh wow Slim Fast now that’s a name I’ve not heard in ages! I remember my Nain used to do the Slim Fast diet and would attend Weight Watchers meetings – worked well for her.

    I can imagine how difficult it would be to stay clear of temptations – especially in the land of cornish pasties and clotted cream! :) I can’t resist temptations either… I ate 9 packets of chocolate biscuits recently – not all in one sitting mind! I’m thinking of joining Slimming World.

    Good luck with your weight loss journey! x

    • 21 September 2015 / 6:42 pm

      With three males in the house food temptation is never far away as they all have huge appetites! Determined to get back in those clothes though ;)

      Stevie xx

  4. 22 September 2015 / 1:04 pm

    I started my journey right a the end of the school holidays so haven’t faced the obsticles yet! I have October half term to face yet though!! #weighloseorstay

    • 22 September 2015 / 10:44 pm

      Eek I hadn’t thought of the October half term, and we’re going away for a long weekend as well – wish me luck with that ha! ;)

      Stevie x

  5. becca farrelly
    22 September 2015 / 3:33 pm

    Good Luck! Iam glad your feeling positive and ready for the next stage of your ‘journey’!! I will be interested in how you find slimfast as I don’t diet as such at all but iam always interested how people get on with diets :)


    • 22 September 2015 / 10:36 pm

      The slimfast arrived this afternoon, so I’ll be starting it tomorrow! :)

      Stevie x

  6. 22 September 2015 / 10:03 pm

    The holidays are the worst. I put on so much weight by eating all the rubbish the children were enjoying. Good luck and I look forward to your update

    • 22 September 2015 / 10:30 pm

      In Cornwall I’m never more than a five minute drive from a pasty or cream tea, I’m surrounded by temptations! My Slimfast weeks supply box from Twitter arrived today though, so I’ll be starting that for a week tomorrow, crossed fingers it helps!

      Stevie x

  7. 23 September 2015 / 2:12 pm

    I think it’s great that you managed to come out even after your holidays and days out! I know I always come back from holiday heavier. That in and of itself is a great achievement!!

    • 23 September 2015 / 5:06 pm

      Thank you, I’m being much more strict and motivated now we’re back to normal! :)

      Stevie x

  8. 23 September 2015 / 2:43 pm

    I think summer is hard for all of us, with day trips and temptations you did great to not put any extra weight on. Good for you for getting back into it though, I’ll be looking forward to hearing how you get on. x

    • 23 September 2015 / 7:09 pm

      Thanks lovely, I’ve got my motivated head on now and been very good for the last couple of days and feeling good for it!

      Stevie x

  9. 23 September 2015 / 3:44 pm

    Losing weight is so blumming hard – I came back off holiday pushing 10 st again, I need to make more effort with winter (and Christmas!!) looming and more excuses for comfort food and eating way too much!!

    Good luck with the rest of your weight loss, if you feel like motivating me that’d be great thanks! haha! xx

    • 23 September 2015 / 7:10 pm

      It is soooo unfair ow easy it is to put on and how hard to lose it!

      Stevie xx

  10. 23 September 2015 / 9:25 pm

    Good luck and It seems like you have done very well the summer holidays are really hard for dieting. I look forward to seeing how you get on :) #weighloseorstay

    • 24 September 2015 / 8:29 pm

      I’m doing a week of slimfast at the moment as a little kickstarter, as I won a weeks worth of shake and snacks on Twitter and exercising every day and I have to say I am feeling so much better for it!

      Stevie x

  11. 24 September 2015 / 3:52 pm

    I really struggled over the summer holidays but have just restarted SW. Hope you have a good week x #weighloseorstay

    • 24 September 2015 / 8:30 pm

      Good luck with SW, I’ll be interested to see how you get on with it! :)

      Stevie x

  12. 24 September 2015 / 7:22 pm

    Good luck!! It sounds like you’re in the right frame of mind, which is half the battle. I agree it’s not about starving yourself but being sensible and eating healthy foods. I look forward to following how you get on. Thanks for linking up to #FitnessFriday

    • 24 September 2015 / 7:27 pm

      Thanks lovely and thanks for hosting!

      Stevie x