Life got in the way but I’m back!

Good Afternoon Lovelies!

Firstly, MASSIVE APOLOGIES for it being a while since I last posted. Things got really busy and my mind was elsewhere so blogging wasn’t really in the forefront of my mind.

I have sort of kept on the weight loss/healthy eating bandwagon but only just.

A few things have happened since we last spoke, so here’s a quick run down for you so we can get back to it sharpish!

  • I failed my driving test-I got just 2 faults but cocked it all up on my bay parking because another student pulled into the space at the side of me just as I was about to reverse. I was going to hit them, so the examiner had to tell me to straighten up quick.
  • Lee’s daughter came to stay for Easter- This meant that I threw all healthy eating out of the window as we ate out/had takeaway often (my decision)
  • My exercise regime went out of the window- Because I was preparing for my driving test, my focus shifted to that and my heart wasn’t in exercising at all
  • I handed my notice in at work as I have got a new job-This one is a biggie because it has meant having to sort a lot of stuff out at work ready for me leaving

All these things have made it very hard to post and update you all on here but I have kept up on Instagram and Twitter if any of you want the most up to date info on my life. I promise I will try and be more active on here.I am @Slimmingitmyway on Twitter and Tasha_SlimmingItMyWay on Instagram if you want to find me there!

RIGHT,Onwards and upwards!

My current weight is 13stone 9lb’s down 1lb from last Wednesday but my Slimming World weigh in is this Wednesday coming. I shall update you with the results but I am back to trying to eat healthy and grabbing the good stuff to snack on. Last night I made a few new things that I haven’t made before in a bid to try and get excited about food again.I will post a few pics when I get home but I’m going to try and make one new thing every month and post it here to try and keep you guys interested and also to build myself up a little recipe bank. I do like to come back to recipes on here and re-make them again as my own writing sticks in my head as opposed to reading a recipe off another website (I know that sounds strange but it’s true!).

Back to the gym again tonight to sweat off some of those Easter Eggs and fruity cider that have made their way into my mouth over the past few weeks. I’m not giving up as I have worked too hard for this and still want to see that 12 stone on the scales. My arms also feel more toned now and my legs feel stronger than they ever have before, so I know I’m building muscle, which is fab.

Have any of you guys fell off the bandwagon a bit lately. Is life getting in the way? Believe me when I say I completely understand. Sometimes I don’t want to stand in the kitchen for an hour and a half every night to make tea; I just want to sit down with something that’s been made for me so I have time to chill. I suppose nothing worth having is easy though right?

Anyway lovelies I hope you are glad to have me back and I promise I will update my goings on more often, even if there are no major changes to speak of!

Right, I’m off to exercise my Easter egg bum off! Speak soon xx

SIMW

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Monday Motivation

Good Morning Lovelies!

How are you doing this Monday morning?

I woke up in a miserable mood because I knew that most people I know are on holiday this week (lucky  buggers) as they work at schools, so I felt hard done by having to get up from my comfy bed!

Yesterday, my mum gave me the most recent Slimming World mag to have a read of, so I spent my bus journey this morning flicking through it’s pages of wisdom to help inspire me. At first, I was reading thinking, ‘I know this, I’ve done it, I’ve lost the weight’, but then I read more and couldn’t help but get inspired by some of the stories and recipes that were in there.

It’s easy to feel like you’ve written the book on weight loss sometimes (though I never claim this) and that you already know everything about how to stay healthy and keep the weight off. However, sometimes it takes looking at someone else’s story to remind you that there’s always something to learn (and to give you that kick up the bum you need).

I’m pretty sure, after speaking to family members and reading more into it, that I will be joining Slimming World this coming Wednesday and going to my mum’s group in Cudworth. That’s not saying I’ve failed at my mission. My mission was always to get healthier which, in turn, would make me happier and that still stands. I’m just admitting that I need some extra support and to be honest I’m fed up of circling around just under the 14 stone mark. I still feel like I could be healthier and stronger and yet I am being too lazy (compared to what I am capable of) and have gotten complacent.

So after my initial grump this morning, my miserable mood has been transformed into one of renewed motivation to have a good week for healthy eating and snacking on the healthier options. After reading some of the recipes and tips from the Slimming World magazine, I have found so many new snacks/meals I can make that I have all the ingredients for in my cupboard! A particular one I want to try is the Rise ‘n’ shine jackets for breakfast on page 41 of the mag because they sound so tasty and are an alternative breakfast option.

I’ll let you know if I definitely take the plunge and go to group on Wednesday; but until then, I am going to write down what I eat and at what time to see if I can curb my cravings for shoving everything edible in my mouth!

Have a fab day lovelies and remember, Monday’s aren’t always miserable; they can be a great starting point to try something new and begin your journey to a healthier you (god that sounds so cheesy…sorry!)

SIMW

xx

 

Weigh day Wednesday 15/7/15

Happy Wednesday lovelies! (I know it’s really Thursday but was Wednesday when I wrote this )

So today I got on the scales and weighed in at:

That’s a loss of 1 lb with only three days of exercise as I had a driving lesson on Thursday and it will be the same this week too. I am happy with the loss.

Going on from my last progress post,I went to TGI Fridays and it was a massive let down.The service was ridiculously slow and the portions were NOT big.I had half a rack of ribs with fries (didn’t get a pic as I was ravenous) and Lee had a pulled pork burger and fries. The food tasted lovely but there was not enough there for the £12 that mine cost.

Anyway, here are a few pics from the night…

Sweetheart cocktail- this was lush and at £5.75 was a bargain!
With the moomaa
Picture with C3PO naturally!
With Lee
and a pic with R2D2!

On another note, my gym is officially closing on July 31st, no two ways about it. I was gutted when I found out the meeting had been had and they basically gave Danny (gym instructor) no hope of running the gym self-employed. It feels like a chapter of my life has closed. It wasn’t the best gym but it was where all my hard work was done on the fitness front. I am sad to be leaving it. Here are a few pics of my time spent there (cue sad music)…

Day I found out It was shutting, not a soul in sight. 🙁
Taking advantage of the mirror 😀
Working hard on the leg press ouch!
Catching my expression after a workout…KNACKERED!
Bit blurry, but catching myself on the treadmill.
Getting rid of my bingo wings!

This is a new start for me now, as from the beginning of August I will be joining a large mainstream gym called DW Sports. It is more expensive but I’m hoping it will give me the kick up the bum I need. It has tons of machines to use, weights, a matted area for floor exercises, swimming pool, showers, place to eat… basically it has everything. So I am going to kick myself up the bum and go where my mum is. It’ll be so nice to go to the gym with someone again instead of being on my own. You can motivate yourself for so long but it gets hard.

Two of my sisters go there now too so it’ll be nice having the famalam back together again.

You never know, I may just get to 12 stone for Christmas!

Wish me Luck!

Sorry this has been  along post but a lot has happened!

Til next time weight loss warriors, keep plodding on!

SIMW

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Where’s my Motivation??

Hi there lovelies.

Just thought I would have a touch base with you as I feel I have neglected my blog a little bit. I started this blog because I wanted to feel accountable for my actions that related to my weight loss and living healthier and also it was somewhere to chronicle my progress.

Lately however, I feel I have just been going through the motions.I wanted to share this with you as why should I share the ups without sharing the downs?

I feel like I’ve lost my motivation a bit and my get-up-and-go has got up and buggered off! I don’t know what to do to re-jig my motivation and get back on it.I am finding myself being more lazy with things in general and can’t exactly figure out why. Maybe I am only seeing the negative which isn’t good. I know I have just had a long 4 day weekend off that was fuelled with Easter chocolate, regular chocolate, booze and a lack of exercise (my gym was shut yesterday).

Tomorrow when I get weighed, I am expecting a gain of 1-2lb’s because I know what I have eaten and only by divine happenings will I lose weight. I need to get myself out of my funk but don’t know what to do. I definitely want to change-up my exercise routine and do something different, especially now the weather is improving.I’m just not creative when it comes to exercise and won’t stick to it unless I have someone to do it with (I know I shouldn’t rely on others but it really helps me).

Any advice, help and encouragement will be much appreciated. I need a bit of a reminder of what it feels like to be motivated because right now I just want to be skinny. Days like this I wonder why I was slapped with the fat stick when I know SO MANY PEOPLE who eat much more than me, exercise a lot less and yet have lovely figures.

The rational part of me tells me that yeah they may be skinny, but they’re probably not healthy but sometimes I just wish it was easier. It sucks always having to work hard to lose weight when for other people, it seems genetics are their friend. I don’t really hate skinny people; I’m just feeling a demotivated that’s all.

Feeling sorry for myself right now. All bloggy cuddles will be greatly received.:(

SIMW

xxx

Weigh Day Wednesday 11/3/15

Good Morning Weight Loss Warriors!

I am feeling pretty damn good today because….I lost 1lb and half woo! It’s not much but its the right amount I feel to have it coming off bit by bit in a healthy way.

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To be honest, at the minute I am feeling rather lazy with keeping an eye on my food intake. I could have lost more this week, I know that. But KFC called my name and I went to an anniversary party and ate my own weight in sandwiches, buns and cheesecake. I just lost control, or at least that’s how I saw it. I probably didn’t eat all that much but I felt like a greedy cow.

Honesty is the best policy; I’m not going to sit here and tell you I had a fantastic week because I didn’t. The one thing I am sticking with is my exercise routine and I think that is saving me at the minute. I need to keep in mind that there will come a time when I plateau and the weight stops coming off, then I will seriously need to look at how much I am taking in.

This week I am back using Myfitnesspal to try to help track my calories so let’s see how that goes. I genuinely hope you all have a good week and let me know how your weight loss is going in the comments.

Love you all!

SIMW

xx