Life Update: Marriage and Weight Gain

As the title suggests, this is both a positive and kick up the bum post.

I need to get it out or I’ll explode. So first the good; I GOT MARRIED!

WOOOOOOO! After nearly 9 years I finally got hitched to Mr Fisher and I could not be happier.

Here are just a few pics of the amazing day.

It was a wonderful day and soo many people came.

And now the not so good.

I am really struggling with this healthy living lark.

In the lead up to the wedding I had something to aim for because I needed to make sure I could fit into my dress but I had been struggling for a while if I’m being honest with myself.

Firstly, this has nothing to do with quitting Slimming World as that was making me miserable; that was obsessing TOO MUCH about the scales, which isn’t healthy either in my opinion.

I know living healthy will help me live longer but something just isn’t clicking for the long-term in my brain at the moment.

At the weekend,we did our weekly shop and along with all the typical salad that is a regular in my trolley now, we picked up some indian starters, not just 1 or 2,4 different varieties and about 6 of each. Then I fancied one of those packs of mediterranean meats; you know the ones that have fat in them like serrano ham and such like. So I grabbed a huge pack because they were the only ones that had variety and because we had that, we got a pizza to put some of the meat on. (I NEVER BUY PIZZA IN THE SUPERMARKET)

I feel like I’m losing control of my ability to say no, or my ability to balance out the bad with the good. I was pretty good last week because when I’m at work, I have routine, but it gets to Friday and its like I let my cares disappear and shovel whatever I can in my mouth.

I feel like if Lee’s having something, then I want it too because I don’t want to miss out. I HATE MISSING OUT,especially when it comes to food.

I know I should draw a line under it and enjoy those little wobbles because life is about balance, but I can see my body shape changing and not for the better. 😦

I’ve worked so frigging hard but it seems to be getting really hard for me to keep my healthy food in check.

My little sister is joining Slimming World with my mum on Wednesday, so I’m hoping they can give me some motivation because I don’t want to go back up into the next stone bracket because I’ll feel like I’ve failed.

I’m trying not to use the scales too much but I need to get over myself and see what the damage is, and take my measurements again to see where I am with things.

I need help. How do you get back on it if your brain has basically given up and every time anyone offers you anything remotely naughty,you say yes straight away.

PLEASE HELP, I am seriously struggling :((

SIMW

xx

Weigh Day Wednesday 19/8/15

Hi There lovelies,

This past week has been a pretty good one in terms of exercise. I’m really getting into the new gym routine now and am figuring out my limits and resistance levels on the different cardio machines.  I am sweating a ton though when I’m at the gym and my other half suggested I am pushing it a bit too hard..ah well.

I was good with my food too apart from Saturday where I ended up having 6 slices of white bread in one day! This was just due to laziness and nothing else.

I had a drink on Friday and Saturday so still enjoyed myself. On Saturday I wore my new Boohoo bargain dress (£5) out to a family do.I posted a picture that Lee took up on my social media and had a crazy positive reaction that I wasn’t quite prepared for. Here is the picture:

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So many people commented and their lovely comments really boosted my confidence. I know its vain but stuff like this really spurs me on to keep going, even on those days where I feel shit and fat.

I will post no makeup photos and pics where my clothes don’t exactly flatter me…

…to show my attempts to slim into a smaller size, stretch marks on show and all. Its that accountability thing all over again. If I post it then you see it and see that I don’t just post the pretty pictures but the flabby ones too!:)

Anyway back to my weigh in this morning. I tried not to get my hopes up because it was potentially a massive weight loss milestone but I didn’t want to be gutted if I hadn’t achieved that. So much seemed to be weighing on today’s weigh in (pun not intended). I got on the scales and…

 I HAVE NOW LOST 8 STONE! I CAN NOW SAY I HAVE LOST A SMALL PERSON! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

Sorry about that, minor outburst there… but YAY!

Here’s hoping I can get another half a stone off before I go away in September so I can feel comfortable enough to wear a bikini. :D.

Speak soon lovelies!

SIMW

xx

Weigh Day Wednesday 12/8/15

Hi Lovelies, Just a quick post today as not much to report.

This week I have maintained and didn’t get the 2 lb loss for 8 stone total loss that I so wanted. I have been pretty good but then I think I had a big loss last week so maybe this week is just my body balancing itself out.

I am getting used to my new gym but still need to build a routine so I can get comfortable with it. Yesterday I did some work on the treadmill, cross trainer, rowing machine and then did some stomach exercises with a medicine ball.

It’s weird getting used to a whole set of new equipment that works and feels so different form everything I have used previously. I’m hoping this is a good thing though and will help boost my fitness levels in the long-term.

There is inspiration walking round all over in my gym in the form of super fit people with toned arms and muscly abs and I wanted to utilise this inspo to achieve my potential.

Today is a swimming day (I’m going to try to have a swimming day every Wednesday) and I am really looking forward to a nice swim, a dip in the jacuzzi and also the healthy glow you get after being in said jacuzzi.

Fingers crossed for a week of healthy choices and trying out more exercises at the gym. Oo I even did a spin class on Friday and it was super sweaty but super awesome-more on that in a separate post!

Overall, I am happy with my progress and hope that next week I get the loss I really want so I am able to say I have lost the equivalent of a small person haha.

Anyway before I go and seen as its mid-week, I thought I would share some recent pics alongside a picture of me at my biggest. It’s just so you can all have a nosey really haha but also to remind me of my progress from the very beginning.

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Old holiday photo from a few years ago;not far from my biggest.Look how big my arms are!
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Dressed as Luigi for a friend’s hen do:lost about 4.5 stone here
New dress bought from Boohoo.com in a size 14! 😀
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Was about 21 stone here out for a works do.
Recent Friday work attire on a sunny day; posing like a ballerina for ya :p
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On holiday last year:4.5 stone lost.
More recent work attire :p
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Another holiday pic from a few years ago;smiling on the outside but unhappy inside 🙁
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From The Rainbow Run earlier this year; had lost about 6.5 stone.

 

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My most recent pic posing in the new gym ready for action!

 

Remember, Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re probably right.

WELL I THINK I CAN! LET’S DO THIS!

SIMW

x

Weigh day Wednesday 1/7/15

NOTE: I wrote this post yesterday but didn’t have time to post so here is yesterday’s weigh day!

Hi there lovelies!

Is anyone else melting in this 30ºC heat wave? It’s currently thundering and lightning here in South Yorkshire as we can’t seem to take the sunshine without a thunderstorm!

Anyway back to my weigh in. Last week I gained 3lb’s and understood why (too much naughty food). This week I have lost just over 2lb’s so now weigh 14 stone 7lb and a quarter.(Woop!)

I feel fab and have taken to social media to basically be vain about my progress. Do you think there’s a limit as to how vain you can be because I don’t want to annoy people and make them think I’m rubbing it in their faces. However in the same breath,I feel like I deserve to shout it from the rooftops because I am working hard for this and am chuffed with the results so far!

Do you guys post progress pics or talk about your journey on social media? I find it helps me stay focused when people comment on how well I’m doing. It spurs me on!

This was a progress pic I posted yesterday on social media after buying some new lounge wear from New Look:

I had so many compliments from family and friends saying well done and asking how I did it.

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                    Dan is my gym instructor so his comments meant a lot.

I know I’m being a bit self-absorbed but those who have followed my blog from the beginning will know that this is a huge thing for me.
To even post a picture like this 18 months ago was completely unthinkable. So if you’re progressing well on your journey but feel like you have plateaued lately and lost some motivation, look back at those ‘before’ photos and then look in the mirror. You are doing it! Progress is always good no matter how slow.

So if you feel comfortable,please post your pictures and tell me your stories in the comments because you all deserve to feel amazing in your bodies.  Do you post progress on your social media? If so, how do people react? Flaunt your progress pics ladies and gents!

SIMW

x

Weigh Day Wednesday 17/6/15

Hi guys.

Today’s post is a bit of an odd one because this week by some divine miracle, I have managed to lose 5lb and a quarter…

  I don’t really know how this has happened to be honest! I have no idea what to think.I sent my mum the following message:IMG_7892

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So  you can see how unsure I am to believe these.I know from last week’s Weigh Day Wednesday I said I was going to try to not obsess about the scales but this has thrown it all up in the air. Last week I was on my period, so was bloated, I danced like mad on Friday when I went out with some friends (but technically the alcohol should’ve cancelled out those calories burned), I ate a massive burger and chips in a drunken stupor when I got in (bad move Tash) and went swimming on Sunday with my mum (because I didn’t go to the gym Thursday). These are the only things that I have done differently to other weeks.

All I can think is maybe last week my weigh-in was higher because I was bloated and this week with the swimming, my bloating has gone and I have lost a bit….This is me over-analysing when I should just take what I can get and be happy.

So let’s just say I feel healthy, I have eaten better for the majority of the week and have had a few comments to spur me on. Now I think I really need to focus on toning up because my stomach in particular is a war zone of loose skin and stretch marks. I know the marks won’t go but I need to pull it all in if possible. Any ideas will be welcome.

Have a fab day everyone

SIMW

xx