Thursday, 13 October 2011

Stress For Weight Loss

Well I'm delighted to say I've lost two pounds this week, and I'm going to attribute it all to the stress of job hunting.  I've either been too busy to eat of feeling too nervous.

This is going to be a really short post this morning as I'm off for a job interview today and I need to get ready.  So fingers crossed and yipee I lost weight this week.....

Luv Suz xx

Monday, 10 October 2011

Dismal Dismal Dismal

Morning all, it's a very dismal day here, it's raining again, like it's done for most of the weekend.  I haven't been out for a walk all weekend.  I haven't done any other exercise either.  Mostly I've hibernated and spent the time between planning my son's birthday party and eating the things we've been making.

So it's Monday again and again I've not been great since Thursday.  See a pattern?  It's not good.  How am  I going to get through the winter continuing to lose weight if i can't even get through a few weeks of rain.

Not sure how the rest of this week is going to go, I've got too many things to do to get on with some good exercise.
Monday, shopping and ironing,
Tuesday into Edinburgh to meet some recruitment agents and buy a new suit,
Wednesday and Thursday, tidy house for mother in law arriving.
Friday more food shopping, mother in law arriving, Tom having friend over....

feeling harassed just looking at the list....

Have a good week
Suz xx

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Dieting in the Winter

Morning all, I'm a bit later than usual today as things are really busy here, so many job applications and info flying here there and everywhere and even the odd power cut.

Well I haven't lost anything this week, which I'm a bit disappointed with but then again haven't put on anything either.  You'll see from my exercise list that mostly I was walking this week, even though I had hoped to get in some more calorie burning aerobics.

I have to admit the weather is putting a serious dampener on my mood, which is not good.  In the spring and summer the world is full of lovely sunny possibilities but in autumn it's just dull and drab and mostly that's how I feel.  Most things feel like just too much effort.  Not good when applying for jobs or motivating yourself to get some exercise.

I've been chatting with my mum about dieting and exercise over the winter and how you keep up the momentum, and sadly we didn't really come to any conclusions.  I will say clearly I'm not giving up, there is no giving up, after all I'm not really on a diet as such, this is a change of lifestyle.  I would however like to keep losing weight and that seems hard to achieve at the moment.

On a plus note I did get a dress for my Christmas night out.  So it's an animal print maxi dress.  Not the sort of thing I would usually buy, I'm more a block colour kind of person but it looked good on and I felt thinner and taller wearing it so thumbs up.  If I lose any weight then the dress will only look better...yipee

That's me today, have a good week all.

Suzanne xx

Monday, 3 October 2011

Christmas Night Out

Hi all, I've had a so, so weekend.  Not been very bad, but not been very good either.  Had a wee jump on the scales this morning and predictably I'm still the same weight.  Still 3 days to go before weigh in.

In the hope of creating some motivation, my friend Ali and I organised a Christmas night out.  I'm quite excited I really like to dance, in fact with the right shoes I can dance all night.  So my mind has been turning to outfits.  I've spent some time this weekend scrolling through pages and pages of dresses on line.  I've looked at and

ASOS PETITE Exclusive Exagerated Tutu Dress

Really love this dress on ASOS but can't imagine myself in it, at least not yet, maybe Christmas next year.

Alara Dress
Really liked this one at but at £170 it's over twice what I'd want to pay.

Mostly I've come to the conclusion that I have no idea what will suit me any more.  I'm two stone lighter and now have short hair.

Think it's time for a good wander round the shops trying on a few frocks.  Good bit of motivation.

Have a good day

Luv Suz xx

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Getting Back To It...

Morning all, can't believe it's Thursday again.  It's been another loss free week.  Not that I'm surprised, I've eaten what I felt like and did no real exercise.  On the other hand it's a testament to the Paul McKenna method that I've not put on any weight.  In a way this gives me some hope for the future that even after I've lost everything I'll be able to hold at a weight.

Still today I'm feeling much better and all ready to get some exercise.  Once my breakfast has had the required 2 hrs to settle I'll be getting on with some light Salsacise.  I'm not going to do the full programm as I still think that might be beyond me for today but I think I could do the 2 basic routines a couple of times to make up an hour.  Sounds like a plan...  Hopefully if the weather holds I'll also get out for a nice evening walk.

Feeling all bright and cheery this morning, probably because it's all bright and cheery outside.

Have a good day everyone, more on Monday.

Luv Suz xx

Monday, 26 September 2011

Walking Walking and More Walking

Morning all, I'd like to say I'm all better now and absolutely brimming with energy but that would be a lie.  I am better, but still not well enough to salsacise or do any serious aerobic exercise.  So this will be walking week.  The weather has picked up and the forecast for the week is bright with very little rain, at least so far.  It's walk to school week as well so this seems like a good chance to get in lots of walking.

Not a great weekend for food, out on Friday night for a handbag party.  Loads of fun and great chat, some wine and food, reasonably  late night.  This left me feeling tired and listless on Saturday so there was a little munching and then chocolate truffle roulade at night.  Hang my head in shame.  Yesterday wasn't too bad we headed out for a lovely walk in the morning, only to find ourselves ankle deep in mud in Bellsquarry Woods.  We then decided to collect some Brambles and a few apples from the Orchard, this sadly led to gorgeous home made bramble and apple scones.

Today is a new day and after all that my best hope for Thursday is to keep my weight stable.

So a question...

Why can't I get myself into the healthy lifestyle when I'm not able to do aerobic exercise?

I have noticed that on days where I exercise I find it much easier to resist eating when I'm not hungry.

Have a great day everyone and fingers crossed for Thursday.

Luv Suz xx

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Still not well :0(

OK this is going to be a short one as I'm running late this morning and there really isn't much to say about this week.

On the weight loss front I've managed to hold my weight this week which considering I'm still snotty as hell and my throat hurts too is a miracle.  I have been trying to minimise the comfort food but when your poor wee throat is sore lovely ice cream just feels so good.  Also I don't think throat lozenges are particularly low in calories.

I did get a good nights sleep last night so I'm feeling a bit perkier but unfortunately still not well enough to get some salsa or some urban groove on.  I miss my exercise... walking is good but not the same sense of achievement.

Today I've joined in a school mums diet club, not like weight watchers just a chance for us all to support each other in our get slim for Christmas efforts.  So a big good luck shout out to the Bellsquarry P2 Mums Diet Club...

So have a great day all and please send lots of happy get well thoughts in my direction.

Luv Suz xx