In my last post about keeping motivated I made up a list of what I needed to do to to keep me on my diet, here’s my personal keeping motivated list:
Set a realistic goal
My goal is to get to 10 stone by Christmas, that gives me a total of 24 weeks to lose 27 pound, just over 1 pound a week seems realistic to me. (I’ve already lost 3 pound so that’s now only 24 pound in 23 weeks!)
It’s the start of day 6 of the diet and so far so good. I’ve been on plan, i’m still motivated and i’m hoping for a decent loss when I weigh in on Monday morning. As you may or may not know, I lost nearly 2 stone on Slimming World a couple of years ago. Since then, i’ve managed to put pretty much all of it back on but i’ve decided it’s now time for me to finally lose this weight (and keep it off) once and for all.
Right now i’m feeling motivated to shift this weight, but the negative part of me in the back of my mind is worried that this determination just won’t last. It’s happened before, i’ve started a diet with the best intentions and 2 weeks in have just given up and gone back to being a pig and so this time i’m preempting this happening. I’ve done some research on keeping motivated and while a lot of it either didn’t apply to me personally or just didn’t seem realistic there was a few things that made sense, here’s what i’ve taken from my research and what I think will work for me. Continue reading →
So here we go again, after having lost nearly 2 stone a couple of years ago I have managed to put nearly all of it back on again (oops). So here I am at 11 st 13 pound (I was 10 st 7 pound at my lowest) and on Day 1 of my new journey. Ideally I would like to get to 10 st 7 pound so i’ve 20 pound to lose, which is not unrealistic as long as I can actually stick to my diet for more than a couple of weeks.
If you follow me on instagram you will have seen me start again about 20 different times with different diets and fail every single time. I haven’t been in the right frame of mind for dieting. I moved in with my boyfriend about 12 months ago and we have been enjoying life and eating everything in sight since then.
I finally feel like I am in the right frame of mind to start again for good, I turned 30 a couple of days ago and I had wanted to be at target for my 30th but it just never happened, so I am determined that I will be at target for Christmas this year . Christmas is 24 weeks away so that evens out to about a 1 pound per week loss, which is absolutely possible. Continue reading →
I’m back on my Slimming World journey after putting all my weight back on (I know, naughty me) and was just curious what people want from my blog. Before, I only posted about my diet but I feel like that is only one small facet of my life and I want to post about more. Would me posting about my life, cats, opinions etc as well as posting about Slimming World stop you from coming to the blog or would it not matter? Hopefully this poll will help!
I found this recipe on Pinterest and thought I’d give it a go. I tweaked it slightly as the original used tater tots (I think they’re some kind of American potato type thing?) and I’ve just used good old sweet potato mash. Anyway they’re super quick and simple to make, I did most of it by eye rather than measuring and they worked out great. Here’s what I did and I’ve also put a link to the original page so you can have a look there too as there’s loads of pictures to guide you. Continue reading →