As you know, I’m taking part in DW Fitness – Festive Challenge. This is a 12 week challenge, running from a couple of weeks ago, to right before Christmas. I posted a few weeks back, about the beginning of the process, so now I’m here for an update! If you read my last post, then you will know that I first weighed-in at 12 stone and 5 1/2 lbs. I confessed to gaining quite a lot of weight after Florida and vowed to get back on with my target of 10 stone!
Well two weeks in and it was weigh-in on Monday. I was pleased to see a weight loss, despite having spent several days ill!
As you can see, I’m now 12 stone, 2lbs! That’s a loss of 3 and a half pounds and I’m pretty pleased with it. There are actually 12 bloggers taking part in this Fitness challenge and so every two weeks we hand in our weigh-in results and a league chart goes up. This week was obviously the first chart but I was pretty pleased to see myself in 4th position!
So as well as weighing-in every two weeks, there are topic prompts provided by DW Fitness, to get us talking about the challenge, previous diets, problems we face etc. This weeks topic was actually previous diets we’ve tried but I’m skipping ahead to the next one as its more relevant for me this week – the struggles I face (I’ll do the other one next time!).
Last week I was really really ill. It started slowly on Monday and got worse over the week. Even by the second day though, I was wanting to eat my weight in chocolate and order takeaway for dinner. It’s hard to admit, but food – and bad food at that, is definitely one of my biggest crouches. When I feel sad, angry, depressed, ill – whenever I’m down – food is my go-to pick-me-up. In fact, that’s one of the biggest reasons I put on weight after Florida, as there just didn’t seem to be much to look forward to, money was tight and my career was up in the air. However finding a better place mentally, has always been the best time to try and lose weight for me.
Anyway I was good. Mostly anyway. Monday-Friday I still tried to eat as well as I could – though I have to admit my appetite disappeared somewhat and I was barely eating at times. However by the weekend – Saturday was my worst feeling day – I did give in to temptation. Chris went out to the supermarket especially for me and bought chocolate cheesecake – 2 slices which I was good and had over two days.
It didn’t end there though. We actually had takeaway for dinner on Sunday night too. This is the first one we’ve had since I’ve been dieting and so I knew that was pretty good anyway. However I was ill, Chris was ill and both of the girls had spent the weekend feeling rough. No one really knew what they wanted and so takeaway was ordered. I wasn’t especially good or restrained over it either, though I probably didn’t eat as much as I do at times. I knew it was weigh-in the next morning but it was really all anyone fancied!
Luckily though, I’m feeling better this week and have been back on track this week. Fingers crossed for keeping the illness at bay and managing to keep losing weight as I did the last couple of weeks. I’ll check back in in a fortnight, to give you my next update!