Wednesday, 28 April 2010

quick one.

I've got a couple of things to do this afternoon (sleeping is one of them, otherwise I'm going to collapse at about 9pm) but am back from weigh in and have had some lunch - am hungry again so going to have a yoghurt I think!

I lost 7lbs, which is totally freaking insane - Don't congratulate me because I've been a total arse this week with my eating and frustrated everyone. I've nearly eaten the same amount of points at 3pm today that I did for the whole of yesterday - so I'm a stupid idiot. My leader quite rightly pointed it out to me so this week I'm going to make more of an effort to eat my points.

Still, I have another silver 7 and I'm 2.5lbs from 3 stone lost! 10.5lbs away from the 50lb, amazing stuff.

Hope you're all having good weeks and good luck to those weighing in.

Happy Slimming =)

MissyB xxx

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

the one with the night before.

I'm insanely nervous about WI tomorrow - after going 10 over my points on Friday I've drastically cut down to compensate, which in all honesty hasn't been very healthy at all, so am not going to continue with just eating salad and crispbreads next week.

I weighed myself on a Boots scale today whilst in Gorleston just to get an idea of whether I've put on or lost and it said 16st 12lbs???? If that comes up on the scales tomorrow at WI I'll probably collapse with shock - anyway, all scales are calibrated differently, I should know that more than most, so providing it didn't say 17st 6lbs or whatever, I'm happy.

As above suggests I've been limiting myself to quite a restricted diet this week - next week I'll encourage myself to eat more but I have this rubbish mentality of just thinking I can cut out the odd bits and pieces out of my daily diet and before I know it I've eaten 14pts instead of 20-odd. I know in order for this diet to work I need to do it properly and not starve myself - doing that will only ensure that when I get down to the desired weight I will only be able to sustain it if I eat minimal foods. I don't want that.

Anyway, W-day is tomorrow and I'll find out the damage. Hope you are all having fabulous weeks and good luck to those weighing in tomorrow and the rest of the week.

Happy Slimming =)

MissyB xxx

Friday, 23 April 2010

first blip - slap me now!

Hi all,

Well, as the title suggests I've not had an entirely saintly day. I'm not sure what went wrong in the wiring of my brain when I woke up this morning but I was off kilter all day. You know the kind of days, when things don't really feel quite real? That was today.

Yesterday was mine and Rob's anniversary so after he finished work he came over to Norwich and we went out for dinner. Up until then I'd only had 4 points in preparation for whatever happened that evening (as we didn't have a specific plan) - in the end we ended up going to La Tasca as everywhere else was packed! They have a new platter option which is labelled "Healthy" and is cheaper than getting seperate dishes, so we had that. Was basically olives (although there was a lot of oil!), grilled chicken and prawns, roasted veg in tomato sauce, grilled salmon (I think, although it was quite crispy), salad with olive oil and avocado and melon with serrano ham. It was pretty hard to point - some of the dishes were in the Eat Out guide but as this was a new menu they had quite a few new things. In the end I pointed the whole thing at around 15-16 points. I also had a glass of wine when out (small) and a WW Chocolate Mousse for dessert when we got in. So had 24/26pts (but a lot of that was guess work). Walked 11 miles too!

Today fared less well, breakfast was fine - pretty much the usual (toast and grapefruit) and then at lunchtime I just sort of gave in a little. I had a salad from M&S and some baked crisps for 5.5 points, and half a yoghurt 0.5pt. Then I ended up eating pretty much a bag of hula hoops, 1.5 sticks of kitkat, a cheese scone (why oh why - apart from the fact I was desperate for one) and a mini milky way. We also went for a glass of wine. So I had about 23 points in the space of 2 hours :/

Anyway, ended up having dinner later on but mistakenly thought a naan bread would be less points that rice - Er, no. Even the light choices one was 5 pts. Big mistake! So I am over by 11 points. Technically with my Activity Points I'm still in credit but I never use them so not going to start doing that now. Am going to work on either Fast Start for a week or drop down to 20pts for the remaining 4 full days to make sure I either STS or lose. Cross your fingers!

In NVS news I went into Fat Face yesterday, a shop that rarely fits, but ended up buying a size 16 skirt! Sheesh kebab! Here is a little look:

Anyway, will drop back later in the week to let you know how it's all going.

Happy Slimming =)

MissyB xxx

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

a quick one before i retire to bed & the 7th WI

I've not been around lately - a combination of doing a lot of exercise (42 BP's last week) and not having a lot of time or anything specific to say meant I stayed away!

I had a good week on track, no blips, no days going over etc and plenty of exercise, so I had my weigh in today!

2lbs down - I'm quite happy with that as I knew it would be a smaller loss this week after tracking it not-so-closely on the Wii. It means I'm 2.5lbs off my 5th silver 7 which I'm crossing my fingers I will get next week, if not the week after. I've got 4lbs to go till I'm in the 16's too! I can't remember the last time I was in that bracket! Probably about 4 years ago.

I hope everyone is staying on track and doing well - good luck to those weighing in for the rest of the week and well done to those who have lost this week. I'll check in with you all tomorrow when I have some free time :)

Happy slimming =)

MissyB xxx

Friday, 16 April 2010

the day i ate a dessert (however small)

Hey everyone, I hope you're all having wonderful weeks.

So, I said I'd come back and update properly, so here I am. Am still shocked that I managed to lose so much at WI, my tracker keeps telling me I'm losing weight too quickly but I can honestly say I'm not starving myself, nor doing exercise every minute of the day, so I don't see any cause for stopping what I am doing. I'm sure it will slow down massively next week and thereon in but it's been a nice month or so of big losses! It's really encouraged me and made me feel motivated.

So, after WI, I had some lunch at home and got ready to head over to Ipswich - my best friend Nick lives there and I've not visited his new flat. I caught the train over there and paid £23 for the privilege, I remember when tickets to Ipswich were about £11! Damn inflation. When I got there Nick met me at the station and we headed over to his, and his flat looks lovely - I am quite quite jealous! We headed to Cardinal Park and on route I noticed how much the town has changed since I moved out about 5 years ago. We went to Old Orleans and had a drink, both had a small glass of wine. Had a chat, then we were both hungry and went over to ASK which was next door.

I said to myself that regardless of whether I stuck to points or not, I would point everything that I had - I think where a lot of people come unstuck is when they go out and forget/don't point what they are eating. We had olives to share to start with as we have this silly in joke about having them at every restaurant we go too (we must start that blog, Nick!) so that was 2 pts for the portion (1pt), Nick had a pasta meatball combo thing and I had a chicken caeser salad for 9.5pts. Nick decided to have some gorgeous looking profiteroles that had ice cream inside instead of cream, and I pinched one - the portion was 12.5pts and I had 1 out of the five that were there, which I worked out to be 2.5pts but rounded up to (3pts). Also had a large glass of wine which according to the tracker is 2.5pts but I pointed it at 3.5pts just to be sure. When we got back to Nick's I had a beer and fell asleep!

Anyway, for the day I used 28pts out of 26 so two over, but I claimed that back yesterday by eating 21pts out of 26pts. Hopefully going slightly over won't have any ramifications come Wednesday!

This is the beauty I was working towards!

Anyway, better dash and dry my hair.

Happy Slimming =)

MissyB xxx

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

the one with the sixth weigh in.

Hey folks,

I managed it! I got my 10% keyring and also managed my 4th silver seven which means, I've lost 2st 3lbs! :D Mighty chuffed with that, I said I'd be happy to just get my 10%!

Which means I've lost 5.5lbs this week and 30.5lbs overall - am proper stoked about it.

Am heading off to Ipswich in a bit to have a glass of wine and something from Ask with Nicholas, am determined to stay on track though :)

To everyone weighing in, good luck, and well done to those who have lost.

Happy Slimming =)

Missyb xxx

pre-weigh in jitters

I don't know why I'm worried but I am. Usually I'm aiming for nothing in particular but this week I'm 2.5lbs away from my 10% goal and I am so hoping I get it today. I want that keyring! It would be even more awesome if I've lost 3lbs this week, because then it'll be two stone.

I have managed to rack up 42 activity points this week - from walking alone! I don't know how accurate that is and I don't eat my activity points anyway, but it made me feel good looking at it.

Been sticking to the plan like a fly on paper so I'm hoping I get the results I'm after. If I do, I may have an evening off pointing (but not binging) when I go and visit Nick in Ipswich.

Cross your fingers! xxx

Saturday, 10 April 2010

25 Activity Points and the tale of a fat girl getting thin.

I've done 25 Activity points since Wednesday \o/ It's actually more than that but the pedometer has stalled on me a couple of times, but I'll take 25 - I'm going to be doing a lot of walking tomorrow too as I'm going to the seaside so lets aim for 35 this week!

Today I did 9pts alone, it's so funny how doing more exercise makes you more energetic - this time two months ago I was struggling to get through a day without sleeping and resting and now I can walk for 2 hours at a time. It's funny how life throws curve balls. I feel so much fitter, I can walk without getting so much pain and the back ache I was suffering from at the start of the year has completely gone - I'm not sure hether it was the extra weight or because I was drinking too much, but now the weight has started to come off and I'm hardly drinking, so there is two reasons.

Today Mum took my measurements as it's a month since I last had them done.

Arm 14 -1 inch
Waist 44.5 -2 inches
Hips 49 -4.5 inches
Thigh 30.5 -1 inch
Bust 1 42 -0.5 inches
Bust 2 48 -0.5 inches#
Neck 15 -1 inch (gross)
TOTAL 10.5 inches off

That's insane!

Mum also took some pictures of me - These are the pictures before - Above are the photos taken from today - for some stupid reason I can't format them into the latter part of the post, sigh!

Anyway, I'm going to go and have a chill out now, hope you've all been enjoying the sunshine and have a great weekend.

Happy Slimming =)

MissyB xxx

Thursday, 8 April 2010

fifth weigh in and a cup of green tea.

Hello ladies and gents.

Was ridiculously busy yesterday ferrying about town after WI and then Rob came over in the evening and I was shattered so fell asleep in front of the football - nothing changes, I used to do that 10 years ago ;)

Well, as I suspected I didn't match up to my previous weeks losses but that's okay - I knew it would slow down and after my mini blow out the day before I knew it was likely that it would be even less than I thought. So I lost 1.5lbs, which brings me to 25lbs loss so far. I'm happy with that - 25lbs is a good first milestone and I can't wait for 50lbs! Bless WW, they gave me a wee star to say I'd lost 25lbs.

I'm hoping for a 2.5lb or more loss next week which will bring me to my 10%. I can't wait to have that keyring! So I am going to try extra hard this week, which means only one, maybe two drinks over the course of the week or better still none at all, and tracking everything (although I have been sticking to that).

I'm over Mum's for a few days now as Rob is on a couple of early shifts. I got over here about 11am this morning and then decided to go for a walk, 2 hours later I was still walking - I went over to Waitrose to pick up some cous cous and then stopped off for some diet coke as I was thirsty. My stupid pedometer paused itself so I don't know how many points or steps I've walked fully, but I'm just going to take the value it says at the end of the day.

Anyhow, I hope you're all having a good week and good luck for those weighing in!

Happy slimming and sunning!

MissyB xxx

Wednesday, 7 April 2010


This is a quickie (oo err) before I head off to WI.

I was a bit bad yesterday - I had 5 pts saved up so didn't go over in theory, but I'm sure the garlic flatbread from Chiquito's is more than 4 pts! Silly Becca, why I had a starter I don't know - I also have no idea why I decided the day before my weigh in to have a mini blowout! I had 2 pints of beer too! Gahh.

I didn't have anything for dinner in any case as I had used up all my points so we shall see at 10:30am! I should imagine it'll be something like 1 or 2lb if I'm lucky. Wii says I'm about 17st 9lbs but that's not to be taken seriously! If I am 17st 9 that would be a miracle and I'd also get my 10% keyring! I'll say a little prayer I think...

I hope you all had wonderful Easter weekends and enjoyed the sunshine if you had it - we went for a long walk yesterday in the sun which was lovely.

I'll be back later with the damage!

Happy Slimming =)

MissyB xxx

Sunday, 4 April 2010

snickers cake and apple strudel.

Happy Easter! I've had a lovely day, but boy, there was a lot of temptation today and not one egg in sight!

We walked over to Mum's from my house which is about 2 miles, the weather was nice at that point so we strolled and then stopped off for a drink at the pub near her house. I had an absolutely mediocre glass of wine, half of which I left which I was peed off about as it was a total waste of points. On the way we stopped off at the continental market and bought Mum a chocolate brownie from the stall that she had eyed up the other day - call it her Easter present!

When we got there the smell was amazing - Mum cooks a mean roast dinner and did some lamb, something I don't often eat but I was so hungry I could have eaten anything. I had quorn sausages as they were lower in points than lamb with some fry light roast potatoes and veg. Everyone else had slabs of lamb and proper roast potatoes with lovely gravy - I don't think I've envied a meal so much!

Afterwards, Nana had bought round a cheesecake/cake type thing from Sweden that was Snickers endorsed, hell that looked good. There was also apple and raspberry strudel, and that looked damn fine too. Actually, it was absolute hell watching every tuck in with ice cream - I was sitting with a WW creamed rice and it didn't really hit the spot!

Anyway, I have had lots of fruit and veg today so that is good, and earned 4 Activity points in the process of walking about - to Mum's and then we took Alfie for a short walk after dinner. I've had a little bit of supper and some green tea which is good too. I hope I am rewarded at WI on Wednesday for being so good!

I hope you've all had a lovely Easter weekend so far and have stayed on track. I salute you!

Happy Slimming =)

MissyB xxx

Thursday, 1 April 2010

raise it up...

Hey folks

I promised I would write a longer entry today and here I am. Things WW wise are brilliant, I honestly couldn't ask for more, but things in my personal life are a bit up and down, so I'm not feeling as good as I could. It's a bit strange as this time of year I'm usually full of beans and heaps excited about the summer, but I guess the cold weather and rain of the last few days as compounded my misery somewhat.

I'm debating the pro's and con's of setting the blog private - only for the simple reason there are links to me on here (ie, photos, twitter, etc) - I've never been one to be completely consealed as I don't see the point; I've nothing to hide and I'm not ashamed of anything (bar my weight). But there are people in my life gone by that make me wonder whether being so public about this is the right thing to do. Rob has told me on numerous occasions that I shouldn't be so public about my weight loss but I really do find it helps me to stay focused when I know I have a community (however small) watching me do my figurative business.

I'm not sure. Lots of people on the WW board have said they find my blog inspiring, which is one of the primary reasons I do this - to inspire other people to follow the same journey I am. It really does work, and although I've had no blips so far I know they will happen and I know I have somewhere to moan too rather than bending the ears of my close ones. I am going to think about it over the next few days and see how I feel.

Anyway, I had my meeting yesterday (as documented) and I was a saddened to hear that Claire who works on the Sales Desk is leaving as she's got a new job. I really enjoy catching up with her at meetings and she's always so sweet about my losses. We're friends on Facebook now and she says she's going to pop into the meetings every so often which will be nice. As a result, there is a vacancy for the Sales Desk going at the meeting which Lisa (my leader) asked me if I wanted to fill. I debated this throughout the meeting which was a bit naughty as I didn't listen fully to what was being said (plus Rob was with me and kept nodding off) - In some ways I'd really like to join the team; I've always said once I reach goal I would seriously think about becoming a leader, or at least someone helping at the meetings. But I'm only 4 weeks in and I think I could benefit from being part of the meetings more at the moment - so maybe if the vacancy came up in six-eight months I would feel more equipped to deal with it better. There is also the problem of us moving to Gorleston at some point; I've said I want to continue going to the Norwich meetings (providing I am able too, health and financially) as I like the group and I feel secure there. But I'd have to leave the house at 8am to get to Norwich for 9am to help set up - I'm usually up fairly early but if I'm having a bad day, it could be a real struggle.

Again, another thing to think about. I would like to do it, but maybe in half a year.

Other things preying on my mind - money, as ever, and Rob. He's been feeling off colour for a couple of weeks now and I'm getting seriously worried there is something properly wrong. He's said he's going to the doctors next week for a blood test so please, please cross your fingers that it's nothing major and it can be cured quickly. I'm feeling incredibly vulnerable at the moment :(

Anyway. I'm at Mum's for the next few days I think, possibly going over to Rob's on Saturday.

Hope you are all doing good and staying on track!

Happy Slimming =)

MissyB xxx