An Overdue My Weight & I Update

It has been a very long while (almost a year) since I last wrote a my weight and I post. I decided to stop writing them as I was going through some medication changes and some personal stuff and my weight wasn’t my top focus. The posts were put on hold, but I was still going to the gym and trying to watch what I ate. The healthy eating didn’t last too long! Things have been very up and down and I think it is time to start taking responsibility for my weight again.

An overdue my weight and I update

At the end of November I put a video up on YouTube explaining that it was time for me to face up to my weight again. I couldn’t keep kidding myself that I was ok with how I was looking and feeling. In the last few months I have had people comment that I have put on weight, I have even been asked if I was Pregnant (never ask that question people!). This obviously did nothing for my self-esteem.

I have been working more over the last few months which has made it hard to find time (or the enthusiasm) for the gym and easy to eat quick unhealthy meals. The scales have not come out in all this time as quite frankly I am a little scared of the number that I am going to see!

But now I am back in the right mind-set and ready to see this weight gone.

I have once again cut out fizzy drinks from my diet, although I have allowed myself one when I have been out for dinner. Food wise, there is going to be a lot of chicken and vegetables in my future! We still have a lot of sweets and biscuits left over from Christmas. I have been pretty good and only allowed myself to eat a few here and there. I’ll probably keep doing this until they are all gone, then it’s no more sweet stuff for me!

Going to the gym more is going to be a little harder to figure out. I am still working extra shifts here and there, so finding time for the gym isn’t that easy. Plus I have to work around Booey as well, as much as she would love to, she cannot come to the gym I go to now. But, I am also hoping to go swimming with Booey a bit more, so if I can’t go to the gym at least I will still be getting some exercise.

As well as losing weight I really want to improve my general fitness. At the moment it’s just a bit crap! I would love to be able to go out for the day with Booey and not be knackerd after 10 minutes of walking!

It’s not going to be easy, I am sure at some point I will slip and have a little binge then spend the next few days regretting it, but on the whole I am feeling good about it. I have my determination back, lets see what I can do with it!

An overdue my weight and I update

Take care everyone.

Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday
Two Tiny Hands

46 thoughts on “An Overdue My Weight & I Update

  1. This post is me! I have cut out fizzy drinks since christmas and bought one of those water bottles with times on to keep track of what I am drinking. I am also making an effort to eat proper meals 3 times a day and cut down takeways. I am awful with my diet and going straight to a drastic change in eating plan will not work for me. So I do it slowly. This week I am starting the body coach you tube workouts in my bedroom. I’m aiming for 3 times a week. If you need any support you know where I am x #kcacols

    1. I am not doing anything too drastic with my diet. I’ve started by cutting out the things that I know really are not helping me. I am trying to add more fruit and veg to my diet and like you, trying to drink more water. Good luck with the body coach x

  2. it sounds like you’re doing a great job! I admire anyone who is able to stick to a diet and exercise plan, I have no will power whatsoever! #kcacols

  3. I had to double check – I thought I maybe wrote this in my sleep or something. It sounds EXACTLY like me. I’m considering not getting pregnant again, so it’s time to get back in shape. It’s pathetic how weak I’ve become!

  4. Best of luck to you. Do it your way and how and when you want. I totally get where you are coming from. As long as you are happy that’s all that matters.


  5. As a man I’m lucky that there isn’t the pressure on me to be slim. That said I’m finding it harder to keep up with a VERY active toddler.

    I’m sure you will achieve your goals and remember we all have set backs
    Don’t beat yourself up too much if they happen.


  6. Good luck. It’s so hard trying to juggle everything and cook healthy meals and fit in a decent amount of exercise. I’m trying to plan meals more so we don’t slip into the takeaway / ready meal habit again and am going to try doing fitness dvds with my 4 year old as she loves to dance. Hopefully she won’t laugh at me too much! #TriumphantTales

  7. Congratulations on your determination and progress! Once the twins are out I’m hoping to get in shape but there is too much chicken nuggets being consumed that it might be too late hahah!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week!

  8. I think swapping foods for healthier versions is a good stepping stone. Cutting stuff out completely and going cold turkey doesn’t always go well. Good luck to you. #kcacols

  9. Little by little Ali, general fitness is the way to go and taking your time I think. I’ve started up swimming again to try and improve general fitness for myself. Christmas was far too good to me and I ate and drank for england;)

  10. A good mindset is definitely the start of any weight loss success story 🙂 I’ve struggled for so long but I’m now starting to really focus and actually see results 🙂 #KCACOLS

  11. A Weight loss journey usually take a lot of determination, I quit fizzy drinks before and unfortunately now I’m back drinking them. Good luck on your weight loss and fitness plan #KCACOLS

  12. Well done for making the commitment and doing it publicly, I always find that adds a little kick up the bum. I’m finally starting to do something about my fitness too and although there’s no diet we are all trying to eat healthier and make sure every meal is made from scratch so there’s no hidden crap. Like you we still have loads of chocolates left over from Christmas so I’ve been having a few each night but never many and once they are gone that’s it. Good luck with your goals.
    Thank you for joining #FamilyFunLinky x

  13. Finding time and motivation especially when there is lots going on can be extremely hard. Don’t be hard on yourself, you’re doing great and making a few changes here and there is a great start. x #kcacols

  14. I want to improve my general health too and I feel somehow similar to you! How rude of people asking you if you were pregnant! You should always be careful about saying that kind of comment! Good luck with it all! do it slowly but surely. That will keep you going KCACOLS

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