Just HALF A POUND away from my target after a surprisingly good weight loss week

I'm just half a pound away from my target weight after a 4lb weight loss this week!! *happy dance*

What makes a good loss like that even an even happier occasion is because I didn't expect it. As you'll see if you scroll down to my food diary, I've indulged a bit a couple of times this week. It's not been like other weeks where I have had lots of little naughty treats every day, I had a blow out on Friday with a big ass takeaway (which was absolutely amazing!) and lots of wine. Then it was Mother's Day and we had lunch out followed by sticky toffee pudding. Well, it would be rude not to. 

Even though all my other meals have been Slimming World friendly I still thought I'd have maintained or only lost a little bit this week. 

What has probably helped is all the walking me and Tom have been doing. Monday we walked 4 miles round a reservoir and Tuesday we did between 8 and 9 miles of walking/climbing hills. So I think all that extra exercise was a definite help. 

I wish, however, I'd gone for a wee or taken my trousers off or something to get that extra half a pound this week and reach target, but I CAN get it for next week. No excuses. 

The daft thing is, once I'm at target the weight I am now will be more than comfortably in that target range - I've just got to get there first. 

After I posted my 'before and after' pictures last week I've had loads of people say how much weight I've lost. Some people haven't noticed because I've still been wearing baggy clothes or others simply haven't seen me. But everyone has said the same - "we didn't think you needed to lose weight when we looked at you before but you look amazing now!"

To a lot of people, I probably didn't need to lose weight before. But to me, I did. 

My BMI said I was overweight, my clothes didn't fit, I felt sluggish, I just felt uncomfortable. I'd look at photos of me from uni and look at how confident I felt and wished I could feel that way again. And, thanks to my amazing SW consultant and group, I do. Now, my clothes don't fit but not because they're too small - they're too big! My BMI is slap bang in the middle of healthy and I feel comfortable and confident in my own skin again.

This week should be fine for getting that half a pound loss. We are out for a meal tomorrow night using a voucher we got given and are out with my mum & dad on Friday. But, as last week proved, you can still out and get a good weight loss. 

I've got this! 

Week 17 food diary

Day one:

Breakfast: Bacon and two fried eggs and vegetable cous cous
Dinner: jacket potato with beans and a small salad
Snack: Apple
Tea: Swede-topped and speed-filled cottage pie with green beans 
Snack: Apple 
Syns for the day: 0

Day two:

Breakfast: Strawberries
Snack: Apple and pear
Dinner: Tuna with vegetable cous cous
Snack: Apple and pear
Tea: Indian takeaway: chicken balti (17 syns) with plain boiled rice, two poppadoms (8 syns) and some naan bread (8 syns)
Drink: 2 glasses of prosecco (9 syns), a large glass of red wine (6 syns) and a large glass of rose (6 syns)
Syns for the day: 54

Day three:

Breakfast: 2 apples
Dinner: Homemade speedy vegetable soup (carrot, swede, leeks, celery, and onion)
Tea: Pizza-topped chicken with a big salad
Snack: Oreo ice cream sandwich (5.5 syns)
Syns for the day: 5.5

Day four:

Breakfast: 3 eggs scrambled mixed with peppers, onions and 1/3 tin of chopped tomatoes
Dinner: Mother's Day lunch out: pate (10 syns), turkey with carrots, cabbage and cauliflower with a Yorkshire pudding (5 syns) and sticky toffee pudding (20 syns)
Tea: Melon and strawberries
Syns for the day: 35

Day five:

Breakfast: 3 eggs scrambled mixed with peppers, onions and 1/3 tin of chopped tomatoes
Snack: Melon and strawberries
Dinner: Ham salad (peppers, lettuce, spinach and rocket)
Snack: Apple and pear
Tea: SW Beef in red onion gravy with carrot and swede mash and broccoli
Syns for the day: 0

Day six:

Breakfast: Bacon and egg sandwich with a stack of spinach
Dinner: Ham salad (peppers, lettuce, spinach and rocket)
Snack: Strawberries and a pear
Tea: SW sweet and sour chicken with cauliflower rice and spinach
Syns for the day: 0

Day seven:

Breakfast: Baked oats with raspberries
Dinner: Poached salmon with garlic prawns, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower
*Had tea after weigh-in*
Syns for the day: 0

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