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One Stone Down! Weight Loss Update

So, on my weigh in on Friday, I lost a pound, and that means I have lost a stone! It has taken me 16 weeks to loose it, but that includes a two week holiday where I put on a little. It may be slowly but surely, but it’s coming off, and staying off, too.

I am noticing my clothes are much looser, and I almost can’t believe that clothes may be a bit too big for me! Clothes fit better,and I am feeling much more confident.

I was so surprised yesterday that I managed to fit into a pair of jeans which are a size smaller. They are skinny jeans too, not a style of jeans i’d normally choose but as they were in the sale, I thought I would try. I was sure they wouldn’t fit….But they did. And they looked good! It’s a good feeling. I am looking forward to more moments like this soon, as I go down a few more sizes, as that’s a start.

Confidence has really increased, I am dressing better, putting my make up on each day, and I am also wearing my contacts which I had been just not bothering with, more or less since I was pregnant! These are just little things, but by doing them I feel so much better. I don’t really know why it’s taken me to loose weight to sort myself out, but it’s beena  great motivator!

I have tried filling and healthy this last week too. This helped me in a week where I had used up all my weeklies in two days! I had been a bit naughty and omitting to track everything I eat, but I have started to track every single thing and its made a difference! Filling and healthy has really surprised me, in that it is actually filling and healthy! I am loving the Warburtons’ brown thins for sandwiches, and crumpets for breakfast. It’s nice to not track, but at the same time its good to focus on more healthy foods rather than junky foods all the time! the filling and healthy approach is similar to the slimming world approach (well, its similar, there are major differences) but I am familiar with that style of eating, where you eat until you’re full rather than point. It can be difficult though to know when to stop, and if you’re greedy like I can be, its very hard to put the fork down! It’s good to have the flexibility of trying both approaches though.

Some things I have enjoyed eating recently:

Cauliflower Egg Fried Rice

Quorn Style BLT on Warburtons Thins (8pp or free on F&H)

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Quorn style BLT with sweet chilli philli 8pp and really scrummy #weightwatchers #wwuk #wwchat #teamww #propoints #lunch #quorn

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Veggie and Chickpea Curry (free on F&H)

Chickpea and CousCous Salad (6pp)

Lentil Chilli (free on F&H)

Waitrose Mexican Yucatan Chicken Soup (5pp)

Some Evening Snacking:

Hartley’s sugar free/low calorie jelly (0pp or free on F&H) – not sure why i hadn’t eaten any jelly for ages, cos its lovely and really hits the pudding spot!

Haribo mini bags (1pp per bag)

Freddo 3pp

Satsumas (I am obsessed with these at the moment!) 

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0pp Satsuma loveliness. Love this time of year and satsumas always remind me of winter and Christmas! #weightwatchers

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Diet Coke (always a good choice when I really want something to eat as it ‘fills me up’)

So, here’s to another good week. 10 weeks till Christmas, I am really hoping I can lose 10 pounds by Christmas at least.



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