• clothes,  good things,  nsv,  sailing,  Uncategorized,  weight loss

    >A Good Things List

    >When I originally wrote my Good Things List it was after three weeks without coke or chocolate.  As it’s now been more than 100 days it’s time for an update! Previously I’ve had a tendency towards high blood pressure.  Today it was 128/80 or totally normal Blood draws should be easier as I get thinner. Being I’m a terrible stick that’s a good thing. At the beginning of the year my lifejacket straps were as big as we could adjust them.  I’ve had to tighten them a couple of times this year! My measurements have changed downwards slightly. My BMI has gone from 46 something to 42 something according to the…

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    >My new lucky number

    >I’m down three quarters of a pound this week.  Which is definitely better than nothing.  Considering I went out to eat at Prezzo last Wednesday and then went to Frankie and Benny’s on Thursday it’s actually pretty good. I really can’t think of much else to say this week.  I did buy some new clothes this morning.  I do have to take one of the pairs of trousers back as they are a lot too small but I’d wondered that when I bought them partially because they were only £5 and also a different style to my normal.  A second pair (pinky cords) did up but was too tight.  I’m…

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    >100 Days!

    >Today is the 100th Day of my being off of Coke and all things chocolate.   The last day I had either was 30th April. For this girl who was drinking about a litre of the stuff everyday and eating over 100g of chocolate each day, that’s amazing.  Particularly given the fact that the original goal was 3 weeks!! I did consider that my next goal should be weight related rather than time (specifically I was thinking of “until I’ve reached 3 stone lost”) but now I’m thinking a time based goal might be better.  3 stone would mean I’d doubled my total weight loss and there’s no guarantee how long…

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    >101 in 100 – Item 48…

    > Get better control of emotional/bored eating …has been completed! This one is maybe a little bit iffy.  But I had a terrible week last week.  And I still managed to avoid all chocolate and coke and didn’t binge on anything else either.  So I feel I can tick it off although I must admit to being a little concerned that once I start allowing myself occasional chocolate and coke again I might slip back into old habits. Wednesday, I got some malware on my computer and it went really screwy.  I sorted it out but it took until I e-mailed my cousin for me to get it 100% better.…

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    >Four months update

    >I was just sat here wondering what to title this entry when I realised that today is exactly 4 months since I started losing weight this time.  The fact that I’ve stuck at this for four months and made real progress is amazing.  I think the last time I managed something like this was 2002/2003. I’m up 1 and about a quarter pounds this week.  As I wrote last week however, I’d eaten very little for a few days before that weigh in as I’d been ill (nothing on one day as the 1 thing I ate didn’t stay down).  This week I’ve been eating normally And I have my…

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    >50 days!

    >Today is day 50 since I’ve had any coke or chocolate.  It was one of my 101 in 1001 goals to go without for three weeks.  I think currently I’m aiming for two months without but part of me is wondering if 100 days would be an achievable goal.  That would be a long term one though, I think short term two months and then ten weeks will be the goals. Short term goals on the way to long term ones are most achievable I think, and most satisfying. For perspective I was drinking something like a litre of full fat coke everyday and eating a big bar (100g+) of…

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    >One Stone Goal – Done!

    > Down another 2 and a half pounds today.  Total weight loss is now 1 stone and half a pound!  I’m so pleased.  I’m now 17st 12 & 7/8lb.  I did see 19st 1 at one point at the beginning of the year but my official starting weight was 18st 13&1/2 lb – I didn’t have my scales for several weeks in between the two.  My mum commented today that I am so far from 20 stone now.  Apparently at the beginning of the year she was really worried that if I kept going the way I was I’d be ending this year weighing over 20st. And because I am…

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    >Going Great

    >One of these days I will get here to blog with enough time to write something properly.  I really will.  In fact I hope it’ll be tomorrow.  But it’s not tonight. I weighed this morning and I was down 2lb!  Sooo pleased with that as I was convinced I’d show another gain due to yesterday’s particularly bad eating and the fact I’ve snacked a bit more this past week.  Down 12 and a half overall so that’s last weeks gain gone again and a little bit more But I think really I have been snacking more but still less than I would have done back in the days when I…

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    >101 in 1001 – Item 58…

    > Go three weeks without eating chocolate or drinking coke …has been completed! Well, actually it’s been completed for a couple of days and is still on going.  Today is day 25 without chocolate or coke (starting on the first of the month makes tracking these things easy!).  Which for this girl who had a serious addiction to both and wasn’t doing great at cutting them down but not out is amazing.  The end of this month is my current mini goal but I think two months is my real goal at present. But, of course, in reality, this has to be how I eat for the rest of my…

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    >A Good Things List

    >Good things about having given up chocolate and coke and not having had any for almost three weeks. Being told repeatedly by different people that the skin on my face looks a lot clearer and finally seeing what everyone means today. My eyes are brighter. When I went to the nurse this afternoon her jaw practically dropped when I told her. I’ve lost a lot of weight over these few weeks (over 5lb) I still have disgusting feet but now it’s mostly just my nails and not my skin as well. Getting lots of encouragement from different people. Realising that I was addicted to Coke and Chocolate but it is…