• scale junkie,  Uncategorized,  weight loss

    >A Fresh Start

    >On 22nd February 2010 I started trying to lose weight.  1st May 2010 I gave up coca-cola and all products containing chocolate.  That’s when my weight loss really kick started.  September time I hit a bit of a plateau and was losing a few pounds, gaining them back.  And towards the end of November (almost 7 months later) I started eating chocolate and drinking coke again.  There have been a few days since then when I haven’t eaten chocolate but not any where I’ve not drunk coke. Until today.  I’ve gone coke and chocolate free again as of today. My weight is up, I’m 17 stone 12.  Which given that today…

  • scale junkie,  Uncategorized,  weight loss

    >Almost… but not quite

    >I almost managed to keep my for one week only promise and replace that 2 stone gone badge with the 30lb badge… but not quite.  I needed to lose one pound for that to happen.  And I lost three quarters of a pound.  Which I’m still really really happy about.  Next week I hope to switch over the badges in my sidebar but we’ll all (including me) have to wait and see.  My mum said that I did especially well because I ate a lot of sausages when we had hot dogs and jacket potatoes on Bonfire Night (and leftovers the next day).  Personally I didn’t think I ate that…

  • good things,  scale junkie,  Uncategorized,  weight loss,  writing

    >Bits of News

    >I haven’t updated about my attempts at weight loss for a couple of weeks so I’ll start with that and then see how much further I get before my desire to be in bed relatively soon wins. Last week my mum was away so I weighed by myself.  I struggled a lot to balance on the scales and suspect the same would have been true even if she were here.  I gave up on Tuesday after 5 attempts which all ended up with ridiculously different weights.  Wednesday I tried again and managed better.  I was 17st 2lb which was 1.5lb up. Today my mum was back and I was 17st…

  • good/bad,  knitting,  sailing,  scale junkie,  Uncategorized,  weight loss,  writing


    >Good: Writing a To Do List of writing tasksBad: Realising I have more writing tasks to do then I thought I did Good: Getting three things done off the to do listBad: Showing the list to Mum and having her point out I missed something off of it Good: having a clean houseBad: cleaner (male) calling me love and “my love” so many times I lost track Good: No one has cancelled sailing for tonightBad: High probability of getting there to discover it’s off Good: Starting a lovely new knitting pieceBad: Not being quite sure if you’ve gone wrong with said knitting and if you have, where you did. Good:…

  • down,  scale junkie,  swimming,  Uncategorized,  weight loss

    >In The Right Direction

    >I’m down roughly a pound and a half this week (from 17 4lb & 7/8ths to 17 3lb &1/4th and I can’t do that kind of exact maths). And I just got back (ok, well an hour and a half ago) from swimming. Must admit that I’m feeling a little fed up with this now, need to make some really progress again and stop hovering. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • exercise,  scale junkie,  swimming,  Uncategorized,  weight loss,  wii

    >The Obligatory Tuesday Update On: MY WEIGHT

    >I am a little disappointed this week although I’m trying not to be.  I’m up 2lb. It’s probably because I’ve got my period (which given that all the problems I’ve been having with that are likely weight related is a good thing) and I just keep reminding myself about that. I have exercised every single day this week.  Mostly using My Fitness Coach Dance Workout but I’ve also been swimming once and as I mentioned yesterday I did what is for me a lot of walking on Saturday. Here’s to some downward movement on the scales next week! All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • achievements,  antibiotics,  scale junkie,  Uncategorized,  weight loss

    >25lb Goal? Done!

    > I lost 2lb this week!  Which means I can finally, finally, finally (after almost two months!) replace the 20lb lost badge in my sidebar with this lovely 25lb lost one!!  I’ve got a feeling that this is the most weight I’ve ever lost or certainly not very far off of it.  When I was at uni I did lose a lot of weight but as much as I wanted to hit the two stone goal (that was my overall aim) I didn’t get much beyond a stone and a half. I’ve continued to pretty much cut out all snacks which I think is what has made the difference and…

  • exercise,  goals,  scale junkie,  Uncategorized,  weight loss,  wii

    >On the move again at last

    >Yes, this week finally sees some progress.  I was feeling very discouraged so that is definitely a good thing!  Basically I cut out pretty much all snacking and it’s definitely worked. I’m down 2 and three quarter pounds this week.  Which puts me back down to my lowest weight of this journey.  I won’t make the “virgin fat next week” comments I did last time because I think that jinxed me but… here’s hoping!  I’m 17 stone 4 3/4 pounds now (242.75lb) and I really hope to end September with the number that starts with 16 stone something. I was thinking about a rest of the year goal yesterday.  I…

  • plateau,  questions,  scale junkie,  Uncategorized,  weight loss

    >And now for something completely different…

    >…only I’m not really sure what that might be. Up two this week.  I’m definitely plateauing and need to do something different to shake things up.  I’ve got one or two small ideas but really I’m stuck on which is the best one.  Probably all of them in moderation but I’m also struggling a bit with my depression over the last few days and that really doesn’t help. Suggestions, anyone? All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • scale junkie,  Uncategorized,  weight loss

    >Thoughts On Progress So Far

    >I’m up 1/8th of a pound today.  Which really is just the same as staying the same because it’s absolutely nothing. I actually thought I might have gained a little so I’m really pleased. I realised yesterday that although I feel a bit like I’m struggling and stuck with my weight loss right now that’s not a huge deal.  Obviously I would like to lose more this year and I do need to lose more.  But even if I stay at this weight for the rest of the year I’ll still be happy with my progress.  And I’ll still have come a long way from where I was.  I do…