Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Week 4 Weigh In

Meeting went well last night with a 1lb loss :-)

I'm happy I've lost 1lb but I wish it was more but suppose I shouldn't grumble.

Last week I bought some of the chocolate peanut dream bars and I have to say I was disapointed with them. Think I expected them to taste a bit like hersheys peanut butter line but I could only just taste peanut, think I will stick to the rich toffee.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Week 3 Weigh In

Well last night was my 3rd weigh in with weigh watchers. Unfortunately I have gained back the 6 pounds I have lost so far. I did not expect to lose anything after having a lovely day out in York on Saturday and going to my Goddaughters 2nd birthday party on Sunday but I certainly did not expect to gain 6lbs.

So I am disapointed with myself for gaining it all back when I had worked so hard to lose those 6lbs but I am not giving up. On the plus side my work trousers are still loose.

Anyhu I have joined a gym thats opened up near where I work, its really cheap at £10.99 a month and I plan to go after work before going home. Just need to book an induction before I can start going.

Hopefully it won't take me too long to lose that 6lbs I've gained.


Tuesday, 11 September 2012

I'm Back

So I know I've been neglecting my blog for the last few months but I am back now.

I stopped going to Weight Watchers in May as I was not happy with the meeting I was attending. I am now almost three weeks into my new meeting and have lost 6lbs. Changing meetings have definitely helped as I was not happy with the previous leader. I am now on track, I try my upmost to track every little morsel that passes my lips.

I have decided to cut my goals into little ones so that I do not get overwhelmed with the amount I wish to lose in general. So I have set up a little goal section on the right hand side of this page and I am going to keep three goals on show so that when I get close to one goal I can see what my next one is.

My current 'big' goal is to have lost 5% by week commencing 12th November, so I have given myself some mini goals to keep me focused until then. My first mini goals are to lose 7lbs and then 1 stone.

Sorry I've been away for so long


Wednesday, 23 May 2012

New Week Weigh In

Got weighed on Monday and I've lost 3.8lbs :-D

Now I know I've still got a little bit left from my 5lb birthday gain but I am so pleased that I have lost 3.8lbs (and that .8 is very important). All I did was think about what I was eating before I put it anywhere near my mouth.

As for my exercise I have yet to make this a prominent feature in my week. Firstly I need to have a rummage through the house as we are overflowing our 2 up 1down house. So my mission over the coming weeks is too sort through everything we have and decide what needs to go up in the loft, what can be put on ebay, what can be given to charity and what junk needs chucking.

Well that's my lunch break over, suppose I should get back to work

Love Bex

Monday, 14 May 2012

Birthday, Blood Sugars, Weight Gain

Well I've neglected my blog for a couple of weeks thanks to having a few blips with my diabetes and its been my birthday.

A couple of weeks ago I had a few episodes of low blood sugar dizziness which really worried me as it was the first time its ever happened to me. The first one happened at work after spending a morning in meetings I had my lunch then started to get quite dizzy, I knew something was wrong so I checked my blood sugars and they were around 4 which the lowest I have ever seen them. I got a bit worried but I had something sweet to bring them up and I started feeling much better. So the second, third, fourth, and fifth time it happened I was not as worried but I'm still concerned so I will be mentioning to my consultant when I see him next.

I had last week off work as it was my 25th birthday last Tuesday and I went back home to Bridlington and spent it with my family as it was also my Nan's birthday. I had a lovely few days catching up with my family and popping in for a cuppa with my best mate. I got lots of Yankee Candles, a new handbag and matching purse, earrings, money, a wire cupcake stand and my Nan had made me an apron.

So today was my first day back at work and my first meeting at Weight Watchers for 2 weeks. Work was OK a bit of a shock after having a week off but I managed it. As for tonight's weigh in I have gained 5lbs in the past two weeks but I am drawing a line under and tomorrow is a new day .

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Bye Bye Old Scales

Can't believe its been so long since I last posted. I did try updating last week but my internet was on the fritz.

Anyway, I thought I had been doing really well with Weight Watchers on my own. That is until I went to my first meeting the last week and found out my scales are telling porkies.

So the meeting scales had me at 21st 12lb which was a shock thanks to my unfaithful scales which are now in the bin. I was really good that week and when I went to my meeting on Monday this week I was down a pound :-D

I am really happy that my weight loss is going in the right direction even if it is only a pound a week.

I've set my first weight watchers goal at  5% which will take me down to 20st 11lb. The goals that I've put on the right hand side of this page are my  Weight Watcher goals. When I have achieved the goals I will put the date  completed next to the goal.

So it's looking likely that I won't fit into that size 18 dress for our Leon & Lisa's wedding party in June, but that just mean I get to do a little shopping :-D

I have been catching up on reading the blogs I follow today and one of my favourites is Curvy Girl Blogs recently she has created another site called Wardrobia where us real women can upload pictures of our new purchases so others can see how they look on a real person. You can search by brand / size / height / body type. I will definitely be using this site to help me find an outfit for the wedding.

Love Bex

Monday, 9 April 2012

1st WW Weigh In & Easter

I've weighed myself today and I'm happy to report a 1lb loss :D

I am quite shocked that I lost this week as most days I felt really full at the end of the day and its obviously Easter.

The hubby and myself stayed in Brid at my parents on Saturday night and we had a Chinese takeaway with my parents, the ninnies, one boyfriend and my gorgeous niece. On the Sunday morning we had bacon in croissants for brunch, we stopped in at my NanEtta's for a cuppa and were faced with a plate a biscuits of which I only had two. We then drove over to see my bestie Kat and her little family in Malton where we were treated to homemade spagbol. This morning I had a toasted teacake for breakfast. All of this was of course within my points allowance.

Today we are sat watching TV and are going to share a small Easter egg which will be pointed :D

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Made the Decision

Ive made up my mind and signed up for a Weight Watchers monthly pass :)

I'm very happy about the decision and have chosen to do the easy start so I have don't have to think about it for the next week.

I have chosen to go to the meetings at the Gledholt Methodist Church on a Monday at 6:30pm. Unfortunately tomorrows class is cancelled so I will have to wait a week before attending a class.

Decisions Decisions

Well after saying I was going to be a good girl after last week I have really been struggling with lighterlife this week. I did start the week with good intentions but they gradually deserted me.

Over the past few days I have been thinking that £72 a week is a lot of money if I can lose the same amount of weight doing Weight Watchers with a monthly pass costing only £20.

I have just been looking on the Weight Watchers site and I found a class on tomorrow night after work at the Gledholt Methodist Church. 

So should I persevere with lighterlife or join weight watchers?

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

5th LighterLife Weigh In

After last weeks appalling 1.4kg/3lb gain the scales have been kind and showed an OK stay the same. Obviously it's not a loss but I am still happy that I have not gained in the past week.

So after last nights weigh in I am now determined to stay on track this week and have a decent loss next week. I am hoping for at least 1kg/2.2lb. So in an effort to boost my loss at next weeks weigh in I am increasing my fluid intake by having a glass of water for every cup of tea I consume. Which will unfortunately mean even more pee breaks but if the weight comes off I'm not bothered.

Think I'm going to have a shepherd pie foodpack tonight.

That's all for now

Love Bex

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Weight Gain and Pain

So at my last lighterlife weigh in on Tuesday 20th March I had gained taking me from 136.4kg/21st 6lb up to 137.8kg/21.9lb. Obviously I am not happy about this but on thinking about the days leading up to the weigh in I should have been more careful.

On the Saturday I met my mum, sister, and niece at Ikea and like a donut I forget to take any foodpacks with me. When we got there I was feeling a little hungry as I hadn't had a foodpack before leaving the house. My mum and sister said they were hungry and wanted to go straight to the restaurant so I ended up giving in to my stomach and having a sandwich. The on Sunday, Mothers Day, my husband and I treated my mother-in-law to breakfast at Greenhead Park and I decided to have the vegetarian breakfast as again I had not had anything before leaving the house.

Really its no surprise that I had gained weight when I had been abstaining from "conventional" food for the past 4 weeks.

Now its Sunday again and instead of taking note of my previous weeks weight gain and food mistakes I have not been entirely on plan. I am now wondering what the scales are going to say at weigh in on Tuesday, my scales say I have gone down to 135.9kg/21st 4lb. I am not taking what my scales are showing as the truth as all scales are slightly different and I don't want to be totally disheartened if the lighterlife scales say otherwise.

As well I having not been on plan this week I have not been 100% well thanks to my PCOS. Last Sunday, Mothering Sunday, I started with some niggling abdo pain. By Tuesday I was in a lot of pain and ended up leaving work around lunchtime as the pressure on my lower abdomen from sitting down was making the pain worse. So I drove home in agony and proceeded to change into my PJ's and have a lie down on the sofa with a mix of ibuprofen and paracetamol to try and dampen the pain. Unfortunately the pain did not subside and I ended up taking the rest of the week off.

I'm still not entirely pain free but I am much better than I was on Tuesday, so I will be going back into work tomorrow. I'm hoping that the pain wont be too bad.

I will let you know how weigh in goes on Tuesday.

Love Bex

Friday, 23 March 2012

Ok I've not been feeling that great this past week thanks to abdo pain from my pcos. I managed to get to weigh in this week where I had gained 3lb thanks to having food at the weekend due to not being prepared. Anyhu I will post a proper update in the next few days

Love Bex

Thursday, 8 March 2012

LighterLife So Far

Well I am now just starting my third week of LighterLife and I am impressed. I really thought I would struggle to get used to it but I'm doing really well. The only thing I'm struggling with is not having any milk.

The weight is dropping off me. In my starting week I weighed 142.2kg / 22st 5lb, first weigh in 138.2kg / 21st 10lb, second weigh in 137.3kg / 21st 8lb. Which means I have lost a whopping 4.9kg / 11lb in just 2 weeks. I have also reduced my BMI from 54.27 to 52.40 .

I am hoping to be down to 130kg / 20st 4lb by my 25th birthday in May which gives me 9 weeks to lose 7.3kg / 16lb. If I manage to do it I will treat myself to a new outfit.

Talking about new outfits I picked up two new tops in Evans at the weekend and I love them both. I also got some new jeans and surprise surprise I've gone from getting jeans in a size 28 to a size 26 :)

Paying it Forward

Check out this new site I have just joined, its a great way to get a bit more recognition for your blog.

Love Bex

Friday, 2 March 2012

Health Update

I saw my consultant endocrinologist on Wednesday and got some crappy news.

My vitamin D levels have not improve sufficiently with the medication I was prescribed at my last appointment so they have increased the dosage to two tablets three times a week. When I took the prescription to the hospital pharmacy they had to ring the consultant to double check the dosage as they said it is an extremely high dose. If this lot of tablets does not work then I will have to have to start having injections :(

Also my thyroid levels have changed for the worse yet again. So my tablets have been increased to 175mcg one day and 200mcg the next. The consultant did think about just giving me 200mcg daily but he was concerned that it would make my levels go to far the other way making me hyper so Ive got to see how this goes til I see him again.

That's all for now

Love Bex

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

LighterLife Day1

Well that's my first day of lighterlife done.

The packs weren't as bad as I thought they'd be and I've managed to not put milk in my tea all day. Just gave to remember when I make a cuppa to make it slightly weaker than I normally would. I have found I have am quite fond of mint tea.

So today's menu was porridge for breakfast, banana shake for lunch, pasta carbonara for tea and pea n ham soup for supper.

Have to say I wasn't overly keen on the porridge so tomorrow I'm going to try the apple n cinnamon flavour and hopefully I will like it more.

Well it's time for one born every minute so I'm offski.

Bex x

Monday, 20 February 2012


Oops meant to post this last night

I have my first LighterLife class tomorrow. Honestly I am quite excited about it.

At the initial consultation evening the other week I was told I would have to see my GP for a health screen form to be filled in due to some of the medication I am taking and I will then have to have monthly blood pressure checks to ensure all is ok.

Well I saw my GP before work this morning and he filled in the form for me. Due to being on some antidiruetics he gave me a blood form to have my electrolytes checked and another form to get them done again in 3-4 weeks time to see if the diet has had any effect. My GP said that if it does affect my electrolytes then I will have to come off the meds. In the mean time I am to start the diet and see him again for the bloods results in a months time. If I start to feel ill then I am to stop the diet and go see him for a check up.

I have made the decision that I am going to do the diet to lose around 4-5stone and hopefully this will increase my confidence enough to take the plunge and join some kind of exercise class.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Weight and Measurements So Far

First Weigh In ---141.8k
1st Week --138.7
2nd Week --139.3
3rd Week --140.1
4th Week --141
5th Week --142
6th Week --140.5


I really should have done this the first week but I forgot.


I will measure myself again in a months time to see if I have made any progress and hopefully I will have done better weight wise.
Sorry Ive neglected my blog for the last couple of weeks, I have a few things on my mind.

Last week I went to a lighterlife meeting to find out what its all about and I was really shocked to find their scales weighed me in at 142k. The other thing that shocked me was the cost. It would cost me £72 a week to lose weight with lighterlife as well as still having to buy food in for the husband. Thankfully I have a supportive family and they are going to help towards the cost so that I can lose some serious weight.

On the plus side I weighed myself on my scales last night and they showed 140.5. It isn't great as I've still got a few kilos to lose to get over the gain but its a step in the right direction.

I've decided this week that the best way for me to gradually increase my exercise is to start slowly and comfortably in my own home. So I am going to start by going on the Wii for 10 minutes as soon as I get in from work and gradually build it up to 30 minutes over a few weeks. And use the weekends to go out for walks with James.

Talking of walks we walked around Newmillerdam the other Sunday. Yes I took the shorter route of 1.2k rather than the 1.6 and I did stop a few times to rest my back but I did it without too much whingeing. I took a coulple of pics and a really nice one of me and James. I usually hate having my photo taken but I really do like the pic of Jimmy and me.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Disappointing Weigh In

I am very disappointed with this weeks weigh in. The scales are showing 140.1kg which puts me up from last weeks 139.3kg. Can't say I don't know where I went wrong because I do. But I am disappointed as when I saw the lifestyle nurse at work on Thursday her scales said I was still at 139.3.  We went to Brid on Saturday on the way we had to stop while the mother-in-law went to meet the Doctors she will now be working with. While we were waiting for her we popped to the shop to get some drinks for the journey. Usually I would only drink water in the car but for some reason I got Ben Shaws cloudy lemonade instead. I also picked up a packet of Seabrooks beefy crisps and a twix. While we were in Brid I did walk into town from my nan's house with my sister and her little girl but a walk that would normally take my sister 10 minutes took us around 20 thanks to my lardy bucket. By the time we got to town I was already in pain with my back so instead of having a stroll around we just went to the shops we needed to then got my Dad to pick us up instead of walking the 15 minutes to my other Grandparents house. Where I ate a chicken mayo sandwich and a caramel slice. Then when we got home around 8ish, neither of us could be bothered to cook so we ordered chinese, which was just pure laziness as we had plenty of food in the house.

So I can honestly admit that I know it is my own fault that I gained. I shouldn't have eaten what I did and I should have stopped myself from ringing my Dad for a lift and walked the 15 minutes to my Grandparents house.

My name is Beckie and I'm a lazy sod

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Weigh In Results

I just realised that I haven't been telling you my weigh in results so here goes.

On 2nd January I weighed 141.8kg - I hope to never see this number again.
On 8th January I weighed 138.7kg - Yay my first loss of the year, I was very happy with this
On 16th January I weighed 139.3kg - used my mother in law's scales so I'm not sure if this is accurate.

2012 Goals

1, To be at 130kg by my 25th birthday in May.
2, To increase my activity so I can walk around town or the supermarket without getting back pain.
3, Lose enough weight to be able to wear my heels again without killing my toes.
4, Get another tattoo
5, Be able to shop in 'normal' clothes stores.
6, To increase my activity enough to be able to park further away from work and walk the reminder of the journey.
7, To be at 100kg by Christmas 2012.
8, Lose enough weight to reverse my Type II Diabetes.
9, Lose enough weight to reduce my PCOS symptoms.
10, To feel comfortable enough in my body to dress up and go see The Rocky Horror Show.

I think 10 goals is enough to be starting with.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

New Year New Me

I'm not one for making New Years Resolutions but I have decided to get my but into gear and make a conscious effort to lose weight. So I decided to start making more of an effort to write my blog, I have tried a few times but lost my way instead of the weight.

I have made my own little log to keep track of my weight every week for the next 52 weeks. I've also made a little chart to log any activity, which to be honest isn't much. I am quite a lazy person so increasing my activity is going to be a long hard slog but I'm sure I can do it.

Well I'm at work at the moment so I should probably do some work lol. My next post will include a list of my goals for 2012.

Happy New Year every one