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Lose to win – Week 24

A day late posting but not a day late getting weighed – I just didn’t have the time to share yesterday as what was a busy weekend continued on to be a busy week – though of course the weekend was more about having fun rather than the work of yesterday.

If I’m honest the whole of last week was pretty busy and despite my promise to get back on track I found myself eating a Chinese takeaway on Wednesday – but I have to say it was worth it.

Then on Saturday I went to the Durham Miners Gala – if you’ve never been I’d definitely recommend it – it’s not all about politics but about communities coming together in a friendly and fun atmosphere.  So of course there was a few drinks and some pretty unhealthy, although very delicious, food involved.

So when I got weighed yesterday morning I  wasn’t sure what to expect.  And the result is………..

2lb lost 7 to go

2lb lost 7 to go

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised as I lost 2lb.  That’s another £2 for the Charlie Cookson Foundation but I’ve still got half a stone, or 7lb, to lose in just 3 and half weeks if I’m to reach my target of losing 2 stone by my birthday.

Wish me luck – I think I’m going to need it………………………..

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Lose to win – Week 21 and 22

Last week I was in Brighton so didn’t have a weigh-in.  I was there for UNISON’s Local Government and National Delegate Conferences so eating healthy wasn’t either easy or my top priority.  I did try – well for about half an hour anyway.

So when I stepped on the scales yesterday morning I new it was pretty much going to be a disaster.  After all I’ve eaten chips, burgers, ice cream, sweets, chocolate, cake, pastries, hot dogs, cooked breakfasts and much, much more.  All washed down with Prosecco, full fat lemonade and a range of other high calorie drinks.

And the result is……………………..

12st 10lb

I’ve gained 6 pound.  That’s almost half a stone and in just two weeks.  It is an absolute disaster.  The only silver lining is that it means I’ll be donating £12 to the Charlie Cookson Foundation and that can only be a good thing.

But now I’ve only got 5 weeks left until my birthday and I’ve got 12 pound to lose if I’m to hit the 2 stone by 5 August. So this week I’m not only back on the diet but being extremely strict with myself because this is one challenge I am determined I won’t fail.

If you’d like to commiserate with me on my weight gain or encourage me to get back on track then please add to my £’s for pounds at www.justgiving.com/5iftyby5ifty

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Lose to win – Week 16

Diet wise it hasn’t been a good week.  After gaining 1 pound last week I found it really difficult to get back on track.

I felt frustrated at work and irritable at home and as is often the case I ate lots of the wrong things.  Then of course there was the weekend to cope with.

I was in Stevenage for a UNISON meeting all weekend.  And while Stevenage isn’t really my favourite place it was a chance to catch up with some of my favourite people.  But of course this involved far too much food as well as a good few glasses (or maybe I should say bottles) of prosecco.

The hotel we stay in is always really friendly but the food can sometimes be a bit hit and miss.  But this weekend it was fantastic.  So with full cooked breakfast, two course lunches and three course dinners including this fabulous Ganache served with Bailey’s custard

Ganache

 

I was fairly sure that the scales weren’t going to be kind to me when I got weighed this morning. And the result is…..

12st 8lb 2

I was right.  It wasn’t good.  I’ve gained three pound! My highest weight gain week since I trying to lose weight.

What I really don’t understand is why it takes weeks or maybe even months to lose three pound but it only takes a couple of bad days to put the same amount on.

But I’m not disheartened.  This might be the most I’ve ever put on in one week but it does mean £6 for the Charlie Cookson Foundation so at least a really good cause is going to benefit from my failure.

If you’d like to commiserate with me on my weight gain or encourage me to get back on track then please add to my £’s for pounds at www.justgiving.com/5iftyby5ifty

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