I am starting this blog to help to motivate myself even more on this weight loss journey. I started just after Christmas 2009 and I know it will be a long journey but one I lknow will be worth it in the end. This has been a long time coming....

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Staying The Same

I only realised earlier that it's a week since I last blogged! I have stayed the same yet again this week, although I'm not entirely surprised. I went out for a night out on Saturday but more on that later! This last week I have made more of an effort to include exercise in my day. I have mentioned before that I have a WW pedometer and I'm making it my goal at the mo to get at least 1 activity point earned before I finish work for the day. This is actually a lot more difficult than it sounds! I can now actually say that I am enjoying the gym too. So much so that I think I'm feeling confident enough to book myself into some of the classes at the gym, Pilate's looks like a good starting point. I have also treat myself to some smaller gym bottoms this week, but they are a little tighter fit than what I'm used to so I think it might be a couple of weeks before I dare wear them out to the gym.

I am also making sure I choose better food. I know that with the points plan better food means less points but I tended to eat what I was eating before just less of it. This, plus the gym has really increased the amount of energy I have. I have stopped having my mid afternoon energy dip in the last week or so which has made a big difference to how I feel in general to be honest.

My friend and I went out around Doncaster on Saturday night and had such an amazing night! I had pointed really well all week so I knew I could drink all night long (I'm a light weight really!). We started off with a gorgeous meal and then danced the night away! I actually felt like I looked nice for a change. I really love the 1940's and 50's style, so I channelled my inner pin up girl for the night in a pencil skirt and very high heels. I really did struggle to find something to wear though as I'm now between sizes so I didn't go out and buy anything, just had to root around in my wardrobe.

Now if anyone's ever been out around Doncaster you'll know just how much of grotty place on an evening, saying that it's not much better during the day. There were plenty of "sights" I can tell you. My friend is used to nicer places on nights out but it was such a laugh, one of the only saving graces was that the races had been on so every one was "suited up"!

I have found an amazing blog with a girl that's very very inspirational. Over the course of the last week I have read all her old blogs and she really has inspired and motivated me to want to do this. Reading what she has done has shown me that I CAN do this.

Something has finally clicked...

Lex xx

Wednesday, 24 March 2010


Not really been up to much so far this week, I have been to the gym twice so far and I'm making sure I do lots of walking at work. I can see the activity points clocking up on my pedometer (it's a WW one) which motivates me more. So far so good points wise too. Managed to either come in dead on or save some in the past couple of days. I have craved fatty food in the last day or so but have avoided the coffee van as he sells bacon sandwiches and other goodies of that sort. He does lovely coffee though which I am missing, think I might have a treat on Friday :) I also caved and bought a sausage roll at lunch time to go with my 0 point soup. I am very pleased to say my taste buds have changed loads as it was VILE!!!! I have never tasted such cardboardy filth before, and to think I used to like them from the lunch van! It has definitely put me off for a while. I did point it and feel like they were wasted! Oh well, better look next time!

I've had a very positive day today and felt very motivated to do well, and even tried a few new things in the gym too. I have even treat myself to some smaller more fitted bottoms for the gym!

I have been wondering how long everyone left it before they got re measured for bras today. Most of mine now are getting far too big. I know this is a good thing but it just means expense in the mean time! Help would be greatly appreciated girlies!

Lex xx

Monday, 22 March 2010

Why Oh Why.....

.....Are the weekends so short?! First things first, I have stayed the same at weigh in this morning. Better than putting any on, and I'm sure it was due to my massive consumption of painkillers this weekend which tend to *ahem* bung me up but the less said about that the better! I had a weekend of tasty food that has been mostly cooked by my own fair hands. I have used my points fully on a few occasions and even managed to bank a few yesterday even with a glass of wine.

Friday afternoon saw me have my first "Just Dance" session on the Wii, and I was so glad I was in on my own! I looked ridiculous! At one point I made myself laugh that much that I had to have a sit down and then had to re-start the game!!! Definitely a worth while expense though! We also met the new neighbours that we didn't know we had, feel a bit awful that we didn't realise the other lady had moved out but in our defense she was away golfing most of the time!! Totally off the subject but I also finally gave in and let Mr B order some groceries from Ocado online so they got delivered too. Not sure I'm keen on someone else picking my fruit and veg, but it all appeared to be OK.

Saturday was a wash out! The rain was bad up near u which doesn't help any ones mood then I ended up with a migraine so was popping pills all day and night. This may be too much info but they make me sick and I cant keep anything down and then they just wipe me out completely. I don't get them as often as I used to though which is good. Managed homemade chicken fajitas which were also very scrummy though once I was feeling better!

Sunday was the expedition into Leeds to buy my new charm (as mentioned in previous post). I love Leeds as I spent most of my time there a couple of years ago with an ex who was at uni there, so going back always makes me smile and puts me in a good mood. I finally decided on the sunglasses charm out of my 4 possible options. I bet the sales girl was glad to see the back of me as I'm very un-decisive anyway but they've also brought out some new charms!! Aaaaaaaaaaarrrgh!! Mr B stood out side after a while and I can't blame him at all! It was getting a bit tense!!

Off to the gym after work, really enjoying going now. I never used to but I can feel the difference its making. Today I am feeling very smug sat in my size 18 trousers at work. They are a little snug but my 20's were miles too big!

Lex xxx

Friday, 19 March 2010

That Friday Feeling

Well it's the end of the working week again, it's flown by yet again! Got a bit stressed and fed up yesterday. I have a cold and had not really slept the night before so was tired before the day had started, then had a minic day at work and then had to go to parents to take Mum to the hospital. I really like being able to help out with stuff at home but it really did take its toll on me. I needed to wait to tell Dad what was said at the hospital which meant I was very late setting off so very late going to bed :( I hope that doesn't make me sound selfish as I really dont mean it like that, it is just taking it's toll on me.

Sorry about that. Ended up eating out last night which wasn't planned so just hoping my zero point soup will help me out! I have also been to the gym twicw this week and I'm planning a session on the Wii tonight. I bought "just dance" the other week and still not had chance to try it out, I've heard great things though!

I have also narrowed the charms down to 4 possible choices, which are:

I like them all but don't know which one will be the chosen one!!!
Hope you all have a lovely weekend if I don't manage to get back online,
Lex xxx

Wednesday, 17 March 2010


I have cold, whats all that about??!!! The weather is getting warmer and suddenly I get poorly! Sorry for the rant, I just don't understand it! I'm off to the gym tonight to try and sweat it out of me. A session in the gym and then a relax in the steam room might hopefully do the trick (fingers crossed!).

I haven't mentioned it on my blog yet, but I have started myself a charm bracelt. I read on some of the weight watchers message boards about people treating themselves to something when they have lost so many lbs or stones. I didn't think my other half would appreciate a new hand bag every 7lb so I decided that a charm bracelet would be quite nice. I've gone for the more traditional style rather than the new Pandora charms, but from quite a cool jewellry designer called Thomas Sabo. Seen as I have now earnt my 3rd silver 7 and lost 1 1/2 stones I need to decide on my next charm. It's the only thing that's keeping me going today!

Lex xxx

Tuesday, 16 March 2010


I have just realised its a week since my last blog! Not much has happened in the grand scheme of things, was yet another manic week at work and home. I have also done well this week food wise to say I have eaten out a few times. Frankie and Bennys twice and a scrummy Itallian on Mothers day. I like to think that I made sensible choices whilst eating out this week. I had plenty of veg and tomato based choices! Although I nearly snatched my little sisters burger as it smelt so good! I had banked some points so even treat myself to a slice of cake after the meal on sunday, it was worth the migraine it caused hahahaha. This week should hopefully be a little easier as so far I know I'm only out on Thursday night.

I didn't manage to get to the gym at all last week, Monday was due to the agony I was still in from the personal trainer incident and Tuesday onwards I had concussion. I will tell you this now, I am naturally a very very clumsy person. Well on Tuesday night I picked Mum up from Denby Dale station as parents and little sis were coming for tea. Its a very windy area where we live and the station is no exception. So as I was getting into the car the door closed full pelt on my head!!! It hurt loads and ended up dizzy and concussed for the rest of the week. Some might say that that's my permanent state anyway....

I have been looking into teacher training and spent a full day at a school on Friday. I really enjoyed it and I know now that I want to become a teacher. I saw every year group in the secondary school so was able to learn a fair bit about their topics :0)

I have achieved a 2lb loss this week. This has taken me to my 1st 7lb mark and down to 16st 13lb :0) I am very proud of myself!

Lex xxx

Tuesday, 9 March 2010


Well my seesion at the gym with the personal trainer went well, until I woke up on Friday morning! The air was blue with swear words that I didn't know could be uttered at such an ungodly hour in a morning (5.45am!!). It is now Tuesday and I am only just recovering from the agony. I was ok stood up, or sat down but the bendin of the knees part was excruciating and I can handle pain!

The busy weekend went well, Friday nights meal included a lot of veg so I tried to fill up on that rather than the scrummy naughty things that were on offer. Even with wine included I came in dead on points and earnt 2.5 points with my pedometer. Saturday was a little more difficult food wise, good choices for breakfast and lunch but evening meal was out of my control as we were going round to some friends. We ended up having curry which was home made so less fat which was good, and it was also full of veg. It was the slice of cheesecake that let me down though!! But even with this I was 4 points over which overall I dont think is bad as I had some banked and earnt some more with the pedometer again.

Even with all the eating out and nice food, I managed a 1.75lb loss which is brill :0) getting close to getting into the 16st bracket, I'm now at 17st 1lb.

Lex xxx

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Guilt Trip

I am feeling very guilty today. I have eaten out twice this week so far, and may be eating out once nore over the weekend. I think I have been quite sensible in my choices except Tuesday night when I caved and had a burger at Frankie & Benny's. Even with this I managed to use 30 points and I'm allowed 26, luckily I had some saved from the day before. Last night was a well deserved "Mum and Lex" night out. Again I didn't go mad, had garlic mushrooms as a starter then a steak with salad and left most of the chips. Best of all, due to my lunch of zero point soup I came in on points and even earnt activity points on my pedometer! Wooooo!!

Off to the gym after work tonight, having a session with a personal trainer to get some pointers as to where I can improve on the programme I've been given. Quite looking forward to it to be honest, think it'll be hard work though!

Lex xx

Monday, 1 March 2010

Sometimes it's hard to be a woman....

Monday has come round again after a very busy weekend! I actually feel glad to be back at work for a rest! Managed a stay the same this week, very pleased seen as its the evil time of the month for me.

We'd also had a few meals out and an unexpected curry on Saturday night. Saturday turned out to be a bit of a mine field if I'm honest. I was spending the day with my friend and one half of their twins whilst Mr B and his friend (husband of my friend) went to the cycling with the little boy twin. We ended up have a proper bacon sandwich for lunch which threw me out, and then curry for tea which again wasn't planned! I did behave at the theatre though where they sell very nice local icecream which is a big plus for me! We went to see Disney's Beauty and the Beast at York, it was amazing. It's one of my favourite disney films anyway but the whole experience was magical! All the kids sat through it all and were so well behaved, I have never seen so many Disney princess dresses in one room!! I would definately see it again!

Lex xxx