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....

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Non-Scale Victories


Well hello my lovely blog readers, I hope you all had a good weekend. I know I certainly did for a change! I did try wriing this blog yesterday but my PC at work decided it had had enough of me pretending to do work and gave up the ghost. No power or anything! I'm sure things like this only happen in my presence!

Skegness was gorgeous, well the weather was at least! It was just what we needed after moving and me being off etc. There was lots of sun, lots of walking, a lovely cafe and two awesome salads all in the space of two days! We ate out both Friday and Saturday night but I managed to stay witin points and made wise choices from what was on offer, I did however succumb to the gorgeousness that is the milkshake bar that has opened in the brand new huge amusments on the front in Skegness. They are beautiful! Mr and and my youngest sis got quite into them in the week that we were down in July, and I had one as a treat on our last day. This time I'd managed to save a fair few points and gained tons of activity points on my pedometer so I felt a nutella milkshake was in order. NOM! It's one of the breed of trendy mikshake bars that will pretty much whizz any thing up into a shake for you, we even saw polo mints on the menu!

The one thing that I am finding now is I struggle with portion control when eating out or having takeaway. I've near enough mastered it when cooking at home, but restaurants etc are still a mine field. We ordered chinese for tea when we got there Friday night and Italian on Saturday. Both options were well within my points, however I still find it hard to put the fork down when I'm full. There's still one little part of me that thinks:

"you've paid good money for this, you WILL eat it!!!"

I guess old habits die hard, both Mr and I are the same. At least now we've both realised what we're doing and can do something about it.

Any way, back to the title of the blog...

I have had TWO non sacle victories this weekend whilst in sunny Skegvegas. The first was having a massive reduction in bra size! I last got measured around Easter time, which is now around 2stones ago and the lovely lady in M&S sorted me out. I got re-measured in La Senza at the weekend and apparently I have lost 4 whole inches from around my chestal area! How on earth did that happen?! I am tempted to go back to M&S just for peace of mind and to see if it really is true as I'm an old cynic at heart. I knew that my current "upper-decker-flopper-stoppers" were less supportive than they should be but not by that much surely!

The second was actually fitting my calves into "normal" sized wellies. Now that may not sound like much to some people, but my calves have always been big and I thought I was destined for a lifetime in boots from Evans and the like. So you can imagine my surprise when I tried on some wellies and I had calf room to spare! Thinking I may need water proof items for our very first camping trip this up-coming weekend.....
Lex xxx


  1. Woo hoo for two fabby nsvs! And your weekend sounds absolutely lovely. I am loving the idea of a nutella milkshake I wonder how easy that would be to do at home?


  2. Well the very nice girl in the milkshake bar had one of the awesome blenders like in starbucks etc. She put in 3 scoops of ice cream, 1 cup of milk and what can only be described as 2 big dollops of scrummy nutella and whizzed it all together. NOM!

    Thank you :D xxx