For my sons birthday we went to legoland. I stuck to the weight watchers plan for most of it. Ended up with -3weeklies which is nothing. I think I made good choices but only the scales will tell later this week.
I walked loads and loads like 20,000 on the second day. Hopefully that will counteract the few extra points plus 7 were from lemonade my husband got me. He forgot I wanted diet lemonade.
I loved it there and so did my family. My weight was not a issue on any of the rides which was good. My Son loved the roller coasters so glad the safety bar would fit ok.
The only bit which was not so great was the ride photos. When next to my son you could barely see him as I am so big and I took up all the space in the photo. 😦
So I thought it would be a good idea to take my son on a tea cup ride. As I stepped on to it the plastic sauce cracked in several places. Plus it was a loud noise so everyone heard!
As I went to sit down there was no way I would fit in the gap between the seat and the middle bit you hold to make it spin. Then followed the shame in getting the cup door opened and leaving.
Over the last two weeks with weight watchers I have list 10lb which means for my weight/height my BMI has gone from 51.7 to 50. Next week when I weigh in it will be less than 50 and it’s not been that low on a long time!
According to a app which helps track weight loss I have lost 3% of my body weight which is great!
So we now have a little son and he is a reason I have not posted in a while. Since we adopted him over two months ago life has been really busy as we get to know each other.
On the plus my eating habits are better as I know I need to feed him three meals a day and there is no excuse to skip one.
I have rejoined weight watchers meetings to make sure I am accountable. I think I do best weighing in, in public as it were. My leader is amazing. A little disorangised but I can live with that! My starting weight was 20stone and 12lb at the meeting just over three weeks ago! So lots to go.
So I weighed myself today and I have lost weight (4.2lb) which is great! I am super pleased as it makes it worthwhile. I managed to complete the extra mile race which is great. I have been walking further a few times this week with the odd jog here and there between lamp posts as I work up to my too fat to run virtual 5k.
There have been days where going for a walk/waddle/jog are not what I want to do but I have forced myself and have been getting changed before leaving work and then going for a walk at the seaside on the way home. Once I am in my excerise clothing aka not jeans or workwear then it’s hard not to go for a walk.
This week I have taken photos of myself in bra and pants so I can see my progress over time with these. They were not flattering as you can imagine but it’s a real motivator.
So I have a very lovely purple Fitbit charge HR. I love it. I am lost without it, aka when I have to take it off to charge it.
I love the fact it interacts with the app I use to track my food intake. You can see what calories you burn through out the day.
I love the fact it motivates me to walk more. It’s hard not too when you have done 7,798. It’s easy to think only a few more steps to hit 8,000 etc. Or if you have done 9 flights of stairs, you go do a extra to make it a round 10 as 9 is a bit of a ugly number!
The Fitbit app is helpful as you can see what you are doing and the impact it’s having.
For me it’s really helped me keep active throughout the day!
I have found a amazing website called too fat to run which is aimed at plus size women who would like to get running. The link is at the end of the blog. It’s fab. The do a virtual 5k run and I think this will be my first 5k run/jog event to aim for. Hopefully after doing it through them and virtually then I will have more confidence about doing at one of the public events I referred to in my first post.
By running virtually I don’t mean sitting on my fat arse and picturing my self running 5k. It’s about using a app to track your distances and times and submitting proof that way. It just means you can run in any place at any time.
The other great thing about the website is they do technical clothing in my size! They cover sizes 14 to 24. They have a fab range with bright colours and fab slogans. Once I complete my first 5k and get a medal to show I did it and let’s face it a too fat to run 5k medal looks great if you look on the website, even if it’s a bit pink. I think I will get a new top as my reward. Currently the 24 maybe a bit snug but with a few weeks of training hopefully it won’t by the time I manage 5k. For me I ts not just about loosing weight for me it’s about a healthier/fitter lifestyle for me and my family so I can enjoy spending time with my little one!