Good evening, ladies and gentleman! The weekend is upon us, and for me, my birthday weekend is here. I have four days off work with very little planned, and I am looking forward to it immensely! To be fair the celebrations really started last night at The Killers: Wonderful, Wonderful Tour but it’s nice to have a few days off to do not very much.
I fell from the wagon, hard last week, and if I am honest, I haven’t truly got back on this week. I haven’t exercised once (which I am very annoyed at myself about) and I haven’t eaten that well in comparison to earlier weeks in this diet, so it could have been better, but at least it wasn’t as bad as last week. Onwards and upwards.
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Let’s begin with the bad and get it out of the way shall we? Last week was the first week I didn’t lose weight. I know why that was, I was eating too much (and the wrong things), and not doing enough exercise. It was a rubbish week, and left me feeling pretty disheartened, but it may well have been what I needed in the long run. It has made me realise that I do need to learn to strike a bit of a balance and realise that this is going to take time. I don’t want it to, of course I want instant weightloss, instant fitness level increase, and instant results, but that’s not going to happen and last week made me realise that big time.
I’ve eaten a little better, and a little less this week, but there have still been unhealthy elements creeping in to my diet that just weren’t there 2/3 weeks ago. I know that this is impacting my ability to lose weight and I know that after I eat them I feel crap, but I am struggling a bit more with saying no. I think, once my birthday is over, I am going to go on a very strict program until Thanksgiving. Simply put, I’m just going to say no to everything and really plan ahead and eat only healthy things.
The exercise has just gone by the wayside this week. At the beginning of the week I had a bit of a bug and felt rubbish, and then Emma was sick at the end of the week, and sandwiched between was The Killers, so I just haven’t done anything this week. I have also been in work for 7 early starts this week, so it’s been tiring too! This week I really need to get back into exercise. I said this a couple of weeks ago and it vaguely worked, but this week I really mean it. I think when I start eating healthier it will feel easier to remember and fit in going to the gym/class/swimming.
But enough about the bad things, let’s discuss the good? Last night, Emma and I went to see The Killers. We were going to go out for dinner beforehand but Emma sadly wasn’t feeling her best, so instead I made a Mexican feast of Chili and Nachos and it was glorious. Unhealthy and too much food, but glorious and exactly what I wanted and needed. We then set out to go and see the Wonderful Wonderful gig in Liverpool last night. I was pleased when I found out that they were touring near my birthday, gotta treat yourself every now and then. I was even more pleased when they announced an extra date and we managed to get standing tickets for Liverpool as well. They like playing Liverpool and it was much more convenient for us, so it’s a win win!
I was slightly apprehensive and sceptical about going to see them beforehand if I’m honest. I wanted to, because I like their music and Emma was very enthusiastic, but, the last people I saw live were Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, and Bruce Springsteen, so I wasn’t sure how these were going to really compare and hold up, y’know? Well, boy oh boy did they stand up. They were brilliant, absolutely awesome. The electricity, the noise, the hit after hit setlist. It was an incredible night, that was topped by seeing some of my favourite songs performed live in a spectacular atmosphere. It was worth every single penny, and I would go and see them again in a heartbeat!
Personally, I also (finally) took a picture of myself that I not only tolerate but actually quite like! I will happily let people take pictures on holiday and I am not someone who shies away from the camera, but I don’t actually like most pictures of myself, so last night was a very pleasant change! Naturally, it is slowly becoming my profile picture on every social media platform I have, because that’s what happens when you nail a picture, right?
WEIGHT: This week: –1.5lb Total: -14.5lb
MOOD: Buzzing from The Killers
RECIPE/FOOD/SNACK of the week: Porridge, food of the Gods and warming in the winter.
HINTS/TIPS of the week: Treat Yo Self!
I don’t really know how else to finish this post, so I bid you all a good week, and close with one of my favourite gifs!