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Fat Friday: Week 14

Happy New Year! Can you believe we are 5 days into January already? That’s 1.4% of 2018 gone already. I am so sorry if that scares you! At the end of 2017 I was thinking that 2018 was going to be my ear to change, but now as it’s here, new year new me seems a lot more scary and like hard work, sigh. I also think that I am suffering from late Christmas weight gain. I’m not saying I don’t trust my scales, but I was VERY surprised with last week, so I’m wondering if this week’s gain is a delayed reaction!?

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I am actually really struggling with the whole diet thing right now. I know that I set high resolutions on New Year’s Eve, and I know that Fat Friday is supposed to be helping me, but I am firmly off the wagon with no idea of how to get back on. Well I do, eat less and exercise more, but I am finding that concept super difficult right now.

I really need to get back into the habit of exercising. I know that when I am exercising I find it easier to keep going with the healthy eating, as in my mind I find it easier to do one while I am doing the other. Unfortunately, I’ve developed Plantar Fascitis in my left foot. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that bad, but it hurts a bit every time I walk and the advice to make it better is to hold back on the exercise. I mean as far as excuses go it’s a pretty good one. I probably should look at swimming again really.

I know that my current downfall is eating too much chocolate, and in general, eating a little bit too much all round. Now as Emma is back I am definitely thinking about my food at home, as in, our meals. I think I need to get back in a habit of making sure I eat a proper breakfast, because that has slipped a little this week and sets me up for a day at work. I am currently eating at work, which is hitting me hard financially in a difficult month, but also weight loss wise. I need to start taking lunch again. If I take my lunch I can control what I eat, and I can limit what I eat.

I need to get out of the Christmas mindset and firmly back into the space of every day eating. I have suffered from ‘who-cares-it’s-Christmas-itis’ for the whole of the festive period. My work schedule is all over the place again, but I overcame that last year, so I can do it again, I think. I hope.

WEIGHT: This week: +2lb Total: -17lb

EXERCISE: 0 Sessions

MOOD: Disappointed

RECIPE/FOOD/SNACK of the week: 

HINTS/TIPS of the week: New Year, new me

I don’t actually like the phrase New Year, New Me, but as it’s going to hopefully be my mantra for the following week, I thought I’d get it in early. 17lbs is still OK, not enough, but OK. I think I need to remember a bit more that this is about fitness as well as weight loss.

8 thoughts on “Fat Friday: Week 14”

  1. You can do it! Have you tried yoga? That’s pretty low impact and you could modify most poses to avoid aggravating your injury. I did some yesterday because I can’t do my jeans up after Xmas and we still have loads of food left!

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    1. Thanks, I’ll get there hopefully!
      I have done yoga a couple of times, but if I’m honest I haven’t given it a proper go. I think I should probably look into it, I think anything that relieves stress, helps fitness, and is low impact should be pretty near the top of my list.
      Oh no, post-Christmas jean shimmies are awful, they’re demoralising and expensive haha! Christmas food is so good though….

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  2. I think 17 lbs is amazing. Whatever you did until now is in the past. Tomorrow is a new day. I read somewhere on Reddit that losing weight isn’t about motivation but commitment. This subreddit is a great resource too: r/loseit. Anyway, keep up the good work 🙂

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  3. I wish we could bottle weight loss and motivation. My friend wants to gain weight – wish I could send some of my weight to her, we joke about it all the time. Let’s hope this is a year for us all to get a little healthier

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    1. I wish I could send weight to those who need or want it! I think I have made a bit of an improvement this week, I actually did some yoga this morning!
      This is our year, I can feel it! Thanks for the encouragement!


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