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Fat Friday: Week 16

Good evening chaps and chapesses!The sun is finally shining for the first time in what feels like a year. The weather hasn’t half been miserable and cold this week, it must have been experiencing Blue Monday too! This week has been a bit odd, I think the Christmas aftermath has finally died down, and now as Bout of Books is finished, the week is back to normal. I don’t feel like I’ve had a ‘normal’ week in absolutely ages!

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Reader, this week has been busy! I have been on a progression plan at work, and so I decided that around that would be the perfect time to do some Overtime. To be fair, it has been a good decision, but I feel like I haven’t stopped all week! When the pay goes into my account in February it will absolutely be awesome, but right now it just doesn’t feel worth it. I do like being busy when I am in work though, and with everything going on my days have been full and varied which has been great.

My busy work schedule has meant that I have struggled to fit any exercise classes into my week. It’s not an excuse, I know if I really could be bothered that it would have been easy to create the time to work on my fitness, but it really wasn’t high on my priority list this week. I only had a single day off this week, and I used that to see my family. We have a lot going on in my family over the next week, so I just didn’t want to waste that time. Next week, when I am on better shifts and I have some weekend time to go to classes to I am 100% going to work on this.

This week was all about eating. As everyone knows, eating over Christmas is not like eating the rest of the year. We eat rich food, and eat too much of it, and just don’t feel guilty. To be fair, that was fine and I knew that I wouldn’t lose weight (and would probably put a bit on) over this time. What I hadn’t counted for was the amount of time it would take me after the festive period to snap back into healthy eating. I’ve really tried to stop snacking again, which was harder said than done, but feel like I have made real progress in cracking that this week. Emma and I have been eating a little more healthily, I’ve bought less snacks and less food in general at work, and all round I have stopped eating when I’mfull. I know, such a crazy idea, but it apparently works!!!

I really would like to see the scaled dip below another milestone soon, so I am going to try my best to be incredibly strict over the next week or so. My brothers have their birthdays on February 1st, so I am going to set that in my mind as a firm date to be super good until. I mean, I say this, I have plans to go out for breakfast on Sunday, but apart from that…. I have the opportunity to get a bit more into a routine once again, and later in the week I have some early shifts so I might be able to do some exercise in the evening. We’ll see.


WEIGHT: This week: -2lb Total: -20lb

EXERCISE: 0 Sessions

MOOD: Pleased

RECIPE/FOOD/SNACK of the week: Natural yoghurt and granola

HINTS/TIPS of the week: Get a full night’s sleep


OK, so I may not have exercised, and therefore do not feel any fitter, but I feel like I am much more comfortable about doing this all again. I’m back in the right mindset. Hopefully.

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