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Sunday Summary #3

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Well, it's week 3! How's your week been going everyone?

Sarah - I've had a really tough week.  I have been working almost 20 hour days organising a conference and everything that goes with that.  I tried to be good but when the only choice is unhealthy or unhealthy it's really hard.  I tried eating less to compensate but that left me feeling totally zapped so in the end I gave in and indulged.   I feel utterly crap right now and knowing the same is coming this week I have very little motivation.  After Wednesday however I will be able to get back on track and hopefully I will still have time to lose that inch round my waist before the month is over.  Dresses are already fitting better so that helps me want to continue.  I am thinking of maybe trying Slimming World as I have been so impressed with everyones results but I have no idea where to start with it.  Anyone want to help me out?  I am not the kind of person that can go to a class, they actually demotivate me and I find them very americanised and annoying.  I bought some books from eBay last year but I couldn't get my head round it so didn't give it a fair go.  I would appreciate any help you can give, please email me if you want to offer some advice.

Gemma- I've been going to Weight Watchers since the 25th of January and I'm getting a little lazy and bored. The past two weeks I've not tracked what I'm eating properly and I've not really eaten enough fruit and veg. I've been a little lazy and I'm worried I wont lose anything at the weigh in on Tuesday. I only lost 1lb this week which is a little disappointing but it wasn't a gain so I should be happy. I've only been able to weigh in at meetings and not attend the session after because I've had to dash off to work. I have really missed the support and inspiration that the meetings give me so I'm looking forward to my week off for Easter so I can attend the meeting and chat with the other WW members. I have been playing lots of Just Dance 2 this week and I'm going to try out the 'Just Sweat' mode this weekend. Hopefully I will be pleased at the scales this week.

Charlene - I lost another 1lb this week, which I'm quite happy about as I feel as though I've been slacking a bit and allowing myself a few more treats than I should be. I did start couch to 5k and felt amazing afterwards but the combination of a cut on the back of my ankle (should have broke my new shoes in before running...) and torrential rain meant I went to the gym throughout the rest of the week instead of continuing with couch to 5k. Looking at myself I don't look like I've lost any weight but I'm already feeling a lot healthier and fitter which is a big part my goal. This week I'm going to aim to work out at least 4 times and hopefully move onto level 2 of the couch to 5k program.

Sarah V - I've been sickly with something else this week, so missed my Rosemary Conley class. This means I haven't had my official weigh-in so have no clue how I've done! However, I've walked loads - managed to walk to work every day, except Tuesday as I was off - but I spent the day walking miles around London instead! I also did a five mile walk yesterday. I've also felt really in control of what I'm eating - I'm in good habits now, so am finding myself more inclined to eat some fruit instead of go at the chocolate, and it's getting easier and easier to resist the cakes table at work! Overall, I'm feeling quite positive.
Next week, I want to continue doing what I'm doing - make it back to my class as I haven't done the exercise in 2 weeks, keep walking in to work, and attempt to fit in at least one workout DVD. I'm really hoping to have lost at least 1.5lbs since my last weigh in, which will take me up to half a stone - fingers crossed!

Lucy - I didn't lose any weight last week which is a bit disappointing although I hadn't gained anything so I didn't feel as bad. I put in my little food diary 'must try harder' and this week I have. I've been eating a lot more fruit and factoring in more walking into my daily routine. I haven't been running though, I'm going to get into it properly in the next few weeks - promise! I've just had so much to do uni-wise what with various deadlines, presentations, essays and my dissertation to think about. I also really need to get out of the habit of weighing myself as much as I am doing, I need to be patient and just do it once a week! I'm starting to feel a lot healthier in myself which is a definite good sign though and so that's spurring me on a little bit! I also made Charlene's Crispy Greek Pie earlier in the week and that was AMAZING, it is so good and so easy to do - definite recommendation!

How has your week been girls?  Please help motivate us by telling us how well you're doing!


  1. This is my first time commenting here but I've been following the blog since you started (I read about it on one of you lovely girls's blogs).

    I started my diet on February 14 and on March 14 I had lost 4 kilos (9 pounds aprox). Until now I have only lost 1 more kilo which isn't much but at least I'm on my normal weight range (very close to the most I can weight still being in a healthy weight, but that's good I guess). Soo until this week I have lost 11 pounds. I still want to lose 11 more so I will keep working towards that, but I feel a lot better already, my clothes started to fit again, I had some skirts and pants that I had not wore in ages cause they didn't fit anymore, but a lot of them fit now so that makes me super happy. I haven't been exercising at all, I have been just too lazy and even though I could do it if I wanted to, I haven't, I will try to start this week.

    This blog really inspires me so I hope you continue updating it and I also hope you girls can reach each of your goals. Oh, and I have a few low calorie low fat recipes, I will translate them and send them to you, perhaps you could post them some day?

    Thanks a lot and keep up the good work!

  2. i've lost a bit - im not quite sure how much because i don't have any scales at the moment!
    my stomach is definitely flatter though.
    i've done this by eating small breakfasts and fruit instead of snacks (pears are my fave cos they are soft!)
    ive also been eating lower fat dinners ! :D
    tomorrow im going to a legs bums and tums class too :)
    Rosie xo

  3. I've cut out treats and snacks altogether and sticking to three meals a day and 2 litres of water, and cutting out caffeine. In three weeks I've gone from being between size 16-18 in red herring to between size 14-16 and I'm so happy about it :D It's totally motivated me. I've also gone from having an over-active bladder to normal(ish) which I'm putting down to the reduction in sugar and caffeine intake! I followed Sarah's tip about the sugar-free jelly, it's a godsend! I love this blog, so many useful tips and love to read about how you're all getting on :) xxx

  4. P.S. This blog was such a good idea, so motivational you really have no idea. Thank you :) xxx

  5. Oh you guys are doing so well!! I lost a pound this week. It was a pound that I'd put on the week before, though :( I started doing cardio at the gym in addition to pilates and yoga and I think it's really helping. I can feel my cheekbones and collarbones starting to pop up. I went shopping at forever 21 today and amazingly I fit into everything I tried on!! It was sooo awesome :)

  6. So happy to hear you guys are doing well :) Best of luck with next week, Im sure you'll all do great!

  7. I just discovered this blog and just read it all in one sitting. From tomorrow i am on a mission to lose some weight and this is really inspiring, there is so many useful tips, i hope you all reach your goals! xxx

  8. Last week I only lost 0.5 pounds and I'd tried really hard, lots of rollerskating and bike riding along with wii fit and just dance. I was quite sad in class and even more so when everyone else seemed to have lost- even those who had cheated!
    This week I tried to keep up the good work i just hope i get results this time.
    Its been a tough week becasue i was at a party on friday (lots of yummy food on offer) i didnt find it too hard the worst part is when people say "one drink/ cake / slice of pizza wont hurt" it just makes me want to scream.
    I had agreed to take my mum out for a meal on mothers day and i wanted to becasue i love spending time with her. Although i went off plan abit i could have easyly ruined all my weeks hard work but i remained in control and filled up on veg and just had a little bit of "naughty" food.
    Lovely day and hopefully at WI i will have lost something. Im crossing my fingers for 1.5lbs

  9. May I ask why is caffein wrong when I want to lose weight?