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Sunday Summary #4

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Sunday again! How's everyone's week been?

Sarah - Had another week of stopping in hotels and having to eat what I am served. Not good for the diet. I had two wisdom teeth taken out yesterday and can currently only eat little bits of mush so can see myself surviving on mash potato and porridge this week so hopefully that will help with the weight loss. The worse thing is all food has to be room temperature and I love my soup piping hot so even that is out of the window.

Gemma- Only lost another 1/2 lb this week but I've tried lots of new foods and not cheated with my points, I've been very strict and written everything down. Working every day this week has had an impact on the amount of exercise I can do but I hope to pick it back up when I have some time off for Easter. Big challenge for me this week, I went out last night and my friends decided they wanted to go for a Chinese buffet, I looked at my Weight Watchers eating out guide before I went and chose the lowest point food. I stuck with boiled rice, curry and vegetables rather than sugary sauces like Sweet and Sour and fatty meats like duck and pork. I'm off out for my best friends birthday tonight and I can't promise I will behave and stick to my points but I will try my best :)

Charlene - This has been my worse week yet, I'm actually embarrassed to update you all! I'm not sure what happened but I've been a total slacker. I've barely done any exercise and ate so much junk food. I was expecting to gain weight but the scales say I've lost 2.8lbs. I did get drunk last night though, so think the weightloss might just be down to dehydration, we'll find out in the next few days. I'm definitely going to try much harder this week to get back on track. Since the sun is out I think I'll go running again too.

Sarah V - I feel like I'm so on track with the diet at the moment. My motivation is at a high - I'm finding it easy to resist naughty food! I had my weigh-in on Tuesday - first in 2 weeks - and had lost another 3.5lbs. That means I've lost 9lbs so far, since the beginning of March! Even more gratifyingly, several people have commented that I look like I've lost weight. I'm really hoping I can have a couple more good weeks and get another 5lbs off - then I'll have done a stone. I'm still LOVING Zumba, and am considering getting a DVD so I can do it at home. I've also walked to work every single day for the last 2 weeks (a mile each way) and did 9 miles of walking last weekend. And I've only drunk alcohol once in three weeks! In all, I'm feeling pretty damn virtuous! Next week, I just want to keep it up. I really need to blow the dust off the old Wii Fit, too...

Lucy - This week has probably been my worst week so far and it's all been a bit of a blur to be quite honest, my food diary hasn't been filled out since Tuesday either. I haven't been eating well at all but I got on the scales this morning and I'd actually lost weight so I'm not quite sure what's going on there but I'm not going to complain. It was my last week of uni so had major work panic and have dived head-first into my dissertation too, something that will be continuing until May 4th, but I'm definitely going to get back on track as of tomorrow. I'll need to make up for not being able to walk far too because I have sustained a horrible drunken injury to both knees and they're both ridiculously swollen, how lovely. Here is to a better week as of tomorrow!

Where Are My Knees? Pledge

Where Are My Knees?

We are still inviting people to sign up to the Where Are My Knees Pledge? This will give all of our readers the chance to join in and make a pledge to meet their weightloss and exercise goals.

On the last Sunday of each month we will post a summary of our progress to date along with our goals for the following month. We would like to invite our pledgers to tell us about their month and goals too. Each month 3 pledgers will be contacted to write a paragraph to be featured in the main blog post and the other pledgers are able to leave comments on the post to update us with their progress and goals. To make this fair we will be working our way down the list of pledgers to make sure that everyone gets a turn.

To sign up for the pledge all you have to do is:
+ Comment and tell us what your goal is, and leave a link to your blog.
+ Please also leave your email so that we can contact you to write up your paragraph. (You can email us this if you don't want to make it public in a comment)
+ You can also display our button on your blog. The code for that is here.

We've updated our pledge page with all our pledgers so far, but we don't have anyones email address so please let us know them so that you can be involved.


  1. Hi ladies,

    I love this blog! I'm going to pledge to exercise three times a week.

    Just about to add your badge to my blog now...

    Liz x


  2. ohmygosh I started "Where are my knees?"ing at the end of march but never officially told you guys!
    my first post about it was:
    im pledging to just try and eat healthier and get fitter in the aim to tone up for summer!
    nicola xx

  3. I love this blog so much. It's great motivation and support!
    I've been wanting to get myself into shape for a while now but due to work commitments and just being lazy I haven't. I had started to workout and snack less but I've not stuck to anything.
    I would love to pledge to lose 1 stone through snacking less and more exercise.
    Gathering the Daisies

  4. Sarah - I had two wisdom teeth taken out last November and lost about 6 pounds after a week of eating nothing but yogurt, cold mash and smoothies etc! Loved it haha. x

  5. I'm going to pledge to get down to 8 stone - so I need to lose 11lbs. I'd also like to be able to jog for longer than a km at a time! :)



  6. I will make my pledge: My goal is to lose 10 more pounds, to reach this goal I will continue to eat in a healthy way like I have been doing since February this year. I can't promise I will exercise because I'm just too lazy, but I will try to walk as often as I can and I will also use more the normal stairs instead of the moving stairways.

    Good luck with your goals everyone!

  7. This blog is so motivating. I've been resisting temptation for the last 4 weeks and have lost 1.3kg (yes I'm a weirdo weighing in kg lol) but I really find my inspiration lies in reading this blog.

    My goal is to be roughly size 12 waist size to fit into all my old clothes, to be able to wear dresses with bare arms and no tights, to exercise, to eat healthily and not snack, and to get fit and toned up :D

    My blog link is www.imaginationincolour.co.uk


    I'll go and add your button! :D Thank you so much, this blog has helped me more than you can imagine xxx

  8. I need all the motivation and encouragement that I can get right now, so here's my ledge: I pledge to excercise three times a week, with at least one of these times being running. I also have to keep my Syn points below 10, and track everything!
    My blog:
    My email address:
    ffiffs at hotmail dot com

  9. I don't currently have a blog but I would like to pledge as well! Maybe pledging with a group will help me stick to my goals!!
    I am trying out Weight Watchers with my mom, so part of my pledge is to stick to my points and make healthy choices! Another part is to exercise more, I love to swim so I am starting water aerobics this week!
    My overall goal is to be healthier, to reach a weight that I can be happy with and healthy at!!

    Loving this blog!!
    Jacquie (Canada)

  10. Keep up the good work ladies & good luck with getting things back on track :)

    I have the pledger badge! I'd like to have lost at least 3st by my 21st birthday which is in September.


  11. Ah I didn't see your pledge page, glad I'm on it =) do you have my email? it's bowdreamnation at gmail dot com. I've been so terrible these last couple of weeks with going on so many trips and just eating (and drinking) whatever I like. I'm back on track from right now though!!!! Keep staying motivated everyone

    Bow Dream Nation xx

  12. Helloo I'm Lucy and I've been reading your "knees" since you started and you are all doing so well that you've inspired me to join in!

    I pledge to exercise 3 times a week - whether that is DVD, long walk or even *gasp* a jog plus not park next to work but the 15 minute walk away. I've also restarted the Slimming World diet (although can't face rejoining a group again for the millionth time)

    I'd like to loose at least a stone before Gasltonbury festival which is 11 weeks away! And overall I'm aiming for 4 stone to take me near that pesky healthy weight range lark.

    My blog is http://louloudorsetsmusings.blogspot.com/ and my email is lucynash08@googlemail.com

  13. I've emailed you! : )

    I don't have much to report this week as I'm experimenting with weighing myself once a fortnight instead of once a week. Now I'm meant to be maintaining instead of losing weight, it was getting a bit soul-destroying noting every half-pound gain or loss, and I could feel myself getting a little bit too fixated on the whole thing. So I decided it'd be healthier for me to just keep a fortnightly eye on how I'm doing.

    My running has been going well, though - we smashed our 9.5-mile PB on Saturday, and knocked about 40 seconds off our 7.5-mile PB last night. Hoorah!

  14. heyya! I have been reading where are my knees? blog and i love it, as iam trying to shit some weight and gives me some insperation! i am at the minute joined with slimming world and in my first week at it i have lost 6 pounds!

    i pledge to stick to my diet and get rid of a few unwanted pounds

    my email is holty1001@hotmail.com

  15. You guys have a great blog here, it's really giving me a lot of motivation, and it's always great to read other peoples advice, tips, ups & downs and know your not alone.

    I have bridesmaid duties in November and my pledge is to *hopefully* loose 20lbs before the end of August through healthy eating, long walks and cycling.


  16. I love this blog guys, keep the good work going!

    My goal is to lose 20lbs by 7th July, so far have lost 1/2lb using weightwatchers propoints.




  17. My goal is to get back into the swing of things and get fit for our holiday in 3 weeks and then carry it on when I get back.
    I use the MyFitnessPal app to help me keep track of how Im doing and it is brilliant!




  18. Hey! :)
    I know I'm a late joiner but I wanted to pledge to get down to at least 8 and a half stone by the time I go to university in October and also to lose about 8 pounds in time for holiday on the 30th June!

    Rhiannon xo