Wednesday 13 January 2016

Wednesday Weight Loss Week 2

I'm joining in with these two linkys again this week 

but if you know of any other weekly linkys going on focusing on losing weight and getting healthier then I'd be really happy to know about them?

This week has been a successful one for me as I managed to keep a food diary and I think this and the thought that I would be confessing as to whether I had lost or gained weight this week made me really think about portion sizes and cutting out the "junk" and the "not needed" that I often succumb to.

So drum roll please - this week I lost 3 & 1/2 pounds  from ___ 10 3/4  to ___ 7 1/4
This is the most weight I have ever lost in a single week so maybe keeping the food diary really helped with this?

This week, Kate on her blog asks three questions to those of us trying to lose weight - so my answers are:
1. Who do you give your power to when it comes to weight loss?
I think the only person who has overall power over whether you lose weight or not is yourself but for me knowing that I am going to be "accountable" to someone over it is helpful which is why I decided to join in and share my results over how much weight I lose (OR don't!) each week, 
2. What is your quick healthy eating snack idea?
I read a report recently that said it was "snacking" that was the normal reason people put on weight NOT what they ate for their main meals so I've tried to cut down on eating anything between meals - however if I have had to I have tried to go for the healthy option of a piece of fruit - which is why the fruit bowl has been topped up this week with satsumas and apples, 

3. What help could other bloggers give you on your weight loss and healthy living journey?
The support I am looking for is to have others leave positive comments if I have succeeded in losing any weight and be supportive and offer advice if I don't succeed that week.  It is also so useful to see other bloggers' posts where they show new ideas or meal plans that have worked for them.
I also want to update the food planner I showed as a freebie last week as I realised earlier this week that I missed out a letter in exercise!!  Also I had left no space for a date so if you want to grab an updated version please click on the link below.  

I also created one which has five glasses as I am aiming to drink five pints (I have a pint glass as my drinking cup that's why I don't do litres!!)  If you're the same you can grab one here :)

I'm looking forward to seeing your suggestions below on how to eat better or get healthier and what has wored for you so please leave a comment :)


  1. After the over indulgence of Christmas I do look forward to cleaning the way I eat over January. This year we, as a family, are wanting to make it a lasting change. Well done on your loss this week. I have started a new weekly linky which I am hoping to become a bit of a support group for people loosing weigh, improving fitness and sharing healthy recipes. It would be lovely to have you join in. Kirsty - Hijacked By Twins x

  2. Thank you Kirsty and I will be joining in with your linky :)

  3. Congratulations on losing weight this week!!

    1. Thank you, Paula - it is giving me the push and help by having a weekly post devoted to this subject :)

  4. That's a fantastic loss - go you !! I think you're spot on with the not snacking thing - mine is also not finishing off the kids' plates. My conscience says I'm cutting down on food waste and not being wasteful if I eat their uneaten bits but it's all just extra calories for nothing so that's definitely one of my downfalls. I agree with the power of online weightloss buddies egging you on too - whether it's a good or bad week, all the comments really help :)

    1. Cheers Cheryl :) I too was brought up with the belief that a clean plate was best but now anything left that I don't want/need to eat is going out to feed the birds or cats!!

  5. Thank you for joining in with #Slimmerseeker I hope you are having a great week and I hope to see you back again this week x

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