Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Weight Loss Wednesday #17

Oh Dear - my scales tell me I have not lost any more weight this week - but then again when I think back to the amount of bread I have consumed I realise that I have not been trying hard enough to make correct choices.

On the plus side, I tried on the pair of jeans I was talking about last week and was able to put them on and in fact have been living in them pretty much all week so that shows that I have trimmed down in the waist, hip and thigh department!

I watched a fascinating programme this week from the BBC where a Cambridge scientist who works in genetics Dr Giles Yeo looked at possible reasons behind our obesity problem here in the UK. People who carry a particular gene are more likely to be heavier than those who do not have it and their cravings for certain food and taking larger quantities of it are to do with this.  However, knowing about it could influence their choices and help them tackle their weight issues and exercise is found to work really well for them.  Dr Yeo's analogy of being dealt a poor hand in poker but still being able to win the game by playing well resonated with me better than feeling doom and gloom of having your genetics stacked against you. Of course I don't know whether I have this particular gene but it certainly would make sense to me if I did and therefore maybe thinking about this could be helpful when making the correct choice this week in what I decide to eat!!

Joining in with Sim over at her weight loss linky
where despite half term she has had a very successful weight loss week.  Now I'm wondering whether I should try her shake and diet bar plan to really shift some of this excess weight?  But would I be able to survive on this type of diet for a week?

Let me know your thoughts on how best to lose weight - have you tried a new diet and found it really worked for you or did the poundage all creep back and more once you stopped?  You know I'd love to know so leave a comment below!


  1. Well done on keeping going Pempi - it's a tough battle. I was a regular at Weight Watchers for years and then a few years back someone suggested I cut out gluten to help me with Rheumatoid Arthritis and the weight just dropped off and has stayed off. It's been the best incentive to stay away from bread and I've found enough alternatives - gluten free pasta tastes no different from the ordinary one and doesn't leave you feeling bloated, although the bread alternatives aren't brilliant. Keep on going - the right way will come for you.
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    1. Thanks Fil - really interesting about the link between Rheumatoid Arthritis and gluten didn't realise anything about that. Maybe I should give that a go and see what happens - as I certainly know bread is not so good for me!!

  2. Well done on the changing shape! That's more of a good sign than the scales really isn't it? I do love that feeling of getting in a pair of jeans that once didn't fit, so well done!

    I'm quite lucky really, I don't eat massively bad or have that many cravings for bad food - except pizza, so moderation is really the key for me.


    1. Thanks Natalie for the support :) You're quite right to say that MODERATION is the key but sometimes it is just so hard to only have ONE of something - biscuits in particular!!

  3. The New You Plan works for me as it is just myself and my daughter - I expect if you are cooking for a large family and watching them all eat, it would be torturous. It sounds like an interesting programme and it would be interesting to find out more - I have come to the conclusion that I have a slow metabolism so it's something I am going to have to bear in mind, forever :/ Hope you are having a good week and you are back on track! Thank you for linking up with #WeightLossWednesday and hope you can join in again this week! Sim xx