Slimming World

Being More Time Efficient

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I am a faffer, procrastinator and all round dilly-dallyier. This must stop!

There seems to be a lot going on in my life right now (hence the blog not being updated much) and yet I am still spending time on stuff that is basically a waste of my time. I need to prioritise my time and what I do with it.

My main focus needs to be my diet. Making healthy food takes time and commitment and I need to do this more!
After that it needs to be exercise. I just got a new bike, which is awesome, and I need to make sure I go out on it when the weather is good. Yes I have to carry it down and up 2 flights of stairs. Bit this is essentially weight lifting and will help too!

Then my attention needs to turn to my arts and crafts. I really want to try and make this into a money earner. Even if it means that I go out less then it needs to happen.

What I definitely need to do is.spend less time wasting valuable time by going on twitbook when so much more time can be spent doing other things.

I will make the time to update my blog however, as this helps me process my thoughts. Yes, I know I could keep a journal or diary for the same end. But for some reason it is easier to do it on here. Plus it helps finds others that might be in a similar boat. It can also confirm/deny whether I’m going insane or not.

So right now I’m deleting Facebook,  messenger and twitter from my phone. I don’t need them. They are just getting in the way!

Onwards to being more productive!

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Me + Boredom = Eating

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Those of us that are trying to lose weight are usually told to try and think of triggers that could be causing our weight gain so we know how to try and plan for when these things happen and stand up to it head on.

I have always thought that my biggest problem is that I eat when I’m bored. Today I have had massive proof of that being exactly the case.

Today I had a day off work, in the past this would end up in no ends of eating stuff I shouldn’t be. Snacking in front of the TV and not really having proper meals because I “can’t be bothered” to cook something.

However, today has been different. Today I have been doing my new addiction/hobby. Keeping my hands and mind busy on other things. I skipped breakfast and just had a mid morning hifi bar to tie me over as I woke up late. Then I had a proper lunch of cod, homemade potato wedges and veg. This is all I have eaten today. I haven’t felt the need to raid the cupboards or the fridge. I even have biscuits in my flat at the moment and I haven’t touched those either.
Tomorrow I go back to work and the normal routine and I just know that I will be wanting to munch all day.
Not only is this proof that I eat when I’m bored. It’s proof that my job is not what I should be doing as it’s not stimulating enough for me.
I am going to take lots of fruit etc with me in preparation to the snack monster attack. Let’s hope I can stick to that and don’t wander off to purchase something.

Does anyone else get the munchies when their bored? How do you combat it?

Step in the right direction?

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Fitness and exercise has never really been very high on my priorities. But I know that if i ever want to shift any weight diet alone is not going to cut it in the long term. So I have been trying to up my steps everyday, for starters at least. I have a built in pedometer on my phone to keep track of these. Now, I know the target we are all “meant” to aim for is 10,000 steps a day but I have a desk job which means I am on the phone for 7 hours a day, so it makes it hard to rank up those steps. I have set myself a target of 5,000 for now, to see how I get on. The results of the last week is below.

4 out of 7 days I have managed to go past my target, I’m pretty proud of myself. I just have to try and stick to it! I am trying to figure out what to do on days I might not be able to go out walking somewhere. I’m sorry, but I am going to be a fair weather walker!

My steps over the last few days

On wet and windy days, I may do some weight and tone up exercising instead. I have been looking on the internet at different routines to follow. It might be a good way to stop me getting bored as well. I have tried the gym before, and I just could not get into it. I do still have the membership, I’m paid up til June, so I might go in a few times to give it a whirl, but that is a very big might.

I have said a lot of times that I am going to do exercise and get fit etc, but nothing has ever come of it. But my eating pattern is so messed up at the moment, I need something to stop me reaching for food when I’m not hungry. I know I am doing it because I am bored, and it’s not healthy!!

So I hope that I can stick with it and I start enjoying myself for this so I can finally start making big changes in my diet and health for the better. I got my 1.5 stone award for Slimming World in September, and haven’t got any since. This needs to change!!!

It’s Been A Week!

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A whole week has passed since I moved into a flat all on my own, and so far it’s been pretty good! Apart from throwing a flat warming that only half the people decided to turn up, it’s been pretty good really!

I am settling in quite well to having my own space and not having to worry about what anyone else is doing. It probably sounds rather selfish of me, but if you lived with the people who I used to live with, you’d understand!!

I haven’t really got any exciting developments to report I’m afraid, which is rather rubbish for someone who is trying to write a blog. I will have to go out and have a few adventures so I have something to write about.

In other news…
I had a weight loss of 2lb this week at my Slimming World weigh in, only 100lb more to go!

Being Brave

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This song “Sara Bareilles – Brave: http://youtu.be/QUQsqBqxoR4 ” is becoming a bit of a theme song for me. I need to be braver in a lot more aspects of life and be less worried about what people will say or think of me. I turn 30 this year and I have spent a loy of my adult life being scared or not confident enough to speak up for myself. From now on I am going to try and do that more.

I also want to be braver in the choices that I make in my clothes, food, leisure time and work. I need to start making a lifr for myself rather than waiting for it to just happen. I really hope I have what it takes to actually make some changes in my life rather than just saying it.

I am going to start my trying at least one new recipe a month, more if I can manage it, and I’ll post it up here. I am going to keep looking online for new clothes ideas. If I haven’t got the money to buy it at the moment. I will pop it on my Pinterest for safe keeping. I am also going to try and go somewhere within my part of the uk that I either haven’t been to before or I haven’t been to for a long time. Saves doing the same thing all the time. This might be a once a month thing too. I will let you know how I get on with it all.

Back From The Dead

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Well not quite… but it’s been a while since I last used this blog, and it’s about time that I started things up again!

A lot has changed since I last wrote a blog entry. I have loved and lost and lost 1.5 stone. 

I ended a relationship and started going to a slimming world group (not in that order but it sounded better for writing purposes). 

My outlook on life is slowly changing. This year i turn 30 and I have just now starting to feel more like a grown up. I have a lot less patience than I used to for some people. I am no longer just going to sit around and be the reliable one that just takes on everyone elses problems and not look after myself. So far, this is not getting me anywhere and I am refusing to be a doormat any longer. It may result in me losing some people from my life, but I think I will be happier for it. I don’t enjoy having my kind nature being taken advantage of and I am not going to let it happen any more. 

I am moving home next week, I have been in a house share for 2 long years and it’s time to get my own space. Once I move it’s going to be a new start. Recently I have really not been sticking to the Slimming World plan. Especially in the last week. So next week I am going to start going to a new group, have a new flat with a kitchen I can get access to whenever I want so I have no excuse to not make myself nice, healthy meals. I am actually going to start using all the recipe books I’ve got, get myself right back on track. I need to as I’ve bought a dress in the next size down for a wedding I’m going to in a couple of weeks, and at this rate I won’t fit in it!!

 

What Is The Matter With Me?!

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Firstly, let me start on a positive note. Over the last week, I managed to lose 2lb. I had been really trying, there were a few slip ups, but I did a couple of sessions of Zumba to try and even things out, and it seems to have worked.

However, today I have been really struggling. Well I was doing alright, I had a really good day with my food and only had 2.5 syns so far but still eat quite a bit. Unfortunately, I have had a massive craving for chocolate all afternoon. After work, I succumbed to this craving and bought some, and not just a little bit either. Right now I am feeling rather guilty about it to be honest.

I should have known that I would not be able to trust myself and not gone shopping in the first place, but it’s done now and it’s eaten. Now I will just have to try and do some damage control for the rest of the week.

I don’t know why I do it to myself, every so often I get this craving for things that just won’t go away. It’s probably an emotional thing, there are a lot of little things that have been bugging me of late. So it’s probably comfort eating of sorts. I just wish I could stop. I need something to help curb the cravings so I can keep to my diet a lot better. Otherwise I’m never going to get to the weight that I want!

I’m going to have to really think about this and try and figure it out, otherwise it can only get worse!