My weightloss journey

Melanies Weightloss Journey

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Good morning...

Had a great day yesterday and feel like I have my dieting mojo back 😊

I think the key is to definitely have a good protein filled breakfast which keeps you going. This is what I have had for breakfast yesterday and today...

I made a big pan of vegetable soup so that I had a delicious homemade meal ready to heat up when I got in from work nom nom ☺

Monday, 20 October 2014

Words to always keep in mind...

New start....

It's been a while since I wrote what with being on holiday and  losing my may with my diet but I'm back now.

I have got my weight loss head back on and from today will be posting again.

I am back at slimming world to get weighed on Thursday so between now and then I will be trying to do damage control so that hopefully it won't show as too big a weight gain.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Home and Away

It was a fantastic few days with my mum. We caught the train at 5.18 and were there just after 8, perfect timing for breakfast. We laughed a lot, ate a fair bit and drank a bottle of wine or two. Not good for the diet but good for the soul and we were happy. The days flew by far to fast and it was sad to say good bye....but we will be back there soon.

So its weigh in day today and I am prepared for a gain but you have to have fun in life and live otherwise you will get bored. So its time to brave the scales and then tomorrow go on another holiday!!! A week in the lakes self catering and hopefully lots of walking, wise choices when eating out and hopefully I wont do to much damage while still having lots of fun. You just have to remember to......

Friday, 26 September 2014

Weekend Away

It has been a crazy few days, what with overtime at work, theatre trips and busy life I have neglected to write. I am off to see my Mum this weekend so wont be writing but will be back tuesday to write all about it. So till then....Happy Weekend

Wednesday, 24 September 2014


It's been a very busy and stressful couple of days at work (not that that is anything new) but I have avoided grabbing chocolate, biscuits or cake. Today I was very proud of myself as I had a curly wurly on my desk which I was going to have with my afternoon cup of tea but because I was stressed I DIDN'T have, yes you heard right I DIDN'T have it. You see I want to try and break the habit of grabbing chocolate in these circumstances. If I had eaten the chocolate I would of enforced the habit of stress=eat chocolate. I saved my curly wurly till I got home and had it after my tea with a cup of coffee, in a nice relaxed atmosphere and boy did I enjoy it :)

Its weigh in day tomorrow and I am nervous and excited at the same time. I have been very good this week so am hoping for a good weight loss of a couple of pounds but I am worried that after last weeks loss of 9lbs I won't lose this week and I will lose my determination. Here's hoping it will be a positive day tomorrow.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Manic Monday

Its been an incredibly busy day at work today. Working as a Drs receptionist isn't always an easy job and can be extremely demanding and stressful. One of my triggers for diving into the biscuit barrel or chocolate box. I've been trying to stay positive and not get too stressed. I keep telling myself no matter how many phones are ringing I can only answer one at a time and no matter how angry a patient gets its not personal its  the system they are angry with not me. Positive thinking is really helping me a the moment and I am trying to incorporate it into more and more of my life.

My tip for the day...write yourself positive notes to boost your mood....I write on my fridge when I lose any weight congratulating myself and affirming that I can do this....try it for yourself and see.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Wise words to remember...

Lazy Sunday

It's been a lovely quiet Sunday. I have got through the weekend without ruining my diet and still feeling positive. I know I always sound like I am waiting for things to go wrong but I suppose it's my way of trying to tell myself there will be downfalls and hard times (like next weekend going to stay at my mums and the week after going away on holiday) but the imporatant thing to remember everyday is a new beginning :)

Took Jack out for a walk this morning which was really enjoyable....this is Jack..
I love taking Jack for walks but he isn't a very fast walker prefering to stop and sniff everything so I don't think he will make a good fitness buddy when I start on my fitness regime. At the moment I am just trying to fit in a bit more walking and activity and when I feel able to start exercising more intently. So if anyone has any tips they would be greatly appreciated.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Trying out a new recipe....Stuffed Peppers

Got all my ingredients together.....
And the finished product was delicious....will be having this one again :)

Hello Weekend

Well the weekend has arrived :)

Generally a stumbling block for me when dieting as I like to not think about what I am eating and just have what I want....but no more. Today I am going to choose a recipe I haven't tried before and start taking control of my weekends and at the same time experiment with new recipes :)

Weekends also bring with them socialising events which can cause disaster, so it's about making choices....the right ones. Today I am going to the saturday matinee at the theatre, Dreamboats and Miniskirts, and before hand going for lunch. So I have made the choice to eat at a place I know that serves delicious salad bowls.....I know what I want before I go and that's what I am looking forward to.

Now usually when I go to the theatre I have a nice big Mangum or Dairy Chocolate ice cream so today if I feel the need for a treat I will chose a small tub of plain icecream....the trick is not to deny yourself just make wise choices.

Will update how I do later......have a great weekend :)

Friday, 19 September 2014

The start of week 2

So, I have started week two of my journey and am absolutely buzzing from my amazing weightloss in my first week....I never thought I could lose that much in one week. But there is still a long way to go. I must stay focused and remember that first week weightlosses are generally high and not to expect that next week, I need to keep the bigger picture in mind and tell myself that 1-2lbs a week is a very good weight loss and slow and steady wins the race.