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Weight loss: Week 33

Argh! I am so frustrated with my weight loss right now. I weighed in this morning to see a maintain on the scales, better than a gain I know and I am pleased because I’ve had a few doughnuts & crisps this week, but when I looked in my weigh in book I saw that I have been maintaining (aside from 1 gain followed by an equal loss) for SIX weeks! Hovering around 15 stone 3 for six whole weeks, it feels a little disheartening.

I know I’m putting more in my mouth again, chocolate and other sweet treats, plus savoury goodies, so maybe the maintaining shows I’m doing more exercise, just enough to make up for the extra food, but I still have so far left to go on my journey. I have 3 stone still left to go until I reach my goal, though if I find myself happy with my body shape before then I will switch my goal to just maintaining. Basically I have no idea how much I ‘should’ weigh and am going by the, notoriously inaccurate, BMI measurement to figure out my ideal weight.

I am noticing that my body is changing though and I’m pleased to see my belly reducing slowly but surely. I still have the saggy upper arms and tree trunk legs, but I know that in time that will change too. I actually tweeted the other day that I was noticing less ‘chub rub’ and am wearing leggings much less because of that.

So I guess this week has been a week of realising that the number on the scales is not the be all and end all, and there are other ways of monitoring your weight loss. Having said that, I’m really hoping for a loss next week!

Linking up with the Sunday Weigh In over at Madhouse Family Reviews.

Also linking with Kate at Striking Mum for Blogging to Jogging.

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5 comments

  1. Cheryl Pasquier

    I did exactly this then suddenly started losing again – I have no idea why you suddenly hit a plateau but it seems to be a common thing so just keep going and it’l happen eventually ! xx

  2. Pempi

    I think we are on the same page, Mrs T as I too have just blogged about taking body measurements so I am not dependent just on having a weight loss as a measure of my success. Maybe we can buddy up on this as I am also getting “healthier” and having a better physique but the weight is not “dropping off” me as quickly as I would have hoped 🙂 Here’s to us! Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

  3. Kirsty Hijacked By Twins

    I know how you feel but as you said you have not put on which is great. Hope you have a good week x

  4. Mum Reinvented

    Ha ha ‘chub rub’ and leggings. I hear you! I bloody hate sitting there in the stifling heat in the summer in a dress with a pair of leggings on underneath. You’re right though, the BMI thing is a load of rubbish and it definitely isn’t how you should measure your perfect weight, everyone is different. I was a size 12, 5 ft 8 and considered obese when I was younger because of that stupid BMI thing and it gave me such a complex. How the hell is a tall ish size 12 fat? I’d love to be that ‘fat’ now that’s for sure! You’re doing well hun, keep it up x

  5. Sim @ SimsLife.co.uk

    I have been doing the same recently – I need to stop putting things in my mouth, seriously! Maintaining is hard enough in itself chick! I hate going off BMI – just go off how you feel, that is the best way! Hope you are having a lovely week and thank you for linking up with #WeightLossWednesday Sim xx

    PS. Chub rub… love it! 😉 xx

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