autumn walk selfie

Weight Loss: 6 week weigh in

autumn walk selfie

It has been 6 weeks since I weighed in on my weight loss journey. I’m breaking my unhealthy weekly weighing in routine and am learning to go by how I feel and how my clothes fit, and that feels good.

In my last weight loss post, in sickness and in health, I mentioned that I was struggling to exercise because I was feeling so rough. Fortunately the aches have passed now, although it took over a week. I have noticed that, in not exercising, I have lost my drive to exercise. Trying to get up the motivation to get back on the bike again is hard!

My eating is pretty good at the moment though. My portion sizes are down and I’m not really snacking at all. I did have a couple of days this week where I did much because I was just ravenous, but that could be down to hormones.

Anyway, as I say, I weighed in and I saw a 6lb loss! That may not seem a huge amount over a 6 week period, but slow and steady wins the race! I keep saying that I’m in this for the long haul and I am thrilled with a 6lb loss. I’m now only 3lbs away from being 13stone something instead of over 14 stone! For someone who is used to seeing 16 stone flash on the scales, getting used to seeing 14 is still surprising to me!

I also got my mum to measure me and I’ve lost 3cms from my waist, along with 3cm losses from my biceps & thighs. I certainly feel slimmer in my clothes, and I look slimmer too, I look healthier.

Weight Loss successes:
  • Several people have told me I look like I’ve lost weight.
  • 6lbs down & several cms off in 6 weeks!
  • Long autumn walk on Saturday with the famalam.
  • Good eating habits: not over eating when stressed/ill.
  • Comfortably wearing smaller sized clothes.

I will admit that I need to look after my body more when I’m exercising. After the walk on Saturday I started feeling grumpy and emotional, I think it was a combination of my blood sugar dropping & being dehydrated. I never eat or drink when out on walks, I don’t feel hungry or thirsty, but I must remember to have a little snack part way round and keep sipping water. Hopefully, if I do that, I’ll enjoy exercise more and wont get that emotional drop after it.

I definitely feel that Thinking Slimmer is the perfect solution for me when it comes to weight loss. I’m able to stay relaxed about food and relearn healthy eating habits. There’s no restriction or counting calories, I just eat less because I’m not so hungry. For me, as I’ve said a zillion times before, the big thing has been cracking my chocolate addiction. I am barely eating any chocolate nowadays, I just don’t fancy it, it doesn’t occur to me to binge on it every night any more. My skin is better for it too, and of course my body is loving getting food full of good stuff instead!

So my goal this week is to get back on the exercise bike and get into an exercise routine. What is your goal this week?

Sim's Life

I received a free Slimpod Gold for review. All opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way.

2 comments

  1. Sheri

    This is fab! Becoming dehydrated really makes me feel awful. I didn’t notice it until I lived in Arizona, where it’s so easy to get sick from the heat. I try to drink a lot of water, but I have a bladder the size of a pea!

    I haven’t been exercising, but my goal this week is to start back on my elliptical a little bit each day. I’ve also started using MyFitnessPal again, and I’m hoping just tracking what I eat will help. I’ve stashed my scale to cut back on my weighing, and I think I’ll give the Slimpod a listen.

  2. Pempi

    What great news and I know how much this means to you as I’ve followed your weight loss journey through these Wednesday link ups over the past 10 months. Many of my Nordic walkers bring a water bottle with them and we stop half way through our walk to have a quick drink – really good idea to stay hydrated even if your body isn’t telling you that!
    Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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