In my recent post about my new hair removal gadget, I talked briefly about turning 40 next year. I want to feel the best I can next June, and in order to do that I’m looking after myself and trying to fix or tweak anything that makes me either a little or a lot miserable.
So, part of that is losing some weight – I’m considered “overweight” at 5’2” weighing 10st3. I was my heaviest at 11st3 in 2008ish and my current goal is 10st, and then 9st7.
I currently wear a UK size 12, and aim for that to be a confident 10. I’m wee, petite, and just don’t feel like “me” with extra weight.
I started this journey at the start of October, it’s now the middle of November and I’m feeling confident.
Weight loss is a mind set.
I feel ready, 100%, that I can do this. I did it for my wedding back in 2011, I can do it again. Does it help to have a goal? (Wedding, birthday…) Maybe. But I don’t think you can do it if you’re not mentally willing. None of the below would even be relevant. Two years since my last baby was born, I finally feel ready!
My weight loss actions:
- Not joining a gym (I’m a full time mum, just can’t commit)
- Yoga at home each day (short easy routine, done in PJs, that now feels habitual)
- Swapping snacks for liquids – water and green tea
- Declining desserts unless special occasions
- Satisfying sweet cravings with odd squares of dark chocolate
- Eating slightly smaller portions
I don’t drink much alcohol anyway, so that’s not something I need to change. And mostly all my meals are home made.
The weight IS coming off by doing the above – check out my data…
I still have takeaways sometimes, and I still eat cake 😆 I’ll report back again near Christmas, and look out for more posts soon about what else I’m doing in prep for turning 40!