My Big Fat Diary: Week 5

Tuesday, 12 February 2013
Hello Girls,

Week Five: 

After all of your wonderful comments last week and all the tips that you gave me I just felt super motivated to start this week. At first I was a bit apprehensive about blogging my "weight loss" journey because to be honest I know how easy I find it to fall of the wagon and I thought that this blogging series would turn into a failure because I would give up or be embarrassing because I would come across as lazy or I would just lie about what has really been going on and tell you all what I think you would want to hear. And I am so glad that I haven't done any of these... well actually have been slightly embarrassed by the lack of effort that I have put in but your comments and tips of motivation and support have really pulled me through whereas I think if I was doing this solo, I would had just failed. However I was a little bit disheartened this morning when I realised that I had only lost another pound and I know it sounds silly but I did have a little cry because I felt as though I had put a lot of effort in this week and it didn't pay off as well as I would had hope. I was thinking that I had lost around 2-3lb because of my size but I hadn't. Anyhow a lost is still a lost. 

Lost: 1lb

Food: I have been really good at not eating too much rubbish this week and I even had a couple of cheeky trips to Nandos but rather than having my usual Chicken burger, chips, halloumi cheese and garlic bread (I know carb central... I just love their rolls).  I have been having a half a chicken with salad and halloumi cheese, because we can't skip out all the things we love and it is amazing. Myfitnesspal has become my new best friend and I am religiously noting down everything that I am eating and even planning in advance what to have just so I know to make the right choices. 

Calorie Target - 1500 per day/ 10,500 for the week. 

Calorie Intake - 9, 172 for the week - which means I wasn't too naughty about what I have been munching on. 

Fitness: It is true what they say that once you get the bite for fitness you really do go for it. I am not going to lie it wasn't easy nor was it pretty, however I feel better for it and that has got to count for something right? I ached and the next morning I moaned but I picked myself up and changed up my routine just to make sure that I wasn't just focusing on the same muscles. This seemed to really help with the making me less achy in the morning. 

Exercising Target - 3x 1 hour exercise per week 

Actual Exercising - This week I had the bite for it - I did 2 gym sessions, 1 body conditioning class and 2 swimming sessions (100 laps).  

Mood: I have been feeling good this week, I feel positive about myself. A lot of things seem to have started to change, my hair is in better condition (probably due to the vitamins that I am taking), my skin is clearer (probably due to the vast mounts of water which I am drinking) and I am just in a better mood and have so much more energy which is a bigger plus too. 

If you want to see the background behind me and my weight see this post (includes pictures)  

Any healthy "grazing" snacks that you can recommend?



  1. Yaaay you're doing very well! It's nice to read that you're feeling food. Don't give up :D

    Great post!


  2. Healthy grazing snacks, by a low fat dip, like half calorie humous or something and then pepper, cucumber and carrot sticks!

    Also, remember if you are working out, muscle weighs more than fat! Don't be too disheartened by not much of a loss and start taking measurements. I do, waist, hips and thighs! You'll notice a real difference then!

    I took a before photo in a bra and panties, and then will take an after one when I'm done, maybe i'll even blog it if I am feeling really really brave.

  3. Awww sweetie don't cry! you lost a 1lb! That's still great news. It's small steps on a long road it will be worth it.
    Well done with the eating and exercise. And you are allowed treats just try to plan the treats so if you know you are going to have something naughty make sure you exercise and eat well the rest of the time.
    Keep going hun.


  4. Well done girl!!!!!!!
    Your doing great xxx

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