weight loss wednesday #5

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Happy Canada Day everyone! Very sorry for my w.l.w silence over the past few weeks – I am back at it now and will try very hard to not miss another. Summer vacation has started for my son, so I am now able to get out during the lunch hour for a walk, and I have time to pack a healthy lunch! I have however put on 2 lbs… I don’t know why I’m yo-yoing so much, maybe I’m not trying hard enough… I do still slip and eat poorly some days – I’m still struggling at tracking my calories, though my goal this week is to capture it all so I can figure out where I’m failing. I have been going to bed earlier, and drinking a ton more water… but we’ve been having slurpees pretty regularly and I know that’s not helping things at all.

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I honestly feel like I’m writing a series on how not to lose weight… Here’s where I’m at:

#1 Started May 13, 2015: 235 lbs
#2: 233 lbs
#3: 237 lbs
#4: 231 lbs
#5: 233 lbs

2 months and 2 lbs is not okay… I’m not giving it all that I can, I know I’m not… so I’m kicking things up a bit this week and restricting what I eat a bit more. Here is my plan:

Breakfast: Smoothie – consisting of a banana, some yoghurt, frozen berries and oats
Snack: hard boiled egg – easy to make in advance, and great protein
Lunch: Salad – doesn’t matter what kind, but just a salad
Afternoon snack: fruit or veggies – an apple, some grapes, a banana…
Dinner: small serving of meat, quinoa and veggies

I am going to stick to this for the next week and hopefully see more movement on the scale. Thank you all for sticking with me through this, I appreciate all the positive comments… hearing about your struggles and successes… it is helping so much, and I hope these are helping you too. If you need more, I encourage you to join the Facebook group – the more, the merrier 🙂 We can do this!!

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How is your journey going? Any challenges or successes you’d like to share? I’d love to hear them!

5 thoughts on “weight loss wednesday #5

  1. Ugh, I feel you. It’s hard to not slip up. I’ve never had any success until I did a complete lifestyle change. Oh my gosh, this sounds like a gimmick but it’s not. I swear! January 2, I started Whole30. Check it out – it explains how all the foods we eat, affect us. I’ve lost 36 pounds as of this morning, and I’ve never been happier. The dairy and grains in your diet could actually be preventing your weight loss. It’s a huge change, but it’s honestly life changing. Dairy and gluten definitely bloat me, and give me a carb/sugar high and crash, making me more hungry more often. I’ve blogged about it too and blogged my results from just changing my lifestyle. It could get difficult feeding a husband and 2 kiddos, I only need to feed myself and occasionally my husband, haha, so it’s a little easier.

    1. wow Nicole!! Now to 36! That’s awesome!! I do struggle with balancing feeding both myself and the family, but I’m thankful that none of them are very picky. I will look in to Whole30!

  2. The struggle is eternal with weightloss. Frustrating, but it’s the truth. I’m still an overeater to this day and it can be very hard to restrict what I take in. How’s the exercising? You may need an additional outlet to help you shed some of the weight.

    1. I’m definitely not exercising as much as I think I need to… it’s like my body is holding on to everything. I need an exercise program that will get me excited to exercise – like T25 did last year when I first started… my husband and I were talking last night and he was making excuses for me (lovingly of course) ‘you’re just not in the right mindframe babe, you’ll get there’ and I said that I think it’s a chicken and the egg thing… am I not in the right mindframe because I’m unhappy with myself? and I’ll only be happy with myself once I make myself do it… he bought himself the body action system a few months ago, I think I’m going to give it a try – then even if I’m not losing weight, at least I’m taking out my aggression by punching something LOL. I am determined to get under 230 by next week… I am so done with the 230s!

      1. Mindset really is a lot of it, but you’re right, if you feel like shit, you don’t want to do anything at all to help yourself. I just got so disgusted with myself last week that I have no other option – either continue to gross myself out, or do something about it.

        Hate it now, love it later. Keep up the mantra!

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