My Weight-loss Journey!

The Disaster Week- My Weight-Loss Journey!

Tuesday, 18th October 2011

The Disaster Week- My Weight-Loss Journey!

First up I just want to apologise for another post with no images. Since my ‘not so amazing’ week involved me totally stuffing up my album sorting on my Mac Book, I cannot find the images I am after in amongst the 55,000 images I have on it. I will sort them as soon as I get a chance, but in the mean time, you can just use your imagination….please

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Oh how I would love to get on here and tell you all about how I reached that next mini goal I have been chasing…..

I mean I was so close, 0.2kgs off reaching it.

But I can’t.

I am calling the last 2 weeks my ‘Disaster Weeks’.

There’s no point in me making excuses for my dismal results, because I know that I have slipped back into a few nasty habits.

I may have even temporarily fallen off my own ‘weight-loss wagon’.

The best I can do is tell you where I went wrong, and what I am going to do about it.

Mistake 1 – I didn’t meal plan.

I haven’t done a proper big shop in ages and we have slowly but surely ran our cupboards bare. So on the nights where I was missing core ingredients, we chose take-out food instead of buying the ingredient.

Mistake 2 – I am tired.

When I am tired, well more like exhausted, I crave sugar. I also easily lose the motivation to prepare healthy home cooked meals. So when 6pm rolled around most nights and dinner wasn’t prepared, we once again opted for fatty fried foods.

Mistake 3 – My willpower is low.

After a few weeks of working really hard towards budging the plateau I seem to be in, I didn’t see the results I expected. I lost a few grams here and there, but with the effort I put in, I wanted to see kilos drop, not just the few grams that did. So I was feeling a bit like ‘What’s the point’….. This feeling = chocolate, soft drink and large servings. Oh the comfort I once found in food……

Mistake 4 – No Exercise.

For the 1st week in 16 weeks, I did not do any exercise at all. I did run around exhausting myself rearranging my house, but I did not walk, nor did I go to the gym. Bad Diet + No Exercise = Massive disappointment on the scales.

So there you have it.

Over the last 2 weeks I gained a total of 2.1kgs….

This morning when I stood on the scales, and saw that in just 1 week I had gained 1.3kgs, I was shattered. I felt like I had let myself down.

So here’s what I am going to do.

Starting in the morning, I am going to walk on my treadmill for half an hour, before my day even starts. I am going to cut my portion sizes right down again and focus on drinking the water everyday.

This week I am heading out to dinner with my mum’s group and to Melbourne for the ProBlogger Training Day. I will do my best to choose the healthy options, but I also know I will spoil myself too.

After all, it’s not very often this mumma gets to go out alone without the kidlets…

Once I return from Melbourne, I will re-evaluate my plan once again and get right back on track with it.

Now for the good news…..

Since I am heading to Melbourne, I decided that a new pair of pants wouldn’t go astray. So I took my miserable mood shopping and tried on a new pair of jeans. To my absolute delight, for the first time in as long as I can remember, I had to walk out of the change room and select the next smaller size down.

So even though I have had a few terrible weeks, I have managed to finally drop a pants size. And guess what???


My new pants have truly inspired me to keep going on this journey and to not give up!

Are you on a weight-loss journey too? What do you find the hardest thing to adjust in your daily routine?

Love Jac xox





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    1. Dropping a size in jeans, that's fantastic! Don't beat yourself up about numbers. The fact that you've had to go down a size in clothes is cause for celebration. We've all had tough weeks where eating take out is a better (for our sanity) option than cooking. I hope you have a wonderful time at the Probloggers dinner xxx

    2. commonchaoschronicle

      Thanks Jess, It's just hard to look at the numbers and not feel down about my lack of effort. I can't help but think about how close I was to reaching another small milestone. I am impressed about the jeans though!!! WOOO!!! hehehe

    3. Kara

      Don't worry Jac, you'll reach that next milestone soon enough.....I've been going up and down the same stupid 3kgs that last 12mths...but have finally broken through it and am feeling positive, I'll also be up early exercising in the morning...then we can enjoy a nice meal tomorrow night, although think I'll probably be opting for a salad and coke zero! See you soon xx

    4. commonchaoschronicle

      Thanks Kara. Its so frustrating, but I will be back on track from now on :-) I hate ordering a salad when we go out, simply because I don't go out very often so I like to order something I don't usually eat. LOL Maybe I should do an hour tomorrow morning..... Catch you then!

    5. Congrats on going down a pantsize! Thats awesome! I find being tired really effects my willpower too - with everything! The hardest thing to adjust in my routine is to day-in-day-out choose to use the small amount of child-free time for exercise, when there are so many other things I could be doing (My 2 are 6months & 2.5 yrs). So when they have their naps, or watch playschool, or are playing happily (ha!) I find myself trying to choose between exercise, showering, doing housework uninterupted (bliss), having a few mins to put my feet up, making phonecalls, preparing dinner etc. So exercise often gets put down the list. Or I'm just about to start on teh treadmill when the baby wakes, demanding a feed...

    6. Jac, you are doing great, even when you havent lost any weight, you must still be doing something right, because you are changing shape, and you now know this cos of the new jean so give yourself a big pat on the back. and "pick yourself up dust yourself down and start all over again" Love you Joan xx

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