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  • Hello everyone! Just wanted to check in quickly and wish you all a happy new year! I'm in France at the moment, enjoying lots of tasty food although I'm trying to eat it in moderation and not go too overboard. I'm coming back to the UK on Monday (assuming my covid test is clear) and the scale will tell me how successful…
  • Nothing particularly interesting to write about yesterday. Went slightly over, but not by much and saw a little drop this morning which is nice. Overall am down a couple of pounds from when I started tracking again, despite eating nice things at the weekend. Hopefully this trend will continue! Today's goals: - Log…
  • Had a very nice weekend. Did two country walks and spent Saturday evening with my friend and our respective partners. I ate plenty of tasty things over the weekend but not too many of them and, given plenty of exercise, have come down a little in weight today, which is nice. Not much else to report really so will just add…
  • Had a lovely time out with my friend, was so nice to do some socialising. We went to a Thai restaurant and I did end up having two courses but they weren't as big as they would have been had we been to, say, a pub, so the calories were big but not ridiculous. Had far too many calories in alcohol though and failed to drink…
  • Today was an ok day, albeit with lots of work to do. Still feeling the effects of switching to having two jobs - lots of work to do, all the time - it's quite intense. I think within a week or so it should get a bit better though as I will get rid of stuff that I committed to do whilst I was still full time and I haven't…
  • Well, getting back into posting didn't go super well. Still not adjusted into a new routine, it's varying all the time which is making things difficult. But all I can do is keep trying! Weight is not doing very well at all; I started to lose the weight I'd gained in my holidays but then I got my first cold since 2018 which…
  • Need to crack on this morning so just going to post goals quickly: - Log everything I eat - Be in the green - Drink 5 big mugs of water - Hit my step goal - No alcohol
  • Yesterday was a slightly trying day. I supposedly started my secondment but I didn't have my laptop so I couldn't access any of the drives or emails or chat function so felt a bit out of it at home. The boyfriend was at work also so I felt a bit isolated. Also I couldn't go out for a walk either because I was waiting in…
  • Hi everyone, long time no see! The last couple of months have been pretty busy. We managed to get away on holiday twice - first to France to stay with the boyfriend's family, then to Greece for a couple of weeks. Time at home has also been pretty hectic as we've both had birthday celebrations and with being away such a lot…
  • Had a very nice evening at the pub with my colleague, am glad I went. We may go again, albeit not for a while as my August is pretty booked up. Drank a bit too much beer so calories weren't great, but weight is down today anyway (losing water weight from camping weekend still). Going to have a nice healthy day today - it's…
  • Had a lovely weekend camping. Weather was a bit variable - ended up sleeping in the car on the first night due to a big thunderstorm ! But also had some nice sun and spent time at the sea and also just around at the campsite cooking barbeques. It was lovely. Weight is up a bit this morning, hopefully it is mostly water…
  • Weight down a little this morning which is nice to see. Off for a camping weekend tonight which will probably push it back up a bit again. I'll be careful though so as to limit the damage. For today, I'm not going to worry about coming in within green or maintenance (mainly as I'm pretty sure what I have planned will go…
  • As a buyer in this market, I'd say the estate agent is potentially right.... Though, only if the houses are reasonably nice in the first place and only if the price being charged isn't too silly! We saw a couple of places that got snapped up in a day but others which hung around for weeks because they weren't worth what…
  • Managed another day in the green, weight has not shifted this morning which means I'm now into the territory of needing to lose actual weight to progress rather than just losing water weight. I'll have another one today and maybe I'll see some scale movement! Had a bit of a trying day, work was busy (and often frustrating)…
  • Had a very nice day yesterday. Work was not the best ever but got through it and then had a nice evening meeting a friend in person! for a drink in the evening. I think it's literally my first post work drink with someone other than the boyfriend since the pandemic started. It was so nice! I had grand plans for being…
  • Running a bit late this morning so just posting goals quickly! Yesterday's goals: Today's goals: - Log everything I eat - Be in the green - Eat 5+ fruit and veg - Get 15,000 steps! (Already done 7,000 in run and have hour-long walk planned for this evening) - Switch emails off when finished reading - Stay positive - Finish…
  • I'm back - been away for just under two weeks staying at my mum's. Had a nice time, was lovely to have a change of scene and to spend a bit of time with my mum. I took two days of holiday which we used to go for a nice coffee/ bit of shopping/ nice walk in the country. The rest of the time we worked from there. We didn't…
  • Today scales were again a bit weird. I got 12'7 as my first reading and then again repeatedly got 12'4 after that, no matter where they were on the floor (including their original position!). It's just odd. Maybe they still need to warm up. Tomorrow I will try not moving them at all and see what happens. Yesterday's goals:…
  • So I got the new scales and they seem to think I am several pounds lighter than the old scales did. I have a slight question mark over their reliability. Their first reading was 12 stone 6.75. But then the second, and all subsequent readings (which I took about eight times all in different places on the floor) were 12…
  • Had a second day of being in the green in a row (yes, that is an achievement lately!). Scale seems to reflect that, although it's still being unreliable and giving me a bit of a range, it's a lower range than it was yesterday??? I'll learn the truth on the new scale tomorrow...... @Snowflake1968 I was thinking that I might…
  • Yesterday worked out pretty well diet-wise. I've drawn up a chart showing the number of days until we go to France for the boyfriend's sisters wedding - 52. I'm on a mission to be less than 12 stone (168 pounds) by then. It's quite ambitious, but I can do it if I focus and put some effort in. I feel motivated not to look…
  • Ate too much this weekend and hence weight has gone up again. Baaah. Quite frustrated with how little I seem to be able to control myself but also with how easily my weight goes up but not down! However, I will not give up - as I know giving up will lead to gaining lots so giving up is not an option. Today I will have a…
  • Yesterday was a less irritating day. I'd go so far as to say it was quite a good day actually. Consequently, eating was better! Didn't do all of my goals - wasn't feeling amazing so couldn't face the budgeting - but did most of them including making some nice healthy soup which I will eat today. @cschmitz110515 Thanks for…
  • Well, yesterday was a pretty bad day and as such did not do most of my goals. Work was incredibly frustrating and demotivating. It was reactive and what we term 'flappy' right through the day so I didn't really get any real work done. It was also mainly spent answering emails about things that really I shouldn't be dealing…
  • Yesterday's goals: Today's goals: Log everything I eat Be in the green Get 5,000 steps Drink 4 bottles water Print and scan the solicitor letter Keep working on house budget Make healthy lunches
  • Yesterday was another day. I don't have very much to say about it, most weekdays are the same at the moment..... Main thing is, I didn't do all my goals but I didn't do terribly either and my weight is starting to come back down again after some recent over indulgence. Yesterday's goals: Today's goals: Log everything I eat…
  • Had a very nice weekend. Went to have dinner and stay overnight with some friends for the first time since the pandemic. Was very good for the soul just to be able to spend extended time catching up. Was slightly less good for the diet as indulged rather too much on snacks and wine. However, weight isn't too terrible this…
  • Nothing particularly interesting to say about yesterday. I didn't meet my goals, but I didn't do badly and my weight is down a bit today which is good! It's currently absolutely chucking it down which is irritating as it's been great weather for two weeks but we've been too busy to go for a run due to house stuff - now…
  • Can't remember when I last posted. It's been a bit crazy and hectic - was really busy at work, then we ended up putting an offer on a house which was accepted! :) :# :) :# :) :# :) :# :) :# It's been a bit stressful, we put the offer in on Monday but they wouldn't take it off the market until we'd got all our paperwork in…
  • Weigh in this morning and weight has not moved in a week, in fact it has gone up. Baaaaaah. It's frustrating as have been in green every day other than Sunday (picnic). Cannot, surely, have eaten so much on Sunday as to counterbalance six days of good eating. Would have had to eat 3,000 calories surplus for that to be the…
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