1/2 a stone down. 2 1/2 to go!

Well, I’m 7lb down and feeling good!

The weekend was hard. Lots of DIY and travelling around meant that sachet food and shakes weren’t the easiest. Instead, I concentrated on low carb and ate healthily. I paid for it this morning though as the scales haven’t moved…yeah, yeah, I know: water weight, all that jazz – but with Actidiet in the first week, weight drops off. If I finish this week at having lost 7lb I’ll be over the moon. My target is 3lb a week, so let’s see how it goes!

Thank you so much, everyone. I’ve bought 6 weeks worth of Acti, and I’m on it like Sonic!

John’s now using MyFitnessPal too – so we’re going to lose weight together!

Onwards and upwards!

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And…We’re Off!

thumbs upWow. Thank you so much everyone. I’m genuinely a little overwhelmed with the amount of goodwill and luck we’ve received since my post yesterday. Today was exceptionally emotional for me when I checked my Paypal and not only saw such a generous donation from a good friend (who needs throttling for his stubborness in refusing to accept it back), but the generosity of friends who I know don’t have much themselves and friends that I haven’t spoken to properly in months. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Seriously, 100x over and over.

We (people in general) take having a baby for granted, and we never really consider that there might be fertility problems along the way. It definitely came as a shock to us (especially given everything else we’ve had thrown at us) and it’s still overwhelming. I know that we can’t, and shouldn’t, pin all our hopes on one cycle. However, now’s the time to think positive and move forward. Me hanging around and procrastinating doesn’t help anyone.

Time to get this lardy bum moving and burn some fat!

This week, I’m reducing down the amount of refined sugar and caffeine in my diet – so no complex carbs and chocolate (sob) and my 50-cup-a-day habit will be whittled down to 3 or 4 and a balanced 1200 calories a day. I’ve re-started my Pregnacare vitamins (folic acid, baby!) and as the doctor suggested, increased my thyroxine 25%. Hopefully, I’ll look to get some Nescafe decaf tonight too…

Tomorrow/Friday I will order 2 weeks of Actidiet which should arrive in time for Monday. Honestly, I can’t wait to get back on it!

swimming-83676_640Oh, I’m toying with the idea of swimming again in the mornings. Last summer, every ‘work’ morning I swam before heading into the office. I’m not a good swimmer, more of a doggy paddler, but it was fun to do 20/30 lengths and feel refreshed. Problem is, Actidiet shakes are best with crushed ice and I don’t have a blender or freezer in the office, so that means making one up and drinking before swimming – probably not the best idea! I’ll have a think so and see what I can do to make it work.

…Maybe I can convince the bosses to buy aforementioned freezer and blender…hmm…

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Remember: My food diary etc is on www.myfitnesspal.com and I can be found as SammyHKSmith

 

 I’ve added a widget to the side bar too!