Hello, hello, how are we all? How am I? I’m glad you asked. I’m actually good thanks, I mean relatively speaking. Had a good week, kept myself busy and out of trouble. Oh, and I think I’m single again, but I don’t really know what to say about that yet, so may come back to it at some point. Or I may not, depends if I have the energy. Although I will say that not doing coupley things has been one of the reasons the scales have done something very strange this week.
So, to give you a brief update on the week that was, I didn’t do anything earth shatteringly exciting. Had another random period on Monday, which was nice. (Actually, it really wasn’t nice at all and it’s back to the doctor I go.) And as I wrote earlier in the week, I had my third therapy session, which I really do feel is freeing up my headspace, little by little, each week. I still don’t really understand how, or why, but I’m giving myself over to the process which is important I think.
On Wednesday night I went up to London, Canary Wharf if one wants to be precise, for a travel blogging event with the Philippines. I mean not the whole of the Philippines, but there were lots of cocktails, free beer, food that I just wasn’t quick enough to get my hands on (man, those travel bloggers are one hungry bunch), and it was lovely to meet up with a couple of my friends. I didn’t go mad with food or drink, and I’m wondering whether that’s because I’ve been listening to my Slimpod again. I know I wang on about it, but I just find it is so good for me. I’ll have a little bit of something I fancy, but never too much. I can happily leave food on my plate and some things I just won’t even bother eating … and the crazy thing is, it’s all your subconscious doing that, you’re not even aware of it. You just find yourself doing things differently. The power of the mind eh!
I was meant to go to London on Thursday morning for the Mumsnet Facebook Live I mentioned, but that’s now been postponed until Wednesday 9th (time to be confirmed) and I was kinda glad because even though I’d only had a couple of cocktails, my head was banging all day.
Caught up with my best friend who is back from holiday, went to the gym five times … FIVE TIMES … and just worked and pottered really. I even hoovered, THAT’S how exciting this week was. But as an aside, what hoovering does tell me is that my energy levels have risen a little this week, which is bloody wonderful, because I’ve been feeling so lethargic lately. So to me it’s another sign things overall are improving. Apart from the fact I’m going to be A SPINSTER FOREVER.
Food-wise, I’ve been having these Aldi meal kits for dinner that I blogged about, and they’ve been a bit of a life saver as they’re so quick to prepare and are relatively low in calories. I have picked at rubbish a little bit this week, but nothing major, and all-in-all I’ve just felt much more in control of my eating … again, I think the Slimpod has really helped.
Two things I haven’t done this week which I said I would – tracking my food in My Fitness Pal again and cycle everywhere. But it will happen, maybe tomorrow.
Oh, one last thing I wanted to mention that I think has had a really positive effect on my weight loss this week, is that I’ve increased the weights I lift at the gym, only by 2.5kg on each machine, but I watched a video by one of the personal trainers at my gym, who talked about how it’s really important to keep increasing the weights you lift at the gym. Our bodies are great at adapting at whatever we do, so it’s important to keep looking for progression. I’ll leave a link to Matt’s short FB video here as he explains it better. But it definitely worked for me this week. Which brings me onto …
I lost 2.5lbs this week … a massive weight loss for me! I haven’t lost that much weight in a week for months. Like I said, I think it’s a combination of having a period, listening to the Slimpod again, eating a couple of calorie controlled dinners and lifting heavier weights. I didn’t even do any cardio this week. So it goes to show, cardio isn’t the be-all-and-end-all (although I do recommend it, I just don’t like it at the moment!)
(I bought this white blazer yesterday – what do you think? Ignore the gym kit and sweaty face.)
One of my very good friends, Zoe, is over from Australia at the moment so I know we’re going to be meeting up a lot (aka getting off our faces and f*cking shit up in London … as much as a 46-year-old woman can), and things could get messy over the next few weeks, but I’m going to counter that by continually upping up the weights at the gym and hoping that I can keep my eating in check.