Weight Loss Journey – trials and tribulations of week 1

As I may or may not have written in my kickstarting a healthy lifestyle post, I’ve decided to post weekly regarding my weightloss. I’m on a diet (very much needed seeing as I’ve consumed a tonne of utter shite in the last however many years) and it shows. I was considering joining weight watchers or slimming world for the whole accountability stuff – but I hate people I decided not to, as I don’t really think I’d do well with the whole slimming world free food deal cause I like fruit put a pile of clementines in front of me and you’ll think I’m a magician. Then the whole point counting deal with weight watchers looks ridiculously time consuming and almost as though I’d need a maths degree to decide whether something was in my points allowance that week. So, no. As much as I’d recommend them to people who want to lose weight. I hear nothing but positive reviews they’re definitely not for me.

Results
3lbs down
yay! woo! Hooray!
Total down – 26 lbs

Positives

I counted calories 5/7 days, also made the conscious effort to workout 3/7 days. Since I started in July this is the longest I’ve gone without “yo-yoing” and currently the lightest I’ve been on a diet in my adult life in forever. I got back on it after a bad day too. Despite the negatives still lost weight. My skins so much better – Certain it’s cause I’m sweating bucketloads working out.

Negatives

2/7 days were just free for alls ending in a takeaway pizza. I definitely could have worked out more. I bought chicken thighs instead of breasts not realising how much more calorie-rific they are. My fucking iphone wires a pain in the arse but I’ll buy a armholder thing. Starting with a 15k stepgoal is a bit optimistic when you’re a lazy cow not used to those steps – so I’m going to start lower until I bump them up a bit and get more walking into my routine.

So yeah, overall a decent week.


Reddit

I don’t think I mentioned this before – but for any you nerdy types who happen to be into reddit, or even want to get into reddit.. There’s a great bunch of subreddits that I frequent for advice, general weight loss chit chat and motivation. I myself am a huge reddit fan, even gone as far as a reddit related tattoo. cringe

1200isplenty: Superb ideas for low calorie meals – I do not eat 1200 calories I’m usually between 1500 and 1800 however it’s a great source of ideas for low cal food combinations.

Loseit: My favourite – general weight loss. A bit of everything in here this includes a group challenge where we log our weight every week. (Which is super!)

Progresspics: Another great subreddit – full of progress pictures. This normally includes stats of the person so you can actually search for people around your weight – who have lost weight to see their progress and how they done it which can be motivating.

There are a lot more subreddits I use but these are the main three- you can find ones for slow cooking, ones for working out, ones related to pressure cooking or weight lifting. There’s too many to mention but you can search for particular topics here.

For those of you thinking this sounds great yet wondering what reddit actually is.. here’s a video to explain.

Hopefully this helps!
Until next week.

Terri xo

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