weigh in wednesday - week one

Weigh in Wednesday | The first weigh in

At the beginning of July I set some personal goals, one of them was to lose a few pounds. As of yet, I have done nothing about it and we are almost at the end of the month! I recognise that if I’m going to make progress I need more motivation and accountability! Each Wednesday I will be linking up with Rebecca from Becca Blogs it Out to share my weight loss and fitness progress through Weigh in Wednesday. We’d love you to join in! You can find the link at the bottom of this post.

My Starting Weight

This is the scary bit isn’t it! My starting weight.

As of today, July 25th 2018, I weigh 13st 12lbs.

My measurements are as follows:

  • chest: 105cm / 41″
  • waist: 86cm / 34″
  • hips: 114cm / 45″
  • bum: 121cm / 48″
  • arm: 36cm / 14″
  • leg: 72cm / 28″

As a 5’4″ tall, 27 year old this makes me overweight. Even my doctor brought it up with me the last time I went in for an appointment. When he put my weight into the system a little red box popped up on his screen telling him it was a concern. That was pleasant.

What I find funny, is whilst sometimes I do feel a bit chunky, most of the time I feel fine. The only time I personally struggle is when I have to pick an outfit for an occasion or a night out. Then I freeze!

I have set my wedding day (May next year) as my goal date, but honestly I would like to reach a healthy weight that I know is good for my body and maintain it. Sometimes that can be the trickiest part!


Changes I Could Make to Progress

As I am starting from zero, this is an easy one. I need to eat better and move more. That’s the simple version anyway!

I don’t eat that badly during my main meals, but I love my sweet treats and snacks. Especially on days when the hormones are flying.  I’m going to begin by being more conscious of my choices when I’m emotional, pausing before I reach for the chocolate and biscuits. Avoiding buying these in the first place will help me a great deal.

I’m also going to make an effort to be more active. Currently, working from home, I get in very few steps each day. My starting goal will be 2000 daily steps. This will sound like nothing to a lot of you, but it works for me and my normal routine. It will be increasing, don’t worry!


Thoughts for this Week

Start slow.

I know that if I jump into this with all the gusto I have, I’ll run out of drive quickly. I’m going to begin with small changes first. Being more mindful of what I’m eating and drinking instead of just unconsciously eating my way through the cupboards.

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  1. The goal of a wedding dress is my aim too! Look forward to seeing more of your weight loss journey! X

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      Oh exciting, when are you getting married Jo? 🙂 #weighinwednesday

  2. Good luck! Together we can reach our goals!!

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      We can dooooooo it! #weighinwednesday

  3. I agree with the start slow, if I through myself all in to a restrictive diet and super hard workout routine then i hate it by the second week and give up. I’m treating mine as a lifestyle change and so far it’s not felt too bad….apart from my legs the day after the gym…that feels horrible lol
    Lets do this!!

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      Haha I know that feeling! Slow and steady definitely wins the race!!

  4. Sonia Harris says:

    This is great. I’ll definitely be following. I’m on my own weightloss journey so will be glad to get involved with this too.

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      Amazing Sonia, our next post will be live on Wednesday morning! Looking forward to having you 🙂

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