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Weight loss update 2 | Wellbeing Wonders

Each Wednesday I link up with Rebecca from Becca Blogs it Out to share my health and fitness progress with you and have a chat about all things wellbeing through Wellbeing Wonders. We’d love you to join in! You can find the link at the bottom of this post and you can connect with us using the hashtag #WellbeingWonders. This week I’m sharing a weight loss update.

You can catch up on last week’s post here.


A weight loss update

(Read my last weight loss update here.)

As of today, October 17th 2018, I weigh 14st.


I almost decided against writing this post altogether. After what I thought was a relatively healthy couple of weeks my weight has gone back up to 14 stone. If you’ve read previous posts I’ve written on weight loss you’ll know that I’ve been hovering around this number for several months now.

I’m frustrated. I’ve not been drinking as much alcohol. I’ve been avoiding having cereal and milk for breakfast, opting for healthier alternatives. Lunch is never just sandwiches anymore, but leftovers from dinner the night before instead so my bread consumption has dropped a lot too. I’ve even been trying healthy snack recipes to pull me away from the chocolate.

If you read last week’s post you’ll know I’ve been trying to up my exercise game as well…OK so far I’ve only done one boxing session. I think this is where the problem lies. I’m making small improvements here and there. They make me feel better at the time, but they’re not enough for me to see improvements in my health and my weight.

On Sunday night, after a busy weekend of eating too much, I sat my better half down and spoke to him about our eating habits. He’s actually very healthy for the most part. Other than some beers and crisps at the weekend, he’s not a snacker like I am.

One thing that did occur to me however is that as the seasons have changed we’ve settled into the way of comfort food typed dinners. Gnocchi with a creamy garlic sauce. Home made pizza. Chilli. All amazing…all missing something sort of important. Vegetables. It was one of those face palm moments. We’ve been enjoying our food so much we forgot about leafy greens!

Of course I’m aware that weight loss and health in general is about far more than veggies but I’m also a big believer of the compound effect. Small daily habits, good or bad, take you on a positive or negative curve. I need to do more than improve the ingredients in my evening meals, but it’s definitely a good place to start.

Yes I’m disappointed that I’ve not made progress yet, but I think it sometimes takes a bit of failure like this to realise what you need to do to improve. If you’ve got any tips for me please do share them below. I’m going to do another update on my weight loss in another four weeks and I hope to be able to give you a much more positive report!

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  1. You’ve been doing so well! Eating more veg is definitely a good place to start. If you put a decent portion of veg on your plate before putting anything else on there, you’ll eat fewer calories, simply because you won’t be able to fit as many on your plate ? good luck!

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      It’s true! Had some very healthy fishcakes and salad last night so off to a good start 🙂 #WellbeingWonders

  2. Carmen says:

    Girl! I feeeeeel this! I also struggle with being drawn to bread and comfort foods all damn day and I constantly want to snack. For me, upping my water intake A LOT has helped make sure I don’t feel hungry in the day for snacks. I also really focus on light cardio because it gets my heart working without being so exhaustive that doing it becomes overwhelming and I avoid it. I like walking on the treadmill, or outside, and then if I feel motivated I can push myself but I set my minimum at a nice walk (30 minutes or more) so that it’s attainable and attractive, not something I resist. That’s how I’m building an exercise habit!
    You’re totally right that it’s about compounding habits! Small changes add up to big results but it takes time!
    Carmen @ Oh My Mermaid

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      Those are some great tips, thanks Carmen! I was doing really well with drinking a lot of water in the summer when it was hot but I’ve really been slacking so that’s something I’ll get back into from today. More walks should definitely be on the agenda too, I’m going to get back to tracking my steps to help with that. Thank you so much for visiting my blog 🙂

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