Monday, 29 December 2014

I am a shockingly bad blogger

I am soooooooo sorry I have been AWOL.

In my defence for the week before Christmas I was bravely battling against coming down with a stomach bug which my parents very kindly brought home. I lasted until Christmas eve, where I ended up getting sent home from work a little early because I look dreadful. Luckily I haven't been as bad as either of my parents were, but instead developed a nasty head cold as I was recovering from the stomach bug.

So there you have my excuses, forgive me?

I gained 1.5lbs over Christmas, but seem to have managed to lose it again (here's hoping it stays lost and it wasn't just a quirk of the scales this morning :p).

So its the end of another year, time for a bit of retrospection right?

Well I have actually hit a milestone.

My SW= 226
Current weight= 182
Amount lost= 44

But most importantly I am now over 50% there, just, my handy excel spreadsheet informs me that I have now achieved 51% of my goal. Wooooooop. So whilst I didn't quite make my goal of finishing the year lighter than I started it thanks to some summer regain, I'm no heavier either. And I'm quite happy to count that as a success. But I am determined to kick butt in 2015.

Monday, 15 December 2014

10 days to go!!!!

So today's getting back on track went a bit wrong..... because there was no food in the house. So i grabbed some food on the go and went shopping after work, did a food shop AND finished my Christmas shopping, woooooooo. Which means there are no excuses for the rest of the week!

And as I type this I have just finished meal 1 and boxed it up and am waiting for meal two to finish off, I'm freezing some portions of both and the plan is to build a stock pile of a variety of healthy but convenient meals!

Sunday, 14 December 2014

AWOL .....

So I've been AWOL recently, right in the middle of Reginalds Christmas countdown. But I have some pretty good excuses. 

Firstly I've had 3 job interviews, then i drove down to Wiltshire, spent a weekend re-arranging a friends parents house in preparation for her mums hospital homecoming. Then on the Monday I had an assessment day in London for a teacher training program that I was no longer interested in (but had already paid for the ticket so felt obliged to go). I got back from London to Wiltshire at 8.30 and then proceeded to make the 4.5hr drive home in order to start my new job the next day. And to be quite frank have been too tired for the rest of the week to do anything :p

But from Monday things around here are going to get back on track. My diet has been lax, its been all about emotional eating and convenience. In the interests of accountability I'm still at 184, which is considerably better than it could be! But indulgence needs to stop, I need to meal prep for this week. Its not quite a  full time job, 11:30-5:30, which means no lunch break for me. So by the time I get home at 6.30 I'm ravenous....... I need to come up with something that can be whipped up or re-heated quickly!!!

Also Reg will be resuming his Christmas countdown, so I present: Reg on a reindeer :p

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Christmas countdown: Day 4

Today we get a repost from last year. Because its awesome.

Also because its been a busy day and I've not had time to take and upload a new photo.

OK lets be honest, its mostly the latter.

But Reg sure does look great anyway :p

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Christmas countdown: Day 3

Reg is not the most photogenic t-rex you'd meet............. a lot of the photos he comes out looking like he wants to kill you...... which in retrospect he probably does!

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Christmas countdown day 2!!!

Reg was getting a pinch frustrated with all the blown bulbs on his string of Christmas lights........... clearly the sensible course of action was to eat the blown bulbs!

Monday, 1 December 2014

On the first day of advent.......

On the first day of advent I decided to give you the best present you'll get this year...... probably.

A Christmas countdown featuring Reginald!

You're welcome.