Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Facing the music

So this week I'm back at 180. I've been bouncing around between 180 and 177 for weeks. And this week I was ready to throw a wobbly over it. I've been good I cried. I stayed within my points i reasoned, so why aren't I losing weight? But then I was honest with myself. Did I remember to track that extra slice of toast, or those biscuits I had at work, or the mouthful of cake. No. I justified it, "it's just one bite" " one biscuit won't make a difference", and nor will it, but all those little nibbles, a wee treat here and there, it all adds up.

And don't even get me started on exercise or the lack thereof. Although the switch to British Summer time should make a HUGE difference on this front, as it'll be light enough for me to go for a run in the evenings. I'm just not a morning person and try as I might, I cannot for the life of me get up to exercise!

Either way, change is needed. I need to tighten the diet reigns, and curb the indulgences. And I defiantly need to exercise. I know in the past that's whats made the difference when I hit a plateau.

If i can pull it together enough to lose a little over 1lb a week, I can be in the 150s by my holiday in July. Now that really is something to aim for!


Sunday, 22 March 2015

Introducing Bessie

I would like you to meet Bessie:

Isn't she lovely. Although I have now removed the rear basket, it felt a bit unnecessary for everyday and panniers seem like a better option for my holiday. Regardless she's still a looker.

We just went out for a very leisurely ride around some of the local villages. It was 7 miles in total and took 48 minutes at a VERY leisurely pace. Which means our goal of 20 miles a day for Ireland is very doable! 

I completely forgot my phone so no pictures, sorry. But I snapped a quick one of Reg and I once we go back.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015


This is a bit of a fly by post. Wednesdays aren't really easy because I go straight to the midweek service after work (well via a friend's for food, priorities!). Anyway its now late and I'm pooped but I didn't want to miss the link up.

Weigh In Wednesday

This week I weighed in at 178, 1lb down for last week. I had a blip where my weight crept back up by 2lbs a few weeks ago, that went last week which means this week I officially broke new ground! Very exciting indeed. My goal is to remain focused and consistent, no more re-gains!

Right I really need to go to bed, but I will be catching up and reading all your blogs tomorrow!


Monday, 9 March 2015

I've got apologies and excuses a-plenty......

The above title is to be sung to the tune of the little mermaids hoarding song........ don't pretend like you don't know exactly what song I mean, nor that you didn't go back and try and fit the blog title to the tune. PUH-LEEEEASE nobody is buying that!

I could take this opportunity to apologise for being away, to pledge to do better oooooooooooorrr I could sweep it all under the rug and pretend that nothing is amiss, I'll give you 2 guesses as to which option I'm going with......

Ding ding ding. Those of you who selected option Number 2 are the lucky winners of the smug sense of satisfaction that comes with knowing you're right....... you're welcome!

Did I make my 175lb by feb 20th goal...... NOPE... Last Wednesdays weight in saw 179..... opps!

Well did I at least get my application altered for primary school and sent in. HA! Of course not, who do you think you're talking to....... in fact why on earth would I have broken my silence if it weren't the sweet siren call of procrastination.

Well then surely you have done your thesis corrections I hear you cry! Actually no. But mainly because I've decided not to do them...... as in ever. I came to the decision it wasn't worth it to me. I'd have to do more lab work....... and suddenly it dawned on me that this could quite possibly be never-ending, and even if it wasn't in reality it wasn't worth sacrificing my physical and mental health at its alter anymore. Personal growth!

Well what have I been doing???? You mean than finally coming to the above decision about 3 years too late??? Well I have been doing some planning for my epic bike tour. And by planning yes I do mean reading adventure biographies and cycle tour blogs. Also I have bought a bike. I pick it up tomorrow. And guys...... I won it on ebay. As in I actually had the highest bid!!!!! I NEVER win at ebay. Like ever! I may or may not be as excited by that fact as I am about the bike.

I also had an epic catch-up weekend with all my undergrad course mates. It was awesome. There was shopping (I got a new sports bra at a heavily discount price), reminiscing and foooooood, so very much food. 

Reg stole some pudding but I refrained, NSV or what!!!

Also public shout-out to the ever-awesome Desiree, for not only identifying that things had been slipping but kicking butt and actually working her ass off (literally) to reverse it. A brilliant example I definitely need to follow.

That said I have to go......... I need to complete at least 2 sections on this application tonight!