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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
Back in July I wrote this post, recording my very first weigh in.
As of today, September 19th 2018, I weigh 13st 12lbs.
My measurements are as follows:
- chest: 105cm (-1cm)
- waist: 86cm (same)
- hips: 106cm (-8cm)
- bum: 121cm (same)
- arm: 36cm (same)
- leg: 71cm (-1cm)
If you read back over my post from July you will see that there is no difference in my weight and only a small difference in some of my measurements. Despite two months having past, I’m not actually disappointed.
Whilst my shape is roughly the same, my skin and my energy levels have both been improving. Anyone who knows me in person knows how sleepy I can be, especially in the afternoons, so this is a huge thing for me!
What have I been doing to improve my health?
The changes I have been making to my diet and routine are nothing drastic. For starters, I keep no chocolate or sweet treats in the house most of the time. I tried portioning them for a while but it just doesn’t work for me. If something’s in the cupboard I’ll eat it. I’ve also been avoiding the temptation to go to the shops to pick chocolate up. So far it’s working!
Breakfasts have changed too. Milk and cereal were making me feel unbelievably bloated and leaving me in pain some mornings, so I’ve removed them almost completely from my diet. (Occasionally for ease or out of laziness I have them but I’m on the hunt for good alternatives to help me avoid them altogether.) I tend to opt for fruit and some sort of healthier carb if I can to make sure I’m full. Peppermint tea is also a regular feature in my day now too!
Thoughts for the upcoming weeks.
Based on the results with me weigh in and measurements I am definitely keen to make more changes. As I mentioned, cereal has got to go. This week I’m going to experiment with making healthier breakfast options and see if I can find something that works for me. Even on lazy days!
Alcohol has also been a regular feature in my diet over the last several weekends due to birthdays and weddings. I’m going to make a more conscious effort to reduce this too.
I’m really excited to see that my energy levels rising so I hope these continue to improve. The better they get, the more motivated I am to eat well and exercise so it can only get better from here. I can also see an improvement on my mental health as a result, so naturally this is something I’m putting particular focus on!
I’m going to check in with you again in a couple of weeks to a month to see if my efforts are having a positive impact. If you have any suggestions for things you think I should try, please do leave them in the comments below!