A few weeks ago I published this post sharing my joy at being back in the land of song. Within that post I also shared the fact that staying onboard our boat for five weeks had made me rather wide of hip. Stress eating, rushing around looking after a poorly relative and the fact that our cooking area on the boat is smaller that a flea’s armpit made ordering takeaways and stuffing fish and chips all too easy to excuse.
Weight loss In Midlife | The Journey Begins
The format of my journey back to health will be a weekly blog and vlog showing what I’ve eaten, how my daily mad life is affecting my food choices and how I’m overcoming the cravings – or not as the case may be. I’ll also be updating you on any breakthroughs I’ve made regarding my rather dodgy health.
My first week on the road to fitness went pretty well. I did fall off the waggon – to be more accurate I was pushed – when my daughter turned up on Mother’s day with a picnic hamper stuffed with goodies that she’d handmade. (She is a cake artist and has her own business). However, rather than sitting down and consuming everything, we eked out the naughtiness over the week.
We also recently celebrated our wedding anniversary, hence the rather lovely dress. Oh, and there may have been the consumption of a few glasses of fizz.
I’m still sticking with my plan to fill my wardrobe with investment pieces and bulk it out with the fashionable bits and bats that appeal, so I actually borrowed the jacket, shoes and bag from my daughter.
Other than than, the week went pretty well. I followed my own tips to give up junk food and stuck to my healthy eating plan which has always worked and allowed me to lose weight without actually going on a fad diet.
So did I lose any weight in my first week? You’ll have to watch the next video to find out. I know, I’m a terrible tease but if I’m going to do a weekly vlog then you are always going to be a week behind. Or just over for this one, I wanted to post on Wednesday to coincide with the video (which you’ll find at the bottom of this post) but life (as it sometimes does) got in the way.
The Weigh In
Now I have to say, I am NOT a fan of the scales. In fact, I had to go and buy a set of scales because I haven’t weighed myself in over 6years. I think it’s all too easy to get caught up in the numbers and be disappointed if the scales don’t show the loss you’d hoped to achieve.
I have seen friends who obviously look better and who’s skin is radiant fall into depression because they haven’t lost the 2lb they were hoping to lose that week. In my mind, any kind of weighing of food, counting of calories and jumping onto scales is not really the way to live.
Yet I can’t fathom any other way to show you, in a physical way, what is happening to me on my weight loss journey.
I’m sure some of you are going to comment (because you already have) that I don’t look as if I need to lose much, if any weight at all – which is lovely of you. But I do know my own body and, without giving too much away before you watch the video, I am borderline obese.
I simply hide it very well with the clothes I wear, the underwear I choose and much sucking in 😄
I’ll be posting a new video every Wednesday so don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel. I’ll also be publishing a weekly blog post with updates, but that may be in the form an addendum to a regular blog post. Unless you would like to see a full blog post every week. Let me know in the comments or tweet me.
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Watch the video below and let me know your thoughts. Is this format what you were hoping for? Would you like a full blog post every week chatting about weight loss in midlife? Are you having trouble with weight loss in midlife? I want this project to be as helpful as possible so do let me know what you think.
UPDATE: I share my weight with you in the video, but omitted to share my height which is kind of important! I am a slightly vertically challenged 5′.