Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 - A Retrospective!

This year has gone by in the blink of eye! I don't think I'm the only one, but I feel like the older I get the faster the years go by. This year has been a bit of a manic year for me, in both a positive and negative way. I finally got the promotion in work I had been hoping for, and for the first time in years I absolutely love the work I do. It has added a huge amount of stress and tough deadlines, but it is nice doing something I actually enjoy and I can see a real career path for me going forward. I  also spent the year doing everything I can to save for a house and I am hoping that 2017 is the year I become a home owner. 

Monday, December 19, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: December Week 3

I love this time of year but it is seriously tiring. I feel like I am exhausted all the time. Trying to get all my work done before the end of the year, get christmas shopping done, keep my running up and get the socialising done. My apartment constantly looks like a bomb hits it, and any time I manage to find the sofa I find myself falling asleep. I really cannot wait until Wednesday when I finish work for a whole week and a half! 

Monday, December 12, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: December Week 2

Christmas is in full swing and it gets harder and harder to resist temptation as the weeks go by. I haven't had a very good run on the scales the past 9 weeks. I stayed the same at the last weigh in on Thursday which brings my total weight loss to a whopping 3lbs.  I do have 2 more weigh ins before Christmas to add a pound or so to that so I am doing my very best to resist whatever temptation. The thing is, while I know I probably could have been better, at this time of year things could be a whole lot worse. If I allowed myself to get so disappointed and so disheartened that I gave up, then I'm pretty sure in the same amount of time I could have gained over a stone. So I will stick with it and hopefully lose another pound or two in the next 2 weeks. And once Christmas is over, I will get back to it again ASAP!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: December Week 1

Not many weigh in's left before Christmas, so I was not one bit impressed when I was up 1lb on the scales on Thursday. I have realised over the past year that my body basically hates me and both the week before and of my TOTM the scales do not cooperate. I would have hoped to at least STS. This week, despite staying on plan, I feel so bloated and heavy that I am sure I will be up again. If that is the case this week, I will take it on the chin and move on.