Weigh In | Week 1

I wrote a post last week, titled Time To Take It Seriously. I talked all about my weight loss journey so far and how I have been feeling recently. I also talked about why I am starting on another weight loss journey and what I would be doing. I also forgot to add my starting weight in that original post so I am including it here at the top of the post.

I must admit I was quite shocked to see this starting weight – the heaviest I have ever been in my life (even when pregnant!). I now know what I need to lose and how I’m going to go about it. But how have I been getting on with the Tesco Ultraslim range and the evening meals?

I must admit that I did find it quite difficult at the beginning – I love a good breakfast so switching to a milkshake was a bit of a shock to the system. We’ve tried all the flavours and I like them all except vanilla, that is far too bland for my liking. I am finding them filling and I am not even considering a snack until late morning. For my morning snack, I tend to have a snack bar. Lunch is usually a meal replacement bar or a milkshake, if we run out of bars. I then have fruit for an afternoon snack and a tasty low calorie meal for my evening meal.

This week we have been quite adventurous with our evening meals. What I’ve loved about this is that although I am opting for low calorie meals, it does mean I don’t always have to cook from scratch – I can pick up something low in calories from the shop if pushed for time and still know I am being good. This week I picked up the Co-Op Whole Mexican Chicken and paired it with some salad, another day we had a chicken breast with roast potatoes and veg and another, pork chops with a cheese sauce, chips and peas – all within our calorie range. I’ve been considering getting an air fryer a lot recently – for ease and to make some dishes a little healthier. I really want to try some dishes like this crispy air fryer chicken breast that I discovered over on Bintu’s blog.

I weighed myself Monday morning and was pleased to see that I had already lost a couple of pounds. However I knew we had a planned meal out that evening at Prezzo and whilst I was going to try to be good, the food was just too tempting and I opted for cheesy garlic bread to share with Steve, mozzarella dippers to share with Steve, a mushroom risotto for my main and honeycomb cheesecake for dessert. Weighing myself Tuesday morning, I knew that the weight would have gone back on but I enjoyed myself and that is what counts. I did get straight back on the plan though and have been consistently on plan since.

I weighed myself this morning and am pleased to say that I have managed to lose that 2lb again. Perhaps if I hadn’t had that meal out on Monday, it might have even been more! Going ahead, I’d like to lose 1lb this week – we are going away for a little bit so won’t be keeping to the plan 100% but we will be doing plenty of exercise so I think 1lb is a reasonable amount to strive for – I’ll be very happy if I get more.

I’ll keep you updated next week!

15 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I’m also trying to take my weight loss more seriously, I seem to do it for a few weeks and then lose track. Like you, I am also the heaviest I’ve ever been and it makes me so unhappy. Thanks for sharing this post and well done so far Bex! xx

  2. It’s very hard to lose weight – especially in the winter, but the fact that you’ve done this well so far is fantastic. It’s great when you start receiving compliments too – it spurs you on! Well done and now that spring is on the horizon, keep up the fantastic work!

  3. It’s very hard to lose weight – especially in the winter, but the fact that you’ve done this well so far is fantastic. It’s great when you start receiving compliments too – it spurs you on! Well done and now that spring is on the horizon, keep up the fantastic work!

  4. Well done hun. I’m also the heaviest I’ve been now too. I’m on my 3rd week back and weighed 16 stone 5 when I started back! (I’m 5ft 10) I think I’m down 6 pound by now. Weigh in tomorrow though, last week I maintained!

  5. Congrats on the lose, you need to be able to do whatever weight loss journey you’re on around your life so going out for a meal is going to happen but you made it all back so well done x

  6. That’s a really good loss, Bex. Well done. I always think any loss is better than a gain, so if you can lose that 1lb despite being away this week you’ll feel really good about it 🙂

    Louise x

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