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The Benefits of Losing 5% of Your Starting Weight


4 Tips to Lose Weight This Christmas

No Weight Loss Weeks Over Christmas

I know I haven't updated my weekly weight loss for a while. The last time I weighed in at Weight Watchers, I'd lost 3.5lbs! I was ill that week and put a lot of my weight loss down to that.

Over the next few weeks I won't be weighing in. It isn't because I've given up on my weight loss - I really haven't! - it is because there are no Weight Watchers meetings over Christmas and the New Year. I will be tracking everything I eat though and hoping for a weight loss this Christmas.

Good luck to all those losing weight over Christmas and I will see you all in the New Year. I will keep this blog updating though over the next few weeks with tips and tricks to lose weight.

New Approach to Weight Watchers

Weekly Weight Loss Week 10

This week I lost another pound! I reached my first stone and I have to say that I feel so much better.

To celebrate my weight loss, I went out and bought a new dress - well, my husband bought me a new dress for a wedding that we are going to next week. It felt great to walk around stores and try on new clothes but being able to opt for a smaller size than I could just five months ago after having my daughter. I even managed to pick dresses that were just slightly bigger than I used to fit in and ended up with a size 12! The same size that I was before having my baby! That surprised me even more and definitely put a smile on my face.

What Did I Do Differently?

Nothing different this week. Remember last week when I said that I don't fix something that isn't broken? Well, I'm definitely not changing this. I will keep going until I stop losing weight - which I know I will do at some point as I'm bound to hit a plateo. But, I'm ready for that whenever it happens and know…

Weekly Weight Loss Week 9

This week I lost 1lb. I'm just 1/2lb away from my first stone! I was gutted to see that I only had a half to lose for that stone but it just makes me more determined to have a good weight loss this week.

What Did I Do Differently?

Not much actually. I think I have found something that works for me and I'm going to stick with it for now. My motto is "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" so I am sticking with that. All I can really do is increase the amount of exercise that I do and look at ways to make my life healthier as well as helping myself lose weight - may that should be my next goal!

Baby group has become a regular thing for my daughter and me and we (well I since she is in a buggy) always walk down. This is a good 15 minute walk away and we tend to have a wander around the high street afterwards. I tend to gain 1 activity propoint every Friday now, at least.

What Will I Do Next Week?

It is a case of sticking to something that is working. I have noted a cyc…

Weekly Weight Loss Week 8

Week eight of my weight loss brought some surprising results. I lost 1/2lb.

Why is that surprising? I honestly thought I was going to put on weight after the week I've had so just staying the same would have been good; losing just 1/2lb is excellent for me. However, it has put on a lot of pressure to lose 1.5 stone from where I started by Christmas.

What Did I Do This Week?

I have to admit that this week was a stressful one and I eat when I'm stressed. I attempted to keep my snacking to healthy options but there were times when only chocolate would do. However, I made sure that everything was tracked so I knew how badly I did.

I kept the exercise up this week and got out more with my daughter. The Pedometre Plus is great to show me how much moving around I actually do - surprisingly much more than I thought, especially with the running up and down stairs.

What I Will Do Next Week?

Next week (well, more like this week now!) I will keep on tracking and not rely on comfort foods wh…

Weekly Weight Loss Week 7

I'm a little confused how I'm on week 7 when my Weight Watchers book says week 8 - I must have missed a week somewhere. If so, I'm sorry! I'll stay on track for now.

This week I lost 2.5lbs!!! While the weight loss is great, I'm more excited at the fact that I've reached my second goal - losing 5% of my initial weight. I'm going to include a post on the benefits of losing 5% of your initial weight later this week.

How Did I Do It?

Instead of focusing on the benefits of losing the weight, let's talk about how I managed to get there. By the way, my total weight loss is 12lbs so far!

I tracked everything that I ate - including the takeaways and the chocolate - and did more exercise. The Wii Fit has been pulled out and I do it as much as I can. It's not a lot (two or three times a week) but at least it is a start. I'm having fun with it too. My Zumba disk will be pulled out later today, providing that the wee one decides to take her naps when she nee…

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