Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Getting back on Track

I posted here about losing my way with the whole Weight Watchers thing. I am soooo grateful for the encouragement you guys gave me both on the comments and via email. It really picked me up, so thanks. You can come again!! LOL. It still took me a while to get myself back on track though. I was hoping that it would be an instant thing, cause I'm definitely an instant kinda gal, and that I would wake up the next day and just be fine with it again; have my weight loss head on straight and get right back into it again. Strangely enough that didn't happen. It took me a while.... and then I fell ill. Yes, properly ill with a stomach bug that didn't seem like it was ever going to go away. In the end I had to take extreme measures to stop it. It's amazing how medicinal Brandy can be especially when combined with Cayenne Pepper!

However, now that I'm over that episode I can safely say that I'm back on track. I went to my WW meeting on Saturday morning and found that I have gained 4lbs. Not too bad considering that I haven't been to a meeting since early January! But I'm also wondering how much having that bug must have helped me lose prior to the weigh in? A fair bit I'd say, but I'm not going to concentrate on that. 4lbs is what I need to shift to get back to where I was early January and then a further 3lbs to get back to where I was before Christmas. Not an impossible task really. I've been tracking my food again and following a meal plan this week so I know I've been good in that respect as usually my one huge weakness is not planning ahead and then just grabbing something from a shop somewhere. Which usually means it's really high in points as they don't tend to use low fat anything do they? So, planning ahead this week has been a big deal. Also, I've cut down on my snacking this week too. Hopefully between these two things I will see a result on the scales on Saturday.

The gym thing hasn't happened this week though. Only for one reason though.... I decided to use my child-free time yesterday morning to take a visit to the hairdressers. I haven't had my hair cut (or even trimmed) in about 4 or 5 years which has meant that 1. It was quite long (most the way down my back) and 2. It was in horrible condition. It had gone all whispy and had horrible split ends, PLUS the lack of care for it (other than wash and condition) has meant that it was falling out by the handful. So, it had to go!! Tell me what you think?

Sorry about the picture quality! I was trying to take a photo in the mirror without the flash and was struggling to hold the camera still enough. I think the style looks good and I'm really happy with how easy it was to get it looking good again this morning!!

So, while I was taking those pics I also decided to take some pictures for my monthly photographic record. I'm intending that at the end of each month I'll post a picture or two of myself here on the blog as a visual record of how I'm doing with the weight loss. So here are February's photo's....

Hmmm, I've just noticed that the mirror has some mucky fingerprints on which has made my jumper?(waistcoat? gilet? what *is* that thing?!!) look mucky too. Great!

I think I will add a page onto this blog for weekly weigh in updates and then do a monthly blog post with pictures and a review. Hopefully that way I'll keep motivated! So, tell me what you think of the new 'do'!

Thanks for dropping by and leaving me a comment!

(Wow, 2 posts in one day!! Wonders will never cease!!)


  1. Well done on getting back on track and what a great idea of showing your photo each month and think I will use that idea too. Going to see now if you have one before you lost your first 3.5 stone cause that is a wonderful achievement and don't ever forget it! I keep telling myself that this is a marathon and NOT a sprint.......

  2. Good luck with your WW plan. I'm a Slimming World girl and need to get back on the wagon, like you! we CAN do this!

  3. Hi Scrappydiva. It was great to meet you on my blog (PonderingMyScriptures). I completely relate with your comment.

    I'd love to talk to you more about the question you might have about my reference to Nephi. If you'd like, feel free to send me an email. My email is Otherwise, I'd love to keep in touch through blogging! (I just embarked once again on a weight loss journey. Today is my 3rd day writing down everything I eat...)

  4. Hi there Anthea, I just adore the new haircut, good on you!
    I thought I would pop over to this post too about your weight loss journey, how very brave of you to put it put there like that... well done, yes if you look at my blog see:
    I posted about my three sisters and I going back on our annual pilgrimage to WW for a revisit of the routine of weight loss..l have lost a little since then but not enough.
    So I will pray for you in it..
    On another point, I was wondering if you were a Mormon, as Michelle above is from them, and using their Scriptures (that's why its called Pondering MY scriptures) and you mentioned that you were a a Christian from Scotland when you wrote on my blog. Don't mean to be a sticky beak so my apologies if I am asking questions where I ought not..just curious that is all, could not find an email link to email you so trust this way is okay,
    May you have God's wisdom in all things,
    Shaz in Oz.x

  5. Hi Shaz, thanks for your reply! If you want to email me my address is

    In answer to your question... no, I'm not a Mormon. I stumbled on Michelle's site earlier this week and she was sharing something from her scriptures. Although it wasn't from MY scriptures it was still a principle which I felt God had been speaking to me about and I felt the need to comment on her blog. For me, the scriptures of the Bible are what I stick to... but occasionally a message can be drilled into my thick skull through other means too! Sometimes I think I need a talking donkey like Balaam had.

  6. Cute haircut! Congrats on getting back on track!

  7. Your hair looks great ;)

    Great idea with the pics..I wish I would have taken more when I got serious about losing is nice to do comparisons now but my old pics usually have me strategically placed-I needs one that show the whole gory storey if you know what I mean!!!

    Will be visiting your blog again!


    p.s I am a scrapper too :)


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