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ENTHUSIASM




That first week.. that first loss.. you and your pal started it together... you were going to walk EVERY day.. you were going to empty each others cupboards of all the rubbish.. yep.. full of beans! But after 5 weeks.. you're fed up.. you stayed the same this week and just looking at the tracker annoys you.. we've all been there and hit that place regularly.. but you've got to keep up the momentum! If you can't get excited about your journey to a better you, you'll never get there... yes, there will be set backs... life doesn't make it easy with cream cakes and ice cream.. but once you get that little lift.. that spurs you on... you will make it! The first compliment you receive.. you might hate hearing it.. and not be used to them... but it does stay with you.. The 'you're looking great!' is enough to spur you on for another week... meeting people who haven't seen you in ages.. and that miserable 1lb a week, which is really 20lbs but you just didn't notice, has magically transformed you so they're asking 'whats your secret?' ... that spring that pops into your step is enthusiasm! As long as its there you're on track! And there are lots of non scale victories that will encourage you too! That pair of jeans that was busting out all over.. not so snug! Channel that enthusiasm into you goal setting and you're half way there!





ENERGY

Its the one thing people always notice when they lose weight.. they can run upstairs and not need a cardiac unit at the top! They can chase and play with their kids.. once you start walking.. and you realise you've gone further this week than you did last week.. and it didn't feel any different... that's what I'm talking about.. you sleep better.. your skin is clearer... the positives outweigh the negatives twenty fold! You will lose toxins and fell less sluggish... The red bar on the energy rating is at the bottom for a reason! Overloaded... By not carrying that excess weight you're making your body a more efficient machine... and that's basically what it is... its your personal machine to take you through life, you don't get a second one.. parts are pretty hard to replace .. so look after it!

My fav quote at the moment.... 

EMOTIONS

GAWD I could rave on this one for years... happy - eat, sad - eat, angry - eat.. and throughout a weight loss journey you'll feel them all... and many more.. that girl in class who's down EVERY SINGLE WEEK... pffft! < Envy! It'll make you open your weight watchers bars and tuck in....  When you get that look when you're up... < sad - which turns into a bottle of wine and feck it, a pizza! OR... I'm down... YIPPEEEEE lets celebrate all the hard work with a bottle of wine and feck it, a pizza! We've all done it! Eaten our emotions... and whilst a bottle of wine and pizza won't ruin your efforts... you've got to learn to deal with the emotions.. yes that might mean a few tears... or a soppy movie but associating emotions with food is just not good... when you're happy.. be happy.. be content in your success.. and by all means celebrate but don't associate losing/gaining weight with a food reward! IF you're not happy... talk it out with someone.. geez even a whinge on twitter can make you feel a bit better sometimes... Let off some steam with some kick boxing or just dance about and shout.. Whatever you need to do to deal with them.. emotional eating can set you back on your weight loss journey... 



EXERCISE

nag... nag... I know.. but one last time for the people in the cheap seats! As humans we are suppose to move about. It's only in recent decade that a sedentary lifestyle has become the norm... my gran used to hand wash everything.. Now I chuck everything into the machine press and button and turn on corrie! Our cave grannies were out killing animals, and god knows what else, aside from keeping the cave nice and tidy and an eye on cave granddad! We are meant to move, not sit still and watch the telly! No one is saying you need to become a marathon runner.. a 10 minute walk out the front door turn around and come back! done! repeat.. everyday... and you'll notice every walk... is a little farther.. and a little easier... and walking is free! With the nice long evenings now 



EASY

Yes.. easy! You can make the entire process much easier on yourself if you stuck to your plan! When you go shopping.. bring a list.. do not deviate from it! Unless there's a mega deal on apples.. stick to the piece of paper!!! If you have crap in the house.. you will eat it! If you have the low PP treats you like.. then if the bad stuff isn't there.. you can't eat it! Simples! 



I missed my class with all my galavanting but will catch one in town on Saturday... 

Everyones doing so well!!! You're all so motivating!!!! 

If I missed you or am still muddled up after last week just let me know!

Have a great week and a Happy Bank Holiday to the Dolls in the UK!

Doll x


22 comments

  1. Hi Doll. Great post as always and so true - I am trying to tackle my emotional eating but it could still do with some work! Sadly I was +1lb this week and not -1lb. Best wishes. Adrienne XX

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    1. A minor blip... hang in there.. last week! x

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  2. Havent updated my last three weigh ins. first week, lost 2 lbs, then 4.5, then 3.5 this week.total 10 lbs! Yay!!!!

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  3. Hey Doll,
    Great post :) I was nodding along as I was reading it :)
    I was down 1 pound this week. .The time is flying by for this challenge.
    I'm aiming for 3lbs loss this week before the bank holiday xx

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    1. great losses in this challenge.. one minor blip but great result! x

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  4. Hi Doll...got back on track this week and was down 1.5lb!! Happy enough with that...great post!!

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  5. I'm down 0.5 for this chart =)

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    1. Great stuff! and great over all result! xxx

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  6. Grrrrr....Stayed the same this week AGAIN!!! Gonna try ur tip about weighing my portions this week to try and redeem myself for the final weigh in of the challenge...This one has flown!!
    Jojo
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    1. perhaps you're building muscle and toning up.. remember my mini rant about muscle and fat... DEF weigh stuff.. it helps me all the time to get the quantities right! x

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  7. Hi Doll - Went to a Wedding on 17th May and lost the run of myself since then, I am now back on track and went and got weighed last night and the damage was +3.5lbs which isn't too bad :). I hope to lose 2lbs this week

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    1. as long as you enjoyed it! LIfes too short to not enjoy those kinda moments! the diet will always be here!!! You'll have that off in no time! x

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  8. Hi Doll! Missed my weigh in last week so went last night with great trepidation, but was thrilled to be -1. Another 1lb to go and I drop into a lower stone, so very much in the zone this week. The lovely weather will help.
    Great post I have to say.
    Onwards and downwards I say!! ;D
    Fireflys22

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    1. great! Sometimes we build up the scales as being back in school sitting outside the principals office! Never as scary as you thnk! Well done for going! Nearly into the next stone too... FAB!!! x

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  9. Down 2 lb this week! Yipee =)

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  10. Hi skinny doll i went to dinner last night ate chocolate brownie had kept my 49 points so I could enjoy dinner but I'm new to pro points and don't know how many points I used. :-) lk

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    1. Yuo'll have to guess at it.. Point your dinner as bet you can.. brownies are high and depend on size an if you had cream or sauce with them... they can been anything from 5 - 20 PP eek! I know!!! Start afresh... and try to use some exercise to balance it out.. it takes a while to get used to it! x

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  11. Hi final weigh in lost 3lbs :)
    Janine

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    1. A.MAZ.ING!!!! You've done SO well ... brilliant loss xxx

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