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Its all about numbers... WEIGH IN WEEK 1


Week 1 of the Bank Holiday Challenge! and its ALL about numbers...  



You know how I'm always saying it's not all about the number on the scales... I have so many non scale victories to shout about that the number on the scales is just one of the tools I have to show the world I'm getting healthy... but this week IS about numbers... just not the number on the scales ... Think about numbers OTHER than the one on the scale that can affect your body and your health... 

It's about how many litres of water you drink? Could you drink more? Finding it hard... try some sugar free cordial... a squeeze of lemon or lime... 

How long would it take you to prepare your lunch when you're stuck to the couch in the evening? 10 mins... salad in a box.. chop up some fruit... a yoghurt.. some leftover dinner to microwave... AND you're saving yourself money!

How many inches you've lost? How many do you want to lose? Measure yourself this week... and at the end we'll do it again... I know I bang on about it ... but... 



So the number on the scale can stay the same but you've still changed! You're muscles are more toned... you've swapped fat for muscle and although it weighs the same ... it takes up less space so you are physically smaller!


How far you can walk/run?  How fast you can walk/run 5k/10k? Time yourself around the block or on your usual walk this week and note it down... in 8 weeks we'll do it again and watch the improvements! 

What size you are now and what size you want to be when you get to goal? Got a pair of jeans that are a bit 'snug'? hang em up on your bed room door... last thing to see at night... first thing in the morning... 8 weeks time... they'll fit!






If you've walked once last week... walk twice this week... make a point to walk at lunchtime at least once this week... just 'pop out' to the bank link.. bring your phone and walk for your favourite song and then turn around... 

Bring a fancy glass to work and promise yourself to fill it at least 6-8 times... I've got this fab glass that a friend bought me years ago... 





I have no idea what I've been saving it for.. but for this challenge it's getting used... every day... at my desk... I'll be tweeting/instagramming it full of cordial, smoothies and water like a mad thing over the next few weeks! Its the one thing I'm really bad at over winter...




Weigh out your portions... we all eat with our eyes... and it only takes a few minutes with some freezer bags from Aldi or Lidl to have your portions done for the week... and it can make the difference between staying the same and being down a pound, 10 minutes tops out of your week!




If you're tracking your food... track it everyday.. EVERY day! and remember you're only fooling yourself if you lie on your tracker! Track your water and exercise... have somewhere you can SEE all the positive numbers your earning!

The other important numbers you need this week... phone numbers... your partner... best friend... siblings... those cheering on team 'you'... txt them... call them when you need them... There's no shame in saying 'I'm struggling this week' ... they want you to be happy in your body too! No harm in asking them to meet you after work for a half an hour to walk... sure isn't there always gossip to catch up on... 



Numbers don't define you... but watching your heart rate come down... your BMI... knowing you're working towards a healthier body with low blood pressure as you get older... going that extra mile... walking for another 10 minutes ... knowing your walking is giving you stronger bone density ... fitting into those jeans ... all these numbers add up ... to a happier healthier you... 

Chart below ... and separate single chart for those wanting to do it at home.. stick it on your fridge/desk and let me know how you're doing! 










34 comments

  1. Hey Doll, I was down 5lbs at my weigh-in this week.

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    1. brilliant... think of a pound of butter GONE! x

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  3. Hey doll I stayed the same this week, well at least it wasn't a gain :0)

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    1. Exactly and your still making good decisions or you'd be up! x

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  4. I stayed same but going to give socks now

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    1. take each week at a time! you didn't gain so its all a win! x

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  5. Stayed the same 11 4 but will be down next week ��

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  6. Great post once again Doll, you are such a good writer :) Happy to say I was down 2lbs this week WOOOO-FRICKIN-HOO! I won't be reporting any scale number next week as I'm away on holidays but hoping for another loss this time 2 weeks :) xx

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    1. Have a fab holiday! I'm so jealous!! great loss! xxx

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  7. Down 1/2lb. Its a minus so won't complain, especially after Mothers Day! FitFab40

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  8. Stayed the same :-( aww well onwards!!

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    1. No sads.... it can often show a week later and you didn't gain! x

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  9. Stayed the same. Relieved as I was on holidays with a wedding thrown in. Next week will be better ;)

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    1. fab! I know the feeling when its been all go and theres a sigh of relief! That was me in class after NY... I thought she was going to tell me I was up a stone! xxx

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  10. What a great post!

    1.5lbs off for me this week - hurrah!

    Sx

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  11. Wish I'd popped on a week or so earlier so I could have been in time for this challenge but I'll give it a go myself. I'm almost back to my pre-WW weight which I promised myself would never happen so it's time for a kick in the bum!

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    1. I can still include you if you like... I also posted a blank chart for doing it at home.. there's quite a few doing it and can't or don't want to log in here.. xxx

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  12. Is it too late to join in now? Got myself back in gear last week & had a great loss of 2.5lbs!

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  13. Hey Doll, sorry, totally forgot to post my weigh in for this week. I was down 1lb :)

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