Weight Loss – Week TwoThis week I lost 1.5lb which I am happy with. I also got my 5% and 10% milestones calculated to give me some interim steps to aim towards. I like to stay to the meetings for extra tips to keep me motivated. Today was focusing on then skills to support lasting weight loss:

  • Eat healthily
  • Controlling portions and staying satisfied
  • Moving more
  • Planning ahead
  • Thinking positively
  • Monitoring your weight regularly
  • Organising your surroundings
  • Getting the appropriated support from friends and family
  • Staying focused
  • Making time for yourself

I think I have got most of those covered to some extent although there is still room for improvement in one or two areas.

I suppose you are all wondering how I got on with eating out last night. There weren’t any very healthy choices, so I went for the chicken option. The chicken was stuffed full of goats cheese and sun-dried tomatoes and wrapped in Parma ham.  It was accompanied by summer vegetables and something that was called a bacon floody! This turned out to be a potato and bacon rosti. It was all very nice and far to big a portion for me which was a good thing because it meant that I was too full to even contemplate a dessert, all of which looked very calorific. Hopefully it won’t add the 1.5lb back on next week…

Whilst sitting waiting for the food to arrive I remembered that there used to be a little saying on the gate as you entered the car park. It seems to have disappeared over the years but it used to say:

This gate hangs well
and hinders none,
refresh and pay
and carry on

18 Comments CherryPie on Aug 12th 2010

18 Responses to “Weight Loss – Week Two”

  1. Hi Cherie, just found your site and im reallyenjoying the pics of Hardiwick Hall. I too rejoined Weightwatchers last night. I love baking too much and im paying for it – good luck with it all you sound really motivated!

  2. jameshigham says:

    Keep at it and blow half of Britain away.

  3. Ginnie says:

    I thought of two things while reading this, Cherie…things that help me. If I eat out, I almost always am served too much food (especially in the States) and so will eat half of it and take home a doggie bag. Two meals for the price of one. Also, awhile back I heard that if you eat a meal in faster than 20 minutes, your body will tell you you’re still hungry. So I always try to slow down while eating. That seems to help. Anyway, for whatever it’s worth. Congratulations on trying to stay in control. If only everyone did!

  4. MTG says:

    ‘….chicken stuffed full of goats cheese and sun-dried tomatoes and wrapped in Parma ham….”

    Very, very naughty indeed, CP :)

    • CherryPie says:

      Believe me that was the best of the options LOL They also had Belly Pork with various trimmings which would be not quite the thing at all!! At least I could leave some of the stuffing as the flavour had infused through the chicken anyway ;-)

  5. ubermouth says:

    I have lost quite a bit of weight lately and I can tell you that stress is GREAT for weight loss. :)

    I find it is always best to write everything you eat down [and times] on really small paper as it gives you a chance to review. I belonged to Weight Watchers many years ago. Do you recall those little tubes of candies you could buy where you can eat a million of them for a point? I nearly CHOKED TO DEATH on them[a few times].Those I’d avoid. :)

    • CherryPie says:

      I used to lose weight when I was stressed now I tend to comfort eat instead, which is not so good.

      They do still have those sweets but I haven’t had any for a while. I used to enjoy the liquorice ones.

      I am religiously writing everything down otherwise I would go astray.

  6. Andrew Scott says:

    I like your precision – 9st 8.2lb. That last 0.2lb will be the tricky bit (And don’t go and overshoot down to 9st 8lb because you’d look like an anorexic model then). Good luck.

    • CherryPie says:

      That 0.2 made me smile when I saw it, I am not sure how it got there! I decided it was close enough and that life was far to short to try and sort it out :-)

      Hopefully I won’t look like an anorexic model because that might mean I would have to have a brain transplant to go with the look!!!

  7. Claudia says:

    Congratulations! Yes, it’s a bit hard to combine a social life and diet plan. But good friends will not put temptation in front of you. And skipping dessert is the best option. “Refresh and pay. And carry on.” :-)

    • CherryPie says:

      Thanks Claudia :-) I was hoping they might have some sorbets which are always good when you are on a diet. I know they do them sometimes, but not on this occasion, it was probably for the best.

  8. Ruth says:

    Well done you. I am trying to be inspired by your attempts but I’m afraid my weight is yoyo-ing rather than following a downward course.
    I think you have a good point about eating slowly. I eat far too fast and have a large appetite.
    It’s also true about the stress, when I split from my husband 3 years ago, I went from 9st 7lbs to 8st 10lbs in about 8 weeks!

    • CherryPie says:

      My weight was yo-yoing for ages which is why I decided to make a concerted effort to stop the effect.

      Finding low calorie filling food is a good thing if you have a large appetite, it will help on the downward trend.

  9. liz says:

    Well done! I’m trying to eat more slowly. Putting down my knife and fork in between mouthfuls etc. Weigh-day tomorrow for me. I’m not hopeful …

    • CherryPie says:

      Thanks Liz and good luck for tomorrow :-)

      One of the things I do have in my favour with dieting is that I am a very slow eater which means I end up eating smaller portions.