Fat Friday: Week 20

The sun is shining and the weather is looking good. Is it the start of Spring? Is it a nice day in the middle of the winter? Who knows, who cares? It’s just nice to have some clear days! I wish the same could be said for my weight loss, a similar happy vibe, but unfortunately I can’t share such happy news on that front. I think I knew at the weekend that it was going to be a bad week, but it’s been a busy one, so I’ll have to grin and bear it.

Fat Friday is a weekly blog post tracking my weight loss and fitness journey, used to keep myself accountable, keep a record of my progress, and share hints & tips that have helped me. To track my progress, or read my previous entries, click here.

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An Exercise Promise

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Yesterday was pancake day, an excuse to eat lots of unhealthy stuff and enjoy gorging on chocolate and lemon curd pancakes (not together, I promise!) and now that’s passed, we’re officially on the countdown to Easter. Traditionally, many of us give things up for Lent, myself included, but this year I’m going to do things a little differently.

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Fat Friday: Week 19

Good evening everybody! How are we all doing? How was your week? It got a bit chilly didn’t it? The temperature plummeted here in the North West of England, there was a day of snow (sadly none of it stuck), and lots of freezing wind. I also had to properly de-ice my car for the first time in 2018. It wasn’t what I wanted to be doing at 4:59am if I am honest! This weekend has been a little bit up and down, but overall, I think we can say it’s not been a failure!

Fat Friday is a weekly blog post tracking my weight loss and fitness journey, used to keep myself accountable, keep a record of my progress, and share hints & tips that have helped me. To track my progress, or read my previous entries, click here.

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Fat Friday: Week 18

Wow this has felt like a long week in the world of Liz. January is over (finally) and I have made the decision to forget that it ever happened because really it’s a month designed to be longer, darker, and colder than all the others, whilst simultaneously being the month that tests whether you can survive being poor. I think I have succeeded, it’s definitely been one of the harder months since I got a full time job and lived in my own place. That’s growth, right?

Fat Friday is a weekly blog post tracking my weight loss and fitness journey, used to keep myself accountable, keep a record of my progress, and share hints & tips that have helped me. To track my progress, or read my previous entries, click here.

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Fat Friday: Week 17

Good evening folks! Thank God it’s Friday eh? I haven’t felt this feeling in a while, because I’ve been working for the last couple of weekends. It’s rather nice to be going into a weekend, that I have off. I haven’t had two days off in a while, and the day I had off most recently wasn’t the most relaxing. I’m looking forward to having a bit of time to relax and read, as well as having a bit of time to get odd jobs done. I’m also going to actually look at recipes, new ones, ones that use the slow cooker, to try and freshen up my diet a little bit.

Fat Friday is a weekly blog post tracking my weight loss and fitness journey, used to keep myself accountable, keep a record of my progress, and share hints & tips that have helped me. To track my progress, or read my previous entries, click here.

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Fat Friday: Week 16

Good evening chaps and chapesses!The sun is finally shining for the first time in what feels like a year. The weather hasn’t half been miserable and cold this week, it must have been experiencing Blue Monday too! This week has been a bit odd, I think the Christmas aftermath has finally died down, and now as Bout of Books is finished, the week is back to normal. I don’t feel like I’ve had a ‘normal’ week in absolutely ages!

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Fat Friday: Week 15

Howdy! How is everyone doing this cold, miserable January evening? I bet you’re all looking forward to the weekend, am I right? I’m sadly in work all weekend, well, not all weekend, but I’m in on early shifts so my weekend is pretty much out of action. I don’t mind, it could be worse, they could be late shifts, but I’ll still pretty much do nothing with my weekend. We’re in the middle of my favourite readathon, Bout of Books, and as I’m quite strapped for cash at the moment, I don’t think I’ll end up doing that much this week.

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I’m not gonna lie, I was quite sad, upset, and disappointed with my lack of progress last week. I was pretty devastated to see the scales tip to +2lbs, I was gutted that some of the progress I had made before Christmas had been undone, and was worried that I had completely careened off track with no clue how to get back on. I think it may have been the push I needed to get back in the game, but it was pretty rubbish and made me feel like absolute crap. I quickly realised that I didn’t want to feel like that again this week.

First things first was to get back exercising. Yes, my foot still hurts and if anything has got worse, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a type of exercise that will help, or at least that won’t hinder. I gave yoga a go, and actually really quite enjoyed doing Yoga at home. I gave Adriene’s 30 Day’s of Yoga – Day 1 workout a go (click here to give it a go yourself) and actually thought it wasn’t too bad. It didn;t hurt my foot, it definitely helped my back, and it was a relatively low key workout to get back with it. I decided not to risk zumba, as that is high impact on your foot, but gambled with the gym. Yes, it hurt, and yes I can tell I’ve lost quite a lot of fitness, but it was good to do a harder workout, and then I went with my Mum to aquacise. I love being in the water, and the class gave me no pain whatsoever. I really should do these classes more often when I get the chance!

Eating has been much harder to improve. I don’t eat that unhealthily on the whole, but I have grown accustomed to eating a little more and eating more unhealthy things over Christmas, which is hard to shake when you have the taste for it. Snacks were starting to creep a little way onto the radar again, and I was craving unhealthy things like chocolate all over again. Having Emma back in the house has certainly encouraged us both to cook and think about our meals again, and I am starting to remember to take lunch to work again, but all in all this is the  struggle I have at the moment. Hopefully, as the exercise gets a little easier and becomes routine again, so will the eating?

I have had an weird week. It’s been Bout of Books, which is one of my favourite readathons, challenges, events that happens each January (and May, and August). I have really got back into reading this week, which is really nice and is stopping me watching quite as much TV as I had been. TV is definitely snackbait.


WEIGHT: This week: -1lb Total: -18lb

EXERCISE: 3 Sessions: 1x Yoga, 1x Gym, 1x Aquacise

MOOD: Optimistic

RECIPE/FOOD/SNACK of the week: Salt and vinegar chickpeas

HINTS/TIPS of the week: 30-day yoga with Adrienne


Any weight loss is victory, even if I really wanted to lose the weight that I put on last week and get back to -19lb. Onwards and upwards.