Monday 6 January 2014

Weight Gain, Weight Loss And A Big Dose Of Honesty

Okay we're already 6 days into a new month but as the phrase goes a new broom sweeps clean and as I mentioned in my new year plans post I'm very much looking at 2014 as the year where things change.

You may have noticed an absence of diet and weight loss posts over the last few weeks and I make no apologies for that. Whilst I had the best of intentions over the festive period, I pretty much ate what I wanted when I wanted it, so it's no surprise that I gained weight.

I expect you waiting for me to beat myself up a bit here but I'm not going to instead I'm going to be scarily honest with you- I enjoyed Christmas this year -every bit of it from the mulled wine and nibbles on Christmas Eve, to the meal on the big day itself, and our traditional tea at my Godparents house on the first Saturday / Sunday of  the New Year, and if I gained weight through being happy then so be it, but now when it's all over the reality kicks back in.

Even before Christmas I was having trouble getting back into the whole weight loss thing, the expected frustrations due to medication started kicking in and no matter how hard I tried the weight wouldn't come off. I tried my best to stay positive but it was hard. Other people and bloggers provided great motivation and I'm thrilled that so many of you have done so well but when their losing loads and loads and your stuck and struggling- the inspiration can rapidly turn to frustration and more than a little bit of self loathing, and cries of "why not me?" :(

A new year though means a new beginning - forget last year this is a new start. My weight loss journey starts here and now. No more negativity, and no more comparisons to others. My weight tracker page will be wiped clean -  this is the start and this is the start weight - again I'm too embarrassed to real my real weight so the symbols are back
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Like last time I'll be using the Thinking Slimmer system - It definitely helped me from May to September and I'm hoping that I can get back into the swing of things and start to think slimmer, and feel more positive about losing weight.

Unlike last time though I won't be doing a weekly weigh in post - towards the end I was finding them a little bit repetitive and to be honest I didn't get a great deal of feedback on them. Instead I'll be updating via Instagram and via my Weight Tracker page and I'll do a monthly round up post to let you know how I'm getting on.

My weight is just one of the life struggles that I have to face, but in 2014 I'm determined to get a handle on as many of them as I can stating today. If you starting a similar journey I wish you lots of love and luck x Keep thinking positive, try not to compare yourself to other too much, and above keep loving yourself no matter what - it really does make all the difference x Good luck to you and of course good luck to me x

(Various Thinking Slimmer Slim Pods Have Been Provided For Review / Promotional Purposes)


  1. Sweetie, I could have written this post myself. I totally know you feel. I have started again today. All the best to you and to me, of course. It's easier for me to comment on instagram than on the blog xx

    1. My long comment was erased, ugh! I just wanted to wish you good luck and get healthy! XOXO

    2. Thanks Lovely Ladies x I really do appreciate your support xx

  2. Hi Louise! I've been reading your blog for a long time but I'm only just starting to get involved with the blogging community. Don't be disheartened about your weight gain over Christmas- honestly, it happens to the best of us! I've eaten absolutely loads over the festive period and seriously need to get back on track. Onwards and upwards! :)


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