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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Scale that mountain

Oops I accidentally posted the Day One update on here. Still trying to get to grips with bloggy things. I'm going to put any weight loss related stuff on here so i can keep a record of how I got on whilst away. I know this is a holiday, so some might say I should not be thinking about weight loss. But it's also an opportunity to get fit as I'll be exercising every day for over six weeks. I also have more time to look after myself here so why not carry on with my efforts to get where I want to be.
Obviously there is gorgeous food and booze everywhere. Talking to some people who have already been here for few weeks it is quite possible to put ON weight. Despite all the exercise and the amount of calories burnt just existing in minus 20 deg temperatures.
I have evening meals provided at the hotel mon-thurs. These don't start until Wednesday so I've not yet had a chance to check out how healthy the grub is but my plan is just to have the main course. The rest of the time i'll be cooking for myself in the house and for cost reasons will be limiting this to basics like soup, stir-frys and pasta.
The tricky thing will be eating enough to fuel the demanding skiing so I can get the most out of the course instruction but also losing weight.
I have some weighing scales in the house so can keep an eye on things. First weigh in today to see how much damage the 24hr journey of snack food did!
My non-stretchy smaller ski trousers will be my tape measure substitute. I'll know I'm doing well if I am happy to wear those out in public. Definitely not there yet and feeling very aware that the other girls here are gorgeously slim.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Yeti Hetty

For the next 7 weeks I'll be blogging over here:
Yeti Hetty

Warning it will contain a lot of ski/snow/mountain content so will be extremely dull for those not into winter sports. I didn't want to share this blog with my work colleagues for obvious weight embarrassment reasons!!

I'm hoping this will be the ultimate bootcamp providing I don't spend every night eating canadian sized portions of meat and cheesy things!

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Post-festive Weigh-in


13st 7.6. So if I'm realllly good between now and Friday I can shift that 2.6lb gain and get back to lightest weight from 2012 (13st 5). Then if im reaaally good the following week skiing every day I might actually be able to wear my thin ski pants. OMG OMG.
Feel so much better after a few days of healthy eating and drinking lots of water. I've broken out in spots on my chin.... probably all the toxins trying to escape. Hope it clears up this week.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Poo Years Eve

...so my plan for NYE was a family dinner and then heading to a wine bar for a night of music and dancing and hopefully finding a man with vagueley symmetrical features to snog at midnight.

What actually happened was I pulled a muscle in my back lifting a dining table on the Sunday and spent new years eve pretty much lying on the floor in agony.
Up to that point the ONLY thing that been preventing the Squid of Despair from entangling me in its tentacles was looking forward to my ski adventure. So the thought that I might not be able to go just finished me off.

If it wasn't for Hugh Jackman appearing on Graham Norton and significant quantities of Pinot grigio I might have lost the plot completely.

I have never ever had a back problem so why it had to happen then I've no idea?! Needless to say I now have an irrational fear of dining tables.

Five days on and I can finally stand upright like a fully-evolved human being. I can walk and do a squat with just a dull ache rather than the previous breath-taking stabbing pain that risked me letting a bit of wee out.

I am Soooo relieved and will NEVER complain about having to exercise again.

The only plus side is I lost my appetite so have not been eating much and when I do it's been healthy. But that won't undo the damage caused by days of over-eating and then enforced inactivity.

I will have to weigh in tomorrow. Pleaaaase don't let it be too bad!!!
I have 9 more days before I arrive at the resort and a further 5 days on the slopes before my first course lesson. Will two weeks be long enough to get rid of whatever I've put on and to get my legs and back ready for the onslaught?

Anyway enough whining ... it's time to get excited whatever I weigh. Check out the house I'm staying in. A verandah and mountains and everything!!

Is it wrong that I'm wondering of there are scales in the bathroom?

Hmmmm not quite so good

The last 2 weeks before xmas were just mental at work. I just about met my work deadline on the 14th at the expense of sleep, eating and huge amounts of stress.
Then headed up to the lake district to the house my family had rented to celebrate Xmas early as my sister would be away for real Xmas.

I arrived looking like some kind of zombie - a totally broken woman. Over the next 4 days I was rebuilt with plenty of lovely food and booze. Willpower went out the window but I did at least exercise every day and get plenty of fresh air. I was supposed to be back in work on the Monday but rang my manager and said I couldn't bear leaving everyone. Especially little George




Felt v miserable at the office for the remaining 3 days before the office shut for Christmas. Everyone else I sit with seemed to have no work to do and were all talking about their exciting Xmas and new year plans. I on the other hand had heaps of work to finish and was dreading going home to experience my first Xmas as a singleton.

It felt very odd saying goodbye to my ex on the last day and wishing him a happy Christmas. Thankfully I managed to fight the overwhelming urge to throw myself at his feet, hang onto his legs and beg him to come home with me.

In the end it wasn't too bad. My Mum & Dad did a fab job of cheering me up and we had the two bouncy springer spaniels for cuddling.

I can confidently say that New Years Eve was the worst I've ever had though....