Baby Weight Diaries #1

So it’s been a week (and a day) since I got annoyed (again) with my baby weight and decided to try again to get back into shape.
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I’m going to do this on a Thursday normally, so I’m using my stats from yesterday.

I didn’t really start trying until Monday, to be honest. The weekend was packed full of fun, and that meant eating out. Just because I’m trying to lose a bit of weight doesn’t mean I want to stop having any fun! I’m also trying to drink 2 litres of water a day. So far that’s going well, but I am a bit bored of needing a wee every half an hour! It’s like being pregnant again!

I’ve been using the MyFitnessPal app to keep track of how much I’m eating. This isn’t because I’m trying to stick to a particular calorie limit. I just helps me to be aware of how much I eat. If I don’t record it I consume a lot more, and don’t really remember doing it. If you’re on MFP too why don’t you add me and we can encourage each other? My username is mousedogbaby. I’m also using the Happy Scale app because I like the way it splits your target weight into milestones. I’ve chosen to split mine into 20 milestones as 45lb is quite a lot to lose. I think it’ll be less disheartening when it’s coming off slowly if I’m only aiming for the next small milestone. It also gives you a predicted finish line date, which changes all the time depending on your current rate of weight loss. I don’t like this feature much. Sometimes it tells me this will take til 2020!
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Stats for the week.
Weight loss this week: 3.4lb
Weight loss total: 3.4lb
Weight still to lose: 41.6lb
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I only really aim to lose a lb or so a week, because I’ve been here before and know that weight lost very quickly is harder to keep off. It’s always easier at the beginning, when you’ve got more to lose, and I reckon that’s why I’ve managed to shift so much this week with very little effort. All I’ve done really is stop eating chocolate!

*images cropped from screenshots of the Happy Scale App*

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