Slimming World weigh in #13 – the first maintain…

I mentioned on my last weigh in that my head hadn’t been fully in the game hence my 0.5lb gain over Easter, but that I was going to try and get back in it. I was okay for a day up until our latest cake club meeting on the Wednesday, and then I just went slowly downhill from there to be honest. Especially at the end of the weekend when I started having a bit of emotional breakdown. When I’m at that stage I go one of two ways – I either eat lots of rubbish, or nothing at all, and let’s face it, neither are very good for you. I wouldn’t say I ate an awful lot more than I have been, just more of the wrong food rather than good.

So to weigh in. I’d had a major headache that wouldn’t disappear all day, had a terrible day, and was half debating not going to weigh in and putting it down as a holiday, but to be honest I needed the fresh air so I went to face the scales even though I was completely expecting a gain. I stepped on the scales and at first I thought I’d gained another half a pound (even though I checked my previous weight beforehand) but to my realisation I managed a maintain. I was okay with that. I was expecting worse, so it was a bonus really.

I only have 2.5lb to get my Club 10 award and I wanted it this week but obviously didn’t make it, so I have really tried to get my head back in the game since weigh in. It’s been a struggle but hopefully I will see it on the scales on Tuesday.

My stats for this week (week 13):

  • starting weight – 13st 4.5lb
  • previous weight – 12st 2lb
  • current weight – 12st 2lb
  • loss this week – maintain
  • loss so far – 1st 2.5lb
  • Club 10 target weight – 11st 13.5lb
  • final target weight – 9st 6lb

How is everyone else doing?

Slimming World weigh in #12 – the one with an Easter gain…

After last week’s shock loss of 4.5lb I wasn’t really holding out much hope of another great loss this week as I knew there would be a few things possibly stopping me. On Thursday it was my cousin’s eldest’s boys birthday so we had a pub tea (steak & chips, and loads of onion rings) and then birthday cake (though I shared mine with N). Friday was okay, then Saturday we were at my Mum’s and we had pulled pork – I was a greedy pig and scoffed three white rolls with it so just that would have taken me over my syns anyway! Sunday, I had a huge bowl of porridge and then I had some chocolate; then we were at my brother-in-law’s for a curry and I had a whole naan bread and quite a bit of mango chutney, and then more cake!
After that I was back to damage limitation, though after everything I had eaten I was expecting quite a big gain. So I was surprised when I stepped on the scales and had only gained 0.5lb – I couldn’t quite believe it! Damage limitation must have worked (if only slightly).

I didn’t stay to group though as I had a major headache which was making me debate not going at all, but I got my positive head on and went to face the scales!
I’m not sure about next week – I have my monthly bake club meeting though I’ve still managed to lose after the others, but I’m finding it a little hard to get my head fully back in the game at the minute. 2.5lb off would be nice to get my Club 10 though!

My stats for this week (week 12):

  • starting weight – 13st 4.5lb
  • previous weight – 12st 1.5lb
  • current weight – 12st 2lb
  • loss this week – 0.5lb gain
  • loss so far – 1st 2.5lb
  • Club 10 target weight – 11st 13.5lb
  • final target weight – 9st 6lb

Did you have an Easter gain or manage to lose?

Super Busy Mum

Review – Ozeri 4x3motion digital pedometer

My regular readers will know I recently started posting about my mission to lose weight and get healthy & fit again. It’s hard work (especially with me having PCOS) but one of my main forms of exercise – actually the only one at the minute – is walking. I don’t drive so when I want to go out when hubby is at work then I have to walk. I don’t mind though as it’s great to get some fresh air, and great for the boys too. The new pedometer which I have been testing out has encouraged me to walk a bit more than I have been doing. I still haven’t managed to reach the recommended 10,000 steps when wearing it out on walks, but alongside the rest of the little bits of walking I do daily then I might be about there – I must wear it around the house too as I’ve just been keeping it in my coat pocket.

The Ozeri 4x3motion Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer has a whole range of features:
  • records daily steps, distance, speed, calories, and time with advanced Tri-Axis technology
  • recording modes of today, split & total
  • has a 3D sensor providing superior accuracy in any position
  • tracks 7 days of activity (up to 1 million steps)
  • clock, calendar, sports timer and auto sleep mode
  • slim design that fits in any pocket with a blue back light for night viewing
  • used by professional athletes.
Previously when I’ve had pedometers they have been of the chunkier oval variety, but this Ozeri one is very slim and rectangular with a black glossy finish with silver detail so it looks modern and up-to-date. It comes with a lanyard to wear around your neck, and also a screwdriver to remove the battery cover. Upon following the instructions, it was relatively easy to set up. The settings allow you to input your weight & stride, and then the date & time as well as a 12 or 24 hour setting. (The weight range is 40-350 lbs and the stride range is 10-50 in). There are a few modes on the pedometer including steps, calories, distance, average speed, and time exercised. You can then scroll through total steps (from the last 7 days), split steps and today’s steps. The last 7 days are easily scrolled through by pressing the up & down keys. Though there are a lot of settings and functions that you can use, after the first couple of times it is easy enough to remember how to get to the one you want. 
I have been using the pedometer in my coat pocket as I didn’t fancy wearing it around my neck and I find it’s the easiest place to get to, to check the amount of steps which is often quite surprising! It’s also extremely light and as it’s so slim you can barely tell it’s there. I have held the pedometer when walking a few times just to check its accuracy. On occasion I did find that it added one or two more steps on than I was actually doing at that time, so I think it’s a little bit too sensitive. I can’t be sure exactly how many it added on but if you do a lot of walking then even 100 extra steps that you haven’t actually done can be too many if you are after great accuracy. 
Aside from the over sensitivity, I have grown to like this pedometer rather a lot and love seeing how many steps I’ve done on a walk. One day soon I will reach 10,000 – I might just keep doing some unplanned walking until I do! If you do a lot of walking every day then I think it’s a great little investment, though if you’re a casual walker like me I’m not sure I could justify the cost of this at present even though it is a bargain right now.
The Ozeri 4x3motion Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer retails at an RRP of £39.99 but is currently on sale on Amazon at £15.95.

My rating – 4/5

I was sent this product free of charge to review. All thoughts & opinions are honest & my own.
Family Fever