Losing the Muffin Top – a weight loss linky

Let’s get this week’s Muffin Top Monday started my blog hop for mums who are trying to shed stones and pounds.

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You can post about weight loss as you see fit and if my headings help do use them but don’t feel constrained by them.

1. How was my weight loss journey this week?

On the whole, I have done well.

I seem to have put on a pound but I did not get an accurate reading as I usually do at the weekends.

My measurements showed a reduction particularly around the muffin top which please me loads.

2. How much had I hoped to lose?

I had hoped for a 1-2 pounds loss. I appear to have put on a pound but I did have my time of the month which can always stir things up a bit.

3. What have I enjoyed eating this week?

The thing I enjoyed eating most was the chocolate and coffee mousse I made for Valentine’s Day. I have enjoyed all my food this week the healthy and the not to healthy,

4. Have I eaten anything unhealthy this week?

I had an Indian takeaway.

I drank rum and coke two nights in a row. I also had 3 helpings of that chocolate mousse.

5. How are you feeling about losing weight?

I got upset when my GP noted my weight loss but did not do a merry jig, give me a gold sticker or invite me to become and inspirational speaker. I wish they would realise that a little praise is a very motivating thing. I feel this drove me to comfort eating for the first time in months.

I am taking part in a Thinking Slimmer focus group and enjoying visualizing how I will look in the future.

I am celebrating the changes I see in my body particularly in the bath where instead of a huge mound from under the boobs there is now a spare tyre forming. Who would have thought when I was in my twenties that I would have celebrated that? It is progress and I intend to monitor it all because when I am slim, I hope my story will help others.

5. Do you have a top tip to share with us?

It is important to forgive yourself and to get right back on track.

As I say, you can link up any weight-loss related post and I look forward to getting to know you and celebrating our success in due course.

I will visit all posts and encourage others to visit too via the blog hop and by promotion on social networks. Please do try to visit other posts to lend your support with a friendly comment and if you can share on your social networks, even better.


5 Comments

  1. clare nicholas February 17, 2015 / 8:03 am

    you are doing amazing well and are an inspiration.
    Stuff that doctor – you definitely need a gold star

  2. Single Mother Ahoy February 18, 2015 / 2:49 pm

    I think sometimes recognising what’s caused you to feel shitty, and how that’s caused you to comfort eat, can help to prevent it happening and hopefully lessen the time spent wallowing. Your GP needs a kick though – surely with all this gumpf about obesity and all that they should encourage us to lose weight!

  3. Jeannette @autismmumma February 19, 2015 / 9:33 pm

    Remember what you’ve achieved and how you’re starting to see results.
    GPs can be so varied in their approaches, yours doesn’t sound particularly great.

  4. Mummy Melton February 20, 2015 / 7:49 pm

    You’re doing so well, you definitely deserve a gold star. You’re right as well about forgiving yourself, it’s important to forgive and move forward xx

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