My Body Update – Week 16

4 Months In…
4 Months Ago…

Current Weight: 8 Stone 7

Weight Loss: -2lbs!!
Number of Gym Sessions: 1 plus lots of walking!
Cheat Meals: Two – Thai Meal on Monday & Thursday – Curry for lunch at work

Have you found anything difficult this week?

This week I have tried pretty hard to stay away from temptation.  We’ve not had a takeaway for an evening meal which is the first time in forever, but we did slack off and go to our local thai restaurant on Monday night.


On Monday I got my ass to the gym and I am very proud of myself.  I ran my first mile without stopping EVER!!  This may not seem like a lot to anyone out there who regularly runs, but before I signed up for Pretty Muddy, I didn’t go anywhere near a treadmill.  I find with running its all in the mind…if I run watching the distance clocking up, I just feel exhausted and want to stop.  I tried to distract myself by watching the TV in the gym and I think this really helped me.  Every day this week I’ve been for a walk at lunch, ranging from 15 minutes to 30 minutes and I have felt so much better for getting out into the fresh air.  On Thursday night I’d planned to go to the gym, but I felt so ill after the curry I had for lunch, I just went for a 40 minute walk with Andrew; better than nothing.


I’ve tried pretty hard to be good this week, I’ve not been a Saint by any stretch of the imagination.  As I said earlier, we went for a Thai on Monday night and I did have two bottles of beer; after a long day at work and being sat in the garden, when your other half hands you an ice cold bottle of Corona, it’s hard to say no.

On Thursday my friends at work were ordering from a local curry house, the last time they did this I sat with my Juice Plus shake feeling very sorry for myself, so I decided to treat myself.  I order Daal and rice, it was really nice but it sat heavy on my stomach all day and by 10pm I was being sick.  I didm’t eat another thing all day, so it was definitely this.  Perhaps my stomach isn’t used to really heavy food in the middle of the day anymore?

I did say last week that I was going to avoid alcohol, the two bottles of beer were the first slip up, and Andrew made pasta on Friday and opened a bottle of red, so I did have two glasses.  I didn’t have anything on Saturday evening, which is the first in a very long time, so I’m pleased with this.

Weigh In

I weighed myself on Saturday morning and was over the moon to see 8 Stone 7 staring back at me.  I genuinely cannot remember the last time I saw this.  My clothes are fitting better, my skinny jeans aren’t as uncomfortable, and one pair of jeans just look ridiculous on me…  Now I just need to concentrate on toning up and getting fitter at the gym.

The Next Week

There are only 5 weeks left until Pretty Muddy, I need to be getting back to the gym 3-4 times a week, so this week I challenge myself to do this.  Andrew and I have decided to challenge ourselves to no takeaway for a month, so lets see how our first week goes!!
Lauren xx

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