Fallen at the First Hurdle

I was so determined to get off to a good start on the whole weight loss thing. I’d started c25k week 2. And then I got ill. And then the snow came.

I’ve had a horrible chest infection/cough/cold and still have it. I started antibiotics the other day so hopefully they will start to kick in soon. That and the snow has meant that I haven’t been able to continue with my c25k. So I am wishing away the snow, and I am wishing away the illness. The boys have both been poorly too, although they seem to be on the mend now – touch wood!

So this week has brought a maintain in weight, whereas last week was a 2lb loss. Hoping to feel better soon, and hoping that my motivation comes back.

Mum Reinvented has a competition over on her blog called Get Fit, Feel Epic from moneysupermarket.com so I am entering to see if I can get my hands on a Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker, worth £49.99 and Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scales, worth £99.99. Why don’t you go and have a look?


Skinny Girl Lost

One of my new years resolutions was to lose weight. Believe it or not, before Jake was born, I was tiny. Look, here’s a picture!


Somehow, along the way, that girl has got lost. That girl has had a lot thrown at her. Let’s work it out:

September 2008 – Got a positive pregnancy test

May 2009 – Gave birth to Jake


October 2009 – Joined a gym

January 2010 – had a chest operation to determine what a mass was

February 2010 – start 6 months of chemo after my Hodgkin’s diagnosis


June 2010 – spend a week in hospital with pneumonia including a stay in intensive care

September 2010 – given the all clear


November 2010 – half of my thyroid is removed

December 2010 – Thyroid Cancer diagnosis given

February 2011 – other half of thyroid is removed

August 2011 – positive pregnancy test

February 2012 – a scare that my Hodgkin’s was back

April 2012 – Zack is born


And now, I am back at the weight I am just after I finished chemo. Now, I know I can’t place all the blame on everything that’s happened, although I truly believe it has a large part to play. But I also believe that 2013 is my year to change that, with no cancer and no planned pregnancies!

So, dear readers, I have a plan.

I had to go to the doctors the other week to discuss my medication. Whilst I was there, I brought up the subject of my weight, and that I want this year to be the year I change it. Without hesitation  she offered to refer me to Weight Watchers. By doing it through the NHS, I get 12 months free. I am on a waiting list, so just have to wait for my turn. I have done Slimming World successfully in the past, so until my place comes up, I am going to follow the basics of that.

I have already started the c25k programme. I have completed week one, which I know to some is a walk in the park, but for me, it’s a huge deal. This week, I am starting week 2.

For those that don’t know c25k is a programme designed to get you from doing no exercise at all, to running 5k (or 30 minutes) in 9 weeks. I have to admit, I’m sceptical  but I am going to do it, or die trying!

What I point blank refuse to do, is publish on here my starting weight. I will keep that to myself, but I might add a little widget somewhere saying how much I’ve lost. I don’t know exactly how much I want to lose yet, but it’s around the 3.5 stone mark.

I can do this. I can do this. I can do this.