Monday, 16 May 2016

I'm losing weight again... This time with Weight Watchers!

Hi there lovelies,

Welcome along to a post all about weight loss... AGAIN!
Those of you who've followed me for a little while will know that I've struggled with my weight for a long time. I suffer from a thing called Polycystic Ovary Syndrome this makes it quite tough for me to manage my weight!

Now don't get me wrong. I'm happy and I'm a very positive person no matter what, and over the years I've learned to embrace my curves. However, everybody has their happy weight where they feel most confident and that's where I'm aiming to be in the next couple of months.



Before I got pregnant with Baby Lewis I lost a lot of weight doing a thing called #VLOGFIT. At the end of 2013, I looked at myself in the mirror and realised that I was not in great shape and that I was really bloated, unfit and not feeling so great. At this point, I was living in Dubai and as anyone who lives there or who has visited the city will know, food options are a plenty and most of the food isn't low in calories, therefore, gaining weight is a very easy thing to do. Also, when a basket of food at Spinney's can easily cost you around 100.00 AED for a few items (around 20.00 GBP) ordering in or going out for meals becomes a very easy option simply because it's a heck of a lot cheaper and convenient.

I loved doing VLOGFIT. It was a very positive thing for me as it taught me a lot about my body. It taught me how to eat better and how to look after myself. Along the way, I met some very special people who also gave me confidence and support and for this, I will be forever thankful. VLOGFIT also proved that even if you have PCOS and struggle with your weight / weight loss. Weight loss CAN be achieved and you CAN get pregnant! Focus is the key!


As you know Baby Lewis was born 7th January 2015. He is our little miracle! In January 2014 I was told quite bluntly by a gynaecologist that I probably wouldn't ever have a little one due to my PCOS... HA, HA, HA, I proved you wrong lady! ! ! (Enough said about that...)
Baby Lewis is amazing. I truly love being a mummy and it's amazing how he's learning new stuff every day and turning into a proper little man already.

After having Baby Lewis my body was all out of shape (as it is for any lady after giving birth.) I was left with that little bump of a belly that you're left with after giving birth, I felt bloated and nowhere near like myself. HOWEVER, I didn't really let this get me down I chose to embrace my body, find clothes that fit me and to focus on being Mum!

It was so strange it was all of a sudden like something changed inside. In November, I was out and about shopping with my hubby and felt bloated, tired and in need of a boost. I was at that point... Lewis was getting nearer to one and I felt I needed to get myself back to feeling like me.
I did a little Google Search and found a local Weight Watcher's group. So then and there I planned it into the diary and told Chris to make sure I went along.
It was Wednesday 11th November. I popped on my coat jumped in the car and headed off to my local Weight Watchers meeting.
WOW! What a lovely group of people. I was welcomed with open arms. I stood on the scales for the first time in months and weighed in, WOW... I couldn't believe what I weighed. I sat myself down and eagerly waited for the meeting to begin and felt even more focused to get my goal weight.

The meeting ended and I walked out of the church hall with a focus and a determined look on my face and after putting the little one to bed I downloaded the Weight Watchers app on my phone ready to kick off my new weight loss journey.

That was then, and this is now, 6 nearly 7 months on I'm at a happy weight. I've lost over a stone and I feel so much more confident in myself. It's awesome to slip on an old top and it fit or to be able to pull on a pair of jeans without opening the button simply because I've lost that weight. 

I'm not going to lie. I'm not exactly where I would like to be just yet. I've got a little way to go. I'd like to lose about half a stone more and then I think that I would feel 110% like me again.

I have kinda been struggling with my weight loss these last few weeks. I think it's because I've hit a plateau stage, and I think it's because I'm at a weight where my body is happy at so pushing to loose that little bit more is going to be tough. I'm determined to do it, though.
Another thing... I've changed meetings... and being honest I'm not really getting on with it right now. It's a new and different group of people who are lovely but somehow aren't motivating me how I need. 

My plan moving forward... 

I plan to either move Weight Watcher Meetings or just be an online member so that I can use the Weight Watcher's app etc. 

I plan to keep walking more. I've been using my Fitbit again and I've found it's really been helping to get me moving and I'm now aiming at 10 thousand steps a day! 

I plan on keeping low-fat treats in the cupboard. This helps to keep my chocolate cravings under control.

I plan on losing that last bit of weight on my hips and getting back into a Size 14! 

I Can and Will Do this!