Sunday, 18 September 2016

It's hard losing weight when you are a Mummy because...

It is so hard losing weight when you're a mummy ain't it!

(Lewis and Clare Elise)

It soon all becomes about coffee and cake with other mum's and then when your Little One starts eating solids you end up tasting his / her food to check it tastes ok, and then when your Little One starts eating things like toast or sandwiches it's so easy to just to nibble on those cut off crusts isn't it? 


Back in May 2016, I wrote about how I was losing weight thanks to Weight Watchers, you can have a read here. I started on my weight loss after baby journey back in November 2015 just before my Birthday. (Crazy I know!)

My weight loss was going great. I went to my weekly Weight Watchers Meeting and inputted every little thing I ate into my APP. Then things went downhill and I shall share why! 

We moved house again... The first meeting that I went along to really suited me. The time of the day that the meeting was held was great, and it quickly became part of my weekly routine and I guess it also helped that I got on well with the Leader. I liked her as she really inspired me and always gave me support week in, week out. 

When we moved house I of course moved meetings. The new leader was lovely HOWEVER, the meeting just didn't suit me. It was on at an earlier time in the o day therefore, it messed with my afternoon schedule with Lewis and it meant that I couldn't stay for the weekly meeting. Therefore I never got any benefit from going along other than a quick weigh in. By the end of June, I had lost all motivation and care for Weight Watchers as I felt like I wasn't getting anywhere. I left the meeting and went on my merry way. In July I started doing some part time work to get me out and about again, this has been fab and really great for building my confidence again after baby. However, this added workload has meant that sometimes I've been left feeling really tired and therefore reaching for coffee and sugar as a pick me up which isn't good at all!


A couple of weeks ago I stepped onto my old bathroom scales and weighed myself for the first time in weeks. What I saw made me feel very unhappy with myself as I've put weight back on. This really was a kick up the butt, and since then I've started to put things back into place to help me get to the weight that I want to be. I'm back feeling even more focused and determined!

SO... Here's the deal...

(Beets BLU Scales)

1. Beets BLU

I've got a new set of scales. It was definitely time to upgrade! I got my new set of scales from Amazon. They're by Beets Blu and are pretty nifty. They cleverly link up to an APP on your phone so that you can keep a track of your weight loss journey and monitor everything from body fat to hydration and with this APP you can clearly see your progress. I've only recently started to use these scales. HOWEVER... when I check in with you again soon sharing about my weight loss journey I'll make sure that I share more regards my experience with these smart scales. If you want to find out more check them out here


If you follow my Vlog you'll know that my FITBIT has been my best friend for years now. It helped me to lose weight before having Lewis and it's helped me to lose weight after having him. I love monitoring how active I am in the day on my FITBIT and have found that it really motivates me to get active. I've also hooked my phone up to two great APPS that you can use to earn points and get vouchers just by walking, these APPS are Bounts and Earthmiles. Check them out as they are pretty cool. ALSO... I think that I'll also join StepBet as that looks pretty cool. From what I understand you simply place a bet normally around $30 into the pot. The APP works out from your current FITBIT stats how many steps you should do a day and what you need to do to push yourself that bit more. If you then reach your step goals throughout the month you get winnings from the pot. I need to explore this APP some more but I think it seems a pretty cool idea. Dont you?

3. Weight Watchers

I've not totally fallen out of love with Weight Watchers and I've decided to use the APP to monitor my food throughout the day. This should help me to get a hold of my eating habits again.

4. Treat Myself

I've decided that I'm going to Treat Myself. I'm going to treat myself to some new clothes once I hit my Weight Loss Goal! This again will motivate me as I've not bought any new clothing for a long, long time! 

You can Follow My Weightloss Journey on here and on my Instagram