Time for a Revelation

Hiya lovelies,

How’re you doing?

I’ve been super busy working a wedding show last weekend and then subsequently ate my own body weight in takeaway. Mcdonalds, indian, chinese, indian again…you name it, I’ve eaten it.

Anyway, I’m back on the straight and narrow this week and have to tell you this as I feel like it’s a bit of a revelation.

Are you ready?

I’m taking a break from Slimming World.

Now I’m not saying I’ve quit and shouting hurray from the roof tops but I have to say it was messing with my mental state and I knew it was time to take a break.

I’m in a completely different stage of my journey now than I was when I first started this blog, and am focussing more on toning up and building muscle than weight loss. I feel comfortable in the fact that I can stick around 12 and a half stone for the rest of my life and still eat healthily with some naughty treats thrown in there too.

Yes it’s a constant battle and maybe I will go back to Slimming World after some time away, but for now I am going to try and stick to it my own way, without the constant worry about what the scales might say each week.

I’m going to get weighed maybe every 2 weeks and then try to move it to once a month and, ( I know I say this all the time) I’m going to take my bloody measurements and progress pictures because I have the shittest memory ever!

I hope that wherever you are on your journey, you’re smashing your goals but even if you’re struggling, that’s ok too.

I have been too hard on myself and have forgotten the amazing achievement of 9 stone loss. Yeah I know it’s not the magic 10 but is that extra stone gonna magically make me happier? No.

I thought I’d be happy at a 16-18 and then realised I could keep going, so I did.

And now I’m at a point where I want to try and build my strength and fitness and see if I can up those weights and build up my stamina running for longer periods of time.

These little goals are my new way of maintaining my health, so if I can eat healthy 80% of the time, I think we’re onto a winner, don’t you?

SIMW

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It was going so well…

Ok so, I started off so well and then my laziness appeared Friday and this happened…

 

Yeah I did not make it to the end of Dry January, I know, I’m crap! But I did 20 days and that’s something I suppose. I had nearly a full bottle of wine and a curry (that we made…with a packet sauce, but had it with salad…and a few buffet chicken things from Iceland).


Then Saturday I had a huge bowl of Mini chocolate chip Weetabix (no weighing and measuring there) and tried not to eat much all day, then around 6ish, we drove to get a KFC. Not just chicken though mind; I had a Wicked Zinger towered large meal with coleslaw for my side AND a flaming wrap too.

The Sunday I made a definite effort to have a healthy breakfast so had 3 reduced fat sausages, 2 scrambled eggs, some beans and mushrooms… And I knew I had a busy day of shopping round Country Baskets for my bouquet stuff for the wedding (Have you ever been? It is AHMAZING!).

Mum managed to spend £60 bless her on fake flowers for my bouquet and all the buttonholes, along with lots of ribbon, oasis (stuff you stick flowers in) and other glitzy bits.

I’m quite nervous now as it isn’t very far away and I still have a lot to pay for. Just wondering where to find the money I suppose haha.

Anyway, in the evening I had a few well-spent hours with my better half listening to some music (managed to sip 4 rum and diet cokes in the process) and had a chicken dinner with all the ‘healthy’ trimmings.


I think it’s safe to say my weekend was pretty much trashed food wise but ah well, onwards and upwards!

Had a good day yesterday, went to gym and hoping to have another good day today, followed by a gym sesh too. 🙂

Keeping my fingers crossed for a maintain but a loss would be great too. I went to the gym 4 times last week and think I pulled a muscle, so am paying for it slightly now. I need to remember not to go too hard and to properly stretch afterwards.

My weigh in is tomorrow (or Today as I’m posting this) for those who don’t know and I still need to get back in target. I need to lose 1.5lb to do that.

Will update you here but be sure to follow me on Instagram or Facebook as I update there first.

Have a wonderful day lovelies and speak soon!

SIMW

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Reminding myself of how far I’ve come

OK, so it’s time for a little self love which I feel is way overdue if I do say so myself.

We all go around shouting body positivity and saying fuck what everyone else thinks. You are you and you are unique, so it doesn’t matter what everyone else thinks…Right?

But how many of you actually believe that? How many of you appreciate what you are both inside and out? I don’t, I’ll be honest, but I’m trying.

I fall foul of this and say I appreciate what I’ve achieved but its been that slow a process for the last 12 months or so, that I seem to have forgotten just how damn hard I have worked over the past 3 years to get where I am now.

So without further delay,here are a few of my old pics and a few new ones mixed in too, just to show both you and myself how far I have come and how much progress I’ve made.

Hopefully this will help you as much as I’m hoping it will me.

I definitely recommend this to anyone who feels complacent with their diet or healthy lifestyle and I do try not to call it a diet because it shouldn’t be. But we restrict ourselves if we have a particularly heavy weekend with the booze or food and we shouldn’t.

The aim should be just to live healthier in general, not 4 days on and 3 days off. It doesn’t work that way.

Anyway I’m moving off topic here but what I’m trying to say is, if you are one of those who feel like they are trying to live healthier but are just going through the motions. Find a collection of photos both before, during and at the shape you are now and really look at them and take in everything you have achieved.

If you’re just starting your journey, then find a photo of you where you felt fantastic and use that as a goal to feel as good as you did in that photo. It doesn’t necessarily mean to lose a certain amount of weight but maybe to get better sleep, or learn to find new hobbies to do in your spare time or just to do more fun things that makes you happy.

Whatever it is, hold onto it and remind yourself how well you’re doing and that yes, you ARE ENOUGH.

Woah got a bit deep there.

Speak Soon lovelies, have a fab day!

SIMW

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SW Update and Dry January

Good Morning lovelies!

How are you doing today? Did you have a good weekend making good choices?

God I sound like a Slimming World consultant!

AAnnywwhhooo, Just a little update on how things are going. I lost 3lb at SW on Wednesday, am still sticking to the Dry January plan (and struggling ever so slightly!)15 days to go, so I’m almost half way there!

Me and my bestie took some pictures of our body shapes at the gym the other day, to try and have a better way of measuring our progress in terms of toning up for the big day in June.

So here are my pics…please be kind and those of you who have followed me since the beginning know how big the transformation has been so far.

Just ignore the face here…not really sure what I was doing!

So this is what I have to work with and my aim is to try and pull in my stomach and waist and try and tone up my arms as best I can before my wedding day.

Here’s hoping you have a wonderful week and keep track of my updates on Instagram as I post my meals on there..

Speak soon lovelies!

SIMW

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For the Last Time

This will be the third, and hopefully the last time I write a post like this. I’ve been a naughty bugger again and haven’t been keeping you up to date.

As my previous post mentioned, I have been away for a while and can’t seem to get into a groove of blogging. Well I’m here to say that ends now.

I am sat with a nice lemon earl grey tea as I write this. 😊


I think the reason I have been absent is that I spend all day at a computer writing now for my job, so it feels like the last thing I want to do when I get home is sit at my laptop. But I know when I write for my blog,it helps get my mind in order and process everything a little easier.
So here’s a short update on things so we can move forward.

I have been driving for a few months now and it has been the best thing I ever did; I have my own little Citroen C4 in black with yellow car seat covers. It’s my bumblebee!

The job is still going fab, back to work tomorrow after the Christmas period spent well and truly off the healthy eating bandwagon. I have been back on it today though, which is a start.

I’m still at Slimming World, but am in two minds as to whether I should stick with it or do my own thing. I’m also still going to the gym and had a crisis of complacency about a month ago as to whether I should quit or not but that soon passed and I think I’ve got my mojo back.It’s the getting there that’s the problem mentally, but I always glad when I’ve been.

Anyway, back to the present. I get married on 10th June this year… YES I KNOW!  I can’t wait but there is so much to pay for and I’m beginning to wonder whether I should have waited an extra year. But the date is set, the venue is booked and I have to find a way to pay for it all now, so yeah, that’s where we’re at!

I AM going to update this blog on a more regular basis, I promise. Even if no one reads this anymore, at least I will feel better knowing I’m updating my Slimming It My Way journey. 🙂

On a side note,these muller light coffee yoghurts are bloody gorgeous! 


Every time I see them in shops,I grab em! I will add a few more posts in the coming days but for now just know that I am back for good this time and am here to get back on the healthy eating bandwagon!
Speak soon lovelies, and Happy New Year!

SIMW

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Tasha land stole me away.

Hi lovelies.How are you all doing?

First let me address the elephant in the room.

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged and for that I am sorry.There is no real excuse other than I’ve just been getting on with it so to speak.

So here’s a quick update on what’s been happening in Tasha land.

I had my first driving test and failed; this knocked my confidence and I didn’t really feel motivated to do anything for a short while.

I left my old job and started a new one.This renewed the power in me and reminded me that I can acheive my dreams if I work hard enough.

I signed up to do a 14 mile charity walk from Sheffield Western park hospital to Barnsley town centre to help a friends mum get to Germany for cancer treatment. That walk is this weekend by the way (wish me luck!)

My best friend started back at the gym with me which gave me a renewed determination to get fitter and healthier.We’re a similar weight now so can both work each other hard. Plus we did a Zumba class with my mum and sis the other day and I am I love!I’ve found an exercise I enjoy!

I took my driving test again and passed! This weekend will be spent looking for a car (after my charity walk) and hopefully I’ll be on the road next week!I’ planning on getting a little yellow fiat punto all being well (my own little yellow banana!)

This is a biggie.I also finally, after 6 long months and slogging away, got my 9 stone loss.I am now in the 12’s,no longer the teens and it feels fantastic.I can do so much more now than I could at 22 stone.It’s weird to think I was ever that size now but I was exactly that only 2 and a half years ago.

If the events over the past month or so have taught me anything,it’s that sometimes when life throws you a curve ball,you have to do all within your power to catch it,then throw it back out with lightning speed and precision.

My boss asked me today at work why I hadn’t blogged for so long and I didn’t really have a reason other than life got in the way ( but more eloquently put obviously!)

I then began to wonder why I hadn’t really blogged and came up short.I enjoy it and get to tell you guys about what’s happening in my life (if there are any of you left out there!)

I love rambling on about what I’ve been eating or exercises I’ve tried and just generally having my own little piece of the Internet.

So I guess what I’m trying to say is,I missed you guys! I am more active on social media than here but sometimes it’s just good to have a good rant and get it all out there for all to see;raw and honest.

That’s all I’ll ever be with you lovely lot. I won’t lie if I’m having a crap week and will tell you if I’ve had a takeaway because it’s all about sharing stories and supporting each other.

No one can hand on their heart say that they perform at 100% for 100% of the time.We’re only human and that’s ok!

Right now my mini de-stress is over,I’m off to bed to get some much needed beauty sleep!

Love you guys and thanks for sticking with me! I’m back baby! (As Bender in Futurama says!)

  
SIMW

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Life got in the way but I’m back!

Good Afternoon Lovelies!

Firstly, MASSIVE APOLOGIES for it being a while since I last posted. Things got really busy and my mind was elsewhere so blogging wasn’t really in the forefront of my mind.

I have sort of kept on the weight loss/healthy eating bandwagon but only just.

A few things have happened since we last spoke, so here’s a quick run down for you so we can get back to it sharpish!

  • I failed my driving test-I got just 2 faults but cocked it all up on my bay parking because another student pulled into the space at the side of me just as I was about to reverse. I was going to hit them, so the examiner had to tell me to straighten up quick.
  • Lee’s daughter came to stay for Easter- This meant that I threw all healthy eating out of the window as we ate out/had takeaway often (my decision)
  • My exercise regime went out of the window- Because I was preparing for my driving test, my focus shifted to that and my heart wasn’t in exercising at all
  • I handed my notice in at work as I have got a new job-This one is a biggie because it has meant having to sort a lot of stuff out at work ready for me leaving

All these things have made it very hard to post and update you all on here but I have kept up on Instagram and Twitter if any of you want the most up to date info on my life. I promise I will try and be more active on here.I am @Slimmingitmyway on Twitter and Tasha_SlimmingItMyWay on Instagram if you want to find me there!

RIGHT,Onwards and upwards!

My current weight is 13stone 9lb’s down 1lb from last Wednesday but my Slimming World weigh in is this Wednesday coming. I shall update you with the results but I am back to trying to eat healthy and grabbing the good stuff to snack on. Last night I made a few new things that I haven’t made before in a bid to try and get excited about food again.I will post a few pics when I get home but I’m going to try and make one new thing every month and post it here to try and keep you guys interested and also to build myself up a little recipe bank. I do like to come back to recipes on here and re-make them again as my own writing sticks in my head as opposed to reading a recipe off another website (I know that sounds strange but it’s true!).

Back to the gym again tonight to sweat off some of those Easter Eggs and fruity cider that have made their way into my mouth over the past few weeks. I’m not giving up as I have worked too hard for this and still want to see that 12 stone on the scales. My arms also feel more toned now and my legs feel stronger than they ever have before, so I know I’m building muscle, which is fab.

Have any of you guys fell off the bandwagon a bit lately. Is life getting in the way? Believe me when I say I completely understand. Sometimes I don’t want to stand in the kitchen for an hour and a half every night to make tea; I just want to sit down with something that’s been made for me so I have time to chill. I suppose nothing worth having is easy though right?

Anyway lovelies I hope you are glad to have me back and I promise I will update my goings on more often, even if there are no major changes to speak of!

Right, I’m off to exercise my Easter egg bum off! Speak soon xx

SIMW

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