I’ve got to confess I’m struggling today. Wednesday was a bit of a disaster on the food front and whilst I’ve been back on track yesterday and today, I just want crap. I want chocolate, I want crisps, I want chicken kebab, I want sweets! Someone help me?

I know why I want all the above…I weighed myself last night (STUPID!) and it wasn’t nice. Looks like 3lb gain since Tuesday! Part of me is saying ‘well you’ve gained already so why not?’ but then the other part of me is saying ‘ignore it, it’s a blip, you can get over this!’ so I’m trying to pull it back but I’m battling with this over whelming urge to binge. I’m not going to do it, I can’t! I’ll be so disappointed with myself if I do so I’m trying to keep busy.

Another reason why I think I’m struggling is because I’ve not been myself this week. Was off work on Monday with a crampy stomach and have been fending off a cold I caught from my very generous nephew. I’ve had a couple of moments when my body has felt a bit ‘not there’, like out of body experience type episodes which scares me a little as it reminds me of my seizure attack that I had back a few years ago. I’m hoping i’m starting to feel better so hopefully should be back to normal over the weekend.

If you’ve got any words of wisdom for me to stay on track and to keep me out of the kitchen, please yell them at me! {sig}

Emma Shilton

Emma Shilton, is a UK Family Lifestyle blogger from the West Midlands, UK, Emma is Mummy to two boys; Olly, (born February 2013) who loves Lego, cars and old cartoons and Freddie, (born January 2018) who loves noisy toys and making a mess. The blog follows their adventures as they capture everyday life, family travels and adventures.

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  1. Chanel
    23/03/2012 / 8:54 pm

    I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and I just wanted to tell you what an inspiration you are and you have lost a lot of weight, no one else but you, believe in yourself, you can do it, remember the reason why you want to achieve your goal. It doesn’t matter that you’ve had a hard week, all that matters now is that you start again. Even if you do gain 3lbs you’ve still lost over 60lbs. Remember no one will ever be perfect, draw that line and start again, I’m on weight watchers also and throughout my journey I’ve had my ups and downs, Hang in there :0)

    Stay strong from a fellow weight watcher.

  2. 23/03/2012 / 10:08 pm

    Oh Emma, weighing yourself mid-week mid-“blip” is something I would do and I am sure many others as well. A little masochistic part of us almost wants to torture ourselves! Here’s a story to make you laugh – in the middle of my weight loss I did a Rosemary Conley DVD and worked up a right sweat. It was then, in my infinite wisdom, that I decided it would be a good idea to try on a dress I was trying to slim into. A silk dress, 2 sizes too small. Needless to say my sweaty body got STUCK in said dress and couldn’t get the bloody thing off…..!!!!!!

    I can only repeat what I have said before and encourage you to be proud of your efforts so far and know that if you can get this far you can DEFINITELY keep going. Without wanting to sound science-y, all those things you are craving are packed full of additives that make you want more. It’s probably because of the stuff you ate on Wednesday. If I have a packet of crisps I want another 3! Try not to look back on what you have eaten or done, always look forward to what you can do about it. I guess you just have to be strong, but I know it’s hard! Maybe go for a walk or do some crafting when you feel the urge to eat?

    Sending you loads of positive supportive vibes! Keep going xxxxxxx

  3. 23/03/2012 / 10:28 pm

    Don’t give up.
    Get back on that wagon
    You can and WILL do this

  4. Linz M
    24/03/2012 / 9:51 am

    All I can say is keep taking it one step at a time. You know you can do it and we all have blips along the way. You’ve been so focused for so long, it’s not surprising that you’re feeling a bit out of sorts.

    You’ve done brilliantly so far and totally inspired me to get back to WW. Just keep trying, the rewards will come.

    Big hugs xx

  5. 24/03/2012 / 1:07 pm

    My words of wisdom are….well, how can I give any when already you are such an inspiration and have done so well. So you’re having a bad week – so what? You WILL get back on the wagon and you WILL get past this. Chin up!!


  6. 24/03/2012 / 2:46 pm

    I am also a lurker and I@m also struggling, but for the past 2 years! Hopefully you will feel better today and less susceptible to falling into a vat of haribo. I can’t give any advice as I’m not even following my own, but hand on in there, you are an inspiration!

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