Weigh in showed I’d stayed the same! Pissed off doesn’t even come close to how I felt last night.

How can you exercise every single day (Zumba x3, walking, running with C25k & Aqua splash) earning well over 40 activity points and still not lose an ounce?  Yes I did have half a curry Friday night (shared with my Sister) but I had over half of my dailies left plus activity points and even taking my weeklies into consideration I didn’t use them all! Apologies to anyone who encountered my strop last night but after all that I (stupidly) thought I might actually see some sort of difference on the scales. My body obviously has other ideas.

After having a good whinge with my leader and friends last night I’m wondering if I’m putting too much pressure on myself to see a difference on the scales. I’ve done a load more exercise which if I’m honest I really do enjoy. I’m loving my new Zumba class, I’m actually enjoying the challenge of the C25k program and I’m seeing subtle differences in the shape of my body. My legs are looking slimmer and my tummy is looking less podgy!

I’m annoyed that there are certain people out there that are trying to compete with me and frankly, I’m not up for the competition. Excuse me for one moment but let me just get this off my chest!

“Just because I haven’t lost this week doesn’t mean I have been sitting on my bum all week doing diddly squat. I don’t care that you have reached the next certificate goal before me, if there was a competition in fitness, I’d beat you hands down. I might be heavier than you but I’m certainly a lot fitter!”  Rant over..

I’m also worried that when I go to my next hospital appointment the Doctor is going to say I’ve not tried hard enough to lose more weight (I’ve only lost 11lb in 6 months which is quite frankly, rubbish!) and I’ll crumble again. I don’t want to be a crying wimp in there again. This weight loss and fertility lark is seriously bad for your mental health!

 I’m not a quitter so definitely won’t give up, I’ve come too far and have too many people looking at me to stop this fight. I want to do well and I want to win.

So the new WW week is upon me, I have 6 and a half days until I face the scales again and 6 days to make a difference. This week I’ll continue with my Zumba (just one class as Bank Holiday closure) and use the Wii, I’ve got week 2 of C25k to start and complete and the dog needs walking each night. I’m not going to touch my weeklies but eat my activity points instead if I need them. I might save them up for my Chicken Chow Mein on Saturday (it’s my nephews 4th birthday so we’re having take out in celebration) and a slice of birthday cake!

Thank you to all the lovelies on Twitter who have offered me advice, motivation and encouragement. I really do appreciate it and it really does help. {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. 02/05/2012 / 10:57 am

    Oh honey I know how that feels, I’ve been there so many times. But there can be lots of reasons why the scales don’t reflect what effort you’ve made – time of the month, what you ate the day before, your digestive system, you might have added some muscle… you’ve done so well so far, and your exercise regime puts most people to shame, so you are doing all the right things. My GP said that as much as he agrees with the Weight Watchers ethos, a nutritionist would only weigh you once a month. I bet in a month’s time you’ll have seen a big difference. And if not, I’ll buy you the biggest bar of chocolate to console you, promise. xx

  2. 02/05/2012 / 1:37 pm

    If I had to guess I would say you didn’t eat enough for all the exercise you do. When I exercise 3-5 times a week I eat all my dailies, all my weeklies and sometimes even my activity points. If you earnt 40 propoints over the week and didn’t use all your weekly points then really your body was only living off your daily points and sometimes even less than that because of not eating all your weekly points. Your body is probably storing the food, and storing the water its getting and that’s probably what caused your stay the same. At end of day what counts is how healthy you feel from it all.


  3. Linz M
    03/05/2012 / 5:50 am

    Oh Emma, I know how frustrating this is but you know already how far you’ve come. I have to agree that getting weighed weekly puts enormous pressure on us and any thing other than a loss is so disheartening. You are doing amazing things for your health and that is far more important than the number on the scales.

    Just keep going. Even if the scales don’t reflect your efforts, how you feel and your knowledge that you’re a far fitter person than you were tells you it’s going in the right direction x

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