That feeling when you step on the scales after a brilliant week on plan. You’ve made wise choices, rejected carbs and eaten alternatives, stayed away from cake and only eaten the calories within your syns allowance. The scales say you’ve maintained this week. Gutted!

This is the first week in 24 consecutive weeks that I haven’t lost any weight. I’ve not really done anything different. I’ve instagrammed my meals (making me accountable for what I’m eating) and drank lots of water. I really can’t see why I’ve not lost this week, it’s not my ‘time of the month’ although my skin has broken out in spots so I’m guessing it’s my hormones playing tricks on me.

I’m disappointed that I’ve not lost and see it as another week that I’m heavier and another week away from achieving my goals. I spoke to hubby about it and he’s rightly reminded me there’s no time limit, no deadline to lose the weight and of course, he’s right (but sshhhh, don’t tell him!) Hand on heart, I think I’m disappointed as I’m afraid I’ll do the same things this week, follow the plan and not lose again. I’m afraid of failing and losing my weightloss mojo. I’ve been there before so of course it could happen again but I really don’t want to go there.

Back to basics this week. I’ll be following the Extra Easy plan with plenty of fruit and vegetables, I’ll be limiting my syns and writing everything down on a SW SAS daily log to see if there’s something in my diet that’s hindering my weightloss.  Back on it tomorrow, the weight won’t lose itself. Seven days to choice wisely, drink plenty and move more. Goodness knows how and when I’m going to get exercise in to my weekly schedule but I’m going to try! PMA all the way and next week, that weightloss is mine!

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  • Reply Farmers wife and mummy 21/01/2015 at 7:47 am

    Oh emma you’ve done so well. I usually ateau and give up by week 3!! If you carry on this week, mark my words, it will be a mahoosive loss next week.
    Keep it up and don’t lose heart. Xx

  • Reply Lucy Bishop 21/01/2015 at 8:30 am

    Oh poppet! Weeks like this are so hard. But don’t let it disappoint you, just let it spur you on for next weeks weigh in, you may find you get a big loss next week. In my experience over the past 17 months of weight loss I have found that on the odd weeks like this week where I stayed the same despite working hard, I usually lost 4-5lbs the following week. It is most likely water retention, or muscle mass if you’ve been moving more? You are doing incredibly well and the weight loss you’ve achieved so far is really noticeable in your recent photos!! :-) Roll on the summer when we’ll both be feeling fab & looking slimmer for all that gorgeous summer fashion! :-) love ya chick xxxx

    • Reply Emma Shilton 21/01/2015 at 10:40 pm

      Thank you Luce, I’m too hard on myself but I want to be slimmer so badly. I’ll get there xx

  • Reply Linz M 21/01/2015 at 12:48 pm

    I know it’s disheartening but don’t be so hard on yourself, you have done so amazingly well. I’m about 4 weeks ahead of you on SW and I’ve not lost nearly as much as you… A maintain is such much better than a gain and I’m pretty sure you’ll be rewarded next week xx

    • Reply Emma Shilton 21/01/2015 at 10:36 pm

      Thank you Linz, I appreciate your comment xx

  • Reply Mummybexm 21/01/2015 at 3:48 pm

    Aw this is a nice post to read in some ways because it shows you really care about your weight loss and that you’re really determined! I’m sure it was just a one off, and you’ll lose again this week.
    Great to read your post as I am on week 2 of my #drop30 challenge! Important to stay at it :)

    • Reply Emma Shilton 21/01/2015 at 10:36 pm

      Thank you, yes I’m so determined I was really gutted last night.. Good luck on your weightloss journey x

  • Reply Lauren (@laurenbigeejit) 21/01/2015 at 9:09 pm

    As you’ve said yourself this is the first time this has happened – I understand your disappointment but will echo what I’m sure loads of people have said in that you are AMAZING and doing so well. Look at all you’ve achieved so far! Proud of you as always xxx

    • Reply Emma Shilton 21/01/2015 at 10:35 pm

      Thank you lovely, as always you are the voice of reason xx

  • Reply Donna 21/01/2015 at 10:05 pm

    Keep going lovely! A minor blip. I find that at the time of the month, the week leading up to it I am slightly heavier nd never lose weight that week but it comes off the following week. I’m rooting for your weigh in next week! x

    • Reply Emma Shilton 21/01/2015 at 10:28 pm

      Thanks for your support Donna, I’m up for a stonking week so hope the scales are ready next week! ;) x

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