Losing 4 stone..

After being awarded our SW group’s Greatest Loser  award last week, I was determined that as soon as I recovered from having tonsillitis I would get straight back onto plan in a bid to hit my 4 stone loss. Now I don’t know if having tonsillitis was the catalyst for losing the 3lb I needed to reach my mini goal but hey, I’m a silver lining girl, every cloud and all that!

I tried to stay on plan as much as I could with the food I did eat; I had Heinz Chicken Soup at 10 syns per can and also a couple of scoops of ice cream at 7 syns per 100g and tried to drink as much water and squash as I could manage. It’s so easy to fall off plan when you’re poorly but I was conscious about what I was eating and that did help me stay remotely on plan. My lovely Mom made me a couple of hot lemon and honey drinks which I didn’t syn but they did really help my poorly throat.

From Friday onwards I was starting to feel better and I felt so hungry. This has been a common theme over the weekend and I was struggling to stay on plan on Sunday. I reached for a couple of Lindt bunnies (the little ones) knowing full well I had gone over my syns for the day and I felt guilty. I feel bad if I ‘cheat’ as I’m cheating myself out of a weightloss. Having said that, I did reach for a couple or three dark chocolate digestives from my husbands bedside table (he’s so naughty!) when Little Mr refused to go to sleep on Monday evening and I had a word with myself afterwards. I haven’t come all this way and lost quite a bit of weight to start unravelling it now!


Tuesday morning I had a NSV (non-scale victory) as the coat I bought myself in the a smaller size in the January sales actually did up. I was immensely happy about this as it’s only when I try on clothes after not wearing them for a while that I notice a difference in how they fit me.

I’ve had to order a new pair of work trousers and a new pair of jeans as looking back at a photograph of me from last week, they are looking really baggy and don’t really do anything for me. I don’t want to wear tight clothes but I don’t want to wear things that are too baggy either. I’d like to show off what I have lost as it’s only recently that I can tell the difference in my body shape.

At weigh in last night I was pleased to see a 3lb weight loss taking my total in 31 weeks to 56lb or 4 whole stone! I also got Slimmer of the Week so I was delighted to take home another shiny sticker, a certificate and a basket full of fruit!



I feel a bit of a fraud being applauded for weightloss as I was ashamedly huge to begin with (although as I have said before, it’s not easier to lose weight just because you’re fat!) I had really let myself go last year and I’m gutted that my weight crept up and up. I’m a big believer in emotions playing a big part in how you manage your diet and looking back I don’t think I was very happy with myself or some certain situations that I was in. I feel a whole lot better in myself these days and I’m (mostly) trying to not let my emotions affect what I eat.

Looking forward I want to lose another couple of stone by the Summer as I’m very keen to get my weight down to the weight I was when we conceived Little Mr. I don’t know if I’m setting myself up to fail by pinning all my hopes on that particular weight as a conception weight but a girl’s got to try! Who knows, I’d like to be at least another 3 stone lighter by Christmas 2015 and keep it off. I have a lot more weight to lose and I guess that’s why I’m so determined to get it off. I’m not happy with my clothes size or my that of my bottom so being on plan is the only way forward.

I’m trying a couple of SP days this week to try and get my head back on being on plan 100%. No carbs, no mullerlight yoghurts or bananas. Only speed and protein foods. I’m trying an SP day today so fingers crossed I can get through the day on plan with no sneaking pieces of Little Mr’s crusts into my mouth at tea time! Head over to my instagram page to see all the latest meals and also other SW members ideas on how to stay focused on an SP day.

Here’s to losing the next 7lb!

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. 11/03/2015 / 11:12 pm

    You are doing amazingly Emma! You have such conviction with this, it’s inspiring to see. Go Emma, Go! x

  2. 14/03/2015 / 7:05 am

    Well done Emma. You are looking great for losing it.

    • 14/03/2015 / 2:28 pm

      Thank you Erica, lovely to see you on Friday x

  3. 17/03/2015 / 7:17 pm

    You’re doing SO well. I’ve not tried any SP days yet – I’m saving them for when I start to get a bit more stuck and need a kickstart. I love the idea of a NSV :D x

  4. Jacqueline Mclean
    06/03/2016 / 7:43 pm

    Was looking for some motivation & SW recipes, found both here. Thanks

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