Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Wave Hello & Say Goodbye

Whaddya know, it's Twenty Twelve!

The tail end of last year was a whirlwind as TB and I has just moved in together and then it was time for a whole bunch of festive shenanigans.

Moving into our flat (which is semi-furnished) has been a proper project for us as we had to spring into action and buy some essential items, namely a couch. As much as I'd love something which is a bit more unique we ended up with a DFS number, which should be with us in about a week.

However, the mainstream seating has been balanced out with the quirky dining. We got some money from TB's folks for Christmas which we decided to spend on a table and chairs. I had a quick peek on gumtree and saw the perfect set... three days later it was ours!

Here are just few pics which sum up what's been going on with me.

  • The view from my new flat on a snowy day
  • Our Christmas Tree which was a little chubbier that we realised in the shop
  • The new dining table and chairs in situ
  • My food diary and exercise log - hello again!
  • Sushi making on New Year's Eve
  • The presents under our tree
  • My fluffy boy en route to his new home - highly unimpressed
  • One of my top crimbo presents. Hello marmalade season!

But what of the size of my backside? Well... 2011 ended pretty well for me.  The last few weeks were up and down and I lost all interest in exercising but the weigh ins continued non the less and look a little bit like this...

November 30th 12 stone 8.75 1
December 7th 12 stone 7.5 1.25
December 14th 12 stone 9.5 plus 2 
December 24th 12 stone 8.75 0.75  

So I ended the year at 12 stone 8.75lbs - just half a pound off the two stone mark. I was pretty chuffed with that, especially as the last couple of weeks saw me slacking off with the healthy eating more than I should have.

For the past 11 days I've been having a whale of a time eating and drinking pretty much anything I wanted. Lovely. That's what you do over Christmas isn't it? Well, it's what I do. And I do it pretty well! Heehee.

Today I got back on the scales and I was greeted into the New Year by my cheeky little scales with a 6.25lb gain. I'm not surprised and to be honest it could have been a lot worse. So it's back into the old routine. Hello lots of protein and working out like a mofo.

No exercise today  - this living with someone malarkey seems to eat away at your time like mad. But tomorrow I shall be biting the bullet and getting down the gym which I fully expect will be heaving. Ugh.

It's a new year and so time for some new stats too I reckon.

2005 Starting Weight: 216 pounds
2011 Starting Weight: 204.25 pounds
2012 Starting Weight: 183 pounds

Weight Loss This Week: 0 pounds
Total 2012 Weight Loss: 0 pounds


  1. Congrats on moving in together and keeping the weight under control over christmas!


  2. Hmm, your Christmas tree sounds like me!

    That sushi looks very professional...



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