September 03, 2015

Keeping Motivated: September Weightloss

I can't believe it is September already. Where did august go? Where did summer go!? Weight loss wise, I had the most successful month I've had in a while with a really good loss.

Firstly a reminder of the goals I set in last months update, which were;

Lose 0.5lbs per week

Over August I actually lost a whopping 20.5 pounds! I feel so much better and really notice a difference now. I still have days where I feel exactly the same as when I started, so pictures act as a great reminder of how far I've come.

Eat salad, keep active, relax

I can honestly say this last month I have felt happier and more relaxed than I have in donkeys years. As I mentioned in my New You trial (that took up half of August) it made me feel really energetic and happy. I've tried to be a little more active, walking our dog Peg and taking the kids out more. I've got back on salads. I rarely actually fancy them, but once I start tucking in they are all good. 

My main motivation has been my Instagram account and the people on there that I follow/that follow me. If you're not on there, you really should be! Such a good community. 

So I'm leaving August over 20lbs lighter, happier  in my own skin and feeling healthier with  much improved breathing and increased energy - amazing! 

For September, my goals will be simple and straight forward;

I want to lose an average of 1lb a week until Christmas which will get me near the 12 stone bracket, that I have not seen for over ten years, so a pound a week off this month. I also want to eat fewer carbs. This is not in some vain attempt to lose more weight but more that I feel awful after lots of carbs; bloated, sick, upset tummy. I'm hoping fewer carbs will keep up the good feeling that I have retained coming off the New You plan.

Wish me luck, though I hope I won't need it! Feeling motivated and happy and just a little lighter . 

Total weight loss since August 2014 - 4 stone 5 pounds (61 lbs). Slow and steady!

Thanks for reading,



  1. Oh my gosh, amazing, you look incredible stunning lady, wheat makes me so bloated too, determined to eat slower releasing, healthier carbs after too much wholewheat pasta. Well done, you're an inspiration x

    1. Thank you so much! That really means a lot as you are such an inspiring blogger and woman for me - I really appreciate that xx