Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Half a Stone

Well my ladies I thought I'd do a quick post about the fact I have officially lost a total of 7lbs or as we measure it here in the UK half a stone!  This is from middle of May although I didn't start the blog until end of May.  I know I'm not back down to 109lbs but I think I need to encourage myself in some way especially as I was able to achieve a 0.2lb loss form last week after a horrible binging weekend. 

I am now religiously using My Fitness Pal as a way to count everything that goes into my mouth and the amount of exercise I do.  Due to my natural laziness gene I find it really useful in that it has a lot more foodstuffs on its database and it will work out fractions for you so you don't have to work out a quarter of 334cals (for example).  It recommends 1,200cals a day minimum but that's because it has to and I love the way I can track my protein, fat, carb, fibre and sodium intake.  At the end of the day when you finalise everything it roughly tells you how much you would weigh in 5 weeks if everyday was like that one.  I also am a lot more careful as when I was hand-writing calories I tended to miscalculate or not include small things like fruit, etc. But with this I can visibly see the mountain of food I am actually eating. 

I am giving blood next week so I started taking my iron supplements over the weekend, it has resulted in my use of Benefibre from yesterday but with no real result.  I hate taking iron supplements but it seems to be the only way to get my HB level up to 12.5 which is the minimum for giving blood - even though the normal range for women is between 11.4-15(point something).  I'm usually around 11.8 naturally so hopefully my spinach-scoffing and iron tablet-taking will be enough.  So I just have to suffer a week of constipation.  I am actually considering colonic irrigation (it's been on Groupon) just to see how much I lose, I bet it would be about 2lbs!  However I think I'm probably too much of a prude and wouldn't let anyone near my bum.  lol.

Anyway enough about rotten guts!  I'm off to enjoy/endure the 30degree cloudy weather today in London...mainly by going to the gym and then to work, hopefully the predicted monsoon weather will wait until tomorrow.  Britain can't deal with heat, we have about 3 days of mid-late twenties heat and then it chucks it down and cools right back down to below 20 degrees! Meh, I'm looking forward to September and a free holiday to Malta to see my parents :)  (although the rains usually start in Malta in September...but at least it will be guaranteed warm weather everyday). 
Love to you all


  1. Half a stone is a great loss! And giving blood is supposed to burn a lot of calories... I've never been allowed, though.

    I know what you mean about the heat. It's unbearable in the city. But hang in there, fall is coming soon! xx

  2. Oh, and don't worry: the chain smoking will not continue! Since my only income comes from singing, I just can't justify it. And, you know, I'd like to avoid long-term lung issues. But thanks! xx

  3. (Sorry if you get this twice, blogger is sucking.)

    Congrats on your loss!! I use My Fitness Pal too, you can change the 1,200 cals in the "edit profile" menu where you record your stats. Good luck giving blood!

  4. Congrats on your loss, Babe! Well done!

    I must say, I'm starting to get fed up with the winter weather. I'm suffocating in all the extra clothes! Good news is Spring is rumoured to be starting early in our corner of the globe! Yay, baby birdies! (Nutter!)

    Hope you have a great rest of the week. <3. XXX.

  5. Congratulations! I also use My Fitness Pal- it is awesome.

  6. I am abranum737 on my fitness pal, you should add me!

  7. congratulations sweetie!! xxx

  8. just wanted to mention that there is not sooo much iron in spinach...^^
    Try almonds or raspberries as a snack(:
    and brokkoli, peas, carrots are all low-cal but contain iron too.
    Most important are soybeans (: