30 before I’m 30 – Week 3 Weigh In

I weigh every Tuesday evening and will be posting an update on my blog each week before the weekend is upon us. My story behind it is here

If I’m to be completely honest, it’s been a bit of a low week

I am an emotional eater and after a rough start to Friday (thank you to my car for not unlocking!) and the day itself so I came home and comfort ate and it continued through to Saturday night. To add to this, my leg has somehow become injured and running has been on hold because I haven’t been able to walk without pain, let alone run

All that aside, I ate well Wednesday through to Friday day and Sunday through to Tuesday

I probably shouldn’t have weighed on Tuesday this week as I really wasn’t very well and my stomach expanded throughout the day. I kid you not by early afternoon I looked 7-8 months pregnant and I even had to unbutton my trousers (normal service has resumed and my trousers are back to feeling a bit baggy). I have no idea what went on but I’d be glad to not experience that again!

With 8 more weigh ins before my 30th it’s starting to scare me how close it is! Game on!

This week’s information:

Loss this week: +0.5lbs

Overall loss to date: 5.5lbs

Highs of the previous week: Having a rough Friday night and Saturday (food wise) and getting straight back on it for Sunday and the week ahead. Seeing one of my best and oldest friends on Saturday for the first time in a few months was a perk, it’s amazing how you can go without seeing someone for ages and pick up just where you left off. We had some girly time and a stop in Costa and J was amazingly well behaved

Lows of the previous week: Attending some work related training on Wednesday on the use of a set of health check scales and the figures not being very positive. In fact it really upset me

The scales were a RAG system (Red = bad, Amber = could do better, Green = good). My stats are below

– Female body fat 39.9% (anything over 39% is red)
– Female total body water 42.9% (anything under 45% is red)
– Visceral (fat around the organs) fat rating 7 (this was green, anything over 13 was amber and over 18 was red)
– BMI 30.9 (anything over 30 is obese and red)
– Blood pressure systolic 130 (this was green, anything over 140 is amber and 160 red)
– Blood pressure diastolic 80 (this was green, anything over 90 is amber and 100 red)
– My metabolic age is 44 (my current age as you know is 29)

So what does this mean? My blood pressure is normal which is good news, and my organs aren’t covered by fat, which is also good

The negative? Well, I am obese in medical terms, I never thought or saw myself as obese, only a little chubby with a spare tyre around the middle, so this really knocked me for six

The level of fat and water which makes up my body percentage really upset me. Whilst I don’t have fat around my organs it means its spread all over my body. The water aspect means I need to drink more, in effect my body is dehydrated and to top it off, the metabolic age really upset me. In effect my body is 15 years older than it currently is

Whilst this was disappointing, all in all it’s made me realise that I’m not only losing weight and getting fit for J or my birthday, I’m doing it to look after my body and health and ensuring I live a long and healthy life. I’ll be using the scales again in a month when we run sessions on them and my aim is for the body fat, body water and BMI to be in the amber (green would be amazing but far too adventurous I feel!)

Food news: I am going to try a homity pie over the next week. It’s a slimming world meal made up of low fat cheese and potatoes, perfect for a comfort meal. I think I’ll be adding rashers of bacon in as well

Challenges for the week ahead: The bank holiday weekend is always difficult as you leave your routine. I will take healthy snacks and picnics wherever possible

Here’s to another week (completely on track with a loss!) ahead

I saw this on the Facebook page for the Slimming World group so have no idea of the origin, however i thought this was quite appropriate and may inspire others too
I saw this on the Facebook page for the Slimming World group so have no idea of the origin, however i thought this was quite appropriate and may inspire others too
My breakfast and lunch for Monday prepared Sunday night, determined to get back on track
My breakfast and lunch for Monday prepared Sunday night, determined to get back on track
Fitness 4 Mamas

One thought on “30 before I’m 30 – Week 3 Weigh In

  1. You’re doing a great job so far! I’m a beachbody coach and I’m starting an accountability group on facebook on Monday (5/4). It’s completely free and you do not have to be using beachbody products to join. Let me know if you’d be interested- lots of motivation and positivity!

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