Adele’s weight loss – inspirational!

Hey

When I read a news article today about Adele thanking key workers here in the UK, I had to look twice! Her 7 stone weight loss makes her look unrecognisable and I had to read it twice to make sure that I was thinking of the same singer! But, as somebody with a LOT of weight to lose, looking at people’s before and after photos really inspires me to see how things could be if I stick to this new lifestyle of being kind to myself, sticking to 3 meals a day and some exercises right here in my living room. I’m unlikely to be someone who’s going to be eating 5 portions of fruit and veg. I’m really not very adventurous when it comes to trying new food but if I at least aim for 2 portions a day, that’s a massive improvement from before. And this is how I’m approaching this journey. Small, realistic changes that I can sustain going forward.

Whilst Monday morning is my weekly day to weigh in, I’m measuring myself every 6 weeks (bust, waist, belly, hips and calf) and tomorrow is my next measuring day. But it’s a bit nerve-wracking. What if I haven’t lose any inches? What if the feeling of my body getting a tiny bit smaller is completely in my head? Aagghh!! It’s the same before jumping on the scales and desperately hoping that the numbers have shifted. Even, if it’s a 1/4 of an inch lost anywhere compared to 6 weeks ago, at least it’s heading in the right direction!

In my next post, I’ll share with you what’s lead my new positive approach to me looking after me…. finally!

If you’re on a weight loss journey, do you take measurements? I’d love to know if you do and whether you find it helpful. Feel free to celebrate your successes here!

Love Erika xx

5 thoughts on “Adele’s weight loss – inspirational!

  1. I don’t worship celebrities, and I personally couldn’t care less about Adele (as either a singer or a celebrity). But I was baffled and appalled at the treatment she got in the press over her weight loss success.

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      1. People have been conditioned to hate success. I think it’s as simple as that.

        Building discipline and taking responsibility for yourself… these are no longer valued as human traits. It’s hard, and modern society doesn’t think it needs to do anything hard.

        But I’m treading sort of close to politics, so I’ll stop there. 😀

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  2. Well, I must say, first of all, that your story could be mine. I haven’t read very far yet, but I am beginning AGAIN January 1st, and it will be the last time. Either I succeed in losing m,y 150 lbs or I will fail, as has been the case for so many years. But I am done. Too much pain, physical and emotional. I am trying to plan super well for success. And trust that I will exit 2021 much lighter. I will keep on reading your blog now, as I am super curious as to what exactly you are doing??

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    1. Hey Debi. I’m so glad you’ve come across my blog as hopefully, with the same weight loss target, there’ll be things I’ve written that you’ll connect with.

      150 lbs sounds like a huge, almost insurmountable, target doesn’t it but basically: I’m looking at just the next tiny goal to prevent being too overwhelmed. I eat between midday and 8pm only as this has instantly cut out evening snacking – probably the most helpful thing I’ve done. I’ve cut out chocolate and cookies but, apart from that, not much else. Portion control has been huge but I know I’d only crave food too much if I restricted the range of foods I eat. And I exercise too – all home based or walking around here. I use the MY Weight app to log my loss (I do love a graph!).

      But you’ll see there are posts when I reflect on why I’m on this journey and it keeps me focused. There are times it’s not easy but I’m always very open in what I share.

      I’m taking off next week from blogging but I’ll be back in the new year with my weekly weigh-in on Mondays and an extra post or two, usually on Thursdays or Fridays xx

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