Hi everyone You know, when COVID was spreading at an alarmingly quick speed in the UK earlier this year, it provided me with the biggest external incentive to keep going with my recently-started weight loss journey. Stats were coming out about the greater chance of hospital admissions, etc. when being overweight or obese and, yes, … Continue reading Week 21 weigh-in: the incentive of COVID →
Hey folks Mmm, so you may see that my BMI is in the obese range and then be puzzling about why I’m talking about anorexic behaviour. After all, I’m not underweight. However, I’ve posted before that about 9 years ago, I became trapped in the anorexic behaviour where my daily intake was capped at a … Continue reading Trying to avoid the anorexic thinking… →
Hey guys This morning, every bone and muscle in my feet reminded me that I’d pushed my comfort zone yesterday, reaching more than 40, 000 steps and over 28 km but that pain was good! The pain has since subsided but I’m left with the excitement that I’m really prepping myself for the London marathon … Continue reading Week 20 weigh-in: I walked 40K steps yesterday! →
Hey folks Now, if you’ve followed my blog for a while, you’ll notice that I rarely call what I’m doing a ‘diet’. For me, it’s a lifestyle change as I tend to think that a diet has short-term connotations but it’s just semantics. For years, I sensed that I was bigger than I should be. … Continue reading 5 top tips to get into the dieting mindset →
Hey folks Let’s get straight into this week’s report card! What’s Erika done well this week?! I lost 1 lb….more about that in a moment. My body fat is now under 50% I walked 10km on Saturday with just 4 weeks left until I’m doing the virtual London Marathon of 26.2 miles (i.e. just … Continue reading Week 19 weigh-in: How often do the pounds drop? →
Hey folks Well, I’m going to answer this question straightaway with a huge resounding “No”!!! You see, I’m discovering that there’s an international community of thousands of people working towards challenges through walking, running, jogging, swimming, cycling and much more, and I’d love to tell you about this. How did you discover medals, Erika? Back … Continue reading Are you ever too old to get medals for walking?! →
Hey everyone Oh, I’m so happy! I’m hitting lots of targets and my body’s feeling incredibly different…but I’ve also signed up for something almost inconceivable a few months ago…more about that shortly! Like last week’s blog, here’s my report card: What’s Erika done well this week?! I lost 5 lbs! My BMI is now under … Continue reading Week 18 weigh-in: I’ve the biggest news ever! →
I wonder if you can relate to any of the following: turning to the snack cupboard when feeling upset eating to deal with stress eating because you’re feeling bored Emotional eating relates to when food is eaten to manage emotions and if you can relate to this, you’re truly not alone. When I was bulimic … Continue reading Overcoming emotional eating →
Hey everyone Do you know? It almost likes a huge relief to get under 250 lbs as I’m now nearer to 200 than 300 (having started this journey at 329). I thought I’d do myself a report card for this week: What’s Erika done well this week?! I lost 3 lbs! According to the MY … Continue reading Week 17 weigh-in: I’m under 250 lbs! →
Hey Sorry that this post comes a little bit later in the week than normal. A bit of a trying week here to be honest and I could have so easily fallen off the wagon with my new lifestyle but no! I’m stronger than that and I’m going to talk in the next couple of … Continue reading What to wear when losing weight? →
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