Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Don't let your mind hold your body back!

Welcome to Weigh in Wednesday.

I hope you all are having a good day so far!

Today I am linking up with

Start Weight - 188 lb
Last Week's Weight - 166 lb
Today's Weight - 165 lb
Total Lost to Date - 23 lb
Finally, a shift downwards. I've been going up & down the same few pounds for ages and by changing things up a little, I hope I have started the ball rolling again.
This is the motivation I need to step it up a notch. We all know it's much easier to stay focused when you're seeing results, I feel like it is worth all the effort I am putting in.
Excuses are easy to make and I spend a lot of time justifying why I can't do something when I really should be telling myself I can.
For example "you can't eat healthy food today, your family is here and they expect a good time"  I should be telling myself that I can have a ball no matter what I'm eating and though it may feel good at the time if I eat crap, it certainly won't feel good later or when I step on that scale.
When I don't feel like working out, that one teeny tiny pound will say to me "come on, look what we did last week, sure we're not there yet but we are closer than we were yesterday"
C25K - Week 5 - Day 3
Today I did my 20 minute continuous run. It's the one a lot of beginner runners dread because it is the longest run so far in the programme without a walk in between.
I have done the programme before so I knew if I just had faith in my self, I could nail it.
And I did.
It felt great to be back to that place. This time I will not stop running and I will push myself to find out what I am capable of achieving.
I feel that desire to push myself in a lot of things I do lately.
I don't want to be just an average weight - I want to be strong  
I don't want to just exercise - I want to be an athlete
I don't want to run for 30 minutes because I have to - I want to run for 3 hours because I can
I want to be the best version of myself that I can possibly be.
And why shouldn't I?
 If I'm willing to put in the work & determination, the discipline & drive - I deserve that smokin' hot body to go along with it :)
Just because I have been that fat girl, it doesn't mean I always have to be.
The only one who can do something about it is ME.
OK on to some good food......
For dinner last night I made chickpea, vegetable & couscous burgers which I shall name Chicabulous burgers - see what I did there?
Basically I took
1 tin of chickpeas
1 white onion
1 handful of cooked cauliflower, broccoli & carrot mix
4 small cooked potatoes
1/2 tin sweet corn
about 50 grams of dry couscous
Salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic powder
Blitz it all together in a blitzer type thing
Dust a baking tray with flour to stop them sticking
Take an egg ring and press the mixture into it on the baking tray. (I got 6 - 7 burgers)
Bake for about 35 minutes on a medium-high heat.
Serve with spicy beans or salad
These were a hit! They went all crispy on the outside due to the couscous and with no added fat they were low calorie & filling. Definitely be making them again. Mr F took the 2 leftover to work for his lunch so they must be good.
Awful picture but you get the idea - that white powder is white pepper that I sprinkled poured on after cooking
I hope everyone who's weighing in today gets the result they hoped for, but if you don't remember....


  1. I love the last quote! Congrats on the loss and keep up the good work!

    1. I could do with that one on my fridge (or wine bottle!) Or perhaps an alarm on my phone could yell it when I don't want to get up & workout :)

      Thanks for stopping by x

  2. I love your thoughts between talking about the C25K and your recipe. I just love that whole part! And that recipe sounds really yummy as well. I love chick peas, so making them into veggie burger patties sounds like an awesome idea! Congrats on the loss lady. I've been playing around with the same couple pounds for entirely too long too, and just finally got past it. So I definitely know how you feel!! Stopping by today from the WIW link-up :)

    1. Hi, thanks for taking the time to comment. I'm glad you enjoyed some of my ramblings, I'm never really sure if it makes much sense to anyone else! Lol for calling it a recipe! More like a throw everything together and hope for the best! It's the best way if you ask me :)

      p.s I love your blog & really look forward to your posts x

  3. Congrats on your loss, I am doing the Ease into 5K and I look ahead every time I do a run at what I am going to be doing in a few weeks and sometimes get a little discouraged not thinking I can do this, but this post definitely assured me I can. Thanks!

    1. Well done on starting the programme, if you follow it and trust in yourself you can do it. I got up to running for 40 minutes straight at the end of it. I know that's not a lot to some people but for someone who struggled to get through a one minute run, I was super proud.

      Keep going and slow your pace if you need to, speed will follow once you have mastered distance x

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