Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Wednesday weigh in...

I know I haven't been posting much these past few weeks other than my weigh-ins but can report that things are going well!

Today's weigh in was another good one; 3.5 lbs off and Slimmer of the Week again at my group (yay!).  That's 12.5 lbs off in total, so a stone (14 lbs) off by Ostara is looking very doable! *proud face*

Hope everyone else is doing good.

Love x

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Wednesday weigh in...

Another 3 lbs off!  Annnnnd...

I got my half stone (7lb) award and was slimmer of the week; losing the most out of the whole group over the past 7 days!

Very proud :D

Slimming World is excellent motivation and clearly the plan works when properly followed!  I have tried Slimming W in the past but was quite half arsed about it at times and so it took me literally months to get my half stone award.  So the fact that this time I've got it within the month of starting fills me with enthusiasm and a positive sense that 2013 is the year I will achieve all the great things I set my mind to!

5lbs to the stone award...

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Gained loads - except weight!!

Having had a poorly start to the week and probably under-eating on the fruits and veggies front that make up a considerable part of the Slimming World plan I was pleased to have maintained my weight this week and not to have gained anything.  Though we're now on for a loss I tell thee!!

Spirituality wise this past week has been immense!  The group I regularly attend where like minded folks congregate above a beautiful crystal shop on a Wednesday and/or Thursday evening to lead different discussions or share knowledge/healing/do shamanic journeying/do rituals together (I'm very lucky to have found this place on my doorstep, I know!!) has started back up again after the Christmas break and it's been going great.  In fact....  LAST NIGHT I LEAD MY FIRST SESSION. Eeeee!

I was kindly invited to a Druid Grove last year by some wonderful members of this group who I very highly respect and admire and from that intensely magickal experience the Druid bug just stirred my soul and I instantly knew that somehow I needed to incorporate Druidry to my Wicca/Shamanistic based path and began a Bardic course offered by one of the Druid organisations.

Fast forward a few months and others from my local group wanted to know how I'm getting along and what it's all about so I was prompted by one of these exceptional members who introduced me to Druidry to lead a Seed Group, sharing the Druid way with others who are also at a beginners level.  And you can't say no to doing something your practical-spiritual mentor advises, right?  So yesterday evening even though I was exceptionally wary and nervous I lead such a group and it was a wonderful experience!  The people who came along were just the kindest, most lovely, genuine hearts you could imagine and I've had nothing good feedback from the night.  One woman came back from the first meditation I've ever lead crying (and I thought oh dear goddess no what have I done!!?) but thankfully they were happy tears because she'd made a connection to something very meaningful and was overjoyed.  I feel very blessed that it went so well and I had an opportunity to share some of what I have gained from following the Druid path.

It's now looking like this will be a monthly group, with more now wanting to get involved.  I feel very humbled and pleased that the people who came got something out of it.  It's a good feeling.

So I've not lost weight this week but oh boy have I gained a lot in terms of spirit!! xx

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

The key

Got all the tools I need!!



Been a funny week settling back into normality after the holiday season and yes, I'll admit it, the new year enthusiasm has waned.  Dammit.

I'm not giving up though, I'm carrying on regardless.

I'm not really sure what's knocked my motivation... I've been feeling drained and under the weather this past week and probably a little unmotivated.  I have been trying hard to stick to the Slimming World plan but I think my eye has slipped off the ball more than a few times and truth be told I'm bound to have gained tomorrow.  Shit.

Got to just get myself back up and remotivated though because I WANT this and I've proved to myself that I CAN do this; I mean I can lose 4 and a half pounds in a week when I want to!!

Am I self sabotaging?  Maybe.  This is why I need to keep my efforts in my conscious mind as much as I can so I don't wander in the wrong direction too much.  The problem with me is that is that if I think about something over and over I eventually lose all interest.  So what to do?  Habit.  I need good eating to become a habit and be fully conscious of what I'm doing till I get there.

And regain my enthusiasm.  Blogging has helped with that fo' sure! :)

Keep on keeping on x