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Weight Loss Wednesday: Week 8 #WeightLossWednesday

by S1m
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Wooooo…

Today really was the day to be pumped up and on one… it certainly paid off at the gym which is epic for weight loss and fitness. I was able to increase my running speed by .5 to 9.5kph and increased my arm weight reps by 10. I was feeling the burn today so to speak but clearly my fitness levels must be increasing for me to be able to push myself that little bit more. It may have been the sight of ‘Gym Newbie‘… he is still there! He is weird, he climbed on a treadmill, set it for 30 mins and got off after 1 minute and then decided to aimlessly walk around the gym. Turnip!

Let's Do This

I’ve managed to stick to my 3 weekly gym visits which is certainly aiding my running, my legs are less tired, my breathing seems to be ok however my knee seems to a bit wavy at the moment so, after the last time I sprained I will be keeping my eye on it.

Disaster struck this week when my beloved FitBit Flex died… literally died… no lights on at all! My wrist has never felt as naked not wearing my FitBit, I didn’t realise how much I had come to rely on it. Wearing a step tracker definitely motivates you to move more than you normally would! Crisis averted though and I am now sporting this stunning turquoise FitBit (lovely bold colour!) and am back to normal tracking again. *Relief*

FitBit Flex

Eating, meh, I have been hit and miss this last week. Some days have been good days – yesterday I had soup for dinner, some days not so good and I may have had one more Penguin bar than I should have done. However… all in all, I have still lost 1lb this week, taking my back to my Week 6 weight – with a 12lb loss overall! Not bad going considering I have not actually been following any particular diet the past couple of weeks and Sour Cream and Chive pretzels have made their way into my belly! 😉 I am on it this week though, those last 2lbs are annoying me now… bring it!

The Dukan Diet 2 book keeps winking at me, I really need to sit down and pay it some attention. The new 7 Steps Dukan diet is a gentle way to lose weight without giving anything up. I noticed MadHouse Family Reviews had been considering the diet and is currently trying the diet. It all seems to be going well and with her positive attitude to the diet, it certainly makes me want to give it a try. Day 1 is simply protein… just a day of eating meat. This could be the greatest diet ever!! Watch out for more info on it!

Enough about me though… how are YOU getting on this week… the weather is warming up, Spring is in sight, the clothes are looser… let’s do this!! Keep the love going and feel free to comment and tweet @SimsLifeBlog #WeightLossWednesday 🙂

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64 comments

Cheryl @ Madhouse Family Reviews February 25, 2015 - 2:23 pm

woohoo go you ! I didn’t know you were considering the Dukan 2 diet too – I’ve linked up my menu ideas for the Monday, which is the only tricky day. Feel free to add any others you’ve got as I’m sure they’ll get boring soon ! This week isn’t going as well weightloss-wise but it’s that time of the month so hopefully next week it’ll pick up again. I’ll be gutted if last week was a one off !! lol

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S1m February 25, 2015 - 3:08 pm

Not at all, you had all the same concerns as I did before you tried the diet. I am a sucker for carbs, if I do not have bread then I am a grumpy old moo! However eating protein all day – omelettes – I did notice that in your meal plan and meat isn’t such a bad idea. I do like the idea of a celebration day for day 7 with wine! 😉
Hope your week gets better and look forward to your next post on the diet.
I have the book, need to definitely give it a good read but I am a believer in ‘if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it’ – if I plateau then I will give it a try xx

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Urban Mumble February 25, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Glad to see you are sticking to your exercise goals so well and persisting! I sometimes struggle but know that if I start slacking, it’s even tougher to get started again.

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S1m February 25, 2015 - 5:20 pm

Ohhh yes, it is super hard to get back on track when you take time off, but you need to persevere.

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Maria Madrid February 25, 2015 - 3:56 pm

Good job! It’s really a challenge to keep up with workout. Glad you’re at least able to stick to yours.

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S1m February 25, 2015 - 6:52 pm

Thanks Maria – damn hard however the weight coming off is definitely spurring me on! 🙂

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cindy tong February 25, 2015 - 5:02 pm

good luck in weight lost!

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S1m February 25, 2015 - 5:18 pm

Thank you so much Cindy! 🙂

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Von Avancena February 25, 2015 - 5:13 pm

Oh, I would really love to lose weight but I don’t like to exercise. Anyway, what does that Fitbit do?

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S1m February 25, 2015 - 5:17 pm

The FitBit records steps taken, calories burned, your sleeping patterns, distance travelled… it has become second nature to me now. Love the new colour! 🙂

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Gabby February 25, 2015 - 11:26 pm

I love my fitbit too…I’d feel cheated if it suddenly stopped and I couldn’t see my hard work for the day! Well done with your results so far! 🙂

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S1m February 26, 2015 - 11:40 am

Yes!!! That is exactly it!!! I went to the gym and on a long dog walk and none of that was recorded. I felt miserable about it, but at least I can crack on now – it has become a daily routine with it, more reliant on it than I expected!

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Mackenzie Glanville February 26, 2015 - 12:56 am

I love the colour of your new Fitbit, I have to get one! #WellnessWednesday. Mackenzie xx

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S1m February 26, 2015 - 11:38 am

Ohhhh it’s stunning! Albeit I did like my red FitBit too – all the colours are bright! Love being able to calculate my steps again! 🙂

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selly February 26, 2015 - 8:20 am

it must be a little bit hard for you to lost ur weight. I have lost 12 kg unconciously. means that i do not really do sport or noe eatjng at all. maybe because of stress. btw i enjoy my weight now.

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S1m February 26, 2015 - 11:36 am

You need to look after yourself and make sure you do eat something! Healthy foods are the way to go – glad you are happy now!

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Alison February 26, 2015 - 9:21 am

Looks like you are getting really motivated. I love the colour of the fitbit, I have a black one and it really feels strange if its not there

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S1m February 26, 2015 - 11:34 am

Definitely – I hate it not being on my wrist! The colour is stunning, so bold and bright – knowing it is there definitely keeps me motivated! 🙂

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Ron Leyba February 26, 2015 - 1:34 pm

FITBIT is a great thing! For sure you can come up with a replacement for it. Don’t lose focus on your goal!

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S1m February 26, 2015 - 2:15 pm

It is awesome! The turquoise Flex is my replacement, which I absolutely adore! Back to counting the steps again! 🙂

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emiliana February 26, 2015 - 2:35 pm

It takes determination to go straight on a diet. Keep it up!

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S1m February 26, 2015 - 3:34 pm

Thanks Emiliana! 🙂 Taking each day as it comes 🙂

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Susan Mann February 26, 2015 - 3:38 pm

Way to go hon and thank you for your comment. I am struggling with my last 7-8lbs. Keep going hon x

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S1m February 26, 2015 - 3:44 pm

I have a long way to go yet before I am worrying about the last 7-8lbs – you are looking awesome though and very smiley! Keep up the good work chick!xx

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Sunshine Kelly February 26, 2015 - 4:42 pm

Hope you can keep up with your fitness and diet.

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S1m February 26, 2015 - 5:42 pm

So do I! 😉

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Tiffany Yong February 26, 2015 - 4:49 pm

Agree! One might win the race in short term, but the true winner is the one who don’t give up even after the race!

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S1m February 26, 2015 - 5:42 pm

Exactly and that is exactly how I want to be with this weight loss journey, I know it will take time but I have the going power!

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Mazino Oyolo Kigho February 26, 2015 - 6:03 pm

It is rewarding for one to follow his fitness and weight loss goals.

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S1m February 26, 2015 - 6:50 pm

And ‘hers’ too!

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Raymond Vasquez February 26, 2015 - 8:57 pm

No one’s gonna beat you but you. Just don’t give up. Continue and finish what you’ve started. You can do it! I think the “winking” is a sign that you are not giving up. And you’re getting back on track. 😀

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S1m February 26, 2015 - 10:44 pm

Thank you so much Raymond – it’s very true, I am back on track and I am enjoying my time at the gym again… bring it on!

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Sarah B February 26, 2015 - 10:33 pm

Well done on sticking to your 3 days a week at the gym! I’m sure it will pay off and it certainly sounds like you’re making great progress! Upping the reps and the running speed! Wow! Well done!

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S1m February 26, 2015 - 10:43 pm

Thanks so much Sarah! I am certainly noticing a difference and am enjoying the running! 🙂

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Franc Ramon February 27, 2015 - 7:06 am

FItbit can really help you monitor your calories. I also have the same feeling when I am not using the activity tracker in my watch.

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S1m February 27, 2015 - 11:50 am

It is great, I absolutely love mine and really did feel lost without it! 🙁

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Vanessa Ally February 27, 2015 - 9:41 am

The Dukan Diet bothers me a little because I read many negative reviews about it, in terms of burdening the proper functioning of the kidneys due to the consumption of so much meat. I recommend you be careful with this diet.

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S1m February 27, 2015 - 12:03 pm

This is the Dukan Diet 2 – the diet has been adapted slightly and as you can see from Cheryl’s journey on the diet she seems to be doing ok. As a Northerner… I am built to outdrink any man and eat lots of meat – appreciate though! 😉

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Fred February 27, 2015 - 9:52 am

Loved your expression, “Turnip!” When and how do you use this expression? I want to use it too when the opportunity calls for it.

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S1m February 27, 2015 - 11:50 am

You have made me chuckle Fred! It is a ‘light’ insult, so simply stated if someone is a little silly… ‘You turnip!!’

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Jason Panuelos February 27, 2015 - 12:35 pm

I’m so jealous of your drive and discipline! I wish I had the willpower to diet! :O

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S1m February 27, 2015 - 1:41 pm

Thanks Jason – it’s about time I shook it off! 🙂

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papaleng February 27, 2015 - 2:16 pm

Love your new Fitbit Flex, cool color. Seems you have not conquer your crave for Penguin bar. Good thing though that you lost 1 lb. Keep up the good work.

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S1m February 27, 2015 - 4:22 pm

Thank you – the colour is lush… will be even nicer with a tan in the summer! 🙂

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eliz frank February 27, 2015 - 3:14 pm

Good for you ! You did this in a sensible way and it’s more likely that you’ll be able to maintain the weight loss.

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S1m February 27, 2015 - 4:21 pm

Thank you Elizabeth – slow and steady is the easiest way to do it – frustrating but at least it is going in the right direction! 🙂

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chantelle hazelden February 28, 2015 - 9:53 am

Glad you got your fitbit sorted, loving the colour and well done on the loss, a penguin bar or 2 every so often does you good 🙂

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Maureen March 1, 2015 - 5:03 am

Oh I love my fitbit too but the straps broke on me and I haven’t had a chance to order one from the internet hahaha. You are doing so well. Big bravo to you and your determinations!
I’ve heard of Dukan diet but haven’t read much about it so I’m interested in following your journey 😀

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Fatemah Sajwani March 1, 2015 - 3:15 pm

Well I am on a weight gain diet and that’s much harder then a weight loss diet. wish me luck!

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S1m March 1, 2015 - 4:28 pm

Eek!! I wish you all the luck – would be interesting to know how you get on – keep us updated!

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nicol March 2, 2015 - 7:53 pm

awesome! 1lb is still better than none even if the eating hasn’t been good 🙂 keep it up!

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S1m March 2, 2015 - 7:56 pm

Thank you Nicol! It’s going in the right direction so cannot be too disappointed… more to go! 🙂

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Mrs. AOK March 3, 2015 - 4:05 am

Congrats to you!!! I’m happy for you. I’ve been keeping up over here 🙂
Although, I have not weighed myself. :-/
I do not own a scale.
XOXO

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S1m March 3, 2015 - 9:28 am

Thank you so much lovely!! I am certainly getting there… slowly… sometimes I wish I didn’t own any scales either!! 😉

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melisasource March 3, 2015 - 4:52 pm

I’m trying to lose weight by summer. Congrats to you!!!

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S1m March 3, 2015 - 5:06 pm

Thank you Melisa – good luck to you, hope you have a successful weight loss journey.

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Sharon - Beauty, Miscellany March 4, 2015 - 9:14 pm

You’ve done great, I always find that building stamina, being able to push it, lift more, stay on the cross trainer a little bit longer is just the best feeling ever. You’re really killing it!

Sharon xx

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S1m March 4, 2015 - 9:27 pm

Thank you so much Sharon – there is a huge sense of achievement when you can up your speed, up the weights etc, last week was an epic week and I loved it! 🙂 x

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Hannah March 6, 2015 - 12:56 pm

I love gym newbie haha Well done on your run, that’s great! I love the new FitBit colour too. Thanks for linking with #BloggingToJogging xx

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S1m March 6, 2015 - 2:07 pm

He is highly amusing to watch – it’s like he drifts because he doesn’t know what to do! The FitBit colour is lush and I am happily tracking all my steps again… perfect! 🙂 x

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alex March 9, 2015 - 5:00 am

This is the perfect post! Thanks for sharing this with us loved reading your article

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rina March 9, 2015 - 5:02 am

best of luck loose more weight

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S1m March 9, 2015 - 11:28 am

Thanks Rina, I certainly intend to – a long journey but I am up for the challenge!

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