Nicola’s Shitbird Page

 

You’ve all met Nicola, whose story features in the current Guest Spot – Thoughts From The Posse page…Nic is jumping straight in as our first volunteer in these new Shitbird Posse Pages! Nicola’s weigh-day is Thursday 🙂

By the way, if you use MyFitnessPal and want to add Nic as a friend, her name is Paxnic76 and she’d love to hear from you 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

19.10.17 3lb 4oz ON  210lbs. So you may remember last week I said that I was starting at a new fitness centre on Monday, which included a clean eating plan. Well from last Thursday to getting my first weigh in Monday night I had put on 12lbs. That’s right, I weighed in at 15st 9lbs!! You know that voice that’s says to you ‘well you may as well eat what you want now as you’re starting properly on Monday’ well it kicked in, and I ate everything I could think of that I may not be allowed over the next 10 weeks. From Macdonalds to Turkish delight, now I was pushing it as I haven’t had Turkish delight for years so why I felt the need to eat it just in case I couldn’t in the next 10 weeks is beyond me. After a few crappy months, I let loose and I caused carnage with my diet. When I did my before pictures on Monday night in my bikini that I had only worn in August/September, I looked like a giant pug and I could have cried. I hold my hands up, I’m not being particularly inspirational but I have started the new regime, eaten as advised and worked out. You can see by the scales I’m still up from last week by 3lb 4oz but I’m nowhere near the 12lbs increase. I get weighed again tonight as Thursday will be my weigh in day at the fitness centre. Hopefully over the next ten weeks I’ll get my groove back and hopefully inspire someone along the way. Good luck with your weigh in and keep going 💪🏼☺️

12.10.17  1lb 8oz off  207lbs Hello everyone,
It looks like I have lost 1ib 8oz this week which I am delighted but a also a bit dubious about. I do have to say that I think my scales are due a new battery, either that or they’re alive and causing a bit of mischief!! I got on them this morning and i weighed 14st 1ib, now I know I’ve started working out again but my diet which has been okay but not excellent and certainly not that good to loose 11ibs and the rotundness of my belly was telling me (and as Maury would say) that was a lie! So I got back on them and I was 15st 2ibs and so you can see what I spent 10 minutes doing this morning 😳 So after several weigh ins and fluctuations between a stone, I took a photograph of the most consistent weight which was 14st 11ib ….. so I’m taking it as a small victory. In other news, I start a 10 week plan at a new fitness centre next week which incorporates dietary support and exercise so wish me luck and hopefully I can get my head fully back in the game and show you some consistent results. See you next week and good luck with your weigh ins everyone ☺️

5.10.17  6lbs ON  208lbs Hi everyone, sorry for the late post but I was unable to weigh in this morning so I have had to weigh in this evening after workout. 6ibs on after my break in Rome and whilst we walked over 40 miles, it obviously wasn’t enough to counteract the pasta, pizza, Aperol Spritz, rum and wine 🤔 good news though on the workout front, I’m back to it after my injury and finally got to do some boxing tonight which I love and some MMA moves but unfortunately I did a roundhouse kick straight into the trainers ribs …. oops 🙊 no ribs were broken, thank goodness!! So now holidays are over and I’m back to regular workouts, there’s no excuse, time to get back into Onederland! Have a great week and good luck with your weigh ins xx

 

21.9.17 0lbs off  202lbs

Good day everyone! I have not lost a single ounce this week but I haven’t gained a single ounce neither so I’m happy with today’s weigh in. I had a great week last week taking into account I’d come back from holiday with a body full of sugar from the baclava and honey, so I was surprised how easily I got back ‘on it’ until the weekend when I had a glass of wine, which then turned into a Big Mac and large fries from Macdonalds and then the consumption of the large white Toblerone bar from the fridge that I’d bought at the airport on my way home from Rhodes. I told the family we would eat it at Christmas ….. hmmm reallly??? 😳 anyway I did share but it’s not the point, so I tried to minimise any damage by getting my backside up early on the Sunday morning to go swimming and to the gym and got ‘back on it’ (again). I’m not going to beat myself up about it as it’s not the first and it’s certainly not the last time it will happen but what I am happy about it’s that I didn’t let it spiral out of control and i got straight back to it the next day. Those kind of relapses could potentially have sent me into a weekend or week bender, especially at the moment when I have no really routine in relation to my workouts. So yes, I am happy lady this morning. Oh hey you know last week, I said the holidays are well and truly over? Well I think I was so focused on getting back into my routine, that I forgot that I have a little break to Rome next week to celebrate one of my closest and dear friends birthdays, I don’t know how I forgot as I booked it (I blame it on the baclava and sugar!). I won’t be here to weigh in next week so see you in two weeks folks and I will try not to come back looking like a big pizza pie! 😁 good luck on your weigh ins xx’

14.9.17  4lbs 2oz ON  202lbs I’m back and the holidays are well and truly over. I had the most wonderful time in Lindos, Greece and its one of my most favourite places in the whole world (I may have said this a few times) but I am glad to get back to some normality and routine with my food plan, don’t get me wrong, I loved the baclava the size of a house brick, and I’ve eaten that much feta cheese I’m surprised I’m not bleating like a goat but as you can see from the scale, it’s added 4ibs 2oz to that little digital glass square and taken me right out of Onederland! I also think providing Oreo cookies with the Pornstar Martini didn’t help 🤔 you know what though, I’ve had a fabulous time and the scales this morning are more acceptable that they were when I returned Sunday, I got straight back on it and and I’m feeling good. Watch out Onederlamd, I’ll be back in the next couple of weeks! Good luck with your weigh in everyone xx

26.8 17 2lbs  12oz off  198lbs   I agreed to send Dee my pre holiday weigh in and here it is. I have lost 2lb 12oz, that’s 198lbs and a total weight loss of 151lbs …. that’s right, I am now in the glorious land, that’s called Onderland and I have to say, it feels bloody fantastic!! 😁 My next weigh in will be when I return from holiday, see you in a a couple of weeks folks ☺️


24.8.17  6oz off  201lbs
Okay so it’s only ounces, 6 to be exact but I’m delighted. Day 22 of no exercise and I’m still clinging on by every finger nail for dear life. I have to say that this no exercise lark is playing havoc with my body, it is actually amazing how your skin and tone can change within a matter of weeks. My stomach feels like an octopus head and I mean I know I’ve lost over 10st but I’m tucking skin in all over the place here, even my knees now have frown lines!! I go on holiday for a couple of weeks from Saturday and I am delighted that I have been given the green light to do some walking and light swimming. It’s time to change those knee frowns upside down!! See you all in a couple of weeks and good luck with your weigh ins ☺️

17.8.17  2oz ON  201lbs 2oz gain this week, I’m absolutely shocked! I still haven’t fully recovered from my illness and I am still not allowed to workout. I have not worked out for 15 whole days!! I almost feel like a fake, you know because at this moment in time I’m not doing my normal everyday things and I’m ill and inactive so I feel like I should be putting weight on in heaps and yet I’m managing to hang on in there by the tip of my nails. Hopefully this next week, I’ll keep continue and the nails won’t break 😳 enjoy your weekend and good luck with your weigh ins x

10.8.17  1lb off   201lbs   1lb weight loss, I’m really pleased with this weight loss as I’ve been ill all week. Not ill in a ‘I can’t bear to eat way’ so you can imagine, I was a tad worried as I haven’t hardly moved for 3 days and my physio has put a veto on my exercise classes until further notice 😳 so the potential to gorge oneself is there! Anyway I’m now on the mend and I can at least go for a walk and maybe some swimming, so hoping for another weight loss next week.
See you all next week and good luck with your weigh ins x

3.8.17   2oz ON   202lbs   2oz on …. to be honest, it could have been a lot worse. I’m not minimising the weight gain from last week and this but I had a sneaking weigh in after a meal out last Friday and it WAS a lot worse and you can imagine, the despair, sadness, anger and hatred set in. I know what’s happened, after a few months of chaos, stress and bereavement, I felt like I’d exhausted all of my coping mechanisms and I visited my old friend food. Well it’s okay for a short visit but I now need to move on and get my arse back to it, stop feeling sorry for myself and get into that 13st mark!! So I now have a weight loss chart, meals are planned and weekend exercise sorted, so it has to go smoothly right? Today I feel strong, so let’s see what next week brings. Good luck to everyone on their weigh ins this week x

27.7.17 1lb 12oz ON 202lbs “The aftermath”
So playing Russian roulette with my food plan has finally caught up and I have gained 1lb 12oz. No excuses as I know that a magnum, nobbly bobbly ice cream and bacon fries are definitely not part of my five a day and yet I made a conscious decision to eat them anyway. The weight gain is deserved so all I can say is, I’m back to it, the food plan and exercise is on track and I’ll just keep going. Have a great weigh in this week everyone ☺️

20.7.17  12oz off  200lbs  I feel a little bit of a fraud this week and wondering how the heck I’ve done this. Remember the hen do and planning I was doing for it? Well that went out of the window at the weekend leaving me with around a 7ib gain when I returned home. Of course I got straight back to planning, good eating and lots of water and I am amazed that this morning I am into the next Ib mark – 12oz loss and sitting right on the edge of Onederland!! I can see the view from here and it looks good so next week hopefully I will have taken a step over that boundary line 🤗 have a great day folks and good luck with your weigh ins ☺️

13.7.17  4oz off  201lbs  Good morning everyone, 4oz this week! I am amazed that I have managed to maintain as I dined out 3 x last week. To be fair I made good food choices with the exception of some Doritos on Saturday night but I thought the prosecco and my new found love of rhubarb gin may have pushed me over the edge. So I’ll take the 4oz and run and no more gambles for me, I really need to get to the elusive 11st loss. I have a hen do to attend this weekend and I’m already planning what to eat and drink …. fingers crossed for a couple of pounds next week. Good luck with your weigh ins lovely people 🎉’

6.7.17 14oz off  201lbs
‘Arghhh nearly into the hundreds!! 14oz lost this week but down into the next pound at least 😂 Fingers crossed for next week! Good luck everyone with their weigh ins this week 👌🏻

 

 

29.6.17  2lbs 2oz off  202lbs  Hello everyone, I’m excited this week as I’ve lost 2ib 2oz which means I’ve now lost 10 1/2st, (147lbs) with a further 1/2st to go to get to the elusive 11st loss. I’ve also been to the doctor and he was amazed as I have gone from a BMI of 54 (morbidly obese) to 32 (okay it’s still obese but going in the right direction) so I’m not only excited I’m bloody ecstatic! I nearly did a triple somersault out of the doctors surgery but I thought better of it (I did try a handstand once to show my daughter you can do anything at any size, a handstand at 24st with joint hyper mobility is not one of them as I nearly broke my neck) So I walked out, head held high instead ☺️ good luck this week with your weigh ins ❤️

22.6.17  3lbs off  204lbs I’m delighted, 3Ibs loss!(whoop whoop, booty dance in the bathroom 😁) You’re all aware of mine and Dee’s adventure this week which I have to say despite all of the cuts, bruises and scrapes, I had a bloody fab time ❤️ I’ve exercised, planned and eaten well and then tracked every single thing into My Fitness Pal, which I have to say, I am really enjoying … Have a fabulous week and good luck with your weigh in everyone ☺️

15.6.17 3lbs 8oz off  207lbs  Yaaay I’ve got a result this week 🎉 3lbs 8oz loss. I went back to basics and it’s working! I feel less bloated, more focused and I had a little victory today when I got into a dress that even when I was at 14st 10ibs was very snug on me, like i had wrapped cling film around my body (which I have tried by the way as I was told it would make me lose inches …. it didn’t 🙈). On that note I’ll leave it there … good luck to everyone this week with your weigh in, we’ve got this 👌🏻❤️

10.6.17   3.75lbs ON  211lbs   Hi Everyone, I’m sorry my weigh in is late. I went to my godmothers funeral on Thursday and to be honest I weighed myself but forgot to take the photo. To be honest I weighed less on Thursday but here you go, 3ib 12oz increase. I’ve really been reflecting these past few weeks about how quickly things can go tits up. When I first wrote for Dee’s blog, I was on it, I felt positive and I felt ready to get to that next stone loss and now after a few weeks of one bad news after another, my emotions have taken hold and them feelings of failure are starting to kick in … I’m in a slump, hence the weight gain. I almost felt like I was falling on my sword writing this, I’d done so well and now I’m having to say ‘actually since I’ve started the weigh in I haven’t lost one bloody ounce, I’m failing’ but you know what, I’m not failing, I’m not hiding away, I’m still out cycling and exercising despite my emotions, yes I’ve eaten the wrong foods but I’ve also recognised that and why I’m eating rubbish so now I can do something about it. I won’t be beaten because the only other alternative is to put on more weight and you have all seen my ‘serial killer picture’ right?? Nope there is no way I’m going back there x

1.6.17  Maintained   208lbs Hi everyone,
I was so terrified of my weigh in this week. I have been away for the bank holiday weekend and whilst I had done a lot of walking and cycling, I had also done a lot of eating and drinking and having a great time with my family (including the dog) and dear friends, including an epic bike ride with Dee ❤️ I actually messaged her and told her of my panic of stepping on the scales and that I looked like a space hopper! In fact I was hoping that the battery would die so I couldn’t weigh in! So with a heavy heart I stepped on them this morning and whilst the scales are not going in the direction I wanted, I have to be happy with staying the same. So stick with me, I’m really pushing for a loss next week x

25.5.17  +1.75lbs   208lbs   So my 2nd weigh in pic is a bit of a disaster, firstly there’s a 1lb 12oz weight increase and secondly I apologise for the flower plastered across the scales but lesson here is don’t take pics on the scales with no trousers on!!

Back to the weight increase, I was thinking of all the reasons and excuses of why this could be but when I’ve really thought about it, it’s been down to my planning, food groups and some fluid retention in the dodgy knee. So I’ve stripped everything back and let’s see what happens next week ☺️

18.5.17

206lbs – okay let’s kick this off with the first weigh-in! 143lbs down so far…

6 thoughts on “Nicola’s Shitbird Page

  1. Nic you’re doing amazing – these fuck-ups will happen and remember that relapse is a normal part of recovery. Keep pushing on, you can totally do this 🙂

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