We needed a bit of time out from our normal day to day life this week. There’s been a lot going on lately and we just needed a break. Not wanting to worry about what to eat or having to cook but just doing what needed doing.


Starting weight: 238lbs
Loss this week: 1.5lb
Current weight: 203.5lbs

Total loss: 34.5lbs
Target weight: 175lbs
Weight left to lose: 28.5lbs

This Weekend

Since I usually relax on my diet on the weekends, this is when we had our time out. It wasn’t planned but it was needed. Our meals consisted of a Chinese takeaway, supermarket pizzas and Mcdonalds. It was nice not having to think about what to have for tea and we got to spend more time together.

This Week

The dreaded thought of what the scales would say at the end of the week made me more strict for the rest of the week. Don’t ask me how but I still managed to lose weight this week and the time out has got me refocused.

I’m still drinking water all the time apart from my one can of Diet Coke a day. I only realised yesterday that it’s been over a month since I had an energy drink. It’s crazy to think I was drinking them almost every day and now I don’t even think about having one.

I said I wasn’t going to do any exercise this week and I didn’t. Although, I did try planking again and beat last week’s time. My personal best is now 1 minute and 16 seconds.

It’s hard having a meal of the week every week now without posting the same meals a few times. This week though we had Quorn Escalopes and veg. It may not be the most diet-friendly meal with the breadcrumbs and homemade wedges but it tasted so good. The picture may not be the best either as plating up went a bit wrong when all the veg fell out onto the plate.

time out then quorn escalopes
My favourite meal of the week – Quorn Escalopes

Next Week

Next week I’ll be back on track now I’ve had my time out to recoupe and I’ll stick to my diet as much as I can. I’m also thinking about starting a planner for myself and add some exercises every day. It won’t be anything too taxing to start with, maybe press-ups one day, sit-ups the next, I’m not sure yet.

Check out my full journey here:

The Journey Begins Here And This Is My Plan
Week 1 The First Steps To A New Me – 4.5lbs Down
Week 2 More Energy Already – 4lbs Down
Week 3 Motivation – 2 lbs Down
Week 4 Progress Picture – 2.5lbs Down
Week 5 Clothes Fitting Better – 2.5lbs Down
Week 6 Wrong Choices – 1lb Down
Week 7 Back On Track – 3.5lbs Down
Week 8 More Progress Pictures – 1lb Down
Week 9 More Focused – 3lbs Down
Week 10 Still Going Strong – 3lbs Down
Week 11 Disappointing – 0.5lbs Down
Week 12 Damn You Man Flu – 2.5lbs Down
Week 13 Food Cravings – 2lbs Down
Week 14 Distractions – 1lb Down
Week 15 Time Out – 1.5lbs Down
Week 16 Seeing A Difference – 0.5lbs Down
Week 17 Started Exercising – 0lbs Down
Week 18 Changes To My Diet – 1.5lbs Down
Week 19 Weight Gain – 1lb Up
Week 20 People Noticed – 2lbs Down
Week 21 Started Cardio – 1lb Down
Week 22 Burning Fat – 2.5lbs Down
Week 23 Sweating – 0.5lbs Down
Week 24 The Week Before Christmas – 1lb Down
Week 25 Christmas Week – 3.5lbs Up
Week 26 A New Year – 1lb Up
Week 27 Back To It – 2lbs Down
Week 28 Crazy Busy Week – 1lb Down
Week 29 Celebrating – 2lbs Up
Week 30 Back On The Bike – 3.5lbs Down
Week 31 Slow Going – 0.5lbs Down
Week 32 Some Progress – 0.5lbs Down
Week 33 Unmotivated – 1.5lbs Up
Week 34 I Need A Break – 2lbs Up

Taking Time Out To Recharge

Do you ever need to take time out to recharge? What is it you do that works? Let me know in the comments below.

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