For the first time since I started, I’ve had my first weight gain. I’m surprised I’ve managed to get to week 19 before having my first gain and I’m trying not to beat my self up about it too much. There could be a few reasons for my gain this week so it’s hard to put it down to one thing that I can change.


Starting weight: 238lbs
Loss this week: – 1lb
Current weight: 202.5lbs

Total loss: 35.5lbs
Target weight: 175lbs
Weight left to lose: 27.5lbs

This Weekend

We had a bit of a chilled weekend this week and had no plans. I may have gone a bit overboard and eaten too much as I had my normal treats and we made cakes with our toddler. You can’t make cakes and not try them, that would be wrong.

The weather was good on Sunday so I spent a little bit of time in the garden cutting back overgrown bushes and brambles which gave my arms a good workout. I also completed my daily exercises, they’re definitely getting harder.

This Week

So this week I have stuck to my diet all week and made the changes I needed to. I added in another Healthy Extra A as I didn’t realise I was meant to be having two portions a day. This extra dairy could be one cause of my weight gain and may just be an adjustment.

I have been slacking on my water intake a bit recently so I need to get back into the habit of hiving a few glasses a day. It’s been so cold lately, I’ve been having hot water with Honey and Lemon. There is a lot of calories in Honey but as I don’t use my Syns on anything else during the week they should be covered.

Started Exercise

I am continuing with my fitness challenge. As I said before, it’s definitely getting harder. Today I completed day 19, my core is getting tighter and I’m noticing a difference in my stomach.

Next Week

I want to get back on track next week. Which means being better over the weekend and staying strict during the week. This weight gain has given me a bit of a wake-up call to not relax so much on weekends.

Next week is also a progress picture week. Although I ‘ve only lost half a pound since then, I think the workouts I’ve been doing really have made a difference to my stomach.

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

Have You Had Weight Gain During Your Journey?

How did you deal with it? Did it make you more focused or make you want to give up? Let me know in the comments below.

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