Weight Loss Wednesdays: My Goal #1

I’m fully aware that this post is going to turn out to look slightlyย controversial; amongst bloggers and YouTubers, there seems to be this strange stigma around talking about weight loss unless you’re visibly overweight. I know that sounds daft, but trust me – every time I’ve even hinted at being unhappy with my weight, people have come to my defence faster than the speed of light. I really, truly appreciate this. But the time is come to admit something, and I’ve only admitted it to myself this morning – I need to lose some weight.

I’m sure that’s something else people won’t like – me saying Iย needย to lose weight. But for me, I do. I know my ideal weight, the weight I’ve been most happy at, and at the moment I am way past that mark. I didn’t know how much past it until this morning.

I stepped on the scales just a few minutes ago and had to do so several times before I believed the figure it was showing me. My clothes still seem to fit OK, and I feel alright, but I’m starting to think I’ve been fooling myself. I need to do this for me, and for my future goals in life. Many of you know I aspire to be a TV presenter, and if the camera adds 10 lbs I’ve got some serious work to do!

Many weight loss blog posts contain photos to document the journey, and a running total of the person’s weight. Call me a coward but I can’t face either of those things.

All I’m going to do is tell you how much weight I’ve lost each week, not how much I weight. My aim is to lose 2 stone, which will bring me to the weight I once felt most comfortable at.

So how am I going to do it? This might shock you…exercise and healthy eating. I know this may seem like a novelty but it’s the only way to do it. And believe me, I’m going to do it.

So, this is how it will work. Each Wednesday, I’ll talk about my progress throughout the week and give a little total somewhere around here:

Weekly weight loss: 0 lbs ** Total weight loss: 0 lbs

I’ve never been more ready!

Stay Creative,

Chyaz xox

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21 Comments

  1. iwka
    July 25, 2012 / 11:21 am

    good luck with everything ๐Ÿ™‚ it would be interesting to see how is your weight compared to your height though. what is your BMI? ๐Ÿ™‚ if you can share that… anyway good luck again ๐Ÿ™‚

    • July 25, 2012 / 1:38 pm

      Thank you! I may work out my BMI for the next post ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  2. Elena
    July 25, 2012 / 11:25 am

    Good luck Chyaz! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I think it would be interesting if every now and then you could post what type of things you are eating or how often and how you excercise…it might be helpful for other people on their weight loss journey.
    xx

    • July 25, 2012 / 1:38 pm

      Thank you! I will try to include those details in the blog posts ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  3. smallkat
    July 25, 2012 / 11:25 am

    Chyaz, nothing wrong with wanting to be fit and healthy. Maybe you can inspire me!

    • July 25, 2012 / 1:38 pm

      Thanks honey ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  4. Sara
    July 25, 2012 / 11:51 am

    I completely get where you’re coming from, Chyaz (although I do happenj to think you look absolutely gorgeous and not at all overweight ๐Ÿ™‚ , but not being overweight and not feeling good about yourself are two completely different things.
    I’m going through kind of the same thing myself, I seem to have put on quite a bit of weight during final exam stress and the like during my last year of uni (I graduated last month) and it can be really depressing. Started doing Zumba 3 times a week to try and burn some calories, going for the occasional run and generally watching what I eat, I also read that green tea can help with fat burning so I’m drinking that like there’s no tommorrow haha ๐Ÿ˜›
    Good luck with it, and I hope you achieve your goals, just don’t turn into one of those boring obsessive dieters who forgets that real beauty is on the inside…although I’m sure that won’t happen ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • July 25, 2012 / 1:39 pm

      We’re totally in the same boat! I didn’t give a second thought to what I was eating towards the end of Uni, and it is depressing afterwards. Good luck to you, and thank you for your lovely comment xox

  5. 1997Poplip
    July 25, 2012 / 11:58 am

    Good Luck Chyaz! Just Remember not to do anything stupid, and if you’re going to the gym a lot, muscle weighs way more than fat. Also, in my opinion, 2 stone is a bit drastic. If you want to loose a bit of weight, that’s fine, but for someone who’s already a healthy weight, it can be a little bit too much. Nevertheless, it’s up to you what you want to do, as long as you stay healthy. Best of luck x

    • July 25, 2012 / 1:40 pm

      Thank you! I will be very sensible about it ๐Ÿ™‚ 2 stone sounds drastic but I know it’s what’s right for me, and I know I’ll feel so much better xox

  6. lovely_Anne
    July 25, 2012 / 1:42 pm

    Good Luck Chyaz!
    I admire you for being so open about your weight ๐Ÿ™‚
    You can do this!

  7. wanda
    July 25, 2012 / 6:51 pm

    good luck! feeling comfortable and feeling and of course being beautiful yourself is the most important thing ๐Ÿ™‚
    when you say and feel that you have to lose weigt, then do it, listen to yourself and your body will tell you whatยดs right ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Annie
    July 25, 2012 / 9:28 pm

    Chyaz it’s nice to see someone in the same position as me! I’m not overweight or anything but I need to lose weight. I’ve been so unhappy with my body and I want to change it. I’m not doing anything bad, I’m just eating better and exercising more.

    Best of fortune with your journey sweetie, I’m so proud of yu xxx

  9. shivani
    July 26, 2012 / 4:03 pm

    hie chyaz
    good luck i hope you will your goal

    • shivani
      July 26, 2012 / 4:10 pm

      i meant i hope you will achieve your goal dear
      my best wishes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. shivani
    July 26, 2012 / 4:06 pm

    hie chyaz
    good luck i hope you will win your goal!!!!
    if you want to loose weight without getting tired so try doing yoga its fantastic dear trust me you will love the result

  11. Sian
    July 26, 2012 / 7:35 pm

    A good way to ‘kick off’ your weight loss journey would be to do a detox, you feel so much better after – and most only last 2 days. I find it gives your body a chance to stop craving junk food and sugar. I recommend the Leek Soup Weekend which you can find on frenchwomendontgetfat.com. Also some really good lifestyle tips and recipes there too. Good luck.

  12. Sian
    July 26, 2012 / 7:36 pm

    Ooh almost forgot – try lemon water!

    • July 30, 2012 / 1:41 pm

      Ya i mostly drink lemon water when i am tired because it boost me !which makes me relax a lot!!

  13. Sofie
    July 27, 2012 / 12:13 pm

    Good luck, Chy!

  14. Amber
    July 30, 2012 / 7:49 am

    I wish you would document with photos or actual numbers, but either way do what makes you comfortable sweetheart and good luck, i’ve lost a pound and a half this past week myself and I am very excited! Good luck!

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