Wibbly Wobbly Weightloss – Losing Weight the Wibbly Wobbly Way: Week 9

I’m a bit late with this post, not to mention being a bit distracted by various birthdays and birthday parties this week.  Last night we had A6’s spa party and I’m exhausted.  Next time we’re going to a farm or something!  Well, probably not.  Knowing myself, as I do, I’ll have recovered by tomorrow and will be enthusiastically planning the next one!

I am a woman who has stayed the same this week, in more ways than one.  My weight is exactly the same as last week, and my nightly snacking habit shows no signs of abating.  With two birthdays I’m fairly pleased with the ‘staying the same’ weight-wise, but I am bit disappointed in my efforts not to snack.  It is such an ingrained habit, that to sit down and watch a dvd with Gary sans snack feels wrong!  This is going to be a harder habit to break than I first thought and, apart from increasing my activity, is probably the main hurdle to me losing weight.  So I’ve got me a plan.

I was intending sharing this plan today, but honestly, I’m too tired.  We (Gary and the three eldest children) are off to a 50th birthday party tonight.  I’m just hoping Gary and I don’t fall asleep on the table!  And I’ve still got work to do for next week’s school.  Bring on the ready-made curricula after Christmas.  Have I mentioned I’m tired?

All you lovely people who left me such kind comments yesterday – I will be replying and visiting your blogs just as soon as I come back to the world of the living!  How on earth did I manage without sleep for so long??

Please do feel free to give this post some substance by sharing how your week went and join me in being ‘naughty snack free’ next week because I really do have me a plan…….


  1. This week I’ve been working really hard on upping my water intake – I realised I was dehydrated every day (some days I wouldn’t drink more than half a litre, usually when I was doing a 13 hour shift and didn’t force myself to drink before and after to make up for being frantic all day and not having time). I suspect it might be one of the factors behind how tired I seem to be at the moment even though I’m sleeping fairly well. The goal at the moment is 1.5l but I’ll push it to 2l when I’ve got into that habit. Apparently thirst is often interpreted as hunger so maybe I will crave biscuits less?

    1. I tried to convince my son (who eats us out of house and home) that his hunger was in fact thirst! It didn’t work. He downed a pint of water and exclaimed that he was still hungry! Maybe I’ll make him drink 2 pints next time.

      1. I’ve also heard it takes 15 minutes for your brain to catch up with your stomach, so that’s why so many people overeat – they don’t take a midway break!

  2. I don’t know for sure because I don’t own a scale, but I think for certain I have not lost weight these past couple weeks, and might have gained a bit back as it was hard to eat right while camping. I ate just what everyone else ate at the campfire and it was loaded with lots of stuff that I am no longer eating much of. Anyhow, I am back on track for this week and I feel that no lasting harm was done. As far as your snacking goes, I don’t think you should do away with it, but instead plan for it and have some healthy options that you have already included in your overall plan.

    1. It’s the healthy options I’m struggling with! I just want chocolate, a cup of tea and dvd plus husband – a little bit of heaven on earth! An apple just isn’t the same!

  3. I’m glad you’re back. It seems to be a pattern that most of us are following this week. I stayed the same too. I’ll join you on your snack free week!

  4. Well done on staying the same with Gary’s gorgeous looking birthday cake in the house! I definitely didn’t stay the same! We’ve all been baking for a fundraiser and a “few” broken biscuits managed to find their way into my sticky paws!! And my husband has been away so no walking for the last week either. Back to it next week!

  5. I haven’t even stepped on the scale. Moving is not a good time to try to lose weight. We’ve been eating out way more than normal between all the work, the packed up kitchen, traveling, and checking out the new town. I’ve been joking with the kids that we’ll have to start a new blog called “Eating Montana” 🙂 I’m looking forward to getting back to routine, and thinking it’s time to get down to work and start faithfully recording my calories each day until things are under control. Can’t wait to hear your plan for curbing your evening snacking – maybe it will spark a good idea here!

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