Ok, first off - my first week back on Weight Watchers after my summer hiatus was a huge success - 5lbs off! I think it may have had something to do but the week before being 'that time of the month' (sorry, overshare) but whatever, I'll take it. It was exactly the boost I needed to keep focused. I then weighed in this morning with a loss of another 1.5lb so I'm a happy bunny!
Unfortunately my social life does not like me being focussed on Weight Watchers and is determined to throw as many obstacles in my way as possible! I've written before about the weight loss/socialising issue...how the more weight you lose, the more you want to socialise, the harder it is to lose more weight because you're always out eating and drinking...yeah, you know what I'm getting at. Its a huge pain in the arse but I'm a firm believer that life comes before Weight Watchers, and that I didn't slog my guts out for the last two years just to sit alone in my room because I'm too scared to gain a few lbs. So I go out, and I drink too much, and I order what I want off the menu because GOD DAMMIT if I don't deserve to have fun and enjoy myself. Ok so maybe I shouldn't be enjoying myself four or five times a week, but still....
Anyway. On Saturday I hopped into my little car (who is called Pebbles not only because she is a Polo and I like alliteration, but also because she is a Flintstone car. J Reg people. J. The car is only a year younger than I am) and poodled off up the M1 for the Leamington Blogger Meet, where I consumed more cake than I thought possible in one 24 hour period. We also went to Wagamamas and went on a mini bar crawl around town - my sort of weekend! It was the first blogger event I've ever been to and it was so good to meet everyone - particularly my fellow WAMK members! Special thanks goes to Sarah for organising the weekend and taking us to all the best places around town. It definitely helps to have a local in-tow when you're visiting a new place!
(Speaking of WAMK, have you guys all met Chris?? He's our newest member and is also a BOY-TYPE-PERSON. I know right?? A guy that talks about recipes and exercise and weight loss and stuff, and not just about football and who is fitter out of Tulisa and Cheryl Cole (blates Cheryl). I was shocked too. But seriously though, go say hello and introduce yourselves, and if any of you out there have a boy-type-person who is looking to shed a few lbs and get fit then point them in Chris's direction. After losing 7st on Slimming World, he definitely knows his stuff.)
I took quite a few photos over the course of the weekend, but some of these are Gem's and Kim's. Appropriate credit has been given!! Beware, I am about to go from talking about WAMK and weigh-in to photos of so much fattening stuff you may gain a few lbs just looking at them.
We stayed in a super fancy Travelodge that the Queen used to stay in when she visited the Spa! Obviously it was not a travelodge then... me, Gem, Kim, Sarah, Rosie and Katy (this is one of Kim's!)
Afternoon tea at Vinteas!
Died and gone to heaven...
Where Are My Knees? on tour!
I had an amazing weekend and it was really fantastic to meet everyone - can't wait to do it again in Cardiff in January!