Fat Mama Slim – Week Five

Another week on my Fat Mama Slim journey and another week where I haven’t really managed to do much exercise.

With all the walking to and from school most days, I just didn’t have the energy to then go for a run or hit the gym for an hour. I know, poor excuses really! I should be doing more to make an effort if I want this weight off!

I managed a run last Sunday and came away feeling utterly deflated. I really struggled and getting really disappointed at myself for not managing to run for more than 2 minutes when out road running. I should be getting better by now. I want to get better! I know I need to keep persevering at it. I’m not a natural runner so it’s going to take time and effort. I am determined to get there though as I really want to compete in a Triathlon next year!

I had planned to go to the gym this weekend but it’s that time of month (sorry to any guys reading this!) and for a couple of days I just don’t want to exercise.

With half term this week and I am going to try to hit the gym in the evenings at least a couple of times. I need to get back in to the routine of going again and then it will be easier. It’s getting in to the habit, I guess.

I am starting to eat healthier. I am finding that I am not picking at so many bad snacks and I can actually put the biscuits away without feeling the need to eat them all.

I am also hoping that now I have a blender, I can make some lovely juices and protein shakes which will help with the weight loss. Just need the nice summer weather to re-appear so I don’t feel so cold eating a salad!

I’m relatively happy that I have lost a pound this week, although slightly disappointed that my waist measurement has gone up, but I am putting that down to bloating. Hopefully I can get that down again this week with some gym sessions and ab crunches!


The Stats: 

  • Start Weight: 158lbs
  • Target Weight: 120lbs
  • Total Target Weight Loss: 38lbs
  • Start Waist Measurement: 38.9 inches
  • Week One: 156lbs & 38.2 inches
  • Week Two: 154lbs & 34.6 inches
  • Week Three: 154lbs & 34.6 inches
  • Week Four: 154lbs & 34.6 inches
  • Week Five: -1lbs & 0 inches
  • Week Five Weight: 153lbs
  • Week Five Waist Measurement: 35.4 inches
  • Total Weight Loss To Target: 33lbs




  1. chantelle hazelden (mamamummymum)
    June 5, 2014 / 7:47 am

    sounds like you are doing amazingly well. I bloat out when its my time of the month too!! I love a good protein shake and I make sure to have one after exercising, helps the muscles recover 🙂 #bloggingmums