Date: Saturday 13 January 2018 (I have lost 3 lbs so I am down to 154 lbs – I am delighted!)
A 10-day break from the gym may seem like a lifetime to seasoned gym bunnies but the fact of the matter is that I usually have a longer break starting from early December. My plan was to be back in the gym on Tuesday 3 January but I had too much to organise and work had to come first (yes, some things never change!) so my first day back was 4 January. I am attending early morning classes which is brilliant as my exercise is out of the way first thing. The downside for a poor sleeper like me is that getting myself to classes on time can be a struggle. In any event, it was great to be back exercising after the break.
I am back on piste with my eating including taking careful notes for my daily food diary. I am meant to email these to the Weight Loss Clinic every day and would like to start sending these regularly again. Accordingly, I have been scribbling on different notes of paper but somehow still not managing to find the time to type them into the email templates and send them off. I hope next week will be better.
Every other day, I find I am able to slip into some item of clothing that I have not been able to wear for absolutely ages. It is such a satisfying feeling. Bestie bought me a goal denim dress in a UK size 10 in the summer of 2016. I am not what I would call a proper size 10 or even 12 so it has a lot to do with the style of the dress but the fact that I can finally fit into it just feels amazing. Playing dress up with my own wardrobe is becoming fun again.
I am making more of an effort with my food including doing the meal preparation in the morning for the entire day. If I can locate some of the photographs I took of my food preparation, I will share them in the post. If not, I will share it or them in a future post in the meantime below is a photograph of a delicious pudding or breakfast dish.
The 1,000 miles in 2017 did not quite materialise. I had hoped that by some miracle I could complete it. However, when I did the sums I had only managed 475.8 miles so there was no way that I could make up the missing 524.2 miles in the remaining time in the 3 months to the end of 2017. It is a glass half full for me in this respect because I feel like I finished a difficult year on a high.
I decided to lose weight in September 2014 and started my journey then, but I first had the idea for this blog in December 2015 though it did not get off the ground until May 2016 by which time I weighed about 166 lbs. By the end of 2016, I think I lost only 3 lbs in weight through a lot more in inches. It was frustrating as you can imagine and by Spring of 2017, I began to lose motivation meaning I gained nearly 20lbs. I started 2017 at 163 lbs and ended it at 155 lbs. A loss of 8 lbs. These sums are not significant on the face of it bearing mind the timescale but it does mean that since the start of my weight loss journey in 2014, I have now lost a total of 31 lbs. The most significant thing is getting past the fear that I could never lose weight no matter how hard I trained or how little or cleverly I ate. That was downright soul destroying.
I need to keep my head in the game and focus on getting to my final goal of 135lbs.
Until next time it’s