Well hello there!
How’s your week been? Mine’s been OK. Actually no its been good – there I just upgraded it! I’ve had a good week, despite preparing and interviewing for a job I didn’t get. I got so many lovely compliments from people who saw me dressed smartly and in make up (hahaha yes it is that rare) that you know what? It was totally worth the interview, regardless of the outcome. Take that world!
So onto the reason for the post. I weighed in yesterday and lost a respectable 2lb, taking my total weight loss to 1st 13lb (27lbs). I said last week that expecting to lose the 3lb needed to take me to 2 stone in one week was setting myself up for a fall and I was right. I’m so glad I managed my expectations and came away happy with the loss I achieved, rather than going in with unrealistically high expectations and coming way disappointed. There are few emotions worse than disappointment.
This week I didn’t attend my usual group. For various reasons, we went to the earlier group, with Oscar in tow, weighed in and came straight home. I have to say it sucked! I was desperate to weigh in (its so much easier to stay motivated when you know how you’re doing – managers the world over take note!!) and i’m really glad I did. But I have realised just how much I get out of my group meetings, the time I spend there and the people I’ve met. Obviously, its partly due to the time I get to spend out of the house without Oscar (sorry the boy!), but more than that I realised I wanted to share my week with others and in return hear how others are doing. I felt like I’d missed out and am actually pleased I didn’t get my 2 stone award outside of my normal group! However, I could easily have turned the situation into an excuse not to go. But I didn’t. I’m committed, it means something to me, so I found a way, and for that I am jolly proud of myself.
That’s something else I’ve been doing of late, giving myself credit for positive stuff I’ve done. Its not been easy (is that a British thing or just me?), but the more I practice it the better it feels. Yay me (hahaha there I go again).
So the plan for the next week? At Slimming World we only ever set our own targets, regardless of what they might be. My first target was to loose 2 stone. My next week will be focusing on achieving that. Then I’ll be setting myself another target. I think I know what that’s going to be, but I’ll let you know (once I’m done with this one;))