Well last nights weigh in was OK, in terms of amount lost. I lost 1.5lb. It’s an OK loss (not great – not a gain – you know, just OK). But it terms of what it meant to my weight loss journey it was a fantastic loss. It meant I have now lost over 3 Stone, meaning I got my 3 Stone award. Yaaay!
Total lost is now 3 stone 1lb (43lb).
I was super happy to get my award, however this week (and last week’s) small loss did give me a little bit of wheel wobble when talking to the group. Last week I bought my target of losing 3.5 stone forward from Christmas to 10th December (in time for the IQ Christmas Party on 13th and incidentally my 35th birthday on 12th). With this weeks small (ish) loss, that means losing an average of 2lb a week for the next three weeks. Last week this felt totally doable, but having only lost 1.5lb this week (and 1lb last week) I suddenly felt like maybe I was setting myself up for disappointment. My leader Zoe pointed out I had absolutely lost this much in three weeks before and therefore thought it was a very realistic target. So I am going to leave that target in place and focus on achieving it. But I don’t know if I will place time frames on targets again!
Anyway, I’m not going to let that take the shine off my new award. I am proud of it and it’s up there with the rest! I have actually run out of room on the kitchen cupboards now, so am not sure where I’ll put the rest – and believe me there will be A LOT more awards coming my way!!!
So the plan for the coming week is to lose at least 2lb. I plan to do this by being more diligent with my diaries and by eating more superfree foods (ie vegetables) with each meal. I always try and make a third of each meal the superfree that Slimming World suggests, but it doesn’t always happen 😉 . So I will be making more of an effort to ensure it does in the coming weeks. I am also off into Guildford on Saturday (on my own, without the boy. Freeeeedom!). I have an appointment at Rigby & Pellar (ladies you know what I’m talking about – oh yeah!!!) It’s Ben’s birthday present to me and I can’t tell you how excited I am. I will however, try to be organised and take food (especially snacks) with me, to ensure I can stay focused when I’m surrounded by the unhealthy fast food that tends to be sold in city centres. I once had a seemingly healthy looking crayfish and rocket sandwich in Pret, then looked up the Syns. 18!!!! That’s more than a days allowance. I was so shocked. But it does mean now I know and that I wont be doing it again!
Have a great week!