So this was the week.
I originally set myself an interim target of losing 3.5 Stone by 23rd December. I then got a bit cocky and bought it forward to 10th. I then lost the plot entirely and bought it forward to 3rd December.
And you know what?
I did it!
Last night I’d lost 2.5lb, half a lb more than I hoped for. That takes me to a total loss of 3 Stone 7.5lb (49.5lb) and gave me my 3.5 Stone award. Woop Woop!
I cant tell you how stunned I was. You could have slapped me with a kipper and called me Mary (you gotta love a Len Goodmanism). Last weekend posed some real challenges in terms of planning, because my good friend Helen came to visit. Only I didn’t know she was coming. It was a wonderful surprise cooked up by Helen and Ben for my birthday. It was awesome! It did mean that I couldn’t forward plan. But you know what? It wasn’t a problem because I didn’t let it be a problem. I thought on my feet and made good choices, while still having a wonderful time. And for that I am so proud of myself. I keep saying I’m not going to put a time limit on my losses again as its too stressful, but I have a nagging suspicion that working to a deadline is better for me. It certainly kept me focused this past weekend.
This week Zoe talked about daring to dream. Which is just a fancy pants way of saying believe. In yourself, your ability, that you can do this – whatever it might be. And she was absolutely right. By putting it out there and having faith in myself, I achieved what I wanted to achieve. Listening to all the positive affirmations on Sesame Street every day must be paying off
“If what I am is what’s in me, then I’ll stay strong – that’s who I’ll be
and I will always be the best “me” that I can be.
There’s only one me I admit, have a dream I’ll follow it
It’s up to me to try.”
What I Am – Sesame Street
Seriously. Every. Day!
But its got a point. It is up to me and I can’t tell you how proud of me I am right at this moment. 🙂
So anyway I got asked a very good question last night. Did I want to go any further before Christmas? I do have various parties coming up, but I see them in isolation. For me, one party in a week isn’t a reason to go nuts for the other six days. Not now anyway 😉 So I have 4.5lb to loose to drop me into the next stone bracket (its always nice to see the big number at the front going down) and despite the two doos I have I would like to achieve that over the next three weeks. Don’t get me wrong. I fully intend to enjoy my meal with the ladies this Saturday and the big frock wearing extravaganza the following week, but I don’t want to undo anything I’ve just done – well not until Christmas Day anyway 😉
I also need to set another interim target, having reached this one (I have talked before about how we only ever set our own targets at SW). My next interim target is to reach 5 stone loss. As it stands that means losing another 1.5 stone (plus any Christmas gains – bleugh!). I’m not going to put a time limit on this just yet but this may change in the New Year. We’ll see.
Have a great week people.