Hello you – how are you?
I’m good thanks. It’s been an OK week, with good weather and a fairly relaxed son, unless you count the mad trip to the barbers where I literally had to pin him down to get his hair cut. What is it with boys? Man alive! It put a strain on my arm muscles (they’re still aching!) and my blood pressure. He was fine afterwards and happily took two Daim bar minis off the hairdresser and wolfed them down. She then shoved one in my hand saying I needed it more. I didn’t have the presence of mind not to eat it! It was OK, I could have just syned it but it gave me the taste. So I went and bought one. But do you know what? I didn’t stuff it in my face on the walk home. Nope I took it home (around 11am), put it in the fridge and had it after my tea! I saved enough syns (7.5) for it all day and bloody well enjoyed it. Of course I could have not had it at all, but I see this is a massive change in behaviour in itself and I’m proud of that. And look how cute he looks with short hair!
In terms of food, I’ve have had a fairly good week with some lovely meals, but I don’t know, something just wasn’t there this week. I knew I had this 2lb target. It was in my head all week and I tried, but probably not as hard as I could have done. It didn’t help that the food I bought for this week last Friday ran out on Monday. Not sure what happened there, but it threw me completely! Anyway, I know in my heart I haven’t been as diligent with my superfree and my syns as I could have been and so wasn’t surprised when I found out that I’d only lost 1lb last night.
Don’t get me wrong, on any other weigh in 1lb loss would be spanking, but last night it put me so tantalisingly close to my 6 stone award that I could have cried. I didn’t, but I could have. Total loss is now 5 stone 13lb (83lb).
I so wanted to reach 6 Stone by the time I went to Devon for the wedding this weekend. I’m sure you can understand. I felt a bit sorry for myself last night, and came home saying I didn’t feel like I’d achieved anything, because I hadn’t achieved what I wanted to. Ben nearly choked on his drink! He was adamant that I couldn’t dismiss the rest of the weight lost, just because I was 1lb short of own my mini target. I was adamant that you wouldn’t give a degree to someone who had yet to pass their final exam. Yeah I was in a pissy mood. Then he gave me a hug and told me that if he overheard me tell anyone at the wedding that I’d lost 6 stone, he wouldn’t jump in and say “I think you’ll find you’ve only lost 5 stone 13lb missy”. It made me laugh.
So yeah I could have lied and just told you all I got there, but what’s the use it that? Truth is I haven’t and I probably wont for a couple of weeks now, due to the large amounts of vino I intend to consume this weekend (well it’s not often I get to go to a wedding and without the boy!). And I could tell everyone at the wedding I have, but again that’s just not me. I’ll keep saying nearly 6 stone. You know, I’m nothing if not honest.
Anywho, lets wrap this up with a bit of positivity.
I promised when I took my comparison photos back in March, that I would take another in June. I promised myself if I got my 6 stone award that I would do it for this weeks post, but as you know I didn’t. But then this morning I thought, ‘ah what the hell’! So here you go:
So, yeah! What can I say? It’s all about the waist. And the hips. And the knees. And the neck.
FYI in the October I’d already lost 2 stone 2.5lb (I don’t have one from the first week – I wish I did!) By the January one I’d lost 4stone 2.5lb, the March one 5 stone and of course the June one 5 stone 13lb.
And I know I’m not smiling in any of these pictures, but it’s really hard to smile in selfies!
But I had a go, just for you Hayley!
So this week I’m going for a maintain. But I know it’s going to be a big one, so who knows.
Look out next week for pictures of me in the dress!
Have a great one!