Hope this finds you well and happy? I’ve had good week. It’s been busy – too busy sometimes, but I bring it all on myself and to be honest it’s the way I like it.
I weighed in on Tuesday as usual, but as yesterday was Oscar’s birthday I didn’t get an opportunity to write. Apologies for the delay, but look at that cute face, filled with adoration for his new Buzz – how can you stay cross with that 😉
So despite running around like a thing possessed last week, I still managed to stay true to my plans. And it showed at weigh in when I lost 4lb making a total loss of 5 stone 4lb (74lb). I’m not going to get up on any kind of high horse about this, but being “busy” is not an excuse for not losing in a week. Not planning ahead can be a reason, but the way I see it, being busy in your life isn’t reason enough.
I read the blog of another “loser”. She’s got so much further to go than me and if you’re interested in weight loss and/or Slimming World, I highly recommend you check her out. She wrote a post last week that absolutely chimed with me. It was all about just doing it, whatever it is. I know I’ve put things off (including losing weight) before in my life, made excuses, waited for the ‘perfect’ time which never came. There are instances I deeply regret now. I’ve used the “too busy” excuse several times myself. But I’ve come to the conclusion that there is no ‘perfect’ time to do anything (just ask my husband who took on a brand new job, in a start up company, the month before I had my son- although back then I felt there could probably be a better time? 😉 ). So many people feel the need to tell me that they plan to lose weight when XYZ happens (although Karen I don’t mean you – you’re heavily pregnant, that’s not an excuse that’s a reason!!) and I don’t really know why. If you’re ready, to do whatever it is, you’re ready. If you’re not that’s fine. But I implore you – don’t wait for the ‘perfect’ time. It doesn’t exist.
Woah deep! Moving on…
So I’ve got 3lb to lose to get to 5.5st. I would very much like to lose these before 3rd May when I’ll be seeing my wonderful friend Jo. I haven’t seen her since my total loss was 3.5St, so this would make a nice round 2 stone difference. However I know that’s a month away and 3lb in a month is probably not stretching myself enough. So I’m going to set myself a little challenge and aim for 7lb loss in four weeks. This week, what with Oscars birthday and all, I’m being realistic (I’m not going mad but we are out for dinner on Saturday) so I’d like to lose 1lb.
Have a grand week!