Well today I have to say I’m feeling pretty chuffed to bits. I had 0.5lb to lose to reach my 1.5 stone award (21lb) this past week and following last weeks stand still I was really keen to get there.
I lost 4.5lb this week, making it 1 stone 11lb (25lb) in total, taking me through the 1.5 stone award and only 3lb away from my 2 stone award!
I did complete the more detailed diary as suggested by my consultant, but to be honest I really don’t think it helped me much. I can see that it would highlight any unhelpful behaviours, such as estimating your Syns etc, but I have always been pretty good at keeping an honest diary. I think we can just chalk last weeks blip up to “one of those things”.
Receiving my 1.5 stone award was wonderful. I was given two bags to hold, containing a stone and a half of grain. Its immense how heavy those things really are! My consultant asked if I was seeing any differences and I was thrilled to be able to tell her that I wore my jeans twice this week, comfortably. I stopped wearing them at 8 weeks pregnant and haven’t really been able to comfortably get back into them since (they fit for about a minute a few weeks after having Oscar, but I didn’t wear them, as I was so nervous about my scar). This was a real milestone for me. Its great to see the numbers going down every time you step on the scales, but it’s just as good, if not better, to have tangible reminders like this to show you just how well you’re doing 🙂
We also discussed how useful this blog has been, in keeping me motivated and focused. The chap in our group asked was it a guilt thing? That if I knew I was going to have to write about it that I just didn’t do it. I can see his point, but really I’ve never thought about it like that. I told him I detail everything here, cream, sausages the lot. It doesn’t stop me doing anything, but writing it down does help me reflect on whether I was happy with my choices and if not, how I can avoid repeating my mistakes in the future. It’s just part of my bag of weight loss tricks 😉
I also forgot to mention to the group that I can also now walk all the way up our hill (we live on a very steep road), pushing Oscar without stopping once. Sometimes its only when you stop doing something, that you realise you ever were in the first place.
Last night was also brilliant for my friend Emma (yes I’ve asked and she doesn’t mind me naming her here), who reached her two stone award! She’s done so well and I know how much she wanted this, particularly following her Woman of the Year win a couple of weeks ago. She’s looking and doing fab – yay her!
So next week will be interesting. I know I can and have lost more than 3lb in a week, but I think to expect that would be setting myself up for a fall. I would however, like to reach my 2 stone award in the next two weeks. I think that’s reasonable and realistic. I’ll let you know how it goes.
PS – Oh yeah I also won Slimmer of the Week, and Emma was given Slimmer of the Week runner up as there was only 0.5lb in it. Go us!