Thursday, 16 December 2010

Weigh In #39

Another week another loss! I finally seem to be back on a losing streak and it couldn't have come at a better time. Although I'm not going to get to target for Christmas I'm finally starting to feel happy with the way I look. Which is a first.

I've finally realised that losing weight is a marathon, not a short sprint. Who cares when I get to target, as long as I get there! And get there I will. In mid January hopefully (taking into account the mince pies, crisps and cheese I intend to indulge in over the festive period), if not before.

I stretched in the mirror the other day and I saw the faintest hint of my ribs. I haven't seen my ribs for as long as I can remember and it kind of shocked me. I never want to get to the stage where I'm bony, that's for sure. Not that that will ever happen. I'm not one of those people who has stopped craving junk food as a result of eating healthily for a sustained period of time. I still want pizza on a daily basis. I still want to stuff my face with cheese and biscuits from time to time. I will never get too skinny because I love food too much!

My weight will always be a problem. I know this. I will always have to fight against my natural instinct to eat too much food of the wrong sort. I will always have to keep a check on my weight. It will never be easy.

I've made my peace with that.

Starting Weight: 227 pounds
Current Weight: 153 pounds
Weight Loss This Week: 1.5 pounds 
Total Weight Loss: 74 pounds
Target Weight: 147 pounds

6 pounds to go!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Weigh In #38

For various reasons I didn't manage to make it to a weigh in last week. I've just bought a house and am run off my feet trying to get it ready to move into. Oh, and I volunteer at the Samaritans and had to cover an emergency duty last Tuesday.

Excuses aside, I'm slightly annoyed with myself that I only lost 1.5 pounds this week. 1.5 pounds in two weeks really, seeing as that was my last weigh in. Then again, it was my staff Christmas do on Friday and I had pork belly, red wine and cheese and biscuits. None of which are exactly ideal for Slimming World!

Oh, and the weekend before I had a night out for my friend's birthday. Not only did I drink cider (a major weakness of mine) but or the first time in months and months I got garlic bread with cheese from the takeaway on the way home! What a fool! Garlic bread with cheese has always been one of my major downfalls though so I suppose I've done quite well not having any this year at all until last weekend.

I'm not proud of myself though and, with only two weigh ins to go before Christmas, I really need to avoid any more temptations. I doubt that I'll be able to hit target before Christmas now but I'd really like to get as much off as possible so I can indulge a little over the festive period.

Oh, who am I kidding! I can't wait to dive head first into a box of mince pies. I refuse to deprive myself at Christmas!

Starting Weight: 227 pounds
Current Weight: 154.5 pounds
Weight Loss This Week: 1.5 pounds 
Total Weight Loss: 72.5 pounds
Target Weight: 147 pounds

7.5 pounds to go!