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!


Lauren said...

AMAZING! 6lbs to go is just fantastic - you are an inspiration. Love your attitude too. I'm always looking for a quick fix, but there isn't one. It's just eating right, getting a positive mental attitude and sticking to it. =) xxx

Helen said...

Thankyou! I've been looking for a quick fix for about 15 years! Sadly it took me that long to realise there is no easy way! x

Anonymous said...

Well done! You really are an inspiration!

You've made me think about what it will be like when I reach target (hopefully some time next year). I hadn't realised that I was unconsciously assuming once I got there it would be easy to stay there. But I'm the same with food, I still crave junk food too. This week was my first gain and I'm incredibly surprised (and pleased) that it was only 1 lb after the way I fell off the wagon. It just reinforces what you're saying.

Thank you very much for making me think about it. Now that I'm aware of it, I can start making my peace with it too :-)

Have a great christmas!
Vicky xxx