So far my weight loss journey has been fraught with incredible highs and some whopping lows. I have lost massive amounts of weight and I have, on occasions, gained a pound or two here and there. Mentally, this journey has been quite a challenge, especially at the beginning. I knew I wanted to lose weight and I knew what had to be done, but thinking and doing are very different things.
Today, I am proud to say that I am 21 lbs lighter (1 stone 6 lbs / 9.5 kg). I am looking forward to reaching my first target of 28 lbs (2 stones / 12.7 kg). With 18 days to go before Christmas and my deadline, I certainly do not have that much time to meet my target. I know I can do this. I CAN DO THIS! I just need to focus and turn a blind eye to all the treats going around for this season. Come to think of it, I will have to turn to 2 blind eyes! Today is mince pies day! Man, I really like a good mince pie.
Christmas is going to be a right pain in the katoosh when it comes to my diet! The challenge will be to not gain any weight over the festive period. Should I start crying now? Just think of all the deliciousness I may have to say no to.
Silver lining? I am now fully into my strides when it comes to exercise and absolutely loving it. However, when it comes to food? I have had brilliant weeks (like last week) and I have not so great weeks (like this week). The scale tomorrow will not be what it was last Thursday at all. I can already tell. I have had one of those weeks where I just wanted to eat. Although for the most part, I did eat healthily just way too much.
Over the past few months, I had days when I got up feeling on top of the world and there were days I wanted to chuck my alarm out the window (except it is a DAB radio so chucking it may be a bit of a challenge, especially through a closed window). There were weekends when I jumped out of bed and got on with starting a Saturday or Sunday morning with exercise but there were also weekends when I just wanted to have a lie in even if I still did push myself to get up and get my exercise on.
It has certainly not been a smooth sailing journey so far. I find that it has been a rather emotional one at times. It has also been very rewarding journey so far. When I hear from friends, family and my trainer that they can now see the difference, it gives me the motivation to continue and get that little bit closer to my goal. I know I still have a way to go yet, but I am committed to this journey even when I have had my bad days or weeks.
A great thing that has happened so far? I am way more conscious of what passes through these lips of mine. I am more aware of the health benefits of some foods and of course the reasons not to eat others. Bring on the mince pies!!
As Porky Pig say – “Th-th-th-that’s all, folks!”