Where I am

Crikey, I cannot believe that it is already 5 months since my first blog!  Can you believe it?  I am still pinching myself.  It has definitely not been the easiest journey.  I have had my binge days, my chocolate days and my ‘I can’t be asked’ days.  I have had big weight losses and just as big weight gains.  Trust me when I say, it has been a roller coaster ride. I know I still have a way to go yet, but I am taking a ‘pat on the back’ moment right now (I did actually pat myself of the back too).

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Five months may seem like a short time frame, but I have achieved quite a bit so far on this journey of mine. I reached my first milestone and lost more than 2 stones/12.7 kg/28 lbs.  I am fitter than I have been in way too long to remember and I am now wearing medium sized clothes comfortably (massive smile here – teeth skinning grin to be honest).

I have also started a few personal development thingies due to feeling generally better.  I will be running a half marathon in a couple of weeks (madness I tell you) for Children with Cancer UK; I have finally started to learn how to swim (I am still absolutely shite at it…..but hey ho, it will get better with time) and I now volunteer for a couple of charities.  Great news? With the weight loss and fitness level increasing, I am way more……

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Damn it though….as much as I am celebrating at the moment, the journey continues.  I have to get back to being focused and get on with the business of losing weight and getting fit.  The last couple of weeks has been a great example of my highs and lows. Two weeks ago, I was super strict with my diet and had a really big loss.  This week?  Well, this week I just ate and gained back most of the weight lost the week before.  Just so you know, I had my hair braided with chunky plaits, so I am totally blaming some of the weight gain to the hair (I know……it is a reach)! Can you see my struggle here?  Oh the pain.

Anyways, my target date is looming.  When you think about it, May is not that far and I am more than determined to reach my target by the deadline I set.  So, I am going to, AGAIN, attempt to give up sugar (and  not replace it with sweetener even if the sweetener boast of being calorie free).  I will still chow down on my fruits though and will only be giving up processed sugar. Lent is a good time to give this a go even if I started a couple of days late (oooooops).  Then…..I am going to keep…….

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Thank you for the support so far.  I cannot tell you how much this means to me but I can try. IT MEANS A HELL OF A LOT!! 

 

2 thoughts on “Where I am

  1. Wow Karen what an amazing journey. Congratulations…we all have ups and downs! Don’t be too hard on yourself just stay the course. Good luck with the half marathon. Sxx

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