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).
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……
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…….
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!!