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Weigh in

Lost another half pound – just another half pound to go to have lost two and a half stone.  Hopefully next week.

I really didn’t deserve to have lost anything this week – should have put on a couple of pounds really.  I went up north to a funeral and spent a few days visiting family.  The buffet at the wake was all pastry/bread with NO salad.  Plus, my parents aren’t quite used to me eating properly yet so there was a serious shortage of good stuff on the menu.  I bought myself some grapes and peppers, and did my best with what was in the freezer.  And I put away a bottle of wine in 3 nights.  On the plus side I did go for another gentle run/walk session; and MIL goes to Slimming World so her larder was much more suitable.

Weigh in

Another 0.5lb on, making me 1lb above target.  Still in range though, but I must get back in the groove.

Today was our group’s Woman of the Year competition.  I was shocked during the past week to receive a letter telling me I’d been nominated.  I managed to find a couple of photos of me in the bad old days, wrote a bit of a blurb (which I duly ignored and winged it) and thought “not a hope in hell”.

There were 5 of us to do our thing in front of everyone else.  Standing up in front of people to speak is NOT my favourite thing.  My mind went blank and, as I said above, I winged it – severely editing the 2.5 sides of A4 I’d prepared down to not even a side.   Musta done something right because I WON!!!!!!!!!  I was presented with a sash, a certificate and an orchid.  Took me a few minutes to stop shaking.

I’ve no idea what comes next, though there is a national final.  My consultant will fill me in later.

So, if any of you are struggling with your weight I can recommend SW.  I haven’t found it difficult to follow, and it’s got me from eating 5 a year to 5 (or more) a day.  If it can do that for me it can help anyone.  If you already belong to a group, then try to stay to the chat bit after weigh in.  That’s what I put my success down to (and my stubborn-ness when I really want to do something).

And remember, above all, this is not a temporary change to your eating regime.  No, it’s meant as a lifetime commitment.  If what you were eating before was gonna keep the weight off it would have done.  It didn’t work then, it won’t work now.  Not that I’m 100% on plan at all times.  I have the odd day off here and there, and the odd day where I’m part on and part off.  Any questions, please ask.

From this –

Sat in a cafe in Monte Carlo.

Sat in a cafe in Monte Carlo.

to this –

Same clothes, different size me (different location too).

Same clothes, different size me (different location too).

Size 12 shirt size 14 jeans

Size 12 shirt size 14 jeans.


Sorry, no weigh in

Now I’m a target member of Slimming World I don’t have to weigh in every week.  This week saw me returning the in-laws back to in-law-ville instead.

I’ve managed to upset my upper arm muscle again, probably due to lots of driving and lifting of things.

Normal service should be resumed on Monday.  Thanks for still following me (if you are).

Weigh in – yeah baby!!!!!

Can you guess what I did?!?!?!  That’s right, I hit my target.  In fact, I went half a pound under.  Go me!!!!!!!!!!

Wow!  I never thought I’d do it.  I mean, I hoped that I would, I wanted to, but every other attempt has derailed after a few pounds so I was expecting to get bored with Slimming World way before I got this far.

I cannot thank enough my consultant, Linzi, and the support of my group.  There were times when things weren’t going well (series of gains/maintains) but staying to group and listening to how others have got through these phases really helped.

And now, I positively crave my fruit and veggies during the day.  Whilst this may not sound impressive to you, I spent the first 43 years of my life refusing point blank to have anything to do with 99.9% of them.  In my life the 5 a day idea translated into 5 a month if you were lucky.  So big changes have happened; big changes that have embedded into my psyche and now feel normal and right.

Have I finished losing weight?  For now, yes.  In the future, who knows?  I have another target in mind but others have told me I look fine as I am.  So I’m going to give it a while and see how I feel in a few months.

Weigh in – award

Yes!!!!  I lost a pound to get my 2 stone award.  Just 4lbs more to hit my target.

I consider myself VERY lucky to have done it this week.  Last week I was away visiting family and going out for the day.  So, my food choices weren’t always the best.  In fact, I think I flexi-syned every day!  When I got on the scales on Saturday (2 days ago) I’d put on 2lbs from my last weight in.  Somehow or other – and please don’t ask me how ‘cos I don’t know (but if I did I’d bottle it and sell it) – I lost 3lbs in 2 days.

Whilst at group this morning I left my purse in my bag so I ran back to get it.  Big mistake.  The consultant yelled at me to stop running on my bad knee.  By the time I left group it was feeling a bit twingy.  Then when I got home I indulged in some Body Magic – otherwise known as spring-cleaning the bedroom.  Let’s just say the ice pack was my bestest friend this afternoon.

So, dear readers, for those of you who know about this sort of thing.  I tweaked (twisted/sprained) my MCL – no tearing.  How long do I rest it?  It’s 2 days shy of 5 weeks since I did it.  Should I still be taking it easy or should I be doing some sort of rehabilitative excerise?  The urge to run again is really pulling at me but I don’t want to make things worse.  Any ideas, please??????

Pit party over

I got my sulk over and done with by bedtime last night.  I was just so disappointed at the results, after being a very good girl last week.  Hopefully, it’ll show better this week.

Since running has been off the menu I have been so tired.  I’ve quickly returned to my pre-exercise ability to sleep till 8.30 in a morning and still be tired.  Fortunately I know that as soon as I get exercising again it will pass.  Unfortunately, although the knee is mending – I did a 3 mile walk today – I’ve now done something to my left arm.  <sigh>.  It suddenly started aching yesterday for no good reason and today there’s a bruise.  These things are sent to try us.

Once we get into July I am going to phone a personal trainer that I know to see if he can get me sorted out.  I want an exercise plan that works on core strength, running strength, and non-running strength.  I want him to analyse my walking and running gait as well as general posture.  Then I want some exercises I can do to get this body of mine strong enough to get back into running and keep running without getting injured.  It’s so disheartening to pick up injuries, so I want to get myself into optimum condition.  A friend of mine has suggested swimming so that will probably be on the menu too.  I’m not a fan of swimming as I get cold really easily – and being in water seems to be the quickest way for me to get cold.  But I shall pull on my big girl panties and give it a go for a few weeks.

Weigh in

You’d think, with losing a pound this past week, I’d be happy.  Well I’m NOT!!!!!  Why?  Because I’d set myself the target of 2lbs off, but would have settled for 1.5lbs off as this would have gotten me my 2 stone off award.  So, I’m sulking.

And because I don’t always learn easily I have set myself the target of 5lbs off in two weeks.  Think I must have masochistic tendencies.