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).
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.
Sorry it’s a day late. This “lovely” weather is playing havoc with my sense of self. So much so that I have been making poor food choices for 3 weeks now. Yet I have lost a net total of 2.5lbs. A 3lb loss followed by a maintain followed by this week’s half pound gain.
That was the motivation I needed to stop messing about and get rid of the last pound and a half by Monday – even if I have to amputate something lol .
As you’ve probably noticed, there’s not been much getting off the couch in recent weeks. Well, as long as this heat lasts there won’t be much in the next few weeks either. My knee seems to be bearing up reasonably well. My arm twinges if it gets in a breeze for too long. I am ready to get out there and knock off some 3 mile walks before slowly easing back into the running again. Just need the heat to go away.
This week saw a maintain. After being very naughty and doing lots of flexi-syning (going above and beyond the limit of 15) on several days, I’m more than happy to take that.
I am so over this hot weather. The forecast is for it to continue for the rest of the month! I shall be a right grump by then.
3lbs off and SotW. 1lb to go.
It has been a fun week in a very not funny way. Hubby’s surgery went according to plan, as is the recovery. Unfortunately the recovery includes lots of pain and just when you think you’re about done with that it ramps up even more for a few days. This is where we’re at right now and it’s tough on both of us. The running up and down stairs has got the Body Magic ticking along nicely.
The stress of seeing your loved one in absolute agony and there’s nothing you can do is hard to take. So, my appetite is down and I’ve been eating a little ‘off-plan’ – not as much as I would have done last year so the SW way has obviously gotten ingrained.
Roll on next week.
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??????
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.