Saturday, 26 May 2018

Half A Stone

No, Not that kind of stone!   I weighed myself just before we headed off for our holiday.  In the space of  a smidgeon under two months the 'elephant in the bathroom' has  lost seven whole pounds.    I know that there might be some people out there will be rather underwhelmed by my achievement.  After all, aren't there plans where you're supposed to be able to lose more than that in a week?   But I'm as pleased as punch.

For aside from stepping up the running it seems that I've done very little in the way of dieting.  Well okay maybe there's a little bit less snacking and midweek vino.  But I've still have a couple of naughty binges and even got a little bit tipsy on a few occasions.  After all isn't that what fizzy wine and girlie catch ups are for?

Now things are going in the right direction I'll admit that my original weight loss target was three stone which would get me to normal BMI for my height.    There's a proviso here. When I've seen  photos of younger self at near that weight  I look like skin and bone, not healthy at all.  Since then too, somewhere along the path towards self appreciation  I learned to love my curves.  If there comes a time when I don't like what I see in the mirror I'll be making sure that I do everything in my power to stop the progression to string bean.  If it means more chocolate it's a small sacrifice to pay!

I'm wondering how I'll fare on holiday in a country that's famed for its divine food and drink. I suspect there would be no bell rung at  the weigh in at next week's slimming club if I was a member of one. Thankfully I'm not.  What encourages me  is there's been ups and downs on this two month journey.  I'm fairly confident that even if there are a couple too many almond croissants with my name on there'll all be jogged off again within a couple of weeks. 





12 comments:

  1. Well done Julie, how gratifying to lose weight before a holiday....gives you a bit of leeway to indulge! And if a few of those lost pounds do make their way back on, as you say, you'll soon jog them off when you're home.

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    1. I might jog some off here. The coastpath is a great place for a little trot. xx

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  2. That's a pound a week, more or less, which is a good, sustainable loss. You will know when to stop and I am sure you won't go too far. Maybe just into the healthy BMI or around that point?
    Really well done.
    J x

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    1. Of course I hadn't really taken in the pound a week thing with all the ups and downs. That's rather sensible. xx

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  3. Excellent. Well done you!
    Arilx

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  4. Well done on the weight loss and your attitude is the same as mine. I lost three stone to regain my health and I feel so much better now. No slimming club for me either-I knew that only I could help me. Happy holidays.

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    1. I dread the idea of a slimming club. Not my bag at all. xx

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  5. Well done. Slow and steady wins the race. I've lost 40 pounds since mid January and it averages out at just over 2 pounds per week. I have another 8 to go to get me to a normal BMI , despite the fact I'm now a comfortable size 14, and a 12 in some things and am 5'7. By the time I get where I think I want to be I'll be 6 stones lighter than I was at my heaviest, and a weight that I haven't been for 30 years.
    Enjoy your holiday!

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    1. 40 pounds is excellent. Well done on all that progress. Lovely to hear from you and hope you and loved ones are well. xx

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  6. Congratulations x

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