Friday, 23 March 2007

Day 71 -30

We were talking a lot in yesterday's class about what is going to happen when we get to the end of Foundation. I will go into Development as I will still have loads to lose but I'm pleased to see that there'll be quite a few of us carrying on on the same day. Also, it'a much more convenient time, 5.30pm on Wednesdays so I'll be able to go straight from work rather than having to go home first. Save on the driving and mean that I can go jogging with the girls on Thursday nights as well!

What else did we talk about? It was a strange class - I got the feeling that the Counsellor wasn't that bothered at first as she was a bit offhand. It got better though and we did an exercise where we each had to choose 10 song titles which expressed our feelings at the moment. Mine were mostly either upbeat - "I'm in the mood for dancing"; determined - "Working in a chain gang"; ironic - "Fat bottomed girls they make the rocking world go round"; or pensive - "I can see clearly now the rain has gone".

With hindsight it was quite an interesting exersize. She wanted to demonstrate how mood affects us and how relatively easy it is to change your mood. So, if you're in a grumpy mood and you're more likely to comfort eat or your resistance to temptation is lower how you should recognise this and develope strategies to cheer up - listen to happy music, exercise, don't dwell on stress etc. Good ideas and all part of the armoury of weapons against the demon food which we will need in the future.

Actually my last song - "I can see clearly" has been going through my mind all day and really sums up how I feel. It's such a lovely mellow tune and gorgeous lyrics. It's going to be my theme song I think.

The only trouble with this diet is how all-consuming it is. I feel that my work has suffered today anyway. Some days I really get down to work but others I want to just luxuriate in the changes that are happening and today was definitely one of the latter. I'll have to knuckle down next week to catch up... Oh well, I think we all need time off sometime and I'm looking forward to a quiet night and a day at home tomorrow - it feels as though I haven't had either of those things for a long time.

I hope you're all doing well - especially the newbies, Amythist and Karen in their first week - takes me back! Be kind to yourselves and have a lovely weekend.


Fat Karen said...

what a great theme song...I'll have to get thinking of mine! Thanks for your support, Lesley - it means a lot. I've been referring to your blog to see what you were feeling at the same stage - it's really keeping me going!

Wendy said...

Another 5lbs, thats fantastic!!! I just hope I do so well in such a short space of time like you have.

You've done really well and I enhoy reading your progress and having a bit of an insight of whats instore for me.

Hope you have a relaxing weekend.

Wendy x

Ameythist said...

Hi Lesley

Thanks for the welcome I read all your older stuff to give me an idea what to expect, its great having you as our leader :-)

My first weigh in tomorrow scared but looking forward

luv Ameythist

Cath said...

You chose some good songs there. It's funny but as I was driving home from my first weeks weigh in 'Something Inside So Strong' came on the radio and it really struck a note with me, so much so that as soon as I got in I bought it off i-tunes ... only to see when I looked at my ipod the next day to play it that I already had that song in the first place!

Enjoy your weekend.


SoonBeSlim... It's True! said...

I will also have to think of some songs, and can see where the session was going with that one.

Just feeling a bit work dpressed myself at the moment, and it feels like a infringement on my time! Can't be a bad thing as gone are the days of putting the job and the people within it before me and my family.

Well done on the loss