Wednesday, 25 April 2007
Developing 3 and 4 - Weigh in time again
As you can see I lost another 4lbs taking me to a total loss of 5 stone 10lbs. I'm pretty pleased with that and hope the 4lb average can continue for a while to come.
My first class in Development was interesting. There were 6 of us from my Foundation class although a couple of others are going to be coming but couldn't make this evening. There were only 2 other women both of whom have been coming for a while. They seem nice but the class was unsettling.
I suppose anything outside your comfort zone is bound to be but I hadn't anticipated that it would be to this extent. I just thought - well, we're carrying on as before so what's there to worry about? Apparently there's loads to worry about! Both the LLC (who is not our normal one - she's at a LL conference inLondon) and the 2 experienced hands came out with a load of stuff about how quite a few women in their respective groups had "fallen by the wayside". Which seemed to encompass anything from reching goal and not doing Maintenance to just stopping. They implied that they were all struggling to "hold" their weight losses. It all seemed a massive struggle to be brutally honest.
I think the 6 of us from our cosy little Foundation class were a bit shell-shocked by the casual discussion of people failing and re-gaining weight etc. We're still all determined that it's not going to happen to us.
I probed a bit to try and find out why Development seems much harder than Foundation when on the face of it, it's the same and it seemed to come down to the fact that it's more fluid; you're not in your supported cosy little class and the target is not as clearly defined. I suppose I can relate to the latter - in Foundation it's allfocussed on finishing the 100 days etc now it's more of a moveable feast.
So - I'm going to set a clearly defined goal(which I may re-evaluate at a later date) in order to have something tangible to aim at and stop the headf**k ('scuse the language - couldn't think of another more apt word!) that just meandering through Development could turn into.
That goal is to get to a size 12 in all the mainstream shops - Next, M&S, Oasis etc; have lost more than 9 stone (I think 91/2 stone) and be fit enough to run/be in training for a half marathon. I want to go further than just being slim - I want to be toned, and have a good figure too so think my BMI will have to be quite a bit less than the 25 healthy-range limit.
Just to catch up from yesterday - I was too grumpy to post. Think it must be TOTM as I was a bear and had a go at D on the phone (probably justifiably but still not like me). Anyway, we made up and it was back to normal on the phone this evening so tht's good.
I played golf this morning which was gorgeous - playing much better though still haven't beaten par yet this year but I'm only a few shots away now and have booked a lesson for next Monday evening so that might help. Aftr golf did loads of chores and "moving to France" type investigations nd then took the dog for a much deserved walk along the river as you can see from the photos. She loved it - but however much she loves me (and I'm defintiely her favourite although D will swear blind it's the other way around) she was not going to be giving up that stick in a hurry - there's a very nasty glint in her eye in that photo!!
So, much food for thought about Devleopment but I think I can cope with the uncertainty for the time being anyway. I'll let you know if it gets harder - who am I kidding - I'll be shouting for help that's for sure!!