Wednesday, 30 May 2007
Developing 38 - Weigh in time!
As you can see I had a good week and lost 4lbs taking me tantalisingly close to the 7 stone mark: 6 stone 12lbs of blubber gone forever!
I was really pleased with that as I have been tempted quite a bit this week and have had a few nibbles but have really worked hard at minimising the damage and it has obviously worked.
Quite a few people in my group had not been as sucessful and we had a gain and 2 maintains. They all said that the rainy weekend and boredom had been their undoing. Well, it was very nearly mine what with the feeling unsettled and antsy but I didn't give in and managed to fill my time productively and not revert to type and eat so pat on the back for me. I noticed that of the 4 or 5 of us who had had this problem over the weekend, we were all single (well, I'm not single as such but D is away so was on my own for the weekend). So I thought that company must be a useful tool in keeping to the straight and narrow. Arranging things to do and not letting yourself get bored and restless.
Our LLC gave us a very stern talking to about the dangers of getting complacent at this stage in the diet and the need to be vigilant and stick to the plan. She reminded us of all the coping tactics we learned during Foundation and said we should continue to use these even if we think we know it all now. Very good advice. We didn't do an exercise this week, she just gave us all our wake-up call and tried to get us to remind ourselves why we're doing the diet in the first place. Timely I think as I could feel myself slipping and now feel much more focussed.
On the plus side, I played golf this morning and, although I didn't break handicap, I played a lot better and only missed by a couple of shots. There is hope for my summer's golf! I can finally hit the damn ball properly with this new swing and, when it goes right, I can hit it miles! The new swing will come good, I can feel it. Yaaay! Sorry to all you non-golfers but it really is the most amazing feeling when you belt one down the middle of the fairway - the sweetest thing.
What else? Oh yes, my friend Becky rang this evening to report that she had her introduction session today and she's all systems go to start on Foundation next Wednesday! I'm so pleased for her and she sounds as if she's got the right attitude for it - really fired up and committed. If you're reading this Becky - drop in and say hi and Good Luck!!!
I think I've got over my BMI rant. Everyone seems to agree that, beyond being a vague indicator, it's a load of rubbish so I will stop stressing about being technically obese still. Actually that is now out of date anyway. As of this evening I slipped into the Overweight category and now have a '2' at the beginning of my BMI. Go Me...
Have a great diet day everyone. I'm going to bed now as I must get in for an early morning tomorrow. Have loads to do but still want to leave on time for training with the lovely Huw. Keep it up and keep drinking the water...