Wednesday, 15 August 2007
Day 217 - Weigh in time again
So, I had a nice solid 4 lb loss this evening. I'm pretty pleased with it although, to be honest, my home scales were hinting that it might be more.... hey ho, 4lbs is 4 lbs and you can't argue with that!
The more observant of you will have noticed that my ticker has not gone down by 4 lbs and that my BMI seems to have changed. Well, while doing my blog spring clean yesterday I looked back and realised that some dodgy maths had occurred and I'd been reporting a fraudulent weight loss by a whole 2 lbs!! I must throw myself at your collective feet and beg for mercy for this inaccurate reporting - not intentional I assure you!
Re the BMI, I was guessing at my height when I created the ticker and the proper LL measurement confirms that I'm 5'6" not 5'7" as I've been pretending to myself for years!
So, we're all straight now - I know where I am and I've made some decisions about Maintenance etc: D said again last night that he thinks I've lost enough and he's not just saying it - he means he thinks I'm getting a bit too thin. I still want to go for my target but the motivation is not quite there. So, I've decided that I'm going to stick it out for the next couple of weeks as I originally said I would and try and lose the final 8lbs but, whatever happens, I'm going into Maintenance after that. Decision made. It feels good to know where I am and where I'm going and now I can start looking at the GI diet which is I think the plan I'd like to follow (roughly) for life.
Anyway, I had a very intense and busy day at work with back to back meetings. I saw a solicitor who I hadn't seen since March and she just stared - took me a while to click into why she looked so shocked. When I told her how much I'd lost she laughed and said that I'd lost more than she weighs! She's only tiny! The main meeting I was in between 12 and 4pm was a bit of a nightmare with a variety of sandwichs and fried goodies (samosas, satays, etc) followed by a tray of yummy looking cakes which sat there in front of us for the whole time. I resisted of course, especially with the weigh in looming!
I wonder, though, if I hadn't told all my colleagues about the diet, whether I would have been as sucessful at resisting such goodies over the last few months?? I think the fact that all my colleagues know that I'm not eating ensures that I'm too proud to approach the snack table or scarf down a cream bun in a meeting!
After my weigh in I raced over to meet a friend and we went for a lovely walk through the fields down to her local for a quick drink and a catch up. She was full of admiration too and we had a really nice evening. Her husband hasn't seen me since Christmas so his jaw nearly hit the floor and he kept repeating himself - "you look amazing"...."I can't believe it...." etc etc
So - a nice day and now an early night as I have a big day ahead of me tomorrow which starts with dropping the dog off at the farmplace (D has gone back to the rig today) and the car to the garage and walking from there to the station to catch the 6.37am train!!! This is very early for me....I'm not looking forward to it.....night night...