So - what am I going to do about it?? As I said last week, I'm going to do Development for one more week and then start Route To Management on the following Monday. However, I want to go into RTM in a positive frame of mind and be ready to follow it to the letter as per Mrs Lard's instructions. So - I'm determined to have a really good 10 days and give myself every chance to lose the last 7 lbs in that time. I know that is do-able for me. If I'm perfectly abstinent this week, I could even lost it this week!! So that's the plan!
- To be TOTALLY abstinent over the next 10 days
- To lose 7 lbs before I start RTM on Monday 3 September
- To read the RTM books before I start the programme (which I didn't do in Development - I didn't pick up the Green Book for the whole time and feel the poorer for it)
I'll set new targets when I get to RTM and will evaluate how I did on these ones then too. I will have a buddy in this endeavour. Tracey from my class (the woman who has lost over 10 stone!) was planning on going into RTM this Monday but went a bit mad last week and managed to GAIN 4lbs! It's the first time in over 10 months on the programme that she has had a gain and she's pissed off with herself. So, she's going to do one more week and start RTM on the same Monday as me. We're setting ourselves the same challenge.
Anyway, I played golf this morning which was good but very windy and I seem to have picked up a banging and persistent headache from that. I worked from home in the afternoon and then took the dog out onto Bamford Edge for a walk in the sunshine. That was really windy again and now the headache is pretty insistent. I've taken the edge off with tablets but it's not gone away. I haven't had a headache for months so this is a strange feeling. Anyway, I'm resisting the urge to medicate myself with food.
I hope you like the pictures. It wasn't an ideal afternoon for photography - it was very bright, windy and slightly hazy so everything has that "white light" feeling to it. I love the one of Shelagh on the rock though - I think it looks like one of those seventies studio portraits with a fake background behind her!! The one of me and Shelagh is also amusing - she just hurled herself into my arms for a cuddle as the self-timer clicked.
I love it up on the edge - - it's close to where they filmed parts of Jane Eyre (both the Keira Knightley version and the latest BBC serial) and it's got that lovely wild, open feel to it.
Anyway, I'm off to watch Heroes and resist eating any unauthorised food. Wish me luck!!