Thursday, 21 February 2008
Day 6 (x2)
[Me in the jeans that won't now do up (in Ireland in October)!!! The shame of it....]
Hey - I managed to put my eating of chicken behind me and didn't have my third pack to partially compensate so last night was not too bad. I've just been to training with the luscious Huw and all is back being right with the world. Actually, I felt as though I didn't have much juice in the tank today which is probably understandable as I'm on the packs but I took it slowly and worked pretty hard. I can see that I look slimmer already. there is that slightly "empty" look about my flesh. Hard to explain but unmistakable.
In the pub last night, I met a woman who goes out occasionally but who I haven't seen for a while. She lost 6 1/2 stone on Slimming World a couple of years ago and has now put it all back on again, or very nearly. I didn't know her before but remember seeing her in SW classes back in the day as we started on the same day and when I fizzled out after a few weeks she kept going so that, several months later, when I tried again, she was there, stones lighter. I remember at the time feeling desperate and envious. How come she can do it and I can't??
Well, now, unhappily for Tracey, the shoe is on the other foot and I felt very sorry for it. She is battling with the weight and has obviously stabilised over the last few months but can't seem to start anything properly. She tried LL but only managed 3 weeks. It really made me appreciate how far I have come.
All that wittering about will I/won't I start back on the packs? Am I over-reacting? Well, the answer is no! I'm not risking going back there and making all my hard work go to waste. I am going to be one of the few who becomes a longterm slim woman, even if I have to do packs every now and then (although I hope it doesn't come to that!).
Something else stiffened my resolve last night too. Before I went out I was feeling a bit thinner (you know how it goes) so thought I'd try on my size 12 jeans. The ones that made me cry when I could get into them in Next. Well - I can't do them up. Not even after nearly a week on the packs. I was kidding myself about how much I had gained in January. The jeans fitted me fine in October in Ireland, slightly tight but perfectly ok to wear I could even wear them in the run up to Christmas. Now, they wouldn't meet over my belly!! Keep at it Les - no more wavering and thinking that everything is fine....that is just a slippery slope.
In the great scheme of things, everything is fine, I do look fine, but I'm determined not to get any bigger and need to get back down there before it's not fine any more.
Finally - Mrs L posted a link about a hypnotist from Celebrity Fit Club (which I have never seen). She's called Marisa Peer and I think she was the one from Super Skinny - Super Size (or whatever it is called) the other night (Peridot was asking about it). She seemed pretty good on that. On her website she's advertising a series of seminars she's giving this spring. I enquired and am told that a half day seminar costs £250! Or £190 if more than one of you book together. I'm half interested in the one in Manchester on 22 March (I will have done packs for 4 weeks and will be desperate to go back to food by then) and wondered if anyone else might be interested? I can't make the London one but could probably do Newcastle if anyone would prefer that? Just a thought.
Happy dieting all.