Another busy day. But a good one.
weight - 14 stone dead. Aaaargh, it's 4 steps forward, 2 steps back. Still, I'm going to have faith and trust that I'm doing the right thing.
exercise - a 45 minute hilly run this evening when I got back from my french class at 8pm. I was most definitely multi-tasking today - running, speaking french and coaching my chimp all at the same time! Ie. I was chatting to my chimp in french all the way round which was strange but entertaining. Not sure what
food - good. I've not really thought about it today, which I like. I've not been particularly tempted, just eaten when I was hungry, what I'd planned to eat and not agonised about it. Very relaxing.
head - pretty good too. A brief pang this morning when I stood on the scales but talked myself round and told myself not to be derailed.
Not much to report really apart from that I'm still very motivated and feeling good. I felt very strong on my run this evening and didn't worry about the hill which I'd had to force myself up only last week, just powered on up it.
Very excited about our holiday in Botswana in September which I have nearly finalised and booked. I'm already using it as a motivational tool. I really want to be slender and fit for that holiday so that I look great in the pics, can wear nice clothes and feel fit and healthy on some of the more adventurous activities. Don't want to be fat girl on the quad bikes across the salt pans or get mistaken for a hippo out in the Okavango delta!! (joke - I promise!).
When we were in South Africa last October, I did a bungee jump off the Bloukhrans Bridge which is the highest commercial bungee in the world. I absolutely loved it but remember being a bit gutted that they wrote my weight in black felt pen on my hand (it was 95kg) and that in the video, I looked quite chunky, especially when my t-shirt rode up as I hung upside down!!
There is bungee off the bridge near Victoria Falls where we are going and I would love to do that and this time look svelte and have a much smaller number written on the back of my hand. I am already down to 88kg. Something in the mid 70's would be nice! Then, instead of a baggy mens' souvenir t-shirt, I would buy a slinky girls' cut t-shirt and wear it with pride!
What have I changed today?
Not much. I'm talking to myself a lot about what I'm going to do about food and exercise and just generally gee-ing me and the chimp along. It helped this afternoon before my french class. I usually stop at a service station and just have a quick half hour rest between work and french and in the past would buy a cappucino and muffin. Today, still stopped, which felt like a risk, but only had a cup of tea and no snack. Talked myself through the whole process in advance so I didn't get tempted by "the usual" and was ready with some of the techniques but, when it came to it, I wasn't overly tempted anyway so didn't have to use them. This despite the fact that that woman behind the counter recognised me and asked if I wanted my usual order....!
Anyway, bed is calling me - night all!!