Tuesday, 26 January 2010

It's Groundhog Day (again....)

I've just realised that I haven't posted my prized pics of lionesses in Savuti.We had a great viewing of them over several hours, simply beautiful.

When this one walked right past us going down to the waterhole, she took our breath away.

An elephant walked past them and they all woke up! Talk about alert.

I feel as though I'm covering the same ground at the moment. You probably feel the same way when you read each sucessive post and think "come on woman, just get on with it already!" or something like that without the Americanism!!

I'm just treading water: doing loads of exercise, losing a few lbs, having a big weekend or a few lazier or more indulgent days, putting the few lbs back on. Repeat ad nauseam. It has got to stop! I am due to be filmed for the follow up "My Big Fat Cycle Challenge" in April and do NOT want to be the fattie who failed to keep the weight off.

That said, as I have said before, the programme was by no means a failure. I'm MUCH happier. Simple as that. I'm more relaxed and confident as I go through my everyday life. While I have gained some weight and am stuggling to lose it, it was not a lot (10 lbs over several months) and I'm still lighter than I was over a year ago. I have been much more consistent in keeping up with the exercise and have far fewer blowouts with either food or drink. The "Fog" which I have alluded to a few times has been a much less frequent visitor to my shores.

I think the above is why I'm having difficulty in losing the weight. Steve Peters said ages ago when we first started filming that, if we're happy as we are, we won't lose weight. He's right but it is a question of degree. I am happy but I also want to lose weight. Not a massive amount, around a stone and a half, but enough that it requires some actual effort and deprivation/discipline.

So, how am I going to achieve this?? Looking back at my New Year's resolutions, I notice that I have not addressed any of the weight based ones seriously. So that could be a good first step.

And one which I would love to take but D has just called and I've been summoned to the pub as some friends who we haven't seen for ages are in....I will return to this topic..... Byyee!!


Isabelle said...

Hmm, I'm not quite so keen on those cats...

Good for you - the determination.

Claire said...

You know you can do it. You know you want to do it. It's the doing it bit isn't it? It's much easier to wait for that motivation/determination to suddenly strike but when you have a deadline it's harder to wait for that.

The way I cope (and that's an exaggeration at the moment!) is to give myself no choice. Not fun but effective. x

Ex Yo-Yo Dieter Debbie said...

This could be a bit of a reach, but one of those lionesses reminds me of the Queen! (And then the group photo looks like members of the Royal family sitting in the shade at a polo match.) Maybe I've lost it today, but that's how it looks to me.

I agree with you - you needn't be unhappy with yourself to lose weight. (In fact I put ON weight when I'm unhappy.) You just want to ADD to the happiness/self-satisfaction you already have.

Hope you had fun at the pub!

Peridot said...

I think any minute now that famous Lesley determination will kick in and BAM! you'll break through those on-again-off-again few lbs. It's not easy during hibernation period.

Peridot x

Lainey. said...

I totally agree with Peridot. It sounds like you're getting your mind in the right place and then the actions will soon follow.

Once you get going, you are a force to be reckoned with and you are always an inspiration.


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