Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Drifting no more
Hi again. I've been a bit slack but very busy recently hence not posting much. We had our final filming for the TV Revisit Show over the weekend. Saturday afternoon was a chat with the crew and then a talk with Steve Peters, the psychiatrist from the British Olympic team.
It was great to see him again and he was pleased with what I've achieved over the year. He sounded a note of caution in tht I have obviously gained weight since filming ended but I have been really pleased that, having gained weight, I was able to put a relatively prompt stop to it and turn the tanker around.
He kept on saying that being happy is the main aim - and I'm certainly that at the moment.
Anyway, reviewing my chart on the kitchen cabinet, I notice that I have been drifting over the last few weeks. Since we came back from Ireland I have only managed to lose 4 lbs and 2 of those were the ones I put on over there. That's not to be sniffed at (and I know Peridot is now knashing her teeth in frustration that I'm appearing to be unhappy with 4 lbs!!) but I can do better than that.
So, what have I done about it? I've started afresh with a new chart and new goals. I started again at 13 stone 10 lbs (see how I admit my weight now??) and I have a fresh target of a wedding on 26 June to aim for. I tried on the dress (shown above) which I wore to Craig's wedding last July and, although it goes on, it tugs unappealingly over my tummy and doesn't hang well. I reckon 7-10lbs off will make it slide slinkily over my (flat-ish) tummy and skim the bum area.
(As an aside, my bum will never be petite - I may as well accept that I tell myself that people seem to like J-Lo and Beyonce (not to mention the woeful Kim Kardashian??!) for a reason...)
So, since Monday I've dropped 1.6lbs and am heading in the right direction once more.
Monday was a good start in that I knew I had a meeting at lunch so no swimming and a filming date in Manchester in the evening. So I got up at 6.30am and pounded up and down the road for 3 miles! Go me!! Tuesday was personal training and golf this morning. It's all good.
So - wish me luck. 4 or 5 weeks to go but I need to do the main work in the next fortnight before the World Cup starts and the lure of boozy afternoons and evenings in the pub shouting at the telly takes over!! Yes - I am that hooligan!