Midsummer evening

Midsummer evening

Monday, 14 July 2014

Week 3 weigh in

My pessimism was misplaced. I managed another small drop this morning. 1.2 lbs off taking me to 16.2.8. It may be fairly glacial progress but it IS progress. That's 3 consecutive drops now. Yay me!!

If I keep up this rate of progress for the next 24 weeks, I will drop 2 stone by Christmas...now THAT is some contingent diet maths!!

So, I suppose all the sporting activities over last week have done the trick and helped me scrape a drop despite less than perfect eating. In gratitude for the benevolence of the scales, I went for an early morning run (well, shuffle would probably be a more accurate description to be fair). It was most uplifting, brilliant sunshine and so peaceful. Heavenly.

I hope you like the pics.

The coming week looks moderately dangerous. I've been fine today despite a TOTM inspired desire to Stuff. My. Face!! I'm holding on but I suspect that, if I had not seen a drop this morning, I would not still be holding on. Success breeds success etc

Tomorrow should be okay too. I have to drop Rich at work before 7am so I'll have plenty of time to go for a swim before heading off to Rotherham.

Wednesday is golf then off to my parents but still not bad.

Thursday though is a trek down to Suffolk for my aunt's funeral. Lovely Betty was my mum's last sibling and, at the end, she was much like mum, oblivious through dementia. She was gorgeous though, fun loving, very intelligent and a totally devoted family woman. She went downhill later than my mum, after her beloved Dennis died but until then kept active volunteering at the Citizens Advice and being the beating heart of her family.

I'm going all that way because I was very fond of her and also in the hopes of staying in touch with my cousins now that the older generation is dwindling.

Then it's a dash all the way home because on Friday we're going to The Open!! (That's The Open Golf Championship at Hoylake.) Rich was given free tickets and miraculously we've managed at short notice to take advantage of them. I'm so excited! We're going to be seeing our golfing heroes in action. Pray for fine weather. I don't want another day in the pouring rain like when we went to the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor 4 years ago. We saw about 12 shots and left soaked and muddied up to the eyeballs!!

So the danger days are Thursday and Friday. There's not much I can do about Thursday apart from try to exercise restraint. Friday I will prepare a picnic and we will be walking for hours...fingers crossed that will be enough.

I have my school pals over for a walking weekend on Saturday and Sunday too. It's all go. We're planning on a proper walk with picnic. More activities. Please let this be the key. L xx


Heaviest in 2014 - 16.7.4

Drop this week - 1.2

Current weight - 16.2.8

Total drop - 4.6

3 comments:

Seren said...

I'm so sorry about your aunt - hope it all goes as well as can be expected. And, equally, hope the weather is kind to you for the golf!

We'll have no referring to your progress as glacial please, that is an excellent, steady loss and you deserve a HUGE pat on the back. Mind, I'm also hoping to drop two stone (and preferably a tad more) by Christmas and desperately trying to avoid doing diet maths because it just has a habit of bringing me down...and ALL weight loss should be celebrated, regardless of size or speed.

Sx

Lesley said...

You are so right...a lb is a lb!!

Linz M said...

Sorry to hear about your Aunt.

Good work on the losses! I am hoping I can manage another consecutive one this week, but it's blooming hard when life gets in the way. My hubby is also at the Golf this weekend. If you see a slightly bemused Brummie en route, it could well be him :)

Enjoy!

x