Under Pressure

For the first time since embarking on my weight loss, I am feeling under pressure. I think part of my success is that I haven’t had much at all until now.

Looking back over the last couple of months, with some major gains and losses over Christmas and January, I have only really lost 3lb overall since last November.We are going on holiday in July and I am determined to go away feeling comfortable with myself.

However, the months are passing by very quickly. We are nearly in March and I am starting to feel anxious that I won’t get there in time.

So, some great advice from group tonight and some small changes are needed to better my chances:

1. Write everything down – I always do better when I’m keeping a food diary, which I haven’t done for a while

2. I’ve started sprinkling a bit of cheese on food. Not a crime, but I should at least me measuring, calculating the syns and recording this. The food diary will help keep track of this

3. I’ve started being a little lax with my lunch. Rather than eating properly, I’ve been grabbing some fruit and only eating that. This needs to change and its a signal of old bad habits where I wouldn’t eat anything all day due to being too busy. So, its proper lunch from tomorrow.

I am 3.5lb away from my 8 and a half stone award, so I am going to try and do that this week. I’m hoping that will give me the boost I need.

I am still struggling to fit any exercise in. I’m hoping that I can crack this soon. I have to. I need to, but just feel so tired at the moment.

2lb on this week and starting exercise

Popped on 2lb this week. It was expected though. Made a wrong choice on Sunday. I’ve also been on leave this week and doing some exam marking, so mainly I front of computer screen. I’m hoping to shift it this week, and if I can manage it, a bit more to get really close to my next weight award.

Well, the marking is done and I took the opportunity of the car being worked on to do some walking, I also had a swim. Planning on a swim again tomorrow and will walk back down to pick the car up.

Can you spot Christmas?

Well, can anyone spot my Christmas wobble? I piled on a massive 12lb in around 2 weeks. I knew it was bad a week in, and it got worse! Well, I did have a good Christmas, but slipped into some bad habits. I also didn’t listen to my own advice to stay away from the Guinness!

However, after New Year I was straight back on it and lost the 12lb within another two weeks, which has given me new drive. I do think about the fact that I had that loss without the gain, I’d be staring at a 9 stone loss. However, I also think that without the gain, I wouldn’t have pulled my socks up and focused again, so in a way it was good in the long run.

Anyway, with a couple of smaller losses I lost 13.5lb in January and by total surprise I won slimmer of the month, something I haven’t achieved for a long time.

This week has been a bit dodgy again do I’m not expecting much at weigh in tomorrow, at best, if I stay the same I’ll be happy. Next week though I want to get my 8.5 stone award, so its knuckle down time again!