Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Weigh in

Yet again I was feeling trepidatious (did someone blog about this word once upon a time? I'm looking at you Peridot) about getting on the scales. Yet again I scraped a loss. Half a pound off.

It's a paltry amount but following the Shepard's Pie made with double cream and cheese, Eaton mess (more double cream), a lot of rum and red wine, a whole bag of barley sugars and a delicious five course meal- I'll take it.

While it's a downward trend and I'm creeping back to my lowest weight ever it's not really good enough. Yes, I'm still not quite exercising as much as I was pre ankle crapness but if I stopped eating yummy and fatty things I could easily lose more. I'm currently 12 stone 8.75lbs (gotta love scales that register 1/4 pounds). Half a pound more and I'll have lost 2 stone dead on. 1.25lbs and I'll be at my lowest ever. What am I waiting for?

There are a few things that have thrown me...

1. Being in an office. When I'm at home if I get hungry, I eat a healthy snack from the many options at my fingertips in my own kitchen. Or I have an early tea and keep working. When I'm in the office I've only got the food I brought with me and inevitably by 4pm I am ready to eat my own arm. This translates into picking when I get home.

2. The ankle. I am so bored of this topic. The upshot it this; running is limited to the odd 10 minute burst on the treadmill. So what. I lost almost 3 stone before and didn't even so much as look at the treadmill. I'm doing more spinning and am avoiding circuits for a few more weeks. Deal with it woman.

3. I feel good. I actually feel pretty good about myself right now. I look... normal. Yeah, I've still got a big bum and there is certainly more weight to lose but I'm enjoying how I look right now and I've maybe not felt quite as driven. That's no bad thing but I would like to lose more and while I still seem to be able to lose (even if it is just a half pound here and there) I should make the most of it.

So it's another week and time for me to stop faffing around and make some serious inroads into getting down into the lower half of the 12 stone range. Onwards and downwards!

Starting Weight: 204.25 pounds
Current Weight: 176.75 pounds
Weight Loss This Week: 0.5 pounds
Total Weight Loss: 27.5 pounds


  1. Absolutely! Look at what you've achieved! You can do it heck you are doing it. Give yourself a well deserved pat on the back and keep up the good work.

  2. I think exercise is more psychological with you. Most studies seem to say that it doesn't help you lose weight (although it has a big role to play in keeping it off once you get to slimdom come). BUT I think for you it's part of the mindset which helps you keep on top of your food intake.

    Trepidatious? Yeah, certainly sounds like something I'd say!



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