1.25lbs off. Initially I was disappointed with this.
I felt like I had worked harder than that. I felt like I deserved more. But then I thought back to the ice cream, the banana sauce, the toffee sauce, the boiled sweets. Maybe 1.25lbs off is what I deserved. I mean, it's going down - right? But my aching limbs are protesting - it should be more, they cry every time I sit up, stretch or pick something up.
And so I turned to the spreadsheet of truth. The spreadsheet on which I have logged my weekly weight, body fat, water percentage and bmi for over a year. Yes, I am a wanna be geek. Today I am 12stone 10.25lbs and upon close inspection of the numbers it would seem that my body fat percentage is lower than it was when I was a few pounds lighter than I am now. Well hello muscle. How the hell are ya?! That has made me feel a bit better. You just wanna know that all the sweating and physical hard work isn't in vain. There is something to show for it.
So what have I learned from this past week (yup, over half my life doing this and I am still learning)? Boredom is not my friend. At the moment I need a structured evening when on my own to stop me ingesting sugary badness. I need to have another week just like this one - but without the slip ups. I've got two weeks to lose 3lbs. It theory that is totally do-able. I just need to make it a reality.
I'm going out for dinner to a Chinese restaurant tonight. I've got a hen on Saturday and I'm at a friend's for dinner on Sunday night. Big obstacles in the way but if I want to hit FF then I need to see 12 stone 8.75 or less on the scales next week. C'mon the 8's. C'mon the 8's...
Starting Weight: 183 pounds
Current Weight: 178.25 pounds
Weight Loss This Week: 1.25
Total 2012 Weight Loss: 4.75lbs