Tuesday, 23 September 2008

A New Dawn

Week 37

Weight: 17st 11lb
Gain this week: 1lb
Total lost: 70.5lb

I never know quite what to say here when I've had a gain. I don't want to appear to be making excuses for my slip up, nor do I want to slip into negativity about the whole thing. Sometimes I may transiently feel negative but I'd prefer that not to be the overriding impression left on my blog!

So I will merely say here that I am really very much OK with a 1lb again,bearing in mind I haven't been to class for a fortnight, which just inevitably leads to a loss of discipline, and I know there have been enough times where I went off track for me to have fully earned a gain!

So no angst here, nothing to see, move along please!

I have decided that I'm going to have to shake things up a bit in order to keep this lifestyle going. Of late I have definitely slipped into a bit of a rut with regards to what I eat. Naturally that is going to get dull and dreary. There are a million wonderful healthy recipes out there, the shops are groaning under the weight of delicious ingredients. What I need to do is rediscover the excitement that I felt 6, 8 months ago and get experimenting! And revisit some of the recipes I adored when I was last feeling experimental too.

Last night at SW, Heather asked us all to set a mini goal for 3 months time, which takes us to Christmas. I'm not seeing my 15st by Christmas goal as achievable anymore, and that's OK, I'm not about to beat myself up over that when I have lost 5st so far! So I decided to make my goal to lose 10% of my body weight, which roughly equates to around 25lbs. When you start at SW, one of the early targets is to lose 10% of your weight as that has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity related cancers. Club 10 was a brilliant award, I remember feeling really really excited about achieving that. So this now feels like a fresh start. Yesterday was the Autumn equinox so I have a brand new season, a new goal and a refreshed attitude.

You officially have my permission to kick my arse if I mess this up!


outlaw said...

A nice new tracker on the fridge.

Find some of the warm winter low fat high veg soup recipes to make. I seem to remember that pumpkin could be low on most plans. Also, a big hot bowl of soup is so filling that you forget to have anything but an apple after, and you could take some to work as well....

Kath said...

I think you're not alone in needing a bit of a motivational boost. I'm liking this 10% idea, even though it's not SW that I'm following. Think I'll go and work out what my 10% goal would be and see if I can't achieve that too. Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Well you might have had a tiny gain, Wendy, but having not had access to view blogs for weeks (and due to some huge internet probs at work today I actually *do* have access again) it doesn't look that way to me.

Last time I was able to read your blog you were just over 18stone and now you are below -- so to someone like me who has not been able to view blogs for a while it looks like progress !!

Hope that makes you feel better.

Best wishes,

Wendy said...

Sharon I like your persepctive :-)

Sara Seahorse said...

keep at it . .
fresh eyes etc. I am setting my Xmas goal to lose another stone but know it may be more likely 8-9lb - I can but try :)