Monday, 9 February 2009

Mr & Mrs

Week 57

Weight: 17st 5lb
Loss This Week: 1.5lb
Total lost: 76.5lb

I think my maths may have gone awry - I'm going to check my figures later - the total lost is now 5st 6.5lbs anyway.

So tonight was a good night. Yes, I lost some weight, but tonight was about much more than that. A disappointing night tonight could well have been make or break because I was really losing heart and motivation. I was planning a blog entry that explained why I may be absent for a while, while I would be considering my options. I felt as though my internal monitoring system was letting me down badly, and from one week to the next I had no clue whether I was losing or gaining.

But happily I don't feel the need to post that entry! Before I even stepped on the scales I was smiling with unexpected delight, because Heather told me that I was Slimmer of the Month for January! I have a new fridge magnet and a very sparkly new sticker! If asked, I would never have guessed that I could have been in the running for Slimmer of the Month. I might have told you that my month for that would surely have been February last year, because I recall that being an excellent month! I might have told you that on balance I had probably only lost a pound or 2 in January. This is how distorted my internal monitors have become because I lost 10.5lbs!

So I was in good spirits for the rest of the meeting, and then Heather announced that tonight was a competition - Mr & Mrs! Those of us who are Food Optimising with our partners told the group a little about how we do it, what we eat, etc and then the group voted, and Mark & I won! So I now have a certificate, a sash(!) and a lovely pen holder to add to my booty - photos of me wearing the sash to follow! The total amount of weight we have lost between us is - drumroll.......... 10st 1.5lbs - that's something approximating my goal weight!

So I feel renewed and happy tonight. Heather has set a challenge for us this week - to eat as much "Speed" and "Superspeed" food as we can fit in. I will take up the challenge with gusto and look forward to a fabulous week!


outlaw said...

It is hard to keep the internal focus going...

Keep going. It will work.

Loth said...

Congratulations and kudos to both of you!

Digz said...

Glad you got a boost just as you needed it. Keep at it you will get there in the end.

rosiero said...

Well done! We need these awards to spur us on when we reach a plateau!

Lakeland Jo said...

I am rooting for you - well done and do keep going. Remember- for someone like me who has so much to lose you are a real motivation!!Well done on your slimming award