Morning all and welcome to the ride! It’s exciting to be travelling with you, and to see where we all get to with our respective goals.
Welcome Bean, great to have you on board! And hello to anyone reading this from the sidelines – do come and join us. The more the merrier.
2021 has not got off to the best of starts for me. Just before New Year I fell whilst running, so am rather battered and bruised. I’m normally quite an active person but since then I have been resting – aka sitting on the sofa feeling sorry for myself and grazing on rather too many Christmas goodies! So sadly I’ve pretty much undone my small weight loss from Countdown to Christmas. But am ready to start all over again . . . .
My current weight is 143lb and my long term target 133lb. I’m going to be bold and refine that to 130lb in the hope that it will spur me on to work that little bit harder. There are 13 weeks of this challenge so that’s 1lb to lose per week – although I know it doesn’t work exactly like that!
I’m also mindful of the fact that numbers aren’t everything. NSVs (Non Scale Victories) are really important too. JGwen has set up a great thread on this. So, whilst I tend to be driven and motivated by numbers, my real main goal is to get rid of my belly fat. If my combination of diet and exercise achieves that, even if I’m not at my numerical goal I will stick there and go into maintenance. Conversely if I do achieve 130-133lb but still have the jelly belly, then I’ll keep going further.
All very hypothetical at the moment, but those are my aims by Easter. Imagine how we will all feel if we do achieve our goals by then! And we will hopefully be able to celebrate in some proper, non-Covid way by then too. Cathy you mentioned Ragdale Hall and if you remember I was there with my daughter in 2019. I’d love to go again and hope to make it sometime this year. I think I’ll earmark that as my “when I achieve my goal treat”. Even better, start saving money that I would have spent on wine and chocolate into my Ragdale Hall fund!
Have a good day everyone. The Easter bus is on the move!