OK end of week 7: 2.5kg discarded – finally got off the slow plateau! – and REACHED MY STAGE 1 (8 WEEKS) TARGET OF 2 STONE DISCARD.
This is what I hoped for in the first 8 weeks in time for my birthday. I have bought some clothes in a size and some 2 sizes smaller and am full of wonder and delight. I don’t LOOK hugely different, but STAGGERED to fit into a size 12 dress (size 12 jeans still some way off – helloooo pear shape! – but whatever!)
I have lost 30lb/13.5kg, now weigh 13st3lb/83.9kg and am now BMI 25 so right on the top of a healthy weight range (I’m very tall) There is still a way to go to get into the middle of that range but for the first time in my life I have actually stuck with a weight loss programme (and indeed a new WOE).
A HUGE THANK YOU to all you lovely posters especially the hosts and SunnyB last week for your kind thoughtfulness which I didn’t have time to reply to. It is beautiful that so many of you give of your time and energy to help total strangers. **applause**
I’m so incredibly proud of myself for keeping going despite some life challenges (even my damn car was stolen this week!) and after a break for some birthday champagne (and fruit -God I miss apples) (and maybe even a little sleep if my baby will allow!) I am feeling ready to take on the next 8 weeks with a forensic focus on macros (it’s all been a bit of guesswork recently due to life stuff) and see where I get to by mid May – hoping for another 2 stone or so, but conscious it may well be slower.
Anyone feeling dejected and discouraged by slow discards and stalls- KEEP GOING! You can and will do it!
ps and your tastes will change-in an emergency breakfast situation this morning I had some Heinz baked beans- ugh, like eating a sugary dessert. Strange- but good.