I’m annoyed with myself, I’ve come back from holiday and I’ve put on 8 pounds. I know people often put on half a stone after a holiday and I was away for a month, so in that sense it’s not too bad. But I’m annoyed that I hadn’t lost weight before I went away. I was in this dreadful cycle of lose 5 pounds, put it on, again and again. Even in the last month when I knew some of the clothes I wanted to take were tight I still didn’t get a sustained weight loss.

Clearly, I’ve not been paying attention to what I know to do. I think because I lost so much weight, going from 22.5 stone, to just under 12 stone, you think, well, I’ve done it once, I can do it again. But it’s harder to do it again. And being just 1-2 stone overweight, it’s still within the acceptable range when you look at other people.

I’m annoyed I didn’t take sufficient action, I didn’t want it enough to make a significant change.  Now in 20 weeks I’m taking my mum on holiday, and in 20 weeks I should easily lose 20 pounds, and should lose a few more this first week as I stop holiday eating.

I am going to get back to normal eating.

3 good meals and 2 good snacks of health food, and I’m going to go back and read my book – Fat2Fantastic. I’ve found the chapter where I weigh the same as I do today, so that’s a good place to focus. And to remind myself how very pleased I was to have reached that weight!

I’ll follow the book from then, and will stop trying to manage on a 1000 calorie a day diet or the 5:2, they just don’t work for me. I need food!  Also, I’m older, it’s 6 years since I lost all the weight and I now have some problems with my knees that mean I can’t do the exercises I did back then. Alas no more walking lunges and deep squats.

All of us can find it a struggle, to work on a new goal. I’m going to be writing my diary, posting it on line each week, and if you have a goal about losing weight you may like to come along and share the journey with me, or maybe you have a goal you want to achieve. Maybe you can take some of this and learn from this?

I’ve created a video, one of my kitchen conversations for my 50Plus Coach site.

With goal setting its about being clear on what you want to achieve. For me it’s to lose 2 stone of weight and to see this as more important than eating chocolate or drinking half a bottle of wine. This isn’t to say I won’t be eating or drinking things like this over the next 20 weeks, but I’ll not do either over the next 2 weeks and after then to e.g. have a nice meal once a week with wine, and to have something to look forward to.

Accountability is also important, another reason I’m doing this video. I’ll also be posting up a diary entry each week over the coming weeks. It’s keeping me accountable to myself, and I don’t want to be saying about all the reasons why I’ve not lost weight.

Wish me luck, and if you have a goal that you would like to achieve, I’d love you to share it.

Let’s all help each other and make this the year we make really good progress in something that’s important to us.

Published On: January 19th, 2018 / Categories: Inspiration /

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