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.