Hey guys. I know I've been quiet but its all down to being out of action. Finally after quite a few years of suffering they've removed my gallbladder - I am now pain free (apart from the associated after surgery pain). Had a few weeks "off plan" and have experimented eating foods that I haven't been able to eat for many years. This has resulted in a gain in weight. In the grand scheme of things its not that bad, half a stone, but given the amount of cake, cream and chocolate I've eaten it should be alot more. It has made me realise though I haven't missed this "bad" food and I am now back on plan and feeling cleaner already. No gym for the next 4 weeks so I'm trying to walk as much as I can. A little is better than none at all and I'm still lapping those that are sat on the sofa. 2 days back on plan and I've already lost 2.5lb so hopefully it won't take long to get the rest off then I can concentrate on my original target. Still signed off work so hopefully will get more recipes and ideas on here during the next week. Standby for my Lemon Curd/Mousse - its devine and syn free
Wednesday night is my weigh in night. I'm not like the majority of people who go to class, weigh in, stay and then go home and have a "treat" night (favourite takeaway for example). I stay to group then go home and treat it like every other night - that works for me. But tonight after hoping to call an interim target while I get my operation out of the way (T minus 4 weeks and counting) I lost more than I had planned. 3 1/2lb! This is not a bad thing. Its a very very good thing but the dilemma was now I have to re-evaluate my target. Decided just to carry on with the goal I had already set in place - so fellow fat fighters I have just 6lb to go to target. Eeeeeek
So I've done something out of the norm. I've celebrated with a half vol (thats dutch for low fat) Chocomel my favourite dutch drink, whizzed up in the magic bullet with ice to make a thick ice cold milkshake - and It still comes within my syn allowance HAPPY DAYS. I just need to stay focused for the rest of the week and not get complacent. Hopefully I'll be posting another loss this time next week -
See you all Lighter & Brighter xxx
These are my "lbs lost" and "lbs to lose" jars. There's a glass loveheart to represent each lb. Unfortunately I don't have a jar big enough or the equivalent hearts to show the amount of weight I have already waved goodbye to. Its a brilliant feeling after weigh in to come home and remove them from the to lose jar. Going going - gone!
So finally summer has landed. I got my suitcase down to get my summer clothes out and got the shock of my life! They've been packed away for the winter since my holiday to Cape Verde last October. Tried my favourite shorts on and they were too big! In all fairness I haven't lost that much weight since then but I have obviously toned up. I'm not sure whether I'm pleased or gutted because I'm going to have to replace ALOT of my holiday clothes (ok I'm really pleased lol). The hard work is definitely paying off. This has given me new motivation