It’s been an interesting day! 🙂
First up was weigh-in at Slimming World…and I lost 14.5lbs this week. I was also Slimmer of the Week – and that hasn’t happened in a while! 🙂
I was quite happy with that. Not ecstatic though.
The thing is, I wish I hadn’t been in a situation to shift that amount in one week.
It was good to get a chunk of the 38lbs that I had put on back off though.
I guess my issue is that losing 14.5lbs in a week can send out the wrong message to my fellow losers. I have had so many messages today asking me how I did it, what did I do differently, how amazing it is, did I think it was down to my training…I have been asked for my food diary, asked what training I did…could I give tips and hints.
The worst thing is having people say that they wish they could lose that amount in a week.
Hmmm…I bet those same people wouldn’t have said that a few weeks ago when I put 22lbs on in a week! 😉
You absolutely must, must, must focus on your own journey. People coveting my weight loss this week would not at all have coveted the life I had at 43st 5.5lbs. They would not covet the health issues I have. They would not covet the daily – hour by hour and sometimes minute by minute – battle that I have with food demons. They would not covet my saggy baggy body. They certainly would not have coveted a 3.5lb gain, a 2.5lb gain, a 2lb gain, a 22lb gain, and an 8lb gain – which equates to 38lbs on – with 30lbs of that undeserved. I am now 16lbs down from that…with 22lbs still to go to get back to where I was a couple of months ago.
Focusing on your own weight loss and health journey is hard. I know it is – I often wish to get results that other people get. However, speaking to people with weight issues often highlights other issues. I have worked with people with eating disorders, body dysmorphia, self-esteem issues, confidence problems…and a lot of these people have had far, far less to lose than I have. So I have learnt not to covet what other people seemingly have – as you could end up with more than you bargained for!
Focus on what works for you. Focus on what makes you smile, what brings you joy, what makes you feel amazing. Focus on creating a way of healthy living that works for life…for you. Stop worrying about what everyone else is doing. Do what is right for you – do it healthily, have fun whilst you do it, and go out there and enjoy life in the process.
My average loss is now 1.98lbs per week – slow and steady works as I am now 19st 9.5lbs lighter than when I started. Stop wishing for great big miracle losses. Little by little you will get there.
Right then, that’s me off my soap-box now. My recent ups and downs have been due to medical issues the ‘professionals’ suspect. I am starting to wonder if it was just part of the journey. If that first 8lbs of gains was just my body rebelling against my new lifestyle. The 22lbs was due to the juicing and starving and binging and purging. The last 8bs was due to the Chinese, the Indian, the pizza, the pie and chips, the Maltesers chocolate, the crisps, the dried fruit, the peanut butter and dark chocolate, the carrot cake, the crumpets…it was a long old list.
This weeks loss was just due to staying on plan. Cutting out the shite. Moving well. Having some ‘me’ time. No miracles. No fads. Just living the life that I want to live on a long-term basis.
Anyway, I’ll shut up now! 😉
Other than the weight loss, I have spent some time with my niece and nephew – we made dens and had pillow fights and watched silly TV programmes…it was good fun. I caught up with my Mum briefly too. I relaxed. I am having a few ‘lady issues’ – I won’t go into the gory details, but it’s left me a bit weird and so I am trying to rest and recuperate for my training tomorrow. On that note, I’ll love you and leave you! 🙂
Today’s food looked like this…
Breakfast: Boiled eggs and a banana.
Lunch: Meatfree burgers (2 x HEA, 2 x HEB, and 2 syns) with syn free chips and salad.
Dinner: Mixed bean and veggie ratatouille with rice (3 syns).
Snacks: Black Forest fruits, 0% Total Greek yogurt, and Nakd bars (10 syns).
Exercise: Not much today!
Thank you for reading,
Weight Loss Bitch xxx
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