Weekly weigh in: maintaining my weight
Admittedly I’ve been off work for 4 days this week, so it’s been significantly easier to put in an appearance at the gym. I’ve been 5 times in fact, each time cycling the 25 minutes into town and back just to go to the gym! I’ve done a step class, zumba, swimming and a tone class, aqua aerobics and another go at zumba. It’s been loads of fun because I have no work stress and I’m spending my time doing what I want!
I’ve made lots of sensible food choices as well – making an incredibly healthy pumpkin soup with the last of our homegrown pumpkin for example. I’ve kept portions under control – having one slice of toast when normally I would have two and so forth. I’ve also been not behaving myself. I made a bakewell tart yesterday, I’ve had the odd glass of wine here and there. I’ve basically not been too hard on myself and I feel like I’ve made a real lifestyle shift. Let’s hope so! I’ve decided that my best weight range is between 8 and 8 1/2 stone. Realistically I can go up to 9 and still be healthy, but that’s really where I start to feel uncomfortable (I would think I was about 9 st 5 or 9 1/2 stone in the picture below for example).
And here’s the dreaded before and after picture. I didn’t dare ask The Boy to take a picture of me because it felt a bit weird, so hopefully you can make the comparison. Here’s me on my holiday in Spain in March, looking at my post-smoking, blubbery best. I look weirdly pregnant, but it is pure crisps. And then me now…
Good luck and thank you to all my diet buddies who have supported me over the last few months. Check out their progress this week:
And everyone else who hasn’t posted yet this week!