Haha – I can imagine that when you saw the word ‘Christmas’ you groaned…we are after all only just waving goodbye to our summer!
I adore Christmas! I am still like a big kid in that respect – I get excited on the run up to the big day…and when I see the CocaCola Christmas advert I usually squeal as I know it’s well and truly on the way. Family time is special at this time of year – I used to spend it with my lovely grandparents, but life has moved on as have they, and I now get to watch my niece and nephew having the joy that I did as a kid…I bloody love it!
Of course, Christmas means food too. Last year was the first year that I managed to stick to my eating plan…not one morsel of food passed my lips that would set me off on a path that I didn’t want to go down…although three bouts of Norovirus might have helped! My poor Mum cooked a wonderful dinner and I had to leave immediately after I had eaten to race across town to my own bathroom..I spent Christmas night hugging a bowl, throwing up and feeling worse than the characters in Eastenders do on Christmas Day with all of their misfortunes.
This year, I am planning on remaining on plan too. But before I even think of Christmas food, I need to smash my Christmas Challenge out of the water!
I had already set myself the challenge of achieving my 18st award in time for the big day, but then today in group, a semi-official challenge was set for all group members…for us to lose a stone by Christmas, which is really quite achievable for all of us!
First up though…today’s result was 1.5lbs off. I was quite pleased with that really all things considered. My food had been good, but my body had been bashed around…as long as I am going in the right direction then I am happy. So my total loss now is 15st 9lbs…219lbs kicked in the ass!
Group was rather funny today. I had a grilling from almost everyone in there about who I was with last week (Jessie Pavelka) and how I know him and will I bring him back again! Pizza Lady was like a giggling girl…and was on top form again today, as usual. She made a number of comments today that made me smile…I must take a notebook next week as my memory has deserted me.
One of the comments was about a Christmas-style gift bag that my consultant had put together that contained items weighing a total of one stone. Pizza Lady was lifting it and kept saying, “Are you sure that there is a stone in there?”…given her propensity for eating all sorts and generally having no clue about the plan despite the help and support we give her, I am inclined to go with my consultant having this one spot on!
We had some new members, which is always lovely…and a target member who slipped out of target this week, which he wasn’t happy about but knows why! He feels that staying at target is much harder than losing the weight – I am not looking forward to that…but will be bloody happy to get anywhere near target.
I stayed behind to chat with a couple of the ladies that I like – one is a new member who seems really sweet, and the other is the lady who gave me a top last week. We were just chatting about gyms and swimming…and my desire to swim but not my desire to get out of the pool. I have visions of those metal steps coming loose as I try and haul myself out…and me ending up back in the pool with the steps gripped in my hands!
Another mini target / challenge of mine is to find a gym locally. I am going to set up some tours next week and see what I think…watch this space.
Anyway, just a quick post tonight as I have been babysitting and have only just got home – 9.20pm – and need to make some dinner!
Before I get onto the usuals, there are at least 10 weigh-in opportunities between now and Christmas…so come on, who is joining me in the Christmas Challenge – a stone off before the big day?!
Right then, the usuals…
I woke up early-ish but was so comfy and cocooned that I stayed there until the alarm went off…and a bit longer! Losing this chunk of weight means that I am now a cold-weather wuss and my feet have been freezing all week…I need to break out the winter wooly socks I think. I did some work first thing, headed to group, went to the horses, then popped to Asda, finished an assignment about osteomalacia, headed off for babysitting and stayed there for the rest of the day really. Tonight – what’s left of it – will be spent eating dinner and watching the bloody football with my other half…no Jack Bauer for me today!
A gorgeous food day today! It feels so wrong eating burgers so big, but I found some new Asda meat-free ones for 1 syn each and they have less calories than the Quorn ones…plus, they are on plan…so I don’t care what you think of my epic burgers really as I bloody love them! They were stacked with herb salad, fresh tomato and huge strips of gherkins…and cheese, lovely cheese. I will dig out the box for the Asda ones as they were loads cheaper than the Quorn burgers too. Dinner was a quick affair, just a ratatouille sauce packed with superfree veggies mixed with my mixed beans and thrown on chips. I am feeling guilty about my crisps…and crisp guilt is not good…I am not going to change anything at the moment, as I am still losing weight well and this is my one allowance a week…but you might see some slow changes on the crisp front – no promises though!
Thank you for reading, and I hope that this week brings you the loss you deserve!
Weight Loss Bitch xxx