If one more person had said this to me yesterday, I think a crime would have been committed! I lost 2lbs at my morning weigh in…2lbs is great – it’s a decent loss…but it doesn’t feel fair for a Christmas and New Year and holiday ‘on plan’ loss. The last time I weighed in was the 23rd December – so it’s been three weeks and I was hoping for a little more than 2lbs to show for my epic festive period efforts.
Not a morsel of beige food passed my lips – no festive Baileys, no Christmas morning croissants, no full-fat piggies in blankets, no shiny wrapped sweets out of tins, no stollen, no stuffing, no mince pies, no Christmas cake, no cheese and biscuits, no Christmas pudding…I think my point has been made.
The standard response from group members was, “Well, you have been on holiday!” What does this mean exactly? I have been on holiday therefore I should expect a gain…as when you go on holiday all you do is stuff your face full of shite food? Not in this case. In this case, I was following the Slimming World principles – I did not indulge in all of the naughties that Mr WLB did…I sat whilst he ate pizza, cake, McDonalds etc in front of me and didn’t waver. So if I am a little bit miffed then I think I deserve to be allowed my ‘miffed moment’!
Now that I have got that out of my system, I will move on.
I have now lost 18st 2lbs, which is pretty epic and it is fantastic – I know it is…and I know that I sound like an ungrateful cow when I moan about my losses…as I am still losing at least. I just need to keep up the momentum as I want to shift another 8st this year, and I don’t want my losses to slow, as I still weigh more than most people who join Slimming World!
Group was fab. We had lots of new members and it always makes me chuckle when their eyes widen when my weight loss is read out. I really love chatting to them and hopefully inspiring them to stick with it. One of the girls who hasn’t stayed to group for ages bought a friend with her and stayed, which was fab – she is lovely…the one that won Miss Slinky…and I can’t wait to see her progress this year. She occasionally reads my blog – so ‘hello’ if you are reading…it was great to have you stay to group!
My one big achievement of yesterday was horse-related. The farrier came out to trim the horses hooves and I was able to stand and hold the horses…all four of them…for the duration of his visit without sitting down…I couldn’t stand for more than a few seconds this time last year, so it’s great progress! And I stood for over an hour and a half without a break. My Mum sent me a text saying how lovely it was to see me doing this – which makes me happy, as if she is happy then so am I. It also makes me wonder what progress I can make in training them this year.
Today has been mega busy with a whole day at university. It was good, and I got some more great feedback about my coaching – with one lady wanting to get me involved with exec coaching in her company, and another looking to work with me from a recruitment perspective and get my help with that…a very productive day. I struggle to accept compliments and one lady was full of them for me – relating to my competence as a coach and my personality in general…how do you respond? I said, “Well, thank you for that confidence boost!”…it’s nice to be gracious or else I think people might not bother next time…and I think we secretly love a compliment but just don’t accept them well!
I did forget my glasses though, and now have a major headache…so will have to leave today’s post as it is I think. Tomorrow night I have a Slimming World talk that I am doing…eek! I look forward to them, but get a little apprehensive at the same time as I just want to give the right message and hope that what I say helps others. So bear with me tomorrow too…I will blog…I promise! Actually, I will blog if I am still alive…I am trying a proper real-life aerobics class that doesn’t involve the support of water – albeit a gentle aerobics class – so as long as I don’t keel over, I will blog! One of my other goals this year is to be able to be taking part in metafit, kettlebell and body blast classes towards the end of the year, so my starting point is a ‘Gentlerobics’ class to build myself up.
A quick recap of yesterday’s food…bananas, Velvet Crunch, burgers, and sausages with roast potatoes and roast veggies topped with cottage cheese. Apologies for no blog post yesterday. I am having ‘issues’ and can’t seem to upload pictures…so bear with me for the next few days until I get it sorted.
Breakfast: Two Linda Mc sausage wholemeal rolls with cheese, spinach and red onion (HEA and 2 x HEB).
Lunch: Tikka chicken, curried rice and salad.
Dinner: Steak, sweet potato, roast onions and mushrooms, and salad.
Snacks: Nakd bar (7.5 syns) and a two packets of French Fries (8 syns).
Exercise: Nothing exercised but my brain today!
Thank you for reading…and I hope that pictures will be resumed shortly. I will do some food collages to upload once it’s sorted…to show you what delights I have been eating!
Weight Loss Bitch xxx