Another title decided upon by Mr WLB!
It’s true though…today I lost 5lbs and managed to get into the ’22′ bracket. I am now 22st 12lbs!
This means that I have now shifted 20st 7.5lbs – or for my American buddies, 287.5lb – and for my European buddies, 131kgs. That original weight of 43st 5.5lbs – 607.5lbs or 276kgs – seems like a lifetime ago.
The thing is, I have done nothing different to this week than last week in terms of my approach. I just didn’t train for 2 hours on the day before weigh-in…I have a feeling that these ‘last chance workouts’ are a load of old bollocks designed for TV shows!
I tried to trust in myself – that doubt does start to creep in…but I KNOW that I follow the plan correctly and do what I need to do – and to trust the plan. There are going to be weeks that remain a bit of a mystery. Bodies are weird and wonderful things – they aren’t machines…they are subject to water fluctuations, hormonal fluctuations, and they get ‘scared’ sometimes and hold onto food to repair our bone density and the muscle tissue we lose along with fat.
You – or I – have to remain focussed on the total lifestyle change rather than the race to reach a certain number.
Despite trying to stop thinking about the numbers, I do have to admit to feeling on top of the fecking world when I saw the ’22′ on screen…it made me relax as I was trying to deal with that little voice in the head that questions everything you do and makes you doubt yourself!
So I got weighed and started signing everyone else in with a big grin on my face. It was a great group with a great Image Therapy session – we are a supportive bunch, but do like action!
One lady in group makes me smile. She rejoined this week after trying to follow the plan herself at home – it’s a shame really, as she has put the weight back on that she lost, plus more – but she has a theory that we would be okay if the alphabet didn’t contain the letters ‘B’ and ‘C’…bread, biscuits, cakes, chocolate, crisps! I thought it was an amusing theory!
And Pizza Lady was pleased this week with a loss that has taken her to her lowest weight in years. I was so pleased for her.
After group had finished I chatted to a girl who is considering a gastric balloon as she is desperate to lose the weight. I gave her my view and my Mum chatted with her too about how much of a struggle I had on my hands to fight this battle without surgery. I think it made her re-think her position and gave her a bit of confidence and belief. I have nothing against those who have surgery…it is not an easy option to opt for life-threatening surgery that has no guarantee of success. Personally, I feel a hell of a lot of pride in doing what I have done and I suspect that had I had the surgery, I wouldn’t have the same feelings. Obviously both methods can save your life…but I know that I have done this, and nobody can attribute my success to a mechanical medical intervention.
With a promise of contacting me to chat online, I parted company with this beautiful girl and headed home to grab lunch before PT.
My PT session was good. Rowing machine sprints with resistance active recovery periods, and then a fitness test involving a circuit that we are going to do again in a few months to check progress.
Then I headed off to see my wonderful sister as it’s her birthday today! I spent some quality time with the family – my Mum was there, brother in law, niece, nephew, and sister – it was lovely. One highly amusing moment was when my five year old niece referred to my Mum as a ‘silver fox’…and even more amusing, but I tried not to show it, was my three year old nephews new favourite word of ‘bumhole’ which he thought was hilarious to repeat time and time again…goodness knows where he picked that up – nursery has a lot to answer for!
I then came home to spend some time with Mr WLB this evening. He has been smoke-free for five days now and had a review at the doctors this morning regarding this, which went well. I am so bloody proud of him – I was before he gave up – but just hope that we can get his health issues sorted soon as he’s really down about it all.
That’s my lot tonight – I am off to uni for the day tomorrow and need to grab some relaxation time now!
Breakfast: Banana and boiled eggs.
A lovely food day. My usual brekkie was eaten in group, and was followed by a nice lunch to fuel my workout – pittas stuffed with cheese and grilled peppers, red onion, and courgette. Dinner was quick and simple – syn free chips, Quorn peppered steaks, and green beans. And no Velvet Crunch this week…I wanted flapjacks!
Exercise: 60 minutes PT.
Thank you for reading…and for your continued support!
Weight Loss Bitch xxx