Thursday 8th September 2016
With the kids going back to school, I can get back into some kind of routine. That means seeing some people I haven’t seen since the beginning of summer.
I felt over the summer I tried hard with very little results. I went on a few bike rides – one that was 23 miles – I climbed Snowdon and I went on many walks, some of them quite challenging. I have done more activities this summer than I have ever done before.
I have even eaten a lot healthier over the summer. I went away a few times and I still watched what I ate. I was very conscious that I didn’t want to ruin all my hard work up until that point. Putting all this into consideration I felt that I hadn’t lost any weight.
So why all of a sudden are people shocked by how much weight I have lost? Some people say that they are hardly recognising me.
I know deep down I am doing well but I just can’t see it. To me I am the same only I have more energy, my clothes are baggy and my health has improved. I just can’t see what everyone else sees.
Today though I had a shock
One thing I was shocked about was that I decided to look back at what my weight was at the beginning of the summer. I thought I had not lost any weight but it turns out that I have actually lost 5lbs. Ok, so it’s not brilliant but it’s definitely better than nothing.
I spend my time looking at what I was yesterday but when I actually looked a bit further back it turns out to be a lot better than I thought.
Another thing that constantly shocks me is when I go shopping for clothes. I would go for a 16 comfortably but I have been known to buy a 14. Yesterday I had to buy a 12!
Today I went shopping with my sister in law and niece, Kate, and I tried on a coat. I have always found that with coats I need to get bigger because of all the clothes on underneath. I got a 16 thinking I would need to go up a size but no, I had to go down a size. I couldn’t believe it.
So there’s me thinking that I had made no progress whatsoever over the summer but really I think I achieved a lot!
Start weight 21st 5lbs
16st 7.4lbs. ⬅️➡️. 67.6lbs⬇️total
Start weight 136.5kg
105kg. ⬅️➡️. 31.5kg⬇️total