Last Monday I weighed 13 stone 1.4 pounds, and today I weigh 13 stone 5.4 pounds, so I've gained 4 pounds this week! I think the Christmas and New Year excesses have caught up with me, and I know I overate at New Year in particular - I tracked my calories for New Year's Eve and I had 3,096. New Year's Day I ate 3,449. I know where the extra pounds have come from but I hadn't expected to gain 4 pounds...
I've looked back to see what my weight was this time last year - i.e. what I weighed on 5th January 2014, and I was 14 stone 4 pounds, so that means that over the year I've lost just under a stone. My measurements last year were 42 chest; 34.5 waist; and 43 hips. Today they are 40 chest; 32 waist and 41 hips, so it's good to see a couple of inches off each measurement.
It's been a very slow loss, but a steady loss - and my goal for this year is to get to 12 stone 7 pounds. Therefore I've got 12.4 pounds to go. I don't want to put too much pressure on myself to lose that within a specific time-scale, but I think I'd like to aim to lose a pound a week from now on. Hence it would take me about 13 weeks to achieve my goal. So by the end of April I might achieve it - all being well.
I've considered my weight loss goals for 2015. I'd like to:
a) try to eat healthy foods
b) exercise regularly
c) track my food and drink intake
d) continue this weekly weigh-in thread
Thank you to everyone who has joined in this thread over the past year (some of you have been there longer). Your enthusiasm and support is amazing, and you're a great community.
I hope you'll join me for this Monday weigh-in (and future weigh-ins) to share your experiences. Good luck with all your goals. Here's to a lighter and healthier 2015 for all of us.