Another 0.75 kg lost and thats really good! I'm really thrilled. Its not the most I've lost in a week but I don't really care other than its another loss. And I've learned that every loss counts.
I kind of expected it really as I think that my diet has been a little over my target calories this week. I've also done a huge amount of exercise, big runs five days on the trot followed by a hefty bike ride. I've felt the need to eat a little more to keep my energy up, which has worked. I also felt I needed some red meat as I was feeling tired - my super fit son's thoughts. Over came the excessive tiredness. Ran up big hills on five consecutive days and had a brill ride with the cycling club on Sunday where I felt hungry but strangely a lot stronger than previously.
Its easy to get discouraged if we don't stick to our targets - mine is 1KG per week and most weeks I've done it. Two weeks I haven't. Overall I'm about 13KG lighter than 9 weeks ago. I've had to throw out all of my trousers as they were all too big - 20 pairs went into the skip last week.
I've bought new running kit as I'm now a runner! How did that happen? I did't sign up to become a runner I cycle a lot surely that was enough? But. no, now I'm a runner. Wake up, plan the run. Schedule the bike ride. Crazy!
I need some new shorts as these old ones constantly fall down! This is a hoot. I'm not going to spend too much as I've only lost a half of a bag of cement and still need to lose the other half.
A Bag of Cement! Check it out! Go to the DIY store and try to pick one up. Thats what I've been carrying around, and more! Crazy!
I'm not losing much off my waist either. And that would have bugged me. But I am losing it everywhere else. By my old unrealistic ways of thinking this last week would have been a bummer. I've stuck to the diet, I've killed the exercise, why am I not 3KG lighter? What's the point? Feel bad, start drinking & eating again!
That was not a helpful way of thinking. I've had to change it.
Every victory is a victory.
When I go out for a run, that's a victory.
When I do my weights, (Yes! Me! Weights! LOL) thats a victory.
When I get up the hill out of Holmfirth without crying, that's a victory.
When I weigh out my food each meal, that's a victory.
When I'm constantly hitching my trousers up, that's a victory.
When I don't need a drink to relax, that's a victory.
When I walk, that's a victory.
So what Im going to do this week is to learn more precisely why last week's loss was less than I expected, is to double check the calories in every meal. I've probably got a bit casual about that to be honest. (For casual read delusional!)
I'm going to cut back a bit on the running as I have a big cycle event at the week end which I'll have to be ready for.
I do know I'm between 3 and 4 KG lighter than the last big bike ride and thats incredible!
A Bag of Chuffin' Cement!