Start of Week 42 … Three weeks off

Where do I begin

To tell the story

Of how great a love can be

The sweet love story

That is older than the sea

The simple truth about the love she brings to me

Where do I start

Sorry, a little off track, but whenever I hear those words, “Where do I begin” it always reminds me of the song and the film. The daft thing is I do not really remember the film that much since I was just that little too young to appreciate the sentiment in it.

Anyway, back to topic. I have had three weeks off. My contract came to an abrupt end, I had a week’s holiday in Austria, and I have had a week off using a term my employer calls, “the bench”. Basically I am sat around doing nothing waiting for my next contract to start, but being paid for it. I am going crazy.

On the good side of things: I have been good with my eating habits, more or less, even on holiday; I have walked many miles, especially on holiday; and I have not gained any weight. On the down side of things I have not lost any weight. So here I am weeks later and I am still hovering around the stone mark I wanted to be rid of by now. I am only seven pounds from the start of my ideal weight and fourteen pounds from my dream weight. My target deadline is still 23 weeks away, so I still have time, but I am now feeling a little dejected.

Back to plan. I know what to do and I know how to do it. I am just being a wimp and letting calories getting in my way. That extra dish of ice cream I do not need, that extra cake, that extra blah, blah, blah. I know we have all been there. Alternatively I could get off my backside and walk a little extra, my good intentions have slipped a little, other than the week before last when I was on holiday.

What is it about good intentions on a morning, drifting away as a day progresses?

Good luck chaps and chappesses with all your hard work. Remember when God made man first he had a look, tutted and said, “I am sure I can do better than that.” Hence I am back to the beginning of my rambling of … “I know I'll need her 'till the stars all burn away and she'll be there”

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  • your post made me smile, you have done well to maintain, that is brilliant, so keep up the good work, baby steps, remember

  • ha ha ha that is a really funny post ! What about a meal plan for the week ? would that help get back to basics... anther thing ... a count down works for me .. I have a xcel spread sheet with my weight and little targets and time lines on it .... what ever you do I am sure it will work you sound really motivated . good luck with the new contract

  • If I were you I wouldn't blame for not losing weight. Mantaining your weight while on holiday is an amazing result. In additon, the entire point of the 12 week programme is to get into the habit of a new healthy lifestyle. In fact, if you read those sheets again you'll notice that " getting started" is written on the top of every single one. This diet is the start of a new way of living made of healthy choices, exercise and get more active. Then, do remember that being on a diet doesn't mean that you forget to live your life.

    Take this week off and collect your motivation and energy for a great start on Monday.

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