Since starting to lose weight at the beginning of September, and joining this lovely forum on the 14th of that month (nearly 3 months to the day), I haven't posted much. I do love reading all the inspiring posts, though, and thought it was about time I did one myself
I went away on a mini break for a couple of days, at the beginning of the week, returning on Wednesday evening. Not being able to wait until next Monday's weigh-in to see what damage I had done (!), I weighed myself this morning. I had to check twice, as I didn't believe the scales I weighed 11st 9.4lbs which is nearly 2lbs down from last Monday, and only .4lb to go for my goal of losing 2 1/2 stone by Christmas!
It just goes to show that by choosing sensibly and still doing some exercise, I can still enjoy myself and not sabotage my efforts In the evenings I had grilled fish and veg one night, then chicken with a large salad, the next. I chose fruit as a dessert. I didn't have the 'full English' at the B&B, just Fruit 'n Fibre, yogurt, fruit juice and one piece of toast with marmalade (no butter). Just a small sandwich and piece of fruit for lunch. We did a lot of walking, though, which certainly helped. Each day I was away I clocked up over 15,000 steps Not hard to do either. A 6 mile walk alongside the river, and then round the village (Dulverton) in the evening, to see the Christmas lights. The following day another short walk through the woods (we were on the edge of Exmoor) in the morning. Then a visit to Dunster Castle in the afternoon.
If I don't do anything stupid today and tomorrow, I'm hoping I get the same result for the Monday weigh-in The best bit of all, though, was my BMI! It's now 29.9, overweight and not obese. Best Christmas present ever!
I now have another 2 stone to lose for my final healthy weight, and I know I can do it with the support and help this forum provides. Big thank yous to everyone who has helped me stay on track, and supported me on my bad days. I couldn't have done it without you! Hugs! xx