Hi all, having previously lost 4 stones on SW - since first lockdown I have managed to:
lost my job
endured a serious relationship breakdown with my son
put on almost 3 stones
I had a really positive interview last week and they asked me if I would come in to their offices - in a panic I order some size 14 dresses, sure that the 12s that I had would never fit - the 14s arrived and didn't even get close to closing - that send me spiralling - so the hard work to get down from an 18 to a 12 was lost! I can't even explain the feeling of disappointment in myself.
Luckily they have switched the next interview to zoom - thank goodness - however, fear has set it that I get the job and have nothing to wear....I am not even sure a 16 would fit to be honest.
So..what have I done? I have cut out booze (really hard for me), pulled out all my SW books and have given myself a target of 2 stone off. I think that's a healthy start! To my surprise I have already gone down 6lbs this week (and I do know that's just a start week and it will go down to 1.5 - 2lbs a week) but I feel really motivated - however, I know how easy it is for motivation to slip - especially with the difficulties I am in the midst of... Please, stick with me and help motivate me to do better! I am embarrassed to say what my weight is - but needless to say - I must change. I feel like my mental health will improve with improved health and fitness. Just finished week 5 couch to 5k and really do believe that perseverance will bring reward...if only I can stay away from the wine and crisps...my mind is already telling me - oh it's saturday and you have done your run - you can have wine tonight..... booze paradox! Any help and motivation would be sincerely appreciated.