Today was the day. I had a date with the Wii Fit and I was ready! I got up early as I go to the cemetery every other week with my sister. Anyway I stepped on the Wii board and just dared it to put me in a bad mood. But what do you know I had lost 11lb in the last 20 days, and even more exciting than that I was down to 235lb or 16 stone 11 lb as we say in ye olde English.
Yipppeeee I did the happy dance I can tell you. Getting under 17 stone was a big deal as I had hovered around it for weeks. I am so glad that I have stayed off the bathroom scales (or the thrown in the bottom of the cupboard scales as they are now known).
So period over, I have now returned to my usual calm, rational happy go lucky self and I took a look at the big picture. As you can see from my ticker I was only banded on 22nd of March. That's only 7 weeks ago tomorrow and I have lost 39lb. That's fantastic! What was I moaning about???????
As long as the scale has a mainly downward trend I am OK with that. I'm not slimming for any particular event so there's no rush. Don't get me wrong I would love to lose it all in a couple of months but lets get real, I didn't gain it all that quickly.
I also looked at some of the changes that have happened in the last 7 weeks. I can now shop for clothes in most of the "normal" ranges in the supermarket as they go up to a UK22. I have dropped a jean size and the new ones are getting lose too. I used to have a pair of shoes that were on the last hole and DH had to do them up for me. Now they are on the smallest hole and I do them up myself (I cant believe I was OK with him doing them for me)and tights (pantyhose) are SO much easier to put on.
I also do not wake up with aching hips so I can lie in longer. Yay me. :-) So now I have my sensible head on I can see that there is so much to gain from this other than a smaller number on the dreaded scale.
Next weekend we are getting our bikes out of storage and hopefully I will still be able to ride it. Its been a while. And I bought some new goggles today so I am going to swim at least twice this week, I cant wait.
Here's to an excellent week for everyone, much love.
5 days ago