I am again after taking a number of weeks off to regroup and am feeling all the higher for it.
I began this quest to lose the two-and-a-half stone I might placed on throughout the first lockdown again in September, feeling stuffed with motivation and optimism that I might succeed.
Then the second lockdown got here in October and it hit me exhausting – I feel all of us had been affected in several methods.
The return to uncertainty, not having the ability to go to a restaurant or do regular issues (I managed to get in only one swim after becoming a member of the health club earlier than its doorways shut once more) and lacking family members – particularly those that are weak all had an influence.
I misplaced my mojo and wrapped myself in my standard consolation blanket of meals. In contrast to a blanket, nevertheless, these additional kilos are so troublesome to throw off.
I’ve mentioned earlier than that being open and speaking about my weight struggles has been actually useful. So a few weeks in the past I had a protracted chat with an expensive buddy who, it seems, was going by way of her personal weight loss journey.
As we talked, we began to understand that two heads are higher than one and vowed to assist maintain eachother motivated. Thus far it has been understanding very well. We examine in with eachother every single day both on the cellphone or over whatsapp. These few phrases of mutual encouragement make all of the distinction.
So in the event you’re struggling, I extremely suggest discovering your self a weight reduction buddy to journey with on the journey.
I am happy to say that previously two weeks I’ve misplaced over half a stone. So this is the place I am at now:
Present weight: 175lbs or 12 stone 5lbs
Goal weight: 150lbs or roughly 10-and-a-half stone
Weight left to lose: 25lbs or simply beneath two stone
What else has labored for me? Good quaint calorie counting. It is not attractive, it’s a little bit of a chore to be trustworthy but it surely actually focuses you on what you’re consuming and portion sizes.
I am utilizing the My Health Pal app and attempting to stay to 1,500 energy at present – it is not simple however there’s wiggle room for some additional meals most days if I’ve achieved some good train like a brisk stroll.
There’s not a lot stress to be wanting my greatest for Christmas this 12 months so I am not setting it – or another date – as a deadline. It could be nice to lose not less than a pound every week if I can – but it surely’s actually at some point at a time.