Well it has been a tough old week. It would be great to come on here and report another massive loss but that is not going to happen. I would say I have had three good days out of the seven. One day has been pretty bingeful and the others have just been off plan. Nothing major but not great. Today has been good though, so I can continue in this way and hope to lose more than 1 lb next week. Oh well 1 lb still has me at 11 lb lost in the last two weeks and that is OK.
So what has caused this then? I think some of it is tiredness, I have gone to bed far too late a few nights and my resilience is low when I lack sleep. I also think it might be that time of the month but really I have no idea as since having a coil the months just roll into one without any significant differences just perhaps me feeling more emotional and not knowing why at particular points. I suppose I should journal it and then I would have a fair shot at preparing myself for the harder parts of the month.
The highlight of my week was going back to the eating disorders meeting and I loved that, being in a room full of people who know how hard this journey is and sharing our strength and hope with each other and the newcomers. The other highlight was measuring myself and seeing that I have lost 1.5 inches off my waist, 2 inches off my hips and 0.5inch of each thigh. It is definately worth measuring and weighing yourself.
The good news is that I am not giving up, it has not been the best of weeks but this week will be better. I am committing to getting back into the habit of going to bed at a decent time, listening to my Thinking Slimmer slimpod (now I have found my iPod), remembering to drink more water and re-joining the gym. Having the kids at school and being at work puts me back in my routine and this will help too.
18 days until the MADS and I want to look and feel as good as I can, for me you understand!
Thought I would share these pictures that JJ took today. Pretty awful, they show the full extent of my fat. I will keep taking photos in this same 'show it all off' outfit as I walk this journey.
I am linking this post up to Liska's #Mumentum. Hop on over and visit some other lovlies who are on this weight loss/ fitness journey right now too.