Fatblog: 14st 13lb
I’m calling it. Sub-15st, for the first time ever! BOO-YA!
I do not deny that my heart has greatly desired this. I hit 15st late last year but since then, with birthday, Christmas, a temporary new job and the thousand other natural shocks that flesh is heir to, I’ve never been able to get below it. This has been a source of great dismay to me and lately has really got me down. I was beginning to think I’d be stuck in limbo forever. But this last week I have really knuckled down, made a few relatively minor tweaks to my eating habits and resolved to be exceptionally strict with myself for the next few months. I’m visiting friends in Brighton in August, its basically my holiday this year, and I am intent to be the lightest I’ve ever been when I get there.
Thanks to some technological assistance from myfitnesspal.com a very useful free app and website, as well as simply deciding that I am going to avoid the “treats” that are basically pig-outs that stall my weight loss for an entire week, I’ve already lost 3lb in the last few weeks. My target is to be 14st 7lb by August, easily achievable at this rate. My stretch target is to be 14st 0lb by August; much more difficult, but I think I can certainly exceed my target and even hitting the stretch goal is not totally out of the realms of possibility.
What I have resolved myself to, however, is that 15st is now my high-water-mark. Never again will I allow myself to grow bigger than that. I’m already seeing the difference in waistline and jawline that a few pounds lost can do and that has been enough to stiffen my resolve. I know what I can eat to maintain my weight; I’ve been doing it for seven months. For a short while I need to be really hard with myself if I want to get rid of the last 2st, and I DO want rid of it. So today I am happy and I will be celebrating! But not by eating anything naughty…