Friday, 22 July 2011
I've been keeping it quiet...
...but I have pulled myself together and got started back on the 'ole weight reduction/fitness path, my loves :-) I decided to take the plunge and join Slimming World ~ actually going to a group, as opposed to trying to do this all by myself with their online option. I'm following their Extra Easy Plan ~ which as the name suggests, is incredibly easy! It really does help to know that I am going to be weighed each week and whether I have a good week or bad, I will still be receiving lots of encouragement. It's just way too easy for me to simply give up if I have a "bad" week when I am trying to motivate myself.
Of course, sweetie~pies, I realise that there will probably be some of you out there shaking your heads and muttering something along the lines of "uh-oh, here she goes again" and quite frankly, I couldn't blame you for that ;-) That's why I've kept this to myself for the past eight weeks, until I was comfortable with going to the group meetings. I didn't want to embarass myself by telling you what I was doing one week, only to have to 'fess up that I'd packed it in the next!
I started on 27th May at 316.5 pounds, which equates to 22st 8.5lbs, and have so far shed 10.5 pounds. I decided not to set an ultimate goal for the time being ~ to get down into my healthy weight range means a maximum of about 11 stone (154 pounds) which quite frankly is a rather disheartening weight to be aiming for at the moment, my loves! So for the time being I am aiming for my Club 10 target, which simply means shedding 10% of one's excess weight as even dropping this amount helps one's health enormously :-) My Club 10 target is 20st 4.5lbs (284.5 pounds), a reduction of 32 pounds. So I'm about one-third of the way there! Once I do get there, I will set my next target but I'm not going to think too much about that just yet LOL
I've also started to do more walking, although I confess that I do find it quite hard going with all the weight I am carrying right now. Still, today I managed to walk into town and back home again, which is getting on for about two miles in total. I must admit, sweetie-pies, that my poor 'ole legs were tingling and felt burning hot by the time I got home but I was just so chuffed that I had been able to do it! It's such a long time since I have been able to walk that kind of distance :-)
I'm sure that you will all be absolutely delighted to know that I intend to keep you up-to-date with my progress ~ so look out for the next thrilling instalment next week LOL