So, I braved the scales last night for my post-holiday (which was 2 weeks at a Gourmet Inclusive hotel) weigh-in and I was astounded to find that I’d only put on 1.5lbs! I nearly fell off the scales!
Whilst I’m not happy with having let my weight creep back up to its current reading, I’m not going to dwell on it – there’s no point: I can’t change the past. What I can do is learn from it and move forward.
So here are the starting statistics for the next leg of my weight loss journey:
Current weight: 13st 5lbs
These are the targets I’ve set based on my current weight:
|Goal||Amount to lose||Target Weight||Date to be achieved by|
|05/10/15 (loss of 1lb/week for 4 weeks)|
|5% of current weight||
|16/11/15 (loss of 1lb/week for 9 weeks)|
|10% of current weight||
|25/01/16 (loss of 1lb/week for 19 weeks)|
|20/06/16 (loss of 1lb/week for 40 weeks)|
I have based the dates for each of my targets on a weight loss of 1lb per week which falls well within the Weight Watchers plan’s recommendations of between 05-2lb per week. I’m sure there will be some weeks when I do better but I want my targets to be realistic and achievable.
As I achieve each of my small targets, I will be setting another one to help break my final goal down into more manageable chunks.
It was actually a bit disheartening to calculate how long it will take me to get to goal – 9 months!! However, I’m trying to view this in a positive way – I definitely don’t want it to take any longer than that so I need to stay focused. And who knows, if I stick to the plan, I might even get there a bit quicker. After all, I know from experience that when you stick to the plan, it works.
Here are my current pictures – taken on the last day of my holiday. I plan to update these and my measurements every month or two to help show my progress. Although in subsequent pictures, my skin is likely to be even pastier as, believe it or not, these show me with what is a pretty good tan for my Irish heritage, so apologies in advance for that!
Thanks for reading,