Fresh Start Statistics

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

Waist:    36in

Hips:      44in

Bust:      42in

Arms:    13in

Thighs:  25in

These are the targets I’ve set based on my current weight:

Goal Amount  to lose Target Weight Date to be achieved by
Mini-goal

4lbs

13st 1lb

05/10/15 (loss of   1lb/week for 4 weeks)
5% of current weight

9.5lbs

12st 9.5lbs

16/11/15 (loss of   1lb/week for 9 weeks)
10% of current weight

19lbs

11st 13.5lb

25/01/16 (loss of   1lb/week for 19 weeks)
Goal Weight

40lbs

10st 7lb

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!

Me, September 2015

Thanks for reading,

FFF

Operation Damage Limitation: Starting Statistics

As mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been off-track for a while and my weight has been slowly and surely creeping

Image courtesy of zirconicusso at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of zirconicusso at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

up.

As a busy primary school teacher, I usually use the long summer holidays to kick-start/refocus my weight loss efforts and I organise my holiday around this – going away at the beginning of the break so that I have time to get back on track before going back to school.  However, this year, we’ve had to rearrange our holiday dates and destination and I’m now not going away until the end of the summer.  AND the place I’m going to is a Gourmet Inclusive place with amazing food and drink available 24hrs.

 

So, I could either write the whole summer off, and no doubt put on even more weight before my holiday, or make the most of the time I’ve got.  I’ve decided to go with the former and try to kickstart my weight-loss before I go away.

 

Start of summer weight (20/7/15):    13st 5lbs

Waist:    35.5in

Hips:      45in

Bust:      40in

Arms:    12in

Thighs:  26in

I’ve set myself a goal of getting below the 13st mark before I go away.  When I come back, I’ll set myself some medium and long term targets.

Starting Statistics

I’ve been back in the fat-fighting frame of mind since 2nd January now but I wanted to wait until I’d had my official weigh-in at my Weight Watchers meeting before posting my stats and targets.

Although I was actually looking forward to my first meeting of 2014, I was still (even after all my years of experience) a little bit apprehensive about getting on the scales and taking my current measurements.  But I took the plunge and this is what I found:

Current weight:    12st 6.5lbs

Waist:    36in

Hips:      43in

Bust:      42in

Arms:    13in

Thighs:  25in

So now I know what I’m dealing with, these are my targets:

Goal Amount  to lose Target Weight Date to be achieved by
January Target

4lbs

12st 2.5lbs

03/02/14 (loss of   1lb/week for 4 weeks)
5% of current weight

9lbs

11st 11.5lbs

10/03/14 (loss of   1lb/week for 9 weeks)
10% of current weight

18lbs

11st 2.5lb

12/05/14 (loss of   1lb/week for 18 weeks)
Goal Weight

27.5lbs

10st 7lb

21/07/14 (loss of   1lb/week for 28 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.

I was initially planning on my 5% being my first target.  However, as I was writing this post and calculated when I would achieve this, I realised that’s quite a long way off.  I’m hoping that setting a smaller goal for this month will be a good motivator in the meantime.

Here are my current pictures.  I plan to update these and my measurements monthly.

I think it is important for me to reward myself with non-food incentives for reaching my goals so I’ll give some thought to what these could be and will post about them later on this week.

Wk 1 Front     Wk1 Side