Morning all, just a quick note, this one.
So last week I posted a long, breathless piece about how well I was doing on my diet, and how pleased I was with myself. Fact is, I’ve been seriously coasting for these last few weeks; since Christmas basically.
I’ve been making lame excuses for minimal weight loss, and justifying any small gain, when the fact is, I don’t need minimal loss and small gains, I need good, healthy losses. I’m capable of losing 3.5lb a week, and so that’s what I intend to do.
Last night at Slimming World I set a target weight of 16 stone, with a target time of 12 weeks. That’s not unlikely, because I’ve just done that since September, and that’s not my final target weight, because obviously 16 stone is still considerably overweight. However a target loss of 6 stone from now feels so horribly unattainable, that it would be destructive to do so.
This may not seem like a big deal, but I’ve never set a target before; I’ve just cruised through aiming to lose weight, simply because I’ve had so much to lose. By rights, from my starting point in September, I had to lose 10 stone in order to be what a doctor would consider healthy; that’s a huge amount by anyone’s standards. So here I am, with a target of 3 stone to lose in the next 12 weeks. I don’t have to do it by then, but I want to, and it gives me a time scale to focus on.
So yeah, current weight; 19st 2lb, by Wednesday the 4th of April, I intend to be a (more) svelte 16.
Wish me luck…