Christmas was about 2 months ago and as many of you will remember I had hit the magic 4 stone weight loss mark just before the holidays began. It was an incredibly heartening achievement to hit and meant that I didn’t feel a whole lot of guilt when enjoying myself over the break.
Following the break I think I’d put on about 5 pounds over all. Not a huge amount in the large scheme of things but enough to be getting on with. It meant that I had a good bit of work to be doing once I got back to the regular routine. I have to admit it took me a while to regain the exercising mojo but I was back to swimming most mornings not long after the new year. Getting back into the gym swing was another matter. So things were taking their time, and the Christmas pounds were slow enough in coming off. There was still progress every week, mind, just not as much as I was used to.
|Enjoying Post Christmas – back to 16 and a half stone|
So the Christmas weight had come off by the start of February. The gym was starting to look a bit more attractive, so a few weeks back I headed in again to the machines and weights. And it’s paying off again, as I knew it would. Friday’s weight in saw me down another full half stone. 7 pounds plus the Christmas 5 mean I’m now 4 and a half stone lighter than I was in May last. So things are back on track.
|Look! A journey metaphor!|
Of course, as always, there’s more to lose. Another stone and a half would have me down to 14 and a half stone. This is my target weight. A bit lighter wouldn’t go astray but I reckon if I can get there by this summer I’ll be doing very well. We’ll see how it goes. If I don’t get there by the summer, I’ll be disappointed but it won’t be the end of the world. The main thing is to keep up with the lifestyle changes – eating right, exercising more, not living like I’m 21 anymore. Getting there will be a challenge but not an insurmountable one. And certainly one that I relish achieving.