Let's have a look at how I got on with last week's targets:
• a further 3lbs weight loss; no loss this week because I managed to gain 1¼lbs, which reduces my total weight loss to 8¾lbs. *hangs head in shame* Why did I gain weight? Well let's look at the evidence:
•to walk an average of 80 minutes a day; I actually did okay with the walking although I didn't increase the amount of walking time, instead I decided to increase the pace. Instead of my usual 50 minute walk at a steady pace I started doing the same walk at a brisk pace and over the week managed to get the walk done in under 35 minutes most days with my best time being 32 minutes. I pleased with that, although I need to get out more if weather permits.
•to finally get on my bike; no, did I hell as like. The bike remains untouched by human hands.
•to do at least one other form of exercise. No, and I can give you a very good reason why. I'm a lazy arse.
The biggest problem for me this week was my weakness for snacking. But I did gain some insight into one of my definite food triggers - alcohol. I only have to have one glass of wine and I immediately start scoffing anything that isn't nailed down, usually crisps. Obviously that's not my only trigger, because I haven't got this fat without just overeating generally but this was a useful lesson for me this week. Have you figured out what your food triggers are yet?
So, the complacency set in much earlier than I expected and I suffered as a result. My own fault, I know, but I'm not going to let it deter me. I have so much weight to lose I can't afford to do this again. I'm going to give myself a kick up my own backside and get on with it.
Okay, I'm going to set targets for this week:
- at least 3lbs loss;
- to get that bloody bike out of the bike shed;
- to do one of my unused exercise DVDs;
- to get rid of any clothes that are now too big for me (there are a couple of things already!) or are unflattering (The Teenager is going to help with that).