Sunday, 12 September 2010

The Big Momma Challenge: week 10!

I'm not overweight. I'm just nine inches too short. ~Shelley Winters

Gluttony is not a secret vice. ~Orson Welles
Sorry this is a day late, but I spent yesterday at my niece's wedding. I can't believe it's week 10 already!  I think this is the longest time I've ever done anything like this, which just shows how important everyone's support is.  I'm sure that normally I would have given up and just kept on doing the same old thing. 
So, let's get down to business and see how I got on with last week's targets:

  • a 2-3lb weight loss.  This week I lost 3¼lbs which I'm really pleased with, bringing my total weight-loss to 16¼lbs;

  • to do at least two different types of exercise. I had very good intentions of going to a Beginners Pilates class this week in a bid to help strengthen my back which has been giving me problems for several years now.  I'd even gone to the leisure centre where the classes are held to check the times and whether I needed any special equipment.  Unfortunately, and ironically, later in the week my back was too sore to go to the class - but I'm hopeful for this week.  Because of my back problems I could also only take some gentle walks with Tessie this week, but we still managed to get out;

  • to prepare my lunches in advance. This worked out well, and I kept to healthy choices.  Not only that but I didn't eat any of the packets of chocolate biscuits in the staffroom!
I noticed a big change in my body shape this week.  I started to feel and look like I'd lost weight, and have been trying on some of the clothes I'd previously been too big for.  Being able to wear something that was too big a few weeks ago is such a satisfying feeling!  What a boost to my confidence and a great motivation to keep going and fit into more of those lovely, unworn clothes.
If you are following the Challenge could I please ask a big favour?  I've been really encouraged by reading everyone else's experiences but sometimes it can be hard to see who is taking part.  Please include your linky at the bottom of this post - this enables others to visit your blog and offer support and encouragement; plus if you can include a link to my weekly updates in your blog posts it means your own readers can visit here and join in if they want to.  The more the merrier!  Thank you x