17 stone 6 pounds, a loss of 4 pounds, making a total of 12 pounds. – I am absolutely delighted with that, this dieting lark is great for making you feel good! Up until Saturday night I had used my worry beads successfully to eradicate alcohol, biscuits and sweets from my life. Saturday was not a failure but an intentional treat as some friends were celebrating their fifteenth wedding anniversary and holding a party. For nearly a month now I had not had a treat and I am sure they say to give yourself a treat does help you stick to a diet. As it turned out although I broke my abstinence it was not much of a treat. I had three pints but did not enjoy them. I suspect my taste buds have changed as the taste just seemed rather odd. With the buffet someone had put out some mini chocolate bars and under the influence of the alcohol I completely forgot my diet for a minute and ate three. It was not until my wife pointed out I had not said I was going to eat chocolate as well that I realised. I have to admit they did not taste that good either.
To add to my naughties of the previous night I could not face my usual gym session. All this lead me to fear this morning’s weigh in. So this was real treat and testament to the fact that you can have a treat and still do well. I have admitted all my bad points for the week but the loss has actually been earned. I went to the gym each week day morning and did 30 minutes on an exercise bike and 200 sit ups. That might sound a lot but when done in batchers of 30 the whole 200 can be achieved in less than 10 minutes. This short workout I manage to do before breakfast so is not much of a disruption to the day. In fact breakfast has never tasted so nice! The other thing I have noticed is that my jeans are becoming loose. I have just about got my belt into another notch but I think another week will be needed before they are truly comfortable but this all goes to help motivate me.
I am at last starting to think I will make my target of fifteen stone four pounds, and even think I might go for 14 stone 13 pounds just to see that weight since the first time since my early twenties. Check out next week to see hopefully my first stone lost which will have only taken five weeks, I suppose I shouldn’t count my chickens!
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