The Second Weigh-in
Sorry I have been a little bit useless in keeping this blog updated this last week or so, I have been a very busy lady!
So this week I have been really well behaved and stuck to my diet and also exercised like an absolute demon at the gym. It hasn’t been easy but I haven’t given up, and I am feeling very proud of myself for this, as usually if anything is remotely difficult I run for the hills!
This week I did however face a couple of challenges in my diet.
On Wednesday it was someone’s birthday at work, and as is tradition, when it’s your birthday you take in some goodies for your colleagues. When I went over to my colleague’s desk so that she could look at a payment for me, I about fainted. There in front of me was a huge plate full of chocolates and sweets in a big gorgeous pile. When she offered me one to help celebrate her birthday, I was instantly going to decline, but was worried about looking impolite or offending her, so I took a teeny tiny milky way, and stashed it away in my desk drawers, ready for a day where I can treat myself and eat it. It is with mixed feelings that I report that it is still there sitting in my drawer! Part of me is really happy and proud of myself that I didn’t gobble it up in one bite like the old Janine would have done, but the other part of me is sad that I couldn’t eat it .
As if the chocolate incident wasn’t bad enough, on Friday one of my good friends at work left the company, and again, as is tradition, he bought in some goodies on his last day. Well, they were only Samosas! My bloody favourite! I managed to refrain from running over and jump head first into the box, and instead just walked straight back to my desk and tried to ignore them. Now, I know perhaps one samosa would not have hurt, but the problem with me is that it probably wouldn’t have stopped there! I then would have thought that a second one wouldn’t have made that much of a difference, and then a third, and then who knows?!?!
It has been quite difficult to turn down my favourite treats when they are right in front of my face! Both times I have just had to think long and hard between the new and upcoming slim Janine, and whether I want to be slim more than I want that Samosa/Milky Way. And I do.
It might sound like I am completely denying myself any treats, which I am not, but I just do not want to cheat unless it is a proper cheat day. I have my next cheat day this Wednesday coming up, and I like organising cheat days, as it gives me something to look forward to, and actually refrains me from eating rubbish all other times. No matter how hard things seem, I know that on Wednesday I am going out for a lovely meal with the boy, and I know I can wait until Wednesday.
So, after all the hard work exercising, and the extremely hard work of declining treats, I had my second weigh in yesterday morning.
I have lost ANOTHER 3 pounds!!!!
Total weight loss so far = 6lbs!!!!
This takes my weight down to 10st 12lbs!
I was really shocked (and also elated) when I looked on the scales and seen the results, I definitely wasn’t expecting to lose three pounds on my second week, I know from watching programmes such as the Biggest Loser (love it!) that the second week is always the hardest, so was expecting the worst, but I am over the moon! In two weeks I have lost just under half a stone!
I am hoping for a loss of at least a pound next week, to take me over the half a stone mark. Wish me luck!!!!!
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