Weight Loss Challenge December Update.
Well it has been a few weeks since I wrote about my weight loss challenge, the main reason for this is that I haven’t really been trying anything different or indeed on some days I haven’t been trying at all.
So as you can imagine, I was dreading weighing myself after avoiding doing so for a few weeks. I stepped on to the digital scales and waited for what seemed like an eternity. Eventually I felt brave enough to look down and see what the display was reading. To my absolute shock and delight, the reading was 3 pounds lower than the last time I weighed myself. cynic that I am, I of course reset the scales and repeated the process another two times. But both times I was presented with the same reading.
Food for thought.
The reason behind my relaxation of my weight loss regime was to test myself and to see how I will cope over the Christmas period when I indulge in all the Christmas goodies.
The fact that I had lost weight during this time of relaxation, just goes to show how much I have re-educated myself when it comes to the food I consume on a daily basis. I honestly expected to of gained 14 pound or so within this period and I was well prepared to throw myself into the dieting again at full speed.
I haven’t really over indulged myself during this relaxed period, but I haven’t stopped myself from eating bread (which I love) and treating myself to a few chocolates here and there or a sugar laden dessert etc.
Just goes to show that the bulk of what I now eat is still helping me to lose weight and this fills me with optimism for the new year ahead.
New year, New me.
My plan is to get Christmas out-of-the-way and then really crack back into the strict dieting regime and too also begin to build in lots more exercise. It is my goal that by the end of February 2017 I will have lost another 2 stones (28 pounds). This will be the game changer as far as health and fitness are concerned, because I know that in order to lose that amount of weight in the 2 months, I will have to increase my exercise regime a lot more than it is at present. Which in turn will hopefully make me feel better inside as it will open up new avenues of recreation for me and ultimately set me up nicely for the new camping season in 2017.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who have supported me and sent messages of encouragement too me over these past few months, your words always go a long way in helping me succeed with this challenge and for that I am truly grateful. I would also like to wish all readers a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. I will continue my weight loss journal in 2017 and hope that you continue to read about my progress.
See you all in 2017