Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Fat is a post-holiday issue....

Weighing in!!!

That’s it! I need to pull out the big guns. I have just, and I mean only just, recovered from the shock that is my post-Christmas weight.
I casually popped myself on the scales two nights ago, as you do when you get out the bath. The scales were a bit dusty but I didn’t get the significance.
I had put on 3kg!
Nearly half a stone!
In three weeks!
Clearly my monitoring systems had failed in the excitement and, dare I say it, chaos that surrounds the holiday period and I had not been weighing myself as regularly as I thought. Looking back at my diary I realised I hadn’t weight myself since 7th December! No wonder the scales were dusty!
There is one thing I have learnt when losing weight, once you have done it or take a break from losing it, you need to keep monitoring it or before you know it you’re back up to where you were - and some!
I am not as heavy as I was this time last year, which is some consolation, but I am still nowhere near my target weight of 58kg about 9 stone.
I just can’t believe I put on SO much in such a short time…I didn’t eat that much did I??? The occasional choccie four or five times a day, the occasional glass, sorry bottle of bubbly, just a handful of crisps in between sips….
Errmmmmmmm well to be truthful I didn’t exactly write down what I ate and in so doing I can’t really remember.
It doesn’t look good.
ACTION has to be taken.
However there’s no point in starving as that will only slow the old metabolism down and I won’t be able to keep it up and land up piling the pounds back on as soon as I stop and start to eat normally again and everyone knows that that is just too depressing for words. So off to  to work out my minimum calorie intake level and to write down everylittle nibble so that I still lose weight reasonably fast and to help bolster my will–power the dulcet tones of Trevor Silvester of Thinking Slimmer Slimpod fame…
I’ll let you know how I get on!


Jan said...

Good luck! I've got to do something myself-my daughter bought a new scale that not only weighs you, but tells how much body fat you have. It wasn't pretty!

Little Red Hen said...

Good luck - it is hard work

Expat mum said...

I agree - all these people who say things like, "it's how your clothes feel"....Rubbish. You can easily put a handful of pounds on and not notice it. Scales are the only way to monitor weight.
Good luck. (I'm right there with you. Still haven't lost the 4-5 pounds I gained gallavanting round England over the summer. Needs must.)

mrsnesbitt said...

I so agree with monitoring weight issues. I attend a slimmingworld class every week. I intend to comntunue even when I reach my target weight. Over Christmas we were weighed on Christmas Eve - I had gained 3 lb. Last week I maintained and was amazed. However last night I had gained 1.5 lb. Some had put on up to 11 lbs so I am back on track!

Tattie Weasle said...

Jan - Arrgghhh! That's just darn right cruel!
Little Red Hen - Hard work indeed but I will feel very virtuous!
Expat Mum - Scales are the only way to go, that and writing everything down that you eat then there's no hiding the truth!
Mrs Nesbitt - 11lbs! I do hope I would notice that. Good to hear you are back on track I am hoping I can keep this up I want to look good for my Mum's birthday in June!

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