Losing weight is a peculiar thing. Last week and totally out of the blue I lost 4.5lbs!! This was after a few weeks of weight loss at pound or so a week and even seen a week were I lost nothing at all. What did I do differently – I wish I knew. I exercised less, ate what I thought was a little more than usual yet lost 2 – 3 times more. A big drop is one of the most pleasant and motivating surprises you can have on a journey like this. It makes you feel like you can conquer the world and if I knew how to repeat it I would.
The other side of the coin however is that it makes you impatient. I want another week like that and I want it now. Yes, I’ve just moved from the 19 stone bracket into the 18 stone one but how cool would it be to get to 16. This is dangerous thinking and when I start to engage with it I start to see the importance of slow and steady weight loss which doesn’t place unbearable pressure and unrealistic expectations upon you.
So this week I’ve been enjoying last week’s victory and aiming for another pound off this week – anything more is a bonus!
(The maiden voyage for Peter & the Giant.)