Tuesday 7 July 2020

My Weight Loss Journey - One Stone Down.

I have been on the journey to my new life for just over 7 weeks now, and I'm happy to announce that I am now 1 stone, 3lbs down (17lb in total). I feel like I could have done better, as I had a nearly a whole week off-plan, and also a few too many 'treat' days, but lessons have been learnt and fortunately, unlike other attempts I have not given up as easily.

I know its easy to say such things as I'm only 7 weeks in, but in regards to lessons learnt, I'm now trying to stick to a Saturday treat day only. When I initially started, my treat day was a Friday, however, a Friday treat day, soon turned into a whole weekend full of treats, so I am now having a Saturday treat day only, so I don't keep sabotaging full weekends!

If you haven't read my previous post, I am following a well-known weight loss 'diet' (which I like to call a new lifestyle!) but on top of this I am walking for an hour a day, and doing at the very least 6000 steps daily. Ideally I would like to increase this to 8000 steps a day, before settling for a minimum of 10,000 steps a day. Those are my initial targets for 'exercise', however I could get to a stage where I want to increase further. I am planning on doing regular updates on the blog - as I think it will push me to stick to it for once, because gosh knows how many times I have tried unsuccessfully in the past to lose weight.

I still have no specific target weight I would like to reach, at the moment I am doing half a stone each time, so at the present moment I am 4lbs away from reaching my 1.5 stone target, then after that I will be reaching for my 2 stone target, then 2.5 etc. I do know I would at the very least like to lose 5 stone, but I suspect when I reach that I will then set a further target, but for now I do not have a final target in mind.

As mentioned above I have previously and unsuccessfully tried diet attempts before, however I do not think I was in the right frame of mind to stick to the plan, lasting at most a few weeks at a time. Considering lockdown, I am surprised that I never got back to my heaviest weight. I am not comfortable enough (not now at least) to disclose my heaviest weight or my current weight, or my starting weight on the 18th of May, I do hope that one day I will feel comfortable enough to disclose but for now, I am keeping it to myself.

Previously, I had this stupid mindset that if I told anyone I was on a diet that I would fail, because on previous attempts, as soon as I told anyone I was planning on losing weight, I would fail. Not because of anyone else, but because for various reasons I would end up going off plan, and before I knew it, the diet books and exercise DVD's was placed away collecting dust not to be touched again until month's later.

This time it's different, this time I am getting the old me back!

Until next time,
Jada x


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