'I've had a bad week, but I'm not giving up!'
Monday 18 June 2012
Mum-of-two from Bushey, London
Height: 5ft 4
Start weight: 11st
Current weight: 9st 10lbs
Weight loss this week: 1lbs
I am surprised to have lost another 1lb this week as it’s been a bad diet week for me. I have been absolutely ravenous and giving in to temptation left, right and center. I found myself eating my usual diet meals but still had a big hole in my tummy which was screaming crisps and chocolate! So I was very pleased to see that I am still weighing in at 9st 10lbs, which is only 3lbs away from my target weight!
The bad weather hasn’t helped at all and I am sure that it was much easier to diet when the sun was shining! This week the rain and cold weather has had me been craving comfort food- like fish and chips! Unlike previous weeks my willpower has not been great. This is definitely a hormonal thing related to my monthly cycle because now I’m feeling back to ‘normal.’ The ravenous appetite has disappeared and I am, once again, back on track with the diet - thank goodness.
I took my son (Alexander, aged 2) horse riding this week and made sure that I did lots of running about with him in an effort to burn some calories. Some of the people at the stables haven’t seen me since I started the diet, and they were amazed at how much weight I have lost and how quickly I have changed shape. I also noticed that my wellies are really loose now whereas previously they have been quite fitted around my calves. This positive feedback made me feel much better about my bad week and has spurred me on to keep going for this last week before our ‘Reveal’ photo shoot next week which you will see in the magazine very soon. I am really looking forward to seeing my fellow dieters – Rebecca and Stacey – again at the shoot. They have been a great support to me this week, listening to me moan about my bad eating and encouraging me to carry on and not give up completely. They have been great and so kind and supportive, just what I needed at this point.
Here I am with Alex in the pouring rain just about to run about with a pony – now that’s dedication for you!
I have resolved to put a big effort in to eating healthily next week and what a good incentive a photo shoot is - nothing like knowing all those people will see my photo in the mag! I am now confident that I can maintain my weight loss if I stick to the diet but it's also great to know that I can relax a bit now and enjoy the odd treat without ruining all my good work! I am so pleased to have become accustomed to eating healthily and the good habits that I have acquired as a result of following this great diet should help to keep me on the straight and narrow - thank you Closer!