I am so happy to be writing a post about weight loss that isn’t just theoretical. I have a confession to make, which is this. After our cruise, after we got home, my home scales refused to register my weight any more. This is a pair of scales which goes up to a VERY LARGE weight, not your standard scales which get angry if you tip 100kg (as that tipping point happened to me almost 20 years ago).
Everyone said that on a cruise, we would eat and eat and I thought “yes, whatever, we will also be walking and looking at things and it all balances out”. Oh, the naivety. Every day we had buffet breakfast which for me included croissants, cinnamon buns, waffles with syrup plus berry compote plus yoghurt, etc. Sugar city! But I told myself “I’m not also having eggs and bacon and hash browns, so it’s not so bad”. Lunch every day was a variety of buffet options. Dinner every night was a full three course meal, and that wasn’t my only dessert for the day.
You see where I’m going with this? Well, don’t worry, because where I’m going is this:
Today is Saturday, and since Monday I have been making conscious choices about what to put in my face and paying attention to how many steps I am walking. I haven’t hit every goal, but last night I went out for dinner with friends and I even tried to make better choices than I normally would. A small steak, vegetables on the side not fries/chips, minimum of sauces and oils and just one glass of wine.
The result is that MY SCALES AND I ARE FRIENDS AGAIN! Not only is it acknowledging me (instead of giving me the humiliating ERR message or showing 0.0kg) I am a couple of kilograms below the maximum it can deal with. I may have been 2 kilograms over the maximum or just 100 grams, I will never know. What I do know is that I want to keep seeing that number go down now, and I’m motivated to make an effort, which, after almost a week of looking after my health, is very nice indeed.
|Day / Date
|Monday 11 July
|Tuesday 12 July
|Wednesday 13 July
|Thursday 14 July
|Friday 15 July
What I would like to achieve next week is at least one step count over 10,000 and every step count over 7,000. That is my hope! Guess what else? I am going to go to a gym on Tuesday and take up the offer of a free 7-day pass and use their treadmills and have a look around and see if I would like to join up for a while. I think it can only do me good.