Happy Birthday to me!
I can not believe the 5 weeks are over! They literally flew in. This weight loss challenge has been really interesting to me. We all knew by week 3 that I wasn’t going to achieve my initial goal of losing 19.5 lbs in the 5 week time period. Initially, yes, I was really disappointed by this, especially when it is something I have done before. Those of you who read all my weight loss challenge posts will know that this even demotivated me at times. Despite this, I persevered and while I am not currently standing on the scales and seeing that 12 stone blinking back at me I am still considerably lighter than I was 5 weeks ago and I am very happy about that.
Last week I shared some of the BIG milestones this 2020 weight loss journey has brought me, a lot during this specific 5-week weight loss challenge and some before it. Reaching and achieving these have been amazing. And as this 5-week weight loss challenge comes to an end I am still very motivated, excited, and determined to continue with my weight loss. The goal is to reach 10 stone by the end of the year.
My big wins this week
This will sound bizarre to some but, for the first time this year, I had a proper drink. My bestie invited me over for Prosecco Friday [a long standing tradition of ours] and for the first time in a very, very long time I actually had the Prosecco! Alcohol, for me, is one of those things I only have to look at and I put on weight. But as my weight loss has been on an even average loss of 1.5 lbs per week and I feel I have a really good grasp on how to maintain that I thought, why the hell not! I had just one [read: rather large] glass and I utterly enjoyed it! I was proud of myself at sticking to the one. Its also made me realise more and more that I can have a little of what I love and continue to loose weight. [I’ll be honest and say I am still practicing saying no as well, its not always easy.]
My final 5-week weight loss challenge weight in
That’s another 2 lbs off this week making it a total of 10 lbs over the 5-week weight loss challenge; a little over half of what I first challenged myself. I feel absolutely marvelous this morning! These are figures I haven’t seen on the scales in about 20 years [in fact, I probably never actually saw them because I didn’t really weigh myself 20 years ago!] I’m thrilled with what I have achieved. And today I am really going to enjoy myself and eat, drink and be merry! I’m not going to care or think about syns today… just for this 1 day. Sure there might be a little fall out next week…. I might have a little gain; but do you know what, I’m OK with that too! Happy Birthday to me!!!
So what now?
You all know the weight loss is not over for me. I have 37.5 lbs left to go until my goal of 10 stone. I’m hoping/ on track to achieve this by the end of the year, especially if I continue to loose 1.5 lbs per week has I have on average for the last 3-4 months. I will post an update every few weeks to let you know how I am getting on. And even though I have lost way more than is left to lose I am utterly baffled at the idea that I will be [by the end of the year] that weight! Honestly, for me, its the best gift and goal I could have given myself this year.