The skinny friend, now fat

I’m back…

I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I posted. I wish I could fill you in, but I honestly can’t remember much. I’m still married and things are going well. I struggled to lose weight through the year, but didn’t lose any more than a few kilos before falling back into my old ways. But I’m happy to say that for the past two months I’ve been following WW and have lost 7kgs and am now 58kg. I am now a healthy BMI and my old clothes are fitting me. A friend of mine came to visit for two weeks and she’s overweight and loves to eat out, so I couldn’t not eat lunch out with her. It was Chinese too, which is not a real healthy choice, but I didn’t stuff myself and I exercised afterward. My exercise plan is my proudest achievement and probably my biggest aid to losing the weight. The last time I dropped weight, I did it with little or no exercise, as it wasn’t one of my favourite things to do. This time I started exercising. I began on the exercise bike, cycling for one song, then used the skipping rope for one song, then back on the bike at a harder speed, then skipped again. The skipping was very hard on my knees at first and I only skip with one foot off the ground as two feet at once is too high impact for me. I love skipping and it is the best workout, my cardio has improved no end, so that I can skip almost continuously for three songs in a row now. I just acquired an ab circle pro three days ago, hoping to work my abs but other than toning my triceps, I can’t really feel it doing anything for my abs, but as part of my exercise plan it’s a good diversion, a bit hard on the back and neck though. I only weigh myself once a week, on the same day. Fitting into my old clothes, getting comments on my lost weight and seeing the scales go down is incentive for me to keep going. I don’t deny myself any food as long as it fits into my points and I’ve learned to avoid trigger foods for bingeing, etc mine is anything with artificial sweetener in it, like the diet desserts. I have real sugar instead. If I want a packet of chips I have them, in a smaller size of course. Chocolate is a bit harder to fit into my points, but I found the little tubes of mini M&M’s do the trick. I don’t buy whole cakes anymore and I’m careful what I buy for the kids so I don’t get tempted and I keep them out of eyesight so they’re not on show as I open the cupboard.I’m feeling really good, liking the shape of my face without the fat chin! Just wish I could get rid of my stomach…

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