Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Day 38 - not imploded in a mess of tears and self-pity

Firstly, thanks so much to Lesley and Mrs L - I know you really understand and that means alot.

Yes, still here, still LL-ing. I am just going to go for it and hope for the best. B/f was very sympathetic when I arrived home so upset (and subsequently) but wondered if I've set my goals too high. I don't think I did, I tried to be realistic but realistically I guess I know that I'm unlikely to achieve them - in the time frames I set (and maybe not at all). I am trying not to think too far ahead now but just deal with each day as it comes. If I don't lose 3st minimum in Foundation I know I will be disappointed but I'll see what happens and not let this fear dissuade me from doing my best.


Lesley said...

Also, say you just miss the 3 stone - you'll still be well over 2 stone down and will already be feeling the positive effects of losing that amount of blubber.

You're sitting here feeling fat and like you've failed imagining what you'll feel like in 8 or 9 weeks time when you will be a lot less fat and already moving better, exercising and generally seeing light at the end of the tunnel. You can't do that. Things will have changed then.

Try to shut that pesky brain off from hypothesizing about the future; take it one day at a time and see each day that you stick to the plan for what it is - a major, major sucess!! It's one day when you didn't gain weight, one day when you took action against something which has made you unhappy.

I'm sorry that you're struggling more than some but you can get there and when you do it'll be so sweet.

(((((((((well done))))))))))

Lesley x

Mrs said...

Hang on in there! You can do it; just focus on what's going to work for you in the long-term, not in the next few weeks.

Stay strong, Peridot!!

Thinking of you and have a lovey weekend.

Big kiss.

Mrs L xxxxx

Guinea said...

Hi there,

I've been reading your blog for a wee while after following a link from Mrs L's site.

I know how you're feeling. The first time I got a low weigh in I took it in my stride, but my last three, and barring miracles, my next weigh in were all disappointing. This of sourse starts to chip away at your confidence in the diet.

Men are suposed to lose 3 stones in 8 weeks. In the last 4 weeks I am supposed to be 21 lbs down. I've probably lost about 13 lbs. Unless things pick up I'm going to be way below my expected result.

But, at the end of the day, if I wasn't on LL I'd be putting on weight, not losing it. So it's still a benefit and still gets 100% commitment from me.

anita said...

don't get despondent i have found that my monthly cycle makes for some strange weight losses for 2-3 weeks i can lose 4-5 lbs then for a couple of weeks it slows right down to 2-3 lbs the first time it happened got really depressed about it but tried to put it in to context that the weight losses i am seeing are 4x as much as i could ever hope for on anyother diet - i have struggled with being told that at weigh ins when we do the sample stick that I am dehydrated despite drinking 4-5 litres of water every day and at least a litre during the drive from work to class when this has happened my weight loss has been low - stay positive and i am sure you will be fine with the 3 stone in 100 days

Lesley said...

How's it going? Hope you're still hanging in there.

Let us know - we worry about you!!

Lesley x

Mrs said...

How are you? You seem silent.

Hope you and your desk haven't been swallowed up by the snack table.

Big kiss.

Mrs Lxxx