Thursday, 21 May 2015

Tally (ho)

Maybe this is a test of faith.  Or maybe this is my usual thing of diets just grinding to a halt.  I lost 1lb.  Could be worse right?  Well, yes, it could be worse.  A lot worse.  Except.  It’s been 9 weeks and I’ve still not lost a stone.  I was a heartbeat away from it 4 weeks ago so not much has happened since.  To whit:
Wk 1:  -5 lbs
Wk 2: -1 ½ lbs
Wk 3: -1 lb
Wk 4: -3 ½ lbs
Wk 5: - ½ lb
Wk 6: -4 lbs
Wk 7 : +1 ½ lbs
Wk 8: - ½ lb
Wk 9: -1 lb
Grand total = 13 ½ lbs

It’s not great, is it?  I wouldn’t mind if I knew where I was going wrong.  Okay, I’d mind. Obviously.  But I would know what to do – or take it on the chins. 

And just to add insult to injury, I thought I’d weigh myself today in case yesterday’s WI was mucked up by having not properly started my period.  I’d put that 1lb back on.  I’m trying to ignore it.  But truth to tell, dear Reader, it’s playing on my mind.  Or rather, stomping up and down on my mind in hobnail boots, screaming as it does so.  Because I weighed myself at the end of last week and I’d already lost that 1lb: so conceivably I’ve not only not lost anything since last Friday, but I’ve put on too.  And frankly?  I don’t deserve that.  Still, no need to fork out for that bracelet any time soon, eh?!

I’ve been unusually hungry this last 10 days too.  I don’t know why.  Initially I thought it was hormonal but now I have the two types of stomach pain: the monthly type and the hunger type.  If anyone has any ideas why hunger goes in cycles, I’d love to hear it.

Fatloss Forecast:

Not good tbh.  Elongating the weekend is excellent for every reason save dieting.  You know they say misery loves company?  Well, it’s more like dieting loves misery.  Perhaps it’s a complicated virtual love triangle.  I have a four day weekend – hurrah!  But.  I will be drinking wine on 3-4 days.  This doesn’t bode well after a pretty damn virtuous week and what that brought.  I will of course be super-careful elsewhere to compensate.  We are supposed to be having work drinks tonight and I’ve already said I won’t be drinking; this has not been a popular decision.


Amanda Land said...

You don't have to drink if you want to prioritise your weight loss.
Losing weight is so difficult. I believe it cannot be done while drinking wine more than a glass occasionally.
Nothing changes if nothing changes and al that.
Your weight loss to date has been consistent and identical to a common dieting pattern. Starting off with all guns blazing and then becoming more lax and less motivated.
Pretend this is your first week again and regain that enthusiasm. Keep your expectations low and you won't be disappointed. Weight loss doesn't happen by chance. You have to make it happen. Depends if you want it more than the wine and inevitable social food choices.

Gabby said...

Don't lose heart - look at the long term trend. You've lost 13.5 pounds! That's significant, and I'm frankly jealous of your progress. Don't get too hung up on this week.
I think hunger is definitely cyclical, perhaps hormonal? Anyway, just do your best, try to navigate the wine-drinking as best you can, and you'll chip away at it slowly, slowly. Which is not nearly as satisfying as quickly, quickly, but you'll end up in the same spot, after all.

Stephbospoon said...

Totally agree with you that hunger is cyclical! Also, you are doing amazingly after a long and frustrating plateau so don't be so hard on yourself. I'm totally jealous of the consistent losses!

Tiramisue said...

That is a good weight loss in nine weeks. Expecting dramatic amounts is just not realistic. I am also a very slow loser and I could absolutely not drink wine three days a week and expect to lose anything. You don't have to drink and it's nobody else's business if you don't. Try to break the connection between food/wine and having a good time. Special occasions are just that - they don't happen a few times every week. Sorry to sound tough but this diet is obviously working for you - don't sabotage yourself! You deserve this.