This post is way over due – I have been meaning to get a progress report up for ages… but things have been very busy the past couple of weeks. The boys are sick and not sleeping well and there’s just always something to do. I’ve been spending quite a bit of time getting the blog to look the way I want it to (including creating the header image). In fact, I’m still trying. Also trying to get my other blog, Sing the Heart, up and running too.
Aaaanyway, take a look at this pic:
This is a photo I took of myself yesterday.. and yes, I do take photos of myself aaallll the time. ha ha. :) I am surprised when I look at this photo. It’s amazing what a difference 11 kilos can make. I keep catching glimpses of myself in the mirror and stopping to do a double take – Is that me? It’s young me, but looking so much older (with the babies come the lines on the face…). It throws me a little to see a face looking back that I have not seen in a while. The face looks familiar, like me, and yet it feels like a stranger.
So I’m 11.2kg down, currently weighing 73.5kg and I have approximately 8.5kg left to lose. I am finding this weight-loss journey quite easy (hope I don’t shoot myself in the foot here!). And, I must confess, when I see overweight people walking around these days I say in my head “You don’t need to be overweight! Look! You just have to track what you eat! And choose the better option! It’s so easy!”…. And then I remember how I became overweight in the first place and the truth that it is not always so easy. Eating well can be time consuming. It takes effort and it takes the right mind set. It just so happens that at this point in my life I am ready to put in the effort required and am determined to see positive results. For these reasons I am experiencing it as easy.
Ooohh, I’m nervous now. I’m nervous that these last 8kg or so are not going to be easy at all. Actually, I had a bit of a worry a couple of weeks ago when I only lost a couple hundred grams for two weigh-ins straight!
What have I been doing wrong?
Why is this happening?
But I have been losing over a kilo each week!
Oh no! This is going to get hard!
My most recent weigh-in calmed my nerves, though, confirming that I had lost a whole kilo last week.
It gave me the boost I needed to chug on. And chug on I shall until I’m in that size 12 again!