Monday, August 17, 2009

A new beginning?

Before I went away interstate I'd had a couple of lousy weeks on the diet where I'd only lost 100 & 300gms respectively. I was starting to worry that I'd hit the dreaded plateau that you hear about so often in diet land.

Since returning home, despite my talk last week of renewed optimism and enthusiasm I've been finding it hard to get back into the groove. I suppose dh and I are both still feeling pretty flat about it all and of course it is very hard to be surrounded by our families and then come back here by ourselves 3000kms away.

I've had trouble with the water as usual - the weather is cool, I just don't get thirsty! And I haven't re-started my nightly stepping yet. I also haven't stuck to the diet 100%. I haven't eaten any really naughty things like cakes, lollies, or choccies but I have had potatoes twice this week. On Friday night I had chips and last night I had an ever-so-small serving of mashed potatoes. Yet, despite that my weigh in this morning was very good.

Perhaps it is too soon since the potatoes and I will pay for that on next weeks weigh in? Or perhaps I really was heading towards a plateau and all the indulgences over those two weeks away have kicked my body into gear and it's now like starting the diet all over again?

Whatever the case I am happy with this mornings numbers and I'm hopeful the good results will continue :)

Height: 160cms/5ft3in
Start Date: 28th Dec 2008
Start Weight: 81.4 kgs
Current Weight: 64.1kgs
Lost this week: 1kgs
Total Loss: 17.3kgs
Start BMI: 31.8
Current BMI: 25
Goal BMI: 23.4
Goal Weight: 60 kgs
Goal Date: December 2009