I can't believe it's been a week since I last posted! Naughty me! I kept thinking of things to write about and have had plenty of time, so no excuse. I think sometimes I get nervous of posting in case it ends up being a completely lame and meaningless post.
But I suppose I have got some things to report. Firstly, weigh in.
Starting Weight: 17st9lbs (247lbs)
Current Weight: 15st7lbs (217lbs)
Loss this Week: 4lbs!
Total Loss: 30lbs!!!
I was not expecting a 4lb loss!! All week my scale was showing a 1lb loss, until yesterday when it showed 3lbs lost, so I thought that was great, jumped on this morning and was greeted by this glorious number! Funnily enough, I have eaten more calories this week. Probably an average of about 1400 calories per day rather than 1200. Perhaps my body just needs a bit more than I was giving it?
MAJOR NSV ALERT!!! Ok, so on Sunday I was at the gym, doing my usual 45 minutes on the bike when I thought I'd have a go on the treadmill, just to see how long I could run for. 2.5 years ago I was training with a friend who's a personal trainer and I managed to run for 7.5 minutes, I was about 15lbs lighter then. But more recently, I hadn't been able to run for more than about 3 minutes. So I got on the treadmill, set it going at 4.2 mph, not fast I know, and I ran for EIGHT minutes. This is the longest I have ever run for in my entire life! I know it may not seem like much, and I certainly wasn't going that fast, but it is nevertheless, an AMAZING achievement for me and I really want to build on it. Unfortunately my calf muscles absolutely killed me for four days afterwards because I was stupid and didn't stretch. I'm looking forward to getting back in the gym now that my muscles have recovered.
Now I have to admit something, I haven't been eating that well. I know it might not seem to be the case because of my weight loss this week, but that's only because my calories were in range. I've been eating crisps (chips) and 1 or 2 chocolate bars per day, most days. It's the same as my old, pre-banded pattern, that I would get treats for myself and save them til I was in bed watching tv in the evening and then eat them because they make me feel good. I feel crap admitting this, but I want to be accountable. I think one of the problems I'm facing with this, is that at the moment, I'm still losing consistently and I'm eating comforting sugary food. This seems like a win/win. But I went to sleep last night feeling like something was wrong, and I know that I want to be healthy, not just thin. And these foods aren't good for our health, it's not just about our waistlines. So, although I'm very happy allowing myself a square or two of dark chocolate each day, I don't want to be gorging myself on low quality junk every day. Any advice or similar problems??
It's been a strange week, I don't know if I'm ill, or just adjusting to all the changes in my body that have been happening lately, but I've been mostly asleep for the past 3 days. I usually suffer from chronic insomnia, so if I get sleepy, no matter what time it is, I try and take advantage of it because I clearly need to catch up on sleep. But it makes me feel weird. Only one more week until I'm off from uni for a month over Christmas! Just need to get through the shitload of work I have to do in the next 8 days.
Love you all xxxxxxxx