Argh! I am so frustrated with my weight loss right now. I weighed in this morning to see a maintain on the scales, better than a gain I know and I am pleased because I’ve had a few doughnuts & crisps this week, but when I looked in my weigh in book I saw that I have been maintaining (aside from 1 gain followed by an equal loss) for SIX weeks! Hovering around 15 stone 3 for six whole weeks, it feels a little disheartening.
I know I’m putting more in my mouth again, chocolate and other sweet treats, plus savoury goodies, so maybe the maintaining shows I’m doing more exercise, just enough to make up for the extra food, but I still have so far left to go on my journey. I have 3 stone still left to go until I reach my goal, though if I find myself happy with my body shape before then I will switch my goal to just maintaining. Basically I have no idea how much I ‘should’ weigh and am going by the, notoriously inaccurate, BMI measurement to figure out my ideal weight.
I am noticing that my body is changing though and I’m pleased to see my belly reducing slowly but surely. I still have the saggy upper arms and tree trunk legs, but I know that in time that will change too. I actually tweeted the other day that I was noticing less ‘chub rub’ and am wearing leggings much less because of that.
So I guess this week has been a week of realising that the number on the scales is not the be all and end all, and there are other ways of monitoring your weight loss. Having said that, I’m really hoping for a loss next week!