YAY…. 112.9kg this week *does happy dance*. I am sure if I wouldn’t have been sick I could have lost a whole lot more… Oh well, let’s not be ungrateful . Next stop 110 or no, I shall be ambitious and go for 109kg by the end of the month. Now that I am a bit better I should be able to work out again and get onto my beloved rowing machine, without collapsing in a heap. So hell yeah, bring it on!!!
Finally, my first real mile stone has been reached. Today I have fit into my first size 20 pair of trousers 🙂 This does wonders for motivation and for my mood, which has been a little down lately. I have about another 10 pairs of jeans and trousers in my wardrobe in which I have not fit for over four years and I can’t wait to get back into them one by one.
It seems to me that the low carbohydrate way is the way for me to go. I have tried it many other ways but this, as we see, is working well. So I will stick to that for now.
Next mini goal 109kg, which is 10lbs away… ten lbs in a month should be doable if I increase my working out a little, but if it takes six weeks then so be it. I just want to get there, but now I know I will 🙂
Ok, so I have been back on the Celebrity Slim for a week now. I started off at 117.8kg and am now weighing in at 115.6kg, which I am most pleased about. Yes it’s nowhere near the 7 lbs I lost in the first week when I did CS in December, but it’s definitely all moving into the right direction. After all, this is the lowest I have weighed in about three years, maybe even four. Mr. W. ( yes he is back on the scene) is all worried that I will weigh less than him in a couple of weeks, which makes me giggle. It’s been years since I weighed less than my partner.
I really need to start working out more regularly. Now that my anaemia is much better, not 100% gone but a lot better, I really should commit a bit more to my workouts. Going to do some Yoga I think, this might just help my knackered rotator cuff too, as swimming is becoming a bit of a nightmare because of it. I enjoy the swims, but Christ are they painful and the night after it is particularly painful despite heat treatment etc.. Other than that I am fine healthwise. I have a lot more energy, now that I actually have some blood to pump around my body and I feel really motivated. Let’s hope everything stays as well as it is going now 🙂
I bet you are wondering, if I love it so much, why did I stop? Three years ago I got diagnosed with pernicious anaemia after a long time of feeling really, really crap. Like normal anaemia it makes you feel tired but this one also affects your nervous system, which resulted in me not even being able to walk across an open field or go swimming, because my balance was so poor and I got really disorientated and panicky because of it. Life was pretty grim and after a few incidents in the pool where I had really bad palpitations (another symptom) and dizziness, I began getting really anxious just at the thought of having to get into the pool. This anxiety got worse and worse over the years but lately the desire of wanting to get fit and healthy again kind of made me think about swimming again.
For months and months I planned on going and never ended up going, making all sorts of excuses until today while I was working it kind of clicked in my head and I thought, if I don’t go right now I will never go, ever! So, thankfully I work from home which gives me a little flexibility and I told my boss I would take an early lunch and I went. My heart was pounding and I was feeling dizzy again, this time I knew that it was more the anxiety that made me feel like that than the little bit of hay fever that made my head feel all squishy. So I ignored it. Luckily I thought of this scenario so many times that I came prepared and I had put my swim suit under my clothes so I just had to walk in, take my stuff off and get in there. No thinking required.
When my body hit the water it was the most amazing feeling ever, stretching my body as much as I could as I pushed off the pool wall, I felt alive again, a feeling that has been absent for a long time. I am so glad I went. Fingers crossed things stay like that.