09 March 2009

Summoned the courage

I didn't so much summon the courage as let curiosity get the better of me but either way, I stood on the scales on Saturday morning and learnt my fate. First reaction, (inevitable) disappointment that I was not yet at target although realistically I'd have needed to lose a body part to have achieved that in the timeframe I'd given myself. But then after plonking myself down on the loo seat and using my fingers to work out what I'd actually lost over the last month, I realised that I was 12 pounds lighter than I was at the end of January...so not too shabby at all. Now all that stands between me and my target is four measley pounds but I know that they are going to be the most stubborn, intransigent, miserable pounds of the whole lot, the sort of hard to shift pounds that have you asking whether the game is indeed worth the candle and eating into your resolve when the girl at Costa asks 'any cakes or pastries with that?'. But shift them I will, shift them I must, and hopefully in advance of diet D-Day on 9th April. There's a huge Easter egg in Waitrose with my name on it...

5 comments:

Bruce in Sanity said...

Hi

Have you thought about the link between caffeine use and insulin resistance?

Coffe consumption does make it harder to lose weight :-{

Cheers

Bruce

Nb Caxton said...

Slap yourself on the back with a wet lettice leaf - or fish, whatever floats the boat - you have done REALLY well so far and I cannot see that last couple of bags of sugar between you and your goal standing any chance at all! Four weeks and four pounds - no contest!!!
Lesley

indigodream said...

Ahem, let's not forget that your original target, before you were overcome with creme egg mania, was AUGUST. You're doing a brilliant job. As for the last 4 pounds, well, there must be devious ways of hiding them on the big day. Ask a friendly greyhound trainer for ideas.....
Sue

Dogsontour by Greygal said...

Thanks all for your continued support - couldn't have done it without you.

Bruce, I'll look into that, thanks. I know caffeine has had a varied press over the years along with every other food product seemingly, so I think 'moderation in all things' is probably the only sane recipe for life. Except as regards narrowboating and greyhounds of course...

Lesley and Sue, you've stuck with me all the way, and it's really, really helped. Like a virtual Weightwatchers...Looking forward to walking through your boats without having to turn sideways on...

indigodream said...

As you've lost the precise amount of weight that I SHOULD be losing I'll stand next to you and be your 'before' cardboard cut-out!
Sue
ps. we have decaff coffee pods on board for the impoverished!