When I said I wanted to lose two stone in a year I was fairly certain I could do it. Then when I didn’t start for almost half that year I wasn’t so convinced.
In theory I have lost over two stone. If you add up all the pounds I’ve lost it comes to more than 28 which is two stone. But of course that’s only because I’ve had weeks where I’ve put weight on.
And of course losing the same pound can’t count twice, except when it comes to donating £1 to the Charlie Cookson Foundation because they do get £1 every time I lose a pound. But when it comes to calculating my total weight loss I can’t claim to have lost two stone just yet.
Last week I still had 5 pound to go. And yet again I gave in to temptation this week and had a takeaway – this time a curry – and although it was delicious I know it can’t have helped the weight loss.
So stepping on the scales yesterday morning, knowing I only had 11 days left to go to hit my target was a bit worrying. And the result is…………………………
Another pound off. Less than I would have liked and certainly not enough for me to rest on my laurels. So between now and my birthday I will be good. In fact not only good but extra good. I’m not going to starve myself because that won’t help shift those last four pounds but I am going to eat healthy and try to get a little bit of exercise.
Oh and my other strategy for the last 11 days is to cross my fingers, say my prayers and hope the scales are kind. Because this is one challenge I really don’t want to fail.
Those last few pounds really are proving to be the hardest. So I need all the help and encouragement I can get. If you spot me about to eat something I shouldn’t please stop me.
Or if you’re impressed with my success and want to encourage me to hit my goal why not sponsor me to lose those last four pounds at www.justgiving.com/5iftyby5ifty or to donate by phone text FIFB50 £1 to 70070