“Childhood is that wonderful time of life when all you need to do to lose weight is take a bath.” - Richard Zera
Well, yippee!! After a great day out (more to follow), it was time for the Wonderful Slimming World Thursday Group Get-together. And I'd achieved what I set out to do last week, a stone (14lbs) lost since the end of October, which is roughly 12 weeks. With Easter being about 12 weeks away, this has now inspired me to set another goal and aim to lose a similar amount by then, which will take me almost to my final goal.
Slow but sure, that's my weight-loss journey and I think that I don't want it any other way. My observations, for what they're worth, over the years have been that your body, for all manner of reasons, will lose body fat and weight at its own pace and it helps no end if you can accept smaller losses and not get too disappointed with any non-movement or small gains. Unless, of course, you've stuffed yourself with chocolate, cakes and biscuits all week. Then, frankly, you should know what to expect, be happy that you made that choice and carry on from there.
Of course, it's not always easy to remain upbeat, especially if the weight hasn't shifted much for 2 or 3 weeks but we have a fantastic group leader in Karen who's always there for advice and support in person at the group get-togethers or by phone/email.
Ok - lecture over - now on to other things - a summary of my week. On second thoughts, perhaps not - don't want you to nod off so a couple of odds and ends.
Having decided that my lack of exercise was not good for me in any way, shape or form and not wanting to use the wii with my husband as an audience, walking was my preferred choice so I gave myself a good talking to and said: 'Don't be stupid! of course you can fit it in. You can do what you like!' And it worked!
To Addlestone and back for my Sunday stint at Age UK
A super, familiar walk around Virginia Water Lake
A very-near-to-home discovery - Homewood Park
And yesterday was a short visit to Hampton Court, lunch in the Member's Room (deeelicious thanks to Jo:-)), followed by an hour and half around Bushy Park