The half a pound queen

It’s Friday again already, how the heck did that happen?  While most people herald the arrival of the weekend, for me it is a mixed blessing as it also means that once again it’s weigh day …… dum ,dum, dum …..

Like most of the folks in my Slimming World group I leave the class on Friday feeling buoyed and ready for the week ahead, with dreams of a really big loss for the following Friday.  But, so far for me, the dream hasn’t become the reality.  Instead it seems that I am stuck in a perpetual cycle of half a pound losses!

Don’t get me wrong, I know I have no-one to blame for this rather disappointing start to my latest weight loss campaign than myself.  But it does mean that my weight loss graph looks something like this …..


The reasons for this are manifold, sometimes I get the weigh-in over and just think “sod it”, it’s the weekend, I’m going to eat what I want and drink what I want and worry about the consequences on Monday.  There are also occasions where I feel hugely hormonal and really do believe that I need to eat ALL the food.  And other weeks are like the one just gone, I have good intentions but I also have some social events that throw me off the rails (I am yet to learn the art of following the plan when I have a special occasion – it just seems so boring!).

This week saw me having days of great extremes, twice going out for a meal and letting loose with the menu and others days of being a saint and sticking to the plan like glue.  I guess this explains why, at least, I did lose this week instead of gaining.

Hey ho, I do need to make that choice – either be more consistent with the diet for greater losses, or enjoy slower losses but a more normal and less compromised life.

I comfort myself with the fact that half a pound every week would be a two stone loss over the year and that I would take … so maybe it’s not so bad being the half a pound queen after all.

One Comment Add yours

  1. jmarie1974 says:

    Absolutely nothing wrong with half a pound a week, especially if it’s consistent. Like you say, that’s 26lb a year 🤗

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