Last week I had fairly mixed emotions after my weigh in. On the one hand. I was happy because I had another good loss of 2lb; on the other hand, I was a little frustrated because I only had that half a pound left to reach my target. I didn’t let it put me off though; if anything, it made me just that little bit more determined! I’ve had plenty of half pound losses before, so surely I could do it this week?
I was on plan for most of the week. In fact, I guess I was on it all week. With it being Children in Need last Friday, we usually have some nibbles to watch it with but I did plan ahead and made some low syn sausage rolls, some syn free hummus to have with veg sticks, some low syn mince pies, and some of those mini cheese squares that are half a syn each.
For the rest of the week, I just kept my syns down as I had already planned for that, so I had a bit of a flexi week. I didn’t have any full EESP days, but I did have a few more SP meals instead. I’ve been eating a lot of butternut squash and kale lately, they must be working with my good losses for the last couple of weeks!
Considering I was on plan, I only posted one Instagram meal this week! So you can have a photo of the sausage rolls I made too:
Before I went to weigh in this week, I wasn’t really sure what I was expecting. I was so nervous all day though! I didn’t feel bloated or anything, I just felt that it was my sort of luck that I would have a gain or a maintain.
I’d been doing a bit of thinking, and I decided that if I’d maintained, I was going to just call target. Because, I’m happy with my clothes size now (I do need to do a lot of toning though!), and it was just the number. But I still wanted to be in that area where I could be at target, but with room to still get my 4 stone award.
I couldn’t look at first when I stepped on the scales. When I did manage to, it was flickering, as usual; but eventually it stopped on that magic number – the target number! I may have let out a little squeal, and then jumped off the scales and jumped up and down in delight! I also got a round of applause from other members and a hug from my consultant, because she knew how frustrated I had been!
It’s such a shock to finally be there after almost two years. It still felt surreal the morning after. I realise I have a new journey now; one of maintaining. Though, I’ve had periods where I’ve managed that for weeks on end, so I hope I’ll be good with that!
I probably won’t post weekly weigh in updates any more. I will of course still be blogging about my journey though, and letting you know how I’m finding being a target member – finally!
My stats for this week
- starting weight – 13st 4.5lb
- previous weight – 9st 6.5lb
- current weight – 9st 6lb
- loss this week – 0.5lb
- loss so far – 3st 12.5lb
- Club 10 target weight – 11st 13.5lb
- final target weight – 9st 6lb