So here's why I'm joining: when I spent a night at hospital for monitoring due to my recent miscarriage, I was asked for my weight. To be honest, I didn't know because I don't step on scales a lot. I gave them an estimate, of somewhere between 65 and 70 kg. While I had put on a bit of weight recently, I'd blamed it on being pregnant. That excuse is gone, I have trouble fitting into any clothes and I do not want to succumb to going up a dress size. However, what tipped me over when I checked up on my weight and discovered that I was closer to 75 kg than to 70 kg, nevermind my wishful thinking of 65kg.
That's 10kg more than I weighed 6 months after giving birth. It also means I'm officially overweight. So, my aim is to lose at least one stone, or 14 lbs, roughly 6.5 kg.
I waited a week with the start, simply to make sure I was well enough to go on a diet. So here's my baseline Wednesday Weigh In:
Starting weight this week: (weight) 164 lbs (this is approximate because my scales are not very precise, I'm somewhere between 163 and 165 lbs)
Pounds lost (or gained): 0
How many pounds left to lose: 14 (I wouldn't mind losing 20 actually...)
I have lost a lot of weight once before (about 5 stone in total over a year and a half), the secret to it was lots of jogging and other exercise, plus eating 5 portions of fruit and veg by lunchtime, while cutting out the chocolate and cakes. If I can get my act together and make myself a salad for lunch on working days, the pounds will drop.
There are reasons and excuses which led to the weight gain. Reasons: Laziness. Love for carbohydrates and chocolate. Jee, I love chocolate. I can no longer commute to work by bike because the office is now too far away. Excuses: for 22 months, Cubling would not settle at night without boobie, and that meant that there was no time for me to ever go for a jog during day light. Then, for the last 3 months, I didn't jog for fear of miscarriage (what good did that do...). So no more excuses. I'm addicted to browsing the internet rather than getting off my bum and doing stuff. I pledge to do 30 mins of exercise a day, either in the form of brisk walk/jog/exercise class at lunchtime or in the evening, or by playing the Wii Fit.
Let the weight loss begin.