Tomorrow morning I will go on the scales, enter my weight in the tracker and report how I go here on this post every week, possibly on Monday or Thursday (fasting days) or Friday, to report on my weight. I've seriously dropped the ball lately and am eating massive portions, have chips with my burgers, bake cakes like there's no tomorrow, few alcohol free days a week, sweets in my desk drawer, etc. If it wasn't for my visits to the gym three times a week (serious weights, puffed out every time), daily walks with the dog, cycling to work four times a week, at least 9,000 steps a day, it could all be much worse.
I turned 50 last month and have been taking medication to suppress reflux(incl some steroids) for about six weeks but surely that's just another excuse. Similar to 'I had quite a bit of salt yesterday so it's possibly retaining fluid, that's why the scales are up', 'we've just had holidays', etc. I lost all that I wanted in the first 6-8 months, then maintained for two and a bit years but my weight is slowly going up during the last twelve months. Clothes are tighter too, waist is a bit bigger, etc, all signs that I'd rather not experience. So, tomorrow, back to proper 5:2, incl counting calories in coffees, no almonds to tie me over, etc. My sister is coming over for a holiday late July so I've got three months to get back to coveted 68kg. I was 73kg last week, so looking at half a kilo a week, which is achievable. Tonight though home made pasta with tomatoes and meatballs TBC, Wendy