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Current Trend Weight: 72.7kg (11 stone 6 pounds)
Blood Pressure Readings:- No Data
When I woke up yesterday morning, I felt a bit depressed after some yet more high blood pressure readings and because of that, I decided to take a complete break from taking these readings for now. Because of that, there are no such readings to show in this report which is probably just as well because I would have expected these results to be even higher as a result of yesterday's fasting day.
Anyway, the fact that I was a bit down and depressed yesterday meant that I wasn't really feeling like going through with yesterday's fasting day. Furthermore, I was also feeling a bit hungry yesterday morning, making me realise that I was going to be in for a very difficult day ahead. At that point, I drank some water to quell that 'hunger' and I was fortunate that I had my step class to make my mind off that a bit.
That step class went very well and when I arrived...
I'm a bit nervous about all the food. But I'm also thrilled to report that I was down another pound today. So I'm ending the year with my lowest weight in years. Yeah! This is a huge contrast to last Christmas where I had to buy new fat pants before our trip because nothing was fitting.
My next interim goal is 2.8 pounds away. I look forward to achieving that in January. I do plan to fast during the holidays, but expect that if I manage to come out the other end without a gain, then I will have succeeded.
Happy holidays everyone!
Now I am wondering why the sudden drop; nothing changed with my eating and I am into week 6 of my challenge to up my exercise. Perhaps that is it; it takes much longer for any changes to kick in than we imagine. I am aware that there are arguments that say that exercise does not help much with weight loss, but for me it seems to eventually - and I do eat more the day I do a 10 mile walk than a 5k walk/jog and that is perfectly natural and I go with it.
I am thinking more about my maintenance strategy, only 6 pounds at most or getting to my Fastiversary in August, whichever comes first, and I will have to slam the brakes on. It will be Fast-5 or a modification...
On the up side of things, I am now happily growing potatoes, carrots, parsley, mustard and thyme in varying plant pots, already have some shoots poking through, so hooray, will be a regular Charlie Dimmok (but with a bra!) in no time! Looking forward to munching into a homegrown jacket potato some time soon! ...
Came home, started 5:2 and ignored the jean issue till fall arrived. When the cooler weather hit in September, out came the jeans for daily wear. Those dreaded jeans were loose. Jeans were now laundered in both the washer and the dryer. Whereas previously I was hanging them to dry to avoid any shrinkage in the laundry.
Well, after 3 months of progress I hit a new low of 214.8 this week. That is down 12.7 pounds. I finally dug into my closet and pulled out jeans in the next size down and tried them on. They fit, and rather nicely too. Yeah!
Time to wash the old size 22 jeans and put them in the donation pile. Good-bye old jeans. I won't miss you at all.