Not as gutted as I would have been if it still said 8 pounds this morning, but still, 6 pounds is almost half a stone that I have gained over Christmas! Well, that'll teach me for living of bacon, sausage and chocolate for 5 days wont it!?
And I do know that I can be 11 stone, it's no longer a distant dream or impossibiliy which it had felt like for so long. I know deep down that I will not only get back to 11 stone, but that I will also get lower and healthier. At 11 stone I am still too heavy to be healthy for my height and build, and I wont relax until I am beblow the 10 and a half stone mark. That's when I get to the top of my healthy weight band.
But as for the Valentines Challenge.... well, it's 7 weeks between now and my last WI before Valentines day. I should loose at least 1 lb a week, so that would be half a stone, and would get me to 1 lb lower than I was before XMas. But I'm not happy with that! I want to aim for 2 lb a week and shift a whole stone! And that's not impossible. A big pig out like this one might kick my body into motion again - now it knows I'm not starving it - and I might loose weight a little quicker again for a while like when you first start a diet.
Also I WILL be going back to the gym, as of NEXT WEEK! I plan to go on Monday and use the gym, and while I'm there see if / when the pool will be open. If it is I am hoping to go to the Gym every Monday, and the Pool every Friday. I might even start calling in on a Wednesday too, but I'm not sure if I'll swim or gym it then. See how it goes.
There are classes I can go to as part of my membership, so I think I'll have look at the new 2006 class lists and see if there is anythig I fancy. I feel a bit daft doing something like areobics, but if it burns the cals, and I am already paying for them in my membership, what's the harm? And anyway, there might be something a little more interesting like Yoga or something that I can join. I'm not the best in the world for sticking to a class, it's not like the gym or pool where you can just turn up and do what ever. I know I might not stick to a class, but I'll have a look anyway and see what there is. I have to remember that once the schools go back I might not be able to go to the pool whenever I want as the school kids will be in having thier lessons....
Who's have thought that planning a fitness scheme for yourself would be so hard!? Still, if I get it right and I get a good hour or hour and a half in two or three times a week I would loose some more weight and tone up pretty quickly.
Well, that's the plan anyway.