Monday, 17 August 2015

Weekly update

75.1kg, 9.1kg above goal weight

Trying to get into the swing of posting weekly.  I still have my cough, so I'm not going to the gym right now.  Unfortunately my doctor only works 2 days a week, and she's fully booked out this week, so it looks like I'm going to see her next week.  I'm still losing weight though, which is nice.

I have noticed a psychological change in terms of how I'm feeling about my weight loss and my body.  I think that's because I've reached the 3 months until goal weight.  That's the point where based on normal rates of weight loss, you can pretty much say in 3 months you'll be at goal.

I am wary of stating a specific date when I should be at goal, I've definitely been burnt in the past with my endless spreadsheet calculations.  This year would be nice, even if it were December 31st.

I'm working on a motivation system for maintenance.   Obviously I'm not good at maintenance, I was at goal weight back in 2012 for about 3 months.  That's not long enough!

When I started this blog back in 2009, I had a motivational system of no supermarket coffee, haircuts or cinema viewings if I wasn't at a new low weight.  I think that I should do something similar now.  I think that:

I can't get a haircut, I can't go to the cinema, I can't buy coffee from the supermarket unless I'm at goal weight.

There are exceptions to every rule, the trick is to have these exceptions relatively rare so I don't become dependent on them, and let things slide.

I also don't want to rebound and gain, only to go through the same thing yet another time, endless weight loss.


  1. I don't really have a motivation system in place for maintenance and knock on wood it's still going good (2+ years now). For me, knowing that if I gain the weight back I'm on my way back to being a pre-diabetic or a full blown T2, is all the motivation I need!

  2. I started early at the age of 13 losing weight and regaining it every time. Finally, at the ripe old age of 54, I joined Weight Watchers and once again lost the weight and made my goal. The difference this time was so simple I don't know why it NEVER occurred to me.

    My WW leader told me that to successfully maintain, I would need to continue doing what I had been doing for nine months in order to lose the weight. How simple, and yet it never occurred to me that this was the way to keep the weight off for good.

    I am not recommending Weight Watchers and I no longer go to meetings BUT I will give them credit for teaching me how to maintain. It is 12 and a half years later and I'm currently six pounds below my original goal. My unsolicited advice for you is that you find a way of eating that allows you to lose weight and is also something you can live with from now on. I've tried many, many fad diets and lost weight on them all, but they were impossible to sustain permanently.

    I'm glad you have not given up on losing the weight and exercising and being healthier. You really can do this and I'm cheering you on. :)