Tuesday, 3 January 2012

What was the damage then...

Over Christmas I gained...3lbs! LeGasp! Am I gasping because OMG I gained 3lbs, or OMG I only gained 3lbs? Well, I think it's a bit of both! I went into Christmas thinking I'd like to maintain my weight, then quickly realised I didn't think that was going to happen realistically. I didn't over eat (or drink) but I didn't make great food choices either, so 3lbs is acceptable to me. When I stepped on the scales this morning I was praying that I wouldn't gain more than 5lbs to put me back over the 14 stone (196lbs) mark, and I was far from it so that was a relief.

As far as setting goals now, I would like to reach 13 stone 4lbs (186lbs) by my birthday as that will mean I've lost 20% of my starting weight. This means I have 4 weeks to lose 8lbs. I've done it before, so I know I can do it again! I would like to lost the 3lbs I put on over the festive period this week. And for my Spring Chick Challenge I would like to be under 13st (182lbs) by the end of it. The challenge ends on 18th March, which just seems like such a long time away, so hopefully this will just be an interim target and I can reassess it when I get there!

How did you all do over Christmas? What was the damage?



  1. Great idea about an interim target! I think I may do that for spring chicks!

    18th March does seem an awfully long way away!!

  2. I think you definitely can lose 8lb in 4weeks. It just takes planning. :) I think 3lb from Christmas isn't bad at all!

  3. -11.4 lbs in December.. but to achieve that I pretty much avoided most social functions. Good luck on your challenge!

  4. I don't think you did bad over christmas at all :) my weight can fluctuate up to five pounds in a day (giving credence to the thought that you should def. only weight once a week!). I think it's incredible that in 8lbs you'll have lost 20% of you're starting weight. Words can't express how happy I am for you or proud that you're accomplishing your goals! I can't wait to see your next post, best wishes xx

    - Desperate Student

  5. Your goals sound fair and very achievable. 3lbs can be lost again in no time.
    Good luck for this week :)

  6. I am sure you will be able to reach your goals. Time passes pretty fast and you will be glad you have put in the work to reach your goals. Have great day!

  7. I think you did pretty good. 3lbs should come off in no time and your goals are very achievable.