Or 205 days.
Or 4920 hours. Whichever sounds less to you. They have all started sounding like an age to me when I think about how long we’ve been on this weight-loss-lifestyle-change-dieting thing we’ve undertaken.
I have lost about 9kg in that time. Thats about 45g a day, or about 300g a week. I was hoping for 500g a week when we set out, and I can achieve that with more exercise and not cheating as often as I do…
But I have the self-control of a gerbil.
And we are SO not gym people… Who knows – we may become gym people when we look and feel better.
Today the dietitian said we need to up the ante on our exercise. We are doing more than we did when we started, but we’re not doing more as we progress, and we need to in order to get off the plateau we’re on now. She said, and I quote, “You need to do enough to make you sweat” and I burst out laughing.
If you know me well enough you’ll know that perspiration is not something I battle with! Its something I have always loathed about myself, its why I hate going to the gym and its why I got married in winter. The slightest exertion has me sweating like a racehorse and I hate it. When I am working in my kitchen I wear a bandanna on my head – not only to keep my hair out of my face and out of my baking, but because I perspire for nothing. Once when I was in nursery school, I got into trouble for sticking my head under the garden tap!
I told the dietitian that if I stop exercising because I have started perspiring I won’t even get out of my driveway!
Its no wonder I love water as much as I do, I am almost always dehydrated! Drinking 3L a day is easy for me!
But I digress. We’re going to try and do more. The dogs certainly won’t mind! 😀
We’re taking “before” pictures once a month or so, for ourselves to see, and admittedly it takes looking at each other’s pictures to point out that there is actually a difference. And I might publish a before-and-after picture once we’re where we want to be… But that is still about 20kg away for me and about 50kg away for my Glugs…
And as my darling Glugster keeps reminding me, it may be slower than we wanted but its still in the right direction!
We’re not yo-yoing, we’re losing.
So we will persevere.