Today I completed my tenth week on Lighterlife. It's been a journey of highs and lows. The first couple of weeks were hell as I couldn't get food out of my mind. This settled down into optimism and then onto bored routine. Only occasionally when changing my routine, like going on holiday, does it get tough again. Everything else seems fine. I have plenty motivation for carrying on. My new kayak which I will buy as a present, a new healthy me, getting fit on the bike, all the compliments I'm getting at work. It all seems to be going good.
I've heard a lot of people say that the middle of the diet gets dull and people think more of cheating once the huge weight loss becomes less novel. I've not had that at all, but I think I built up the defence mechanisms to cope with it. Also, this is the time that people have started to notice, so that provides me with all the encouragement I need. However, as I've said before the end of my journey to lose the weight is still a long way off and that's when the hard work starts.
I was a few minutes late for my session as I forgot I had to go to the bank to pick up some cash to pay my counsellor. I normally always have cash, but these days I simply never visit a bank. I cycle or walk everywhere and never eat out. I might stop carrying my wallet around with me.
I knew my weight loss would not be to great this week as I've been monitoring my progress closer as I up the miles I am doing on the bike. I lost 4lbs which now gives me a total of 66lbs lost in 70 days. 4lbs is a good bit lower than my average, but with all the exercise I'm doing I am hoping this is because I've been putting on muscle.