Today is Valentine's Day - the goal date of my challenge.
This morning's weight:
What shall I choose to believe on this beautiful sunny morning?
~ I failed because I didn't lose 5kg - I lost 1.9kg.
~ I have lost 1.9kg of that last 5kg I have so much trouble with so now I only have 3.1 to go
~ In the last 7.5 weeks I have always been under my starting weight = zero weight gain
~ I am only 0.7 kg away from being a 50's girl
~ I haven't done anything unsustainable - that is, I have eaten well above 1200 calories a day [which was my previous threshold for weight loss] and I have been burning less that 300 calories a day [again my previous minimum expenditure for weight loss]. I have done this comfortably and could easily continue like this for another 8 weeks, perhaps for life!
~ My pants are loose and my waist is smaller. In fact, I only measure 33" - 25" - 33" which I suspect is a lot smaller than most other 60kg women which might mean I weigh heavy because I am quite muscular.
~ I am happy with my body - if I never got any thinner, it wouldn't be the end of the world. Losing those last couple of kilos is now optional rather than compulsary.
So I am a success! YAY
Below is an actual photo of me in the new bikini I bought for my holiday next week [hence the weird tan line from the previous bikini]. If I was being critical I would point out the bulky thighs and the lingering hip fat.
But without being vain - it's pretty good for a 42 year old who has spent her whole life being overweight. I have visible stomach muscles and a slim waist [no boobs anymore but let's not go there!]
Plenty to be proud of, plenty to be happy about.
Yip - I'm one happy girl - let's just bring on the 50's sometime before winter!!