Good morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet. I trust today sees you over the hump (alleged) that was yesterday and still fighting fit and backing the New Years resolutions whip that you made for yourself during your over indulgences over the holiday period…. Today for me shall be a short post and a if I am honest, I little bit of a moan because for me, today finds me a little confused and annoyed.
This is because my weight loss has slowed down dramatically over the past month to six weeks and if I am honest I have started to “feel a little fat” (even though they reckon fat is NOT a feeling however much I think I feel it….) which is weird because I know I am still getting smaller…!
Yes, I know I may have occasionally over indulged during Christmas. Yes, I know I ate some extra chocolate and other treats, but the weird thing is I still lost weight taking me down below the magical 17stone mark to 16stone 11lbs, which is very pleasing because it is a number I have not seen for over 20 years!
I also know I have continued to “shrink” because the blue jacket I bought for the Christening and the posh Car Show in September is now too big by far. In fact last night I put it on over a shirt and a sweater only to find that where as when I first wore it with only a shirt, the buttons did meet at the front but were a little tight (even if I say so myself) But last night they overlapped by a good two inches which is weird as I say because I don’t really think I have lost that much weight since then…!
So why do I feel fat today?
Well it is a most odd feeling because I have not been this slim in many years yet my tummy feels like it is sticking out farther than it has done in months with a total Monsieur Creosote “F*@k Off, I’m full” feeling. So therefore I am struggling to understand why my tummy feels bigger yet I am still losing weight. Maybe it has been my over indulgence that has left me feeling this way. Maybe it is a simple “feeling” as I began this post with, but I know one thing for sure it is a feeling that I do not like and plan to counteract it as soon as I can by continuing with my healthy eating regime, the gym workouts and my walking schedule. Hopefully this everlasting cold will get gone soon and I can return to a much higher intensity of expending energy…!
So I shall continue with my new vegetable eating (I know! What am I like?!) dietary change, continue to eat only low fat proteins, keep bread away from my lips as much as possible, end my Christmas biscuit allowance and finally take the plunge of no more Lattes or milk based coffee drinks. It will be Americano all the way from now on as I save the body from all of the pointless fats and calories that are hidden in these drinks I love so much. I was going to try to give up caffeine but I drank a Decaf Latte the other day and found it may as well have been plain milk for all the flavour it had in it!
With this in mind, I am most definitely of the belief that I should be allowed at least one continuing vice don’t you? After all, I don’t drink, smoke, eat junk food, take drugs or do anything that may impact on my new healthy lifestyle so lest Magnet becomes a dull boy (or even more dull than he already is 😉 ) I will continue to indulge in a cup of Java when the notion takes….
Stay out of the fridge.