When this year began, I came to the conclusion that the only way to finally win my battle of the bulge was to take things slowly – and be as public about it as possible.
Giving myself no place to hide, and revealing everything… right here. So I’d be less likely to give up, and might hope for some support from the blogosphere.
After last week’s confusion (I lost 1lb on one set of scales, and stayed the same on another) I’m pleased to report that all is well with the world again.
The numbers matched up this week to tell me I’d lost another 1lb – or 2lbs, depending on whether you believe I lost weight last week, or not.
Anyway, it brings my total to 9lbs in the 8 weeks since I started my journey on January 2.
A week into my new lifestyle of eating less and exercising more, the chance came to write a diet diary for UKMums.tv.
For me, it was an opportunity to make my efforts even more public, so I couldn’t (and wouldn’t) back out.
I’m 7 weeks into my 8-week diary for them, and I’ve lost 7lbs in that time (not counting the 2lbs off in the first week of this year).
It’s far less than the other 4 diarists are claiming to have lost, and I’ve struggled to deal with that – still am to be honest (I mean, how am I supposed to compete with a woman who’s lost 5lbs a week, for 3 weeks running? For God’s sake, that’d kill me!)
And now, in their wisdom, the UKMums.tv lot have decided to reward one of us – the one who gets the most votes – with an overnight stay at Ragdale Hall.
I reeeeeeeeeeaaaallly want to win.
So I’m asking you for a little more than encouraging words.
I’m asking you for votes. Please vote for me here.
If only to prove (to me as much as anyone else) that it doesn’t matter I haven’t produced the biggest weight loss number. I will get there.
By the end of this year (maybe sooner) I will have reached my target of a size 12.
And because I’ve taken the weight off slowly, I will be staying there.
*Marches up and down, waving “Vote Donna” placard like a politician*