Michael Finnegan, begin again.
It’s been a wee while since I updated my slimming progress here and things have changed which is why I’m resetting the weekly count. Also, I don’t really believe I’ve lost 7lbs in one week but it makes me feel more positive to say that I have. And I have. Kind of.
So, since the last update, I have tried and failed to do SlimmingWorld and gained weight. Then I tried and succeeded at SlimmingWorld and stayed the same. Then I had my experiment with virtual vegetarianism which led me to buy a whole lot of ingredients with which to make meals and then to watch them all shrivel up while I ate Pasta’n’Sauce. I think I lost 0.5lbs and then gained 3lbs. Whatever. The main problem I find with vegetarianism is that I don’t actually like vegetables. I eat them in soups and sauces because they’re good for me but show me a carrot and a steak and I’ll choose the steak every time. I very much begrudge paying for food that I don’t like and ultimately waste so the endeavour was somewhat doomed from the start.
Meantime, back with my life: I was a very stressed woman during all of this as we awaited the mother’s MRI results. In the event, there was good news – her cancer has not spread to her spine – but a Stressed Laura is a Hungry Laura and I ate accordingly. Why is it that chocolate is a comfort food while apples aren’t? It doesn’t take a Mastermind to work out that I gained more weight. I didn’t weigh myself but my clothes were tighter than usual and doing day-to-day tasks was becoming uncomfortable and I knew it was time to do something about it.
And I have. I signed up to WeightWatchers’ online offering on Thursday night at which point I stepped on the scales at found the numbers saying ’15st 11lbs’. That’s the most I’ve ever weighed in my entire life. But it was clothed and after a whole day’s eating and drinking. I’ve chosen Monday as my weigh-in day and this morning, naked and on an empty stomach, I’m 15st 4lbs which gives a loss of 7lbs. Obviously I’m not comparing like with like but, hey, I need a bit of a boost, OK? Watch this space for a more accurate appraisal next week!