Monday, 19 August 2013

Been a busy little bee in the last week so I have!

Had some great news  and some definitely not great news news.

On the positive front, I have secured a teaching job for the year which is wonderful! Finally don't have to worry about work and interviews and all that stressful stuff.

On the negative front, had a visit to the doctor during the week. It was for something something unrelated to my weight etc. but the conversation ended up about it. Basically, in BMI terms, I'm in a very bad place... Ended up feeling quite teary about the situation and after a lengthy discussion about my food and exercise habits left with a load of information about low-GI foods. Apparently, foods with a low Glycemic Index (link to more information about this here) will help as the majority of the weight I need to lose is around the middle and these foods will help to combat that , along with exercise 5 days a week as recommended by my GP.

I left the doctor's feeling a little better about the whole situation but it isn't a pleasant feeling to have someone else lay out the issue (and potential related issues) so starkly. It did need to be done though.

Cue a lot of research about low-GI foods/recipes, high protein foods and exercise options locally.

I'm determined to do this!!!

"Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish,
but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything"
Napoleon Hill 

And the target weight is....

11 stone 7 pounds!!!

I'm still not brave enough to put down my current weight but I'm happy to put this figure down.
At a later date I will explain my reasoning but at the moment I'm glad to put this number here in print in order to have a visual target to aim for.

Maybe it may seem a large weight to be aiming for still, but for my height and build this is a good number to aim for.

So here goes!


"It's never too late to be what you might have been."
 George Eliot