Hello my friends, once again you have had an absence of posting from me. I did warn, when I resumed this blog, that posting may be erratic, as real life might get in the way (well that, or sheer inertia….)
I am happy to report however, that on this occasion, it has not been due to falling of the wagon, in my efforts to become healthier. in fact nothing could be further than the truth :
Cycling has continued most Sundays, with the lovely ladies of Penge. We are so hardcore now, we even abandoned our beloved tea and cake stops to get the miles in before dark in the winter months :. We are looking at across the year challenges and I have set a personal challenge or riding my first 100 Kilometre ride this year.
I have continued to use weight watchers as a tool to help me achieve permanent weight loss, and now help out in class, with new members. At the last session before Christmas, I was thrilled to reach my goal weight loss of 50.5 pounds. We were having a “Little Black Dress” event, to mark the end of a weight loss challenge and have a bit of fun before Christmas. I say this to reassure any potential WW members, that my outfit in the photos below, is not typical for a weigh in :0) As the last time I wore that dress, was about twenty years ago however, the smile is VERY genuine!
I feel so good about myself, and although I have indulged over the festive season, I am champing at the bit , to get back on my bike and eating fresh, clean foods again – its easy to say “Oh Christmas is just one day” I said it myself at class. But unfortunately the folk you entertain or visit over the break dont always know that and the oh so tempting junk food is everywhere – and even the not junk but oh so tasty good stuff is in waay larger portions than usual ;0) My next stage of weight watching is learning to maintain my loss and learn not to give in to such indulgences with such readiness as in the past!
Any way I wanted to post an update before 2012 is over. And to say thank you to those who read my blog. Not everyone posts a comment – it would be lovely if you did though! But the stats tell me a lot of people do read this, from as far away as Nepal, South Africa and Oz, as well as more familiar local readers. A happy and healthy new year to you all. xx