I’ve been thinking long and hard about my target weight. I had set it originally at 14 stone and 7lbs, but this is a slightly higher weight than I was at my lightest (as an adult), way back in December 2011! For two weeks of my life, I weighed 13 stone 7lbs. I felt amazing. Then I got pregnant and felt amazing for different reasons and put all of the weight back on!
In order to experience my “thinnest” weight again, and actually maintain it in the long term, I have decided to increase my target or goal from losing 6 stone to losing 7 stone. Now, this seems terrifying to me. Especially on a night like tonight, where I went to weigh in to only have lost 0.5lb. I feel like, scales wise, I am crawling on this journey some weeks. Working hard to little avail. Other weeks, 4lb will just drop off me. Is that just the nature of the beast?
I’ve done almost three full months properly on plan, and have lost 1 stone 13.5lb. To me, that doesn’t seen a lot, having dieted in the past and lost that much in half the time. I do need to be realistic about weight loss this time. When I have lost large amounts quickly, the weight hasn’t stayed off. This tells me something! I’m doing this for life, so maybe slow and steady is the best way to look at it.
If I get to 14 stone 7 lb and like it, then I’ll stay there. But, for now, my end goal is 13 stone 7. I just can’t imagine getting there at the minute!
What are your best tips for mindset change? What are your targets? Let me know any hints and tips that you may have.