So, my one month deadline is up and I have managed to lose a stone! In total I lost 12lb on the Jane Plan which is pretty good considering I had about 5 days off it as well. My BMI is no longer in the shade that is redder than a baboons bottom, I am now just ‘overweight’ – what an odd way of looking at things. I’m no longer obese but just plain old fat, my BMI shade has turned to orange and my risk of diabetes and heart disease is apparently reduced, well done me – so why do I not feel like jumping for joy or celebrating? I suppose in the real world that chart means bugger all, I’m old fashioned and need to see the needles of the scale moving, not the shades of a chart altering.
My BMI could be yellow in a few months time but if I still can’t get my favourite jeans on then what’s the point? Weight goals should be personal to the individual and mine are just about looking good for my 40th. The last month has helped me to move along with the weight loss but the real challenge starts now, when Jane Plan has finished and I’m back to my own devices. The Plan was good but it lacked carbs and even though the main dish is already made for you, you still have to prepare all the vegetables to go alongside it. I used to eat a variety of fruit and vegetables on the plan and this is something which I think I will stick to.
We have birthday celebrations this week and I’m going to try to not get carried away, then next week I will be starting my own interpretation of Slimming World. With SW I should be able to eat carbs and still go out during the party season. Jane Plan did make me into something of a hermit as I became reluctant to socialise just in case I fell off the ‘Jane Wagon’.
My weight loss journey continues and I have (ideally) 1.5 stone left to shift. The wii-fit tells me that my ideal weight should be 2.5 stone lighter than I am but that’s rubbish as far as I’m concerned. I want to keep my curves and not turn into a twiglet. I always look unhealthy whenever I’ve lost too much weight – granted that was a few decades ago now but still, I’m not going there again. I’ve had the wii-fit now for over 8 years and whenever I weigh myself I get the mundane tone of ‘uh-oh’ – meaning I’m over weight. A few years ago I managed to get my weight into the ‘ok BMI’ range and the wii-fit went ‘YESSSS’. It scared the crap out of me as I’d never heard any other noise from it except ‘uh-oh’. It was a novelty occurrence as I don’t think it ever said ‘YESSSS’ again.
We have our first get together tonight and I know it’s the first of many for the next month or so. I will endeavour to be as ‘good’ as I can in terms of eating healthy but it is inevitable that with all these social gatherings my weight will increase. The key to managing it is to ensure that I still weigh myself regularly and not bury my head in the sand as well as my waist in elastic. Parties do mean increased pounds but as long as it’s not stones then we can work on fixing it!