Slimming down the aisle
I started off at 19st 13lbs, went down to 18st exactly, lost track completely for a couple of months and went back up to 18st 13lbs. I've been back on track for the past two weeks and have lost 8.75lbs and so now I'm down to 18st 4.25lbs (was 3.25lbs but then went up for some reason so thought I'd go with the higher one). My goal is 13st 7lbs, this puts me a bit above a 'normal' BMI but everything I've looked at (dukan ideal weight, body fat %, speaking to my doctor etc.) indicates that I have quite a big frame and so I'm not sure BMI of 25 or under will ever happen for me, but I'm ok with that. That means I want to lose a grand total of 6 and a half stone (90lbs) and still have 67.25lbs left to go. I'll stop with the rambling now and get to the point! At 2lbs a week (which is the healthy average for women, damn you men!!) that's going to take a massive 34 weeks, or 7/8 months. Now I know I didn't put the weight on overnight so I can't expect to lose it overnight either and I'm ok with that, I know that this is going to take time and effort. But my question is, when the road ahead is so long, how do you keep yourself motivated and on the straight and narrow? I always do well up until 2 or 3 stone and then somehow, I end up losing it. I'm almost at 2 stone off again now and I'm determined not to let that happen again!