Oh no. Now you’re going to be really disappointed. Because I have now secret answer to rapid weight loss.
The truth is, if I want to get back to the slimmest I ever was I need to lose about 5 stone. I say about, because I actually don’t weigh myself very often. I don’t have my own scales, so do it when I visit a friend, if ever.
I was just sitting calculating, if I lose a pound a week, it will take me about 18 months, maybe a bit less.
I’ve I lose 2 pounds a week, then that’s 35 weeks or so, so approximately 10 months.
And for a few seconds that thought scared me. But just for a few seconds. Because I’ve now been overweight (again) for about 4 years. I lost some weight, and then put it back on when I was hauled up with my broken ankle. Every time I’ve thought about dieting, I’ve managed to add on a pound or two! Every time I’ve stupidly deprived myself of food, the reaction has been a superb anti diet binge. But now I’m eating lovely food, feeling generally good, and the weight is going, slowly, yes, but it’s going. Will I be in a little black dress for Christmas? I highly doubt it. Will I be in a bikini next summer? Probably not. But will I have piled on some pounds from the worlds biggest binge fest after living on slimmer milkshakes and cereal bar to get into a little black dress? Absolutely not!
I’ll admit. I’m not very good at the tuning in while eating. I can still inhale a pitta and hummus if I don’t turn the tv off and stop playing on the computer. I’m not great at living in the moment. But I’m better. I am getting better at living in the moment. And maybe that’s why the allure of the little black dress and the drop dead gorgeous bikini don’t pull me in. Because I am enjoying the life I have at this moment. Not perfectly, not completely. Depression still bubbles under the surface. But I won’t let it lead me to believe that I am not acceptable in the here and now. My weight and appearance doesn’t put off the good friends and family. It doesn’t stop me going to a zumba class and shaking my booty. It is part of me but it’s not the complete me.
So sorry. I have no quick fix answer to losing weight or dropping the dress size. Actually, I do for the drop a dress size. It’s called “scissors”. Find the sizing label in your dress, grab the scissors, and snip! Easy, and takes only seconds! 😉