I am starting this blog to help to motivate myself even more on this weight loss journey. I started just after Christmas 2009 and I know it will be a long journey but one I lknow will be worth it in the end. This has been a long time coming....

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Is Honesty The Best Policy?

Hi everyone, hope you're all OK and haven't got frost bite or swine flu! I'm getting bored of the cold now, especially having to scrape the car before work as that eats into my first coffee of the day drinking time considerably!!

I have read a few blogs and posts on the WW website recently that were all to do with the subject of honesty with weight loss. Honesty with other people that is, not with yourself as that goes with out saying really. Now that I have lost a fair bit of weight, people are commenting on my appearance a lot more and are asking more and more questions. To be honest I'm not sure how to handle this! I answer the questions of how much have I lost and how long has it taken, but then comes the "how much more?" and "how much did you weigh?" parts. According to WW, for my height of 5' 5", I should have a couple more stones to go overall. If I tell the truth of how much further I have to go, people become shocked and outraged and tell me to stop. But they don't understand how far I have come in the past year and how many obstacles get thrown in our ways as we're trying to do our best on the long weight loss journey.

So far I have only told my true starting weight to a select few people, I only told Mr B my starting weight once I knew that I finally weighed less than him. How have you all handled it? I'd love to hear your views on when the truth should be told, or if it should be told at all!

Any way, on a lighter note I got mistaken for a new girl at work yesterday! A guy that came in to do some work had not been on site since February, and I've always chatted away to him but he was different with me yesterday. It wasn't until him and his mate were leaving that he realised it was me all along bless him. That's only mainly due to his mate telling me I looked stunning and have lost more since he last saw me a few months ago. It honestly made me grin from ear to ear for the rest of the day, and just now whilst I'm writing this too!

I had lunch with my WW leader Yong on Saturday which was great. Non stop chatting, nice food and lots of warming coffee made for a lovely few hours. We spoke about me becoming a leader once I reach goal, and she thinks I'd do well at it. Apparently she's looking for someone in our meetings to be the new starter clerk, and has asked if I'd be interested in doing that. Yong started off being a clerk, and she says it really helped her get to know what happens behind the scenes and get a greater knowledge for her becoming a leader. Fingers crossed for me!

Overall I didn't have a very active weekend, we did lots of walking around town and in York but so far I haven't managed to make it top the gym. The scary hill of doom down to it has not been gritted and I can't say I'm too keen on trying it! Off for a walk up to the hairdressers in a while though so there's a few extra activity points hehehehe...

Lex xxx


  1. Hi Lex I have read your blogs for ages now but never commented! You are doing fantastic, am very proud to have read your blogs from the start! I wish I had your will power right now! Just thought I would let you know about my experience with dealing with other people once losing weight... I had lost 6.5 stone with 1.5 more to go (have gained a little at the moment :()and found it hard to take the questions also. I lost mine quite fast and there was no denying I was losing the weight. I never told anyone my starting weight nor my goal (in my head I thought they would work out bits of information I had given and work out the start weight!) I found it easiest to say I am working towards my healthy bmi and I still have abit to lose, but don't worry I won't go too far. You wouldn't ask them what they weigh and they shouldn't ask you! I also got some very rude comments like "you was really fat" and that I had a huge arse before which hurt, they think that because the weight has gone it gives them the right to comment on your appearence before or even now... which they don't! Anyway say however much you feel comfortable with and if you don't want to answer the question just say you rather not say but your pleased with your progress!! Best of luck with the rest of your weight loss (not that you need luck!) I am sure I will comment again soon :) Happy Christmas. Tia xx

  2. My weight is a state secret!!! It's nice to have people tell you that you don't need to lose any more but stick to your guns - as long as they're healthy and realistic ones.

    From what I've read on your blog I'm sure you'd make a great leader, you certainly inspire me.