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...