My scales had a surprise for me this morning - if they're accurate (or even consistent) theyshow me down 2.5 kilos since Sunday night.

Although that looks great, and I'm moderately happy I realise that it doesn't necessarily mean I'll be reaching my goal in early March instead of May. For one thing, a lot of that will be water, for another, it takes me down to only a pound heavier than I was before Christmas.

I remember from last time I attempted to lose weight (as opposed to attempting to get into a healthier lifestyle, which is what I'm doing now) that about 3 or 4 kilos went in the first couple of weeks, then it started to slow down (which is when I gave up, because if you aren't getting easy results it isn't worth it, right?).

I'm going to try to get back into a once a week weighing cycle - I'm planning to ease off on the exercise and maybe even have a drink or two over the weekend, so a Monday-Monday measure might be more useful than crying in my soup if I go up between Friday and Monday. My aim over the weekends will be to maintain, not lose weight. We'll see. If that doesn't work, then no slacking at the weekends.

I had a two-snooze morning, so didn't get up until 6.30, and didn't get to the gym until about 7.15. It's noticeably busier then, and I had to use a different cross trainer. Obviously it's miss-calibrated, since I only did about 350 calories this morning. OTOH, I kept my heart rate below 160 for the entire half hour - swings, roundabouts etc.

I was talking to someone at work about the gym yesterday, and she was surprised that I was going every morning. I think it's the only way it works for me, though. This way going is just part of my daily routine, not a big deal. If I start chopping and changing days, then it won't become a habit. If it does become a habit.

Thanks to a combination of soup lunches, bananna snacks and unblinkered's cooking, I'm also above 5 portions of fruit and veg per day.

A combination of that, not eating after nine at night, and no alcohol on week-nights has given me two nights of unbroken sleep in a row. I like that quite a bit. When you're only getting six hours or so, it helps if they're joined up.



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