I have not checked in with my weight loss, I still have about 8 pounds to lose, my BMI is closer to where it should be, I will struggle to get to my suggested weight, so I am aiming for a comfortable level, my BMI was 29.5 at the start, and I have lost 5" off my waist, I am now more a pear shape before I was apple shape. I am getting closer to the green section.
Our weight loss stalled through August and September, loads of birthday cake and BBQ's as we mingled again, I was not worried, hubby and I decided we would enjoy the weeks with family. So at the start of October I am just half a pound heaver than I was on 1st August, which is pleasing, hubby put on 2 pounds. So we are back on the controlled eating ( I hate being on a diet). The thrill of popping on clothes which I love and not worn for years is unbelievable, I still have a small muffin top, which has shrunk and my hope is to get rid of it. I keep imagining 20 pounds of butter, sitting on a tray, that's what I have lost so far.
We are helping ourselves by taking part in a T21 challenge, where you do anything involved with 21, ie 21 days, 21 times or 21 miles. October is Downs Syndrome awareness month and it's a big fundraiser month. So for 21 days we are not having any wine, no treats, no lunch out, we will have a list and add the cost of the things we are not purchasing and at the end we will donate the money to our local branch at Portsmouth. The support both our daughter and SIL has received has been brilliant, from the very early days to now and the development of George, all done by volunteers, our daughter has done a fundraiser, and raised almost £2,000. T21 is the common name for one of the forms of Downs Syndrome, and it's the one George has, it's used often, lots of accounts on Instagram have T21 in their names. We start on Monday 5th until Sunday 25th.
As I type hubby is making another batch of vegetable soup and home made bread, which on cooler days is our lunch, we both love the soups, no two batches ever taste the same. Porridge is back on the breakfast menu for me, so we are purchasing more milk, our evening meals will be smaller as the daytime meals become more filling. Our walking is slowing, it's never nice to walk in the rain, and it has been raining the past couple of days here (good for the garden as our ground was so dry), with loads more to come.