As some of you may know, I've been aiming to become a music teacher. I'm nearly finished my higher English course at college and I had applied to do a post-graduate teaching course at university, to start at the end of summer this year. I was offered an interview and audition for this, so a lot of my time was invested in practicing (particularly piano) to try and get good enough in such a short space of time.
Alas, this year it wasn't to be. But at least I have an idea of the benchmark for next year!
What also hampered me was my gym membership expiring at the end of February. I wasn't able to afford to renew it thanks to being unemployed. But the good news now is that I've got myself a job back where I worked a couple of years ago: in Glasgow University's leisure facility. I've managed to get in the gym and restart the cardio training and the extra walking up and down stairs during the shifts is also helping me out.
So, last time we spoke, I was at a total loss of 2st 7lbs (15.8kg or 35lbs).
As of Wednesday this week, I'm now at a total of 2st 10.5lbs (17.4kg or 38.5lbs) meaning I now weigh in at 16st 3.5lbs (103.2kg or 227.5lbs). So, I need to lose 1.5lbs to reach the 40lbs lost mark, and I need to lose another 4lbs to get below 16st.
I feel like I've had a really good week so far, and if I can keep it up until my next weigh in on Thursday, hopefully I can get at least one of those milestones.
I'll report back on Thursday!