The past couple of weeks have not been very Slimming World friendly, I’ll admit. I was thoroughly expecting gain and to be honest I didn’t really want to write this post, but I think these are the times that I should be writing because I need to take stock and go over what I should be doing better. After all, I am paying to go to a slimming club and putting weight on is ultimately counter-productive to what I want to achieve.
So, the gain wasn’t too bad.
So, the gain wasn’t too bad.
But that is 2.5lbs in two weeks – two weeks going in the wrong direction and slipping back in to old habits. I had my holiday, I ate bread, lots of pasta and drank lots of beer. Then we got back and it was Emily’s birthday. We said she could pick anywhere she fancied for her tea and she picked an all you can eat Chinese. Now I had every intention of being “good” – I had a plate of salad and some sushi to fill up and I did avoid the deep fried snacks, but there comes a point where you just think… “I’m in an all-you-can-eat Chinese – what was I thinking??” And so it was obvious that weight would be gained. Don’t get me wrong I enjoyed it, but I do have some kind of intolerance to “bad food” and I blow up like a balloon. We also had a birthday party for Emily and I made two cakes.
I also ate a lot of the cake too. I know it’s only two weeks and it’s only 2.5lbs but I have to be quite hard on myself. I have worked really hard to create new, better habits for my health and I seem to just “go off on one” now and again.
I am back to the plan now. Today is Thursday and since Monday I have been planning and everything has been good. I just need to stay in this frame of mind. I feel so much better when I am not eating ALL THE FOOD. I don’t need it – I prefer the healthier options, it agrees with my body.
So now I have to draw a big line underneath the end of the summer holidays and back to normal now, back to routine. I have changed my weigh-in day to a Saturday morning too as Tuesday nights are a bit of a faff getting in from work and running around with the kids – I never feel like staying to the group. I am hoping that an early morning weigh-in will give me a boost mentally and hopefully I will be able to stay to more classes and be inspired. I want to lose this 2lbs this week and more if I can – then 1lb a week would be fine for me, any more is a bonus. There is nothing stopping me between now and Christmas. If I lose 1lb a week I should be at my goal weight by the middle of November – slow and steady wins the race. I don’t need to lose weight quickly – and in any case, I have lost the bulk of what was making me feel uncomfortable. Maybe that is part of the problem – I have not been this light for YEARS, so I feel great. Maybe I need to sort-of forget the fact that I have lost some weight and just focus on what I still need to lose. I know I sound like I am being harsh on myself, but it’s true. I still have a lot to shift and it’s not going to go by me just thinking “Aaah well, that’s life.” It is hard work and it does take time, effort and planning.
So there. That’s me telling myself off.
I’ll be back next week with a good weight loss post !!