Hello there my lovelies.
Hows your week been? Mine’s been OK, nothing amazing, nothing awful – one of those weeks.
Sometimes it’s those kind of weeks which can be the most challenging from a food perspective. I know one of my worst habits (from a weight loss perspective 😉 ) was emotional eating – particularly boredom eating. I say “was” with some bravado, because although I want to think it’s a habit I’ve binned, it still takes plenty of hard work to keep it in check. Its not natural to me yet. But it will be. Anyway back to the point – yes boredom eating. So yeah it can be hard to keep the mind from wandering to the cupboards, when there’s little else going on. But if that’s what I’ve found myself doing this week, then I’ve headed to the fruit basket. Yes I’ve eaten a lot of bananas and I’ve developed something of an unhealthy disregard for all apples other than Jazz (they are just THE best apples I’ve found!), but it allowed me to munch without going berserk on the old syns – even when I’ve REALLY wanted too.
And it must have worked as I lost the 1.5lb I wanted this week. That takes me to a total of 4 Stone 4lb. Which my friends is 60lb. Sounds good huh?! But then this is about so much more than numbers. Two things have happened this week to hit home just how I’m doing, in a way a number could maybe never do. These are:
1) I got a new pair of jeans
2) I nearly spilt my coffee in my lap – several times
Both pretty innocuous sounding I grant you. Boring even. But they weren’t to me. The jeans I bought were smaller than I’ve ever bought in my adult life. Size 18. Sounds enormous to some, but to me they are small, petite, wee even! They are also skinny fit (with some stretch, but come on give a girl a break) and they look and make me feel amazing. I may have to get more 😉 . Then there’s the coffee thing. You know how you don’t realise you do something til you don’t/can’t do it anymore? Well I’ve realised I used to rest my coffee cup on my protruding stomach – mmm nice image. But I’ve gone to do that several times in the past week and nearly dropped my cup in my lap. There’s no protruding stomach there anymore! I’m not saying I’ve suddenly developed a six pack and everything’s flat and svelte like, but there’s not enough to rest a coffee cup on anymore and to me that’s as good a sign as any that things are totally on the right track. 🙂
Anyway the coming week has all sorts of excitement planned, including a visit from Oscar’s Grandma and Great Aunt Gillian. We’re off out for lunch on Saturday, but I’ve already checked ahead and know that there are choices I can have without going overboard. No doubt I’ll want to have a few vinos on Saturday night too 🙂 . I’m so looking forward to it! But I do still want to reach 4.5 stone in the next two weigh ins so I’m still going for a loss of a minimum of 1.5lb this week.
Enjoy your weeks people
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