Its been an interesting week and one that’s allowed me to flex those choices I’m always banging on about. We had weekend visitors, a lunch out, a 30th birthday party and a dinner out all in the space of 3 days. Its not the life I normally lead I can assure you – but it was fab!
I made positive food choices where I could. Oven baked salmon, rather than beer battered cod for lunch and a piece of Tikka Chicken with boiled rice, rather than Balti and Pilau rice for dinner for example. I made choices I felt proud of and yet still enjoyed myself. However, then there was the party. I made a real schoolboy error of not eating before we went out. One glass of wine in, and that was it! The wine flowed and the nibbles were nibbled. By the end of the night I was eating chocolate cake! It was one of those nights. But do you know, despite kicking myself only very slightly, I knew that one night wasn’t the be all and end all. The next day I (finally managed to get out of bed and) picked myself up, dusted myself off and carried on.
At the end of the day I had a great night and there’s nothing to be gained from feeling bad about the choices I made on one night. I felt fab and people told me I looked great too.
As it turned out, picking myself up and carrying on regardless proved to be the best thing I could have done, as despite the wine and the nibbles and the chocolate cake, I lost 1lb this week. Total lost is now 4 Stone 5lb (61lb)
None of us are saints. Nor should we try to be. Its about trying to find that healthy balance and really living life. I think I’m getting there and I’m happy with the way I’m doing it.
So anyway, I am still really keen to reach my 4.5 Stone award by next week. And as with buses I have nothing in the coming week that should challenge me from getting there. So 2lb loss this week please.
Have a great week!
P.S. I would just like to do a shout out to both of my sisters in law. Both had babies last year and both have decided to lose weight already! I take my hat of to both of them as I know I couldn’t have done it this soon after having Oscar. This week, one reached her goal and the other had her first weigh in and lost a whopping 5lb. MASSIVE congratulations to them both!