Hope you’ve had a great week? Mine’s been a bit meh to be honest. I thought the week I received the news of a surprise inheritance would be awesome – but things rarely turn out how you imagine. Life takes care of that. Oscar is growing and changing at a rapid speed at the moment and we’re both struggling to keep up somewhat. One day last week saw me reduced to tears (what mama isn’t sometimes?) and craving comfort. Lets be honest I was craving sugar. It also happened to be the day I was making a jar of granola for Ben’s birthday. My Granola contains sugar, golden syrup, cinnamon, dried fruit. It is sweeet! I had some. I couldn’t even begin to syn it! I felt better. Hmmmm.
So anyway after a couple of days that could have been better, I wasn’t hopeful for last nights weigh in. I should have had more faith. You remember I wanted to reach 2.5 Stone by the end of October? Well last night I lost 4lb and reached my 2.5 Stone Award a week before I planned. I am thrilled! It gives me an extra week to work on losing the next stone before Christmas! I also got Slimmer of the Week :). So now I have lost 2 Stone 8lb (36lb) in total. Big smiles all round!
However it has made me think. The craving for comfort food was so strong this past week. Stronger than I’ve experienced since I started this journey. I was upset and a switch flipped in my brain. Its better than it used to be, but I’ve had this reaction for as long as I can remember. Which begs the question, if you’ve always reached for food to comfort you, what do you do when you don’t want to do this any more?
It’s not a question I have the answer to yet. But its definitely something I’m working on. I think it’ll be one of the keys to my long term success. I also think its a question only I can answer. Great – more work 😉
Anywho! I’ve had some great toddler based advice from a Nanny friend of mine and have been putting it into practice. I’m seeing changes already, so hopefully this coming week will be less…. challenging shall we say? I have 3lb to lose to drop down into the next stone bracket and so I think I’d like to do that over the next two weeks. That would be just in time for our visit to our lovely friends in Norfolk.
Have a great week guys. Big hugs (from a tiny bit smaller arms 😉 )