After my spectacular 3.5lb gain last week, I finally got my act together. I didn’t stay to group last week; instead I took myself out to a coffee shop, reflected a bit, read my SW book and gave myself a proverbial kick. And I’m pleased to announce that it worked, and this week I lost that 3.5, plus another 1lb. Happy doesn’t even start to cover it!
This week I have eaten a lot. Fruit, vegetables, lean meat, pulses, pasta, rice, potatoes. I’ve had a trip to McDonalds, a meal at Nandos and a visit to the cinema, but I stayed in control throughout. Just a bit of planning and I stayed within my syns. Not that it was all smooth running, Thursday morning found me in Tesco with a 2 pack of luxury chocolate cheesecake slices in one hand and a bag of mini cookies in the other. And yes, I fully intended to go home and scoff the lot. Instead, I saved my syns all day and used them all for a slice of cheesecake in the evening, and gave the other one to my other half. The next day I took a couple of the cookies with my packed lunch and counted the syns. Small steps I know, but I’m proud of it (even though I know it’s not great that I got as far as buying them.)
I’ve also been back to the gym after a 2-week break when my annual membership ran out. I’m paid up until the end of August 2016, so I have no excuse to not exercise. I have been doing all sorts at the gym: interval training, boxing, squats, weights and the dreaded kettlebells. I have also set myself a challenge, for the 30 days of September I will be doing 30 pushups and 30 crunches every day. It’s not much, but it will help me to keep my focus.
All in all, it’s been a good week, and I feel really motivated for the next week.