Sunday, 31 January 2016

Slim Down Sunday: Week 38

I've said it time and time again, food is definitely more a psychological thing than people give credit for.  All week I have known that I was going to the amazing Smuggler's Cove restaurant on Thursday (It's a pirate themed restaurant in Liverpool) so for some reason, I just almost wrote off the fact I could lose weight this week because of it.  Yes it was almost certainly an excuse, of course one meal wouldn't have made a different if I had have been good all week but I wasn't. 
 
 
I go through weeks like this and I never know what to do for the best.  Call it hormones or just a greedy week but no matter what I did or how many times I would tell myself I would wake up and have a better day, it didn't happen.  I feel like when you're losing weight, you have to have weeks like this and they don't concern me.  I tell myself that it doesn't mean I've lost the weight loss battle if I don't lose, it just means it's on pause for that week.

 
I constantly overate this week and I have to be honest and tell you that or my weight loss posts wouldn't be true.  The odd thing is, the moment I do that I literally feel like I'm back at my heaviest weight again and I swear my face even looks fatter.  I know that sounds crazy but if you've lost a large amount of weight I think that many experience this.
 


One positive that came from this week was that I found myself in Matalan taking back a pair of pants that I had bought a few weeks ago.  They still had the tag on them but I needed to swap the size 16 to a size 14.  Now I'm not a 14 in everything, these in particular are super stretchy but it felt amazing to need to swap them!
 

 
Apart from all of the rubbish I've eaten this week, my food staple was potatoes which I typically had as a jacket potato.  When I have these weeks I try to go for really filling foods to try an curb the amount of bad stuff I eat.

 
I think by the time it actually got to Thursday I decided to cancel my weigh in.  I had once again had the scales hidden but I decided to keep them hidden until next week so that I've burned off whatever temporary gain I've had.  Some people would need to know exactly what the scales say but I'm fine with writing this off as another week that I enjoyed being over five stone down and right back on it to be in the 13 stone mark next week. 
  • Every day we have a choice, it's a fresh start and the most important part from any healthy eating plan is to just try and make as many days, good ones.
  • Losing a pound a week is still over three and a half stone in a year.
  • If you're feeling particularly down about your weight, remember that if you stick to a balanced diet then by this time next week you could have dropped quite a few pounds, just the kick start you need to get going!  Even just by cutting down on treats you could make a difference, how good would that feel?!
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If you want to read my previous Slim Down Sunday posts - click here.
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1 comment:

  1. I TOTALLY get what you mean. I was really pleased with my progress and getting a lot of positive feedback from colleagues and friends about my weight loss then last week I hit my interim goal at SW. I hadn't picked it with any expectation, just turned up after losing 11lb myself and started with an aim of 2 stone there. So I got there. And it was like someone hit reset on my body image. I can't picture me any bigger right now. It is bizarre. Maybe it is also when you go from proper fat to regular fat you can see where the skeleton lives and then specific stubborn areas rather than a mass of a mountain to tackle? I dunno.
    I think giving yourself a week of leeway is perfectly normal, reasonable and sustainable for long term maintenance. I bet you've been keeping up with exercise too? That helps hugely.
    Here's to a boss week!

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