I never want to be someone that excuses for food, at the end of the day regardless of special occasions I feel like it's up to you if you want to go mad or make sensible choices but this week was my birthday week. My birthday wasn't going to be just one meal, I was going away for the night so that meant all day of the birthday but also the following day. Also I had a birthday meet up planned with a friend where she was treating me to cake at a lovely tea room in Stockport.
In my mind I had a few days this week that I could have behaved myself and balanced out the not so good days but to be honest I once again didn't have it in me to be able to do that. There's so much going on in my mind, so many things I need to do, so many plans, I just couldn't get a grip on it.
My craving all week was birthday cake, lucky really as my birthday was on the Thursday but it was all I wanted. I did go out for various meals this week and I wanted to talk about something I've not mentioned before on the back of that.
On the day of my birthday I had had lunch in a pub in the Albert Dock and then in the evening I had been to a fancy restaurant on the docks. Throughout the day I had had various treats like doughnuts and milkshakes, it wasn't an excessive amount but far more fat/calories than I'm used to. Let's fast forward to around 1.30am in the amazing 30 St James Street (Titantic Hotel) and I felt so so sick with a pain down my right side of my back.
I'm starting to recognise now that when I go overboard with rich food I tend to get this pain and it's only been since I've lost weight. I believe it to be indigestion and it's so painful. I would say it's happened about four times since losing weight as is typically horrendous for around five or six hours throughout the night but gone by the morning.
After literally hopping in and out of an amazing huge jacuzzi bath all night to try and easy the discomfort, I finally got to sleep at 6am. I need to try and keep a constant reminder of how that feels as it's very concerning at the time and I totally know it's food related.
Anyway, so I need to stop messing about here and now I've had my birthday week I need to focus again. I hate that emotions have taken over what was a really focused and determined person. I hate that I'm writing a blog on weight loss and at the moment I'm just showing you how you can slowly gain it all back although I refuse to allow that to happen. It's time to get back on track, I know I will feel so much better for it. This week... Determined Karen is back! I have a lot of appointments to keep me from scoffing my entire kitchen... It's time to get slimmer!
- 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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