I always knew that this was likely to be a slightly unsuccessful week in terms of weight loss as I was away for the week. Before any holiday I always tell myself that I can totally stay on plan and behave myself but when you're out of your usual routines you end up being a little less cautious in general I find and that's definitely what happened this week.
As I was staying with someone I did have home cooked food most nights but there's still that temptation of the dessert that I didn't even look at the calorie count of and then lunchtimes I didn't really consider the calorie counts of either.
I never used to have breakfast and now I have cereal but whilst I was away I was lucky to have delicious scrambled eggs and bacon on toast which was cooked to perfection (apparently the trick to it is to cook it on a lower heat for longer) but this all added to me being over my calorie count which of course is my own fault.
On Friday evening I did go to TGI Fridays which I love for a treat. I had a starter and a main and watched everyone else have desserts which I shockingly chose to skip it. That pile of sesame chicken strips was epic and I actually struggled to eat them so a dessert as well would have been complete overkill.
As I was still away up until yesterday (hence the late post) I haven't weighed myself this week. I look forward to cutting back again and hopefully working off any temporary gain. At this point my mind is elsewhere and weight loss is not my biggest focus but I'm determined to still write this posts so that you can see the real life of someone trying to lose a lot of weight. I did go back to the gym this morning as I obviously haven't been for the past week so I'm pleased I did do that. Just hoping for a good week now!
- 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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