So a steady week of eating and exercising equates to a steady loss. A lb off this week - nothing stellar or exciting, but quiet understated progress none-the-less.
I did what I wanted to do this week - I tracked everything, I worked out 4 times plus my walk on Sunday, and I came home with a smaller deficit than last week.
Sure, I'm still making some mistakes, but I'm acknowledging them, and hopefully taking them on board.
Yesterday I navigated a work buffet lunch without too many problems, ate a healthy tea of homemade soup, did a Body Combat class at the gym and went to horror movie night at a friend's house. That could have turned into a minefield of pizza-laden proportions, but I stayed clear of the pizza, skipped the Doritos and contented myself with a couple of handfuls of fruit pastilles. I count that as an at least partial success.
And so to the scales this week. If I'm honest I wanted to see more than a lb gone, as the scales weren't the lowest they've been all week, BUT I think I've got what I deserved. The task for next week is to stick with it and keep focused.
This is my danger point - over the last 3 months I've lost that half a stone from skiing but also managed to put it back on, which is to say that the good weeks have been followed by bad weeks. Time to turn that around.
The first test of that resolve will be this weekend as I'm away for 2 nights with the girls. And I'm out for lunch today with my Dad. I need to not go crazy, view food as a neccessity not a reward, and remind myself that there's very little that won't be available again soon if I don't have it this time. In other words - stay mindful.
Actually, I think the first test is continuing to ignore the cakes on the cabinet 10ft from my desk!
Have a great weekend, folks!
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