Wednesday, 12 May 2010

A few little niggles

So I think I'm now up to 7 straight days of clean eating - which frankly has to be some kind of record for 2010.

At the moment I'm just taking it a decision at a time, a day at a time, and just attempting to keep stumbling along in the right direction. And honestly? It's going ok!

The scales on the other hand, sabotaging little bastards that they are, are doing their best to undermine my patience and willpower by either jumping up unexpectedly or stubbornly refusing to make any kind speedy progress back down. Not the most encouraging thing ever, but I take heart from the fact that they, ever so slowly, crawling back downwards, and that if I just keep doing the eight thing, they'll keep crawling in the right direction.

In the meantime, I'd take great delight in throwing them out of the window. Screw 'em!!!

I was a bit gutted last night to have yet another treat debunked as being off-limits - why is the nice stuff always so bad??? I had to go back to Cribbs Causeway after work to go and get yet another iPhone replacement (version 3 - let us pray this one doesn't self-destruct like the first 2!), so I went to my favourite juice bar there to get a smoothie to tide me over til I could get home and cook some dinner. I picked a small one with mangos, banana and low fat yoghurt, and while I waiting for them to make it I was intrigued to see that they had a booklet for customers with all the nutritional info in. I wish I'd never looked. My little smoothie had about 5 points in it!!!!! 350 calories! I should have just gone to Starbucks and got a sodding Mediterranean chicken panini for the same points. Sigh.

All in all, it wasn't the best day yesterday, as work also told me that they won't be giving me time off foe Costa Rica. Full stop. Non-negotiable.


So I had a mild panic, and then realised that this just brings me back to Plan A, which is to leave a job that I frankly hate. Just a couple of months earlier than otherwise expected.

Ah well - at least my eating wasn't bad - with the exception of the Surprising Smoothie, I was on plan yesterday.


- Posted from my iPhone


Debs said...

arggggh! frustrating about the smoothie, but you know you made the *healthier* choice even if you were disappointed with the points!
Just think how cr*p you would have felt if you'd gone for that panini?! ok, so y'might've enjoyed initial euphoria, but then you would have had the guilt - and if you are anything like me, a boated feeling to contend with.

you should be PROUD of yourself :o)

Linz M said...

Good work. I definitely need to take a leaf out of your book, this year has been a diet disaster mostly for me!

Bugger about the smoothie, I hate it when I think I am being good and its not so (I had the same issue with a pack of dates that I chose instead of crisps, the crisps were way lower!!)

Also bugger about work not allowing you time off, but since you aren't overly keem on the job, maybe it's a blessing in disguise.

Right, I'll stop waffling. Keep up the good work!