Unfortunately the scale gods do not love me this morning as last night was one of those rare occasions when, with the best will in the world, I actually had to eat at least a little badly. Boooo.
Pretty unavoidable as it was my dad's birthday yesterday and there's only me and him to celebrate it, so when he asks for Chinese takeaway and a slice if birthday cake, there's not a lot of wiggle room to get out of it. I tried to keep a lid on it and stop when I was full, and I ate well during the day to save some points for dinner, but even so, Chinese food does not love me and I feel sick this morning, plus the scales have rocketed sky high over night. Ironically I really didn't want Chinese last night but I guess it's one of those times when there's not a lot you can do.
I didn't have time to bake him a cake, so I opted to buy a plain one and decorate it for him! I couldn't decide whether he'd prefer ginger with vanilla icing or chocolate and chocolate so I decided to get both and the spare cake went to my friends once I'd decided. Aren't they pretty?
Given the scales were so against me this morning I'm making it my weekend challenge to simply finish the weekend with them down a bit.
I need to be careful this weekend as I've got a lunch out after work today with some colleagues and then I'm heading down to London tomorrow for a night on the tiles with friends.
I don't mind lunches out as there tend to be lots of light options on the menu like jacket potatoes or soups, so as long as I'm sensible I should be fine. After that I'm planning on another run on the hills this afternoon and then my dad's talked me into going to some kind of village fête-y type thing this evening with him for a couple of hours.
Tomorrow I need to head off just before lunch, so I was planning on putting in another run in the morning and then grabbing an early, light lunch and heading off in the car. We're off for posh dinner out tomorrow night at Four O Nine in Clapham - I think it's a 2 course deal so I need to be careful - I'm planning on staying well away from the wine at dinner and avoiding more than one cocktail - stick to the spirits and I should be ok. I've no committments on Sunday apart from getting home at some point so that makes things easier.
I just wanted to say thankyou for all the supportive comments I've received over the last week or so - it definitely helps me feel more normal and less alone!
Have a good weekend guys.
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