I can’t believe that January has flown past so quickly! Last time I looked it was New Year, and here we are at the end of the month already. Which is interesting, because it means in 4 short days time I’ll have been super-duper on plan for a whole freaking month.
I weighed at 12st 10lbs at the start of this year - well, after New Year, which let’s face it, in dieter’s terms is the start of the year – and I’ve lost half a stone already at my last weigh in – what a fabulous way to get going!
I didn’t get to run today, which was part of my loose plan, as I didn’t escape the office until half 8, but my eating was clean …. so clean that I’ve been able to have a late evening snack of a yoghurt and some chocolates to get to my daily total. In fact (and please be very proud of me for some world-class self-restraint here) I wandered into Hotel Chocolat yesterday at Cribbs Causeway, and bought a little box of 6 chocolates. Cinnamon pralines, if you please. I had 3 last night, put the other 3 in the fridge and enjoyed them this evening. That is practically unheard of, but I enjoyed them sooooo much because I knew they were in my daily allowance.
Also – just for the record, I am totally loving the leftovers habit I have at the moment. Since I started cooking double portions (or more) of my dinners, it’s made things so much easier. I know it’s stupid that it didn’t occur to me to do this more often before, but it makes such a difference getting home every other night and not having to think about what I’m cooking, and having a dinner that’s super quick to get done and on the table. Together with the meal planning before I do my weekly food shop, it’s giving me a much more stable routine, especially while I’m working the crazy hours. It’s also meaning I’m starting to eat a bit more of a varied meal plan again, because I’m thinking ahead on what I want to buy, which means I can pick up different ingredients for new dishes if I want to. I’ve got an entire recipe book of awesome to work through!
Next month, as well as continuing to rock this (which I will!), I’ll reach my 2nd anniversary on this blog. 2 whole, freaking years – where on earth did the time go?? On the fun stuff, I guess. Today I decided that this year should probably include some more surfing. And windsurfing. Which makes it new wetsuit time. Funny how that doesn’t hold any fear anymore.