Three weigh ins and I have lost seven and a half pounds.
Although I have not been hungry, it hasn’t all been plain sailing.
My main issue is craving food which feels good – butter on my Jersey Royals or asparagus. Butter on toast. Honey in my yoghurt. The added extras which make each meal a pleasure.
Oh and of course, no wine. At all. Not that difficult this week as we have not been out for dinner, but faced with a wine list in a nice restaurant next week I’m not sure I won’t cave.
Now, I can hear you saying ‘but you can have all these things on Slimming World if you count the syns’. Yes, all well and good, but when just one glass of wine is maybe 10 syns and uses up all your daily allowance….well you get my drift. As you can see in this picture, I’m on the mineral water and he’s on the Magners.
This last few weeks drinking has been limited to one night and having Bacardi and Diet Coke.
Drinking carbonated drinks containing sweetener goes against everything I’ve been led to believe about health. I very rarely touch them and for most of my adult life, Diet Coke has been like the antichrist. However, in the spirit of the plan, I tried it (and enjoyed it). Not sure I will continue long term though because I just know it’s unhealthy. On the flipside of course, being overweight is unhealthy too. I figure I’ll just keep the diet drinks to a minimum and I should be OK.
I’m making it a mission to do at least 10,000 steps five days a week and cycling on the other two. I don’t have a Fitbit so I’m using the app on my phone to track it. Once a week I’m swimming too and of course have my weekly yoga class.
Next week’s challenge is a birthday trip to Yorkshire, staying in a cottage next door to a pub. Red alert! I’m taking some basics with me, but not sure how the old willpower is going to cope when faced with the inevitable cream tea!