Weigh in tonight saw me gain by 1lb. It’s broken my 10 week losing streak.
How do I feel about it? Not too bad actually – surprisingly chilled out about it. I am the first to admit that I haven’t been very good at the food thing this week – eating in excess (though not binging), eating the wrong things. I’d also like to blame the arrival of lady week, but that would be a poor excuse. It’s mostly down to the food.
Why have I struggled this week with the food? I think it’s quite simply that I have taken a brief rest from the constant thought stream of food planning. It takes quite a bit of effort to constantly remember your syn values (yeah, I know, I could write them down), and how much fruit and veg you’re getting, etc etc. That sounds bad that I have taken “a rest” from dieting, but actually, I am trying to see it as a good thing. There will be weeks where I won’t be able to stick steadfastly to a particular way of eating. Importantly, I think I am seeing a change in my “natural” choices. 6 months ago, a blow out week would have seen me hit the scales with a 4lb+ gain. One bad week in 10, with a 1lb gain – I can live with that!
I feel like I have got that week out of my system now, and I’m good to be back on track. Even today has been good – porridge for breakfast, fruit, yogurts as my snacks, couscous and chicken with roast veg for lunch, then a veg packed chilli for tea. Add in a curly wurly, and the world is happy again.
Here’s to my next 10 week losing streak!