Have I broken the Easter cycle? Maybe! I have very fond memories of Easter Sunday’s breakfast being an egg.
I didn’t do that this year, and in fact, I didn’t have masses of chocolate to eat. Normally, we’d go to my parents’ house for the day, and I’d haul my eggs home, and they would become the other food group that my meals would be based around. Not this time. I’ve decided that rather than binge eat them all (which is pretty tough to do anyway with dark chocolate, but I’d manage it), I have left my eggs at Mum and Dad’s, safe in the knowledge that they’ll survive longer there and I’ll enjoy it more when I do eat them.
As for the rest of the weekend, I ate pretty normally (with the exception of eating my fair share of Mum’s absolutely amazing shortbread, and the first ice cream of the year).
It turns out that by not binge eating ALL THE CHOCOLATE, I have dropped another 2lbs this week, which I am pretty chuffed with. That takes my total weight loss this year down to 22lbs. I’ve said that when I hit my original Slimming World starting weight I would restart Couch to 5k. I’m about 5lbs away from that point. It’s still a stone heavier than when I completed Couch to 5k for the first time, but I think if I am sensible about it, and realistic in my expectations that I most probably am not going to complete it in the normal 9 weeks, then it’ll all be good.
My focus over the next week is to make sure I drink enough. I’m really beginning to feel sluggish, headachy and a bit naff at work, which I think is dehydration. The girls in the office like the temperature to be a couple of degrees cooler than the surface of the sun, and I can literally feel myself drying out.
What’s your favourite chocolate? Mine is probably Montezuma’s milk chocolate with chilli and lime. I don’t have it very often, so it feels like a real treat.