I know it’s been a few weeks since I gave you all an update so I figured I’d give you a little round-up of the weeks past.
It’s not been a very positive start for me, in fact I’m not quite sure why I decided to start my journey before 4 birthdays, a first holy communion, 2 bank holidays and a mad weekend in Brighton! It’s clear I was destined to struggle.
To date I’ve had a gain a and a few maintain weeks, so last week my SW buddy and I decided to give each other the support we needed(more of a virtual kick up the bum!) and keep each other in check. For me I swore I wouldn’t drink at all for the week and would stick to plan 100%.
So mornings we’d check to see what was for breakfast, send each other food pics etc or message if we felt like caving – Throughout the week I enjoyed planning and cooking different meals, ensuring I was hydrated with plenty of water rather than coffee. The weekly shop was filled with fresh fruit and veg. Then Thursday came, I was dreading getting on the scales, I don’t know why but I felt like nothing had changed for me despite all my efforts and I was right another week and I’d stayed the same.
I was truly gutted this week, I worked bloody hard and there was no reward. But I didn’t run, I stayed for group and talked it through, I found it really tough to hear how one lady literally lost 12lb in her first week another lady lost a stone within her first few weeks and I’ve not even reached half a stone! I feel so disappointed! It’s true what they say about how hard it is to lose the weight as you get older. I know we are all in the same boat and everyone’s journey is their own, we lose weight at different rates, but can I get a break here please?
I guess at this stage I have to just continue what I’m doing, will next week prove to be a better one on the scales? Let’s hope so.
OK so enough of my pity party what can I do? well I picked up a new cookbook which is all Mediterranean cooking from all over the Med and North Africa, so I’m excited to try some new recipes. The weekend will prove a challenge as I’m out and about plus it’s fathers day so other than the actual events I’ll be sure to keeping it green! Hubs thinks I should use the 5:2 rules as well as stay on plan. So I may well try fasting on some days, but we’ll see. I also need to think about measuring myself, whilst the weather has been rubbish I’ve been living in jeggings and tops but I know that even if the scales don’t show it sometimes the inches do!
How’s your week gone? Did you make anything interesting this week? If you want to see what I’ve been making over the last week, head straight over to my Instagram account. I always love hearing from you guys, what’s been your highs and lows of the week? Leave a comment and let me know.
Here’s to being less of us next week!