Well it’s been a whirlwind 2 weeks, now we are on the other side of the “Birthday apocalypse” and my weekend away to Brighton with my blog squad, it’s time to get my life in order and back on plan.
I didn’t weigh in on week 6 mainly because it was the day before my birthday and I’d already been out for celebratory drinks, plus with siblings birthdays 3 days apart after mine, it was just all too much, coming off plan, then on plan, I just wasn’t in the right frame of mind. So I made an executive decision…. I’m a big girl – a grown up pretty sure I can handle coming off plan, enjoying myself for a week then getting back on the wagon and that’s what I did!
Ideally if it was the one off night out I’m normally pretty good, if it’s drinks then it’s a GnT (slimline of course) or a Voddy and diet coke. If it’s dinner, well I try to be good, but save my syns just in case there’s a baked camembert or if we’re going out for pizza. I think balance and prep is always the best way. If you know you’ve got an event, then think about how you will survive it rather than being the “I can’t… I’m on a diet” girl. I seldom tell friends when I’m out. If it’s dining out I always check the menu ahead and plan what I’m going to have, that way I’m less likely to make poor choices, but sometimes there’s just no avoiding it- but don’t stress, 1 meal isn’t going to ruin a whole week and 1 meal isn’t a free pass to go off the rails either (I know easier said than done, but stay strong lovelies!)
After my amazing and crazy 24hrs in Brighton with Tania, Orla, Kirsty and the beautiful peeps at Revenge, I made a promise do some damage limitation, realistically I was talking about 4 days to get it done. I weighed myself at home and was +3lb so I needed to lose all and some or at least get back to what I was before I left.
So 4 days of crudities, low syn/no syn dinners and loads of water (lord knows I needed the hydration!) I gave banana pancakes a try which was delicious – at 5 syns per banana used it was well worth it!
I’m pleased to say I managed to maintain my 4lb loss, but this week I need to really kickstart that weight loss.
So what will I be doing differently?
- HYDRATING – for 3 days everything I drank tasted like Tequila, which isn’t normally a problem, but not so good when it’s your morning coffee!
- Trying at least 3 new recipes from the new SW mag
- Going green – Eating as much veg as I can with every meal!
So that’s the plan. Tonight I can’t decide on courgette and bacon risotto or Chicken and mushroom pasta… I reckon it might just be the latter.
With the weather getting warmer, I feel like I’m restricted on time as I’m trying to avoid buying clothes as the aim is to lose weight which means I won’t be this size for too long, so it’s baggy tees n jeggings for me til then. But if you have any fab style solutions for those losing weight I’d love to hear. At the mo I seem to be rocking more hobo than boho.
That’s your lot for today lovelies, I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post, if there’s anything you’d like to see me post, please do say and I can always incorporate it it my future posts.
How’s your weight loss journey so far? I want to hear from you, high or low let’s support each other.
Take care for now.