After the weekend I've had I don't think I need to worry about whether I was loosing weight too fast. I've just weighed myself (sunday is my official weigh day) and I'm back up to 14st 10lbs which means I've now only lost 3lb this week. Still a good loss but disappointing when you know you weighed 5lbs less on friday and basically ate 2lbs back on in just over 24 hours!
This is how it happened.....
On Saturday my husband and I went to watch Wicked the musical in London with mymily. I was doing well with keeping on track with my calories up until after the performance, I'd had a toasted hot cross bun for breakie, only drank water for drinks all day and had a sandwich in pret a manger which was 315 cals and didn't contain mayo!
Then after the performance we went out for dinner. I wanted to go to the weatherspoons down the road which had low cal options but my brother in law and sister wanted to go to an Italian they'd spotted. I caved in and thought oh well I'll just have to choose something without a creamy sauce that has lots of veg. I went for a chicken pasta with courgette, pepper and tomato (it didn't have a sauce on it).
Wishfull thinking on my part. It all started to go down hill when I had a nibble on some bread while we waited thinking well you've lost 5lbs this week you can afford to be a little naughty.I wish I hadn't though as OMG when my main arrived it was on a plate the size of a hgv's hubcap and the pasta was so oily. It tasted great and I ate it all, completely ignoring my prior promises to myself to eat slow and stop before I was full. What makes it worse is I then had pudding and a hot chocolate despite saying and knowing I was full. I felt so full that I was queasy by the end and I was still full when I got up this morning.
I'm cheesed off that I let this happens. Tbe only silver lining is that I don't normally weigh myself mid week and if I hadn't then I would have taken the 3lbs as a great victory. In future I'm going back to weighing once a week and eating sensibly in between.
Altnough I know the blame lies mostly with me as I choose what goes in my body I am a little annoyed with my family. They know how hard I'm trying in fact 4 of the 6 of us are supposed to be on diets, my sister and brother I law being 2 lf them.With the diet they're on they seems to be able to eat whatever they fancy. At lunch my sister had a pot of soup and a sandwich.