Hi everyone. It is week 24 and my loss to date is 47lb. I only lost 1lb this week so my average has slipped. But I am not worried in fact quite pleased really as I knew I was sliding into holiday mode and had eaten a bit more than usual. The snacking was ok but my meals a little less controlled so it was a good lesson for future maintenance.
Next week I am away and either being fed by family or eating out. I have already done a bit of research and bought a few nibbles for my room to avoid dessert when eating out. I am expecting a gain next week so taking a week off weighing in. So when I get back I will have a few extra lbs to shift. I will be doing a lot of walking though so fingers crossed there won't be too many lbs to shift!
One thing I have learned this week is how I look at a menu. I am going out for a meal tonight and of course the first thing I did was went online and checked out the menu. Mostly these days I look for the healthier options but tonight I have decided to give myself free reign. Without even thinking I was looking for the meal with the most food - just like the old days - not the tastiest etc. Is this normal? I guess it is for someone like me - but not today, I am going for the one I'd like to try and not the one with the most food (meat). I am having 3 courses so why I feel the need to find the biggest main is beyond me. The thing now is that I am used to eating so much less so 3 courses should actually be a struggle. The plan for tonight is to pick a sensible sized main, dessert will be a must but again something sensible and not the biggest sundae they do! So there it is - another lesson in being me and hopefully another change!
My next post will be when I reach the big 5 0 (loss), hopefully it won't be too long. I have a goal to get below 20st by the beginning of October, so some serious work to do after my holiday.
Good luck to everyone this week especially the newbies