I've been doing REALLY well lately. Got to a point where I had lost 9lbs and only had 5lbs to lose to reach my goal weight (or at least the first goal). Then, last week I was on duty at work, so was starting work at 9, but finishing at 10:30pm on some nights (so lots of eating on the go) and a load of people at work were leaving, so there was cake, chocolate, sweets etc. everywhere all week. It got to a point where I was stress-eating and I made myself feel sick from eating so much sugar. I haven't done that in over a year! Also, because my finishing times during the duty week are so varied and often late, I couldn't go to the gym at all last week. I've been going to a class at the gym at least 3 times per week for the last few months, so this has had a massive impact as well.
I've weighed myself this morning and I have put back on 3lbs this week alone!!! Considering how much work I had to do to lose the 9lbs in the first place, I'm really disappointed in myself and feeling like a failure to be putting so much on again so quickly! I now have 8lbs to lose in 7 weeks before my holiday, which was the 1st goal.
I've booked myself onto a class at the gym for every day next week in the hope that it'll set me back on the right track and I've done myself an eating plan for next week. Lots of salads and healthy snacks with lots of protein for my post-workout slump.
So, it's time to draw a line under last week, accept that it was a terrible week and strive to do much better this week. Time to start again!