Yesterday I was working from home (first time doing this since being on the plan). Started off well, had some porridge. Then had some chocolate (white chocolate- the worst!) then made my old fav lunch of pasta, pesto and cheese. Weighed it all out and then added more pasta and cheese as it didn't look enough...felt so tired about an hour later and really sluggish. I've not had any white carbs since on the plan so this was a reminder that they are not needed!
Had a nap about 6pm because I was so tired! This meant I didn't go to the gym because I didn't wake up until 7.45pm I did make a healthy dinner for when my boyfriend got back at 8.45pm of carrot and red lentil soup (bbc good food - lovely!) and didn't have any bread with it. However, my boyfriend's Mum had given us some cake (she makes REALLY good cake) so had a slice of that afterwards. I must admit, I didn't enjoy it as much as usual - it was so sugary. I actually went really giggly afterwards, I guess because I have cut sugar pretty much completely out of my diet. Then there was wine....3 glasses - my justification 'It's Friday....'
So, this is my first blow out since starting the plan and it's not bad, the damage could have been a lot worse. I have been really strict with myself on this plan, cut out the majority of carbs apart from porridge in the morning, cut out sugar, had no chocolate, cake and cut down on the alcohol drinking (my boyfriend works in the wine trade so this will never be cut out completely!) so maybe I went a bit too far and need a little bit every now and then for this to be sustainable. I kept saying to myself, I will have a slice of cake or chocolate every now and then when I am at my goal weight - I think I need to incorporate this in to the plan now. Like Ruth's idea of dark chocolate - I like it but can't eat loads of it!
I'm spending the day in the garden today - have a whole lawn to dig to lay some turf down, that should mitigate some of the damage from yesterday. Then body combat tomorrow!
Wishing everyone a good weekend!