I wasn't surprised really. I knew that the 4lb loss that the scales were confirming yesterday (day four) was both ridiculous and unsustainable. Still I had a little chuckle to myself before attending to the mundane chores of the day.
This morning, on checking again, I notice that the real figure is 2lbs and I am pleased with that - much more like it!
My Fitness Pal has been my friend this week. I do find I do tend to lose weight when I use it religiously. I have it set to 1200 so that I can store up some calories for a glass of wine this evening - perhaps a careful celebration of my success so far, as long as I don't get too carried away.
I have chosen something pink and fizzy and have a box of raspberries. Raspberries are my go-to fruit with wine, try sticking some in the next glass you pour. They get in the way when you drink and also cause you to pour less in to the glass, as it gets fuller quicker, both of which means you drink less and drink slower. Its a funny trick but its a good one, I tend to wonder if in fact you could put anything in a wine glass and get a similar pleasure. If you do have a glass today, and fancy another........ try putting a glass of Elderflower cordial, or the kids Ribena in the glass instead add a couple of ice cubes and some fruit and you suddenly feel exotic.
My Husband tonight presented me with an individual Aldi Lemon Cheesecake - but having scanned the bar code and discovering it had the same calorie content as a glass of wine (plus loads of fat and salt) I thanked him for his kindness and put it back in the fridge.
Is it obsessive to scan things before we open them? Or maybe its just demonstration of a shift in attitude....I do so hope so, but its still very early days and I have 4 stone to loose.
Lets hope that if someone buys me Birthday cake tomorrow that they take the box off it first, surely birthday cake has no calories if there's no bar code?