Got to the beginning of my second week now and had my first weigh-in. I'm down to 11st 7lbs which is good, but I had a shaky start. Looks like I'll need to learn from my first week.
For example, on Thursday I had a total of 1793kcal but on Sunday I only had 631.5kcal, BOTH of which are bad. I have to make sure I understand why I wound up with these numbers and how to not be in that situation again. For example, I learned that the Morrisons signature cookies have more calories in them than a bun-less burger dinner. That is insane! And I had two, accounting for over 700 of Thursday's calories.
Yesterday I think it was just because I was ill and my appetite was shot. I admit I take (all-natural) supplements that reduce my appetite and I should know by now that I shouldn't take them when I'm unwell. I'm still not well, but I have to make sure I eat something as I don't want to wind up sicker. I've stopped taking the supplements until I get over this cold. No one gets better from not eating.
This week has been crazy for me, emotionally. My monthly is due in a week too which doesn't help the situation. I know this is the right thing for me so I'm sticking with it, but I've been having a tough time these last couple of days. It's why I haven't been posting recently.
But! I'm still motivated to look and feel better, so hopefully things will pick up and I'll see more progress. I'd like to get into the groove of the diet too so doing it just becomes what I do naturally, but I know that will take time.
Hope everyone else is still doing well and, like me, remembering that a moment of weakness is not a failure; it is a learning opportunity.