So last weekend (Bank Holiday) was hit with several occassions that meant I was eating more that I usually would:
Friday: Pub lunch (I had gammon, egg and chips) and a slice of very delicious HM carrot cake at the tea and cakes following my step-dads memorial service. Would have been easy to eat more than one slice - there were a range of HM cakes provided by my Mum's neighbours!
Saturday: We usually have a cooked "brunch" when we are at home for the weekend. However, I was busy sorting out a mobile phone for my Mum and delivering it to her, so only had a banana. I wasn't hungry though, and at 4.30pm I had a nice low calorie sausage salad dinner with new potatoes. Undid all my efforts of the day with a "choc fest" in the evening. All logged but over that day by 600 cals!
Sunday: Had our brunch lunch (mushrooms, eggs, low calorie chicken sausages, toast and marmalade). But a decent lamb roast dinner and a frangipane tart eaten mid-afternoon again meant that I was over by 430 calories.
Monday: Went to Wembley to watch Reading FC in the play-off finals. Two boiled eggs for breakfast, lunch was a huge bread roll stuffed with roast pork, all sorts of trimmings (crispy seaweed, red cabbage, onions, stuffing, finely diced apple.... and gravy - was very awkward to eat, but I demolished it! On the way back, the friend who we'd gone with (and for whom we secured a ticket) said he'd like to treat us to an Indian meal, so we visited our local restaurant and I chose as wisely as I could - 2 poppadoms, a chapati, chicken tikka skewer... and an ice cream dessert. Must admit I didn't log that day.
Tuesday - Friday: Worked really hard on reigning myself back in. Two meals a day (lunch and decent dinner), healthy filling foods, no processed carbs and NO SNACKING!
Friday morning weigh in: Rewarded with a 2.2lb loss!!! Very happy with this, as it's three weeks until a two week holiday, and I'd like to get as close to my goal weight as possible before we leave. Presently 9st 10.6lbs, would like to get to 9 stone. And no, I'm not expecting to get TO goal in three weeks, but down to 9st 7lb would be perfect!
If I managed to be as good for 5 days instead of 3 or a whole 7/7 days, imagine what my weight loss might be!