Met my goal of getting to a 1 stone loss by this week, I managed a 3lb loss this week which is actually almost 1 stone, 2lb in total but I think I pushed myself a little too hard in the last two days and did feel quite hungry. This was because I was so desperate to meet the 1 stone goal this week but I realise that making it harder for myself is just making me want to go mad tonight now.
Although I started off sticking to the calorie restrictions I chose everyday, I have now loosened off a bit, and do allow myself a "treat" meal once per week, if I lose. I also go a bit easier on the calorie restriction in general over the weekend - just so long as I maintain a deficit of some kind. This generally feels quite natural, though, as I like to be more active over the weekends. I also include other treats, like trying something new. Last week me and my partner finally got around to starting dance lessons which was really fun, so we will be going again tonight. This was a huge treat as I would have been too embarrassed to join before I started losing weight - I have only lost 1 stone so far but my fitness and confidence have both improved a bit already.
Does anybody else reward themselves in any way? I hate the word "cheat day" as it makes it seem like whatever you eat on that particular day is not part of the diet, and I make a point of not denying myself anything completely - even if it means choosing a lower cal. version or a much smaller portion. I'd love to hear what kind of things everyone else does to celebrate hitting little goals along their weight loss journey.