As I've reached the halfway mark, and starting week 7 I thought I'd have a mini reflection on the past weeks.
Looking back to the first few days I was starving - and going to the toilet every 20 minutes with all the water I was drinking! Now I have adjusted my eating and sticking to the diet and I feel as if my stomach has shrunk and I can now feel full after a much smaller plate of food.
I've understood where my junk eating comes from - boredom. Whether its at work or being at a loose end at the weekend. Now I don't leave the office and if I do , I do not take my purse with me so I cannot buy anything from the shop. There's not much crap food either in the house to snack on so I have to make do with fruit, drink, or nothing.
But the best way to beat this is to keep busy, so lately we have been making the effort to leave the house on the weekend during the day - even if its just for food shopping so there is less temptation.
Exercise - tried different machines in the gym and have decided that I'm definitely a gym bunny! Figured that my favourite thing to do is intervals on the treadmill (inclined). And I've gotten into a routine with gym sessions so now I feel like my arm has been chopped off if I don't go.
Drinking - not a massive drinker but I've realised that the cider at the weekly pub quiz wasn't doing me any good. Not been for a while but I think I will find something else to drink instead.
In all, I feel like I'm getting back to sensible me, using the knowledge I have about exercise and eating and putting it into practice rather than thinking 'I'm thin and can eat whatever I want'. Maybe that used to be true, but it isn't any more!