It’s another one of those ‘how the hell did that happen?’ weeks. Although luckily this time it’s a loss rather than a maintain.
I’ve been staying the same or losing just a pound for weeks now. One pound off, stay the same, a pound off, stay the same and on and on it went. I’m hoping this is a turning point. But of course only time will tell.
Of course I’d love to say I did something particularly spectacular last week to ensure my quite frankly shocking (to me anyway) 4lb loss. But nope. Infact I had a burger, a sausage roll and a donut, as well as a few bits of ‘left over’ Easter egg. What the hell is ‘left over’ Easter egg for goodness sake!?! That’s what the man referred to it as when he offered me some anyway. So I haven’t been angelic by any stretch of the imagination, but then when am I when it comes to attempting healthy eating?
I guess I’ve been slightly more active with the kids back at school, but nothing out of the ordinary. Oh well, who am I to complain anyway? 4lb is 4lb and I could certainly do with losing quite a few more of those 4lbs that’s for sure!
As you might expect I may have jumped on and off my wii fit scales a fair few times to make sure it actually had recorded my weight properly, but it does indeed seem to be correct and after what was quite frankly rather a crappy week, my weigh in on Saturday was just what I needed to put a smile back on my face.
I am of course hoping to lose again this week. Whether I manage to pull it off of course is anyone’s guess, but I have actually made it through the week (so far) without any chocolate or cake passing my lips, so it should be a good weigh in week. You watch me put on half a stone now I’ve said that!
One thing that I am hoping isn’t going to mess with my weight loss is that I gave up smoking (again) on Friday. I started a year ago when my nan died, having not smoked for 4 years, and thanks to a rather stressful year I hadn’t stopped. Until Friday that is.
It has been almost a week and I have stopped cold turkey, with no patches or inhalers and I didn’t reduce my ‘intake’ prior to quitting either. I just stopped. I don’t know if that makes me nuts or not, especially while trying to diet too, but I’m doing ok so far. And I’m a bit of a stubborn cow, once I decide to do something that’s usually it. Shame I’m not so stubborn when it comes to losing weight!
I’ll admit I do get the odd craving, or maybe it’s hunger. I’m not sure which to be honest, I just know that I feel like eating or smoking pretty much constantly but it’s hard to tell which. I think if I wasn’t dieting I’d be replacing the cigarettes with cake and chocolate, but of course I can’t. The nearest I’ve got is a bowl of porridge with a blob of nutella on top or a sugar free jelly. Talk about living dangerously!
I didn’t make any goals for this week. I was in too much of a foul mood to be honest. Don’t you just hate those kind of weeks? So it’s going to be a wait and see kind of week when I weigh in on Saturday. I’m keeping my fingers tightly crossed that I’ve lost weight again, especially after eating sugar free jelly like its going out of fashion instead of stuffing myself with everything under the sun. I feel good though, if a little tired. Perhaps the combination of not smoking and eating better suits me.
Wish me luck!