During last week’s weigh in I was brave and decided I would go for a 3lb loss this week in order to hit target. I say brave, because I’ve never managed that much before; I think only twice. One being on my first week when I lost 3.5lb, and once after a holiday. But I was going for it this week so I could be at target for my 30th birthday next week. I planned to have more EESP meals, and maybe one or two EESP days. I managed both of these goals and had an SP breakfast and lunch almost every day, and a full day on Monday, the day before weigh in.
The rest of the week went well, I was under syns – or flexi synned – every day. Even when I made this bakewell tart for the #GBBOBloggers2016 challenge. I synned the whole thing (insert shocked face at the amount) and had the tiniest piece; I was that focused on my goal loss! The nearer it got to weigh in though, I didn’t feel like I would reach it, and was already feeling disappointed.
After weigh in last week I went home ready for the week ahead and hoping to get ever closer to my target this week. It’s only two weeks until my birthday now, and I really really want to hit target by then! It was going okay, until the end of the week when I felt a bit stressed and like many people, I eat rubbish when emotional or under stress. I just don’t care about the sabotage when I’m actually doing it, but I have mentioned previously that I always feel the guilt afterwards. So I still don’t know why I do it. I guess I just have an emotional relationship with food.
Anyway, it got to Sunday and I realised I needed to do something to try and pull it back, as I was seriously heading for a gain. I have done EESP days before, but I’m not that keen on them so I thought I would try something different. Something that I have never done since I joined Slimming World; I had ZERO syns each day, from Sunday up until weigh in on Tuesday evening! To be honest, it was quite easy. With fruit for breakfast, and salad or omelette & beans for lunch, it meant I could use my B choice for bars to snack on, along with speedy fruit. A syn free yogurt in the evening curbed the sweet craving.
My loss of 2lb last week really spurred me on this week knowing that I was closer than ever to target. Now I have officially reset it, like I mentioned I was going to do in my last post, I don’t feel as much pressure on myself (from myself!). I would really like to be at target for my 30th birthday though – three weeks today!
The last week has been mostly on plan. We did have a planned pizza takeaway at the weekend but I only had one slice. I mostly had chicken and salad, though I probably did use over my daily syn allowance on chips! I enjoyed it though, so it’s okay 🙂
I was bit gutted after last week’s weigh in because I am so close to target now and I don’t want to be heading back the other way! I really tried to pull it back this week, and one day at the weekend I made sure I had no other syns so I could try these whirls I made for the bake off – they were delicious 😉
Plenty of speed food was eaten – having fruit every day for breakfast really helps with that actually, and also salads for lunch. It also leaves my healthy extras for snacks. As it’s getting towards colder weather though, I will be wanting porridge more so I need to make sure I fill that with plenty of berries! Also, soups aplenty instead of salads.
I’ve decided that from this weigh in onward, I am dropping the number of the weigh in. As the weeks go on and that number goes up, it is getting a little disheartening as it is such a high number now and I am not yet at target. I don’t mind taking the scenic route, as I always have done. But, I think it might make me feel a bit better in general.
At last week’s weigh in I seemed to be continuing my trend of only losing half a pound, and that’s okay. The closer to target, the harder it is to lose – I know that. I went away from group feeling confident about the week ahead and I was doing okay. Until I had a bit of a mini breakdown over something stupid, and I just wanted to eat rubbish. Which lasted a couple of days. Read more