This week started out brilliantly, I was eating all the right things and loving it and then Thursday happened. What was wrong with Thursday? Absolutely nothing and everything all at once.
Thursday was a brilliant day in our family as it was my hubby’s 36th birthday so we had a morning of gift giving before school where the kids and I gave the usual random beers, some car air fresheners covered with our faces, the big box of Carcassonne with eleven expansions included and Terraforming Mars (we are big lovers of board, card and tabletop games in this house) then we had a quick visit from my mum to give more gifts (all Warhammer and The Expanse related … yes, we are those nerds!) and we have this thing where whoever is celebrating their birthday gets to pick the main meal for the day.
My hubby is a HUGE fan of the colour beige when it comes to food and he loves stodge so I knew that given the choice, he would opt for something wayyyyyyy off plan … and I was fine with that. I decided before I started this weight loss attempt that I’m still going to join in with events like this because I think that if I’m too strict with myself, like I’ve tried to be in the past, that I’ll just fail miserably like every other time so I was looking forward to our treat. Plus, I want to enjoy myself too!
The food of choice was a family meal deal from Domino’s which consisted of two large stuffed crust pizzas, garlic bread for him, wedges for me and a serving of Cinnidippers for pud. It was a lot of food, it was greasy and it was glorious!
Now this is normally where I would fall off of the wagon completely because, why bother? (apparently, the 17th is the day when most people give up their New Year resolutions) but no! I woke up the next day, made myself my muesli in yogurt with fresh strawberries, an omelette for lunch and a homemade cottage pie for dinner. I didn’t have to psyche myself up for this stuff in the slightest, I actually looked forward to it! Ladies and gents, I may have found the diet that works for me!
Fast forward a few days and you find my mum, daughter and I heading into the city for a shopping trip. I had it all planned out that I was going to have a jacket potato from the guy that stands in the city centre but he wasn’t there! This left me in a mess as I don’t know the city well at all, I hate, and get crazy anxious in, crowds (trust it to also be a footie day at home!) and everywhere I looked there was nothing but take-out and cake shops! After a while we gave in and ended up in McDonalds for a really underwhelming Big Mac meal because at that point, we just couldn’t be bothered.
I was really annoyed with myself when I got home but I carried on as normal, made us a chilli for the evening and woke up Sunday carrying on with the plan as normal.
With all the shit I’ve put in my body last week, I expected to stay the same (thinking the good would help balance out the bad) or to see a gain so imagine my sever surprise when I found a loss of 2.6lbs! I’ll take that and run with it thank you very much!
This week I’m expecting the same kind of crappy week towards the end as on Thursday it is my daughters 6th birthday and that kid loves to go to restaurants so I have no idea where we will end up that evening. We will also be visiting my in-laws to celebrate both the hubs and daughters birthday with family that we haven’t seen yet so that will also be a food shit-show – but I’ve been expecting that, so won’t hold my hopes too high for Monday’s weigh in.
After this weekend we don’t really have anything going on until March so it should be pretty plain sailing until then.
This week I have learned that I can celebrate with family, not miss out and still get myself back on track the next day. I think I may have picked the wrong couple of weeks to start a diet though 😛
How was your week? I hope you had a good one