I have just got back from weigh in and as expected, have had a gain this week.
At three pounds, definitely more than a pair of socks, this was the hob nail boots as well.
But I deserved it.
Although I have been keeping my diary, I have not been eating properly to plan, especially as I can’t get my head round the additional Healthy Extras every day and extra 15 syns 2 or 3 times a week. All that does is open up a radio channel from my sweet tooth to my brain, and the sugar hot line is in business.
I know my sugar levels have spiked because of the tell tale sugar puff urine, plus I have had a headache for the first time in months.
To be honest, as I was one and a half pounds on the good side of my target, I decided to use that advantage to test myself.
I made one this week and gave half to my neighbour as she was expecting visitors.
Hubby and I polished off the rest over three days.
I have also had a generous slab of this (Rocky Road, not my picture), plus we had coffee and cake out twice this week.
Meals have been sensible though, but the desserts have been more frequent with creme fraiche (well I had to use it up) instead of yogurt, plus biscuits, cereal bars and the usual fruit. As I said, the sugar hot line is open.
It is so easy to let your guard down and the pounds will creep back on, but this past week was on purpose to see what I could get away with, and as I expected, not much.
OK, I went OTT in the sweet department, but once I started, basically any good intentions were soon toast (without butter or jam) but at least I’ve got it out of my system.
Starting tomorrow and a new page in my diary, it is back on plan and following things to the letter. I’ve set myself a target loss of two pounds which will put me back on the right side for flexibility and treats in the future.
The saying goes ‘Sometimes we have to speculate to accumulate’.
In this instance, it’s stuff ourselves in order to reduce!
I have tested the waters and saved myself from sinking before I got in too deep.
The occasional lapse is allowed, but the vacational week is off limits!
Besides, I don’t want to give this back as it will cost me pounds of a different calibre!