I stayed at group tonight, the first time for months actually, although I have gone regularly for weigh in.
There were some new faces, and some heavier bodies, several male, and although overall the group had lost a staggering 46½ pounds between them, there were still a surprising few with gains.
My friend is still to reach her stone certificate and lost a pound last week. She has been religiously sticking to plan this week and……….. put it back on again. She was gutted.
Group discussion is always helpful (it was how I discovered eating so many grapes was actually bad for me because of the natural sugar as all I could see was syn free fruit), and several suggestions were made as to changing her routine if she had a late breakfast and make it a healthy brunch instead, reduce her intake of bananas (she’s eating up to three a day), and weighing her pasta and potatoes, which although both considered free foods, can add more carbs and calories, even if we don’t count them. She’s taken it all on board and hopefully next week will see it come off again.
Another lady who lives in our road took a year to regain her target but put it back on before Christmas and is struggling again. She lost a pound and a half this week, so is glad the scales are going in the right direction.
Our lady who is close to her five stone loss certificate gained this week and when asked, she said she sabotaged herself. She’d been good until Friday, then opened the cupboards and ended up eating practically everything in them! It happens she said, but wasn’t going to beat herself up about it as it’s not as if she’s doing that every week.
As always, I changed into my lightest clothes so that I have continuance for weigh in. I didn’t wear my watch (or The Precious), wore light socks (yes I have special ones now!)
and weighed myself before going out. A couple of pounds heavier than this morning, but I expect that through the day. However, I was confident I’d have a loss this week and I did, losing the pound I gained last week. A little disappointing in a way, but a loss all the same and it swings me back towards safety as regards my boundaries.
Darts tomorrow and supper, but Tuesdays are my ‘day off’ and it all begins again on Wednesday. The new meds seem to suit, Mount Vesuvius has ceased erupting so often, my appetite has settled down and my BP is great, so at the moment there are a lot of pluses in my life. Looking and feeling good!