I am starting this blog to help to motivate myself even more on this weight loss journey. I started just after Christmas 2009 and I know it will be a long journey but one I lknow will be worth it in the end. This has been a long time coming....

Monday, 15 November 2010

Back To Work

It's my first day back in the office after a wonderful week off, and it's been a huge shock to the system! It's strange just how quickly you manage to forget what it feels like to get up at stupid o'clock in the morning and have to scrape the car...

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Grandma's visit was lovely and Jason Manford didn't disappoint! My face hurt from laughing so much!

I really struggled with making wise choices with food though. I had a chicken salad for lunch, lots of fruit and then a sandwich and a sausage roll before Jason Manford, and crumpets when I got in! I thought I'd got my head round the fact that I'm not going to starve or waste away if I don't eat. But obviously Saturday was a nice little blip in things to keep me on my toes! I'm sure I could have gone without the sausage roll or the crumpets, the sausage roll especially as it tasted foul, but old habits die hard as I still ate it all! I think once I start learning what propoints some of my more regular food choices are it should get a little easier.

My parents treat us to a yummy curry last night too. Dad said it was danger money/curry for us taking Harriet to Manchester next weekend and for having her when they're away for their wedding anniversary. It was scrummy non the less, and I pointed everything and still only dipped into the weekly allowance points (or party points as I like to call them!) by 3, so not bad going at all for a very delicious meal.

This week is going to be a bit tricky planning wise too unfortunately. I have to contend with crazy shift patterns, unplanned overtime and a trip to Manchester to see the comedian Ross Noble next Friday. So I haven't been able to sit down and plan to my hearts content as I have got into the habit of doing, which has knocked me back slightly but I'm never too far away from my new eating out guide and new little blue folder! Thank heavens for the freezer and it's left overs!

In spite of the lack of pre-planning this week, I did delve into the depths of the freezer yesterday armed with a permanent marker and my new propoints calculator in the hope of totting up the new values of some of the bits that I have stored away such as fishcakes etc. It was well worth the tens minutes of freezing to sort my head out a bit more.

I'm a bit dubious about the first WI of the new plan on Wednesday. With how my body is, it'll either be a slight loss or a massive gain until it settles into the new routine.

How is everyone else getting on with it all?

Lex xxx

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