Last Friday I had a pound gain. It’s the first gain I’ve had for ages (not counting my holiday) and I didn’t understand why. However, I knew if I cracked on the scales would catch up.
I was away in London at the weekend seeing Matt Goss. I have waited 28 years to see him as when he was in Bros my mum wouldn’t let me go and see them in concert as she said I was too young. When he has played in the UK before I’ve either been working or been on holiday so to say I was excited was an understatement-just look at the featured picture 🙂
I could have used this as an excuse to go wildly off plan but I had a filling breakfast of eggs and smoked salmon and took Weight Watchers snacks with me to stop me from eating loads of crap at the service station.As you know when I usually have a stay in a hotel I take a stash of cheese with me and I did start to pack some away but then I changed my mind and I put the cheese back in the fridge – I know progress right?
We did stop at the services and I took my purse with me fully intending to buy a sandwich but I’ve had a subtle change in how I approach things this week and it’s taking a moment to step back and ask if I really need to eat something. I knew I wasn’t hungry and I wanted it rather than needing it and I walked back out without buying anything! Go me!! Halo was super shining!
My food choices all day were good as was my evening meal-if you discount the wine 😉
After the concert (which was great) and drinks back at the hotel we ordered room service as it was nearly 1am and we hadn’t eaten since 6pm. We both ordered a pizza and with a service charge it came to £26! For 2 pizzas 🙈🙈. To be fair it was gorgeous but I was full after eating half so left half of it. I call that a good day, plus I had also had a lovely relax in the steam room, sauna and jacuzzi
However, the next day with a hangover was a different story-cooked breakfast in the hotel (toast with cheese slices, scrambled egg, mushrooms, beans and hash browns)
After being in the car for only half an hour I decided that I NEEDED a cheese and tomato sandwich so stopped at a service station. As we neared home I decided that I NEEDED a cheese and onion butty and wine for the evening.
Over the course of the next few hours at home I had the remaining pizza,(there was no way I was leaving half a pizza behind that had cost me £13 plus tasted gorgeous) the wine and whatever cheese I had leftover in the fridge 🙈 there was no taking a step back in any of those choices!
But it was done. There was no point dwelling on it. So Monday was time to focus but I had one of those days when I was hungry ALL THE TIME! However, after reading the new Weight Watchers Be Happy book I went back to taking a step back and being mindful of what I’m eating. Instead of mindlessly reaching for something I’ve taken a moment to consider if I really need it and do I want it more than I wanted to get down into the next stone which I haven’t been in for nearly 5 years! So yes Monday was a hungry day-at one point my husband asked if I had stopped eating all day (and this was based on what I ate in the hour he got home from work). However, everything I had was low or zero points so yes I ate 2 bananas in the space of half an hour but there was worse things I could have had.
My mindfulness paid off and despite my weekend away I lost 3lb and got back into that next stone 😊.
So that’s the way forward for me. Taking a minute to stop and think about my goal before I eat something.
We have just come back from an afternoon out and my husband stopped at McDonalds. I checked the points before we got there and decided that I would have fillet o fish for 10sp but the more I thought about it the more I thought it just wasn’t worth it. My leader did a meeting a few weeks ago where she converted the SP value into money and I decided that a fillet o fish really wasn’t worth £10. A couple if glasses of wine is though which I now have the points for because I didn’t have McDonalds…cheers!