Despite my 4lb gain on Thursday I still spent the next few days eating and drinking without pointing.
I was out for a meal on Thursday night and had garlic bread and a tuna melt with chips but I drove so didn’t drink-until I got home that is!
Friday we had lunch out at a play area and had tuna mayo cheese buttie-on white bread! with chips. I also have a terrible habit of having a cup of tea and a kitkat when we go there-a 4 finger kitkat too not a 2 one.
Friday night was wine and cheese, Saturday started well but it was the one day I was allowing myself a mince pie with my Baileys thick double cream-I guesstimated it was about 20 smart points! A trip to my mums saw me eat about 5 chocolates from a box of heroes and for NYE we stayed in so it was cheese wine and crackers.
I woke feeling very ropey yesterday morning and my body couldn’t decide if I was hungry or just absolutely full to the brim.
I had some spread cheese on toast-light which I promptly threw back up. We went to my mother-in-laws for lunch and she gave me some tonic water to settle my stomach. this enables me to eat a large vegetable samosa before lunch. Lunch was pretty carb heavy. Everyone else had chicken but she had done me a large jacket potato served with a tomato and cheese pasta. She also had a dahl which was delicious. I ate the jacket, left most of the pasta (although I ate some as I didnt want to appear rude or ungrateful). She gave me 2 mini naans to go with the dhal-there was rice out but I don’t like it. I had one of the naan breads. This was followed by a large piece of viennetta then the tub of roses came out. I honestly lost count of how many I had. It was quite ridiculous.
We watched a film last night-Girl On A Train, nowhere near as good as the book just incase you were wondering-this involved yet more wine and cheese because I knew it was my last night of being a pig.
I dread to think how much more weight I have put on since Thursday. I always pile it on when I have chocolate. I can go over on cheese and wine and (sometimes) get away with it but chocolate always hits the scales. I’m feeling very fat and bloated and I’m back on track today. I have got a brand new Weight Watchers journal (I love the new journal and have enjoyed filling it in to get me focussed) and planned meals for the week. I don;t get weighed until Friday so here’s to some damage limitation
It’s been ages since I wrote a blog and I feel like I have loads to tell you but that would involve me rambling on for ages! So let’s condense this down
My Daughter Is Making Me Fat
The thing is shes likes Kinder Eggs-no actually let me get that right. She likes what’s INSIDE the egg and not the actual chocolate. We spent a fair few weeks on search of Sven in the Frozen Kinder Eggs which meant leftover kinder chocolate every day-very often more than one a day! When she finally got one a couple of weeks ago I think I was more excited than her! Finally no more leftover kinder egg chocolate that ‘needed’ eating. But no my joy was short lived as she continues to want the little toys inside. I think we might have light at the end of the tunnel though as she got a really crappy toy today and we agreed that maybe they were a waste and not to get them anymore so fingers crossed that’s the end of that.
Home Life Struggles
My husband has had to work away a few times this month (it’s finished now though) and once Scarlett is in bed I’m then left to my own devices very often bored plus I struggle to settle when he’s not in the house which means I end up with a glass-or 3 of wine before bed. Which brings me neatly onto…
My Cheese Devil Has Returned With Avengence
As you know wine and cheese come hand in hand for me which means if I’m being naughty and having wine on a Monday night then I’m having cheese too! I’ve been to Manchester Christmas Markets today and bought some coconut cheese-sounds awful but it’s amazing! And it’s that time of year when all the nice cheeses are out-I’ve also bought some with plum in and one with apple and sage. Actually if you think about they’ve all got fruit in them so technically it counts as part of my 5 a day right?
On A Mission
So with all this going on it would be easy to go off track and I’ll not lie a few weeks ago I was on the edge. I have so many meals/drinks/parties on that I was starting to worry about how my angel was possibly going to compete with the Devil on my shoulder because we know how much she likes to party!
After a few wobble weeks I decided that how I dealt with things was down to me and I could choose to ignore WW, put my head in the sand and tell myself I couldn’t possibly stick to it or I could put a plan of action in place which is what I have done.
Last Saturday was the start of my festive run that ends next year so I had what I had. I didn’t point it and deny myself anything but on the other hand I didn’t eat things because ‘it was there’ or because I was having ‘a day off’. I didn’t dwell or fixate on anything I just enjoyed myself. To balance this out for the rest of the week I did some form of exercise every day. Even if it was only 15 minutes. I also utilised my zero heroes with food I was enjoying-I made a gorgeous veggie toad in the whole for 6sp a serving and had loads of swede and carrot with it and used celeriac instead of potatoes as ‘roasties’. By having food I’ve enjoyed it’s kept me on track and I lost 1.5lb this morning. This brings me to 44.5lb which means 4.5lb to the weight I pledged all the way back in May that I would get to by Christmas (my wedding weight 11 stone 5lb). That however takes me to 49lb lost so I might as well go for 50lb!
I showed a ‘friend’ my sparkly skirt at weekend and told her how pleased I was that it was a size 12-her response? ‘You are wearing that?! In a size 12? Has it got some give in it?’
All this has done has made me more determined-I’m well and truly on a mission!
I wore a skirt with a top tucked in!
We had a 2am wake up to get ready to leave at 3am. We checked in and headed off for a drink-as we have discussed before it’s always drinking time in the airport so I had a large glass of red. To be fair it was only one and we decided not to get a full breakfast in the airport but took a sandwich (cheese of course) on the plane.
Due to time difference, delays and transfer time we arrived at our hotel at 3pm. I did have a few glasses of red on the plane but with the munchkin to look after I didn’t have much.
So we had arrived! Now I would love to tell you that I ate fruit and yoghurt-of which there was plenty- for breakfast each day, and big fresh plain salads for lunch with fish and veg for tea with lots of water drank all day and a few glasses of wine at night with a couple of gym trips and lots of swimming. I could tell you that and have my angel shining brightly but I’d be lying.
Here is what really happened-
Fruit and yoghurt just doesn’t do it for me. It doesn’t fill me up so although it looked and smelled delicious as my daughter and husband tucked into that at breakfast I had toast and egg. Now here is where I made a change. Usually on holiday my egg of choice would be a fried one with cheese slices on my toast or a cheese omelette. Omelette wasn’t an option as they didn’t have it but I only had fried egg twice-due to hangovers! The other days were scrambled egg so yes not as ‘good’ as fruit but still better than usual
The vegetarian options were really limited so lunch was salad with feta and mild cheddar. I could have stopped there but I added a dollop of mayo on and had a bread roll with butter each day. In addition I had 2 glasses of lager each day with my lunch.
What is it about the sun and lager?? I would never drink it at home due to the amount of points it is but for some reason on holiday I always have it-and I bloody enjoy it too! 😊
Evening meal options were again limited. I had pasta on a couple of night and fish with veg and potatoes on other nights. That sounds ok doesn’t it? So shall we leave it there? No? Ok then in addition to my main meal I had cheese and crackers after it every night. It was nothing exciting though just plain cheese although there was one night where they had 4 of the biggest slabs of blue cheese I have ever seen! I’m glad it was only out on one night or I dread to think how much I would have consumed 😱. The other thing I should confess to is the wine. Whenever I’ve been on an All Inclusive holiday before it has been table or bar service to get drinks so you wait for a refill, but not this time oh no, the wine was on tap! Yes thats right On Tap! No waiting to be served just get it as and when you want-which I did…
I was mindful of the amount of wine I was consuming-not enough to stop drinking it as that would be crazy! But when we went to the entertainment after dinner I switched to Bloody Mary’s although they turned out to be lethal 😂😂
Let’s turn our attention to exercise. I always take my gym stuff on holiday and use the gym. This is the first year I didn’t do this. The reason being nice and simple. It didn’t open until 10am. 10am is the start of ‘pool time’ and when Scarlett had a nap it was ‘read my book time’. I always get up before my husband on holiday and that is gym time before breakfast.
As the gym didn’t open I spent around an hour/hour an a half each morning just sat by the pool enjoying the peace and quiet or watching and listening to the waves crashing on the shore and feel the breeze from it on my face. This was my most precious time of the day. A time to chill, to relax and not a single food or drink thought entered my head.
So in summary I ate 3 meals a day with no snacking (we will ‘forget’ the 2 occasions I had ice cream 😉) drank wine and Bloody Mary’s, apart from a few lengths of the pool did no exercise and took time out for me each day.
The result? I had a bloated ‘beer and bread’ belly but that soon went down once I got home. I had a great holiday I can look back on that wasn’t consumed with over eating or ruined by thinking about food too much and I gained 3lb.
I’m pretty pleased with that!