Ups and Downs

I’m a little bit disappointed with myself this weekend. Last weekend I lost a pound and a half, losing all of my holiday weight gain. I felt really positive, and like my ultimate goal was within my grasp. This weekend – not only did I not inch closer to a weight which is getting tantalisingly close, it actually got further away. I put on a pound.

During my weight loss I have very, very rarely put weight on. I have often not lost as much in one week as expected, or stayed the same – but putting on is a bit of a kick in the teeth. Initially I felt a bit dejected about this, especially as I feel that I was still eating well. I did have 2 dinners out, and perhaps didn’t chose as well as I could have, so I think this must be why. I’m feeling much more positive now though and it’s given me a bit of a kick. I WILL make sure that I get back of track this week.

This started on Saturday, when we went for a big birthday lunch. This is always a bit tricky, eating with a large group. We walked all the way from Kings Cross to the restaurant and back – a round trip of 4 miles – since it was a lovely sunny day, for the exercise. I made my lunch my main meal, chose a vegetable starter, grilled fish main and coffee in place of pudding, then only had fruit for dinner later. This evening, I’ve had a delicious and healthy dinner.

Salmon, with spinach, beans, chorizo and pear
Salmon, with spinach, beans, chorizo and pear

By and large this week I will be factoring in nutrition more than taste to really get myself back on track. Two stone is just so close now!

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One thought on “Ups and Downs

  1. Pardon me if this is lewd, but I’ve noticed that one pound extra doesn’t necessarily mean much. I’ve weighed myself a pound lighter after a trip to the bathroom. That’s why I always weigh myself stark naked first thing in the morning (except for the night before starting the lifestyle change…. For my initial weight I was clothed and freshly feasted). Don’t let it worry you.

    Anyway, I wish you success and happiness.

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