Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Weigh in

Vive la France! I went on holiday for seven days and in total, was off plan for eight days. I've been back on track 90% for three days. I've been to the gym twice. I weighed in this morning to discover.... I only put on 3/4 of a pound! Mon Dieu!

I cannot fricking believe it.This never happens to me. I am agog. AGOG. I can hardly believe it. I enjoyed myself on holiday and that involved eating crusty bread, cheese, pasta, a lot of chocolate, chips, crisps, sweeties, pizza, ice cream and drinking creamy coffees and wine and beer.

Admittedly I did make some choices on holiday that were very different to my usual. We were staying at a self catering place and I bought fruit to make us a nice fruit mix for breakfast. That was pretty healthy - we only had croissants one morning. I also hardly ate any puddings. I was quite full by the end of the meal and the prices were also pretty high so that was also a deterrent. We also did a lot of walking on at least two days - all round Cannes and Monte Carlo. The final thing which I think made all the difference was.... booze. I didn't really drink that much. Our accommodation was in the middle of nowhere and so we had to drive to get there. While TB did most of the driving I wasn't going to get tanked up while he stuck to ice tea (peche).

Whatever has gone on I ain't gonna question it too much. I am happily accepting and am now looking forward to getting rid of that 3/4 of a pound next week and then some!

I got a massive load of amazing goodies from Hotel Chocolat for my birthday which just got delivered yesterday. I've made short work of quite a bit of it and so I need to get it together and not lose this amazing advantage I have. I'm going to the gym tonight and then tomorrow evening TB and I are playing badminton at his work. That will be at least an hour of playing. I'm also going to get up early with him on Friday and do a 5km run back to his. So onwards and downwards!

Starting Weight: 204.25 pounds
Current Weight: 190.5 pounds
Weight Loss This Week: + 0.75 pounds
Total Weight Loss: 13.75 pounds

I also  just wanted to touch on my last post. I really appreciated your comments so thank you for those. I felt a lot better after writing it all out and I also opened up about it to my pregnant friend. It felt good to talk it through as it allowed me to rationalise in a calm and collected manner.  It also gave me a chance to reflect on how TB is handling it all. The fact that he is the one that is talking about it and is being open about it all  is amazing. We're talking about some pretty deep stuff and he's not panicking or running a mile. He's being more mature about it than I am!

The truth is I was getting a bit carried away in my own head and it's done me no harm to have a bit of a reality check. I'm very sure of how I feel. I know how I feel about him and about us. I know because I've got more experience. I've met more people, been hurt more and I know what is right for me and what's not. It's not the same for him. We are at different places to a certain extent. I'm not worried about that though. There is going to have to be some sort of compromise along the way and if we're both prepared to make some then I know we've got nothing to worry about.


  1. Well done on the weigh in! It's great when you recognise that you've been making different choices and not found it much of a hardship!

    I hope I can do the same for my holiday later this year!

  2. Wow! Okay, trying very hard not to be bitter and jealous about this, sob. Pleased for you but v angry with my own stupid body. Breathe, breathe....

    And happy birthday!


  3. Thanks ladies. P, I have no idea how it happened. I was expecting around a 5lb gain. Admittedly I thought I might puke in spinning on Tuesday night.... x


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