So this week (or should I say the past week!) I've lost 3.3 lbs. I know it doesn't seem like much, but I had a few slip ups this week and this week should be alot better since my health is starting to pick up.
Last week was a haze of sickness and loss of sleep and..Easter treats.
While I was ill, I would skip meals due to bad nausea and actually throwing up but I stuck with eating only healthy and light foods.
I'm so annoyed with myself over what I ate in the weekend though.
My old thought patterns starting coming back..
"It's Easter! Everyone else is having chocolate..why do you have to miss out?"
"Easter only comes around once a year.."
And my personal favourite;
"You can always get back on track tomorrow.."
That last one always slips me up. It always leads me to a binge that usually lasts the entire day so that it can be 'worth' the slipping up.
Oh no, there's no way I could just have a little bit and put the chocolate back down again, I need to make the rebellion worth it and make the most of it because who knows when I will eat sweet things again?
Such a silly thought but it happens to me often.
It started on Thursday, my family were going out to buy some chocolate eggs and bunnies and I persuaded them to get me an egg and bunny too.
I thought 'this will be my easter treat and that's it'.
I had my egg, but ended up giving the bunny to my brother on the Friday.
Then on Saturday the stores were open again..and I tried to justify buying another egg for myself because I missed out on the bunny! Then while I was out I thought I would buy dinner too, so off to McDonalds I went.
Then yesterday I woke up thinking of all the healthy things I could eat, when a stop at the bakery yesterday to pick up some plain rolls turned into some sort of baked-good-buying celebration lol and I came home with alot of stuff I shouldn't have.
I was instantly angry at myself after that, the lack of willpower and the bad decisions.
I was after a certain magazine last night and went to the local dairy and that made me end up buying some sweets and other things I wasn't meant to.
Oh well, this week will be a good week, and there are some proper changes I need to make in order to succeed.
-Drink alot more water- this is so vital for everyone, especially those of us on our weight loss journies and even more so for those who are ill and need to re-hydrate.
-Plan my meals better, I'm not at the moment counting calories or ratios of protein and carb etc. I know that helps alot of people but at the moment I'm just trying to ease into the whole thing, and I also need to make sure I'm not starving between meals! I've had a bad habit in the past of only earing at lunch time and then at dinner, and sometimes in the past I've actually gone the whole day until 7pm without eating..how bad is that!
-Start off with some form of exercise.
Okey dokes. Well all in all, I'm happy that there was a loss for this week, now I'm going to focus on getting back to regular healthy patterns.