It's nearly the end of another Slimming World week, which means the terror of the weigh-in is looming again already. Suddenly, that target I set last week to lose 3lbs seems foolish because I feel like I've set myself up for failure, especially as it's been a short week of 6 days due to the meeting being a day late last week.
Having said that, I can genuinely be proud of how I've eaten this week. I can honestly stay I've stuck to the Slimming World plan and tracked my food accurately. I've been to the gym for a short swim and sauna three times, had a walk in the local big park on Saturday and have of course resumed my 5 times a week, 30 min's each way walk to work.
I've eaten lots of veg, lots of lean protein, lots of fruit and lots of simple carbs. Very little processed food, and carefully monitored treats .... which isn't to say I haven't enjoyed a few treats because I've had a Twix, hot chocolate and a Christmas cookie and a slice of Rocky Road at various points this week, but they've all been within my proscribed allowance, and oddly enough for me, I've not been getting hungry between meals and I haven't been feeling deprived.
The deprivation thing is a huge issue for me, as it's usually where I trip up - I seem to live with a morbid fear of not being able to have something. The minute I feel deprived, I start craving something and then I just bust the whole plan out the water. Often times, I don't even get to the deprived point before I psychologically wimp out .... just the fear of looking ahead and worrying that I might feel deprived is enough to cause a freak out, so it's very comforting to not be feeling that right now.
Tomorrow though ... I'm hoping I've lost something and feel like I might have done, but I'm not sure I'll make it to my foolish pledge of 3lbs .... so whatever happens, I promise to be happy with it and move into next week feeling positive. Even without my weigh-in result, my eyes and clothes tell me that I've definitely ditched some bloat this week, which is great, whilst still eating until I'm food and with plenty of variety.
First week of the new year and I'm sticking to my aims and feeling good!
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