Monday, November 25, 2013

November is Coming to a Close!

Where has this year gone, this is the last week of November already!! A week into the big Christmas countdown and I am happy to report I am down 1lb. Its a step in the right direction. I miscalculated last week and there were only 5 weeks until Christmas but that still leaves 4 more weigh ins and hopefully 4 more pounds lost!

I felt really in control this week, which is just what I need. I wasn't as prepared as I would usually like but even though I was out buying my lunch every day I still stuck to the plan and used my propoints wisely. I had one night in with my friends and one night out on the drink but all planned and worked into my weeklies. I am starting a new week fresh with another busy and challenging weekend but I have the same optimism and determination. I have a pot of chickpea and BNS stew just finished cooking so will be having that for my lunches for the week and I literally have just the right amount of food for dinners ready in the fridge!

Its true this can be the hardest time to lose weight of the year but really don't let that stop you. In the next four weeks it would be easy to gain anywhere between 4lbs and a stone (if you are like me). Even if your focus for the run up to Christmas is to maintain your weight, have a focus and have a plan. Don't give up, no matter where you are in your journey know you can do it!

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  1. Well done on the 1lb loss chick :) Also chickpea and BNS stew sounds delish, that is one recipe I'll be keeping an eye out for :) Good luck over the coming weeks :)

    1. Thanks so much :-) I have to say the stew is yum and you can throw any extra veg in, I put a whole punnet of mushrooms in this time. Goes really nicely with some cous cous for a fab packed lunch. Tastes good cold or hot!