I am actually in shock that it is the 5th of November. I really have no idea where this year is gone but its nearly over. September and October disappeared and seem to have taken my goals away with them. I have still hovering in and around the 11 stone mark. I haven't been gaining weight but I haven't been losing it either. I seem to have a couple of really good weeks, then a couple of weeks where I am 100% Monday to Friday but have a bit of a blow out at the weekend.
I don't have high hopes for losing much over the next couple of weeks either. I know it's know excuse but my weekends are a complete write off. I'm off to Leeds tomorrow to visit my oldest friend and have a night out planned for Saturday night. Next weekend I have a work night out and a night away in Belfast, a baby shower the weekend after and rounding it off with the mother of all weekends to end November; 5 course tasting menu with cocktails, work christmas do and brunch for my sisters birthday.
Despite all of this I'm not giving up. I'm aiming to lost my pound a week, but to be honest if I stay the same through all of that I will be happy. I'm not going to say it'll be easy, but it will be so much harder if I throw in the towel and have to get back on the wagon a few pounds heavier at the end of the month!
So I've made a plan:
- Stick to my 26pp on any days where I have no event on. No need to use ANY weeklies at all.
- On the days I am out, make sure any meals I have at home are low pp but substantial enough that I am not going out starving.
- Make good choices while I am out. Stick to my diet mixers and where a healthy option is available go for that.
- Make sure to drink as much water as possible, throughout the day but also while I'm out.
- Avoid the late night drunk food.
- Earn as many activity points as possible!
My running hasn't been going so well. Motivation is so difficult in winter when its cold and dark outside. I am getting out there a few times a week, not as fast or as far as I'd like but I'm doing it and I will keep with it. I am doing the run in the dark next Wednesday night, and I think thats helped keep me out on the roads. Once its over I am going to look for another run to sign up for in December, it's much easier to stay motivated when you have something to work towards.
I do have a new recipe coming up early next week and hoping to get another few up over November. Will be looking into a couple of seasonal recipes to help with entertaining over the silly season. Nothing keeps you on track like keeping your food interesting!