After a disastrous couple of weeks, last week I really gave myself the kick up tbe bum I needed to get myself back on track. No more mindless snacking, tracking everything I ate and really got my focus back. I knew it was a tricky week for me in terms of weigh in, but considering the result the week before I was hoping for a small loss or at the very least a STS. Unfortunately it was not to be and I was up another pound on the scales this week. I am not going to dwell on the reasons why, instead I am just going to put my head down and keep on plugging away. Some weeks our bodies don’t cooperate.
I have had a good start to the week and I have my meal plan all done and ready and I am determined to stick to the plan. I had a day outand all my weeklies were used, but that is what they are there for. I have a 10km run on Sunday, and I did no running at all over the weekend so I will be stepping things up a lot this week. I am not 6.5lbs above goal, which means until I lose 1.5lbs I will be paying for my classes. It’s good motivation to keep you on track, coupled with the fact that I am heading to Bruges for the last weekend in March – I have something to work towards.
I still fine maintenance a real struggle. Even after 4 years at goal, I would find it very easy to slip back into my old habits and gain all the weight again (and probably some more). I am constantly aware of it, and even if I go off track for a day or a week, its always in the back of my mind. For the past 4 years that has been enough to pull me back any time I have gone over my 5lb buffer, but I live in fear of the day it isn't. I'd like to think I am stronger and that is what always pulls me back when I need to, but I'm not sure. Am I strong or am I just afraid....are they the same thing, does my fear give me strength? I want to not be so hung up on every pound, but I am. Don't get me wrong, I am not freaking out or panicking about the few extra pounds I have on at the moment. I am just constantly aware of it, and I would rather not be.
Last week I mentioned that my facebook page had reached 5,000 likes, and so to celebrate I am having a little giveaway. Head over to my facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/59poundstogo/) to be in with a chance to win the new Weight Watchers Healthy You cookbook and a box of sticky toffee bars. This book looks fantastic, and I think I am going to have to buy myself a copy as well!
This weeks meal plan has 3 more new recipes which I hope will end up on the blog. I am trying to build up a big enough backlog that I can continue to post a new recipe every week so keep an eye out!
Recipes that are already on the blog can be found here: