Probably the worst week I've had in a long time. I haven't been eating healthy, we went out for a curry on Wednesday to celebrate my mother-in-law's 60th birthday, and yesterday we took the in-laws out for a meal at TGI Fridays to celebrate their anniversary.
The calorie monsters seem to have got their hooks into me since I got back from holiday and I've consumed far too much. What with alcohol, chocolate, and crisps, weight gain was inevitable.
It's time to make the switch again.
Weight loss is required, but I don't want to be silly about it and lose too fast. I've done the shopping this morning and I bought no crisps, I've even resisted the temptation to grab a bag out of the cupboard to eat while working. A mini win!
Tip: Lose weight the healthy way
Right now I could easily dive into a crash diet, I could replace meals with shakes and cut out everything I love. I could stop drinking coffee, I could ban crisps and eat nothing but salad. Within a week I'd be craving all the good stuff, guaranteed.
That's the problem with the crash diets, they don't work for very long before you NEED the good stuff.
My plan is to reduce everything; reduce portions (they've increased since the holiday), reduce chocolate intake. Since Friday I've had no crisps, they're usually my downfall and I've tried really hard to resist them. The cupboard is full of crisps and I know there's a huge bag of Doritos (my mouth is watering right now) but I'm going to let the kids have them.
There's only one way to lose weight and that's to stop eating so much. So from this week that's what I'm doing. I have my motivation back (yay!), and I know it's time to do something. I'm starting out with the food but as soon as some weight has dropped off I'll be back to the exercise.
How has your week been?