I’m a bit late with my #OperationWeddingWeight post this week! I’ve moved from a Tuesday night Slimming World class to a Saturday morning meaning, first and foremost, I can go to class with a friend but also because Tuesday nights are already quite hectic with swimming lessons for Ben and Chloe. As a rule Dave doesn’t work weekends so I’ll be able to have a bit of a lie in and head down to class at half ten but typically this week he was working and I found myself heading out to class at 8.30am in the pouring rain with three children in tow. All I could think was “Argh if my leggings get wet I’ll weigh more!” The things you worry about before weigh in!
Anyway I set the kids up in the corner of the room with some paper and pencils and crossed my fingers that they’d let me concentrate. I was so nervous getting on the scales again this week, I knew I was likely to have gained. After a fabulous weekend away it was inevitable really. Whilst I had been careful with my food choices – eg having steak with potatoes or vegetarian sausages and scrambled egg with my cooked breakfast . . . I also had croissants, hot chocolate or desert more than once over the weekend. That’s life though isn’t it? If I’d gone away for the weekend and not been able to enjoy the odd pud I’d have felt utterly deprived and probably given up very quickly – allowing myself the treats but then carrying on being really good the rest of the time is a far more balanced way of living isn’t it?
So did I gain?
Yes, as predicted I put on 1.5lb but that’s ok, I deserved it, I expected it and I’m going to get it off again this week. I could easily have gained far more over the weekend if I hadn’t been making sensible choices or reigning myself back in after the weekend. It hasn’t knocked me, as my Dad said this is about winning the war not just the battle.
So this week I’m aiming for a 3lb loss. I don’t normally set week by week targets as I think it’s too easy to be disappointed – I would usually set a more general target of “half a stone by such and such a date” but this week I’m definitely aiming for 3lb. To get myself “back in credit” and heading in the right direction. I struggled a bit on Saturday afternoon and definitely went over my syns but I sorted it yesterday and I’m focused.
Aside from the slight gain I actually had a really good week – two people commented on my weight loss. One who knew I was back at Slimming World and said you could really see the weight I’d lost and another who had no idea I was dieting and asked if I was losing weight. Just a few weeks in for people to be noticing a difference already was an amazing feeling and will definitely be helping me to keep my focus this coming week.
Watch out for Weigh in #4 at the weekend to see if I made my 3lb target!
You can read about my journey so far here: