aka why you gotta keep the faith (as Bon Jovi so rightly said)
So, you may remember that this time last week I wrote a post all about how I was completely ok with the fact that, despite my bestest efforts, the scales were being a little bit stubborn about moving. And I wrote how I was being totally Zen (man) and that I trusted in the fact that if I kept on keeping on all would be well.
I am SO glad that I can report this week that I was right in every particular, because I don't know how long I would have been able to sustain that oh-so-sensible outlook. This week I lost three and three quarter pounds, bringing my total for January up to four. Which, at a rate of between one and one and a half pounds per week is absolutely perfect. I am very happy.
I am not just very happy because I have lost some weight. I am happy because I have done it with relatively little pain. I look back at what I have been consuming over the last couple of weeks and can honestly say that it has been tasty, enjoyable and it is a way of eating to which I am happy to adhere. That's the key, isn't it? Whether you want to lose weight or maintain weight, you can only do it in the longterm if you eat in a way that you enjoy and that fits in with your lifestyle. Hopefully when I'm back at home, I'll have time to blog a few more recipes - they have been a bit thin on the ground recently and I've got some dishes that I would really love to share with you.
So this week and next week, being away from home Monday to Friday, are going to be a little trickier. I am estimating points for everything I eat and hoping to fit a few swims in, and we'll see what happens. I know from experience that I can quite easily maintain when I'm out of my home environment and I'm hoping that by being extra vigilant and trying to cut down on a few extras that sneak in (like biscuits with afternoon coffee and wine with dinner) I can manage a small downwards drift. We'll see. It's all good (man).