This week was filled with temptation but I’ve just got back from my weigh in and surprisingly, I’m feeling pretty pleased with myself.
Before I tell you the results of this mornings weigh in, let me tell you how my week went. 😉
We started the week with a date night meal out, then there was a Birthday, then a leaving buffet for someone at work and finally, to top it all off there was an Awards Dinner last night for work which involved a three-course meal and lots of Prosecco, shots and Rose.
Imagine the temptations that came my way this week! I tried to be good and for the most part, I did really well…
I chose healthy options with no sauce on my chicken when we went out for a meal and I didn’t even look at the dessert menu which has to be a first for me.
And for the Birthday, I just had a doughnut – a Greggs caramel custard doughnut to be precise – and I used the food search on the Slimming World app to check how many syns it had in it (after I’d eaten it obviously) so that I could syn it but it was a huge waste of syns really. When I realised that it was going to make up my whole day’s worth of syns, I really wished I hadn’t eaten it!
Things went a bit wrong for me during the buffet as there were no healthy options and lots of unhealthy ones which really challenged my willpower. I ended up giving in and thoroughly enjoying a plate of buffet food followed by a slice of chocolate swiss roll and one of the new M&S Percy Pig biscuits. I didn’t even try and calculate the syns for that little blowout!
The Awards dinner was a brilliant night and I knew at the start that I wasn’t going to even worry about Syns for the night as it was a set meal that I had no control over and with welcome proseccos and rose wine on the table, I just wanted to have a good night. The prosecco and wine led to a few shots later in the night and I got home at about half one last night knowing that I’d have to face my weigh in first thing this morning and not really caring as I’d had such a good night.
I was 100% on track for the rest of the week though (if you don’t count the Milky Way and the fresh orange that I somehow had in my head was free) so even though I was expecting a gain this week, I was hoping it would be a little one. I could cope with putting on a pound or so but I was worried that much more would leave me feeling demotivated and struggling for the next two weeks as I won’t be getting weighed next week because I’ll be on holiday.
This morning, I managed to get up after what felt like about 3 minutes of sleep and get myself to the meeting where I nervously stepped on to the scales. I was absolutely over the moon to see that I weighed exactly the same as last week!
Obviously, I know that the idea is to lose weight and not stay the same so it might seem weird that I’m so pleased but I honestly feel like a maintain is a total victory after the week I’ve had!
Luckily, I rarely have weeks like this so sticking to the plan is usually a lot easier but at least for this week, I know that being 100% most of the time has allowed me to have a couple of fun ‘breaks’ and I’ve still managed to stay the same.
Does dancing count? If not then I’m not doing too well! I keep saying I don’t have time but I know that I just have to find time somewhere in my day a few times a week to do something.
This week has been great for me psychologically because I know that I’ve struggled to stick at it in the past when I’ve felt like I was missing out on things and making myself miserable by not letting myself join in with things. This week I joined in but still felt in control and ended with a maintain which is brilliant, or at least it is to me!
Challenges for next week
I have also realised this week that the evenings seem to be a bit of a test for me as I seem to be getting hungry about 9 pm most nights and haven’t really had much in the house for snacky things that would fill me, I’ve usually used my HEA and HEB as well as a good amount of my daily Syns so I need some ideas for low syn snacks that I can prep in advance.
I’m also away on Friday with the kids. We’re off to New York for half term which is going to be a huge challenge as I don’t want to be worrying about Slimming World while I’m away but I do want to stick at it.
There won’t be an update next week as I’ll be in New York but I’ll be back the week after to let you know how I got on!
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