Firstly, welcome and apologies for not blogging these past two weeks, it has been purely a time issue as we had a once in a lifetime trip to Disneyland Paris and our Beansey was 9 years old. The last two weigh ins saw me stay the same the morning we were leaving for Disney and lose 1lb last week (even after all that birthday and Disney eating!) which I was happy with.
This week I have been good, I've got back into tracking (this is the only way I can do this, I know some people just eat food from the filling and healthy list and still manage to lose, but for me, if I am NOT tracking, that is when my portion control gets out of hand.
In fact, what I have established on this journey is that it is NOT what I am eating that was wrong, but the quantity. I swear my plate is half the size it was. I think living with HAW who is a) greedy and b) a good cook has meant that over the years, it wasn't just my portion size that had crept up.
For those of you that are also on a weight loss journey, have you had a "moment" where you realised what your trigger is? I am definitely a comfort eater who uses food as a reward.
E.g I have had a stressful day so I will "reward" myself with a bar of chocolate.
This is something I am working on, there have definitely been food issues in my past in terms of binge eating chocolate as a teenager then making myself sick and then in my early twenties and living on my own, I would quite often not eat all day and then gorge at night. I also made myself sick on several occasions.
I've never admitted that to anyone before, expect a flatmate who caught me in the act, but by facing it head on, I hope that as I continue to lose weight I can fight the demons on my mind concerning food. They are certainly there and need knocking down!
The good news is that this week I have lost 2lbs taking my total to 12lbs in 8 weeks which I am really *really* happy with. I am going to set myself the following targets this week:
1) Stay on plan for another 2lbs loss taking my total to the magical 14lbs (a stone!)
2) Drink lots of water
3) Ignore the "wellwishers" who keep commenting on what I am eating. You're doing my head in, shut up!!!
Peace and Love