So, the day dragged rather a lot, but soon enough it was time to head home, via Aldi, as I refuse to pay £1.20 for a tub of fat free natural yogurt at Tesco or Asda when Aldi sell it for 55p! I met Hague there and also found some bits for taster at group this week. By the time we’d got home, and I’d got fed it was nudging 4pm.
So here we are, today. Tuesday. Weigh in day. Unfortunately, before the fun of the SW Christmas party night, there was work to get through *sigh*
Early start once more then, although today wasn't too bad. The machines were mostly behaving themselves and so a sneaky little extra break was eased in there too. My lifeline is also reconnected (otherwise known as TOK's work email), so the day went reasonably quickly, and tasted quite like this....
Nothing else out of the ordinary there though, standard work fare, and shortly after my last break I zoomed myself home to Hague, who had made progress with making Christmas happen.
Yes, it's the 17th of December and the decorations have finally emerged! Now I just have to put them up! Alas, when I got in, I just about had time for a bath before I had to head out to get weighed in. It's odd at this time of the year though - the group is so small now, with barely anyone staying. I just couldn't do that, just not go when the going gets tough, surely if you keep going to group you have a fighting chance of minimising the damage? Ah well, each to their own I guess, and at least a smaller group means more discussions of how people's weeks have gone, and swapping of ideas and suggestions. Plus lots more of the lovely tasters to dig into.
I took the candy canes, but didn't eat this one. There is a curry loaf on the plate there, some rice, a weetabix "ferrero rocher" and a mini mince pie from the Christmas book, and rather lovely it all was too! I was happy with the result too, another 2lbs gone for good, and so a total loss now of 11st and 2lbs, not too bad eh? I'm hoping to shift one more lb (at least) next week to drop me into the 13st bracket and get me onto that next stepping stone to target.
After group I headed home to a dinner mostly prepared already by Hague, he'd put my spud in the oven and grated my cheese for me, so all I did was fry off some mushrooms and spinach and dollop that on top with some cottage cheese.
Carb-tastic :o) who says you can't eat carbs and cheese and lose weight eh? So now, whilst I'm sitting here, still rather full of dinner and watching the gorgeous creations from Paul and Mary on the Christmas Bake Off I'm having a ponder about Christmas.
As I've said before (I think) I shall be having some off plan days over Christmas. Myself and Hague are heading off plan on the evening of Christmas Eve, and be off for Christmas and Boxing Day's then back on the plan on the 27th. This is similar to what we did last year, and I managed to only gain 2lbs, whereas during previous years the gain would have been immense! I know that people find this time of the year so hard, but you shouldn't feel guilty about enjoying Christmas, although, as with everything, the key is to keep it to Christmas, not a 2 month binge fest between mid-November and mid-January. I'd rather just keep it nice and special, just those few days of celebration, presents, family and goodwill to all men. I love it so much!
Food Diary (Tuesday)
black forest fruits
fat free yogurt
fat free cottage cheese