So I went on holiday to Portugal for a week, kind of expecting to put on a few pounds as I knew I would be drinking alcohol.
While on holiday I was shocked to find myself making good food choices, however, when it came to drinks, I was less than restrained. I did quite a lot of walking which I feel probably helped me to avoid too much weight gain and when I got home, the first thing I did was jump on the dreaded scales. To my surprise, I had LOST another pound! I was elated! I know it isn’t a huge loss but I expected to gain weight while I was away so I think that it’s quite an achievement.
I think the balloon was working all the time without me even noticing that I was eating smaller portions and choosing much healthier dishes.
My daughter has been off school for a couple of weeks which I found quite challenging. We have had a lot of days out where junk food was always on offer. Things like burgers, chips, ice cream, soft drinks, always readily available and an easy option for a hungry family. This time though, I didn’t succumb! I found myself thinking about what we would eat the day before we went and making up lovely , healthy picnics. My daughter loved the food and the fact that we sat down on the grass and enjoyed the scrummy food together.
She goes back to school next week so I will have a little more ‘me’ time. I have joined a gym and intend to work out at least three times a week. I have also planned our menu for the next couple of weeks and set aside time preparing a few of the recipes I have found on the Online Support Programme.
So far I have lost 11lbs and now that I’m back to my normal routine, I am going to really stick to the programme and lose some more weight. I have spoken to the NOSC Personal Trainer Luke, and he has designed an Activity Programme for me which will work in conjunction with my gym workouts. I’ll let you know how it goes!