I had an early weigh day this week because I am in London again on Monday. So I returned to a class that I haven't been to in a very long time. The last time I was in the Pavilions class I burst into tears on the scales and retreated into a 16 month long bubble of denial, cruel thoughts and personal neglect. Today, I approached the scales so bloody hungover that I didn't have a chance to even think about it! I am literally the most hungover I have been since The Child was born.
So I hopped up on that scales and for the first time in seven weeks, it beat me. I gained half a pound. This would usually send me spiraling into an abyss of junk fueled negative thinking. I would normally present a number of excuses for my gain such as; not my usual class, only five days since my last weigh day, the scales at the Pavilion Shopping Center hates me and wants to depress me etc. etc. But I promised myself this time that I would be bigger than my excuses. So I have none. I went out last night and drank my weight in wine and even did a shot of Sambuca like I was a bloody 18 year old again. I can't do those things any more, I should have more sense. I also have been a little bit too cocky this week and have started to let my motivation slip. So I definitely deserve that kick in the backside.
All in all, the gain could have been much worse, so I just need to shake it off and get back in the middle of zone instead of hanging about on the edges of it pretending I'm getting stuck in! I have until Monday week to loose my gain and then some.
Preparation is key! Traveling to London will be a hurdle but not one I can't get over. I will do what I did the last time I was over and stick to low pointed breakfasts, salads for lunch and then dinner can be healthy choices. Being in London is great because you can walk the legs off yourself (and if you get lost, which I will, it only increases your steps!)
So half a pound is not the worst result in the world. I am looking at the bigger picture here. Although I did gain, I still feel great about how far I have come in 7 weeks. The changes I have made, and the way I feel cannot be measured on a scales. Going out last night I felt amazing, with a lot of help from Himself. I put on the Guna that I recently found I could fit into, but I nearly chickened out of wearing it. I had a dip in my confidence, but Himself came up and saw me and said that I was a lovely girl and that I wasn't to change into something else. So, seeing as he loves me, I decided to take his word for it and ran away from the full length mirror so that I couldn't see myself anymore and talk myself out of the dress and into my boring old jeans and top. After his little pep talk, I felt much more confident and headed off into the night to drink too much wine and die a holy death this morning!
Now, I'm off to get organised for dinner. Fake-away tonight! I'm going to treat myself with some Diet Coke Chicken and Fried Rice I'll have to add a couple more points onto the recipe for the fried rice, but feck it, it'll be worth it!
Have a great week everyone!