Thursday, 4 October 2007

Day 266 (Thursday) (i)

This morning and evening posting is helping me. I suspect it means that my posts are a bit repetitive but the point of them for me is constant reiteration of the calorie counting theme and re-affirmation of my intention to stick to the straight and narrow at least for a week to 10 days until we go to Ireland on 14 October. So tough!!

I'm not intending to go mad in Ireland but suspect strongly that I will loosen the reins. If I stick to the calorie counting for a fortnight before I go, though, hopefully it'll become a more ingrained habit and I may be able to stick to it over there, albeit with higher limits??

My mother in law is a real life Mrs Doyle and it is her mission in life to press food upon you at every available opportunity. In the past, despite kowing that I struggled with my weight I have had to physically restrain her from putting more food on my plate - I actually held her wrists!!Lovely homecooked Irish staples like pavlova, apple tart and soda bread litter her kitchen and a large part of our holiday is spent in their kitchen just chatting and putting the world to rights or in the pub with D's mates drinking. Sigh. I love it but it's not easy. I'm going to have to be quite disciplined and stick to my running (the countryside around there is perfect for it). Also, I'm not going to drink every night - it would be daft as I hardly touch the stuff now. Why go backwards?

Well, I've got a while before I face all that but it helps to start to get your strategy in place well in advance. Hopefully she'll be so pleased for me at losing all the weight, that she will take my "rules" to heart and help rather than hinder. I think she's more open to diet and exercise now since she had a cancer scare a couple of years ago. Luckily it was caught early and all is well now but it opened her eyes to the importance of what you eat and how you move your body.

Not sure when I'm going to be able to fit in some exercise today. I have a lunchtime meeting (buffet provided dammit!) and then my french class at 6pm so not back home 'til nearly 8 by which time I will be hungry and it will be dark. I will try and either go for a run in the dark (I'm going to have to do it over the winter so may as well start now) or do a home workout with the ball and resisitance bands. Huw has written a schedule out for me for these eventualities but I've only done it once!!

That is the target - I'll let you know how I get on. Have a good day everyone!


Such A Pretty Face... said...

Hello you,

I have just caught up with your blog. Well done on a) writing down everything your eating and b) keeping up with the exercise. I wish I knew how to run, I know that sounds silly but I don't know how to start running, living in a bit of concrete jungle doesn't help - I know, I know excuses - all excuses.

Oh, and big well done on fobbing yourself off with a cup of tea and for not secretly eating in a friend's kitchen, I have done the whole secret eating thing and nothing tastes as good as your mind thinks it will before you eat it- does that make sense?

Anyway, thank you so much for your cyber support and for taking the time out to post a comment, it really does mean a lot to me. I also enjoy reading your blog because I always pick up handy hints and tips that make life a little bit easier for folk like me who are still in foundation.


ThickChick said...

Your trip to Ireland should be fun and it sounds as though you've got a great plan in place.

Good for you for actually holding someone's wrists down to prevent them from feeding you - I wouldn't have been so disciplined!

And a run in the Irish countryside sounds like paradise, enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Hang in there girl, this eating lark does get some adjusting to! You can eat too much fruit and it will make you bloated if you do, something I discovered when I reintroduced food!
My GP says this is normal so just let it out & if it gets uncomfortable try windease!
Well done for sorting D out, naughty man!! Keep up the good work & remember that excercising is good and means that you have a bit more leeway with food so keep that in mind for the panicky moments!