Stick issues - doggie politics are now big in our household...
Hi all. Thanks so much for hanging in there. I know I've been rubbish andI'm not really sure why. A combination of things I think:
I was dieting on the packs before we went to Ireland and I had one very good week and one very bad. I think the bad week unnerved me and I went a bit mad food wise. Then we were in Ireland on hols and it was a very busy hectic time as Diarmuid's sister was getting married so the whole 9 days was geared towards that and not really thinking about myelf or anything.
It wasn't really a holiday to be honest although we had a wonderful time and the wedding was gorgeous.
Then, when I got back, I felt fat, I was very busy at work and I didn't feel very well. Horrid stomach aches and really tired. I think, with hindsight, I had a stomach bug but it only manifested itself after a few days so now I feel much better.
And the final excuse is that the home computer has not been working properly. It kept on shutting down and the mouse was knackered too. That is sorted now so hopefully that won't be a factor.
So, what have I learned?
- That quick fixes are not right for me. No more packs. I lost 10lbs in a week and felt great but then immediately went off the rails and put it all back on again and felt even worse than I did before. Not a great result.
Overall, I'm about the same weight I was before I started back on the packs but it has been very unsettling and a rollercoaster ride.
- That I need to get back to thinking about me eating as a way of life (which I was doing before) not as a result based thing. This is NOT a diet, this is what I do.
- That it is really easy to get out of the habit of exercising. I'm hanging on by the skin of my teeth at the moment but am shocked how easy it would be to let go.
So - I'm at home today with the remnants of my stomach bug and it's a great opportunity to catch up with myself and others and get my head straight. I went to Slimming World on Monday evening and I'm going to use that to drop the 2 stone which has crept on, gradually and with exercise.
I'm going to enjoy the summer though and not worry too much that I'm a size 14/16 not a size 12!
I felt great over in Ireland and will dig out some posh frocks pics for you but they are in a different place and need to be loaded onto this computer first so thought you could have some doggie porn to tide you over!
Bye for now and thanks for your lovely support. Kiss kiss