After the excitement of reaching the half-way mark, I'd rather hoped that this week could be a bit more relaxed. A week where I didn't have to worry about scoring a great loss, but could put my feet up and have a couple of days where I don't have to think about pounds and calories and miles.
Firstly, I had another 'Tuesday Bounce'. I think its probably because I eat less on Sunday night (as I have a weigh-in next morning), and I eat more Monday evening (as a 'reward' for a good weigh-in). I don't usually exercise on Monday's either, and I think these all add up to cause the bounce.
This week's bounce was especially bad, as I went to visit my Dad at the weekend, and he drove me home on Sunday with a bag full of food shopping. It was a lovely gesture, and the worst thing possible - chocolate, Pringles, cake, fizzy drinks... it was all there. It scares me that so many people live like that, that a shopping bag filled with stuff like THAT could ever be considered 'just the essentials'. Some of it I threw out immediately, but some of it I 'treated' myself to on Monday. The good news is I didn't enjoy it, and I was really gassy afterwards which means I'll avoid it in the future. But it meant my bounce was bad.
I've also hurt my hip, possibly by sleeping on the fold-down bed at my Dad's this weekend, which means I haven't been for a run in a while. I'm not sleeping as well as I would like, possibly because I'm not getting in my exercise, so I can't wait for my leg to get better!
Tough few week's ahead in terms of temptation too. As I mentioned, I was at my Dad's this weekend past. Next weekend I'm going down to visit my Mum. The weekend after that, I'm off out for my cousin's stag night! All this while I'm meant to be revising for my exams!
I'm getting measured up in a few weeks too, for the suit for my brother's wedding. Glad I've lost as much weight as I have, but the wedding isn't for three months, so I plan on losing a few stone more between now and then! Might have to politely ask the manager if they could possibly have a few smaller sizes standing by...