I am finding that getting through the day and keeping each meal's calories down to a good level isn't at all hard. However, it's the evening I am finding it hard not to pick at bits. Of course at the beginning of the week I still had chocolates left over from Christmas in the house along with packets of crisps that I buy for my Granddaughter to nibble on when she visits. The chocolates have all gone now, so temptation has been removed - thank goodness.
I have also cut the amount of milk I have in my tea down to a very small dribble and I am drinking more water. Trying to get in 10,000 steps a day though I am finding impossible. I just don't seem to find the amount of time in a day needed to walk that 4 miles, which is for me what 10,000 steps adds up to.
I did find it hard on the days I visited my Daughter as she always has goodies in the house and I was so pleased with myself that I resisted even the smallest of chocolates on my Sunday visit, but on the Wednesday visit I gave in and had a jam doughnut. I did count the calories for that doughnut in my daily allocated 1,200 calories though, so it didn't turn out to be a cheat. Visiting my Sarah is where my weakness rears it's ugly head as I find it so hard to ignore the cakes, sweets and crisps that always seems to be in her cupboards.
On Tuesday morning I had a really bad stomach that kept me running to the loo. I believe that this was because I had eaten too much fruit the day before. So this day I was easily able to keep my calories down to my allocated amount.
I was in a bit of a quandary during the middle of the week. I desperately need a new coat as the one I have is a good 5 years old and it's now looking decidedly ragged. I started to look on line to order and buy a new one, but then I thought, supposing I manage to get down a size or even two sizes, then the new coat would look awful on me. So I am holding off on the new coat for this winter even though my present one makes me look like a bag lady.
All in all I am really very pleased with myself because in one week I have almost lost the extra 4lbs I put on over Christmas. Now to get through the next 7 days.