Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Week 68

1lb loss!

Very surprised at the loss this week as not only have my activity levels been very low, but I had a blow-out on Saturday.

Actually, when I say blow-out, what I really mean is I had a full 100g bar of dark chocolate because, well because of a lot of reasons which primarily meant that I felt too low to be able to say no.

And yet, even in that dark place of "I'm bloody well going to eat something and no one's going to stop me," I still found that part of me was working on damage limitation in a way I would never have managed before.

Wandering around the supermarket, I decided that a large tub of prawn cocktail and a large bag of crisps (potato chips for you US types) was just going too far, especially as I knew I'd want the chocolate afterwards anyway. So I just went for the chocolate.

In the end the damage was only 500 calories (if you're counting) rather than about 1,500 if I'd followed my old ways. And given my lifestyle now, 500 calories can be absorbed quite easily across a week.

In my head I'd had such a huge fight with myself that the whole thing seemed much bigger than it was. In the end I still lost a pound this week.

I don't intend to make a habit of it, but it does show me that I can be a bit more forgiving of myself sometimes.


Starting Weight: 19st 9lb – 275lbs
Current Weight: 13st 5lb – 187lbs
KoTRB Weight Lost : 23lbs
Total Weight Loss: 88lbs

3 comments:

fatmammycat said...

Everyone has a little blast now an then, the thing is you knew what it was, what its cause was, how limit the damage and to carry on afterwards-and still lose weight, that's growth..er, you know what I mean. Bravo Sir.

Kim Ayres said...

Losing weight - growing in stature?

fatmammycat said...

Indeed.