So as you may know I blogged my food choices through my 7 days all inclusive at Sandos San Blas, Tenerife.
On my holiday I gained 4lbs. I am proud to say it loud. I gained 4lbs! The reason I'm proud is because I worked hard on holiday for that gain. That might sound strange to say, but it's true! I owned that gain and I minimised it by being sensible. I'm a glass half full girl - I could have gained A LOT more than 4lbs if I hadn't carried on with my sensible choices.
I chose Speed and Protein foods at every meal time, I chose diet non alcoholic drinks with the occasional tipple, I had a dessert everyday from the selection available, and lastly I estimated my healthy extras from the wide variety of breads and cheeses.
One thing totally out of my control was the way the food was cooked. Every vegetable was cooked in oil, however I didn't let that prevent me making the right choices. I couldn't control the cooking, but I still have choice power. I still ate as true to my usual habits as possible.
I could have SO easily have let the mentality...
I had a 1lb gain this week. I'm super happy with that, as it's as close to a maintain as I can get.
Small fluctuations in weight are part of maintaining and are to be expected. Now I'm almost at my new target I feel much more accepting of minor fluctuations than I was at my old target. This just reaffirms that I'm right to be aiming for the reduced target.
I have 4lbs to lose to get to my new target and my goal is to try to achieve it by 5th December (the Slimming World Christmas Party).
I have currently lost 8 stone 10 lbs. 11lbs under my original target.
I lost 2lbs this week. 12 lbs below target!
My total weight loss is 8 Stone 11 lbs - almost half my body weight! I find that very hard to digest, considering the most common thing I'm told is that there isn't any sign of me ever being that much larger. Most people now refer to me as tiny! Not words that I've heard often!
I'm just a few lbs from where I think I want to set my new target, so as usual I'll see what the week brings. I'm not in weight loss mode or worrying about what I'll lose, if I lose I'm happy, but I'd equally be happy with whatever happens because enjoying life comes first; if I have an event or celebration then I'll flex my syns and go with it. That's what being at target is all about!