Back from holidays - got on the scales and they said "One at a Time Please" (sorry... old joke my dad used to tell)
But basically - I was the heaviest I've ever been... well equal heaviest. Back in 2012 when I had Barmah Forrest Virus I couldn't exercise (exhaustion was my main symptom) and my go to solution when I am not feeling good is to eat, I got to this weight too.
See we were on holidays... at my in-laws. (see my last blog post here for a summary of our holidays) Both my husband's brothers live on cattle stations (ranches). They work long hard hours and so eat really well - cooked breakfasts, smokos (morning and afternoon tea) with a variety of yummy foods, and huge evening meals. (the portions sizes were about double what I cook at home). Whilst at the younger brothers house I joined his wife in a glass of wine every night. Added to that I wasn't exercising. Not getting anywhere near my 10 000 steps a day. I had good intentions of going for a walk still each day but...... nah didn't do it. I spent a huge amount of my time sitting at my sewing machine enjoying making various projects... fun but not calorie burning.
So... I came back and got on the scales and they said (besides One at a Time) 99.5kgs. EEEK
Immediately I have clicked into sensible eating mode.
Fruit and low fat yoghurt for breakfast
Salad and tuna for lunch
Regular dinner but watching my portion sizes.
Fruit in between meals or low fat salada with vegemite.
We have gotten back into walking. So far its only been in the evening but from Monday it will be mornings as well
Its working. I have lost 1.5kgs in just a few days. I know some of this is just the settling down after having been away but still its good to see the scales lowering
Of course whilst we are at home its pretty easy but going out is more challenging but am proud to say I have been pretty strong. Went to Patchwork on Wednesday and didn't have any of the yummy treats that others had bought... just had my coffee.
Last night we went to a 60th birthday party. I made a cheesecake and a salad. I admit to licking out the bowl after I made it and when I had cut it up (the cheesecake that is) In the interest of lower calories I had bought the low fat cream... mistake. I was supposed to beat it (low fat cream doesn't thicken on beating) so had to add extra gelatine to thicken the mixture. I also used low fat condensed milk ... but the cream cheese,biscuist and butter were the full deal... oh well.
Everyone had bought different things for the meal but I was restrained and heaped my plate with my salad and added just a few of the other yummy things on offer. For desert I ate lots of the fruit options. There were 4 pieces of cheese cake left but I left them in the fridge to share at church on Sunday. I have some individual ones left in the fridge here but I am taking them to a party this afternoon.
This morning we had a breakfast up at the church. Again I was pretty restrained... choosing the fruit options and had just one mini quiche. Very proud of me. This afternoon we have an engagement party and tonight we are going to a quiz night. And after church tomorrow we have lunch. Its crazy this weekend but I am determined to stay on track. I am not sure we will have time for a walk this afternoon (Jack says we will but he is always the optimist)
This morning I was 97.8kgs so that was a good start.
Fitbit steps this week
Saturday 4 416
sunday 5 088
Monday 1 049 (fit bit went flat)
Tuesday 0 (fit bit flat)
Wednesday 5 467
Thursday 7 823
Friday 5 778