It's been a very very very very LONG 9 months (are you getting that?) on the diet with excellent progress made by both myself and my other half but for the past few months we have been kind of kidding ourselves on the food front.
In the few weeks before Christmas we got a little lax and started taking a few meals off here are there, eating out at Nandos a couple of times a week, weighing out a little extra etc. After the 8-9 days off for the Christmas and New Year period we put on a little weight but managed to get it off within a few weeks of resuming the diet but we weren't AS STRICT as what we were before the festive season so progress felt slow, and while we still managed about a stone (remember some of that was gained weight) over the month and a half until our epic holiday to New York there were some tantrums at staying the same for one or two of those weeks. This was all self inflicted of course with the deviations from the diet but as irattional as it sometimes can be a low result weigh in usually leaves me demoralized. Then came the trip to New York, food fueled and very much enjoyed but we both put on about 7lbs in the process...I'm not complaining about the added weight as it was worth it but now I'm really really struggling to resume the dieting!
Last week we tried each weekday to complete day 1 but each day gave in for some reason (hunger, bordom, discontent with the evening meal quantities etc.) or another. Each evening we would feel guilty (well....uncomfortably full) and promise ourselves that this was the last night of food - "diet tomorrow - and I mean it this time". It's not down to one or the other that we give in, we are both to blame and give into each other.
I KNOW we NEED to do this and we both want to get rid of another 1-2 stone before we go back up the steps but it's as if because we are SO close we just can't focus.....
I NEED HELP!!! Maybe some tough love...maybe someone to be accountable to...! Sounds strange as I am a grown woman and should be able to hold myself accountable but I just don't seem to be able to find the willpower.
Don't mistake me....I'm not saying we are going crazy and doing anything that would result in gains (ignoring New York where we ate A LOT but planned to do that) but it's losses I want not to stay the same!! We have come so far and I want us to reach our goals, not give up when we are soooo close!
Day 1: Shake 1 complete