So after one week, I have stayed the same weight.
I thought the Christmas cake mix might have blown it - but the dried fruit, nuts and butter sugar mix were irresistible. It did make me feel a bit sick though! Cake safely cooked and stored out of harm's way. What is it about raw cake mix? Something from childhood, licking the bowl out I think.
So the rest? - How did it work.
Breakfast and lunch - shake and soup. Evening meal - a meal like Add a Meal week' - salmon and vegetables one night, home made soup another (with home made bread) , steak last night. I still love cooking and creating meals from raw ingredients - but I have been on leave from the kitchen for eight months. Its good to be back.
I think I need to eat like a slim person, sounds simple but the not so slim people eat a large slice of cake in Costa coffee, add chips to their meals in restaurants and probably consistently make the wrong choices.
This might sound smug but not really I was a fat person for years, convincing myself that quite a lot of wine, crisps and nuts, a bit of cake, a few chips, biscuits, butter on bread etc. did not matter. But of course I now know it really does.
Obesity is an awful disease, no one actually wants to be fat. Its tough to get the weight off but the joys of being slim are immeasurable. Yesterday I bought a jacket for work - size 10! Now - That beats the taste of any cake in Costas.