Thanks Jo. This is exactly what I’m trying to deal with at the moment, so not overstepping at all! I currently go out, don’t think about calories, just make a sensible choice for that meal (no carbs, steak and salad kind of thing) and then get straight back to it with three meal replacements. Where I’m coming from on the meal each day thing is trying to get myself back into something a bit more “normal” because I find sticking with the products fine, but from previous experience, it’s when I add in regular food again that I then start to struggle. I guess my thought is that if I can incorporate food back in to this plan, I’ll find it easier to transition from it once I’m at my target weight? At the moment, I feel anxious about that step because from reading my previous diary, that’s when things started to change (albeit, I was dealing with Christmas etc then!)Ha the ‘acceptable weight’ buffer - totally recognise that!
Sounds like you’ve got lots of events to challenge you to change coming up. I imagine you’ll lose more or less the same on 810, but that’s if it’s really 810..
You’ve absolutely got to do what’s best for you, but I’m not convinced even the best planned low carb meals work in an 810 plan when you’re dealing with meals out, so wonder if you just forget the calories those days and just try and stay low carb, and stick to lowest level of plan the other days to balance it out? I guess it depends if you now feel you need a meal every day. Apologies if I’m overstepping, just reading and imagining me talking to myself and interpreting what I’d say in response!
Amazing achievement breaking your habits!Monday weigh in and another 3lb down. 3st 1lb to go to my target weight (and 2st 8lb to go to my new "upper limit." I've been doing this for 12 weeks now and i'm finding my rhythm definitely.
This weekend I was supposed to be away, but Covid struck on Thursday so I had a weekend at home with just my youngest, whilst my husband and eldest continued to go away. This would normally be a binge situation with me making the most of being alone and eating whatever I wanted. I am so pleased to say I stayed on plan all weekend! I had 200cal evening meals on Saturday and Sunday night which was really nice and despite those familiar urges popping up, I resisted!
Covid test is negative for me today and i'm feeling better which is a relief. My oldest daughter has a cough now so i'm at home rather than work today and out of normal routine which might a be a bit tricky.
I am planning to stick with 3 products for the medium term, but thinking of introducing evening meals at the weekends. I know that the recommendation was to do this for 12 weeks so that's sort of on my mind, but also things are going well, so I dont know if i'm ready for a change yet...lots to think about this week!