My plateau needs a kick start so I'm going to challenge myself to a syn free week next week (maybe excusing Friday night wine....!). Anyone fancy joining me for some motivation? X
So I'd suggest that you work on ways to motivate yourself at the weekend which will mean that you don't undo your hard work in the week as soon as Saturday and Sunday come around.I have a really bad habit of being impeccably behaved Monday to Friday (4 gym sessions, max 15 syns) and managing to lose a few pounds (I'm tall so a few in a week is normal for me) and then cheat so badly at weekends that I put it straight back on and end up at the same each Monday which means I plateau and get fed up
Jaq said:In another thread that you've started you say this
So I'd suggest that you work on ways to motivate yourself at the weekend which will mean that you don't undo your hard work in the week as soon as Saturday and Sunday come around.
Do you plan your meals for the entire week? Can you get your OH on board so that he doesn't eat tempting foods in front of you? Have you tried making low syn versions of the food that you miss at the weekend like chinese?
Just some suggestions and as others have said cutting out your syns completely really isn't advisable.
goingtobeskinnysoon said:Do you not think that's balanced slimbysummer? I thought it was pretty good?! Hate mushrooms by the way! And no yolks as the way i see it if you can cut cholesterol why not? And the soup is a lentil one so pretty filling. I'm doing EE but just don't have carbs in the evening. Not actually hungry either, it's the sweet tooth that makes me want the choc x
goingtobeskinnysoon said:Ahh thanks for all your input guys - you're all so wise! It's always easier and more logical from the outside I guess!
Well I'm DEF eating enough, I'm just making sure it's syn free (spinach and egg White omelettes for breakfast with toast, huge free soup for lunch and then fish and veg for dinner) but I then use all my syns on chocolate. But saying that, I guess that should be ok? confusing. And yep, you're right, the bad weekends aren't helping. So maybe I'm just not counting all the syns? How do you guys keep track? I tend to keep a running total in my head and I'm pretty sure I absent mindedly eat without noticing...