Positively beaming this morning. I can't believe I've gone up so little. If I hadn't had starter or pudding - or maybe that carb heavy alcoholic drink - I'd have probably still lost today. But only a 0.2kg gain? Well, easy dealt with. I'll definitely be going back there - I'll just have salad instead of chips and I'll have no starter or pud! Winner!
It really was nice, thanks Freefall. It's actually - somewhat bizarrely, considering we're both foodies - the first time we've ever been for a sit down meal together since we met in August last year. Hopefully it's the first of many.
However the observation of choice is be careful of your alcoholic drinks. I defaulted to my old faithful of a vodka lime and lemonade. Without thinking. More recently I've been having it with gin instead, but at a pinch I ordered it. And that was my biggest regret. Because what is vodka made of? POTATOES. effing potatoes. There were nearly as many carbs in my one vodka as in my main meal that contained FRIES. so steer clear of the dirty vodka (18g carbs) and favour something like gin (7.5g carbs) instead!!
Still feel awfully full of food so going to skip today. Going to the zoo today with a friend so I'm packing a diet friendly packed lunch of hummus and low carb pita bread. Quite excited for that.
I had two low carb pitas with some hummus and some of the chicken tikka skewers I love so much.
Then I thought 'eff it' and had a magnum.
And a little bit later, eff it, I'm having 2 scoops of carte d'or.
Lovely day at the zoo though so I don't regret it at all.
Nil by mouth, considering the massive icecream intake today.
Day 31 Verdict:
Happy enough. Still full at 10pm. Just trying to gather the motivation to go to the gym as it looks like it's emptied out early tonight - maybe because it's bank holiday and nice weather. I'll get there within the next hour or so.
End of month one. Enjoying it. Feeling good. Working out how to cheat the diet or enjoy some little things without too much guilt by counterbalancing with exercise. I feel better in myself than when I started. I have much less knee pain - and whether that's down to being approx 2 stone lighter or the exercise I have no idea, so I'll take it as a combination of both.
Exante really works. It's easy to stick to, and you do see the results. I'm definitely in this for the long haul. Going to aim for a total of 3 stone lost (because I know it will all just keep slowing down) by the end of day 62. That seems do-able, and anything else is a bonus!!