Its odd, but good! I haven't felt like going nuts because I decided not to work on losing more weight right now. Often I struggle with that when maintaining, and certainly at the beginning I have a tendency to feel like I've been 'set free' at last! M suggested a takeaway for dinner, and although I initially gave my usual obsessed dieter knee-jerk rejection, I thought about it and decided to go for it. I picked the healthiest option on the menu, and in the end only ate about half of it. I also had a very few of M's chips - just enough to taste them really - and threw some of them too because I just wasn't hungry enough! In the past (and not very distant past) even if I ordered a healthy choice for a takeaway, knowing that I was having one at all seemed to do something weird to my brain - I would usually go into the little Tesco Express that's right next door to the Chinese and buy some chocolate to eat while I was waiting for the food. WTF??? I think I felt I was doing something bad (even when it fitted into my diet or was a planned treat) so I might as well throw out the baby with the bathwater. Anyway, today I didn't even go into the shop, despite having to drive there twice because I was given someone else's dinner the first time I went. I think it helped that I had a nice relaxing walk this afternoon in the sunshine!
All bran with strawberries
Homemade lentil, barley and vegetable soup with a laughing cow salad sandwich
Takeaway vegetable chow mein with a small number of chips - and I didn't finish it! I also didn't drink alcohol with it as I usually do, but went for low calorie ginger beer instead.
Protein bar, protein ball, vegetables with a creamy houmous dip made of caramelized onion houmous and fromage frais
Weight: 10 st 5.5 lbs (145.5 lbs) - and we know why don't we? After my post yesterday I had a very small slice of home-made pizza and 2 slices of white toast with sugarfree marmalade. Still, I never fell into a full on binge state. I finished the day about 1000 cals over my allowance (weightloss allowance, not maintenance) including some alcohol, and as I had been in deficit up until then I am still within calories for the week once the bulk of yesterday's food has errr passed on...