There is a difference between a plan and good intentions.
This week I did not have a plan.
Last week I wrote about wanting to lose a stone for summer and get back on the Slimming World plan, after writing the post I had a comment from Midlife Single Mum and we made a deal - the following day we would both get on with it and then report back on our progress today.
I had good intentions but I did not have a plan.
I ate the remaining chocolate on Wednesday night and prepared a nice big Slimming World breakfast for the following morning. I got up on Thursday picked a workout from my huge selection of fitness DVDs and got stuck in.
Thursday was good, a great start - exercise, plenty of water and good food.
Friday, was ok - nothing particularly bad but more by luck than judgement
Saturday, well in my head that was fine - I had almost a week to make up for any slipups.
Sunday, Monday and the rest?
Well, I just slipped back into sandwiches for lunch, biscuits with the boys and even sugar (not sweetener in my tea - what's that about?! I always have sweetener!
The good intentions were not enough.
I want to lose the weight, but it seems I don't want to do the stuff that I know will make that happen - but WHY? I've always done it before?
It doesn't work without the group, every time I stop going to the Slimming World meetings it goes pear shaped (literally!) but I must be able to do it on my own, I've been going so long I could run a group by now!
I nearly didn't write this post, I nearly told MSM that I wasn't going to but realised that would not help at all! I didn't weigh myself until early evening as opposed to the early Thursday weigh I did last week but I decided to post anyway to make myself accountable.
I put on 1lb, not a disaster but not what you do in the first week of a plan!
But there was no plan.
Tomorrow I am making Slimming World 'KFC' style Chicken for dinner, tomorrow I am planning the weeks dinners.
Next week I am aiming for a 2lb loss, if you see me eating something that will not help please feel free to slap me!
I will plan and I will prepare and I have to otherwise I'll have to come back and write yet another post about being a bit rubbish!