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I don't know what happened exactly. For two weeks I was going along nicely. I planned my meals, shopped to the plan, and ate to the plan. I exercised every single day for 14 days straight. I was feeling wonderful and positive and even a little bit thinner, even if I was eating celery sticks.
And then, I went to a party, had a few too many drinks, missed a training session, backed-up with an indulgent BBQ, came down with a virus for a few days and that was it. I never went back to the program. Every day I tried to motivate myself and every day I kept telling myself, "I will do it tomorrow".
Tomorrow never came (surprised?) so I am here to
All is not lost. I have increased my regular exercise to three times a week. I ticked two things off my 52in52 list - exercise every day for 2 weeks and go without coke zero for a month. I increased my protein load at lunchtime. This has meant that I haven't been as peckish in the afternoons, so haven't found myself eyeing off snacks while waiting at the train station at 5pm. Have you noticed that only fat people use vending machines? It is never the tall, leggy blonde, let me tell you that for nothing.
So I have made some positive changes this month. Only not enough of them. I reckon if I could stop myself eating M&Ms and drinking bundies while watching the Rugby World Cup matches, I might be reporting a better outcome right about now.
I really think the planning is the way to win the battle of the bulge (which probably explains why I fall short all the time). Planning and just keeping on keeping on. I am back on the wagon tomorrow (for real).
But it isn't all about me. How did you go with your weight loss challenge?