Well I decided to measure every week, even if it wasn't that accurate, because I figured over time if there the difference would show (because surely you can't loose/gain large amounts eg 5cm through inaccurate measuring).
Mostly I just wanted to come in and own up! I went out to dinner tonight and had Chinese... and boy, did I eat some Chinese! I forgot how big the meals were and ordered one each for boyfriend and myself when realisticly we should have just shared. I also had rice (I don't usually have carbs at dinner time) and everyone else we were eating with were big people and ordered two meals each so I ended up having a mouthful of everything!
When I used to diet I would just give up and not count on these kind of days. Well I am not going to let myself cop out! So here is everything I ate at dinner time (a whole 6000+kj and 70+ grams of fat):
One short soup (I was actually close to full after this! But somehow also managed to eat the rest)
One spring roll
Half a chicken omlette (that was my meal, I planned before we went out to only have chicken omlette and a non deep friend entree but I just couldn't help it!)
1.5 of those little bowls of rice
One little bowl singapore noodles
two pieces of deep fried, battered pork
Two little pieces of satay chicken (not deep fried)
One mouthful of peeking duck
Half a banana fritter and one small scoop of ice cream
an after dinner mint
I did only drink diet coke and water which so at least on the drinks side things weren't too bad!
My total for the day was around 8500kj. So I am borderline on gaining weight today. I am not going to beat myself up over it because I was close to or under my kj count every day last week and will try to be as good as possible for the rest of the week. I just need to recognise that I can't control myself in those sorts of 'buffet' food situations and try to avoid them!
PS - I don't really like the name 'tina' so have always discouraged people calling me that