well, we had our little 'sunday blowout' yesterday! hahaha nah i actually prefer to think of it as a day off, or a treat for being so good for the rest of the week. Nick and I went to his dads place for fathers day and had a big bbq lunch. It was really nice, but it made me miss my dad lots - he lives in QLD, this was the first fathers day since i moved down here, the first in years where I haven't seen him - but i gave him a call which was good
Anyway, we had steak, marinated chicken, potato bake, greek salad, the lot. It was so good. I didn't get through as much as i usually would though. Then we went to Nicks mums place for dinner and had roast lamb and roast vegies, which i can never resist! Follow that up with 'apple berry custard pudding' with ice cream - eeek - and it was definitely a big eating day. But I wasn't going to let it put me off, and I was straight back into my good habits today!!
I also weighed myself at Nicks mums place. I used to use those scales every week when we went around there, the last time I weighed myself on them, I was about 70kg (that was around the time Biggest Loser finished). I jumped onto them last night, after my big lunch feed, and was 65kg. Not too bad. I know I have put muscle on my legs, and that scales aren't always incredibly reliable, so I'm not trusting that number completely. I'm going to continue going by my measurements because I get a much better idea of how I'm doing from that! But yeah, just thought it would be interesting to see how a loss of 4cm from my waist, etc, translates on the scales.
Right now, I am so keen for an ice cream or soft drink or something, but I know I have to hold out. This weekend is going to be massive, we're spending the long weekend at a mates beachhouse and it's going to be a lot of drinking, BBQ and snacking. I've decided to drink malibu with Coke Zero, because (really surprisingly!!) malibu rates quite well on calorie king!! I love the stuff, so that's a plus! I'm going to be buying heaps of salad ingredients and I'm going to continue my Milo and So Good for brekky because it gives me heaps of energy and keeps me full til lunchtime, so I won't want to snack constantly! There'll be heaps of beach cricket/footy, swimming (providing the weather is decent!) and long walks! So it won't be too bad, you've gotta have fun and let go sometimes otherwise the healthy habits will seem more like a chore than actually doing something good for your health/body. I don't want to fall into that 'diet' trap where the frustration of being completely deprived of anything tasty starts to overshadow good results - that is just a fall-off-the-wagon-style-binge waiting to happen.
Anywho, I'm off to jump on the stepper and watch some telly to take my mind off the cravings!!