Thanks guys - it goes to show that if you put in the effort you are rewarded with the results.
And yes Milkyway I have been extremely disciplined - you have to be to do this kind of diet.
But all up I feel great, my skin is smoother and clearer, I have loads more energy and I don't seem to get really bad PMS anymore. I guess I am a lot happier in myself and my appearance. Only last week I bought a pair of three quarter jeans to take to QLD and they were just fitting nicely - not the buggers are too big for me. Oh well those are the pitfalls of losing weight I guess.
Anyway I am so damn proud of myself and my mother in law - and I have already packed my shake to take away with me. But I am not going to be over strict. I believe that if I place too much emphasis on eating whilst I am away, then I am not going to have as much fun as I could. I am not going to go straight away and gorge myself on junk food or chocolate - but on the other hand, I am not going to be going "oh I can't eat that, or that, or we can't eat there because there is nothing I can eat". I think my family would leave me there!
I have decided that on the plane I am only going to eat what I deem is "decent" food. Like I am going to steer away from the breads, pastas but I am going to allow myself the small chocolate that they give you!!!!
I am also going to cut down my water intake whilst we are out and about. I tend to drink about 2.5 litres a day (which results in many and varied trips to the toilet!!). So the last thing I want to do is to keep running off to the toilets every 10 mins (what a holiday that would be hey!!). But failing that, I will still try to drink as much as I can (to compensate for some naughty treats that I know I am going to indulge in!!!)
My plan for when I am away is:
BREAKFAST: I will always have my shake in the mornings - it is quicker, easier and cheaper (4 x breakfasts = $$$)
SNACK: Fruit or maybe a small splurge
LUNCH: Shake again. I feel that we will always eat together at dinner time as a family, so I would rather save my "main" meal until we can do that.
SNACK: depends on where we are!
DINNER: I will aim to have at least chicken, fish and vegies/salad (no dressing) or even a stir fry if they have it. As long as it has the vegies that I am allowed to have - I will be happy!
Anyway I will say goodbye to you all tomorrow.
2008 - my year to be great!!