Came back from my weekend away and weighed in at 160.8lbs, i was 160.4 at my previous weekly weigh in, its ooooookay, not delighted with that but i cant say i didnt feel it was worth it! Weighed in today at 158, its mid week, i was just checking in to make sure that its shifting. Kind of nice to see its moving, i havent been that weight since my engagement party!
Lots of seafood and arabic mezzes and ofcourse the demon drink. Really lovely weekend. Bit hot so i dragged my husband to some aquariums which were utterly relaxing, we sat on the floor and just stared at the seafood..er i meant fish. I felt myself zoning out completely, the aquarium had a soothing track on throughout the building which was lovely.
Have been keeping to around 1000 calories for a few days to beat back dome of the weight gain during my mini breal and it does seemed to have worked phew.
I'm going home for a week soon and i'm a little bit concerned about abot having control over what i'm eating. I weigh, measure and log everything at the moment so am quite nervous about handing the control back over to family and friends. I obviously have some choice and am going to offer to cook some meals while i'm back so that i can get some low calorie options on the table.
I'm going to spend this week eyeballing portion sizes to get it fixed in my mind how much i should eat. I think because i weigh stuff i havent really learned how to make an educated guess through sight.
This sounds a bit mental but i am really tempted to take a portion bowl and my electronic kitchen scales with me. My inlaws are wonderful and understanding but i think i would feel quite embarrassed about it.
I might try doing some intuitive eating this week and see if thats an option for dealing with time away from my scales.
So those are the choices.
Figure out a way of easily gauging portion size with my hand/fist size or Take my scales which may not work cos lets face it i'm not going to start weighing everything my mother in law cooks, she'll think i broke my brain, or try intuitive eating.
I'm thinking realistically its going to be a mix between intuitive eating and portion size guesstimates.
It does make me worry that i will never be able to eat within reasonable bounds without weighing/measuring everything. Obviously thats not a problem right now, i'm still a chubster but it does concern me that if i dont start learning how to do it i may be stuck in a permanent rut of counting calories.
On another note, i'mreally craving butternut squash, imust, must buy some, thinking about roasting one and just eating it. Nom nom nom
Last edited by Sheena82; 07-16-2013 at 09:15 AM.